Seattle School of Body-Psychotherapy

A Somatic Psychotherapy Training Program

Incorporating the work of Wilhelm Reich and Core Energetics with contemporary therapies and indigenous practices, students of SSBP's integrative certification program gain a strong foundation from which to organize their approach to clients. The result is as spiritual as it is psychological, opening the client's perception to the greater world around them as well as to their own unique offering which I call "Referencing From the Self".


Check out the upcoming
~FIND YOUR JOY~ summer workshops
on our Special Events page!


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Find Your Joy ~ with Aylee Welch, LICSW

An Introductory Somatic Psychotherapy Workshop for professionals and people interested in opening their capacity for joy in their life

Saturday & Sunday June 22 - 23, 2019   Seattle, Washington
Saturday & Sunday July 13-14, 2019 Seattle, Washington
Saturday & Sunday August 10-11, 2019 Seattle, Washington

Provides 13 1/2 CEU hours through NASW

Saturday 9 am - 6 pm   Sunday 9 am - 4 pm

Space is Limited  in Seattle
Registration is $325

Traditional psychotherapy works toward congruence in a person’s thinking, emotions, actions, and life choices. Body-oriented therapy understands that the body is also profoundly affected by our life experiences.  Identifying and releasing attitudes and old images held in our physical structure adds an important component to therapy. This promotes lasting change, allowing for free flow of life energy from within us so we can more fully realize our life, our joy.

This experiential workshop will give participants the opportunity to experience the basic premises of Somatic Psychotherapy that originated with Wilhelm Reich and now integrates Core Energetics and contemporary approaches including body-oriented approaches and current neurobiology and trauma therapy. The workshop combines lectures with movement and experiential opportunities. I also bring my understanding of many other practices to employ creativity and spirituality to enhance the journey.

 If you would like to organize a summer workshop in your neck of the woods be sure to let us know!

 Alumni Retreat with Aylee Welch, LICSW director of Seattle School of Body-Psychotherapy

July 5-6, 2019 Seattle, Washington

Registration due by May 15, 2019 $285.

Open to anyone who has completed a Core Energetics program and is in good standing with their school.

Herbal Support for Mental Health Difficulties ~ 

with Aylee Welch, LICSW; Master Herbalist

No current workshops scheduled this year

9am - 5 pm

14 CEU hours through NASW

I am a Master Herbalist who has attended two different herb schools and many other workshops.  I consider myself a Community Herbalist as opposed to a Medical or Clinical Herbalist who has more extensive training in chemistry and biology.  I love to pass along my knowledge of plants and encourage others to work with plant remedies on behalf their and their family's health and well being.  This workshop is for mental health practitioners as well as people interested for themselves. 

These days many people are self-prescribing natural remedies.  But there are many things to look at in order to find the best plant or formula for each person's constitution and situation.  Friday will cover many disorders and plant based remedies to support treatment.  We will discuss how general health, gut flora, nutrition and exercise effect mental health and look at a variety of supportive approaches including adaptogens and alteratives, nervines, anxiolitics, uplifting herbs and aromatic remedies.  We will also discuss constitution and how this can inform our choices of support.  Saturday is a practical day looking at the plants and learning how to make remedies.  You will have the option of taking Friday class alone. 

$285. for both days; $175 for just one day; there will be a small materials fee for Saturday. 


Monthly Process Group
The current Monthly Group will be adding new members in September 2019.  This group meets Saturdays once a month, from 9am - 1 pm.

It is wonderful for me to be a part of this space that we create where we endeavor to be genuine and open, exploring our own ability to risk and to be open to others.  The groups are a combination of exercise and process work.  The exercises energize and open our physical system.  It is a playful way to explore different attitudes and feeling states and sets the stage for the work we do each session.

Along with process-oriented therapy we use other modalities for the work and take advantage of the extra energy provided by having a group of people. The group provides a supportive, non-judgmental environment to explore the issues that come up in our lives and in our interactions with one another.

Group is a wonderful adjunct to individual therapy and gives us an opportunity to explore and create the deeper connection that we all long for.

Call soon for more information and screening appointment as there is some preparation required.


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