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.