mercoledì 27 settembre 2017

How I met Biodinamyc Craniosacral Therapy (and fell in love)

I bumped into Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy, years ago, by chance. A colleague told me about some sessions he was receiving, about how relaxed he felt after them and how his tensions lowered. So, I tried. During my first session there was indeed a huge relaxation of muscles, but, after that, my body started doing little movements beyond my willingness to do them. I was astonished. My body seemed to have its own will: it was as if an inner force was creating and directing these movements.
These little movements continued in the following sessions, along with a progressive state of relaxation. During my Biodynamic Craniosacral training and, after that, as a practitioner myself, I learned to feel these movements coming, to ride their waves, to be with them.

Biodynamics is not an easy story to tell. It is an art based on quantum physics, biology, biophysics more than about classical anatomy. It is an art of presence without judgement. It is not easy to explain it to clients, but it definitely works. This forces that we perceive inside our bodies and in client's bodies are coming from the Field, the space around us, the Earth, the Universe. At the end, it is not so important to explain what are this forces, but to learn to feel and cooperate with them. Because they are at work in our everyday life, they constanly shape our reality and the reality of our bodies.

I truly love my work as Biodynamic practitioner. I really think this method should be taught in schools, along with the art of being present.
Maybe in the next future this will happen. Maybe we all be able to listen to Tides in our bodies. Maybe.
In the meantime my heart become warmer by seeing more and more people getting in touch with Craniosacral Biodynamics around the world, and contributing to spread the news: our body has an inner intelligence, and that intelligence is called Health.

Maria Cristina Leboffe
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Picture: Donatella Chiesa copyright 2015

martedì 26 settembre 2017


Healing is not about fixing something that is broken.
Healing is about accepting the history of our bodies with care.
Healing is about being present to our bodies with compassion.
Healing is about, most of all, Love.
That Love which created and shaped us.
That endless Wave of love and kindness that never ends, and yet, never fails.

Maria Cristina Leboffe
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Painting: Anne Turlais, Wave of Love

sabato 23 settembre 2017

La ferita dell'Essere noi

La saggezza per la nostra vita è già dentro di noi. Quella saggezza che sa cosa è giusto per noi, che sa quale è il nostro talento, quale è il contributo che possiamo portare agli altri.
Ma spesso non ascoltiamo questa saggezza e non ci riconosciamo il diritto di essere noi.
Questo processo è legato a due ferite profonde che fanno capo a due momenti chiave della nostra esistenza: il momento del nostro concepimento e il momento della nostra nascita.
Due momenti chiave per il nostro ingresso in questa vita, due momenti che possono condizionare le nostre possibilità future.
Se c'è turbolenza all'atto del concepimento, si radica una ferita a livello dell'Essere, e la persona può andare poi incontro a una sofferenza profonda, una tristezza di vita di sottofondo che spesso risulta inspiegabile. È una ferita che andrebbe riconosciuta, accolta e integrata al più presto, perché può sfociare in stati di ansia generalizzati e depressione.
La seconda ferita è legata al non essere riconosciuti e accolti al momento della nascita. Ci possono essere molti fattori che generano queste condizioni, che vanno oltre le migliori intenzioni dei genitori. I genitori portano nel processo di nascita dei figli temi legati al proprio processo di nascita non risolto e questo porta un messaggio nel campo del nuovo nato molto preciso.
Questi temi, per fortuna, possono essere trattati e integrati mediante le nuove discipline prenatali e perinatali, che sono state sviluppate negli ultimi 30 anni da Ray Castellino (USA), Matthew Appleton (UK) e Dominique Degranges (CH)*, per citarne alcuni.
Per essere chi siamo e chi ci meritiamo di essere.

Maria Cristina Leboffe
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*specifico che sono tutte tenciche corporee olistiche che coinvolgono il soma e il campo della persona o neonato. Possono riguardare anche l'intero campo familiare.

Painting: The Quiet, 2015, Chris Gwaltney

domenica 17 settembre 2017

The Field knows everything

There is a Field around us that knows everything.
There is a Field inside us that knows everything.
There is a Field coming through us that knows everything.

There is a Field who takes care of us, in the best way possible, in a way that is good for us.
That doesn't mean that everything is going to be perfect, but that everything is being taken care of.
There is a Field filled with Love and Potency.

And our bodies are our connection to that Field.

No fear, no anger, just Love.
Pure, absolute, joyful Love.
In us, around us, through us.

Maria Cristina Leboffe
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Image: Celtic Triskele Mixed Media by Kristen Fox

giovedì 7 settembre 2017

The creative potency of the Field

"It is strange to be here. The mistery never leaves you alone. Behind your image, below your words, above your thoughts, the silence of another world waits. A world lives within you. No one else can bring you news of your inner world."
John O'Donohue, Anam Cara.

The potency of the Field trasmutes in us, bringing Life to our cells and our molecules.

There is an Intelligence that works constantly, eternally in our bodies. William Garner Sutherland, the pioneer of Craniosacral Therapy called it the Breath of Life. We, as Biodynamic practitioners, perceive it everyday in our bodies and our clients bodies. We cannot ignore it.

There is an Intelligence at work in our bodies. This Intelligence is everywhere around us: trees, oceans, stars, galaxies. The ordering principle is the same and has been the same since the Universe was born.

The main aspect of this Intelligence, as it trasmutes into matter, is to create MOVEMENT. Not a caotic one, but an ordered one, a movement that generates itself and is generated in a continuum process of exchange and harmonization.

Movement creates Life and Life creates movement, in a neverending cycle of co-operation.

When our body gets fragmented because of a traumatic experience, this movement become disordered and fragmented too.
One of the principle of Biodynamics is to consider our body as a whole, a fluidic continuum. The simple act of doing so generates coherence, and coherence facilitates reorganization.
In Biodynamic sessions the intention of the practitioner creates a new reality for the client's system, where space and matter are able to come back to the reciprocal exchange and continuity.

Maria Cristina Leboffe
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