We’re pleased to introduce you to our newest columnist, Aylee Welch, LICW, the founder and director of the Seattle School of Body-Psychotherapy. She will be writing monthly about cultural and psychological trends from a Core Energetics perspective.
Her first column, Toward a Healing Society: A Core Energetics Perspective, is now available on our website. Aylee starts strong: “America must awaken to sexism, classism, heterosexualism, and unsustainable ecological practices. Beyond obvious prejudice, behind superficial masks of equality, beside our continued denial of rights to the vulnerable and the disenfranchised, we must openly acknowledge insidious issues that have been both denied and accepted as long as human beings have been alive. Exposing what has been obscured is essential to facilitate change.”
She explains that trapped energy from unexpressed emotions and childhood wounds creates a mask known as the lower self. “In Core Energetics,” she writes, “we work to develop the capacity to perceive and to penetrate the superficial mask-self to reveal the lower self. Through movement, expression, acceptance, and compassion for the original situation and our responses, we make room for new and more authentic experiences. We begin to free ourselves from reacting to past situations that are no longer present.”
To read more, please visit our website at www.SomaticPsychotherapyToday.com