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.


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

Connectedness and Contact

Online Zoom Workshop
June 20 – 23, 2024

Led by Ditte Marcher, this four-day online workshop is designed to deeply explore and enhance genuine connection through somatic psychology, blending theory with practical exercises for personal and professional growth.

Upcoming Live Online via Zoom
Taught by three generations of the Bodynamic legacy

Foundation Training

Starting Feb 21, 2025

Practitioner Training

Starting Feb 12, 2025

Bodynamic Conference – Psychology of Embodiment

Istanbul, Turkey
Oct 11 -13, 2024

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!

“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.

“Bodynamic Training is the premier program for developing knowledge and skill in Developmental Psychology. Offering grounded theory, and practical healing protocols with precision and heart, bringing the human spirit alive in a fuller embodied way—the precision of understanding with spirit, heart, and body. My training has made fundamental support for my life and psychotherapy practice.”

Dr. Ian Macnaughton, Ph.D., RCC
Bodynamic Analyst
Author Body, Breath, and Consciousness

Training Testimonials

Recent Articles


I stared to learn about Bodynamic when I was a child. My grandmother, Lisbeth developed the system and my mother was teaching it.  A lot of the work was about how to heal after various types of trauma. I used the system and its methods and understanding a lot, consciously to make myself better in different areas. Unconsciously it was used by my parents and grandparents to heal my personal traumas as a child, as I had a serious health issue. I remember clearly how often Lisbeth would remind me to put focus on my center. I thought it was very irritating. She would often say: “sense your center, sense your center”.

Self-Support Manual & Exercises for Crisis work (in English & Ukrainian)

The process of returning to civilian life might begin with the decision to end the service or to go home - in case of a volunteer battalion. However, while the body returns home, our mind might take a long time to integrate the experiences of war and to learn how to live at peace with ourselves and people around us. This process is often complex and manifests itself as insomnia, impulsiveness, excessive aggression, loss of interest in the profession (or other familiar activities) that the person engaged in before the war, depression, and lack of enjoyment in life.

Building up Hope – Webinar

Bodynamic is offering a Free Webinar in these Corona times. If you are feeling down or feel like you have lost hope, this webinar is for you. Hope can create miracles. Hope can [...]