A psychophysical practice can be described as a body-based program in which the body is the starting point for inner awareness processes and growth, to promote general wellbeing, and – if desired – also changed behavior. A psychophysical activity always involves a learning process in which the individual eventually grows towards more balance and resilience.
This kind of psychophysical work with young people in practice consists of a complex dynamics of several factors: the trainer(s), the participants, the psychophysical activity, the group, and the context (family, school, organization or facility, social context). As a result, any context youth-trainer-group is always unique. On this page, we highlight a few themes and shared experiences of the learning process during a psychophysical activity. We base ourselves on concrete examples and testimonials from the field, taken from interviews with trainers experienced in psychophysical work with youth.