Integrative body-psychotherapy (including integrative bodywork), psychomotor therapy, bodymind coaching, supervision.
Dirk Marivoet and his colleagues, offer several kinds of individual sessions:
- Integrative psychotherapy, psychomotor therapy and holistic bodywork for people suffering from: post-traumatic stress complaints, psychosomatic complaints, personality disorders, anxiety disorders, depression, etc…
- Professional guidance in life-crisis situations where one’s own strength seems insufficient: fears, burn-out, depression, compulsions, eating disorders, loneliness, relational problems, guilt feelings, mourning.
- Personalized support for those on the road to enhanced life quality: aimed at results and empathic contact with people, transforming personal blockages, dealing with resistance to change, assertiveness, bringing clear messages, say no, anger management, emotional intelligence, work-life balance, stress management, ambition, communication, social competence, a calling, independency, empowerment, personal development…
- Supervision for professional therapists: How to be effective, daring and explorative with knowledge, choosing adequate tools and applying techniques. Help for how to work from a place of empathy, compassion and love; with commitment, transparency and a willingness to take risks.
Sessions with Dirk Marivoet take place in Ghent, Belgium at the IBI center or online.
Sessions with other therapists from the IBI can take place in the rest of the world.
Integrative body-psychotherapy (including integrative bodywork) sessions
In the context of individual consultations, we start with an intake interview and an analysis of your situation. We guide you to a session with Dirk Marivoet or one of his colleagues according to your wish and locality.
In general, Dirk Marivoet works with a personality-oriented approach and in principle not with a symptom-oriented approach. Being trained in both classical psychotherapy and body-mind approaches, energy, movement, physicality and mindfulness/consciousness are generally part of the process.
A therapy is always individually tailored and all possibilities can be discussed with you in an intake interview.
What kind of problems and themes can be addressed with integrative and body oriented psychotherapy?
What types of stress do we distinguish? Positive stress (eustress) Not all forms of stress are unhealthy (see image). So-called "eustress" as a result of a positive event in your life such as a family celebration, the birth of a child or the start of a journey keep...
"It's so hard to describe depression to someone who's never been there because it's not grief. I know grief. Grief is crying and feeling. But it's that cold absence of feeling - that really hollowed out feeling."—J.K. Rowling “I was so scared to give up depression,...
What is sexually transgressive behavior? Sexual abuse is any form of sexually transgressive behavior, verbal, physical, whether deliberate or not. For example, someone is forced to undergo or perform sexual acts. This varies from being spied on or having to watch...
You are not punished for your anger, you are punished because of your anger. Buddha Hatred is a matter of the heart; despise that of the head. Arthur Schopenhauer What is anger? Anger is one of the basic emotions of man. An important function of anger is to indicate...
“Just as anxiety can feed on itself, so can courage.”― John J. Ratey Reasons to be Anxious Everyone is concerned at times. As we grow older, our concerns also increase. Finance, health, and children can all be things that keep us awake at night. In many ways,...
— Bessel van der Kolk, MD «Trauma victims cannot recover until they become familiar with and befriend the sensations in their bodies.» How can PTSD develop? Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can develop in someone after experiencing or witnessing an event that...
"I have a confession. I’m a little OCD when I post on social media – I tend to edit more than I should. But then I started thinking, maybe we should all edit a little more – our posts, our thoughts, our words."Traci Lea LaRussa What is OCD (Obsessive-Compulsive...
"Sleep is the golden chain that ties health and our bodies together."Thomas Dekker Sleeping problems are clearly an indication of something. If you can’t sleep, you have a problem. A healthy night’s sleep is crucial to help you recover from daily activities and...
“Just as anxiety can feed on itself, so can courage.”― John J. Ratey The difference between Fear, Anxiety and Anxiety Disorder We all feel anxious at times. We can be concerned about things that have happened or things that may happen. Fear can make us irritable...
“…repeated trauma in childhood forms and deforms the personality. The child trapped in an abusive environment is faced with formidable tasks of adaptation. She must find a way to preserve a sense of trust in people who are untrustworthy, safety in a situation that is...
«Why fit in when you were born to stand out» --Dr Seuss What is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)? Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), also called attention deficit hyperkinetic disorder or attention deficit hyperactivity...
«We turn skeletons into goddesses and look to them as if they might teach us how not to need.» Marya Hornbacher, Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia What is eating disorder? There is an eating disorder if there is disturbed eating behavior (too little, irregular,...
“The darker the night, the brighter the stars,The deeper the grief, the closer is God!”Fyodor Dostoevsky What is Grief? Grief is a normal process that people go through when they go through a great loss. While grief is typically associated with the death of a loved...
«The hurt soul speaks through the body» Tension or stress related complaints and unexplained pain and fatigue are also called psychosomatic complaints. A cause of a physical and / or mental nature These are physical complaints that may be related to a disturbance in...
“When I speak of sex, I do not mean ‘fucking,’ but the embrace prompted by genuine love. –Wilhelm Reich Sexual functioning disorders are distinguished in: Sexual desire disordersSexually aroused disordersDisorders in the orgasmDisorders that occur after sex These...
“Panic attacks are a lot like being drunk in some ways, you loose self-control. You cry for seemingly no reason. You deal with the hangover long into the next day.” ― Sara Barnard, A Quiet Kind of Thunder What is a Panic Disorder? Panic Disorder refers...
Other problems and themes we can treat with integrative therapy and holistic bodywork
- Aggression control
- Attachment disorder
- Burnout / chronic fatigue
- Communication problems
- Concentration difficulties
- Difficulty of choice
- Difficulty with social contact
- Dissociative disorder
- Educational problems
- Fear of abandonment
- Fear of commitment
- Impulse control
- Inner conflicts
- Low self esteem
- Life questions
- Meaning and questions of meaning
- Midlife crisis
- Not feeling well
- Process breakup
- Psychiatric problems
- Relationship problems
- Sexual abuse
- Spiritual questions
- Body-oriented Psychotherapy
- Body-mind Integration (Postural Integration®, Energetic Integration®, Pelvic-Heart Integration®, …)
- Psychomotor Therapy (Functional, Experiential, Conflict-oriented).
- Holistic Bodywork
Who is Dirk Marivoet?
Dirk Marivoet is a European certified psychotherapist (ECP). He was trained in physiotherapy (MSc.) as well as psychomotor therapy at the University of Leuven. He was staff psychiatry for 11 years at the psychiatric centers of the University of Leuven. He then founded the Institute for Bodymind Integration (IBI) in 1994. With over 35 years of experience he continues his life-long learning in how to integrate body, mind and spirit. He brings together his clinical and scientific knowledge from the fields of psychotherapy, psychomotor therapy, physiotherapy, psychology, psychiatry & shamanism.
A big thank you to Dirk! His work has allowed me to change important programs rooted in childhood, to breathe better, to live more in connection with my body, my deep feelings, and my emotions. Dirk can find the right words and touches by creating the confidence and security to release blocked energy in your physical and emotional body.
My deepest gratitude to Dirk as my trainer, supervisor, therapist for continuing inspiration, support, wisdom and heartfelt qualities. He really “ walks what he talks”: highly integrated competences and a wonderful human heart which can make space for everything.
I endured a horrific traumatic incident back in 2017 and it was a blessing to work with Dirk. He helped me out of the trauma masterfully in a way that was harmonious and efficient, without much talking or drama engaging. I learned more about myself and my survival mechanisms and discovered new dimensions of my own being.