Judith Hendin, PhD, is an internationally recognized somatic therapist, innovator, teacher and Senior Voice Dialogue facilitator.
Judith Hendin developed Conscious Body, a powerful method that uses dialogue and creative processes to decipher the messages our bodies are sending us. Presentations about Conscious Body have been given at the Kripalu Center, the Omega Institute of Holistic Studies, the United States Association for Body Psychotherapy, the New York Open Center, the European Association for Body Psychotherapy (Vienna), and Voice Dialogue conferences in Bergen, the Netherlands; London, England; and Paris, France.
With her colleague, Kate Lampe, Judith crafted and led a two-year training program in Conscious Body. In a new, condensed, more efficient format, Judith Hendin has led Conscious Body trainings in Finland, Estonia, Italy, Germany, Belgium, and the Netherlands.
Judith Hendin has served on the national teaching staff of author and visionary Shakti Gawain and on the staff of Drs. Hal and Sidra Stone, founders of Voice Dialogue and the Psychology of Selves.
Judith Hendin has worked closely with some of the great thinkers of our time. On fellowship she spent a year traveling and studying in Japan, Hong Kong, Bali, Ceylon, India, Kenya, and Italy with Gregory Bateson, pioneer in cybernetics (systems) theory and one of the first to study the anthropology of bodies and movement. (Bateson was the former husband of anthropologist Margaret Meade.) At the University of Chicago, Judith worked on the research team of Mihaly Cziksentmihalyi, Ph.D., and co-authored a chapter with him in his original book on flow, Beyond Boredom and Anxiety. (Mike eventually wrote the bestseller, Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience.)
Judith received her B.A. in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Chicago, Phi Beta Kappa. Judith is a nationally certified Somatic Therapist and a certified Neuromuscular Therapist with extensive training in deep tissue, St. John, Healing Touch, Mitzvah, Rehabilitative Body Therapy, and psyche-soma methods.
As a professional dancer-choreographer, Judith Hendin performed with some of the world's leading companies, including Pilobolus. Known for her dramatic and comic portrayals, she appeared as a featured dancer in television specials and at dance festivals throughout North America. The recipient of several major performance and choreographic grants, she produced critically acclaimed theater pieces, including a ballet based on ancient sacred sites in Britain and pieces built on the metaphysical poetry of T.S. Eliot.
All these experiences — somatics (bodymind), the Psychology of Selves, movement, and bodywork — developed Judith's sensitivity to the energetics of bodies and inner selves. For thirty years, she has been sharing the joy, insight, and transformation that come with this rich path.