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Welcome to The RADIX Institute's website
is a powerful form of personal development work and body psychotherapy
that was originally developed by Dr. Charles Kelley, based upon
the work of Wilhelm Reich. It is an approach to personal growth
and healing that is:
~ based on the principles of mind-body unity
~ working directly with the body through movement and attention
to breath, body sensation and awareness, energy flow and other
non-verbal as well as verbal
~ 'here and now' engaging in your process
centered ~ based on the unique needs of each client
The term "radix"
-comes from the Latin word meaning "root" or "source,"
referring to that force which gives rise to all movement, feeling
and growth in a person and in life. It is the life force...chi...prana...that
unites body, mind, emotions and spirit.
The Radix Institute is
a nonprofit organization that
trains and certifies people to do Radix work. The Institute also
provides continuing education and other professional services for
Certified Radix Practitioners. As a 501(c)3, donations
to the Radix institute are tax deductable.
Members of The Radix Institute are certified teachers and practitioners,
licensed by The Radix Institute to practice Radix work according
to the Standards and Ethics of The Radix Institute. Associated professionals
and "Friends" (contributors) may also be members of The
about Radix in The
Sage Encyclopedia of Theory in Counseling and Psychotherapy,
a 2015 publication that "draws together a team of international
scholars that examine the global landscape of all the key counseling
and psychotherapy theories and the theorists behind them...This
is a quick, one-stop source that gives the reader the 'who, what
where, how and why' of contemporary counseling and psychotherapy
theory." (ref. sagepub.com).
The Radix Institute wrote a chapter for this publication on Radix
theory and therapy.
Psychotherapy and Somatic Psychology Today" Conference
Friday, February 26, 2016, in Berkeley, CA. An exploration
of the state of this expanding field and its contributions to contemporary
psychotherapy. In celebration of the release of The Handbook
of Body Psychotherapy & Somatic Psychology.
are a great way to experience concentrated Radix work. New workshops
throughout the US, Canada, Europe and Australia are being posted
for the Radix training class beginning Fall 2016 are now being
accepted. Visit the Radix
Training Website for a full description and application forms.
Please contact Training Director Narelle McKenzie at 310-570-2439
or email her at
further information. Additionally, we will be holding Introduction
to Training workshops throughout 2016. Inquire at firstname.lastname@example.org
Charles Kelley received the USABP's Pioneer Award for 2012 for
his contributions to the field of body psychotherapy.
The announcement read: "Charles R.
(Chuck) Kelley, PH.D., was a philosopher of science, an explorer
and engineer of the life force, and an applied experimental psychologist.
He was a student of Wilhelm Reich, and after Reich's death in
1957 he published The Creative Process, America's only
scientific periodical devoted to furthering Reich's work at that
time. By the late sixties he developed his own system of Radix®
Education in Feeling and Purpose, and he and his wife Erica ran
a retreat center in California until 1987, offering residential
programs and training professionals from around the world."