February 23rd @ 7:00 PM EST

Putting “The Mindful Witness” into Action – Keeping Clients in “The Window of Tolerance “

Two current frameworks in both trauma treatment and general stress reduction are “The Window of Tolerance ” (Dan Seigel) which describes the delicate balance of the brain-body response and the effects of overwhelming stress, and “Mindfulness” which has been shown to mitigate the effects of stress with regular practice . Helping clients understand the concepts that are included in “The Window of Tolerance ” helps them better understand that what they are feeling is a “normal” response to overwhelming stress. Teaching mindfulness in more traditional ways ( often with eyes closed) is challenging because traumatized clients may not be able to focus inwardly without being triggered .

However , teaching “The Mindful Witness Role” in action teaches experientially the development of that part of the self that is able to observe without judgment and with compassion one’s thoughts, feelings, and “act hungers” which empowers the client s ability to remain in “The Window of Tolerance” .

  • Explore “The Window of Tolerance” and the trauma responses which can occur that move the client “out of the window”
  • Describe “Mindfulness” and its ability to dampen the stress response
  • Explore how breath, body awareness, and attention promote grounding
  • Learn to teach the “Mindful Witness Role” in action – both in individual and group settings

 

HANDOUTS FOR THE WEBINAR _ DOWNLOAD HERE

Linda Ciotola is a Certified TEP: trainer-educator-practitioner of psychodrama, group psychotherapy, and sociometry; and an accredited Certified Trainer in the Therapeutic Spiral Model ™ of psychodrama used specifically for working with trauma survivors. She is Co-Leader and Developer of the Therapeutic Spiral Bodyworkshop specifically designed for healing body-based trauma issues and a Certified Health Education Specialist (Ret.) with 45 years experience in education, group facilitation, and lifestyle counseling. Linda holds ACE (American Council on Exercise) certifications as a Personal Trainer, Fitness and Yoga Instructor, Health Coach and MINDBODY Specialist. She was honored in 2008 with the Zerka Moreno Award for outstanding contributions to the field of Psychodrama. She is co-author with Karen Carnabucci of Healing Eating Disorders with Psychodrama and Other Action Methods – Beyond the Silence and the Fury. She presents widely at regional, national and international conferences.

Visit her website at www.healing-bridges.com.

 

 

 

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C.G. Jung believed that psyche and body are one. Marion Woodman, with Mary Hamilton and Ann Skinner, developed BodySoul Rhythms® from their common belief in our body’s wisdom and their many years of exploring the relationship between psyche and soma. In this talk I will discuss their pioneering contributions to the field, conscious embodiment in clinical practice, and how neuroscience supports a body-oriented approach to healing trauma. Through lecture, embodied experience, and discussion, participants will have an opportunity to experience the process of “coming home to the body”.

Brain, Mind and Body: Trauma, Neurobiology and the Healing Relationship Conference

April 28 — 29, 2017 London, Ontario Presentation

Conference Information: The University of Western Ontario Department of Psychiatry sponsors this seminar that will celebrate the work of the Harris-Woodman Chair in Psyche-Soma and related areas of progress. This conference will focus on the affective neurosciences, progress made in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and link body and mind research from molecular biology and neuroimaging to clinical interventions in several psychiatric disorders.

Presenters: Paul Frewen, PhD, C.Psych Colonel Rakesh Jetly, OMM, CD, MD, FRCPC Ruth Lanius, MD, PhD Margaret McKinnon, PhD, C. Psych Allan Schore, PhD Tina Stromsted, PhD, MFT, BC-DMT Ed Tick, PhD Bessel van der Kolk, MD Margaret Wilkinson, BA, SAP *

