“I’m Gerry Pyves and I’ve spent the last 35 years as a bodyworker and psychotherapist working clinically with the effects of trauma on the body and the mind.
Over the last 10 years, there has been a stark increase in the number of chronic mental and physical health problems that are now arriving in the treatment room. This is true for both bodywork therapsits as well as psychotherapists and counsellors.
This increase is happening just as the world is waking up to the link between Adverse Childhood Experiences and the massive impact that trauma, remembered or not, can have on the well-being of every human on the planet. We are finally realising that modern life is now creating more trauma than the human nervous system can deal with.
I have been privileged to witness the immense power of Touch in a therapeutic setting to literally dissolve traumas that words simply could not reach. I’ve also been privileged to witness the profoundly healing impact that awareness of the psyche can bring to clients through the psychotherapy relationship. After 35 years spanning both healing disciplines, I have created a brand new approach to healing trauma, which I call PsychoTactile Therapy. I have also created a unique resilience-building training course for members of the public called NeuroTouch. Both these approaches bring together the worlds of psychological insight and healing touch.
Through my 1-day courses, I share the knowledge and wisdom of both ancient and modern bodywork traditions with psychotherapists, and I share my latest trauma awareness from neuroscience and psychology with massage therapists and bodyworkers. Whether as a client or a colleague, I hope to meet you, one day.” Gerry Pyves