The International Somatic Movement Education and Therapy Association
A collaborative of individuals and organizations dedicated to evolving the field of Somatic Movement Education and Therapy.
"Somatics is the study of the self from the perspective of one’s lived experience, encompassing the dimensions of body, psyche, and spirit."
"We learn to ‘listen’ to our inner bodily knowing and ‘speak’ with our bodies from the truth of who we are."
"Movement is life. Life is a process. Improve the quality of the process and you improve the quality of life itself"
"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!"
Somatic Movement News & Events
ISMETA Affiliated Professional Organizations
Organizations that are actively serving the professional field of somatic movement education or therapy
What our members say
"As a Somatic Movement professional it is important for me to be part of the ISMETA community to network, gain knowledge and support."
"The ISMETA community is a place for me to share, contribute and grow."
"I love being a part of a community of Somatic Movement professionals committed to high, ethical standards of practice."
"I greatly admire ISMETA's dedication to bringing Somatic Movement to the world while helping the field move forward."
"ISMETA is recognized as an association that can bring relevance, trust and worthy credentials to those of us in Somatic Movement therapeutic work."
2019 Federation MBS Blog
Cellular Consciousness ~ Lorelie Bond, RN, RSME/T
Proprioception on Ice: Perspectives from a Frozen Stage
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