“Until you make the unconscious conscious,
it will direct your life and you will call it fate.”
― C.G. Jung
Core Energetics is a holistic approach to personal growth and transformation that integrates the physical, emotional, and spiritual dimensions of an individual. Rooted in the principles of psychology, bioenergetics, bodywork, and energy dynamics, Core Energetics explores the interplay between the conscious and unconscious aspects of the self.
Core Energetics is a unique person-centered somatic approach to personal growth and transformation that integrates the physical, emotional, and spiritual dimensions of an individual, as well as the interconnectedness of these elements. Rooted in the principles of (energy) psychology, bioenergetics, psychoanalysis, bodywork, somatics, consciousness energy dynamics, and the works of Carl Jung, John and Eva Pierrakos, and Wilhelm Reich, Core Energetics explores the interweaving of the conscious and unconscious aspects of the self. The process involves identifying and unraveling defense mechanisms, such as the persona or "Mask," to reveal authentic emotions and hidden potentials. Through a combination of therapeutic techniques, individuals engage in a profound journey of self-discovery, addressing unresolved traumas stored in the body and working towards the integration of their shadow aspects. The ultimate goal of Core Energetics is to achieve a harmonious and balanced state of being, fostering a deeper connection with one's true self and a more authentic expression and flow of life force energy.
Core states that the body and the mind are inseparable, and in order to heal from our past, we need to journey deeper within the body-mind. Available to us at any given moment is the wisdom of our bodies, but it is not uncommon to forget how to listen/honor the messages that our bodies are giving us--no matter how loud or quiet they are. Through the use of various embodiment techniques, including movement, breathwork, dialogue, role play, vocalizing, yoga postures, grounding exercises, vocalization/vocal expression, posturing, physical movement, dance, yoga, touch, and body-centered awareness, Core aims to identify and release emotional blocks and patterns stored in the body and one's energy centers or energy field. Rather than suppressing the shadow, the Core process encourages individuals to confront and transform limiting beliefs, old stories, trauma, and challenging emotions, ultimately enabling them to live more authentically and align with their true selves. Those who engage in Core Energetics work are interested in what driving factors lie beneath the surface of their immediate experience. This work operates off of the belief that the subconscious mind will always run the show unless we are ready to consciously face what is lying underneath.
Core provides a safe container that will not only provide support in discharging unprocessed trauma and emotions that were unable to be fully experienced at the time of the incident(s), but will also empower you to find the answers within your own body to help you to create and embody the life that you aspire to live.
How Can Core Transform my Life?
Core Energetics addresses the interconnectedness of the body, mind, and spirit, promoting a holistic sense of well-being from a whole-person POV.
Core Energetics combines psychological insights with somatic (body-centered) practices, encouraging the integration of mental and physical aspects for a more cohesive self.
Core facilitates trauma integration by employing body-centered techniques that release and transform stored traumatic energy, allowing individuals to reconnect with their bodies, process emotions, and achieve a more integrated and empowered state of being.
The process facilitates a deep exploration of one's authentic self, allowing individuals to understand and embrace different aspects of their personality, including the shadow.
Mindful Awareness & Presence
The incorporation of mindful movement, breathwork, and body-centered practices provides tools for individuals to stay present and grounded in their daily lives.
Self-Acceptance & Reclamation of Parts
Core assists you in building a relationship with all of your "selves" so that they can be more peacefully and healthily explored and integrated into your life. Core insists on reclaiming parts of the self that have been lost via trauma. Many practices would consider this a process of Soul Retrieval.
Inner Child Healing
Core addresses both the psychological and somatic dimensions of past wounds. Through guided exploration and somatic experiences, individuals engage with their inner child aspects, acknowledging and expressing repressed emotions and unmet needs. Exercises can help clients to reconnect with their younger selves, fostering self-compassion and understanding. By integrating the inner child into the present self, Core Energetics facilitates healing, allowing individuals to release outdated coping mechanisms, rewrite limiting beliefs, and cultivate a more nurturing and empowered relationship with themselves. This process promotes emotional resilience, self-love, and a deeper sense of wholeness.
Individuals can release stored traumatic energy, allowing them to reconnect with their bodies in a safe and empowering way. Core can provide avenues for expressing and processing the emotions associated with sexual trauma. The integration of the body-mind connection in Core Energetics facilitates a transformative journey, promoting healing, self-empowerment, and the establishment of healthy boundaries, ultimately supporting survivors in reclaiming a sense of safety, autonomy, and wholeness.
Core aids in reclaiming our voice by incorporating practices that address the throat center, facilitating authentic self-expression. Through somatic work, individuals can release energetic blockages in the throat, enabling them to express emotions, needs, and desires more freely. The process involves identifying and dismantling limiting beliefs or past traumas that may have silenced the voice. As individuals engage with the core energetic practices, they not only rediscover their vocal power but also gain the confidence to assert themselves, set boundaries, and communicate with greater clarity and authenticity in various aspects of their lives.
Release Limiting Beliefs
Core Energetics helps individuals identify and release limiting beliefs and thought patterns that may be restricting personal growth and well-being.
Physical tension or energetic blocks in the muscles and body tissues can be addressed through movement and body-centered practices in Core.
Repetitive Behavioral Patterns
Core Energetics supports the exploration and transformation of repetitive patterns of behavior that may be rooted in energetic imbalances by first being curious, becoming conscious of them, exploring the root cause, and working through these blocks on a somatic, physical, mental, energetic, and emotional level.
Exploring Defense Mechanisms
The "Mask" or defensive mechanisms that individuals develop to protect themselves can be explored and dismantled, if and when necessary, allowing for greater authenticity. Core allows exploration of gratitude for when the nervous system is simply keeping one safe.
Disconnection from Body
Individuals who are disconnected from their bodies may experience a clearing of blocks as Core helps reconnect them to their physical sensations and experiences. Client may leave with helpful tools on how to come back to their body when they have "left."
Core may involve working with the chakra system, aiming to balance and align the energy centers for overall well-being.
Since Core is a modality that helps integrate the shadow, trauma, and unprocessed experiences, it can be provide a powerful framework for working through (challenging) psychedelic experiences.
Reclamation of Life
Core emphasizes accountability and and internal locus of control, which can help to empower clients in regaining power over their life--allowing life to happen FOR them, not TO them.
Transforming Old Patterning
Transference often reflects patterns from past relationships. By bringing these patterns into awareness within the therapeutic relationship, Core Energetics aims to facilitate a reworking or healing of these unresolved issues, fostering personal growth and change.
Book a complimentary consultation over Zoom to figure out if Core Energetics is the right fit for you.
If we decide to move forward following our consultation, your first virtual intake session is 75 min/$160 USD and every 60 min session following is $144. In-person sessions are available, but with limited availability, and are in in the Manakin-Sabot/Richmond, VA area.
If you are genuine about committing to this work, and express financial hardship, or identify as BIPOC or LGBTQIA+, sliding scale options are available.
Please bear in mind while booking that I live on the East Coast in the US, and I am in the Eastern Standard Time zone!
***Core Energetics sessions are intended to be a complementary approach to well-being and personal development--not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. There is no guarantee that Core will "completely heal you." Core Energetics sessions are not intended to replace any current or future medical treatments, medications, or therapeutic interventions prescribed by qualified healthcare professionals. It is your responsibility to inform the facilitator about any existing medical conditions, mental health concerns, or medications that you are currently taking.***