Active Pause is about the simple, down-to-earth ways in which we step out of “automatic pilot” to be more actively involved in what we do. In other words, we see “mindful” as “engaged” – – the opposite of being disengaged, of doing a task mindlessly.
So, one of the things you will see over time in our newsletter, is people sharing specific approaches and experiences. The key word here is “experience”: This is not dogma, this is what people actually do, and how it works for them. This is an invitation for you to experiment with it, and to adapt it to your needs.
In this spirit, Linda Ciotola is sharing the approach to mindful eating that she practices and teaches.
There is an audio conversation with her, together with a printable PDF transcript, at:  http://blog.activepause.com/2017/01/ciotola-mindful-eating/
Linda has also prepared a “self coach tool” about mindful eating, also a printable PDF, that you can find at:  http://activepause.com/zug/selfcoachtools/Ciotola-Mindful-Eating.pdf
Linda Ciotola is a Certified TEP (trainer-educator-practitioner of psychodrama) and the co-author of a book on healing eating disorders.

Please share your feedback about this, as well as comments and suggestions about Active Pause, as a reply to this email or through the Facebook group: http://facebook.activepause.com

The Second National Conference on Integrating Yoga into Mental Health Care is scheduled for June 30-July 2, 2017, at Misericordia University, Dallas, Pa. It is co-sponsored by the Misericordia University Social Work Department and The Wellfleet Collective. CEUs for various mental health disciplines are pending.

You are invited you to submit a proposal to present a 90 minute workshop. We are particularly interested in applications of yoga to various mental health disorders, in 2 workshop tracks, Introductory and Intermediate. Please include a workshop description, any special materials or equipment needed, and biographies of the presenter(s), including relevant credentials. Workshops will be presented on Saturday, July 1.

Proposals will be due as close to February 15, 2017 as possible, with decisions made by March 1. Workshop presenters will receive free tuition and space to display their publicity. A small stipend may also be available. Please address any questions, and email the proposals, to Dr. Susan McDonald at: smcdon135@aol.com.

A REVOLUTIONARY PROCESS FOR ADULTS WITH ASPERGERS’

Improving social engagement through the use of Core Energetics’.

Please join us for this FREE 6 week process group for adults with Aspergers’ Syndrome.

We will use Core Energetics’ techniques to help connect with the self and with others in an aligned way, while strengthening self awareness, and body consciousness. Using movement, breath work and interactive therapy we will explore the energetic blocks in the body that hinder self development. Core Energetics’ is founded in Bioenergetics body work and adds a spiritual component. It has been successful in healing depression, anxiety, and trauma. Body work with consciousness creates a rich experience unique to the individual. Core Energetics’ is a pathway to the True Self.

Beginning: Monday, March 6, 2017 from 6:30pm – 8:30pm
The Mariner Center for Human Development
67 School St. Auburn, Ma 01501

Please contact Anna Smith at 508-735-3838 or asmith1459@gmail.com to schedule your intake interview.

People who have experienced traumatic events can have significant changes in the neurobiology of their brain. The right brain holds emotions, relationship information, and unprocessed trauma, often in the form of flashbacks, body memories, intrusive thoughts and dissociated feelings. It is always turned on by an overactive amygdala. The left brain’s coherent function, which provides meaning to stay in the here and now, is interrupted by stress hormones as the result of danger signals from the amygdala.

Participants will learn to use the Body Double (BD) intervention to work with the energetic body and the ‘rhythmic rupture’ it suffers, along with the physical body and the brain, due to traumatic events. The brain-in-action, along with attachment structures, are taught through demonstration and live supervised practice and can be used immediately following the workshop in individual, couples and family therapy, as well as by educators and community organizers. This workshop expands the repertoire of students and practitioners of EMDR, EFT, sensory motor integration, as well as drama therapy and psychodrama.

Download flyer for more details:
Brain & Trauma Training 3-2017

THIS WORKSHOP OFFERS a framework for avoiding compassion fatigue, boosting resilience and promoting wellness. The core skills of Awareness, Balance, Connection (Saavkitne & Pearlman, 1996) and Self-Compassion (Neff, 2013) are explored in theory and in action. In addition to full psychodramas, brief action structures and theoretical processing, this workshop offers optional yoga, yoga nidra and massage so participants can practice selfcare during the four-day experience.

