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Welcome to The RADIX Institute's website

Radix® is a powerful form of personal development work and body psychotherapy that was originally developed by Dr. Charles Kelley, based upon the work of Wilhelm Reich. It is an approach to personal growth and healing that is:

holistic ~ based on the principles of mind-body unity
body-centered ~ working directly with the body through movement and attention to breath, body sensation and awareness, energy flow and other non-verbal as well as verbal interaction
experiential ~ 'here and now' engaging in your process
client centered ~ based on the unique needs of each client

The term "radix" -comes from the Latin word meaning "root" or "source," referring to that force which gives rise to all movement, feeling and growth in a person and in life. It is the life force...chi...prana...that unites body, mind, emotions and spirit.

The Radix Institute is a nonprofit organization that trains and certifies people to do Radix work. The Institute also provides continuing education and other professional services for Certified Radix Practitioners. As a 501(c)3, donations to the Radix institute are tax deductable.

Members of The Radix Institute are certified teachers and practitioners, licensed by The Radix Institute to practice Radix work according to the Standards and Ethics of The Radix Institute. Associated professionals and "Friends" (contributors) may also be members of The Radix Institute.



Applications for the Radix training class beginning Fall 2016 are now being accepted. Visit the Radix Training Website for a full description and application forms. Please contact Training Director Narelle McKenzie at 310-570-2439 or email her at training@radix.org for further information. Additionally, we will be holding Introduction to Training workshops throughout 2016. Inquire at information@training.org for dates.

Workshops are a great way to experience concentrated Radix work. New workshops throughout the US, Canada, Europe and Australia are being posted regularly.

Read about Radix in The Sage Encyclopedia of Theory in Counseling and Psychotherapy, a 2015 publication that "draws together a team of international scholars that examine the global landscape of all the key counseling and psychotherapy theories and the theorists behind them...This is a quick, one-stop source that gives the reader the 'who, what where, how and why' of contemporary counseling and psychotherapy theory." (ref. sagepub.com). The Radix Institute wrote a chapter for this publication on Radix theory and therapy.

Founder Charles Kelley received the USABP's Pioneer Award for 2012 for his contributions to the field of body psychotherapy. The announcement read: "Charles R. (Chuck) Kelley, PH.D., was a philosopher of science, an explorer and engineer of the life force, and an applied experimental psychologist. He was a student of Wilhelm Reich, and after Reich's death in 1957 he published The Creative Process, America's only scientific periodical devoted to furthering Reich's work at that time. By the late sixties he developed his own system of Radix® Education in Feeling and Purpose, and he and his wife Erica ran a retreat center in California until 1987, offering residential programs and training professionals from around the world."


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