Webinar : Moving into Presence

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Webinar : The Evolution of Subjectivity

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Training Video:

Developmental Somatic Psychotherapy

An Introduction

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Developmental Somatic Psychotherapy, created by Ruella Frank, Ph.D., is a relational and movement-oriented approach to psychotherapy within a gestalt therapy framework.

Inspired by the work of developmental psychologists, motor theorists, and somatic educators, Developmental Somatic Psychotherapy is a template for understanding and working with early psycho-physical blocks as they emerge in the here-and-now of the adult therapy session. more…

The Training Program:

Developmental Somatic Psychotherapy

Since the core of this training is experiential, an in-depth personal exploration of these early patterns is emphasized. Developing a distinct and cohesive experience of their own bodies teaches therapists to pay acute attention to the subtle rhythmic nonverbal patterns that continually emerge within the client and therapist relationship.

Starting in 2024, the March 2024 – May 2025 training program will consist of eight separate modules, every other month, of two and a half days each. more…


From the book Creative License (Spagnuolo Lobb, Amendt-Lyon, Eds.), excerpt from Ruella Frank’s chapter “Embodying Creativity, Developing Experience: The Therapy Process and Its Developmental Foundation”

(…) I ask Michele to press her spine into the back of the chair and to wiggle around until she is sure that her spine and the back cushion are connected.

Then I ask her to lift and drop her arms and hands, one at a time, onto the chair’s arm rests. Once done, I ask Michele what she notices. “I feel my spine against the back cushion of the chair, but I don’t feel my arms or hands,” she says. more…