The biggest effort our body exerts is in maintaining itself. All bodily processes are based on this. Body protection mechanisms play out in generally unconscious protection reactions or protection mechanisms to everything that is interpreted as danger. So automatically raising your shoulders and crossing your arms in front of your face when an object is suddenly coming your way is also a protection mechanism, as is ‘freezing’ physically when something shocks you. These mechanisms may have protected us against harm, even psychological harm, in childhood but they often emerge later as brakes on the path to continued personal development. Personality developmentPersonality development as a core competence of INSTITUT SOMMER concentrates on the client’s potential that has not yet been activated.... Read more helps the body to adapt these body protection mechanisms to the situation at hand.