Helping You Find a Deeper Sense of Life and Fulfillment
Learn how we block emotions and how we can learn to unblock them in a supportive environment
We learn to control the flow of our life energy to block the awareness and expression of emotions. Radix work helps free these blocks so that the energy pulsates freely. With this freedom comes an ability to know what one is feeling and to express it or contain it as appropriate.
For some people blocking this flow can be more difficult. People can feel overwhelmed by their emotions or feel there is no separation between themselves and others. Radix can assist people to become conscious of these processes so they can control the flow of the radix, containing emotions, building healthy boundaries or assisting people to be firmly grounded in life.
How do we Integrate Radix® Feeling Work and Self-Esteem Based Life Coaching?
Expanding Our Capacity for Boundaries and Containment.
The degree to which we can express ourselves and participate in the world in a fulfilling way is affected by our sense of a ‘boundary ‘between us and the rest of the world, including the people around us. Although there are times when we want to merge with others, for example in intimate sexual encounters, most of the time it is beneficial to our functioning to have a boundary, a sense of where we end and another starts. This can be true emotionally, physically, psychologically or spiritually.
Similarly, sometimes we judge it appropriate to express our feelings. At other times, we need to contain them. When we contain them we acknowledge the experience but choose not to act on or express the feelings. This is a very conscious process, in contrast to repression, which is unconscious.
Understanding the Six Pillars of Self-Esteem as an Integrative Tool.
The root of our need for self-esteem is the need for a consciousness to learn to trust itself. And the root of the need to learn such trust is the fact that consciousness is volitional: we have the choice to think or not to think. We control the switch that turns consciousness brighter or dimmer. We are not rational – that is, reality-focused – automatically. This means that whether we learn to operate our mind in such a way as to make ourselves appropriate to life is ultimately a function of our choices. Do we strive for consciousness or for its opposite? For rationality or its opposite? For coherence and clarity or their opposite? For truth or its opposite? – Nathaniel Branden
Benefits of Mind/Body Integration
A great deal of emphasis in Radix bodywork is on teaching you to observe and work with bodily processes. However, a significant goal of the work is to integrate the body and mind or rather thinking, feeling and behavior. The specific principles of how this is conveyed in each individual session or group experience… with some of us, this is achieved by developing and building the on, our experience of our body as a container. At another time this will be achieved by facilitating emotional expression or experience. At all times, we work tward congruence, a working partnership, between the body and the mind. They are different expressions of the same radix substratum.
What About Emotional Experience and Expression?
You will notice, I hope, that nowhere in this description of the goals of Radix is there mention of discharge of emotions or emotional release or emotional work as a primary goal of our work. Radix training teaches you to work with emotional experience and expression better than any other therapy that I have encountered. However, emotional expression and release is not a primary goal of the work.
For clients to become more conscious of what they do, think and feel, and for them to truly engage with life with a sense of choice and body-mind integration, most need to focus, at some stage, on what they think and do with their emotions. In our society, the importance of emotions for fulfilled and functional living is still so poorly understood. This is why in order to achieve the above goals, we as Radix teachers often find ourselves working with clients on emotional issues and helping them obtain this knowing. So a large part of Radix training focuses on how to work effectively with emotions. However this is to achieve the larger goals of consciousness, aliveness, choice and integration.
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, and sexual identity. I offer sessions for individuals and group work as well.