ISP Integral Somatic Psychology

 

What is Integral Somatic Psychology (ISP) ?

Improving Clinical Outcomes through the greater embodiment of all aspects of experience and all levels of the psyche. ISP is a complementary modality developed to increase the effectiveness of psychological work in any therapeutic or spiritual approach.

Integral Somatic Psychology was developed by Raja Selvam, PhD. It is a comprehensive approach to embodiment based on Western as well as Eastern psychology. It is currently taught in over a dozen countries in North America, Europe and Asia.

Janie Scholom Integral Somatic Psychology

As an SE Practitioner, I appreciate how Raja’s approach has given me a very concrete and easily accessible way to manage difficult or overwhelming emotional and physical states with my clients. I use ISP in every single session, with or without SE. My clients love the simple effectiveness of the tools both in the sessions and at home.

Annicka Henttonen Steiner, SEP

Integral Somatic Psychology (ISP) draws from Western and Eastern psychology, scientific research on the neurology and physiology of psychological experiences, empirical research from body psychotherapy schools plus bodywork, movement and energy work traditions.

Integral Somatic Psychology is not another approach to doing therapy. Nor is it a spiritual path. It is a complementary modality developed to increase the effectiveness of psychological work in any therapeutic or spiritual approach.

Integral Somatic Psychology Professional Training is a master training for experienced clinicians to increase clinical effectiveness by fully integrating body, energy, and consciousness into any psychological process.

The role of body, energy and consciousness in generating or disrupting psychological experiences in general and facilitating or hampering self and interactive regulation in particular is taught through applications in areas of widespread current clinical interest: affect regulation, attachment, stress, and trauma.

Integral Somatic Psychology Overview

What-is-ISP
ISP offers considerable flexibility and choice in the tools that may be used, as appropriate to the clinical setting of the therapist. These can include, awareness, movement, breath, sound, imagery, inter-personal resonance, self touch and other touch.

For an overview of the many aspects of Integral Somatic Psychology, including the science behind ISP and the evidence supporting its effectiveness in therapy, either click on the button below to display content or download the pdf.

 

Integral Somatic Psychology Resources

Embodiment of Emotions

Understanding and Improving Affect Tolerance: The Role of Attitude, Support and Embodiment
The paper offers a definition of affect tolerance, discusses three important factors that drive it, and their implications for improving the work with emotions in all therapeutic modalities. Improving affect tolerance can resolve symptoms and increase a person’s resilience so that symptoms do not form in the future.

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The Science of Embodied Cognition and Enactive Emotion: Implications for Improving Outcomes in all Therapies
The paper offers a definition of affect tolerance, discusses three important factors that drive it, and their implications for improving the work with emotions in all therapeutic modalities. Improving affect tolerance can resolve symptoms and increase a person’s resilience so that symptoms do not form in the future.

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How To Improve Outcomes in All Therapies Through Embodiment of Emotions?
Embodiment of emotions, defined here as the ability to expand emotional experiences to as much of the brain and body physiology as possible and to tolerate them for longer periods of time, has theoretical as well as empirical evidence for its effectiveness in improving not only emotional but also physical, energetic, cognitive, behavioral, relational and spiritual outcomes in therapeutic and spiritual modalities.

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How To Avoid Destroying Emotions When Tracking Body Sensations
This paper explains how tracking of body sensations can eliminate emerging emotions and then offers ways of working more effectively with emotions in the body to improve not just emotional outcomes but also cognitive, behavioral, relational, and spiritual outcomes in all therapeutic modalities.

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What is Integral Somatic Psychology? A conversation with Raja Selvam
The following is an edited transcript of Serge Prengel’s conversation with Raja Selvam for Somatic Perspectives on Psychotherapy. It varies substantively from the original interview. It was edited by Raja Selvam to make it more clear and informative. Published with permission from somaticperspectives.com

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Improving Outcomes With Integral Somatic Psychology

The Integral Somatic Psychology™ (ISP™) Professional Training aims at improving clinical outcomes through greater embodiment of all aspects of experience and all levels of the psyche in the physical body. ISP is a master training for experienced clinicians to increase their clinical effectiveness through greater integration of body, energy, and consciousness in the practice of any therapeutic modality.

Improving Outcomes in Somatic Experiencing
Improving Outcomes in Attachment Work
Improving Outcomes in Craniosacral Therapy
Improving Outcomes in Working with Emotions
Improving Outcomes in Exposure Therapy
Improving Outcomes in Focusing Therapy

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 1: The Physiology of Emotions & Attachment
Foundation Module

Date:
Friday 8th - Wednesday 13th February 2019
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 18th December 2018)
Early Bird Fee - $2300 (AUD) (enrol by 30th December 2018)
Standard Fee - $2400 (AUD)
Flexible payment plans 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
 

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.