Body-oriented psychotherapy is a type of therapy that is founded on the principle that the body and mind work together and therefore concentrates on the interaction between the two.

It uses physical exercises such as breathing and movement as well as words to discover the chronic patterns of physical and emotional tension which often blight our lives.

Much of our rage, hurt, sadness, anxiety or despair, but also our joy and excitement are bound into fixed patterns of reaction and behaviour. These hold us in a muscular and postural matrix of tensions and weaknesses which can suffocate the spontaneity, liveliness, trust and curiosity that let us stand firmly in our lives, weighing choices clearly and feeling, simply, at home in ourselves.