The International Somatic Movement Education and Therapy Association


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An Introduction to Trauma-Informed Practices for Somatic Movement Professionals
June 9, 2023

"Somatics is the study of the self from the perspective of one’s lived experience, encompassing the dimensions of body, psyche, and spirit."

Thomas Hanna

"We learn to ‘listen’ to our inner bodily knowing and ‘speak’ with our bodies from the truth of who we are."

Peggy Hackney 

"Movement is life. Life is a process. Improve the quality of the process and you improve the quality of life itself"

Moshe Feldenkrais 

"The mind is like the wind and the body like the sand: if you want to know how the wind is blowing, you can look at the sand."

Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen 

"Breathe and be ready to change! Change is here to stay!"

Irmgard Bartenieff

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A review by Florian Filtzinger, RSME, ISMETA Board of Directors, Berlin, Germany   This November, the...
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Voices, Reflections & Echoes from the Engaging Embodiment Conference

Maria Luisa, ISMETA Board President We did it! We ALL did it! Our ISMETA Conference...

Why not Martial Arts !

Why not Martial Arts ! Hoffman Soto, RSME Back in the mid to late 80s...

Humanity in a time of Collective Initiation

Linda Hartley - RSMT, Director of the Institute for Integrative Bodywork and Movement Therapy, an ISMETA...

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