The website & podcast formerly known as Somatic Perspectives is now called Relational Implicit. We explore somatic psychology, relational therapies, mindfulness and trauma therapies. Most of this exploration takes the form of conversations with psychotherapists, occasionally researchers. Stimulating ideas are discussed, as well as clinical examples. The style of the conversations is reflective, to slow down and deepen the process. Many of the conversations are available in video as well as audio.
This site is not just a collection of disparate points of view and approaches to therapy. There is an underlying thread, whether or not it is apparent in any individual conversation. We are exploring how we help our clients make the changes they need and want. This exploration is within the context of the shift that has been occurring in psychotherapy:
– from a model where people are seen as individual units, to a psychology of interaction;
– from a top down, cognitive model to a bottom up model where much is implicit as opposed to explicit.
As a visitor, you don’t have to buy into the underlying thread to enjoy the individual conversations. In fact, the conversations do not usually directly refer to the notion of Relational Implicit. They start to point in this direction when taken together, in the context of this site.
Some of the conversations and articles are organized by category to provide more of a link between individual posts and the overall context of this project.
This project is edited by Serge Prengel, LMHC, who is in private practice in New York City.