WElcome to
Radix Health Michigan

-Richard Keith

Certified Radix® Practitioner & Personal Life Coach

How I can Help You Discover & Forge Your Own Path?

Radix® Bodywork

RADIX is a body-centered holistic approach that works with the body, mind and emotions to achieve healing and to develop the capacity to engage fully with life. “Radix” is the fundamental energy or life force that moves, pulsates and finds form in each of us. Freeing the flow of radix brings aliveness, insight, self awareness, discovery, resolution and acceptance as well as an integrated way to approach life.

There are a variety of methods used within the work to address these themes, including movement, visualization and intentional touch. Yet a trained practitioner can effect change and growth during a verbal interchange when his or her interventions are guided by an understanding of the Radix process in the individual.

As a Life Coach Counselor and Radix Practitioner...

I help to facilitate an integrated approach to emotional health and  toward one’s ability to live fully in the world. My goal as a practitioner is to create a supportive environment in which an individual who works with me can explore their emotional needs and overcome barriers that limit their full potential.

I approach every client with an open-minded approach to their wellness, while considering their work life, family traditions, cultural roots, spiritual beliefs, gender and sexual identity.  I offer sessions for individuals and group work as well.

Helping You Achieve Life Success

 

Realize your Full  Potential.

Be More Alive.

 

Radix is a regulatory approach both in theory and practice.
Our primary focus is working with the pulsation of the life force in the body/mind. In a practical sense, Radix practitioners focus on the many subtle ways that clients interrupt this pulsation in feeling, thinking and behavior, either by becoming more rigid or by going into chaos. In particular Radix practitioners are skilled in emotional regulation; they understand the long range health benefits of facilitating either
emotional expression or containment.

 

Learn to think more clearly and feel more fully!

 

Experience and learn the building blocks of Self-Esteem

 

Learn to respond to your higher, more grounded self

 

Discover how the capacity for resolution is the building block for better, long lasting relationships

 

Pulsation

The flow of the radix is the basis for all other Radix concepts. As a Radix practitioner I am always observing and working with this energetic flow…

Relationships

Understanding Interpersonal Relationships is achieved with a self understanding of our Core Feelings: Anger and Love, Pain and Pleasure, Fear and Trust…

Self - Esteem and Anxiety

Many people who experience low self-esteem experience anxiety, especially social anxiety. Frequently, this is a consequence of the social evaluative aspect of self-esteem…

Feeling and Purpose

In establishing future goals, we are
often confronted not only with external challenges, but with internal blocks and
resistence to change and/or to take necessary risks.

Who is Radix For?
Why a Somatic approach?

The effects of receiving somatic bodywork can aid individuals in coping with and managing anxiety and depression. When emotions are left unresolved over long periods of time, or when they result from a particularly stressful or traumatic event, they can become causes of illness. Unresolved emotions can also result from an imbalanced flow of energy, as well as lead to an ongoing imbalance.

Whats the Benefit of Regular Radix Work?

Receiving regular Radix® bodywork restores the healthy flow of energy, providing balance to the body and mind.
Research has repeatedly shown significant decreases in levels of anxiety and depression in individuals receiving regular bodywork. In these studies, decreased levels of anxiety and depression persisted for weeks following the sessions.

Is this Approach Effective in Enhancing my Life?

An effective approach frees energy in the body and brings emotional and cognitive resolution.  In the long-term, this may result in greater relaxation, decreased heart rate, lowered blood pressure, stress reduction, and increased energy. Moreover, the calming effects of a session are highly beneficial to people in states of duress.

What Signs will Show Me My Life is Getting Better?

By providing a space to improve our boundaries, express deep emotions, expand our sense of self and let go of life’s worries, we reconnect with breath and body. The Radix approach can help you return to a grounded state when anxiety arises. In doing so, receiving regular bodywork helps to counteract the damaging physiological effects of stress, anxiety, and depression on the body and, most importantly, helps prevent these states from occurring.

Why is Breath and Respiration so Important?

Respiration is very closely linked with a person’s state of being and one’s ability to express oneself.  In Radix training, we learn how to observe the different strokes of the breath, the inhale and the exhale and how to develop a flow between them.  You learn how to observe the breath in different segments of the body and how to encourage a full body breath pulsation which can substantially reduce the general experience of confusion or ambivalent feeling states.

Why Do We Emphasis Vision Work in Radix?

You also learn how the eye pulsation is so central for developing both emotional expression and containment and the fundamental role the eyes play in the process of dissociation.  It is amazing how much working with the eyes can begin to heal trauma and abuse issues.

Radix: An Educational Approach to Health and Wellbeing

Radix was developed in the early 1970’s by Dr. Charles Kelley, Ph.D, who believed that the most empowering change model is an educational one where the therapist/practitioner is a resource person facilitating the growth and healing of the client. This philosophy still underpins the Radix training program and the practice of Radix.   http://radix.org

Testimonials

“After coming out of a session, I felt lighter, free and comfortable in my body without loosing myself in some activity. It felt good to just be myself in my own body.”
– Denise S.

“For the first time I felt, as a man, it was OK to feel my fear and vulnerability and my strength in one session.” – John P.

“For a long time I realized I felt unlovable, I also realized, by accepting my feelings and how I learned to shut them down kept me me from opening up and pay attention to my own emotions.”      – Ellen T.

Online Resources and Radix Group Information

A Powerful Guide to Self-Esteem

Order this definitive work on Self-Esteem by Nathaniel Branden, a pioneer in the field.
There is overwhelming evidence that the higher the level of self-esteem, the more likely one will be to treat others with respect, kindness, and generosity.
– NB

My Incredible Talking Body: Learning to Be Calm.

By cultivating mindfulness of the body’s signals about feelings, this book encourages acceptance of all types of emotions and helps kids identify various tools and strategies for staying calm as well as being able to self manage anxiety.

Radix® Groups and Workshops

A distinguishing feature of Radix work is that it may be done not only in individual sessions, but also in workshops, classes, and groups.

Go to the link to find out about Groups and workshops that are available to attend.

Find Your Balance. Set Your Goals. Take A Challenge. Reward Yourself.

WHY TOUCH: “There is an ancient longing wired in us as infants to be seen, to be felt, and to have our surging, somatic-emotional world validated by another. When our subjective experience is empathically held, contained, and allowed, we come to a natural place of rest.”
– Andrea Roth

WORKING WITH TRAUMA:  “When you’re traumatized you’re afraid of what you’re feeling, because your feeling is always terror, or fear or helplessness. Body-based techniques help you feel what’s happening in your body, and to breathe into it and not run away from it. So you learn to befriend your experience.”  – Bessel van der Kolk, MD Clinical psychiatrist and World’s leading trauma expert Author of The Body Keeps the Score

INCREASED AWARENESS: “If we can share our story with someone who responds with empathy and understanding, shame can’t survive.”
– Brené Brown Daring Greatly

Start Forging Your Own Path Today!