intersubjectivity

A developmental and movement oriented approach to Psychotherapy
A 2-day workshop led by Ruella Frank
February 24-25, 2017, Friday 9:30 am – 5:00 pm, Saturday 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

In this 2-day workshop, Dr Ruella Frank will explore the intricate relational moves of embodied intersubjectivity that form a basis of communication, initially between parent and baby but then throughout life. The movement repertoire that develops in the first year of life is a language that conveys our most pressing desires, intentions and emotions. These expressive movements, acquired in the company of significant others, go on to become the tacit core of adult behaviour in everyday experience and, of course, in the psychotherapy relationship too. It is on the details of this somatic expression of affect and relational intent that we will focus during the workshop, developing our understanding of the meaning and emotional significance of these somatic communications and skills in applying those insights to the therapy work.

For more information and registration visit http://www.confer.uk.com/intersubjectivity.html

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Developmental Somatic Psychotherapy, created by Ruella Frank, Ph.D., is a relational and movement-oriented approach to psychotherapy within a Gestalt therapy framework.

Inspired by the work of developmental psychologists and somatic practitioners, Developmental Somatic Psychotherapy is a template for understanding and working with early psychophysical blocks as they emerge in the here-and-now of therapy. Attending to movement patterns is particularly powerful when guided by contemporary developmental theory.

Four Training Modules, two per year in fall and spring, five full days and one half day per module.
Further information and to apply contact Ruella Frank at ruellafrank@gmail.com, or visit http://www.somaticstudies.com

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New York City:
INTRODUCTION TO DEVELOPMENTAL SOMATIC PSYCHOTHERAPY
with Ruella Frank, Ph.D.
January 21-22, 2017, 9:30 am – 5:00 pm each day

Ongoing nonverbal interactions with our primary caregivers during the first year of life set a relational foundation that is apparent both in the everyday life of the adult and in psychotherapy. Even though our adult postural attitudes, gestures, gait and breathing patterns have changed over time, the foundations established in our first year remain readily observable and available. Attending to these patterns within psychotherapy is especially powerful.

During this workshop, participants learn how their relational styles originated through affective/movement patterns within the infant/caregiver dyad. Through movement, participants will explore these intrinsic yet unaware primary patterns which are part of present experiences and influence daily life. We then apply this understanding to the here-and-now of the client/therapist dyad.

For more information and registration contact Ruella Frank at ruellafrank@gmail.com, or visit http://www.somaticstudies.com

Through the Looking Glass: Using Imaginal Resources to Heal Shame –
A Workshop for Therapists and Other Helping Professionals
with Sheila Rubin, LMFT, RDT/BCT and Bret Lyon, PhD, SEP, BCC

Saturday, November 5, 10am–6pm & Sunday, November 6, 10:30am–5:30pm

$295 ($275 with full payment by September 23)
Special rate for interns.

In Berkeley, just off the I-80

13 CEUs for MFTs and LCSWs (PCE #4456)

When clients get stuck in shame, the most powerful way to help them get unstuck may be to activate their imagination. In the Imaginal Realm, logic and time are fluid and flexible. What actually happened can be explored and changed. What was stuck in the cognitive realm can be reexamined and shifted. Shaming situations from the past can be revisited and resolved. In this workshop, we will utilize techniques from Drama Therapy, Focusing, Expressive Arts Therapy, Jungian creative imagination and Hakomi. We will explore the critical voices and/or the childhood scenes that are still driving the internal shame dynamic in the client. Once the shame is worked through in the Imaginal Realm the client can interact with the world differently.

To register for the workshop:
Please send full payment or a $100 deposit (including email and phone number) to:
Bret Lyon – 830 Bancroft Way, Suite 102, Berkeley, CA 94710

We also accept PayPal.

For more information, email Bret at bret@healingshame.com, call 510-420-1441, or visit www.HealingShame.com.

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Webinar is free. You must register to reserve your spot and obtain your personal unique link to join the webinar.

REGISTER HERE: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/b231a60c257420747c24e00bf0acd2b8

Join us for a lively and informative evening with Anne Isaacs, LCSW and Joel Isaacs, Ph.D., who will be talking about how understanding the psychological functions of muscles makes verbal psychotherapy more efficient and effective. As opposed to traumatic experiences, which are imprinted primarily in the autonomic nervous system, the Bodynamic model describes how all the lesser but cumulative developmental disruptions are imprinted mostly in the voluntary nervous system, the related muscles, and the mind. This refined therapy offers precise yet simple interventions for resolving your clients’ current issues, leaving them more resourced, with new psychological abilities.

