Somatic Psychotherapy


Videos  (Fritz Perls and Gloria) (Hakomi 1) (Hakomi 2) (Regulating Anxiety) (Setting Boundaries) (Focusing Demo)

Somatic Tracking Playlist

Books and Articles

Adler, J. (2002). Offering from the conscious body: the discipline of authentic movement. Inner Traditions.

Chodorow, J. (2013). Dance therapy and depth psychology: the moving imagination.

Cornell, A. W. (1996). The power of focusing: a practice guide to emotional self-healing. New Harbinger Publications.

Feldenkrais, M. (2009). Awareness through movement: easy-to-do health exercises to improve your posture, vision, imagination, and personal awareness. HarperOne.

Feldenkrais, M. (2019). The elusive obvious: the convergence of movement, neuroplasticity, and health. North Atlantic Books.

Feldenkrais, M. (2005). Body and mature behavior: A study of Anxiety, sex, gravitation, and learning. Frog Books.

Feldenkrais, M. (2002). The potent self: a study of spontaneity and compulsion. Frog Books.

Gendlin, E. T. (1982). Focusing. Bantam New Age Books.

Gendlin, E. T. (1998). Focusing-oriented Psychotherapy: a manual of the experimental method. New York: Guilford Press.

Gendlin, E.T. (1984). The client’s client: The edge of awareness. In R.L. Levant & J.M. Shlien (Eds.), Client-centered therapy and the person-centered approach. New directions in theory, research and practice, pp. 76-107. New York: Praeger. From

Heller, L. & LaPierre, A. (2012). Healing developmental trauma: how early trauma affects self-regulation, self-image, and the capacity for relationship. North Atlantic Books.

Kurtz, R. (2007). Body-centered psychotherapy: the hakomi method: the integrated use of mindfulness, nonviolence and the body

Kurtz, R. (1984). The body reveals what your body says about you. HarperCollins.

Levine, P. (2008). Healing trauma: a pioneering program for restoring the wisdom of your body. Sounds True.

Levine, P. (2010). In an unspoken voice: how the body releases trauma and restores goodness. North Atlantic Books.

Levine, P. (1997). Waking the tiger: healing trauma. North Atlantic Books.

Mungall, R. (2018). Exploring the felt-sense.

Ogden, P., Minton, K., & Pain, C. (2006). Trauma and the body: a sensorimotor approach to psychotherapy. W. W. Norton & Company.

Ortner, N. (2013). The tapping solution: a revolutionary system for stress-free living. Hay House Inc.

Pallaro, P. (1999). Authentic movement: essays by Mary Starks Whitehouse, Janet Adler and Joan Chodorow. Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

Perls, F. (1992). Gestalt therapy verbatim. The Gestalt Journal Press.

Rothschild, B. (2000). The body remembers: the psychophysiology of trauma and trauma treatment. W. W. Norton & Company Inc.

Sarno, J. (1991). Healing back pain: the mind-body connection. Warner Books.

Taylor, P. & Saint-Laurent, R.(2017). Group Psychotherapy Informed by the Principles of Somatic Experiencing: Moving Beyond Trauma to Embodied Relationship, International Journal of Group Psychotherapy, 67:sup1, S171-S181.

Van der Kolk, B. (2015). The body keeps the score brain, mind, and body in the healing of trauma. Penguin Books.

Expressing Appreciation



Why Expressing Gratitude Can Be Hard

Why is Gratitude Hard

Why is Gratitude Good

Ways to Become More Grateful

Gratitude Difficult, Outrage Easy

Struggle to Feel Gratitude

Expressing Displeasure

Nonviolent Communication

Provocative Therapy

What Is Provocative Therapy?