Core Energetics is a method of psychotherapy originated by psychiatrist John Pierrakos (1921-2001) that integrates body, mind and spirit. This method focuses on freeing the energetic blocks and defenses people develop from childhood into adulthood that hold a person back from their true potential and authentic self.
Core Energetics works with our bodies to identify, reveal and break through the hidden, blocked energy that prohibits us from feeling our own full vitality. People who have experienced Core Energetics report being able to finally make a deeper commitment to their lives, a freedom in their creativity and sexuality and fuller and more satisfying relationships.
Current neurological research strongly recommends that any treatment for trauma requires focus on helping the body as well as the mind to heal. We find that working with the body, mind and spirit also dramatically helps with depression, anxiety disorders, sexual dysfunction, dependency, addictions, chronic muscle pain, etc. Core Energetics does not stop at just symptom relief, but works to change deeply rooted beliefs that strongly affect a person’s reactions and behavior.
Working within the Core Energetics Model, a person develops a more authentic sense of one’s self, a clearer ability to identify and express their feelings and a stronger sense of ethics and morality. People learn to see the consequences of their behavior and practice self responsibility, directed by their love and truth.
This method is applied in individual therapy as well as working with couples, families and group.