Considerations When Working Bioenergetically Using Videoconferencing


  • Diana Guest
  • Jan Parker



videoconferencing, virtual environment, holding environment, bioenergetic techniques, self-care


This article describes how bioenergetic therapists have had to adjust their clinical work due to the pandemic. We discuss factors to consider when working virtually or by telephone as well as the limitations imposed by the pandemic. Specific suggestions designed to assist the therapist in connecting, tracking, and working with clients are described. Ways to adapt bioenergetic techniques are included. We offer specific examples from the authors and our colleagues about how to adapt somatic interventions to the virtual environment. Additionally, therapist self-care, including ways to reduce Zoom fatigue, is addressed.

Author Biography

Diana Guest

Diana Guest is a member of the IIBA faculty, is a current member of the BOT, and the past President of the IIBA. She is the Coordinating Trainer for SCIBA, New Zealand, and China training programs. She has been a local faculty member for 20 years. She is the co-author with Jan Parker of multiple journal articles, a book chapter and a book.
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How to Cite

Guest, D., & Parker, J. (2021). Considerations When Working Bioenergetically Using Videoconferencing. Bioenergetic Analysis, 31(1), 39–47.