Introduction to Radix
RADIX¨ is a body-oriented personal growth practice. It was developed originally by Charles Kelley, PhD, who established a well-grounded training program which incorporated Reich’s principles of bodywork, enhanced by eyework developed from the Bates Method of vision improvement. Dr. Kelley chose the word “Radix” from the Latin work meaning “root” or “source,” referring to that force which underlies all movement, feeling and growth in a person and in life.
The goals of Radix work are to help people become more fully alive and more authentic. Radix work is applied uniquely with different clients according to their individual needs, and yet common themes underlie the work such as mind/body integration, grounding, centering, creating effective and flexible boundaries, developing the ability to contain feelings, ego strengthening, pulsation, charging, discharging, intimacy, pleasure, choice, and awareness.
There are a variety of methods used within the work to address these themes, including movement, visualization and intentional touch. Yet a trained practitioner can effect change and growth during a verbal interchange when his or her interventions are guided by an understanding of the Radix process in the individual.
The Radix Institute is a nonprofit organization that trains and certifies people to do Radix work. The Institute also provides continuing education and other professional services for Certified Radix Practitioners. The Institute is managed by a Circle of Management which is a democratically organized governing structure. The Radix Institute is nurtured by a vigorous, warm, diversified, and ever-creative community of gifted trainers and practitioners.
Radix work is practiced internationally. The Radix Institute certifies practitioners, and practitioner members of The Radix Institute stay current with developments in training and agree to adhere to the Ethics Code of The Radix Institute. There is also a training center in Australia, and many practitioners in Europe.