Ever wondered what Basic Body Awareness Therapy is all about? Daloni Carlisle talks about it in an article for the CSP’s Frontline.
What is Basic Body Awareness Therapy?
BBAT is an evidence-based physiotherapy method aiming to mobilise a person’s resources for health. It does this by guiding them to be present in the here-and-now, while experiencing simple everyday movements in lying, sitting, standing and walking. Touch, massage, relational exercises and use of the voice are also included, while integrating balance, free breathing and awareness is central to this process.
By increasing body awareness and improving quality of movement it is possible to use one’s body more efficiently, have more contact with oneself and one’s feelings, set boundaries, have more confidence relating to others and cope more easily with the demands of everyday life.
Who is it for?
This approach is not only suitable for people with physical and/or psychological problems, but also for stress management, health promotion and personal development. It can be used in individual or group therapy. The perspective is holistic, considering physical, physiological, psychological and existential aspects of human existence.
Read more about BBAT here.