Siegmar Gerken, PH.D., ECP, HP (Psychotherapy) studied psychology, education and anthropology. He pioneered body-oriented and mindfulness-centered therapy and Humanistic and Somatic Psychology since 1971. He is on the faculty of JFK University Somatic Psychology, at the Esalen Institute, Big Sur, California, Behavioral Therapy Training Institute Hamburg and teaches at universities and private institutes worldwide on the interconnectedness of psychosomatic processes as they manifest on the levels of body, emotions, mind, will and consciousness. His research in energy field documentation with Prof. F.Popp on psycho-emotional states opened new horizons to scientists and practitioners. Dr Gerken is co-founder of the Scientific Committee of the EABP and is a lecturer, therapist, trainer and supervisor.


  • Counseling Psychology- Holistic


Supervised Practicum in Somatic Psychology: Body Structure, Regulation, and Self-Direction

Selected Publications

Fallstudie der Core Evolution: Der schizoide Prozess; in Handbuch der Körperpsychotherapie, Schattauer. Berlin, 2006

Interview: Love is the Resonance with the Flow of Life. Mendocino, California, 2007

Die psychosomatische Einheit des Menschen – Eine Fallstudie in Der Freie Arzt. Hamm, Germany, 2009

Earthquake Trauma Relief Work with Body-Oriented Therapy Methods in Chile
July 2010 in EABP Newsletter, Summer 2010, Amsterdam, Holland 2010

The Body of Being and Becoming Core Evolution in Theory and Practice (forthcoming)
Synthesis Verlag, Essen, Germany and Core Evolution Publishing, Mendocino, California

Developing body-mind-oriented trainings for Osteopaths, 2010 to present C.R.O.M.O.N. Rome, Italy (accreditation for Osteopaths, Nurses, Psychologist and Medical Doctors: 34573)

Die psychosomatische Einheit des Menschen- eiene Fallstudie
Energie & Charakter (2011), Band 35.

Röhricht, MD, FRCPsych, Frank, Siegmar Gerken, PhD, Maurizio Stupiggia, and Joop Valstar, PhD.
“Selected Treatment Options for Anxiety in Alternative and Complementary Therapies.”
Journal of Alternative and Complementary Therapies (2013): volume 19 no. 6 Dec. 2013.

Transpersonal Dimensions of Embodiment: Expanding our Realm of Consciousness and our Therapeutic Approach. (2017) Metamorphosis: Dis-Integration, Re-Integration, Conscious Living, Transpersonal Perspectives from Theory, Practice and Research. Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Credentials & Accolades

APA (American Psychology Association)

EABP (European Association for Bodypsychotherapy and its Forum, which sets European guidelines for training standards)

EAP (European Association for Psychotherapy)

DGK (Deutsche Gesellschaft für KörperPsychotherapie)