What Makes Radix Unique?
Radix therapists work with the life force through talking, movement, breath, touch, vision, and sound to achieve healing and growth and to help people realize their full potential.
During their training, along with the 3 years of theoretical work, practice and supervision, Radix Body Centered Psychotherapists do a minimum of 150 hours of their own personal Radix work. Radix training is rare in its demand for ongoing, deep and comprehensive personal work. This gives the practitioner an ability to be fully present with their clients, no matter what the issues are or what is being felt or expressed. Because of this high standard of training and personal work, Radix practitioners are comfortable with and able to work effectively with emotion and recognise the role and purpose of doing so.
The founder of Radix, Dr Charles Kelley was, amongst other things, an experimental psychologist who researched the relationship between vision and emotions. He developed and incorporated vision work into Radix. Radix practitioners are very skilled in working with the eyes. Visual work is of immense importance in bringing clients more into the present moment, which facilitates healthy perception, addresses dissociation and enhances the integration of the work.
Historically, Radix began with a belief that clients are not sick or damaged but have learned ways of interacting with the world that protected them and may no longer be useful for their survival. This belief in the client’s basic health and ability to relearn ways of thinking, feeling and behaving, has continued through all developments of Radix.
With the focus on the life force or radix, the Radix psychotherapist is fundamentally working on the health and strength of the individual. This empowers the client to take charge of their life. For this reason, Radix practitioners are reluctant to ‘diagnose’ using labels, preferring to look at what the client is struggling with in their feelings, behaviour or thinking. This helps the client make sense of their process, which informs them of how to change and grow.