Bodynamics is praised by Raja Selvam, PhD, Senior Somatic Experiencing Trainer as “probably the most body-oriented and comprehensive developmental psychology and character structure model there is”. Babette Rothschild, author of “The Body Remembers: The Psychophysiology of Trauma and Trauma Treatment”, has described Bodynamics as: “the most sensible, comprehensive, easily applicable and accessible personality theory that I have ever encountered.”

Bodynamics was developed from empirical research in Denmark over 25 years ago. This 17-day training is offered across North America by the Isaacs, who continue to develop and innovate this important work and its teaching. The webinar will introduce you to the use of Bodynamics, including some enlightening case studies and an overview of the training, for which CEU’s can be earned.

For more information please visit: www.bodynamicusa.com

Healing Developmental Disruptions: Experience the Precision of Bodynamic Therapy by learning to use the body to support verbal therapy

Evening Intro: (Sept 9, 2016 6:30pm – 8:30pm) Free

During this talk we’ll focus on the Autonomy Stage of Development; 8 months to 2.5 years of age. We’ll demonstrate how disruption during this stage creates a fear of commitment and dependency on others. We’ll demonstrate how to work with specific muscles to transform this internal experience. This can create an immediate sense of curiosity, joy, and creativity, typical of a healthy child at this age.

The presentation will include didactic and experiential work with time for questions.

One-day Workshop: (Sept 10, 2016 9:00am – 5:00pm) $75

Exploring the impact on adult behavior of disruptions in the Will Structure Stage, ages 2-4 years.

We will explore related developmental movements, and how the muscles involved hold needed resources for the resolution of therapeutic issues. We will offer demonstration sessions. Problems originating from this age include:

· Feeling overly responsible

· Blaming others

· Being stuck in a victim role

· Problems with planning

· Fear of your own power

Registration & Tickets: https://www.picatic.com/BodynamicSFbay

Full training begins October 20, 2016

About Bodynamics:

Bodynamics is a precise and practical approach to working with the body to make verbal psychotherapy more efficient and effective. This somatic therapy enables the practitioner to make precise interventions related to the developmental origins of your clients’ current problems.

Based on a wealth of empirical research the Bodynamics model describes how non-traumatic developmental disruptions are encoded in both mind and body. Bodynamic trainees learn to use specific muscles to build somatic resources that will guide, extend, and contain verbal therapy. This precision aids clients to sense new psychological competencies, resolve issues sooner, and integrate these changes directly into their lives.

Learning Bodynamics also sensitizes you to the themes of the developmental stages around which relationships and psychological development take place. Building your relationship with a client around these themes will greatly facilitate your ability to heal attachment disruptions.

More info at: www.bodynamicusa.com

Local Flyer:

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Melting the Shame Freeze:
Somatic Techniques to Create Safety and Build Attachment

A Mini-Workshop for Therapists & Helping Professionals

Sponsored by Marin County Chapter of CAMFT

with Sheila Rubin, LMFT, RDT/BCT and Bret Lyon, PhD, SEP

Saturday, September 24, 2016
1:00pm – 4:00pm 

Corte Madera Town Center
770 Tamalpais Drive, Room 201

Shame is the embodied belief that “something is wrong with me.” Many clients—and therapists—are not aware of how unhealed shame can keep body and emotions frozen. Because shame exists in the body as well as the mind, it is helpful for therapists to work with shame somatically. In this workshop, we will explore how to utilize somatic techniques to connect more quickly and forge a therapeutic alliance with clients.

Preregistration with Marin CAMFT is necessary. For pricing and full details, visit the Events page at www.marincamft.org or www.marincamft.org/event-2270674.

For more information, visit our website at www.HealingShame.com. You can also check out two free 1 1/2-hour Healing Shame webinars available on the Resources page.

