The Radical Intimacy Method is a powerful somatic therapy that makes the connection between mind, body and the interconnectedness of life. This therapy, developed by Transpersonal psychotherapist and Dakini, Kimaya Crolla-Younger, includes body based techniques, psychodrama/role play, meditation, expressive exercises and breath work.
WHAT’S THE BENEFIT?
Who you think you are, up to this point in your life, will be seriously challenged. Let go of anything that holds you back to a fuller life. Inhabit your mind less and your body more. Move through places you may be experiencing stuckness. Embrace desires and fears and live beyond your conditioning and ‘story’. Cultivate a deeper connection with yourself and live a life of purpose and leadership.
As children, we sometimes experience situations as emotionally overwhelming; our young psyches are not developed enough to process the emotions evoked…and these emotions become stored in our bodies, and sub-conscious patterns are created. The Radical Intimacy Method approaches the mind and body as one functional unit.
‘It’s a joy to be hidden, but a disaster not to be found’ ~ D.W.Winnicott
WHO AM I…REALLY?
Explore the depths of this question. What conditioning holds you back from more life?
FREEDOM FROM THE PAST
In an atmosphere of love, presence, compassion, non-judgment, acceptance and awareness, this process allows one to uncover psychological patterns, release primal feelings and repressed energy and thus return to our original essence.
‘There are more fake guides, teachers in the world than stars.
The real guide is the one who makes you see your inner beauty,
not the one who wants to be admired and followed’ ~Shams
Tabrizi , “Spiritual bypassing,” refers to the phenomenon of using spiritual ideas and practices to bypass or avoid dealing with unresolved trauma, to shore up a shaky sense of self, or to belittle basic needs, feelings, and developmental tasks, all in the name of enlightenment (Welwood, 2000).
When the longing to be free is bigger than the fear of being exposed, we open ourselves to experiences that re-program our deepest beliefs about ourselves and liberate the flow of energy held in psychological behaviour patterns.
The idea of group therapy may feel a bit scary at first…
Despite initial concerns, I find that people quickly experience safety belonging to a group. The richness of mutual support, feedback, and modeling are unique to group work. Being part of a Radical Intimacy group can give you an experience of being that you have always longed for.
Everyone’s process is respected.
This is one of the main benefits of group work. Another way of describing the Field is resonance. We are each a unique bundle of energy, a symphony, if you like. Imagine a room full of violins…if someone were to enter this room and play one of them, you would notice that others would ‘play’ an empathic tune. This phenomenon accelerates one’s awakening. In an example from my own life, I was facilitating a 7 day group process and the first day coincided with the anniversary of my mother’s death. During an opening dance with the whole group, my colleague happened to play a song that was very significant to me in relation to my mother and this touched me deeply and I started to openly weep. Soon, several of the group members, who’d been captivated by what I was experiencing were able to feel their own grief around mothering and the group process had begun…
This work will take the shape of weekly closed groups, one and two day workshops and longer retreats and intensives.
For individual session work, please see my website www.RadicallyIntimate.com