Born in France, Marc Humpich, PhD in Sciences, Associated professor at the Department of Psychosociology and Social Work of the University of Quebec in Rimouski (Canada), dedicates to change support, somatic therapies and perceptual education.
He first studied mechanical engineering, biomechanics and robotics. While writing his PhD thesis, he encountered Danis Bois (PT, DO, PhD in Science of Education), the founder of a new modality for fasciatherapy and somatic psychoeducation. Touching life within would finally decide Marc to step out of his beginning career as a researcher in applied mathematics and turn to practicing somatic psychoeducation. As a colleague of Danis Bois, he taught anatomy, tissue biomechanics, perceptual education through touch and movement awareness to health care professionals, educators and movement practitioners in France, Greece, Belgium, Switzerland, Canada and the United States.
At the end of the 90’s, he moved to Quebec to spread this work to Canadian practitioners. He met Jeanne-Marie Rugira (PhD in Science of Education), professor at the University of Quebec at Rimouski, where she dedicated to accompanying the human change processes. Together and with the support of professors of the Department for Psychosociology and Social work, Jeanne-Marie and Marc created innovative courses introducing perceptual work, touch and movement awareness to enhance students’ quality of presence to themselves and others and provide them with self-regulating exercises for stress management.
From 2004 to 2011, Marc was Assistant Director of the Center for Applied Research and Studies in Perceptual Psychoeducation led by Danis Bois (www.cerap.org) and from 2009 to 2015, Associated Professor in perceptual psychoeducation at the Fernando Pessoa University (Porto). He is the author of many scientific publications.
Today, he works with individuals and groups, mainly in Greece and France, accompanying care and change processes through developing one’s connection to the living body, teaching perceptual awakening, investing and sharing the inquiry proposed in Continuum Movement®.
Together with Maria Karakosta-Humpich, his wife, they created The Living Body Academy® as an innovative place for learning about, through and for the living body we all are, and thus helping to unfold the unexplored possibilities bio-intelligence offers for integrative health, personal and interpersonal growth and embodiment of one’s spiritual path.