Somatic Psychotherapy

Somatic Psychotherapy The body is the source from where we feel, define and contain life experiences as they happen.
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Sometimes words are not enough to express one's true experience of emotions. While the mind is too busy, it clouds true experience and leads us into doing what we think we "should" be doing. When attending to your body's experience, you will discover more about yourself and what you really need in life, and begin to live from an authentic, and richer place in which you truly reside.

05/09/2024

A quip from my latest chapter:

"Engaging with compassion and respect toward the somatic aliveness within, a whole-person resilience emerges that is both ancient and familiar to all of us. "

Tantia, 2024 (in press)

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Wonderful podcast by Adrian Harris on all things embodied! I was honored to be interviewed here! Take a listen:
05/08/2024

Wonderful podcast by Adrian Harris on all things embodied! I was honored to be interviewed here! Take a listen:

In this fascinating discussion, I have the pleasure of chatting with Jennifer Tantia, a Somatic Psychotherapist and Dance Movement therapist based in New York City. Jennifer shares her unique journey from being a professional dancer to becoming a ...

04/25/2024

The path from criticism to compassion
is curiosity

04/05/2024

Something to think about. Our body IS part of nature.

11/08/2023

"Attention to the body gives way to identifying a sensation that might or might not be connected with an emotion. The emotion then helps to form personal meaning. Once meaning is made, cognition is satisfied, and the body’s physiology recalibrates.
This is the basis for somatic psychotherapy."
Tantia, 2015

10/31/2023

The Universe is full of magic. Don't scare it away. Happy Halloween 🧡

10/25/2023

"You can have all the "likes" in the world, but if you're not your authentic self, none of it matters."
- Client, Oct. 2023

10/25/2023

Psychotherapy is not a pill...
It's a process.

10/16/2023


“The more I connect with myself, the less I need to influence people.”
- client

10/02/2023

"Mindfulness
is but a step
toward embodiment"

10/02/2023

Hi Everyone,

I am thinking about starting an embodiment group that focuses on how to become more embodied, ((including all of the difficulties in doing so!) It will be more instructive and less "therapy" (however, they sometimes do intersect!). I'm thinking about an online group that meets Monday late afternoon (EST) or Friday afternoons (EST).

Do let me know if you are interested by sending an email to [email protected]

Thanks!
Dr. Jennifer Tantia

09/23/2023

Cultivating embodiment is not about learning something new.
It's uncovering that which has always been.
-Jennifer Tantia

Wonderful to be interviewed for the Embodied Pathways podcast! Here I talk about how "Listening Through the Body" works,...
07/28/2023

Wonderful to be interviewed for the Embodied Pathways podcast! Here I talk about how "Listening Through the Body" works, and how it is used for healing! Take a listen- and feel free to post your responses below!

In this fascinating discussion, I have the pleasure of chatting with Jennifer Tantia, a Somatic Psychotherapist and Dance Movement therapist based in New York City. Jennifer shares her unique journey from being a professional dancer to becoming a ...

06/27/2023

Secure attachment
means being
securely attached to yourself.

A very exciting day for my life's work of 18 years! Somatic Psychotherapy in the New York Times!
05/21/2023

A very exciting day for my life's work of 18 years! Somatic Psychotherapy in the New York Times!

Abandonment happens on a somatic level of awareness
01/10/2023

Abandonment happens on a somatic level of awareness

01/06/2023

Not trusting others makes you untrustworthy (think about it).

01/06/2023

Beating yourself up is a selfish activity.

08/19/2022
SOMATIC PSYCHOTHERAPY SUPERVISION FALL, 2022:We will be starting a new round of somatic supervision starting this Sept. ...
08/15/2022

SOMATIC PSYCHOTHERAPY SUPERVISION FALL, 2022:

We will be starting a new round of somatic supervision starting this Sept. This group is for licensed clinicians who are currently using somatic work in their practice, and would like to have some support in how they work somatically with clients. We will cover themes related to being a somatic-based and dance/movement therapist, and unpack cases that are brought to the group. Space is limited to provide enough time for each clinician to present cases.

We will meet online on the first Wed of each month from 10:00- 11:30am EST.

Meeting dates are: Sept 7, Oct 5, Nov 2 and Dec 7.

Cost is $280 for four sessions. Payment in full will be due by Friday, August 19th, to secure your space in the group*.

Some of the themes that we cover include:

Somatic Countertransference
Mirroring and Un-mirroring
Working with the Freeze response
Sensing and Listening through the body
Three layers of awareness
Learning the Language of a Felt Sense

* This group may count toward your DMT group supervision requirements


For more information or if you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Tantia, PhD, BC-DMT, LCAT at [email protected] or call 646-591-4017.

