On this page: 

  • Biodynamic Body Psychotherapy
  • Biodynamic Massage
  • Reiki Healing
  • Psycho-peristalsis & the stethoscope
  • What to expect from a session
  • Fees
  • Staff Discount Schemes
  • about Hartmut Wuebbeler
  • video link

Energy Awareness & Self-Care Workshops (CPD)

New Biodynamic Massage training course starting April 2012 (see www.LSBP.org.uk)

FREE Open Evening at LSBP 11 April 2013

Introductory workshops and taster days 

Introduction to learning biodynamic massage

Therapeutic Listening Skills and Embodied Speech workshops

 

Biodynamic Massage &                                              Biodynamic Body Psychotherapy 

A truly holistic approach to support health and well-being, physically as well as emotionally and mentally.

SEE THE ARTICLE titled "Balancing Act" in "PSYCHOLOGIES" MAGAZINE,

IN THE DECEMBER 2011 ISSUE; page 141

 

HARTMUT  WUEBBELER

short video at:   http://www.youtube.com/v/4Du1WKQraKY?version=3

 

Biodynamic Massage is designed to help us literally digest our stress, not just in our minds but also in our bodies (Gerda Boyesen's theory of the 'psycho-peristalsis' of the intestines - our body's natural self-regulation). We may use a stethoscope during the massage to monitor the sounds the intestines produce - a form of bio-feedback that gives us an additional layer of information how the whole organism is changing to a state of relaxation and recuperation.

In Biodynamic Massage we use different techniques and levels of touch to suit each person's needs and body type. Sessions are deeply relaxing and enjoyable. A course of weekly sessions can help support and strengthen the self-regulation and in turn allows us to deal with pressured or stressful situations better. Physical ailments, aches and pains, RSI, headache and other bodily symptoms can also be helped in many people. But of course even a one-off session can lead to deep relaxation, symptom relief and recuperation from a tiring day or week.

In Biodynamic Body Psychotherapy we work with talking - what people usually expect from psychotherapy and counselling - but also with physical sensations, images, movement and touch as appropriate for each individual client. We cannot leave the body out of psychotherapy, because every emotion is a complex physiological event in the body as well as in the mind.

Accumulated stress can play havoc with our minds as well as with our bodies. Every emotion is a complex physiological event in the body. Therefore emotions will always be experienced in the body as well as in the mind.

How long does a session last and how often do I need to come?

Typically a session lasts for 50 minutes and clients come for regular weekly appointments.  However, if this is not possible for any reason, some clients come for fortnightly sessions, either for 50 minutes or for a longer session.  And of course you will also benefit from the occasional 'one off' session.

Occasionally clients come for so-called 'block therapy', if they don't have a therapist in reasonable travelling distance, or when they live abroad.  This very intensive work involves two sessions per day for five to ten days. We will discuss whether this is an appropriate option for you at this time.

Do I need to undress? 

Usually clients undress to their underwear and bra, being covered with a blanket, but as we don't use oils, we can work through thin clothing such as leggings and a T-shirt. The most important thing is that you feel comfortable and can relax.  And there is no messy hair and clothing, either.

Fees

I operate a sliding scale from £45.00 to £75.00 per session.  We will discuss this to establish where you feel you fit on the scale. I also have a limited number of low-fee places for people on benefits or very low income who cannot afford the usual fees (please enquire).

I am registered with a number of health insurance companies as a therapy provider.  If you have private health insurance, please get in touch to find out whether your policy may cover your therapy.

If you would like to explore whether Biodynamic Psychotherapy or Biodynamic Massage may be a good option for you, I'm happy to speak on the phone, or to meet in person for an initial discussion, which is free of charge.

 

Staff Discount Scheme.      If you are working for a company or organisation that would be interested in setting up a staff discount scheme, please get in touch to discuss the options. 

Reiki Healing

I am also trained in and available for Reiki Healing, a gentle form of 'energy healing' which some people find very helpful for their sense of well-being and relaxation.  Please enquire about further details.

 

HARTMUT  WUEBBELER                                                    Dipl.-Biol., M.Sc., D.I.C., MTI, MLSBP, UKCP registered body psychotherapist

I am a fully qualified Biodynamic Body Psychotherapist and registered with the London School of Biodynamic Psychotherapy (LSBP) as well as the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).

I work in private practice in London and teach both in London and abroad.

I studied Biology in Germany (Dipl.-Biol., University of Tuebingen) and Finland, before coming to London to complete a post-graduate Master of Science degree at Imperial College, University of London (M.Sc. and D.I.C.).

During my work as a research scientist, I developed an interest in complementary health care and psychology. I had trained in a range of therapies such as holistic massage, Indian head massage, aromatherapy and healing, as well as dance, movement and physical theatre, before I came across the work of Gerda Boyesen, the lady who developed Biodynamic Body Psychotherapy including the biodynamic body work and massage.

I trained for five years at the Gerda Boyesen Centre in London in the nineties, and have been working with the London School of Biodynamic Psychotherapy (LSBP), the successor to the Gerda Boyesen Centre, since 2000. I am a staff member of LSBP as one of the trainers on the professional training course.  Previously I also worked as an assistant trainer on the professional  Diploma course in Biodynamic Psychotherapy for four years.  I was the supervisor of the LSBP student clinic for four years, where advanced students and trainee psychotherapists offer biodynamic psychotherapy and biodynamic massage to the public.

As part of my training I completed a psychiatric placement on a locked ward for women with autistic spectrum disorder and other mental health as well as physical health problems, including challenging behaviour. Together with a colleague we gave 'biodynamic input' for patients and staff - an experience that greatly challenged and stretched us, and which ultimately was very rewarding. We presented our work - which was supervised by Professor Sheila Hollins, Dr. Valerie Sinason and Deborah Evans-Stickland - at the IASSID World Congress in Montpellier, France, June 2004 (IASSID - International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disabilities).