to need-based Body-Trauma-Psychotherapy in self-awareness practice - without medication.

> As female doctor and therapist I do not work for legal insurances, but in private practice. The therapy guidelines of legal insurances are obsolete. Patients are denied access to deeply effective body psychotherapy methods for decades, from it their gained lifetime; apart from doctor's neglected and therapeutic touch. Private insurances and grants may cover my fees or patients pay self. After rigorous medical school, good time as clinical assistant and with family, freedom called to shape my new professional profile. My curiosity to learn wanted space and showed me directions out into the world and still does. 
> As native of the Hanseatic town of Hamburg, I inhaled the scent of the big, wide world from early on and experienced other cultures. My father knew what made me happy. He would drive us through the free port whenever possible; one of his friends even was a captain. Freighters from far away countries quickened my curiosity. 
> As frequent traveller, I meanwhile bring home some New/Old from world's medicine and the healing arts. I weigh up: What will complement my work? What will help on my patients? From California a therapy method with German roots 1 and, a textbook I translated 2; old knowledge/wisdom from the Andes, Chile, the Amazon for modern times 3; quantum physics from the light body 4; contacts with people. It's healthy and healing to learn and integrate - a true, fresh elixir of life. Our lifetime offers groundbreaking novelties. It is up to us to use the precious freight. My path took course from psychiatry to body-trauma-psychotherapy. Life is transformation. My senses learned to observe the bodies connections and take up the treatment from there.
> As trauma therapist I care for a well-supported ethical process from self-regulation to healing. This website gives you a lot of information. The texts can assist you to better understand your own dynamic therapy experiences.
Deep understanding comes from moments of lived experiences in one's own embodiment - in movement, dissolution and transformation of PAIN in E-MOTION and E-MOTION in PAIN. In team work with you, possibly your social environment, change will happen - TRAUMA HEALING CALLS FOR COMMUNITY.

Dedication to our daughter: She carries traumatic experiences with and from her parents to the degree as they (still) carry them - may my work serve partners, parents, children and families. 

There is more to healing than in medicine:

  • The healing art of touch. 1
  • The dynamic of the nervous system and their interactions. 2 
  • The healing through archetypes (Carl Jung) and modern energy medicine of the chakras (neural networks). 3

Insights into trauma, evolution and overall health are of great importance to the art of healing and science.
They are usually not recognised in the health care system - traumatised individuals dramatically lack adequate care!
> "World reports on violence and health" - WHO (World Health Organisation), 2002/2014. 1


The difference to conventional medicine lies in the handling of forgotten or unknown procedures for healing: 

  • Rosen Method bodywork will be the impeccable foundation for a therapeutic healing process. 
  • Heart rate variability informs us about the autonomous regulatory complexity of the body.
    Clinical diagnostic with clarity and safety in the treatment of trauma shows itself -
  • Shamanic energy medicine as I have learned it in Chile (300 hrs) - 
  • Glutathione infusions for strong fatigue help to balance the nervous system -

 Those in search for answers to diagnoses or regulatory imbalances come to see me - such as:

     depression - panic attack - irregular heartbeat - cancer - anaesthesia - miscarriage

                 abuse - anxieties - despair - trauma - speechless emotional state

             distress - sleeplessness  - migraine - fatigue - cry babys - slipped disc

                    loss - surgery - rape - posttraumatic stress disorder - pain

                      bullying - asthma - high blood pressure - cheerlessness

                      grief - personal experience -  indigestion - birth stress 

                adverse childhood experience - loss of attachment - violence

                        and: aftermaths/side effects of medical procedures 

An individual treatment concept will develop from (example):

  • Talk
  • Insight into the autonomous nervous system
  • Touch in embodied self-awareness
  • Breath work
  • Shamanic energy medicine
  • Movement formation

The interaction of the whole creates healing.

From Molecules of Emotions, by Candice B. Pert, p.273-274, Simon & Schuster UK, 1999

"My research has shown me that when emotions are expressed - which is to say that the biochemicals that are the substrate of emotion are flowing freely - all systems are united and made whole. When emotions are repressed, denied, not allowed to be whatever they may be, our network pathways get blocked, stopping the flow of the vital feel-good, unifying chemicals that run both our biology and our behavior. This, I believe, is the state of unhealed feeling we want so desperately to escape from. Drugs, legal and illegal, are further interrupting the many feedback loops that allow the psychosomatic network to function in a natural, balanced way, and therefore setting up conditions for somatic as well as mental disorders."   

                         - Thoughts unfold from the Soul - from Body Sense to Cognition -

Your Life in My Hands - A Junior Doctor's Story, by Rachel Clarke, p.200, Metro Books, 2017:

"...combined medical rigour with remarkable gentleness. ...he unfolded their hands in. both of his, seemingly in order to comfort and connect with them ... and discussed their illness. ... with that simple human touch, he was simultaneously taking their pulse, assessing their hydration states,scanning their hands for clues of illness, and appraising whether their were sick or well. ... he was covertly diagnosing them. Hard, effective medicine cloaked in gentle humanity."

The denial of signals from embodied self-awareness in therapy, treatments and life itself has serious consequences. Mainstream medicine recognizes pathology or illness - no functional or regulatory failure.
The existence of the latter, precursor of the former, is forgotten.
Direct work with the body captures and treats all forms mentioned above! Pathology is not that important.
Instead, it is the relation one has to oneself in the body.

The movable artwork above, small windows, associates with the somatic process of Rosen Method:
Traumatized muscles, fascia, joints are stuck in chronic neural tension within the autonomous nervous system.

Slowly, the body may come loose of emotional freeze. It takes and gets:

  • Contact of hands with listening-holding touch - inviting
  • Breath movements - receiving
  • Evocative, respectful language - attending
  • Non-verbal expression / memory in embodied self-awareness - forming
  • New insights - emerging
  • Consciousness - unfolding

Strenuous symptoms lose power during the therapy process. 
The experienced body sense transforms via emotion into moved-felt insight - chart > diaphragm, > references.

In remembrance of: Rosen Method Center Southwest, NM, USA - watch for the hands & breath

Appointments & Continuing Education

There are various treatment options depending on personal situations or place of residence:

  • Intensive treatment with accommodation in a holiday home is an option, which proved well for acute states and long journey. The Odenwald is a region of high recreational quality.
  • A slow start for chronic states or inexperience with embodied self-awareness.
  • Either way, an individual setting will emerge.

Appointments with further information and office closing times > contact.

Continuing Education - "Embodiment in Trauma, Life & Motion"
> Embodiment

Cooperative Case Review in Embodied Self-Awareness > Supervisions

Informative meetings can be booked, internationally upon request - see contact form

© Helmi Boese | last update: Wednesday, 27.02.2019