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
“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.