The organic body
Sometimes I wonder if our modern obsession with 'organ-ic' food is not a symbol of our deep longing to reconnect with the magnificence of our bodies, the organs that are formed in miraculous ways to support our life here on earth. We have grown to think that the body is a mere functional 'thing' - a soulless piece of matter that we use to live the kind of life we want. What if our body and its organs were much more than that? What if the miracle that is each organ holds qualities beyond our imaginings? And what if, when our organs are being obstructed with blockages and numbness, a part of us is also blocked to experience life? Or worse, it turns against the body and its functions. Carl Jung has said this many times about powerful energy in the psyche; if it is neglected and rejected for a long period of time, it will turn against us. In what way do we think our body is separate from that? And after such a long and deep conditioning of the condemnation of the flesh and the soullessness of matter and the earth, do we know how to relate to our body and our organs? Can we free our bodies from eons of forgetfulness of its sacred nature?
1.relating to or derived from living matter.
My specialisation and interest as a Jungian Analyst is to reconnect body and soul, psyche and soma. I do this research within the Jungian and Mythological framework and finding the deep connection between psyche, myth and the body through various ancient Tao and Tibetan school of practices with the ‘pulses’ in the body.
In my practice I help the client to both connect to the body, the subtle body and the deep psyche through working with both dreams and the body. Either modality can be worked with separately as well.
Body Pulsework: Tibetan Pulsing and life pulse massage
I offer sessions in Pulsework as result of my training in Tibetan Pulsing. I also use other modalities from the Tao where we work with the different Pulses in your body as taught by Mantak Chia and Aisha Sieburth in Life Pulse Massage. The pulse both works the bloodflow and detoxification of the organs on a very physical level. But awakaning the pulses bring harmony and life-force, chi or Shakti, into forgotten and numbed centres in our body. When the pulse awakens, the body comes alive and the bloodflow and the pulse can do the work within the body and bring healing and nourishment in a natural way.
Within the methodology of the Tibetan Pulsing School we work with the electricity of the body, and the bioelectric circuitry of each organ to help the organs relax on a deep level and to release any blockages and allow them to slowly come into their true nature, and their deeper essence. Whereas with the Life Pulse Massage we focus more on the physical function of the pulse, the deep release of blockages in the veins and the fascia around the organs.
We can look at any physical complaints you have and this will also be taken into consideration when deciding what modality and organ to focus on.
Re-awakaning the bio-electricity of the body
In order to dissolve those blockages we combine our bio-electrical energy (life-force) with the 'pulsebeat' of our heart in a meditative way. The positive energy of the field of the heart neutralizes negative energy through a deep relaxation.
Blockages in the body and circuitry are like little unknown, dark corners of the house. Where little light has been present and the dust has settled over millenia. One way to bring consciousness (energy, light) to an area, is to bring an electrical current to that area. Connecting certain points on the body, feeling the 'pulsebeat' and using sound which stimulates electricity, positive electrical current flow runs through our nervous system, discharging areas of pain and suffering. A deep relaxation occurs bringing with it silence and deep meditative states.
The technique is a gentle continuous touch of the 'pulsebeat' on specific points on the body transmitting a magnetic flow of energy to the affected areas and they start pulsating. This is very subtle work with long lasting deep effects.
pricing and location
Sessions are given in Amsterdam where I hold practice in the lovely Jordaan area - on Brouwersgracht 270A.
Costs are 65,- euro for 1 hour. For a combination of Tibetan Pulsing and Life Pulse massage (a deep awakening of the major pulses of the body) you can choose a 1.5 hour session for 90,- euro.
What happens during a session?
A Pulsework session can begin with either an eye diagnosis (Iridology) or a questionnaire, depending on the amount of time you have booked (1 or 1.5 hours). You may share what organs you would like to focus on and the practitioner also asks questions to find out what is happening in the moment and if the person has had operations in the past, as the Pulsework is very good for clearing bodily trauma from operations. Each circuit in the eye shows the psychological, emotional and physical markings the person has. For example, if the person has a mark in the bladder, this would signify that the person is probably suffering some form of stress or control issues. If there is a marking in the hara, the person may have had issues with anger and/or authority figures.
Once an energy circuit has been selected to receive treatment, the client lies down and relaxes. Specific music is chosen to resonate the particular energy circuit being treated. The practitioner holds specific energy points relating to the selected circuit, and starts pulsing and flooding the area with vital energy.
A Pulsework session can be used to still the mind and drop into silence and deep states op meditation as it can give the receptive a feeling of deep inner stillness. But a Pulsework session can also serve as a deep relaxation of bodyparts, a discharge of stress, anxiety or tension and you can come back from the session feeling deeply revitalised.