»SKAN BERLIN« Practice for integrated body psychotherapy Berlin

SKAN integrative Body Psychotherapy Berlin

Integrated bodywork based on Wilhelm Reich’s work

Practice for Bodywork in Berlin

What is SKAN? - Intensive and effective body psychotherapy

SKAN is an intensive and effective form of body-oriented psychotherapy. It is aimed at people who want to increase and strengthen their vitality, energy, presence, attentiveness and authenticity.

Sometimes you need external motivation to even recognize your own potential. In my work as a body-psychotherapist, I give you the space to perceive yourself in a new way, to reflect on your own behaviour and engage with your own structures.

What are the effects of SKAN? Integrative Bodywork for more intense experience and increased vitality

SKAN inspires you to take important steps in your everyday life and make the right decisions.

SKAN also leads to greater competence in natural social interaction with others. At the same time, body-oriented psychotherapy helps you experience life more intensely and increases vitality.

Who is SKAN body therapy aimed at? Help with depression, inspiration for creativity

With my work, I first and foremost support people in conflict situations, crises and depressive episodes. I work with clients who suffer from exhaustion, burn-out or psychosomatic illnesses. Of course, it is better if it doesn’t get to this stage. SKAN Body therapy is also an effective prevention method.

My services are also aimed at people who want to expand their own limits. Do you want to shape your life more creatively and in accordance with your own vision? Then I would encourage you to use SKAN integrative bodywork as a source of inspiration.

Where did SKAN body psychotherapy originate? From Vegetotherapy to Bauman & Smith

SKAN is a special form of body-oriented psychotherapy and is based on the so-called “Vegetotherapy” of Wilhelm Reich, the Austro-American psychiatrist, psychoanalyst and sociologist, who detected a direct link between mental health problems and physical blockages in the 1930s. He described stiffness, hardness and rigidity as “armour”; physical hardening such as chronic muscular contractions and mental blockages.

Building on Reich‘s “Vegetotherapy”, the psychologist and body therapist Michael Smith and his teacher, Al Bauman conceived SKAN bodywork. Since the 1990s SKAN has also spread to the German-speaking countries; the principal driving forces behind this have been Loil Neidhöfer and Petra Mathes.

The term SKAN comes from the language of the Lakota Native Americans and means “that which moves”, because SKAN gives feelings, impressions, events and experiences space to flow. Your breathing becomes freer and your head clears; a pleasant feeling envelops the body.

"In simple terms, Skan methods focus on awakening the heart. This is not the heart of nostalgia and sentimentality; rather, it is the heart of sensitiv clarity and warm, natural aliveness, the heart of hearing, the heart of vision, the heart, wich is the center of the self, that reaches out to touch the other and comes into intimate contact with the fundamental pulsation of all living things."
Michael Smith