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The meaning of the word "fair"

Fair - has a deep meaning that goes far beyond basic definitions of justice or beauty. For somatic therapists and AEQ teachers who are concerned with improving the human body and mind through understanding physical and emotional patterns, this concept takes on a particularly deep and multifaceted meaning. In the context of somatic therapy and the AEQ method, "honesty" transcends ethical dimensions and becomes the foundation on which we build our relationship with ourselves and our clients.

The foundations of honesty in AEQ practice

AEQ teachers focus on a holistic approach to health, which means that they do not only address symptoms, but look for the root causes of problems in the physical and emotional system of the individual. Integrity in this context means a genuine effort to understand the whole person. It is not just working on the body, but a dialogue that is established between therapist and client. The therapist must be honest not only in his/her techniques and methods, but also in his/her approach to listening, understanding and responding to the expressed needs and feelings of the client.

Honesty with oneself

To begin with, AEQ teachers need to develop a deep honesty with themselves. This includes understanding one's own limitations, biases and assumptions. Self-knowledge is crucial as it enables the therapist to recognise when his or her personal experiences and values are influencing his or her work. It is also important for therapists and teachers to maintain their own physical and emotional health, as this is the only way they can effectively help others.

Honesty with clients

Honesty with clients is demonstrated by transparency in working methods, clear communication and a sincere effort to understand the client's situation without prejudice. This means that an AEQ teacher does not promise more than he or she can deliver and remains true to his or her professional principles even when it might be easier to follow the client's wishes in a way that is not professionally justifiable.

Honesty in the method of work

In the AEQ method, honesty is also present in the way therapists and teachers use bodywork techniques. The professionals are aware that any intervention in the body affects the whole physical and emotional system. Every movement, every touch is carried out with understanding and respect for the human body. Honesty here also means adapting techniques to the client's current abilities and needs, whatever the ultimate goal of the therapy.

Honesty as a foundation for trust

Trust between therapist and client is crucial for the success of therapy. Honesty builds this trust and creates a safe environment where clients feel heard and respected. This is particularly important in the process of learning the AEQ method, where clients often explore deep-seated physical and emotional patterns.

Honesty in the context of the AEQ Method is not only a moral value, but a practical tool that allows for more effective work and a more genuine contact with clients. When therapists and teachers act with integrity, they not only improve the quality of their practice, but also contribute to greater wholeness and harmony in the lives of individuals. Honesty therefore remains the foundation on which all other values in the AEQ Method are built.

Jani Brajkovič

AEQ Method Level 3 student 3/6

AEQ Method and Breathing Level 2 Teacher

AEQ Relationships Teacher Level 1


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