Over her 30+ year professional life, Cathy Nugent has held the vision to offer opportunities for dramatic transformations—deep healing, powerful learning and high-level wellness leading to more enriched and fulfilled lives. For this workshop, Cathy is joined by her long-time friend and colleague Linda Ciotola. Recipient of the 2008 Zerka T. Moreno Award, Linda is a highly experienced and creative psychodramatist with special expertise in holistic health and self-care practices.

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4 Day Non Residential Workshop June 2017

Research on Mindfulness , neurobiology, and stress reduction is showing the power of mindfulness to actually help re-wire the brain (thanks to neuroplasticity). However, trauma survivors (and anyone under stress) will have difficulty meditating, being mindful, and connecting to the part of the self that can do this. This is where action methods come in!
By “role training” clients in the “Mindful Witness Role”, step by step, they can learn to practice this role, enabling them to use it as needed. Over time, this practice will re-wire the brain and reduce trauma symptoms.

Wednesday February, 15, 2017

2.5 CEU’s

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The Foundation for Human Enrichment –
The Somatic Experiencing® Trauma Institute Presents:

Upcoming Group Case Consult and SE Demos, Master Classes, and other events with Dr. Peter A. Levine

February 18, 2017

Group Case Consultation and Live SE Demos
Los Angeles, CA (USA)
with Peter Levine, PhD
Two consult hours available for training participants.
Participants have the option of attending live in Los Angeles, CA, or tuning in remotely via live video stream. Select at registration.
Prerequisite: This event is open to SE training participants and practitioners of Somatic Experiencing.

 

March 4, 2017

Group Case Consultation and Live SE Demos
Scottsdale, AZ (USA)
with Peter Levine, PhD
Two consult hours available for training participants.
Participants have the option of attending live in Scottsdale, AZ, or tuning in remotely via live video stream. Select at registration.
Prerequisite: This event is open to SE training participants and practitioners of Somatic Experiencing.

 

March 11, 2017

Group Case Consultation and Live SE Demos
San Diego, CA (USA)
with Peter Levine, PhD
Two consult hours available for training participants.
Participants have the option of attending live in San Diego, CA, or tuning in remotely via live video stream. Select at registration.
Prerequisite: This event is open to SE training participants and practitioners of Somatic Experiencing.

 

March 12-15, 2017

SE Master Class: Sexual Trauma: Healing the Sacred Wound
San Diego, CA (USA)
with Peter Levine, PhD
19 CE credits available through ANCC, APA, ASWB, BRN, LPC & Mental Health Counselors – Licensed Professional Counselors, MFTs – Marriage and Family Therapists
Prerequisite: Completion of SE Intermediate I.

 

April 24-27, 2017 – Save the dates! Registration coming soon!

SE Master Class: Chronic Pain and Syndromes
Corte Madera, CA (USA)
with Peter Levine, PhD
CE credits pending through ANCC, APA, ASWB, BRN, LPC & Mental Health Counselors – Licensed Professional Counselors, MFTs – Marriage and Family Therapists
Prerequisite: Completion of SE Intermediate I.

Demos needed for all SE Trauma Institute sponsored events with Dr. Levine. Email membership@traumahealing.org for details on client submission.

View and register for all upcoming events with Dr. Levine

We’ll be giving an Introduction to the Enneagram Workshop in Portland, Oregon
on 02/25 or 02/26 (two sessions) via Kami Huck, who has taken the workshop in MA.

Cost $150 (includes lunch prepared by Kami :)) 10am-5:30pm

Instructors: Andy Hahn and Joni Beckett

Payment will be due by January 1, 2017

Please RSVP to Kami Huck (kamip@comcast.net) by December 5, 2016, and she’ll send you more information.

