Core Energetics focuses upon the life force and considers energy to be the basic building block of human life. To work with energy, Core Energetic therapists employ movement in the session. Like a mosaic in motion, therapist and client move in relationship to each other, often engaged in physical exercises in tandem. Both are on their feet for much of the session, involved in cathartic release, grounding exercises, charging and discharging, and procedures to produce vibratory motion in the body.
Clients learn to use their sensory modalities to experience the distinction between blocked energy and energetic streamings. The return of a natural flow to the body enables them to become aware of forces beyond themselves, to feel fully alive, to experience potency and assertiveness, to explore their sexuality, to improve their physical health, to love others, and to free themselves from undesirable ways of being and dysfunctional behavior patterns.
John Pierrakos posits that every living substance pulsates with energy: cells, organs, and muscles expand with pleasure and contract with pain. Health, both mental and physical, is dependent upon energy flowing throughout the organism. People have an energetic field, called the aura, around their bodies. When the aura portrays stagnant energy due to contractions and fear of movement, disease processes may follow.
This topic will be continued in my next post, “The Core Energetic Therapy Process.”