Integrated Somatic Psychology | Online Training
The ISP training in a nutshell:
Modern neuroscience has accumulated enough evidence that cognition, emotion, and behavior are not only a function of the brain but they also depend on the body and the environment. When the body shuts down through physical and energy defenses against overwhelming emotions, as is often the case, all three are compromised because of the disconnection of the body from the brain on one side and from the environment on the other.
In the Integral Somatic Psychology (ISP) professional training, a science-backed and body-based approach taught in more than a dozen countries, you will learn the science and practice of embodying emotions, the subject matter of my new book The practice of embodying emotions: A guide for improving cognitive, emotional, and behavioral outcomes.
Specifically, you will learn the following:
- Work with a wider range of emotions from the very first session
- Help your clients undo body and energy 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
- Help your clients access collective archetypal resources to help with emotional access and regulation
- Improve mindfulness and spiritual practices by embodying emotions
There will be a daily live demonstration with a participant and a practice session under the supervision of an able assistant to ensure that you are learning the method optimally.
Raja Selvam, PhD
This is an European online training.
– a psychiatrist, psychologist, social worker, marriage and family therapist, counselor, art, movement or breath therapist, coach, bodyworker, energy worker, psychology trainer or educator, clergy, meditation or spiritual teacher, you will find the training valuable provided your work also involves psychological processing.
It is helpful if you already include the physical body in your work to some extent. Your familiarity with the body can be through body awareness or movement practice, body-based mindfulness or meditation practice, yoga or bodywork, or energy work. However, prior work with body or energy is not the prerequisite for admission to the training.
Module 1: November 24-27, 2022
Module 2: May 25-28, 2023
Module 3: November 23-26, 2023
10:00 – 13:00hrs and 15.00-18.00hrs
This training is only for people with a completed body-oriënted education.
|ISP training||Complete training:
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