This is PME
The method "Physio-Mentale Entwicklung" (short: PME) is a holistic and sustainable somatic method to promote human health.
The goal of this somatic method is defined in its name: Body and mind should develop in a helpful and healing way.
The tools of the method PME are touch, movement, language and perception training.
From mindful embodiment to healing expression:
The procedure of the method is to trigger and accompany the process of physical and mental self-organization and self-development through a mindful and compassionate dialogue. A helpful and healing process is created through mindful and compassionate perception. Self-regulation arises through trust in the wisdom of the body in an open “somatic dialogue” with oneself or with a (professional) counterpart.
The method PME is offered in individual sessions and groups, as well as practiced in “healing dance”.
What is unique about the somatic method PME is the application and use of buddhist psychology, which allows the definition and practice of perceptual qualities and gives a clear framework for intention and action. The precisely describable procedure and mode of action in the "somatic dialogue",makes the method safe, highly effective, sustainable and easy to use.
When a coach/therapist listens to the client's words mindfully and with compassion, he triggers a healing and helpful effect, both in himself and in the client.
When the coach/therapist observes the client's movements mindfully and with compassion, he triggers healing and helpful reactions in the client.
When the coach/therapist teaches clients to perceive their own body mindfully and compassionately, they can initiate a healing process themselves.
When the coach/therapist touches clients and tries to perceive what he touches mindfully and compassionately, this has an effect on the quality of his touch (it can be healing and helpful), the body he touches and the mind that the body belongs to.
PME always promotes the health of the whole person.
PME holistically develops bio-psycho-social-health.
With physical complaints, PME is helpful, healing and liberating for the body.
PME counteracts pain, provides relaxation and re-coordination.
PME is also helpful to solve problems of mental or social nature.
The body is both a resource and an anchor.
Physical changes precede mental changes. The Body is the source for liberating solutions. Mental changes are anchored in the body.
Furthermore PME is helpful in overcoming emotional conflicts and in coping with crises.
PME helps to relieve (new and old) emotional stress and supports helpful development of behavior.
The term "Physio-Mentale Entwicklung" was coined by Dieter Rehberg as an essence from his trainings, his practical work experience as movement educator and therapist, his insights in buddhist psychology and the creative developments based on it.
Dr. Hannah McNeilly talks with Dieter Rehberg
about his somatic method PME.
Here you can find more about PME:
Tools & methods, principles, the "Somatic Dialogue",
philosophy, psychology and history.
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