In March 2017 the Core Science Foundation was born. We want to create a strong relationship between Core Energetics en Science, this will create multiple positive effects:
So it is a splendid way to step forward, to come out of our cocoon of the ’60-’70 years’ body therapy and to connect with the world around us.
In Brindisi (2016) Gees Boseker presented her research investigating the effects of different types of interventions which addressed specific client complaints.
Since then a lot of people have come forward with their own wish to connect science to the Core Energetics practice. Interestingly, as a background to this, research is slowly starting to emerge which examines the effects of body psychotherapy on a wide range of mental illnesses and complaints, including: Schizophrenia (Priebe et al., 2013, Röhrich et al., 2009, Röhricht, 2010, Röhricht et al., 2011), anxiety disorders (Levy Berg et al., 2009), depression (Röhricht et al., 2013), post-traumatic stress disorder and complex trauma (Van der Kolk, 2014, Van der Kolk, 2002) and sexual abuse (Price, 2006). Although therapeutic approaches which have an overlap with Core Energetics have been studied quite broadly, like EMDR, Sensorimotor psychotherapy, Gestalt, Hakomi, Bioenergetics, Schema-based therapy, Attachment therapy, and Psychodynamic approaches – little, if any, academic research has been performed using specific Core Energetics principles and its process as a means to investigate therapeutic effectiveness to treat specific complaints.
These initial thoughts and ideas was the start of a Core Science Foundation.
In a meeting Gees Boseker, Anna Timmermans and Tanja Konig decided that a Foundation with fundraising is the best way to give this form.
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Scientific support of Core Energetics techniques gives clarity about the why and when of interventions
Scientific support gives a broader embedding of the models and theory in modern insights and practice
Diagnosis and a scientific approach in thinking about a client and his/her process will allow us to build a respected global brand and therapeutic process
Scientific support stimulates development of models and theory of Core Energetics; to move into the future, connect with future ways to heal people (“what’s next!”)
Connecting Core Energetics to Science connects Core Energetics to “the outside world of therapy”