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    Western Mass: 413-586-2555
    New York: 212-461-1753
    New Jersey: 973-327-7001
    Long Island: 516-300-1008
    Texas: 325-245-0141
    Arizona: 602-357-1514
    Virginia Beach: 757-644-5981
    Toll-free: 877-586-2555

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Our Somatics Practitioners

At Somatic Systems Institute, our Somatics practitioners work hard to provide you with quality care. We provide a range of sessions and classes at all of our locations. You can stop in and speak with us, learn more about somatics, and get guidance on classes and products.

Steven Aronstein, Clinical Somatic Educator, Executive Director

Steven Aronstein is the founding Director and President of the Somatic Systems Institute. A certified Clinical Somatic Educator trained in the second program ever conducted, he has been in practice in Western Massachusetts and the Northeast since 1993. Steven is the first person to develop and operate a Somatics training after Thomas Hanna's original class. He is President of the Clinical Somatic Education Society, the official professional guild of CSE.

Steven has worked in K-6 education; and works with the High/Scope Foundation's Education Through Movement program. Steven has studied Aikido, Tai Chi, and Qigong, and pursued a professionally tutored study of holistic Japanese medicine. He takes a special interest in chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, nutrition, and related matters.

Patience Bousel, Clinical Somatic Educator

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Patience has been involved in the field of natural health for over 25 years and is currently practicing in Amherst MA. Her practice includes Somatic Education through Prime Somatics and The Trager® Approach, Kripalu Bodywork and Therapeutic Massage, energy work, and massage for pregnancy and postpartum.

Pam Bladine, Clinical Somatic Educator

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Pam Bladine is a certified Somatic Educator trained in the second program ever conducted, and has maintained a practice in Texas for over a decade. Pam is also a Massage Therapist licensed in both Texas and Oregon, with additional training in a wide variety of modalities including Zero Balancing, Polarity, Trager, Orthobionomy, Myofascial Release, and Cranio-Sacral Therapy. She has a strong interest in the arts, and has even served as events coordinator for the Old Chicken Farm Arts Center in San Angelo, Texas.

Karen Hewitt, Clinical Somatic Educator

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Karen Hewitt is a certified Somatic Educator trained in the first program ever conducted by Thomas Hanna. She was the first Training Coordinator of the training program after Thomas Hanna. She has an extensive and distinguished background in classroom education, professional training, corporate training, and mathematics education. Karen is a founder and senior member of the Somatics Board of Accreditation, the international organization responsible for licensing and certifying Somatics programs and practitioners.

Jon Aronstein, Clinical Somatic Educator

Jon Aronstein is a Certified Clinical Somatic Educator providing individual Sessions and group exercise class teaching at Somatic Systems Institute’s Northampton and New York locations. Click on his name above to learn more.

He is greatly comitted to helping people reach a greater state of self-creation, self-actualization, self-awareness, and self regulation through Somatics and related educational disciplines. Having moved from a state of serious musculoskeletal breakdown and "feeling old and decrepit" at a young age to a state of athleticism, energy, efficiency and coordination, and "growing younger", Jon knows first hand how Somatics can help others defeat the "Myth of Aging" and grow better through the practice of Somatics.