a holistic model for individual development, social integration and inner growth

The word “Biosynthesis” means “integration of life”. Biosynthesis works with self-formation processes, which encourage organic growth, personal development and integrity. The objective of our work is to forge a link between the three essential aspects of human existence:

  • Somatic, or body existence
  • Psychological experience and
  • Personal essence.

The training at the International Institute for Biosynthesis IIBS is recognised by the Swiss Charter for Psychotherapy (SCP), and corresponds to the requirements specified in both scope and content.
In Brussels in October 1998, Biosynthesis was the first body psychotherapy method to receive scientific recognition from the European Association for Psychotherapy (EAP).

Biosynthesis has been researched and developed over the past 40 years by David Boadella; it continues to be developed today in theory and a wide range of practical applications by Silvia Specht Boadella and David Boadella, as well as leading members of the “International Training Faculty of Biosynthesis”.

In many respects Biosynthesis is based on the energetic theories of Wilhelm Reich, and the discoveries made by Francis Mott and Frank Lake about prenatal and perinatal processes. It has also been heavily influenced by Stanley Keleman’s research into the formative process and emotional anatomy.

The basic scientific concept is based on the discoveries of the quantum physicist David Bohm on soma significance, and of the biologist Rupert Sheldrake on morphogenetic fields.

The essential basis of Biosynthesis is related to  the discoveries and works of Robert Moore with regard to the integration of psyche and soma – in particular his work with essential qualities and his research into the anatomy and circulation of bio- energy. Biocommunication was developed within Biosynthesis from these areas of knowledge.

Biosynthesis is a holistic method and includes a broad spectrum of working approaches. Biosynthesis creates a bridge between natural science and human sciences, by connecting the realms of pre- and perinatal psychology, somatic and depth-psychologically oriented psychotherapy, somatic therapy, and transpersonal psychology.

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