Somatic movement education: Is it therapy or not?

We had a dialogue about Somatic Movement Education that explored whether this practice can be included as therapy or whether it is an education that includes a therapeutic element, and what is the difference?

Below are some of the general thoughts and topics that surfaced. Feel free to draw out an thread and further the inquiry….

What is the intention of the work with the client?

What is the contract or agreement? This makes a difference as to whether it is therapy or education.

If practitioner-led, it is education.

If it is client-led (and is held) it is therapeutic.

There is a variety here where client process is also educational. Both are of equal value within ISMETA

Communication across the diversity of disciplinary backgrounds.