In this four-week course, we will learn the science behind the practice of embodying emotions. We’ll learn how to go about the practice of embodying emotions in four simple steps. We will learn how to implement a seven-step protocol to use when we run into a very limited capacity for emotional suffering. In the fourth and final module, we will look at the comprehensive model of the psyche from Integral Somatic Psychology (ISP) and see how the building of capacity to tolerate opposites in human experience through the practice of embodying emotions can improve our diverse spiritual practices.
Every module will have guided exercises to have participants experience the practice of embodying emotions and their various benefits firsthand. The course will also expand the definition of emotion and the range of emotions so that participants can quickly find an emotion to work within every situation they face.
Raja Selvam, Ph.D., is the developer of Integral Somatic Psychology (ISP), an approach based on the science of embodied cognition, emotion, and behavior in cognitive and affective neuroscience. He is a licensed clinical psychologist and a senior trainer in Dr. Peter Levine's Somatic Experiencing program. Dr. Selvam has taught for 25 years in the Americas, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and the Far East. His work is influenced by psychoanalytic approaches, Jungian psychology, body psychotherapy systems, bodywork and energy work schools, yoga, quantum physics, and Advaita Vedanta. Selvam's publications include the 2013 “Jung and Consciousness,” published in Spring.