Live Session of the Verbal Techniques of Functional Analysis

College of Somatic Psychotherapy


Live Session of the Verbal Techniques of Functional Analysis


7:00pm - 9:00pm AEDT, 22 February 2023

As therapist we all talk, but often the language is disconnected, intellectualised, without including the “body” and deep changes don’t develop.

Will Davis will conduct a live Functional Analysis Verbal technique session with 1 or 2 participants of this webinar. During the session the various types of verbal interventions used in Functional Analysis will emerge: listening to the vitality and energy of the words, focusing on the body, parroting, paraphrasing, clarifying, condensing, naming and so on.

In this continuum of verbal processes of focusing and condensing, the words become embodied, the patient is brought in contact with the self (Instroke) and the also therapist must be open, clear and centred to allow the process to happen.

The live and spontaneous process of the sessions will give the participants of the webinar plenty of material to interact with comments questions and feedback.

This unique synthesis of verbal work can be adapted to all forms of psychotherapy

This webinar counts as 2 hours of Category A CPD (Continuing Professional Development) if you participate online, or 2 hours of Category B CPD if you are watching the recording.

You must attend no less than 75% of a live webinar in order to receive a CPD  certificate.

Presenter: Will Davis


Will Davis is an American body-psychotherapist with more that 45 years’ experience in the field. He was trained by Charles Kelley in neo-reichian Radix work and also trained in in Rogerian therapy and Gestalt. Will has developed Functional Analysis, an approach based on understanding the functioning of the life force. In the past 35 years, he has been offering trainings in America, Japan and all over Europe. He is considered one of the major researchers in the fields of the energetic functioning of the connective tissue and of the plasmatic origins of early disturbances. He developed the gentle release touch-technique of Points & Positions, combined with a unique synthesis of verbal therapy. He published in-numerous articles in book form as well as in various professional journals. He is a member the Advisory Board of the International Journal of Body Psychotherapy, the Scientific Committee of the Italian Society of Psychologists and Psychiatrists and the European Association of Body Psychotherapy.

“Will Davis, together with his wife Lilly, has developed an important understanding of the flow of energy through the connective tissues of the body. This is a significant contribution to psychotherapy in general, forming a bridge between subjective experience and objective anatomy” (David Boadella)


PACFA Members $35 (incl. GST)
Student Members $25 (incl. GST)
Non-Members $60 (incl. GST)

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22/02/2023 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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