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Therapists spend much of the day sitting in a chair. But most don’t consider how the way they sit affects the therapy experience for both them and their... Read more

Betsy Polatin

An internationally-recognized breathing/movement specialist and best-selling author, Betsy Polatin, MFA, SEP, has been teaching for more than forty years and is currently a master lecturer at Boston University’s College of Fine Arts.  Her background includes meditation, trauma resolution, and the broader healing arts.  Her work is greatly influenced by the teachings of spiritual and Meditation Masters.  Betsy leads international trainings where she presents her unique and revolutionary fusion of ideas: scientific knowledge combined with ancient wisdom and intuitive human creativity.  Teaching experience includes: Touch and Movement in Trauma Therapy, Kripalu, The Embodiment Conference, Psychotherapy Networker, Performing Arts Medicine Association, U.S. Association for Body Psychotherapy, Science and Nonduality Conferences, and International Trauma and Yoga Conferences in the US and abroad.  Since 2016, she has been co-teaching ongoing traveling workshops, themed “Trauma and the Performing Artist” and “Trauma in the Public Eye,” with Peter A. Levine, PhD.  She teaches Returning to Ourselves, the Wisdom of Trauma, with Dr. Gabor Maté.  Betsy is the author of HUMANUAL, an Epic Journey to your Expanded Self and The Actor’s Secret.  As a well-known educator, she has published numerous articles in the Huffington Post.  She maintains a private practice online internationally.  Please visit: