Are you interested?

The Radix training programme is a course for psychologists, psychotherapists, counsellors and other allied health professionals who wish to extend their professional experience to incorporate the role of the body and emotions into psychotherapy.

By helping practitioners to greatly increase the presence and emotional depth of their work, Radix training can be a powerful adjunct for existing verbal and body work practices or can be the basis of a professional practice in its own right.

Psychiatrists, psychologists, clinical social workers, marriage and family counsellors, dance therapists, holistic health practitioners, chiropractors, and massage therapists have all found training in Radix of great value to themselves and their clients.

The training programme is also an excellent course for new graduates who wish to obtain a solid grounding in some of the essential qualities and skills underpinning any effective counselling and psychotherapy practice as well as the fundamentals and application of somatic psychotherapy.

Non professionals seeking a career change who are able to demonstrate an ability to master conceptual and technical material at a professional level of competence are also welcome to apply. Acceptance into the training programme is based on an openness to learning and self understanding rather than academic or professional qualifications.

Graduates of the programme have found that this training has increased their effectiveness as therapists and counsellors. It has enlivened and developed their practices and enhanced their personal development.

What is the focus of the training?

The Radix Training Programme is designed to give its trainees a very comprehensive education in the theory and practice of Radix body psychotherapy, the relationship of Radix to other somatic therapies and its place in clinical practice.

It requires trainees to develop their skills through three focuses:
• The trainee's own ongoing experiential work, which begins prior to or at beginning of the formal programme and continues at least to the conclusion of training. The heart of Radix training is the emphasis on the personal experiential work of the trainee. It is important to the process of a client that the therapist has explored the depths of their own experience, and is able to surrender to, and to be supportive of, their own deepest primary processes. This provides a solid grounding for the encouragement and support of these developments in their clients and creates a firm base of self knowledge to underpin one’s work as a psychotherapist.

• The study and application of theoretical and conceptual concepts underlying Radix body psychotherapy. These concepts are experienced, discussed and integrated into a clinical understanding. Teaching methods include mp3’s and written reading materials, short seminars, experiential and training workshops, research and written assignments, group presentations, practical and written exams and supervision.

• Supervised clinical practice. Upon deciding to apply for the Certified program, each trainee must establish a small practice group with whom they work individually and in group and workshop settings. This enables the specific concepts, applications and interventions taught to be practised and supervised in depth.

• This is a the equivalent of a postgraduate level course. Participating in the course and successfully completing it requires a strong commitment to your personal and professional growth and development.

The course is now offered in a series of modules. For detailed information about the program and the dates and venues for the latest modules please go to the Radix training website