Sat, Nov 12, 2016 (10:00AM – 5:00PM) TO
Sun, Nov 13, 2016 (10:00AM – 2:00PM)
Location: 131 West 24th St., 7th Fl, New York, NY 10011
Fee: $195
CEUs: 9*

Sexuality—Wilhelm Reich’s revolutionary ideas about the implicit freedom in human sexuality were a force in the social change of the last 50 years. Taking off from the premises of psychoanalytic thinking of the time, he, and following him Al Lowen, propounded a theory of sexuality as a central expression of each person’s uniqueness. They saw sexuality as the primal force that when given full expression broke through the life-limiting conventions of social repression.

Since that time of heady revolutionary fervor in the promotion of a sex-positive perspective in psychotherapy and in society, we have added much to our understanding of the complexity of human sexuality. Adding in concepts from attachment theory, from gender-studies, from modern theories about relationships we have broadened and deepened our view of the functions and characteristics of sexuality. In Modern Bioenergetics we see the deep connection of pleasure and benevolence in the lived experience of sexuality. In this workshop we will explore these new perspectives from philosophical, theoretical and clinical perspectives. The workshop will have didactic, experiential and clinical demonstration/discussion components. It is suitable for clinicians with experience in a somatopsychic psychotherapy modality, and those wishing to know more about this approach.

For more information, contact Dr. Scott Baum.

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Wed, Nov 09, 2016 (8:30PM – 10:15PM)
Location: 131 West 24th St., 7th Fl, New York, NY 10011
Fee: $10; Members Free
CEUs: 1.75*

Sexuality—Wilhelm Reich and Alexander Lowen saw human sexuality as the essential and irreducible expression of human fulfillment and freedom. Finding the vital flow of passion and self-expression in one’s sexuality were the bedrock experiences of the realized self. In the many years since the first, revolutionary, propositions in Bioenergetic Analysis, we have added many layers of complexity and both broadened and deepened our understanding of human sexuality and its expression. This seminar will trace the development of this force in somatopsychic psychotherapy theory and practice.

For more information, contact Dr. Scott Baum @ docsbpsych@aol.com

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Hello Friends,

On behalf of one of our students we are passing along an opportunity for members of our community to participate in a research study. Details follow.

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Call for Participants in a Research Study: The Somatic Path to Post Traumatic Growth
Contact: Sweigh Emily Spilkin, exs9149@ego.thechicagoschool.edu

Purpose of the Study: Trauma brings us face-to-face with some of the most fundamental questions at the heart of the human journey. It often carries with it emotional pain, nervous system dysregulation, and a grappling for meaning. But trauma also carries the potential for growth, spiritual expansion, and a fuller experience of being human—what is known as Post Traumatic Growth (PTG).

As of now, the primary theory about how PTG develops assumes that PTG is a cognitive process, and that growth occurs as old belief systems are shattered by trauma and new ones form. No research has been done to date on the role that the nervous system plays in the development of PTG.

The purpose of this study is to begin to bridge the gap between positive psychology’s understanding of PTG and somatic psychology’s understanding of trauma. I will do this by interviewing somatic trauma therapists who have gone through a PTG experience to investigate whether or not nervous system regulation plays a role in PTG and if so, what that role is. Although this study focuses on the nervous system the research is interview based and no quantitative measures will be taken.

Eligibility for Participation: Participants must be over 25, somatically-trained trauma psychotherapists, and have undergone a significant growth experience as a result of trauma.

The focus of the interviews will be on the process of personal, emotional, and spiritual growth post-trauma. That said, it is important to note that participants will be asked to briefly discuss their experience with trauma during the interview.

Time Commitment: The study consists of two phases. Phase 1, a Skype screening survey will take approximately 30 minutes. Those who qualify to move on will be invited into Phase 2, a Skype interview that will take approximately 1-1.5 hours. Directly after the interview, participants will be invited to participate in a 10-20 minute debriefing conversation to integrate their experience in the study. Within a few weeks after the interview they will be contacted and given the opportunity to review their data (approximately 1 hours). The total estimated time for Phase 2 of the research is approximately 2-3 hours.

