Bodynamic Psychology is composed of three unique areas:

  1. Mutual Connection established through compassionate affirmation and feeling/body sense awareness
  2. Character Structures – resulting from splits in developmental phases
  3. Ego Functions – Specific body-ego abilities that may be in a state of resignation or held rigidly that need to be reworked. Examples of ego functions are: grounding, centering & support.

Articles:

Bodynamic Overview – Origins & Principles

The Seven Developmental Stages – an overview including a chart and videos of developmental stages of character structures based on years of psychomotor research by the Bodynamic Institute

Ego Functions – Chart of Somatic Ego functions based on years of psychomotor research by the Bodynamic Institute

Overview of Psychological Muscle Functions – Illustrated diagrams (front and back views) of basic psychological functions associated with each general muscle group based on years of psychomotor research by the Bodynamic Institute

Shapes of Experience – Neuroscience, Developmental Psychology, and Somatic Character Formation by Marianne Bentzen (comparison between Bioenergetics, Hakomi & Bodynamics)

BodyMap Article – “The BodyMap – A Precise Diagnostic Tool for Psychotherapy” by Peter Bernhardt, MFT, and Joel Isaacs, Ph.D.

Scientific Validation of The Bodynamic System –  A psycho-motor developmental psychotherapy

Interview with Bodynamic Founder Lisbeth Marcher by Peter Bernhardt, M.F.T.

Bodynamic Analysis applied to Somatic Experiencing:

Articles written by Jonathan Zerbin, on GestaltReality.com:

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