ISP

 

ISP Module 2:
The Physiology of Attachment, Stress and Trauma

Working with Greater Efficiency through the Science of the Physiology of Attachment, Stress, and Trauma and Principles of Energy Psychology.

This module is part of the Integral Somatic Psychology Professional Training

Objectives:

Janie Scholom Integral Somatic Psychology

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.

Kenneth Talan, MD, SEP, Child and Adult Psychiatrist
  • How to work with extra-ordinary experiences of life-threatening stress and trauma as well as ordinary but overwhelming life experiences of development and relationship:
    – in the organs, glands, and blood vessels governed by the autonomic nervous system.
    – in the central nervous system areas of the brain and spinal cord and the structures that surround them.
    – through the layers of the individual energy (subtle) body.
  • Learn the physiology of emotions and other psychological experiences in the organs, glands, and blood vessels governed by the autonomic nervous system and in the central nervous system area of brain and spinal cord.
  • How to work with the lower energy centres and associated elements not covered in module one (earth and fire) and review the work with lower energy centres and associated elements covered in module one (ether, air, and water).
  • How to work more efficiently with life-threatening stress and trauma as well as ordinary but difficult life experiences of development and relationship by mobilising and embodying archetypal resources of the collective bodies through the two higher energy centres at the brow and the crown to facilitate physiological, energetic, and psychological transformation in an individual.
  • How to ensure that your spiritual growth unfolds in an embodied and grounded manner.

raja teaching

Curriculum:

1. The role of the autonomic nervous system and the organs, glands, and the blood vessels governed by it in generating as well as defending against physiological and psychological experiences in traumatic as well as non-traumatic but difficult life experiences of development and relationship. Relevant research including the emotional and attachment implications of the polyvagal theory of the autonomic nervous system and simple techniques for working with organs, glands, and blood vessels during psychological work.

2. The role of the central nervous system area of the brain and spinal cord and surrounding structures in generating as well as defending against traumatic as well as non-traumatic but difficult life experiences of development and relationship. Findings from science, body psychotherapy, and energy psychology.

 


Pre-Requisites for ISP Module 2:

Completion of ISP Module 1:The Physiology of Emotions and Attachment.

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 30 November, 2018
Early Bird – enrol by 30 December, 2018
Standard – enrol by 6 February, 2019
$4,300
$4,500
$4,700
Module 1: Feb 8 – 13, 2019
Module 2: Feb 13 – 18, 2020
Enrol in Both Modules
MELBOURNE
ISP Module 2: The Physiology of Attachment, Stress & Trauma
Pre-requisite: ISP Module 1

Date:
Thursday 13th - Tuesday 18th February 2020
Time:
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 30th September 2019)
Early Bird Fee - $2300 (AUD) (enrol by 30th November 2019)
Standard Fee - $2400 (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.
 
TRAINER
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.

PUBLICATIONS
* 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.