Location of the Research: Online

Name and Contact information: To participate in the study or if you have any questions, please email Sweigh Emily Spilkin, at exs9149@ego.thechicagoschool.edu with your name, where you are from, and the best way to contact you. I will then be in touch to ask you a few questions and to set up the preliminary screening interview. If you have any questions, you are also invited to call me at 720-771-4778.

Thank you for considering volunteering for this important research, and the opportunity to bridge the worlds of somatic and positive psychology and develop a more comprehensive theory about Post Traumatic Growth.

Master Classes and Other Upcoming Events with Dr. Peter A. Levine

November 6, 2016
Group Case Consultation and Live SE Demos
Portland, OR (USA)
with Peter Levine, PhD
Two consult hours available for training participants.
Participants have the option of attending live in Portland, OR, or tuning in remotely via live video stream. Select at registration.
Prerequisite: This event is open to SE training participants and practitioners of Somatic Experiencing.

February 18, 2017
Group Case Consultation and Live SE Demos
Los Angeles, CA (USA)
with Peter Levine, PhD
Two consult hours available for training participants.
Participants have the option of attending live in Los Angeles, CA, or tuning in remotely via live video stream. Select at registration.
Prerequisite: This event is open to SE training participants and practitioners of Somatic Experiencing.

March 11, 2017
Group Case Consultation and Live SE Demos
San Diego, CA (USA)
with Peter Levine, PhD
Two consult hours available for training participants.
Participants have the option of attending live in San Diego, CA, or tuning in remotely via live video stream. Select at registration.
Prerequisite: This event is open to SE training participants and practitioners of Somatic Experiencing.

March 12-15, 2017
SE Master Class: Sexual Trauma: Healing the Sacred Wound
San Diego, CA (USA)
with Peter Levine, PhD
19 CE credits available: ANCC, APA, ASWB, BRN, LPC & Mental Health Counselor – Licensed Professional Counselors and  MFT – Marriage and Family Therapists through Commonwealth Educational Seminars
Prerequisite: Completion of SE Intermediate I.

Demos needed for all SE Trauma Institute sponsored events with Dr. Levine. Email membership@traumahealing.org for details on client submission.

View and register for all upcoming events with Dr. Levine

News from the SE Trauma Institute

Interested in Learning More?

Interested in hosting a full day Basic Principles of Somatic Experiencing at your organization? Contact Tatiana Jafari at tjafari@traumahealing.org for more details.

Basic Principles of Somatic Experiencing, November 18, 2016
Attending this online introductory SE workshop will provide you with a basic theoretical overview of the SE model and how it complements and augments traditional approaches to working with trauma. In this sense, you should be expected to gain an introductory understanding of the SE theoretical model, how this SE model fits with and expands current trauma treatment, and how attending the SE Professional Training may support your interest in learning more effective ways to treat your clients and patients. This webinar is designed for professionals who work with the effects of trauma including: mental and medical health professionals, body workers, first responders, educators, clergy, and other professionals in the healing arts. Learn helpful information to benefit your practice.

Several live introductory workshops have been scheduled in the US and internationally. Visit our training and events schedule to see if one has been scheduled in your area!

Foundation for Human Enrichment –
The Somatic Experiencing
® Trauma Institute Presents:

This introductory SE workshop is designed for professionals who work with the effects of trauma including: social workers, mental and medical health professionals, body workers, first responders, educators, clergy, and other professionals in the healing arts. Participants will learn about the basic principles and theory of the SE model as well as more about the SE Professional Training. Somatic Experiencing® (SE™) psychobiological trauma resolution, developed Peter A. Levine, PhD, author of the bestseller, “Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma,” is a potent approach to resolving the symptoms of trauma and chronic stress.

Online

November 18, 2016: Basic Principles of Somatic Experiencing
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM Mountain
with Ellen Byrne, LMT, SEP

December 16, 2016: Basic Principles of Somatic Experiencing
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM Mountain
with Ellen Byrne, LMT, SEP

Live
The SE Trauma Institute now offers CEs for live Basic Principles of Somatic Experiencing workshops! For more information select the workshop in your area.

November 12, 2016: Basic Principles of Somatic Experiencing – Stamford, CT
9:30 AM – 12:30 PM (Morning Session)
9:30 AM – 4:30 PM (Full Day Session)
with Maureen Gallagher, PhD, SEP, RCST

December 9, 2016: Basic Principles of Somatic Experiencing – Chicago, IL
9:30 AM – 5:00 PM Central
with Francine Kelley, LCPC, E-RYT, SEP

January 21, 2017: Basic Principles of Somatic Experiencing – St. Paul, MN
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Central
with Francine Kelley, LCPC, E-RYT, SEP

With Tina Stromsted, Ph.D. Jungian analyst & Dance Therapist

Assisted by Margareta Neuberger, MA

Tuscany, Italy ­­– June 24-30, 2017

At a time when the world is being pulled apart by opposites, this retreat offers an opportunity to consult our inner compass. Here one can find re-orientation, strengthen inner authority, and nourish body and soul. Offering a sanctuary for centering, we will find renewal through natural movement, stillness, dream work, and guiding elements from Alchemy’s ancient wisdom, re-membering our deep humanity in the vital web of community.

How do we evoke the light in the dark body? How do we embody the soul spark, bring it to consciousness, and live it more fully in our daily lives? Authentic Movement and dreamwork allow access to these rich inner resources on a cellular level, reawakening our natural rhythms, instinctual wisdom, and the songs of the soul.

This international retreat will explore the impactful role of embodied experience in the healing process. Alchemy’s basic elements can deepen our understanding of embodied transformation, experienced spontaneously through the practice of Authentic Movement. Dreams carry treasures that enhance the meaning and depth of this spirited journey.

The Alchemists’ aim was to study nature and to learn from its profoundly regenerative capacities. So too, dreams reflect our inner landscape, our spiritual condition. This workshop engages dreams and Alchemy in relation to bodily experience in the process of healing and transformation through moving and witnessing practice.

We will draw from:

BodySoul® Work
Jungian Theory
Somatics
Dreaming
Drawing
Voice exploration
Writing

Studio sessions will be supplemented by seminars focusing on questions arising from your personal explorations, as well as applications relevant to your creative and professional work.

This retreat is designed for those with a depth of experience in Authentic Movement, welcoming healing practitioners, clinicians, educators, artists, and those interested in growth and matters of the spirit.

Nestled in Tuscany’s beautiful rolling hills and vineyards, the private retreat center offers a peaceful, inspiring setting for self-renewal. Walking trails, delicious Tuscan cooking and a swimming pool enhance the experience.

More Information Click Here

Prerequisites:

In-depth experience in Authentic Movement is vital. Some background in dreamwork, expressive arts therapy, BodySoul® work or other forms of embodied creative exploration that engage conscious attention is necessary, as well as a background in personal analysis/ psychotherapy. A working knowledge of English is important in order to understand and participate in the intricacies of the work. (Unfortunately it is not feasible to work with a translator as participants come from many countries and linguistic backgrounds.)


Tuition:

$1,450 US with paid registration by January 15, 2017

After that date $1,520 US


40 CEUs available for MFT’s, LCSW’s, LPCCs, DMTs, BC-DMTs, & RSME/Ts


Accommodation and meals:
72 Euros/night for triple, 78/Euros/night double (6 nights) plus tax, paid directly to the retreat site upon arrival.

Registration:

Enrollment is by application only. Deadline is April 20th, 2017; space is limited, early enrollment is advised. Apply online or download the application and email to Tina. Please put Embodied Alchemy in the subject line.

