Articles

This website contains a comprehensive collection of articles authored by Richard Boyd and sometimes other practitioners. These are written to inform our clients.

We have included these on the website to educate the public and share our thoughts and opinions with others. More will be added over time.

We are generous in providing copies of these articles and you are welcome to obtain PDF copies from the website. We only ask that you respect the copyright and not publish or reproduce anything from Energetics Institute without prior permission and a footnote or suitable credit.

Rise of Extreme Dieting Regimes and the Perfectionism Movement

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Clean, Extreme and Nightmarish Dream – The Rise of Extreme Dieting Regimes and the Perfectionism Movement by Richard Boyd, Body Mind Psychotherapist, Energetics Institute, Perth, West Australia Copyright 2016           The press recently fired up around claims by celebrity chef Peter Evans or “Paleo Pete” as he is often referred, concerning […]

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Passive Bullying and Constructive Dismissal

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Passive Bullying and Constructive Dismissal by Richard Boyd, Body Mind Psychotherapist, Energetics Institute, Perth, West Australia Copyright 2016           Bullying is a common problem in society. Bullying has several forms and is manifest in workplaces, schools, clubs and even in family systems. The topic of cyber-bullying tends to get a lot […]

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Triangulation in Therapy by Supernatural Channellers

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Triangulation in Therapy by Supernatural Channellers by Richard Boyd, Body Mind Psychotherapist, Energetics Institute, Perth, West Australia Copyright 2016             One of the interesting and potentially destabilising dynamics a therapist may need to deal with in the therapy room is the client who relies on the advice of a psychic, […]

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The Common Ground of Inner Spiritual Practice

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The Common Ground of Inner Spiritual Practice by Richard Boyd, Body Mind Psychotherapist, Energetics Institute, Perth, West Australia Copyright 2015 The world seems preoccupied in these uncertain times about the rise of radicalised Islamic youth as well as the related extremism of hate fuelled groups such as ISIS or Daesch as they are also known. […]

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Adrenal Fatigue, Chronic Fatigue and the Bodymind Aspects of Burnout Syndromes

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Adrenal Fatigue, Chronic Fatigue and the Bodymind Aspects of Burnout Syndromes by Richard Boyd, Body Mind Psychotherapist, Energetics Institute, Perth, West Australia Copyright 2015 How often these days do you hear the complaint that a person feels rundown and tired much of the time? The high levels of day to day sensory stimulus as well […]

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Embodied Nonverbal Aspects of Communication

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by Richard Boyd, Body Mind Psychotherapist, Energetics Institute, Perth, West Australia Copyright 2015 As we go throughout our daily life we spend considerable time and energy in communication with others. Most of us can think of the conscious verbal aspects of communication, and how the digital forms of communication are encroaching on our time and […]

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The Concept of Human Energy Fields

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The Concept of Human Energy Fields by Richard Boyd, Body Mind Psychotherapist, Energetics Institute, Perth, West Australia Copyright 2015 The concept of the existence of human energy fields can be found in eastern cultures such as Indian Vedic scripts, Tibetan Buddhist, and Chinese medical systems, in varying forms, stemming back thousands of years. In eastern […]

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How Early Childhood Oedipal Narcissistic Development Affects Later Adult Intimacy and Relationships

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How Early Childhood Oedipal Narcissistic Development Affects Later Adult Intimacy and Relationships by Richard Boyd, Body Mind Psychotherapist, Energetics Institute, Perth, Western Australia Copyright 2011 INTRODUCTION In my companion article How Early Life Attachment affects Adult Intimacy and Relationships, I explored some of the implications and consequences now being documented by trauma researchers, and childhood development psychologists, […]

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Positive Parenting

ArticlesParental Issues

Parenting is probably one of the most enduring and committed choices one can take in life. There is no better example in life where one’s rights come inseparably with a series of responsibilities. We believe that although we all have the right to be parents, not all of us are equipped to be capable parents. […]

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Family Constellations

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A Family Constellation is a gentle and sensitive experiential process to help unveil the hidden dynamics, resolve misunderstandings, conflicts and blocks in a family or relationship.  It also helps to discover hidden resources and allow resolutions to unfold.  As a result, it helps release and resolve profound tensions within and between people.  A Systemic  Family […]

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Anger Management

ArticlesConditions & Disorders

Anger Management               Anger is a much talked about emotion in our culture. We are increasingly confronted with examples of anger leading to violence that sometimes then results in injury, death or criminal charges. A healthy person will feel anger at times and the key to anger is what […]

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IBMP Bodywork and Touch

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Self-regulation and introspection induced by bodywork can be a very effective way of reaching one’s inner self.  The body is our school, our lesson, our shadow, the deep friend of the soul.  Our bodies become the springboard into the higher realms and may accompany us in some higher forms into other worlds. Bodywork is not […]

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What is Voice Dialogue ?

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Voice Dialogue is a gestalt based therapy developed by Hal and Sidra Stone. Their powerful therapy introduces a client to key archetypal sub-personalities that we each constellate in some form in our unconscious reality. Every person has many aspects to his nature which can evoke different identities, depending on the presenting dynamics.  Voice Dialogue refers […]

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What is CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy) ?

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Cognitive Behaviour Therapy is a form of evidence-based psychotherapy that emphasises the importance of ‘thinking’ in how we feel and what we do. Thinking affects our behaviour which are the action tendencies that we perform consciously and unconsciously. There is a causal relationship between our thinking, our feelings and behaviours. We have more control over […]

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The Role of Emotions in Therapy

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The impact of Materialism and Reductionism in western medicine and psychology saw human emotions sidelined as unimportant when compared to the mind and the thinking processes of our human condition. Emotions were marginalised in the understanding of how to treat people undergoing psychotherapy and psychology sessions as a result. Neuroscience has changed all that. We […]

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The Role of Yoga in Meditation and Healing

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A major consideration is the role of yoga in meditation. In some Eastern systems yoga was devised as the process of “preparing for meditation”. By this the process of relaxing the body and inducing a bodily suppleness also created a suppleness of the mind. This aides the meditative process and especially allowed for long periods […]

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What is Grounding, Charge and Discharge ?

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The definition of ‘Grounding’ in IBMP terms involves getting into the present moment and creating a flow of energy in the body.  Full Body Grounding can be defined as a combination of spiritual grounding, ego grounding and body grounding. There are various grounding methods, some which are active and passive. Streaming can be defined as […]

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What is Core Energetics ?

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The Core Energetics approach to personal growth was developed by John Pierrakos M.D. in 1971 and is a further refinement of Bioenergetics, which was developed by Alexander Lowen M.D. and John Pierrakos. Lowen and Pierrakos, both psychoanalysts, were clients and then students of Wilhelm Reich M.D. After studying with Reich, they added their own refinements […]

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The Role of Breath and Breathing in Healing

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Our breath and breathing is the dominant indicator that separates the living from the dead. Breathing is a fundamental process whose impact is critical to both the health of the body and the mind. Most of us are unaware of our own breathing and simply take it for granted. Most of us would be surprised […]

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What is Bioenergetics and Core Energetics ?

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The Bioenergetics approach to personal growth was developed by Alexander Lowen M.D. and John Pierrakos. Lowen and Pierrakos, both psychoanalysts, were clients and then students of Wilhelm Reich M.D.  After studying with Reich, they added their own refinements to Reich’s discoveries and principles to produce the systematic therapy that became known as Bioenergetics and was […]

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