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Conscious Body Training

The Conscious Body training unites the fascinating world of inner selves with the world of the body. When someone faces pain or illness, Conscious Body offers an enlivening approach that uses subtle dialogue and energy awareness to decipher the messages our bodies are sending us.

Conscious Body unearths hidden “selves” that are fervently calling from beneath body symptoms, pain, and illness. These buried selves offer expanded ways of being and new ways of living. When the energy of these newfound selves moves through the body, physical conditions often improve or disappear. Judith Hendin describes this process in her book, The Self behind the Symptom: How Shadow Voices Heal Us.

This training, geared for both personal and professional growth, is highly experiential. It includes practice sessions, exercises, and movement. During the training, participants will have the opportunity to receive individual sessions to work with their own body symptoms. ​

For more information about Conscious Body:
The Self Behind the Symptom: How Shadow Voices Heal Us

In this training, you will learn to:

  • Follow the body and meet hidden selves that are calling through physical ailments

  • Recognize “Gatekeepers” – those cultural and personal selves that protect us so well that they can block our inner work

  • Enter the bodypsyche through symbolic avenues

  • Appreciate the Inner Child – “the portal to the heart,” who lies beneath many physical problems

  • Release unexpressed emotions

  • Use the kind of touch that fosters healing (Touch is optional in doing Conscious Body.)

The Effectiveness of

Conscious Body

An analysis of client outcomes over a ten-year period showed that Conscious Body helped many clients uncover a hidden self behind their physical symptoms. When the client accessed this buried self and allowed its pent-up energy to flow actively through the body, physical symptoms were mitigated, and often resolved entirely. Of 144 client symptoms reported at intake, 85% improved or disappeared. (See full article here)

Conscious Body Training Content


Learn about the intriguing relationship between inner selves and the body. Any body symptom can lead to a part of us—which can be called a “self”—that is buried inside and is calling to us. When you find this hidden self, personal transformation, as well as physical healing, often occur.

Conscious Body gives you specific steps to find the hidden self that is emerging from a body symptom. The more precise you can be in identifying the self that is calling, the more you will be able to support physical healing and life transformation.



Learn the 4 types of disowned selves that arise from body symptoms -- how to recognize them, how to dialogue with them.


Address subtleties in Conscious Body, such as:

  • Rationality interferes with the process, and what to do about it

  • The Gatekeeper guides and paces the work

  • Symbolic material arises from the bodypsyche on any sensory channel

  • Opposites exist. As the hidden disowned self arises, the opposite primary self may surge forward and not allow it -- how to honor both sides

  • The No Emotion self may hold back unexpressed emotions may -- again, how to honor both sides

  • All these principles apply to any body condition.



Harness the healing capacity of Conscious Body by supporting the newfound energy to flow through the body symptom. Learn to encourage energetic flow through various means.


Much of the time, this brings improvement, and often full healing, to physical conditions, ranging from back pain and headaches to life-threatening illnesses.

For Organizers

If you would like to bring Judith Hendin to your location to teach, either in person or online, visit our Organizers' page.

During and after the training

Conscious Body is a subtle process, so during and after the training,

you will benefit from exchanging sessions with other training participants,

or receiving sessions from an experienced facilitator.

Frequently Asked Questions: Conscious Body

“We have a wonderful aftertaste of our meeting with you. I can tell you that I did two successful Conscious Body sessions --one low back pain and one eczema on the hands. Wow!”

Margreet Poulie

Senior Trainer/Coach


Frequently Asked Questions: Trainings

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