Program Overview:

Training in the Radix approach is currently being offered as a series of stand alone Modules of 3- 6 days. There are four Levels of Training with several Modules in each level. The program can be taken for Personal Growth / Continuing Education, or as a complete training program designed to certify people as Radix Practitioners in Body Centred Psychotherapy.

Educational Workshops train participants, in an in-depth way, about the energetic viewpoint of psychological and physical dynamics (and their interrelationship), the functional identity between mind and body and the role of the body in the process of personal growth.  Modules in Level One and Two can be taken a la carte and may be taken in any order. Modules in Level Three have pre requisites which are listed below. Certificates of Attendance will be given at the end of each module. If taken in the USA, CE credits will be granted for attendance at each module for mental health professionals. There are no requirements regarding personal work, supervision, or establishing a practice group. On completion of the course there will be no Certification as Radix Practitioner. The modular system allows an individual to change their mind and enter the Certification program either prior to Level One or after taking several modules.

Certification as a Radix Practitioner
Attending training modules can also lead to certification as a Radix practitioner, with the completion of additional requirements. The modular system allows an individual to enter the training program at any time during Levels One and Two. When someone enters the Certification program they will work with the Director of Training or another Senior Trainer to develop a program tailored to the individual trainees experience and circumstances. Participants in the Certification program take all the modules in Levels One, Two, Three and Four, undertake significant personal work with a Radix therapist, audit Radix workshops and work with their own clinical practice group under supervision. Additional requirements for Certification are listed below.

Modular Programme Outline
Level One:
It is a recommendation that this Module is completed before attending any of the other modules, particularly if choosing the certification program.
Module 1 - Five-Day Workshop: Integrating Mind, Emotions and the Body in Therapy (or The Body in Therapy) . An Holistic Approach
Basic Concepts and Foundations of Radix Work
History of Energetic Work and its relationship to the current Radix Approach
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Level Two:
This level provides more depth in understanding and application of the basic concepts to oneself and to others. The modules can be taken in any order and all are a prerequisite for Level 3 modules. An online group consultation will be held one month after completion of each module.
Module 2 - Presence, Contact and Aliveness - The Body as the Doorway to Intervention
Reading the Body
Understanding the body’s pulsatory flow that underlies the processes of thinking, feeling and action.
Facilitating the pulsation of the life energy (radix) and working with interruptions.
Facilitating a body based process model Working with the eyes as a key process in ensuring there is someone ‘present’ in the body, vital to effective intervention.
Integrating interventions through the ocular segment.
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Module 3 - Grounding - The foundation for presence and the antidote to anxiety
Contact and Contactlessness
Grounding Movement Patterns of pulsation and energy levels
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Module 4 - Embodiment for Support, Boundaries, and Regulation
Therapeutic Touch - indications and contraindications
Developing and sustaining flexible Energetic and Emotional Boundaries
Containment and Regulation of Energetic processes.
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Module 5 - Affect: Experience, Expression and Regulation

The relationship between emotion and energetic flow Deepening and developing emotional experience and expression: Working with the Radix process to identify and liberate blocked and repressed emotions
Facilitating appropriate emotional expression
Differentiating grief and depression
Models of affect regulation and how they fit with the Radix approach
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Level Three: This level applies the basic Radix concepts to common therapeutic and personal growth concerns with the goal of deepening one’s understanding of Radix processes and the ability to apply Radix theory, and to build a bridge between Radix and other somatic and non somatic psychotherapy and personal growth approaches. More application of interventions in workshops. A minimum of fifteen personal Radix sessions is a requirement to attend these workshops

Module 6 - Attachment, Development and Trauma
Applying Radix concepts to developmental theories/perspectives Radix models of assessment and intervention and how these relate to developmental issues and attachment patterns Working bodily with trauma.
The relationship of attachment and development on trauma from a Radix perspective The contribution of neuroscience and developmental neurobiology
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Module 7 - The relationship between Early Development and Character Structure
The structural and functional aspects of character structure Radix Characterology Working with character strengths and defenses.
Identifying and working with different character structures
Theories of character structure
Combining Characterological and process orientations

Module 8 - Relationships and Transference from a Somatic Perspective

Applying Radix concepts to the group process/relationships Merging and differentiating as a bodily experience
The Radix client in the family and other social systems Characterology and its impact on social systems
Using one’s own character structure effectively in the therapeutic relationship
Basic psychoanalytic theories of transference The function of the body in the transferential process When to refer and the referral process

Module 9 - Sexuality
Sexuality and its relationship to aliveness.
The body processes in the expression and inhibition of sexual aliveness.
The effects of sexual abuse
Working with the broad range of sexual expression

Module 10 - Integration, Purpose and Enabling the Attainment of Goals
The importance of Integration and Purpose Work
The significance of the Ocular Segment Integration across the body Integration of Radix with other models of therapy
Integration of Radix work into every day life.

Level Four: Developing Radix Professional Skills This level is primarily geared toward those in the certification training program

Module 11
- Applying Radix Concepts to Current Therapeutic Issues Depression
Dissociation and Trauma Sexual and Physical Abuse Disordered Eating Anxiety and Panic attacks

Module 12 - The Radix practitioner as a professional, Radix and Group Work

Establishing and developing a professional practice Promotion and legal and association requirements
Accountability Ethical practice and complaints procedures Other responsibilities
The Radix model of group work and group processes
Extra Requirements for Certification
There are three aspects to the Certification program, all essential.
• Experiential personal growth with a Radix practitioner
• Conceptual and technical training of the theory and techniques of Radix work
• Practice teaching, developing the skills to apply the knowledge.

Those seeking Certification will undertake personal work with a Radix therapist, audit Radix workshops and work with their own practice group under supervision. Additional requirements:
Complete all twelve modules
Complete 160 hours of personal Radix work
Audit four Radix personal growth workshops
Clinical Practice of 200 hours applying Radix concepts to members of a Client Group
Participate in monthly supervision of Clinical Practice
Write monthly reports of your Radix work with client group and review with supervisor
Twenty hours of In-Vivo supervision of Radix work with Clients.
Write three major projects related to one’s own personal growth and relationships
Complete three written exams, two of which are take home
As a Final Assessment, conduct a three session workshop observed by Radix Institute staff, and discussed in depth with observer.

Personal work in the programme can be completed with any Certified Radix practitioner who is currently licensed with the Australian Radix Body Psychotherapy Association (A.R.B.P.A). A list of current licensed practitioners in Australia is made available at the application interview. If there is not a Certified Radix practitioner resident in your state holding a Current Practising Certificate this will involve some extra planning and travel. However trainees in the past have managed this.