HEALING SHAME: The Core Workshop
for Therapists and Other Helping Professionals

with Sheila Rubin LMFT, RDT/BCT & Bret Lyon PhD, SEP, BCC

Saturday, October 1, 10am-6pm & Sunday, October 2, 10:30am-5:30pm

In Berkeley, just off the I-80

$295 full price / $275 with full payment by August 19
Special price for interns

13 CEUs for MFTs and LCSWs (PCE #4456)

This workshop provides essential, basic knowledge of how to work with shame.  We will learn what shame is and how it is created, and how to help our clients recognize shame, work through it and move on. We will become more sensitive to the shaming often implicit in the therapy situation and learn how to counter shame in therapy. We will be able to help clients separate feelings of shame from other emotions. And we’ll learn how to take clients back to early shaming situations and reverse the outcome, helping clients move their energy powerfully outward rather than turn it against themselves.

TO REGISTER, please send full payment or a $100 deposit to:
Bret Lyon
830 Bancroft Way, Suite 102
Berkeley, CA 94710
Please include your email and phone number.
We accept PayPal. For details, email Bret at Bret@HealingShame.com.

Space is limited.

For more information, call Bret at 510-420-1441 or email Bret@HealingShame.com.

www.HealingShame.com

 
Bioenergetic Basics: Introducing the Core Concepts and Basic Techniques of Bioenergetic Therapy in 6 full day sessions. Bioenergetic Therapy is a highly effective therapeutic approach that combines work with the body and the mind in the context of a therapeutic relationship to help people change at a deep level. This workshop is designed to give professionals in the healthcare field some basic functional knowledge of Bioenergetics through lecture, demonstration, and experiential processes. Bioenergetic theory and techniques will be taught and participants will have the opportunity to practice the techniques. The meetings will also include Bioenergetic exercise classes and demonstrations of Bioenergetic psychotherapy sessions.

“New brain research on the impact of trauma validates the importance of somatic processes to resolve deep wounds. Bioenergetic has many tools that can be very effective with even the most difficult traumas.”

Bioenergetic Basics is for:

· psychotherapists and mental health practitioners who want to add somatic psychotherapy work to their practice

· practitioners of other disciplines who want to learn about the Bioenergetic approach to psychotherapy

· individuals who want to learn about Bioenergetic therapy for personal growth

 

Participants will learn effective body based techniques to apply to:

· depression

· anxiety

· trauma and PTSD

· general unhappiness with life

· relationship challenges

 

Program offered in the following locations:

Canada

Miramichi, New Brunswick
Contact: Leslie Ann Costello, Ph.D., CBT
506 206 2667
fredbio2020@gmail.com

Toronto, Ontario
Contact: Carol Melnick, MSW, RSW, CBT
905-515-5047
Central Canada Society for Bioenergetic Analysis
carol.melnick@bell.net

Guelph, Ontario
Contact: Alex Munroe, MSW, RSW, CBT
Southern Ontario Society for Bioenergetic Analysis
519-747-9031
amunroe@golden.net

United States:

Cambridge, Mass
Contact: Susan Kanor, MA, CBT
978-384-0785
www.massbioenergetics.org
info@massbioenergetics.org
Dates: 9/24/16, 11/5/16, 12/3/16, 2/4/17, 3/4/17, 4/1/17

Michigan
Contact: Ann Coleman, LMSW, CBT
248-709-2332
email@anncoleman.us

Learn about Somatic Experiencing and the SE Professional Training

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 by 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. The SE approach offers a framework to assess where your client is “stuck” in the fight, flight, or freeze responses and provides clinical tools to resolve these fixated physiological states that underlie so many trauma symptoms. Our educational model is both theoretical and highly experiential, offering you effective skills for restoring nervous system regulation and resolving trauma that can be immediately integrated into your professional practice. The three-year SE™ Professional Training is a continuing education program that will help you make an even greater difference with your clients who suffer.

The Somatic Experiencing® Trauma Institute is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the worldwide healing and prevention of trauma.

Receive a one-time $50 discount on your US Beginning I SE Professional Training module for attending this workshop.

Learn More and Register

Anna_Halprin_95th_BDay_Performances_0715_0951In this 5-day workshop Anna Halprin will present her approach to body and movement that connects the science, philosophy, and art of dance. This workshop offers time to feel and to listen deeply to the powerful intelligence of the body, to play and express with imagination through the arts, to create personal and collective dances that have meaning, and to bring new vision to the life themes that matter to us in our daily lives. Maria Luisa Diaz de Leon, Tamalpa Institute faculty member, will be facilitating several of the afternoon sessions.

