Peter Payne

Contact Info:

  • (802) 794-3330 (mobile)
  • 1(802) 727-4224
  • Strafford, VT, USA

Peter qualified as an Alexander Teacher under Walter Carrington in 1980. Previously he had studied the Asian martial arts and Buddhist meditation extensively. Presently he is researching the neuroscience of the Somatic practices at Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. He has published a number of peer-reviewed papers on this subject. He is also a certified practitioner of Somatic Experiencing trauma therapy. He is working on integrating the AT with Qigong and Somatic Experiencing, and developing novel forms of instruction using video and virtual reality. He was a co-founder of Center 48 and The Open Center in London, respectively the first and the longest running Growth Centers in England; and is a co-founder of Bodymind Science LLC, devoted to integrating Somatic practices with the insights of contemporary neuroscience. He is especially interested in the perspective provided by neuroscience on the integration of the somatic, affective (emotional) and ontological (being) facets of the person.

Additional Details:

  • First Language: English