The 7 segments: Exploring Psyche and Soma


One of the founders of body psychotherapy noted that different segments of the body were associated with psychological and emotional aspects of our selves. As an example, the ocular-including the eyes- reflects how we see the world and how we let ourselves be seen. One might see pleading or fear or in one’s eyes. The oral- including the mouth reflects our relationship to needs, of taking in. Our diaphragm affects our breath and our breath reflects our emotional health (do we take in and do we let go). 

When we bring attention to these parts of our body- explore their quality and what happens when they are in movement and contact we can learn much about ourselves and our interactions with others.



Gain awareness of the relationship between psych and soma

Discover how our body reflects our present circumstances