The Spirit of Radix Bodywork
Radix is a form of psychotherapeutic bodywork designed to deepen your experience of living. By focusing on your body, Radix Practioners:
assist in opening the flow of emotions
can help you discover your core self
assist in deepening contact with yourself and others
simple physical exercises
minor touch (but only if it is something that you are comfortable with doing)
work with the eyes as a point ot contact with ourselves and others
You will need to discuss your comfort level and boundaries with your Radix Practioner.
One componant of Radix work that differs from many other somatic practices, is Our eyes are a point of contact with ourselves and others. By using the eyes to deepen contact with ourselves and others, emotions are allowed to flow more freely from the body.
For myself, I chose to begin my own Radix work because I had done years of traditional psychotherapy and had hit a wall. I knew that I had more work to do, but traditional talk therapy had not taken me to real connection with myself. Radix did that for me.
That said, psychotherapuetic bodywork is not for everyone.
It can provoke deep and long hidden emotions. While many of us can tolerate this level of work, others of us find it too disturbing.
On the other hand, it can also allow you to experience life with a profound sense of yourself and open you to an experience of living which was not available to you before.
Radix Bodywork, like most psychotherapies, is not without risk.
Some of the risks are:
It will likely change how you perceive yourself and others.
You may no longer find your current relationships and life work satisfying.
You may experience a deep sense of loss as you let go of your old self and take on a new sense of yourself.
You may discover things about yourself and others that you are not comfortable.
You may feel things that you had no idea existed, and that are intensely painful and frightening.
If you decide to try Radix Bodywork, and you are currently in therapy, discuss it with your therapist before you do so.
If you have questions about the process or want to locate a Radix Practioner in your area, use the link to the Radix Institute's home page below. Or, email me:firstname.lastname@example.org
I can tell you from my experience, both personally and professionally, life can improve dramatically from the introduction of Radix Bodywork into your personal growth work. It's not for everyone, but if you are willing to take the risk, it can be a profoundly moving experience.