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The USABP is the leader in delivering integrative somatic learning resources for mental health professionals, somatic practitioners, and more.

The United States Association for Body Psychotherapy (USABP) is pleased to support the extended education needs of Psychologists, Social Workers, Mental Health Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, Somatic Practitioners, BodyWorkers, and others working in the healing professions. We have been advancing the practice of Body Psychotherapy since 1976.

Designed with your professional success in mind, our self-paced online extended education programs offer techniques, demos, theory, case studies, research, experiential exercises, and more. Expand your imagination in the art of healing. Enjoy the flexibility of participating in USABP-provided courses live or as a home study here on this site. You can fit extended education time into your active schedule.

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Treating Trauma and Addiction with the Felt Sense Polyvagal Model: A Bottom Up Approach

The International Focusing Institute, in a USABP Spotlight Series Event, present a new way of understanding and treating trauma and addiction. Introduced by Jan Winhall.

This webinar presents a new way of understanding and treating trauma and addiction. The Felt Sense Polyvagal Model provides a paradigm shift from the traditional disease approach to an embodied understanding of trauma and its underbelly, addiction, through the lens of the autonomic nervous system.

This course comes with:

  • Video that includes theory, training, experiential, and client demo
  • Quiz - Coming soon!
  • Handouts (body cards) to use for yourself and with clients
  • Articles to support your understanding and for greater insight
  • Training slides from the presentation

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Enjoy this Free event reflecting on our field's long lineage of teachings with Judyth Weaver. 

In this video participants: 

  • will have the experience of “feeling for themselves” without judgement, and explore the possibilities of passing it on to others.
  • will have the understanding of helping others connect in these simple, profound manners of explorations.
  • may have more awareness of the sensations of connecting and disconnecting and how to use them with therapeutic issues.

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 The United States Association for Body Psychotherapy was founded in 1996 as an umbrella organization for the emerging profession of body psychotherapy. Our dual mission is to advance the field of somatic psychology and to assist our members in getting their work out into the world. Thus we represent not just individual members like you but also various institutional organizations as we advocate for our field on a national stage. And we nurture promising students through their education, training and licensing . Learn more about membership.

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