ISP Module 1:
Embodiment of Emotions, Cognition & Behaviour Part 1

Working with Emotions and Attachment with Greater Efficiency through the Science of the Physiology of Emotions and Attachment and Principles of Energy Psychology.

This module is part of the Integral Somatic Psychology Professional Training

Improving outcomes in all therapies through the greater embodiment of emotions.

Janie Scholom Integral Somatic Psychology

ISP has developed into a rich treasure. In helping clients with difficult emotions such as fear, grief and pain my work has gained much more containment and depth. And during a severe flu combined with heart symptoms I was able to regulate my anxiety through what I have learned at ISP. I highly recommend ISP to therapists.

Johanna Krichbaum, MD, SEP

No matter what we are working on with our clients (trauma, attachment, spirituality or other ordinary life experiences), the work with emotions plays a central role. All those who do any psychological work (in psychotherapy, bodywork, energy work, or teaching) have much to gain from integrating the knowledge about the physiology of emotions from over a hundred years of scientific research in universities and clinical research in diverse body psychotherapy traditions.

Both mainstream psychotherapies and body psychotherapies including Somatic Experiencing® (SE™) and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy® (SP) can improve their work with emotions to a significant degree by learning how different types of emotions (primary, secondary, and tertiary or sensorimotor emotions) are generated, as well as defended against, in the brain and body physiology.

ISP can enhance skills for working wth emotions physiologically and psychologically at the same time without destroying them.


  • How to work with emotional or affective experiences more deeply and completely through the physical and energy bodies, work that can also significantly improve cognitive and behavioral work that you do with yourself and your clients.
  • How to work with psychophysiological or psychosomatic symptoms with greater effectiveness.
  • How different layers of your physical body are involved in generating and defending against different types of emotions and other psychological experiences.
  • How to work with your energy body through your physical body to balance cognition and emotion in your work.
  • The physiology of attachment in the muscular system of the physical (gross) body and in the layers of the energy (subtle) body.
  • How to develop your inter-personal resonance and use it to help yourself and your clients, especially in relationship work.

raja teaching


1. Basic principles of Integral Somatic Psychotherapy

  • The ISP framework: The individual physical (gross) body, the individual energy (subtle) body, the dynamic collective physical (gross) body, the dynamic collective energy (subtle) body, the dynamic collective body of unity, and the absolute collective body of unlimited of pure awareness or consciousness. Multi-disciplinary theoretical and empirical evidence for different levels of the ISP model from Western and Eastern sources.
  • All Western and Eastern therapeutic approaches as special cases of the integrative ISP framework. ISP as a master training for experienced professionals in any therapeutic modality with prior psychological and somatic expertise.
  • Embodiment of psychological experience in the individual physical (gross) body as the core clinical strategy in ISP. Four inter-related aspects of embodiment of psychological experience with a broad definition of emotion or affect as the bridge: Working with psychological, physiological, and energetic defenses to expand and deepen the experience in the body and to build capacity for tolerating it; and working with the experience cognitively and behaviorally to facilitate greater embodiment of the experience in the body, defined as a person’s stable relationship to the experience such as love or grief over time. Scientific evidence for effectiveness of embodiment in increasing clinical outcomes in cognitive, emotional, and behavioral work.
  • Three aspects of regulation: physiological, energetic, and psychological.
  • Presentation of case studies for the effectiveness of the Integral Somatic Psychology (ISP) approach in different cultures including a published peer reviewed research article.
Integral Somatic Psychology is neither a regulatory nor licensing organisation and therefore is not sanctioned to certify, licence, or otherwise bestow the legal authorisation to practice as a mental health professional.

ISP Professional Training

A Special Discount applies when enrolling in the full ISP program.

Super Early Bird – enrol by 18 January, 2019
Early Bird – enrol by 30 January, 2020
Standard – enrol by 6 February, 2020
Module 1: Online Viewing only
Module 2: Feb 13 – 18, 2020
Enrol in Both Modules

ISP Module 1: Embodiment of Emotions, Cognition & Behaviour Part 1
Foundation Module - Online Viewing Option - NO DATE RESTRICTION

Thursday 1st August 2019 - Thursday 30th January 2020
Online Viewing Option - a video review of all the module hours and demos, the training manual and hand-outs. May attend ISP 2 if a one hour ISP consult is taken with an assigned mentor to support orientation to the ISP approach.
Cost: Super Early Bird Fee - $1540 (AUD) (enrol by 18th January 2020)
Early Bird Fee - $1650 (AUD) (enrol by 30th January 2020)
Standard Fee - $1760 (AUD)
Flexible payment plans available - $77 admin fee applies.
Trainer: Dr. Raja Selvam

ISP Module 2: Embodiment of Emotions, Cognition & Behaviour Level 2
Pre-requisite: completion of ISP Module 1 by attendance or the online viewing option.

