RADIX¨ is a body-oriented personal growth practice. 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 word 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 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.
There are a variety of methods used within the work to address these themes, including movement, visualization and only with the client’s permission, touch.