RADIX®Welcome to the Radix Institute Practitioner Training and Somatic Education Center
in Radix® Neo-Reichian Science and applied Bodywork.
Radix® is a science of the Life Force with several possible applications.
The best understood and the most practiced is with the dynamics of emotions and boundaries as they play out in the human body.
INTERESTED IN RADIX WORK?
Training workshops can be taken a la carte or can be taken as part of the certification program to become a Radix practitioner.
Training workshops are open to mental and physical health professionals and others in the healing arts, as well as to those who wish to deepen their own personal growth through a body-centered modality.
find PRACTITIONERS in Your Area.
The Radix Institute has certified hundreds of practitioners since its inception. Of these, the practitioners listed below on the Radix Institute website are licensed certified practitioners. Licensed certified practitioners adhere to the standards of practice of Radix, and they agree to be guided in their practice of Radix by the Radix Institute Code of Ethics.
We are currently accepting registrations for membership in The Radix Institute for the year 2022. If you are a Certified Radix Teacher/Practitioner, Full Membership provides you with a listing on our “Find a Practitioner” page, and lets people know that you agree to abide by the Code of Ethics of The Radix Institute. Contact Membership for details.
The Life and Work of
DR. CHARLES Kelley
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.
THE LIFE AND WORK OF erica Kelley
The Radix Institute – Our Vision
RADIX is a holistic therapy that works with the body, mind and emotions to achieve healing and to develop the capacity to engage fully with life. “Radix” is the fundamental energy or life force that moves, pulsates and finds form in each of us and in all of nature. Freeing the flow of radix in an individual brings aliveness, insight, self awareness, discovery, resolution and acceptance.
A Word on
Central to Radix theory and practice is the concept of a life force or the radix flowing through the body.
When this flows freely, there is a grace and harmony in the body and a deep connection with all aspects of the body-mind. Feelings, actions and thoughts are integrated and the person is ‘fully alive’.
Our Training Program
Providing a Somatic approach
Traditionally, the disciplines of cognitive, social and self psychology, and body psychotherapy have been at two ends of a continuum. More recently however, these different disciplines have begun to share a common ground. The discoveries and theories of neuroscience in recent years have kindled a new and active interest in integrating these approaches into one cohesive model.
The Work of Wilhelm Reich
Neuroscience and a Somatic Approach to integration
Important neuroscientists (Hüther, Le Doux, Bauer, Roth, in Gottwald, 2006) actively support Somatic Psychotherapy, while contemporary research findings consolidate its validity and effectiveness. As the body’s fundamental importance in psycho-emotional states is now recognized with more accuracy in research (Damasio, 1999, 2001in Gottwald, 2006) and human experience is confirmed as a sensorimotor-affective unity, the boundaries of verbally-cognitively-oriented psychotherapy approaches begin to emerge, in relation to Somatic Psychotherapy suggesting a conscious planning of the therapeutic situation within and also beyond the verbal-cognitive framework, including senses, emotions and movement. Especially in trauma psychopathology (PTSD) where, as demonstrated also by modern MRI methods, the traumatic experience is not often verbally accessible, the Body-Oriented Psychotherapy and Trauma Therapy seems to be the most appropriate approach for the implicit traumatic memories to be detected, verbalized and worked through in the healing process.
Zoe Schillat, Dipl.-Psych., ECP, EuroPsy, Psychologist, Psychotherapist
Somatic Psychotherapy and Trauma Therapy
The Articles provided here come from a vibrant community of Radix Trainers, Teachers, as well as articles by practitioners from other Somatic based schools of thought and practice…
What Scientific Research Says about Body Psychotherapy:
A Review of the Empirical Literature on Body-Oriented Psychotherapy. by John May, Ph.D. Radix is one of many forms of body psychotherapy. I have seen estimates that there are as many as 100 named “brands” of body psychotherapy. Like many forms of body...
Therapeutic Goals and Concepts of Radix Work
Seminar #1 of the Radix Training Program by Narelle McKenzie, Director of TrainingWhen I entered the Radix training program in 1981, there was no material available that helped me integrate my learning of this approach with my training and experience as a...
Tribute to Erica Jean Kelley
To Members of The Radix Institute, Dana and Eric Brenner-Kelley have let us know that Co-founder Erica Kelley died peacefully surrounded by her family on April 25th, 2018 in Vancouver WA. They wanted the greater Radix Community to be informed of her...
This Academic/Educational 501(c)(3) Website has been Funded with very generous donations from the Kelley Family Foundation as well others in the Radix® Community. A special thank you to Eric Kelley and his determination to see this through and commitment of funds to make this project a reality.
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