Improving Clinical Outcomes through Greater Embodiment
The Integral Somatic Psychology™ (ISP™) Professional Training aims at improving clinical outcomes through greater embodiment of all aspects of experience and all levels of the psyche in the physical body. ISP is a master training for experienced clinicians to increase their clinical effectiveness through greater integration of body, energy, and consciousness in the practice of any therapeutic modality.
Integral Somatic Psychology was developed by Raja Selvam, PhD, senior trainer in Peter Levine’s Somatic Experiencing® (SE™) professional trauma training program. ISP is a comprehensive approach to embodiment based on Western and Eastern psychology, currently taught in over a dozen countries in the US, Europe, and Asia.
For a detailed definition of Integral Somatic Psychology, the science behind it, and the evidence that supports its effectiveness in any psychological process, visit our section What is Integral Somatic Psychology?
The course is a certificate program, consisting of 3 live training modules, of 4 days each. 24 CE Credits are available to US professionals for each of the training modules, for a total of 72 credit hours. Visit our CE Credits page for detailed information.
What Benefits does Integral Somatic Psychology offer?
- Learn how to work with defenses in the physical as well as the energy body. Learn how the physical and the energy bodies are involved in generating and defending against psychological experiences such as emotions. We draw from a century of scientific research, knowledge that is not well integrated into current psychotherapy and body psychotherapy approaches, and from energy psychologies.
- Learn how to work more effectively with stress, trauma, emotion, attachment, cognition, and behavior through the physical and energy bodies: How to regulate the body without destroying the very experience you are working with by excessively regulating it, a common weakness in many body-oriented and energy-oriented approaches that are currently popular in mainstream psychology. This is particularly helpful if you are trained in body-based mindfulness approaches or Somatic Experiencing (SE).
For specific benefits that those trained in SE can get from ISP, please click here to download.
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.