Dr. Risa Kaparo, Ph.D.
As a young adult, Dr. Risa Kaparo successfully healed herself from a painful and life-threatening illness. The discoveries she made during her ordeal prompted her to create a methodology to transform pain, stress, trauma and aging into wellness, embodied mindfulness and vital longevity. This system, called Somatic Learning®, was developed during three decades of research, clinical practice and training of health care practitioners.
As a licensed Ph.D. level psychotherapist and somatic therapist, Dr. Kaparo has offered her unique approach to self-healing to thousands of individuals around the world. She has taught Somatic Learning® at many institutions internationally, including MIT, New College, JFK University, CIIS and China's Dalian Medical University.
Dr. Kaparo is also the author of Awakening Somatic Intelligence: The Art & Practice of Embodied Mindfulness (North Atlantic Books, 2012) captures the wisdom of her teachings.