Contact Tina Stromsted at email: Tina@AuthenticMovement-BodySoul.com, or Tel.: (415) 668-7857 USA www.AuthenticMovement-BodySoul.com


Faculty:

Tina Stromsted, Ph.D., MFT, BC-DMT is a Jungian psychoanalyst, Board Certified Dance therapist, and Somatics educator. She was co-founder and faculty member of the Authentic Movement Institute in Berkeley (1992-2004) and a founding faculty member of the Women’s Spirituality Program at the California Institute of Integral Studies. Currently she teaches at the C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco, the Depth Psychology/Somatics Doctoral program at Pacifica Graduate Institute, and as a core faculty member for the Marion Woodman Foundation.

With 40 years of clinical experience, and a background in dance and theater, she teaches at universities and healing centers internationally, and has a special interest in the creative process, neuroscience, eco-psychology, and embodied spirituality. Developer of Dreamdancing®, Embodied Alchemy®, and Soul’s Body® Center, her numerous articles and book chapters explore the integration of body, brain, psyche and soul in healing and transformation. Her work supports individuals in listening for the soul’s call, and working with obstacles to its fulfillment ~ a process that can assist women and men in re-inhabiting their bodies, reclaiming their instinctual wisdom, and nourishing their authentic sense of self. Her private practice is in San Francisco. www.AuthenticMovement-BodySoul.com

Margareta Neuberger will be assisting. With an M.A. in Somatic Psychology, Margareta is a teacher and long-time practitioner of Authentic Movement and somatic educator who has explored the interconnectedness of healing, spirituality and creativity for more than 30 years. A native of Germany, she moved to San Francisco after completing a B.A. in Theology. She has worked in private practice since 1989, offering Authentic Movement to individuals and groups as an embodied meditative and healing discipline. Margareta lives in Northern California with her husband and 14 year old son.

October 22-28

Weekend, 3-day, or 6-day course
Early payment discounts available through Oct 5!
Join new and experienced students from around the world in practicing Breema and working with the Nine Principles of Harmony.

Special Post-Intensive workshops: 
Thursday, October 27 – 2:30-5:30pm – for students with 50 hours of Breema

Friday, October 28  9:30am-5:00pm Practitioner Day – for students with 20 hours or more

Breema bodywork, Self-Breema exercises, and the Nine Principles of Harmony are natural expressions of the unifying principle of Existence. They provide ideal support for practicing body-mind connection and the art of being present.

Both new and experienced students from around the world come each year to study at Breema Intensives and to benefit from Breema’s practical approach to living harmoniously.

Click here to register online.
Certified Practitioner discounts available.

Berkeley, CA
Module 1 – now available by DVD, manual, free supervision
Module 2 – September 29-October 2, 2016
Module 3 – March 23-26, 2017
Coordinator contact – PMeadowsca@aol.com
MORE INFORMATION – http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=5dgqiilab&oeidk=a07eci4wh5ca779ca03

New York, NY

Module 1 – now available by DVD, manual, free supervision
Module 2 – November 4-7, 2016
Module 3 – March 31-April 3, 2017
Coordinator contact – LMPeyrot@aol.com

What is Integral Somatic Psychology (ISP)?

Integral Somatic Psychology (ISP) considers every approach to psychotherapy as valuable and understands them all as components of a broad unifying framework built on Eastern and Western psychologies. It offers clinicians from diverse therapeutic modalities the possibility of increasing treatment efficiency through greater embodiment of all levels of the psyche.

All human experiences (perceiving, thinking, feeling, remembering, imagining, evaluating, relating, and responding) arise from our individual gross (i.e. physical) and quantum level subtle (i.e. energy) bodies that are in constant interaction with the dynamic collective gross and subtle bodies contained in an absolute collective body of pure awareness. Though valuable, the focus on the brain and to a lesser extent on the individual gross (physical) body as the beginning and end of all of our experiences has severely limited Western psychology’s comprehension of the larger domain in which human experiences originate; and has greatly diminished its ability to help those in need. Regardless of the psychotherapy approach we use in our practice, we can help our clients better with their cognitive, emotional, behavioral, relational, as well as somatic and spiritual difficulties, if we know more of the following:

a) how the three layers of the individual gross body, the five layers of the individual subtle body, the dynamic collective gross and subtle bodies, and the absolute collective body of pure awareness interact with each other to generate our experiences;
b) how the individual gross and subtle bodies can get dysregulated from difficult experiences and become disconnected from each other and from the three collective bodies and become symptomatic in many ways; and
c) how to make the individual gross and subtle bodies more available, regulated, balanced, and in better relationship with each other and with the three collective bodies while we work with our clients psychologically.

