What is Somatic or Body-Centered Therapy?

Body-centered or Somatic Psychology is a field within psychotherapy.  It’s not just taking a yoga class or walking during your psychotherapy session.  Those activities, sure can be great too.  There’s more to it as it relates to therapy though.  In this video I’ll tell you more about Somatic or Body-centered psychotherapy.  If the roots and theory are interesting to you, check out these links, which have more info on key figures, from pioneers to modern training programs.

William Reich

Alexander Lowen

The Hakomi Institute, was one of the first to train people in body-centered psychotherapy.

Somatic-An image from the Bates College exhibition "Our Positive Bodies"
An image from the Bates College exhibition “Our Positive Bodies”


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