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.
- David Deida has written several books for men and women who want a fuller romantic life or who struggle with their current one. Deida’s books are also useful for psychotherapists wishing to advise their clients on how to better their intimate relationships. more
- Most techniques used in clinical psychology are what Terry Marks-Tarlow would consider to be “linear” – cause and effect relationships that usually require logic to find. Marks-Tarlow argues that more often, patients are dealing with problems that are best described by a more intuitive, nonlinear type of psychology. more
- Edited by Saphira Barbara Linden, introduces the intriguing application of transpersonal drama therapies to confront physical and mental illness. Her approach centers on the identification of one’s soul and achievement of human consciousness, out of which wholeness is reached and health is regained. more