Lydia M Becker

Skan body-psycho-therapy

Skan - Reichian Therapy

I am working offering deep emotional release work beyond words and story. Together we are able to tap into the deep self- healing capacity of your own body.

Mill Valley, CA

Recent Reviews

5.0 of 5 (2)
​I have been legally blind and hearing impaired all my life as a result of traumatic birth. Add to that a difficult childhood and growing up in inner city, I developed such an armor - both bodily and emotionally - that I was crippled by fear; fear of intimacy, fear of touch, fear of trust, and fear of love. Though I've spent years in therapy of all kinds and gained much awareness, I could not break through the imprints of fear that my body stilled carried. And I felt pretty much resigned that I could not change.But when I started receiving Skan sessions with Lydia Becker, I realized that I was working with a gifted practitioner and, with Skan bodywork as her vehicle, entering into a remarkable process of healing. For with Lydia's patience, guidance, wisdom, and love, I slowly started to trust the relationship that was developing and, recognizing her intelligence and intuition, I began to feel safe enough to open up to the brilliance of Skan bodywork. Then the adventure truly began. Through private sessions and weekend retreats, over several years, I was able to break through and release long held blockages that I did not know existed. I was able to move and feel in different ways, to be vulnerable to others, to feel anger, guilt, shame, sorrow without being overwhelmed and often be surprised in wonderment at the sympathy I felt to trust, be touched, and loved. This is great work and Lydia's dedication to serving others moves my heart to love and respect. I look forward to continuing Skan and moving into new discoveries. Thank you, Lydia.
Lydia Becker ‘s work transformed my life. I was buried in trauma and depression from childhood issues and major life disappointments. I tried various therapists and techniques and anti-depressants, but nothing seemed to help. That is, until I began doing Skan therapy with Lydia. Within a few weeks my life was transforming and within a year I was a new person. I am ever grateful to feel whole and healthy and happy in my life. I am grateful to Lydia and to her work, and attribute the shift in my reality completely to the work that we did together. Lydia’s nurturing and compassionate presence created an atmosphere of safety that allowed me to go beyond what would have otherwise been my emotional limits. I re-experienced my birth process through our sessions and released trauma that has (unfortunately) shaped my experience of life. Since this release, I have found my ability to be present with others, to be grounded, and to stay centered regardless of what else is going on to be greatly increased. My relationships with others have improved and I no longer feel that anxiety and trauma are “normal” for me. Lydia has a unique ability to guide a transformational release process using breath work and body work. My personal experience is that these techniques are significantly more effective than “talk therapy” and provide an actual release (not just a re-hashing) of negative experiences, even if those experiences are no longer in one’s memory. I have participated in more than 10 of her Skan Weekend Workshops and found them to be extremely valuable. The workshops helped me integrate my emotional transformation into my relationships with others and helped to improve the quality and depth of my day-to-day interactions. Lydia’s ability to hold the space for a group transformational process and lead the group through a deep experience is nothing short of amazing. Her personal life-force, joy and authenticity in relationship is a source of inspiration to me. I cannot recommend her work highly enough for those who want to experience a real positive shift in their day to day reality, or who feel burdened by trauma or emotional issues.

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Mill Valley
Mill Valley CA 94941, United States
Fri: 12:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Sat: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sun: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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About me

​​Lydia Becker has been a Skan Therapist and instructor for 20 years. She studied Skan-Reichian Therapy in Germany, was a founding member of the Skan Academy and has worked and taught in Germany, France and the USA. She lives in Marin and offers individual sessions and groups. Lydia is also a certified German midwife and a CMT.

Lydia grew up in a small town in Southern Germany in a middle class family with two older brothers and a younger sister.

Giving birth to her son in a homebirth setting in Germany supported by a midwife inspired her to become a licensed midwife in 1988. After working in the hospital for a few years she focused on homebirth and birth education. Lydia delivered more than 300 babies in a home birth setting and taught over 1000 couples in her birth education classes. She continues to teach Child Birth to couples in the Bay Area.


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Lydia Becker Reviews

5.0 of 5 (2)
​I have been legally blind and hearing impaired all my life as a result of traumatic birth. Add to that a difficult childhood and growing up in inner city, I developed such an armor - both bodily and emotionally - that I was crippled by fear; fear of intimacy, fear of touch, fear of trust, and fear of love. Though I've spent years in therapy of all kinds and gained much awareness, I could not break through the imprints of fear that my body stilled carried. And I felt pretty much resigned that I could not change.But when I started receiving Skan sessions with Lydia Becker, I realized that I was working with a gifted practitioner and, with Skan bodywork as her vehicle, entering into a remarkable process of healing. For with Lydia's patience, guidance, wisdom, and love, I slowly started to trust the relationship that was developing and, recognizing her intelligence and intuition, I began to feel safe enough to open up to the brilliance of Skan bodywork. Then the adventure truly began. Through private sessions and weekend retreats, over several years, I was able to break through and release long held blockages that I did not know existed. I was able to move and feel in different ways, to be vulnerable to others, to feel anger, guilt, shame, sorrow without being overwhelmed and often be surprised in wonderment at the sympathy I felt to trust, be touched, and loved. This is great work and Lydia's dedication to serving others moves my heart to love and respect. I look forward to continuing Skan and moving into new discoveries. Thank you, Lydia.
Lydia Becker ‘s work transformed my life. I was buried in trauma and depression from childhood issues and major life disappointments. I tried various therapists and techniques and anti-depressants, but nothing seemed to help. That is, until I began doing Skan therapy with Lydia. Within a few weeks my life was transforming and within a year I was a new person. I am ever grateful to feel whole and healthy and happy in my life. I am grateful to Lydia and to her work, and attribute the shift in my reality completely to the work that we did together. Lydia’s nurturing and compassionate presence created an atmosphere of safety that allowed me to go beyond what would have otherwise been my emotional limits. I re-experienced my birth process through our sessions and released trauma that has (unfortunately) shaped my experience of life. Since this release, I have found my ability to be present with others, to be grounded, and to stay centered regardless of what else is going on to be greatly increased. My relationships with others have improved and I no longer feel that anxiety and trauma are “normal” for me. Lydia has a unique ability to guide a transformational release process using breath work and body work. My personal experience is that these techniques are significantly more effective than “talk therapy” and provide an actual release (not just a re-hashing) of negative experiences, even if those experiences are no longer in one’s memory. I have participated in more than 10 of her Skan Weekend Workshops and found them to be extremely valuable. The workshops helped me integrate my emotional transformation into my relationships with others and helped to improve the quality and depth of my day-to-day interactions. Lydia’s ability to hold the space for a group transformational process and lead the group through a deep experience is nothing short of amazing. Her personal life-force, joy and authenticity in relationship is a source of inspiration to me. I cannot recommend her work highly enough for those who want to experience a real positive shift in their day to day reality, or who feel burdened by trauma or emotional issues.





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