Who we are… What we do…
The International Association of Psychosomatic Therapy (INTAPT) is a non-profit professional association that was established in 2003 to support Psychosomatic Therapy Students, Practitioners and Teachers in the field of Psychosomatic Therapy. The Association operates independently of The Psychosomatic Therapy College and is designed to provide resources for its members, promote best practice and build professional recognition globally.
Psychosomatics is a movement of people who believe passionately in the work, it is made up of Teachers, Practitioners and Students as well as those who have been on large personal journeys.
What is Psychosomatic Therapy?
Psychosomatic Therapy complements a holistic approach to the prevention and management of human disease based on the bilateral relationship between the mind (psyche) and body (soma).
It involves the systematic analysis of the body’s physiology in terms of its shape, size and structure, which have been determined by an individual’s genetics, environment and emotional state. Face and body analysis techniques enable practitioners to readily identify imbalances in the body, which provide an indication of the client’s repetitive emotional and cognitive behaviours.
All aspects of the physiology are assessed including biomechanical function, quality of muscular tissue, muscle-to-fat ratio, weight distribution, structural symmetry and the particulars of facial features.
How does Psychosomatic Therapy work?
Once areas of stress, tension and discomfort are apparent, the aim of the therapist is to restore mental, emotional and physical balance. A combination of techniques is applied including emotional-release bodywork, counselling, postural alignment, breathing techniques and detailed body-mind analysis and reporting. The practitioner explores the mental, emotional, physical and biological aspects of clients’ overall health and provides them with detailed assessments with practical exercises so they can understand and participate in their own healing process.
What are the benefits of Psychosomatic Therapy?
Psychosomatic Therapy offers holistic healing benefits to clients as it addresses the emotional and physical factors that contribute to overall health and happiness. Clients may include individuals who are experiencing physical ailments, emotional issues or postural problems. Psychosomatics empowers individuals with a deeper understanding of their innate tendencies and the subtle but powerful changes required to achieve greater satisfaction in all aspects of life, including their relationships, occupation and health.
How can I learn Psychosomatic Therapy?
Psychosomatic Therapy compliments other alternative modalities, particularly remedial massage and counselling. Students can enrol in Certificate III, IV and Diploma government-accredited courses in Australia and Canada. Individuals with qualifications in Psychosomatic Therapy can work in a variety of clinical settings, the fitness industry and psychology-based professions.