The Bodynamic – Somatic Psychology and Analysis System – is a pioneering method of somatic developmental psychology and psychotherapy that integrates current research in the psychomotor development of children, cognitive and depth psychotherapy, brain research, and special emphasis on the quality of contact and on healthy relationship.

Mutual Connection & Dignity

The core belief of the Bodynamic System is that the human being is a social being motivated by a deep drive toward contact and connection with others, without losing pride and dignity, seeking what we term termed Mutual Connection.

Our understanding is that Dignity and Worthiness is built up in an individual through a deep sense of mutuality and compassionate affirmation. When core aspects and emotions of the self are not affirmed or supported in childhood, it leads to the creation of defenses which then become the source of relationship problems later in life.

Resource Building

Using the body as a resource we assist in building new psychological competencies in an individual that were missed during childhood development. Building these new resources often results in a new profound sense of self and being that was difficult to initially imagine.


Developmental Positions


Character Structures


Ego Aspects


Ego Functions


Muscles & Fascia mapped for their Psychological Abilities

The human body is integrated into the therapy through precise knowledge of the psychological function of each muscle, based on data obtained from 30 years of systematic studies on child development and the psychotherapy experience of adult clients.

Unique to the Bodynamic System is the focus on building resources as the foundations of inner security. A qualified therapist trained in this comprehensive discipline can determine which age-appropriate resources a client needs to learn, and can then proceed to work with specific movements to activate muscles within a developmental age level. When a person retrieves forgotten inner resources or develops new ones, she or he becomes capable of approaching the deeper layers of her traumatic experiences with success. Building resources and awareness also enables the person to move towards a much broader range of choices in life.

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Bodynamic Somatic Developmental Psychology training’s can be found in over eleven countries. Classes can last several days such as in workshop or up to three years such as in the Practitioner.  Six different types of training’s are offered:

  1. Workshops
  2. Foundation
  3. Practitioner
  4. Shock Trauma
  5. Full Bodymap
  6. Reorienting Birth
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International Online Foundation Training
Live on Zoom

Starting February 18, 2022 CET
in 7x Three day modules
Taught by three generations of the Bodynamic Legacy


Archetypes I

2 x 5 Days workshop with Ditte Marcher in Rotterdam

Jun 1 – 5 & Oct 26 – 30, 2022


Become a member of our Association and join a growing global community of Bodynamic students, practitioners and trainers. Share experiences & knowledge, get support, stay connected and become involved in new community projects.


Online Bodynamic E-Learning

Take our first ecourse about differentiating and developing better skills around Boundaries and Energy Management. Taught by Ditte Marcher this ecourse is composed of a few introductory videos and thirteen exercise videos with guided instruction that you can do yourself in order to gain better skills at building boundaries and managing energy and emotions.

Take our second ecourse about Attachment & Character Structure. By combining the ego aspects, character structures and ego functions in the attachment theme it will be more clear on how to work with the attachment dynamic inside your self as well as with clients. Here you will learn theory and exercises that give options on how to support and work on attachment related challenges.

Viewable on pc’s, laptops, tablets and smart phones you can use our new online elearning platform and take the ecourse and practice wherever you go!

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“Bodynamic Somatic Developmental Psychology is probably the most body-oriented and comprehensive developmental psychology and character structure model there is. Therefore, I highly recommend the Bodynamic foundation level training as a must to all those who are serious about being a body-oriented therapist.”

Raja Selvam, PhD, Senior Trainer of Somatic Experiencing, Developer of Integral Somatic Psychology™

“I believe that most schools of psychology and therapy have failed to understand fundamental ways humans use to make meaning about themselves in the world. Marcher, Fich, and their Bodynamic colleagues make a stunning step forward in overcoming this error by providing a fundamental developmental framework that helps us to understand the pathways humans move through and how to work effectively with our patients, young and old.”

Edward Tronick, PhD, Professor of Psychology, University of Massachusetts; Chief Faculty, Infant-Parent Mental Health Post-Graduate Certificate Program, University of Massachusetts; and Director, Child Development Unit, Children’s Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School

David Boadella, the noted Reichian scholar, has referred to Lisbeth Marcher as “the Scandinavian legacy of Wilhelm Reich”.

David Boadella, B.A., M.Ed., D.Sc.hon.

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