Science and Research Symposium
SR SYMPOSIUM ONE
From Neuroception to Body Awareness in Body Psychotherapy
As Body Psychotherapists we have brought essential areas of human existence into consciousness and we have developed powerful methods and techniques to touch these. At the same time, there was a lack of well-formulated descriptions and concepts of the phenomena we work with. Research into the efficacy of Body Psychotherapy is essential to the future development of the Body Psychotherapy profession. The EABP Science and Research Committee works hard to promote research in Body Psychotherapy. The topic of this year’s symposium is called “From Neuroception to Body Awareness in Body Psychotherapy”. Body awareness is the ability to contact and feel one’s body from within is considered a key feature in normal functioning and general health. The term “Neuroception” describes how neural circuits distinguish whether situations or people are safe, dangerous, or life-threatening. A scientific comparison of both terms could show how important it is to work towards the restoration of the sensory flow. We will explore different approaches and new paradigms to understand how Body Psychotherapy can be effective in a world that is becoming increasingly virtual and disjointed.