Bridging the gap between Bodywork and Psychotherapy

“Trauma (remembered or not) is at the root of most physical and mental health conditions – and the latest neuroscience is showing that the key to the treatment of trauma is Touch.”

The Gerry Pyves Academy for Psycho-Tactile Therapies: Bridging the gap between Bodywork and Psychotherapy

Mission Statement

“Bringing greater psychotherapeutic knowledge and awareness to the Bodywork professions and neurologically informed touch to the Psychotherapy professions”


“Bringing neurologically informed touch to the Psychotherapy professions”

I: PsychoTactile Therapy

A 3-module “in the flesh” certificate training (9 days) for qualified and trainee psychotherapists, coaches, and counsellors who wish to gain competency in the application of ethical touch for the treatment and discharge of trauma from the nervous system.
Pre-requisite: membership of the NeuroTouch site and completion of 18 Touch Exchanges (see neurotouch.org)

II: Psychopathology & the Nervous System

A 3-module certificate training (9 days) for qualified and trainee psychotherapists, coaches and counsellors who wish to explore the nervous system ‘states’ of different psycho-pathologies and their implications for touch.
Pre-requisite: certificate in PsychoTactile therapy

Interested?

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“Bringing greater psychotherapeutic knowledge and awareness to the Bodywork professions”

IV: Transformational Touch Therapy

A 2-year diploma training (18 days) in the use of touch to facilitate transformational changes across all P.E.E.M.S.
Pre-requisite: certificate in Trauma Discharge Therapy

III: Trauma Discharge Therapy

A 3-module certificate training (9 days) in the use of touch to discharge Ambient Trauma and build resilience through touch.
Pre-requisite: certificate in 4Elements Massage

II: 4Elements Massage

A 2-module certificate training (6 days) in the use of touch to address with potency the four main concerns of clients, namely Structure, Connection, Nurture, and Depletion.
Pre-requisite: certificate in NO HANDS Massage

I: NO HANDS Massage

A 3-module certificate training (9 days) in providing powerful touch that speaks directly to the nervous system that is 100% zero strain. This is the foundation stone for all further level of training at the Academy.
Pre-requisite: qualification and insurance to practice full-body Massage

Interested?

Contact us for more details or access our free online resources