Raja Selvam: Integral Somatic Psychotherapy

Raja Selvam, PhD, is a senior trainer in Peter Levine’s Somatic Experiencing (SE) professional trauma training programs and the developer of Integral Somatic Psychotherapy (ISP), an advanced approach for integrating body, energy, and consciousness into any psychological process, designed for experienced clinicians. Raja’s eclectic approach draws from bodywork systems of Postural Integration, Biodynamic Cranio-Sacral Therapy, and Polarity Therapy, body-psychotherapy systems of Reichian Therapy, Bioenergetics, and Bodynamic Analysis, Jungian and Archetypal psychologies, psychoanalytic schools of Object Relations and Inter-Subjectivity, Somatic Experiencing (SE), Affective Neuroscience, and Advaita Vedanta, a spiritual tradition from India. Raja’s article on treating trauma symptoms among Indian tsunami survivors was published in Traumatology (September 2008). Jung and Consciousness was published in analytical psychology journal Spring (Fall 2013). Raja teaches in the United States, England, France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, Russia, Italy, Israel, India, Sri Lanka, Hong Kong, China, and Brazil. See website for information on ISP trainings.

Published July 2014. See: Printable PDF transcript.