The value of ISP will be demonstrated especially through topics of current clinical interest: attachment, affect regulation, stress, and trauma.
Who can benefit the most from this training?

Because it is a professional master training for experienced clinicians, the prerequisites for admission are high:

a) an active professional practice in psychotherapy, bodywork, energywork, or education of individuals or groups, work that involves psychological processing,
and
b) an adequate somatic background such as participation in the Somatic Experiencing (SE) training or equivalent training and personal knowledge of the body (determined on an individual basis).

ISP will prove to be of considerable value to you whether you are trained in a mainstream psychoanalytic or psychotherapy approach, a body-oriented psychotherapy approach (such as Bioenergetics or Sensori-Motor Psychotherapy), or a bodywork modality such as Polarity Therapy or Cranio-Sacral Therapy, or an energywork school, as long as your work also involves psychological processing.

What is taught in the training?

General principles derived from a variety of disciplines including neuroscience and quantum physics for integrating all the bodies into any psychological approach, validated empirically in multiple clinical settings and cultures.
It offers all those who work psychologically a sophisticated body of knowledge to further increase the embodiment of body, energy, and consciousness dimensions in their work without having to change their prior clinical orientations or adopt interventions outside the norms of their professional practice. The role of body, energy, and consciousness in generating or disrupting psychological experiences in general and facilitating or hampering self and interactive regulation in particular is taught through applications in areas of widespread current clinical interest: affect regulation, attachment, stress, and trauma.

ISP offers considerable flexibility and choice in the tools used, such as awareness, movement, breath, sound, imagery, inter-personal resonance, self touch, and other touch, as appropriate to the clinical setting of the trainee.

Mind and body health are talked about everywhere – in the media, on TV, on the web, among friends…

But even with all this information at our fingertips, why do so many of us continue to live life filled with anxiety, stress, depression, conflictual relationships, compulsive behaviors and all sorts of addictions?

• Is anyone you know, maybe yourself, currently struggling with a physical or emotional problem?
• Do you know how to release unwanted tension and create freely flowing energy in your body?
• Are your relationships filled with anger, frustration, neediness, avoidance or boredom?
• Do you believe that your body, mind and spirit are connected and affect each other?
• Are you curious about what you might learn from a groups of body oriented therapists?
• As a therapist yourself, would you like to expand your knowledge and learn new techniques?

Even if you, yourself, are a healthcare provider – a nurse, teacher, psychotherapist, medical professional, researcher, health and wellness coach – your own body, mind and spirit alignment may be something you have never really spent the time to look at. And you may be surprised at what you will discover if you let down your guard and open your mind to a new way of thinking and being in your body and in the world.

This very special Love Me Touch Me Heal Me Virtual Summit is a once in a lifetime opportunity to hear from a group of 44 advanced practitioners, highly skilled and experienced therapists, best-selling authors, researchers, teachers and trainers, seminar and webinar leaders who have each spent decades learning and sharing in different ways about healing through body awareness. As you listen to all these top notch professionals sharing their insights, suggestions and strategies for healing and creating a fulfilling life, you may discover a common theme. Hint, hint! The answer is not outside yourself.

As you listen to each speaker’s healing journey, you may become inspired to read some of their writing, get their books or products, join their seminars or training programs, or contact just the right speaker for your own personal healing.

So get ready for an exciting event. You are in for a body sensational treat as you learn the nitty gritty details about how you can enhance your own physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health and well- being.

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