Thursday 13th - Tuesday 18th February 2020
Day 1: Registration - 9.00am     Start - 9.30am     End - 6.00pm Day 2 - 5: Start - 9.30am End - 6.00pm Day 6: Start - 9.30am End - 4.00pm
Cost: Super Early Bird Fee - $2200 (AUD) (enrol by 15th February 2020)
Early Bird Fee - $2310 (AUD) (enrol by 20th February 2020)
Standard Fee - $2420 (AUD)
Flexible payment plans are available - $77 admin fee applies.
Included: Morning and Afternoon Tea with GF and Vegetarian options.
Trainer: Dr. Raja Selvam
Venue: Holy Cross Centre, 207 Serpells Road, Templestowe VIC
Residential accommodation available - bookings via SE Australia.

Raja SelvamRaja Selvam PhD, SEP
Educator, Developer of Integral Somatic Psychology
Dr. Raja Selvam is the developer of Integral Somatic Psychology (ISP), an advanced approach for integrating body, energy and consciousness into any psychological process. He is also a senior trainer in Dr. Peter Levine’s Somatic Experiencing (SE) Professional Training for the resolution of trauma.

Raja’s eclectic approach draws from bodywork systems of Postural Integration, Biodynamic Cranio-Sacral Therapy, and Polarity Therapy, body psychotherapy systems of Reichian Therapy, Bio-energetics, and Bodynamic Analysis, Jungian and Archetypal psychologies, psychoanalytic schools of Object Relations and Inter-Subjectivity, Somatic Experiencing (SE), Affective Neuroscience, Quantum Physics, Yoga, and Advaita Vedanta.

Raja’s article on treating trauma symptoms among Indian tsunami survivors was published in Traumatology (September 2008). ‘Jung and Consciousness’, based on his clinical psychology doctoral dissertation on Advaita Vedanta and Jungian Psychology, was published in the analytical psychology journal Spring (Fall 2013).

Raja teaches in the United States, England, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Denmark, the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Italy, Turkey, Israel, Russia, India, Sri Lanka, Hong Kong, mainland China, South Africa, and Brazil.

Raja lead teams to India in 2015 and 2016 to treat tsunami victims and to train counsellors to increase the local capacity for treating trauma. He led teams to Sri Lanka after the civil war in 2011, 2012, and 2013 to train local counsellors to treat traumas of war, violence, loss, and displacement, in collaboration with Kindermissionwerk, Germany, and Don Bosco, Sri Lanka.

He is currently involved in increasing trauma treatment capacity among mental health professionals working with underprivileged communities in India, in collaboration with Prafulta, a Don Bosco organisation based in Mumbai, India.

* Selvam, R. (2004). Trauma, Body, Energy, and Spirituality. Positive Health, May, pp. 15-18.
* Selvam, R. (2005). Treating tsunami survivors for trauma: The effectiveness of a short-term psycho-physiological trauma treatment approach among South Asian tsunami survivors. Journal of Holistic Healthcare, Vol. 2, Issue 4, November.
* Parker, C., Doctor, R. M., and Selvam, R. (2008). Somatic Therapy Treatment Effects with Tsunami Survivors. Traumatology, Vol. 14, No. 3,
* Selvam, R. (2008). Advaita Vedanta and Jungian Psychology: Explorations Towards Further Reconciliation in East-West Dialogues on the Psyche (Pacifica Graduate Institute, Carpinteria, California). Unpublished doctoral dissertation.
* Selvam, R. (2008). Embodiment Exercises: How to Sense the Body to Increase Its Powers of Self Regulation, Audio CD set, 5 CDs.
*Selvam, R. (2013). Jung and Consciousness. Spring, Vol. 90, Fall 2013, pp. 155-177.