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integral somatic psychology


Integral Somatic Psychology
An Easy-To-Learn Scientific Method to Improve Outcomes in All Therapies

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Phone: (424) 256-9477

Integral Somatic Psychology™ (ISP™) is an effective somatic psychology approach that helps your clients achieve optimal mental health by fully embodying their emotions.

ISP has been developed to shorten therapy times and improve diverse outcomes in all therapy modalities including body psychotherapy systems such as Somatic Experiencing® (SE™) and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy.

ISP can also be taught to clients as a self-help tool for healing, and for enhancing their lives.

Over 2,000 mental health professionals have been trained in the ISP method. Click here to learn more about the ISP Professional Training.

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Integral Somatic Psychology was developed by Raja Selvam, PhD. Dr. Selvam is a licensed clinical psychologist and the author of The Practice of Embodying Emotions. He has taught for twenty-five years in over twenty countries. Dr. Selvam is also a Senior Faculty Member in Peter Levine’s Somatic Experiencing® (SE™) Training Program.

ISP Professional Training

The ISP™ Professional Training has been designed to help improve cognitive, emotional, and behavioral outcomes in all therapies on the basis of clinical implications of older and newer evidence-based theories in cognitive psychology and neuroscience on the physiology of cognition, emotion, and behavior, including the newer paradigms of embodied and embedded cognition and enactive emotion.

72 CE credits are available (Provided by Amedco)

Learn how to...

• Work with a wider range of emotions from the very first session

• Help your clients undo body defenses and embody their emotions

• Build tolerance for all feelings—especially uncomfortable ones

• Improve cognitive and behavioral outcomes in your work through embodying emotions

• Improve your results in working with psychophysiological or psychosomatic symptoms

• Help clients heal from traumas efficiently

• Improve your capacity for embodied emotional attunement

• Help clients heal their attachment wounds effectively

• Shorten treatment times in your practice

• Improve mindfulness and spiritual practices by embodying emotions

Click here to find an ISP Professional Training online or near you.

What graduates have to say:

“ISP has been profoundly helpful in providing a theoretical framework for working with the subtle bodies in the psychotherapeutic context. Raja’s modality provides a language and tools that clients can engage with. Many of my clients find addressing the energetic component of their experiences essential to their healing.”

—Nicole Quaid, MFT, SEP

“Having been interested in affect theory for many years, I found Raja's approach spot on in terms of redirecting attention to affect (rather than sensation) and connecting it to the whole body. This helped me understand why I was sometimes frustrated with SE™. On a personal level, I found the "hands-on" experience very valuable and meaningful, both as a patient and as a therapist.”

—Ruth Shidlo, PhD, SEP

“ISP was a very helpful addition to my training in Somatic Experiencing. The emphasis on the bodily experience of emotions and how to work with them—recognize, experience deeply, and manage/regulate—was invaluable for my professional and personal growth.”

—Kenneth Talan, MD, child


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