Somatic Psychology

“Ultimately the body will rebel. Even if it can be temporarily pacified with the help of drugs, cigarettes or medicine, it usually has the last word because it is quicker to see through self-deception than the mind. We may ignore or deride the messages of the body, but its rebellion demands to be heeded because its language is the authentic expression of our true selves and of the strength of our vitality” (Miller, 2005).

This program seeks to link the mind-body dichotomy. Our main focus is the study of the mind/body interface, the relationship between our physical matter and our energy, the interaction of our body structures with our thoughts and actions.  We primarily look at a person’s relation to and empathy with their own felt body. This program is designed under the premise that non-verbal qualities mark most human communication, especially in the first years of life. Experience shows that psychological, social, cultural and political forces support the splitting and fragmentation of the mind-body unity. These pressures affect an individual’s mental, biological, and relational health. Join us and reconcile your mind-body divide to live fully and happily.


Somatic Psychology Professors


Somatic Psychology is available at these campuses:
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