USABP Summer Special

The USABP is offering something special this summer. You can spend the 1st Wednesday of each month in June-July-August with USABP President Beth Haessig. She will close the last three months of her term by being available for this LIVE-Q & A format through the medium of a WEBINAR. Ask a Question, Have a Conversation, Share an Experience, Feel like you're part of the USABP community, through experiential exercises or real-live dialogue. Call in to interact with a real live body-centered professional, whether it's involving a personal issue or professional - they want to keep you hooked in for the summer months through their LIVE CALL-IN WEBINARS.

International Body Psychotherapy Journal Spring 2017 online now

The International Body Psychotherapy Journal announces the publication of their Spring 2017 Journal, available online now.

APPPAH’s 20th International Congress

It is a pleasure and a privilege to welcome you to the APPPAH 20th International Congress! Our Congress Chair, Co-Chair, and Committee are looking forward to hosting this special event at the beautiful Town and Country Resort and Convention Center in sunny San Diego, California. We are beyond ecstatic to have you! New times require new leaders, capable of bringing increased creativity and awareness to their work with the knowledge and skills required to be agents of positive change. In periods of significant scientific, psychological, and social transformation, old paradigms begin to erode, and new ways of thinking, leading, and interacting spring into action. The APPPAH 20th International Congress is designed to spotlight these new discoveries and open windows into ways of thinking appropriate for an interconnected pre- and perinatal global learning environment.

Body Psychotherapy Case Studies

In 2014, the EABP Science & Research Committee (SRC) established a set of simple ‘Guidelines' for BP/SP Case Studies. We are now engaged in collecting a number of possible contributions for a soon-to-be published book on “Body Psychotherapy Case Studies” (at end 2017 / early 2018). This is part of the SRC remit to help to try and establish a reasonably good ‘scientific’ basis for Body Psychotherapy; and to increase awareness of different types of valid research - case studies being one of these; and to increase awareness of different ways of working in the field of Body Psychotherapy / Somatic Psychology; and we are intending to use some of the ‘project’ money in our SRC budget for this purpose. We would like to invite you to help us in this project. We hope that a reasonable percentage of you will respond.

Common Ground in Body Psychotherapy

Common ground is an interesting phrase that has been in usage for a long time. The term “common ground” means different things to different people and sometimes even different things to the same person at different moments of his/her life. What exactly do we mean by the term “common ground” was the starting point for our discussion with each participant bringing a specific contribution to this dialogue and debate.

The Spring 2017 issue (31-3) of JOPPPAH is now available

Authors Amika Dharmadhikari, Gajanan Kelkar, and Avinash Dharmadhikari of the Manashakti Institute in India generated discussion among the JOPPPAH editorial staff. It is the usual journal policy to publish only articles with unanimous support of the editorial team. Three of the four editorial team members found this article to meet the journal's quality standards for clinical contributions and valued its potential to add a unique cultural perspective. However, our Associate Editor, Dr. Thomas R Verny, dissented on this article over concerns that it did not contribute new insights and that it was not scientifically sound. He also expressed concern about the potential mixing of religion and science. However, since this is rather common in work from India, the rest of the team felt the article merited attention as it does present another cultural perspective that includes recognition of the soul in clinical approaches.

Integration: A Call for Papers

How do you integrate scientific knowledge, training and application into your clinical work? What advice do you have as practitioners approach the diversity in trainings to learn ways to craft their own? We want to hear and share your thoughts with our readers. Deadline for submissions is ongoing, final acceptance date is June 1, 2017.

2nd World Congress on Midwifery and Women’s Health

  Thinking about summer plans? Here's an interesting conference, August 28-30, 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Midwives play a crucial role in educating women in terms of their...

APPPAH Offers Free Articles

APPPAH is offering free articles on their website relating to life before birth, prenatal music and sound, the birth experience, birth and violence, prenatal parenting and primal health and womb ecology. They offer a treasure trove of pertinent essays from leaders in the prenatal and perinatal psychology and health field.

The Center for GiGong Healing

Master Mingtong Gu and the TCC team will offer their annual Winter of Wellness January 11 through February 8, 2017.