Improve Your Outcomes by Helping Your Clients Embody their Emotions
The ISP™ Professional Training has been designed to help improve cognitive, emotional, and behavioral outcomes in all therapies on the basis of clinical implications of older and newer evidence-based theories in cognitive psychology and neuroscience on the physiology of cognition, emotion, and behavior, including the newer paradigms of embodied and embedded cognition and enactive emotion.
For more information about Integral Somatic Psychology™, the science behind it, and the evidence that supports its effectiveness in any psychological process, visit our section What is Integral Somatic Psychology?
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Join the thousands of therapists using Dr. Selvam’s scientific approach to transform your practice. This premium training has been designed to help you improve outcomes in all therapies.
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How to Develop Practical Skills in an Easy-to-Learn Scientific Approach
We will study the findings on how cognition, emotion, and behavior depend not only on the brain but also on the body and the environment; how cognition, emotion, and behavior are inter-related in the physiology of the brain and the body and its relationship to the environment; and how emotion and greater involvement of the body in emotional experience are important for improving cognition, emotion, and behavior.
We will also study the older and newer findings on the physiology of emotions in-depth in relation to the physiology of self-regulation in the brain and the body.
We will learn and practice clinical strategies that can be implemented in all therapies for involving the body more in a broader range of emotional experiences (primary, secondary, and always-present and often-overlooked sensorimotor emotions), to develop greater affect tolerance through the body, and improve cognitive, emotional, behavioral, physical, energetic, relational, or spiritual outcomes.
We will also learn how to use the concept of archetypes from Jungian psychology to connect the individual to resources at the various levels of the collective, to access, expand, regulate, tolerate, and stay longer with emotional experiences in the body so as to learn most from them.
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*Integral Somatic Psychology is neither a regulatory nor licensing organization and therefore not sanctioned to certify, license, or otherwise bestow the legal authorization to practice as a mental health professional.