Available to Non-Members for $ 30.00.  This allows you access to the 3 webinars through the entire month of May. 

YOU must be registered BEFORE May 2, 2017 in order to attend any of the webinars listed below.  Registration is NOT for one webinar but for all the webinars.

Please allow up to 12 hours for your registration links.  PLEASE KEEP this email as each webinar you will need to register and it will have the link to review the webinars.

We hope that you enjoy our last webinar series of the Spring!!


In addition to body psychotherapy, the practice of yoga has the potential to inform us how to guide a client into greater intimacy with the present moment experience–right here right now. What does this look like? Join USABP President Beth Haessig, Psy.D., licensed psychologist, certified Core Energetic practitioner, and certified yoga therapist as she shows us how the yogic perspective plays an integral role in her body psychotherapy practice.

In the month of May, come learn from three triple-focused yogis/somatic practitioners/psychologists to see how this ancient philosophy is aligned with what we do as body psychotherapists, today.

Whether you are a body psychotherapist looking for a yogic understanding, or a yogi looking to bring more body-centered practices into your session, join our month-long series on YOGA and BODY-CENTERED PSYCHOTHERAPY.

May 3, 2017 7:00 PM EST
Beth Haessig, Psy.D. (President USABP)

“Coming into Alignment with Life and Love”

What is Yoga?

  • How can your yoga practice serve your psychotherapy practice?
  • How to help clients:
    • get out of their minds and into their bodies.
    • to know the “postures” they are assuming in their lives.
    • to know who they are apart from their story.

BIO: Beth Haessig, Psy.D. is President of our Association. She is a licensed psychologist, certified Core Energetic practitioner, and a certified yoga therapist. She specializes in PTSD, anxiety, and eating issues, and has a private practice in Denville NJ. She also works in an urban hospital serving people who suffer from obesity. For more information, see

May 10, 2017 – 7:00 PM EST
Chris Walling, Psy.D (President-Elect USABP)

“The Role of Yogic Meditation in Restoring Brain Function”

Maintaining a sharp brain with age throughout the lifecycle is one of the number one fears of baby boomers (Sharp, 2015). As we age, we aim for healthy longevity, high quality of life and peace of mind, but staggering statistics indicate women’s lifetime risk for Alzheimer’s Disease is 1 in 6 now, and 1 in 11 for men. Join us for this experiential presentation where Dr. Chris Walling, Outreach Chairman of the Alzheimers Research Prevention Foundation & Presdient-Elect of USABP will outline an evidenced based yogic meditation protocol recently published in the Journal of Alzheimers Disease.
BIO: Chris Walling, PsyD, MBA, C-IAYT has been an active leader in healthcare for nearly two decades. His work integrates the developmental, biological, and somatic aspects of the lifespan. His work in academic medicine has included the administration of multidisciplinary leadership teams in hematology-oncology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, and geriatric psychiatry. Dr. Walling’s service in geriatric psychiatry began as the Executive Administrator for the UCLA Longevity Center and Division of Geriatric Psychiatry in 2010. It was there through his work with world class physician researchers he began to explore the applications of yoga therapy in mental health. He currently serves as Chairman of the Education Advisory Committee for the Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Foundation. He is a certified yoga therapist through the International Association of Yoga Therapists, and a Certified Yoga and Meditation instructor through Yoga Alliance.

Dr. Walling is the new President-Elect of the United States Association of Body Psychotherapy. His clinical focus in the behavioral sciences has examined the intersections of neuropsychotherapy, affect regulation, and body psychology. His research on Proprioception and Interoception in Somatic Experiencing Praxis received the 2016 President’s Award for Research Excellence at California Southern University. Dr. Walling is the Clinical Director of Soma Psychological Services in Los Angeles, California where he specializes in stress related disorders, trauma, couples work, and addiction recovery. He teaches internationally on topics such as resilience, mindfulness, and psychological wellbeing. He is also on the faculty for the Prema Yoga Institute based in New York, NY.


May 24, 2017 – 7:00 PM EST
Dr. Barnaby Barratt, Ph.D

“Breath, Subtle Energy and Awareness”

Although yoga has become popular in North America, the public generally associates it with specialized sequences of physical positions and movements. Yet the ancient texts of yogic philosophy, the best known of which are the Yoga Sūtras written by Patañjali, emphasize the purpose of these practices as a route toward spiritual awareness. In this webinar, the significance of the way in which our breath connects us with subtle energy systems that flow within us and all around us will be discussed, as well as the conditions of awareness as a process qualitatively different from intellectual knowledge. Given the congruence of yogic practices and body psychotherapy, the role of awareness in healing will be explored.

What attendees can expect to learn:

● The history and philosophy of yogic practices in relation to the aims of contemporary body psychotherapy.
● The range of traditional and current ideas about subtle energy systems and their connection to our day-to-day patterns of breathing.
● The notion of awareness and its central role in healing processes.


BIO: Barnaby B. Barratt, PhD, DHS, ABPP

Dr. Barnaby B Barratt is currently Director of Studies at the newly established Parkmore Institute (, which is enrolling its first doctoral students this Summer! Trained as a clinical and developmental psychologist, Barnaby is internationally known as a radical psychoanalyst, a sexuality consultant, somatic psychologist and teacher of tantric meditational practices. He currently practices in Johannesburg, South Africa, and also serves as Senior Research Associate at the Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research at the University of Witwatersrand.

Barnaby received his first doctorate from Harvard University in Psychology and Social Relations, his second PhD from the Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality. He has studied and practices in a variety of body psychotherapy modalities, is a certified teacher of yoga and a certified practitioner of the sen‑sib system of bodywork.

For a significant portion of his career, Barnaby held the position of Professor of Family Medicine, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Wayne State University Medical School in Detroit. He served as Chair of Somatic and Clinical Psychology at the now defunct Santa Barbara Graduate Institute and as Chair of Counseling and Somatic Psychology at Prescott College. In addition to these appointments, he has lectured and held professorial appointments at universities all over the world.

Barnaby is the author of twelve books including most notably (for those interested in this webinar): The Emergence of Somatic Psychology and Bodymind Therapy (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010) and Liberating Eros (Random House/Xlibris, 2009).

A full clinical member of the European Association for Body Psychotherapy and the United States Association for Body Psychotherapy, Barnaby is an elected Fellow of the American Psychological Association and of the American Academy for Psychoanalysis in Psychology. He also is a diplomate of the American Board of Professional Psychology.

Barnaby invites you to contact him at … you can read more about him at


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