Huma Somatic Psychotherapy takes the orientation of the Western body-based traditions with their focus on physical and psychological health and combines it with the Eastern traditions, with their focus on reaching for and surrendering to the deeper self, the inner guide.
Huma integrates attending to subtle responses in the body* and verbal communication. It seeks the deep self by reaching for the energetic core of the body, literally to feel the movement, the wave that is there; and sometimes to feel the stillness which is beyond these. When this dynamic stillness occurs in the core of the body, there can be an experience of wholeness, of the transpersonal self, which underlies and informs our lives.
*This work was originally a hands-on method. It has evolved to include working without touching the client. To do this, the therapist remains sensitive to the responses in the core of her own body. (This has made it possible to work by phone or video platform.)