Somatic resources

For more information on the field of somatic therapy and education, and schools that provide training in somatics, visit International Somatic Movement Therapists and Educators Association.

Somatic sources

School for Body Mind-Centering Bonnie Bainbridge-Cohen’s courses and training program for somatic movement therapists and educators incorporates infant developmental movement patterns with movement awareness and touch therapies for each anatomical system.  www.bodymindcentering.com/

MamaBebe  My workshops and training series on child development, developmental movement for infants, and addressing developmental delay for children with challenges.

Global Somatics  Suzanne River’s courses and training program, for somatic movement therapists and educators incorporates infant developmental movement patterns with movement awareness, with touch therapies for each anatomical system and with energy work.  www.globalsomatics.com/

Fusion Trainings  Neurodevelopmental specialist and educator Janet Oliver provides workshops in sensory motor reflex integration with a focus on school age children. http://www.planforlearning.com/fusion_training.html

Institute of Neuro-Physiological Psychology. Dr. Sally Goddard-Blythe.  Clinic, research, professional training and publications on reflex integration for academic and behavioral improvement among children. www.inpp.org.uk/

Reflex integration

Svetlana Masgutova Educational Institute Dr. Svetlana Masgutova.  Clinic, research, professional training and publications on reflex integration for academic and behavioral improvement. masgutovamethod.com/

HANDLE Institute  Professional training and publications on helping children with neurodevelopmental challenges, including autism spectrum disorder.  www.handle.org

Rhythmic Movement Training  Dr. Harald Bloomberg, based on the work of Kerstin Linde.  Professional training and publications on reflex integration for academic and behavioral improvement for children.  http://www.rhythmicmovement.org/

Mindfulness practices

Hakomi Psychotherapy  The Hakomi Method is a body-centered, somatic approach that combines the Eastern traditions of mindfulness and non-violence with a unique, highly effective Western methodology. Hakomi  is applied primarily as an experiential psychotherapy, but is also designed to be integrated by other practitioners in a wide variety of contexts.  In a therapeutic context, the body’s structures and habitual patterns become a powerful doorway to unconscious core material, including the hidden core beliefs which shape our lives, relationships, and self-images. www.hakomiinstitute.com/

Vippassana Insight Meditation Society, http://www.dharma.org/ and Common Ground Meditation Center, http://www.commongroundmeditation.org/

Zen Buddhism & Tibetan Buddhism, http://www.shambhalasun.com/ and Pema Chodron at  http://pemachodronfoundation.org/ and http://cloudsinwater.org/

Somatic professional associations

ISMETA.  International Somatic Movement Educators and Therapists Association.  www.ismeta.org/

Body-Mind Centering Association.  www.bmcassociation.org/