Dr. Peter M. Gold, Ph.D.
Mind-Body Jungian Counseling for Adults, Adolescents and Kids
The distinction between body and mind is artificial, our minds live inside our bodies, and our bodies have their own kind of intelligence. A holistic approach to mental health acknowledges the impact of each upon the other. This is why sessions with me often include a form of psychologically oriented meditative movement called Five Element Archetypal Qigong (FEAQ). FEAQ combines Jungian psychotherapy, Chinese medical psychology, and meditative archetypal movements.
When talk therapy includes FEAQ, symptoms resolve faster and changes occur on deeper levels than when talk therapy excludes the body. Combining psychological work with meditative archetypal movement creates more balanced, holistic, and harmonious changes than talking alone can.
By accessing and engaging the wisdom of the body, the psyche heals and progresses through an integrative evolution. This means a bigger, richer, and more resilient experience of life–both internally and externally.
Symptoms ideally suited for mind-body treatment include: trauma, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, aimlessness, anger, fear and worry.
“The separation of psychology from the basic assumptions of biology is purely artificial, because the human psyche lives in indissoluble union with the body.” -C.G. Jung