3 results for tag: Gerda Boyesen

Just Don’t Tell Me To Grow Roots

Reflections on grounding, first published in the Journal of the Biodynamic Massage Therapists Summer 2019 ISDN 1461-3743 How the vasomotoric cycle, the inner-seasons and the pelvis helped me to ground myself Bloody grounding. I’ve struggled with it all my life: falling over, shaky-kneed, over-excited, too much, too heady. I feel I am highly qualified to write about grounding because it’s not been an easy journey. Just the invitation to ground myself through my feet sends me off, shooting up to my head and ungrounding me.  Grounding is out of fashion Looking at mainstream culture, it seems that grounding is out of ...

Gerda Boyesen Article in Massage World

I have always been very lucky with my teachers and it was an enormous privilege to have been taught Biodynamic massage and psychotherapy by Gerda Boyesen at the Boyesen Institute in Acton.  It is tough for visionary women to achieve their goals, whatever field they work in and the world of psychotherapy is no different. She pioneered mind - body and energy work in the 1960's and 70's and yet comparatively few people know about her influence now, so it was a great project for me to write about Gerda  for Massage World Magazine. You can read the article as a download by pressing the button below.  

Mindful Massage

I am delighted that Massage World magazine has published my article 'Mindful Massage' in their spring edition. It's an exploration of how 'being' more and 'doing' less can create a more powerful massage treatment for the client, and greater ease for the therapist. If you're more interested in learning how Biodynamic cycles can inform your practice , it was published in Massage Magazine July 2014. You can read the article below.