Body Dynamics & Interfaith Interface of AIWP

Body Dynamics and Interfaith Interface is an integrated wellness ministry and practice, approached through Third Force Presencing and Pastoral Counseling, Restorative Touchwork and body based reflex, psychological and developmental learning. Here you will have access to:

Personal Coaching and Life Skills Training, Restorative Touchwork, Pre and Post-Surgical Preparation, Body Based Trauma Resolution, End-of-life Transitional Counseling, and Pastoral Counseling.

Each of these unique skill sets has developed and matured through many years of training and practice.

Body Dynamics &
Interfaith Interface of AIWP

Interfaith Interface of AIWP is Coquelicot ("co-cle-co") Gilland's pastoral counseling practice. Body Dynamics is her Personal Coaching, Restorative Touchwork and Life Skills practice. She employs a unique and engaging discovery process that combines Third force awareness (The Overarching Presence that guides our work), body-oriented developmental psychosomology, Trauma resolution, restorative touchwork, yoga mentoring, and body sensing through mutual connection.

The Association for the integration of the Whole Person was founded so that spiritual persons, prepared to serve their communities, can do so in ways that assure the blessings of self impowerment, psychologically and educationally, leading to peace for persons of goodwill. AIWP is a nondenominational church that is cross-cultural, cross gender and race, and inclusive of multiple pathways to God.

Bodynamics is a developmental body cognitive approach that began over 40 years ago in Denmark. It offers a sophisticated and effective way of looking at mind, body, and emotions, integrating psychological insight with corresponding muscle-informed body structure and carriage. This approach provides a rich framework for understanding the relationship between psychological events and the way we physically hold our bodies, a model for how these patterns develop over time, and gentle, effective ways to introduce positive changes in the way we hold our body and how we make meaning of what we see and experience.

A third focus is on the practice of deep listening and being deeply aware of your current experience -- noticing what you are thinking, what emotions you are having, what impulses are arising, what your body feels like, what you are wanting or not wanting -- while at the same time maintaining deep connection with another person and the Universal Field. Sessions with Coquelicot are opportunities to explore that dance of self-awareness and other-connection in a safe and honoring way.

Another fundamental element of this practice is an awareness of the positive benefits that can come from rewiring and "re-scripting" old body stories through interventions like The Compassion Matrix™, Brain Gym, and Reflex Repatterning., When appropriate, the power of simple touch by another person can be particularly useful when people are feeling emotionally charged or stressed due to present or past trauma.

Coquelicot Gilland is a Bodynamics Analyst, a Minister and Pastoral Counselor, and a Certified Massage Therapist (CMT). She holds her ministerial accreditation with the Association for the Integration of the Whole Person, a non-denominational organization.

She is not an MFT, MSW, psychologist, or psychiatrist.

"After a while you learn
The subtle difference between
Holding a hand and chaining a soul
And you learn that love doesn't mean leaning
And company doesn't always mean security.

And you begin to learn
That kisses aren't contracts
And presents aren't promises
And you begin to accept your defeats
With your head held up and your eyes ahead
With the grace of a woman
Not the grief of a child.

And you learn
To build all your roads on today
Because tomorrow's ground is
Too uncertain for plans
And futures have a way
Of falling down in mid-flight.

After a while you learn
That even sunshine burns if you get too much
So you plant your own garden
And decorate your own soul
Instead of waiting
For someone to bring you flowers.

And you learn
That you really can endure
That you are really strong
And you really do have worth
And you learn and you learn
With every goodbye you learn. "
- Veronica A. Shoffstall

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