What is Integrative body psychotherapy?

What is Integrative body psychotherapy?

Integrative Body Psychotherapy (IBP) is a type of therapy that combines body-centered approaches with traditional talk therapy. It is based on the belief that the body, mind, emotions, and spirit are all interconnected and that emotional healing and personal growth can be achieved by addressing these aspects of the self.

IBP incorporates elements of various therapeutic modalities, including psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, and somatic approaches. This integrative approach allows the therapist to tailor the treatment to the individual needs of each client.

In IBP, the therapist works with the client to explore and understand the underlying emotional and psychological issues that may be causing distress. The therapist may use techniques such as mindfulness, breathwork, movement, and touch to help the client connect with and release emotions that may be stored in the body.

The goal of IBP is to help clients develop a greater awareness of their emotional and physical experiences, increase their capacity for self-regulation and self-acceptance, and ultimately, improve their overall well-being.

​Shervan K Shahhian

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