Welcome! We appreciate your interest in our professional organization. We are a therapist-centered membership association committed to organizing, representing, and shaping the future of psychotherapy. Supported by a rich history in somatic psychology and the healing potential of body/mind integration, body psychotherapists help people to deal with their concerns not only through talking but also by helping them to become deeply aware of their bodily sensations, emotions, images, movements, and behaviours. Clients become more conscious of how they breathe, move, and speak, and where they experience feelings in their bodies. Through this awareness they create the change they seek in their lives.
- Somatic Perspectives on Psychotherapy
"Psychotherapy and the body in the age of neuroscience: A series of stimulating conversations about approaches to psychotherapy that pay attention to the body."
This is a series of monthly conversations, mostly with clinicians, occasionally featuring leading thinkers in related fields. Stimulating ideas are discussed, as well as clinical examples, in a conversational manner that helps you get a sense of what it’s ...more
- Aristotle, among other fundamental thinkers, believed that it is in our nature to seek and enjoy happiness.
My own reading and clinical experience has lead me to believe we are hard-wired to anticipate happiness.
If the expectation of happiness is so natural, then why does happiness elude so many people so much of the time?. . .
- To Stella Resnick, founder of “Full Spectrum” approach to both psychotherapy and sex therapy (FSST), our “issues” become valuable incentives—they challenge us to mobilize our inner resources to grow. With a reframing of a client’s concerns into a more positive, evolutionary perspective comes the ability to create constructive goals. The aim is not just to ease the pain . . . more