Welcome to 

Functional Analysis Australia Body Psychotherapy

online seminars with Will Davis hosted by PACFA – Psychotherapy & Counselling Federation of Australia


Connective Tissue: The Psychosomatic Matrix

4 May 7:00pm-9:00pm AEST


Keeping the Body in Psychotherapy

18 May 7:00pm-9:00pm AEST

In presence, Introductory Workshop to the Training with founders Will & Lilly Davis in Melbourne

October 2022

3 days of theoretical and experiential workshop conducted in presence by Will and Lilly Davis, founders of Functional Analysis.

The experiential and theoretical workshop will be a synthesis of the Verbal Therapy techniques and Points & Positions touch- technique.

October 28th – 30th  2022
Friday 28th , 6 – 10 pm
Saturday 29th,   11am – 7pm
Sunday 30th,  9.30 am  – 4.30 pm
Place: Melbourne (Venue to be confirmed)
Cost:  $650 AUS.  Pay ASAP to reserve your place. Registration ends the 14th of August.

The following week Will & Lilly Davis will be available for individual session and small  group session of 4 people. By appointment only.

If you attend the 3 day workshop and choose to attend the training in 2023, the full amount will be deducted from the total cost of the training.

Fully certified training in Functional Analysis begins in March 2023

The training is open to health professionals who are already practicing in clinical and mental health fields such as: psychiatry, psychology, psychotherapy, counselling, social work, creative therapies and allied health professionals. 

What is Functional Analysis?

Functional analysis developed from the later stages of Wilhelm Reich’s pioneering work. The most important of his discoveries is the energetic qualities of the life force. There is a difference between being dead and being alive. That difference is the result of the pulsation of the life force. In health, the life force flows outward to the periphery and back in again to the center in an open coherent movement. Disease is understood as a pulsatory disturbance of the life force. The two parts of this coordinated energetic flow Reich called expansion and contraction. We call this movement the outstroke and the instroke of the pulsation.      CONTINUE READING 


Functional Analysis Australia Body Psychotherapy is a non profit association.

It was established in 2020 by Ermanno Bergami and Maria Sangiorgi two Melbourne based Functional Analysis Certified therapists 


Our Purpose

1-To bring a much sought-after body-oriented approaches to Australia, fulfilling the growing need of linking together anatomy and psychotherapy, physical and talking therapies

2-To provide health professionals with skills and working knowledge in Body based/Somatic practices through research studies, workshops, seminars, professional development courses and full training programs.

3-To help practitioners enhancing their therapeutic interventions, bringing back to psychotherapy the lost language of touch in a safe and ethical practice.

4-To collaborate with other associations and institutes that are interested in contributing to further knowledge in the growing field of somatic psychotherapy. 

Maria Sangiorgi

Maria is an accredited Dance Movement Therapsit & Functional Analysis Body centred Therpapist. She is an Artist, Performer, Humanitarian, Teacher, the creator of Dancing Isis Sacred Somatic Dance and Embodied Bellydance. Maria’s life work draws on the sacred, spiritual and healing path, combines her therapeutic skills and knowledge of Egyptian Dance, her competencies in Somatic Awareness, Authentic Movement, Alexander Technique, Continuum, Sacred Dance, metaphysical studies, other life skills & experiences that make up her unique & personal healing modality. She lives in Austalia where she has a private practice based at the Inner Movement Centre in Higgett, Victoria, where she works both face to face and online with individuals, couples and small groups. Maria also works in Italy, Japan & Bali.  www.dancemovementtherapy.com.au  wwwdancingisis.com www.embodiedbellydance.com 

Ermanno Bergami

Ermanno Bergami is a Clinical registered Body Psychotherapist, an Accredited Supervisor with PACFA (Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia) and a fully certified Functional Analyst.                                                                                                                    

Ermanno was born in Italy and has a Master degree in Human Sciences.  He was trained in England in Group Therapy and  Body-centered Psychotherapies.  The work originated from Wilhelm Reich and expanded by Alexander Lowen and John Pierrakos . He also completed his training in Functional Analysis,  a contemporary  Reichian body-psychotherapy approach developed by Will Davis.                                      

Ermanno has lived and worked in various countries and continents . He started his private practice In London 40 years ago. He worked in UK, Holland, Germany, Portugal, Italy and Australia.   

He has lead thousands of therapy group workshops for individuals, team leaders  and organisations. He has devoted many years of his working life in deepening the relationship between traumas and addiction.                  

Together with colleagues  he has contributed to develop a new structured approach in Group Supervision called “Intervision” with a particular focus on burn-out, compassion-fatigue.

He remains passionate about researching and studying the function of the body,  energy and  consciousness.