SKAN integrative Body Psychotherapy Berlin & Leipzig
Integrated bodywork based on Wilhelm Reich’s work
Practice for Bodywork in Berlin
What is SKAN Body Therapy?
SKAN is an intensive and effective form of integrative bodywork. It works with existential aspects such as breathing, movement, touch, holding and being held, contact and relationship. SKAN aims to anchor us in our body, to make our own energy perceptible and available and to experience vitality and creativity.
SKAN Bodywork is about the relationship with yourself: Bodywork helps us to experience, understand and complete our own body as an inseparable part of our individual existence. SKAN Body Therapy is also about the relationship with others. A truly deep relationship develops from sincerity and truthfulness. Bodywork makes us aware of our own avoidance strategies relating to contact and helps dispel our fear and unnecessarily protective attitudes.
SKAN can also be described with the terms body psychotherapy, breath work, body orientated psychotherapy, body therapy or expressive work.
Who is SKAN Body Psychotherapy for?
In my work, I support people who face challenges in their partnership, family, or work, or who want to overcome trauma, fear or psychosomatic illnesses and depressive phases. Even if other forms of therapy have not yet achieved the desired success, SKAN body-centred psychotherapy can help.
SKAN Body Therapy can also accompany you in dealing with other issues, such as protecting against depressive moods, expanding your own limits and experiencing yourself, accessing your own feelings and achieving increased “joie de vivre”.
In my work as a body psychotherapist, I offer you the space to face up to individual challenges: whether it's making important decisions, overcoming or preventing psychological problems and physical blockages, dealing with your fellow human beings in an more unbiased manner or simply enjoying life.
What is the origin of SKAN Bodywork?
SKAN Body Therapy is based on Wilhelm Reich's “Vegetotherapy”: In the 1930s, the Austrian-American psychiatrist, psychoanalyst and sociologist recognized a direct connection between psychological complaints and physical blockages. The psychologist and body therapist Michael Smith developed the SKAN integrative bodywork based on this, which draws on these blockages and gives feelings, impressions, events and experiences space to flow again. Your breathing becomes freer and the mind clears; a pleasant feeling envelops the body.