The Vasomotoric Cycle 2 (1990, 2005)

The Vasomotoric Cycle 2 (1990, 2005)2017-04-07T02:56:27+00:00

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This handout extends in more detail Gerda Boyesen's (Biodynamic Psychology) concept of the 'Vasomotoric Cycle', and how an impulse evolves and goes through a cycle. Although slightly oversimplifying, it is based on the idea that emotions and feelings emerge from the unconscious depths of the body and then become conscious as thoughts and expressed in relation to others. Thus the cycle implies a flow of experience through all levels of the bodymind, involving all systems of the body, appropriate to each stage in the cycle. More detailed versions of the diagram exist, dividing the cycle in to 7, 10 or 12 stages, which are related also to the cycle of inbreath and outbreath, as well as the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system (revised 2005).


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