Body-Centered Psychotherapy

This term describes therapeutic approaches that integrate a client’s physical body into the therapy process. At the foundation of the mind-body connection, basic skills are explored to assist the client to use the body as a resource to decrease anxiety and increase a sense of grounding and calm.

Also referred to as somatic psychotherapy, this process highlights the intimate relationship between the human body and the psychological well-being of a person. Body-centered psychotherapists view the body as a resource for self-discovery and healing.