Within haptonomy we look at the relationship between these three elements. The way you feel can influence the way you act and in reverse; your thoughts and actions may impact your feelings.
To gain insight in how this balance is distributed within your life, is to gain more freedom to change the way you feel, think and act. By consciously focusing on the aspect of feeling within the haptotherapy, we can positively influence the balance. Read more about haptotherapy in Amsterdam.
Haptotherapy is the therapeutic application of haptonomy. A haptotherapist helps you regain consciousness of your body and feelings, by means of conversation and touch. This way the therapist helps you to a healthier balance in life, with sufficient attention for feeling.
Because of its specific character haptotherapy can be a wholesome addition to other therapies. Here below the differences with the two main types.
The difference with a physiotherapist
A haptotherapist differs from a physiotherapist by putting emphasis on feeling, rather than only the physical complaints. Also, within haptotherapy conversation plays an important role in creating awareness and exploring the origin of the complaints.
The difference with a psychologist
The most important difference with a psychologist being that the haptotherapist uses touch and other forms of practice as therapeutic means. In haptonomical conversation, furthermore, the emphasis lies on the emotional aspect, rather than on the mental aspect. Also, in haptotherapy we focus on experience, awareness and interaction in the present moment.
My work method —
Every haptotherapist wields a unique style.
I work through conversation, touch and awareness exercises on the treatment table and within the space of the room.
In the first session, we start off with an introductory conversation in which we explore your guiding question and goals for this therapy. Because feeling and touch are a main and valuable aspect of the therapy, we continue with a short haptonomical introduction on the treatment table.
If you feel that haptotherapy is for you, we make a follow-up appointment.
Together we will work towards a personal treatment plan.