Jennifer Frank Tantia, PhD, MS, LCAT, BC-DMT has been in private practice as a somatic psychotherapy and dance/movement psychotherapy in New York City for the past 18 years, having worked on in-patient psychiatry and residential treatment for older adults prior. She taught somatic psychology and embodied research both in the US and internationally for the past decade. Dr. Tantia served on boards of both the United States Association for Body Psychotherapy (USABP) and the American Dance Therapy Association (ADTA) and has authored many peer-reviewed articles in DMT and somatic psychology. She co-edited The Routledge International Handbook on Embodied Perspectives in Psychotherapy: Approaches from Dance Movement and Body Psychotherapy (2019) and received a Marian Chace Foundation grant for her latest book, The Art and Science of Embodied Research Design: Concepts, Methods and Cases (2020). For more information, please visit www.soma-psyche.com

soma-psyche is a professional psychotherapy practice in Manhattan, New York. Treatment for life changes, depression, anxiety, body issues, women's health and trauma.

In meditation, students are taught that "thoughts come and go; emotions come and go." However, body memory (especially f...
08/08/2022

In meditation, students are taught that "thoughts come and go; emotions come and go." However, body memory (especially from trauma) persists until you learn how to listen to it!
www.soma-psyche.com

soma-psyche is a professional psychotherapy practice in Manhattan, New York. Treatment for life changes, depression, anxiety, body issues, women's health and trauma.

I am delighted to have been invited to join Arleen Mairoano ("Ask Arlo") to be interviewed on the power of nonverbal com...
05/24/2022

I am delighted to have been invited to join Arleen Mairoano ("Ask Arlo") to be interviewed on the power of nonverbal communication in therapy. Check it out! https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/137576/the-power-of-non-verbal-communication

In this podcast, we will discuss the power of non-verbal communication between couples, and the ways we can communicate with facial expressions, body gestures, and body posture.

And this...
05/09/2022

And this...

May all the healers of the earth find their own healing. May they be fueled by passionate love for the earth.

May they know their fear but not be stopped by fear. May they feel their anger and yet not be ruled by rage. May they honor their grief but not be paralyzed by sorrow.

May they transform fear, rage, and grief into compassion and the inspiration to act in service of what they love.

May they find the help, the resources, the courage, the luck, the strength, the love, the health, the joy that they need to do the work.

May they be in the right place, at the right time, in the right way.

May they bring alive a great awakening, open a listening ear to hear the earth's voice, transform imbalance to balance, hate and greed to love.

Blessed be the healers of the earth. 🌍

Excerpt from ‘The Earth Path’ by ‘Starhawk’

Artist: Flora Marie

Hello everyone! We will be starting a new somatic supervision group starting this May. This group is for licensed clinic...
03/21/2022

Hello everyone!

We will be starting a new somatic supervision group starting this May. This group is for licensed clinicians who are currently using somatic work in their practice, and would like to have some support in how they work somatically with clients. Space is limited to provide enough time for each clinician to present cases.

We will meet online on the first Wed of each month from 10:00- 11:30am EST.

Meeting dates are: May 4, June 1, July 6, and August 3.

Cost is $280 for four sessions. Payment in full will be due by Friday, April 15th, to secure your space in the group.



For more information or if you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Tantia, PhD, BC-DMT, LCAT at [email protected] or call 646-591-4017.

Jennifer Frank Tantia, PhD, MS, LCAT, BC-DMT has been in private practice as a somatic psychotherapy and dance/movement psychotherapy in New York City for the past 18 years, having worked on in-patient psychiatry and residential treatment for older adults prior. She taught somatic psychology and embodied research both in the US and internationally for the past decade. Dr. Tantia served on boards of both the United States Association for Body Psychotherapy (USABP) and the American Dance Therapy Association (ADTA) and has authored many peer-reviewed articles in DMT and somatic psychology. She co-edited The Routledge International Handbook on Embodied Perspectives in Psychotherapy: Approaches from Dance Movement and Body Psychotherapy (2019) and received a Marian Chace Foundation grant for her latest book, The Art and Science of Embodied Research Design: Concepts, Methods and Cases (2020). For more information, please visit www.soma-psyche.com

soma-psyche is a professional psychotherapy practice in Manhattan, New York. Treatment for life changes, depression, anxiety, body issues, women's health and trauma.

01/19/2022

You can't know what you need
Until you know how you feel
You can't know how you feel
Until you contact your embodied experience

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Sometimes words are not enough to express one's true experience of emotions. While the mind is too busy, it clouds true experience and leads us into doing what we think we "should" be doing. When attending to your body's experience, you will discover more about yourself and what you really need in life, and begin to live from an authentic, and richer place in which you truly reside.

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