RADIX¨ is a body-oriented personal growth practice and mode of psychotherapy. It was developed originally by Charles Kelley, PhD, who established a well-grounded training program which incorporated Reich's principles of bodywork, enhanced by eyework developed from the Bates Method of vision improvement. Dr. Kelley chose the word "Radix" from the Latin work meaning "root" or "source," referring to that force which underlies all movement, feeling and growth in a person and in life.
The goals of Radix work are to help people become more fully alive and more authentic. Radix work is applied uniquely with different clients according to their individual needs, and yet common themes underlie the work such as mind/body integration, grounding, centering, creating effective and flexible boundaries, developing the ability to contain feelings, ego strengthening, pulsation, charging, discharging, intimacy, pleasure, choice, and awareness.
Methods used within the work to address these theme include movement, visualization and intentional touch. Yet a trained practitioner can effect change and growth during a verbal interchange when his or her interventions are guided by an understanding of the Radix process in the individual. learn more