What is Somatic Psychotherapy? An attempt of an explanation


Despite its long history, Somatic Psychotherapy defies definition. This presentation aims to clarify the field’s philosophical roots, historical events, main commonalities and differences, strengths and weaknesses, the current state of Somatic Psychotherapy in Australia, and address a possible future. It is hoped that the presentation will provide a useful overview of Somatic Psychotherapy, encourage practitioners to reflect on body-mind and embodiment inclusion into their clinical work, and show avenues to do so.           

Ernst Meyer

Ernst Meyer is a somatic psychotherapist in private practice in Sydney. He specialises in trauma work with retired police officers and their families. His initial training was under Jeff Barlow in the Australian College of Contemporary Somatic Psychotherapy (ACCSP), and later with the Jansen Newman Institute (JNI). He is a clinical member of PACFA, and a full member of the European Association of Body Psychotherapy (EABP). He has been part of the Somatic Psychotherapy Leadership Group within PACFA since 2017.

Members $30
Students $25
Non-members $40

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2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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