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.
- This workshop is designed for therapists, counselors, social workers, healing professionals and students in these fields. We will experientially learn Hakomi skills and approaches that are immediately applicable, and the workshop also serves as the prerequisite for the Comprehensive Hakomi Training. more
- Join the leading edge in trauma resolution. SE is becoming recognized as a
premier method for resolving trauma symptoms. Our graduates are increasingly
sought out for referrals based on their SE training. more
Ongoing nonverbal interactions with our primary caregivers during the first year of life set a relational
foundation that is apparent both in the everyday life of the adult and in psychotherapy. Even though our
adult postural attitudes, gestures, gait and breathing patterns have changed over time, the foundations
established in our first year remain readily observable and available. Attending to these patterns within
psychotherapy is especially powerful.
Edinburgh Gestalt Institute, ...more