This is a special workshop with Anna, now in her 95th year, at the historic Mountain Home Studio designed for her by her husband, famed architect, Lawrence Halprin.  Mountain Home Studio is set amidst redwood and oak trees on the flanks of Mount Tamalpais in Kentfield, California. It is a short drive to San Francisco, Berkeley, and the Sonoma and Napa wine countries.

Art materials supplied.
Accommodations list provided.

June 20 – 24, 2016
10AM – 5PM

Cost: $900
$150 non-refundable deposit
Full workshop fee due by June 1, 2016
REGISTER: http://tamalpa.org/calendar/S16.html
Held at the historic Mountain Home Studio, Kentfield, California

The Dance Heritage Coalition has named Anna Halprin one of “America’s 100 Irreplaceable Dance Treasures.” Her diverse career has spanned the field of dance since the late 1930s, creating revolutionary directions for the art form and inspiring fellow choreographers to take modern dance to new dimensions. A dance innovator, she was an early pioneer in the use of movement/dance as a healing art. She founded the groundbreaking San Francisco Dancer’s Workshop in 1955 and the Tamalpa Institute in 1978 with her daughter Daria Halprin. She is the author of several books, and has numerous dance works documented on film, most notably Breath Made Visible by director Ruedi Gerber.

Maria Luisa Diaz de Leon is a psychologist, researcher, and movement specialist. A Core Faculty member at Tamalpa Institute, she obtained her M.A. in Engaged Humanities with Emphasis in Depth Psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute. Her Master’s thesis, Somaphilia: Remembering the Soul and the Aesthetics of Being, expands upon the somatic, mythological, depth psychological, and archetypal dimensions of Tamalpa Institute’s Body Part Mythologies. Maria Luisa’s professional experience in psychology and the arts spans fifteen years and includes the areas of education, private practice, and community intervention. Maria Luisa has worked with diverse populations, most recently with Latin American immigrants in San Francisco and she has conducted research projects on addiction in her native Guadalajara, Mexico and on trauma associated with domestic violence in San Francisco, CA. Maria Luisa teaches seminars and presents in conferences internationally and serves on the Board of Directors of the International Somatic Movement Education and Therapy Association (ISMETA).

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Cultivate more artful relationships with yourself, others, and the land using the transformative tools developed by Tamalpa Institute co-founders, Anna Halprin and Daria Halprin. Engage in dance/movement, drawing, and poetic writing to discover the stories living in your body. Harvest new insights and options for your Life/Art in both the studio and the natural environment of Earthdance in the Berkshire hills. The workshop will culminate with self-portrait drawings and improvisational rituals in which you embody the new resources you have gained.

This workshop is designed to give participants an experiential understanding of the work of Tamalpa Institute, and is recommended as an introduction to their training programs. No prior experience necessary.

The beautiful setting and natural landscape of the Earthdance retreat center provide workshop participants with a beautiful studio, healthy meals and many hiking trails. A wonderful complement to this immersive Tamalpa workshop ~ come enjoy!

You can follow these links for information about Earthdance visitor information and directions.

For more info: http://tamalpa.org/calendar/ec0516.html

DATES: May 30 – June 4, 2016
(There will also be a Planetary Dance held at Earthdance on June 5!)

PLACE: Earthdance, Plainfield, Massachusetts

COST: $600 – $800 (The cost includes workshop tuition, room and board for May 30 – June 4)

For details and to register click here.

Elisabeth Osgood-Campbell, a faculty member of Tamalpa Institute, cherishes the body as a primary medium for learning, creativity, and growth. She has taught creative arts to people of all ages in a variety of contexts, from a private elementary school for girls to the Harvard Graduate School of Education. For the past 7 years, Elisabeth has supervised graduate students in Lesley University’s Self-Designed Master’s Degree Program and has served on the Board of Directors of the International Somatic Movement Education and Therapy Association. Elisabeth is delighted to be the first faculty member to offer the Tamalpa work in New York and Massachusetts.

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An Introduction into the Life/Art Process
With Maria Luisa Diaz de Leon

May 20, 2016
7 – 9PM

FREE

Join us for a special free introductory evening of the Tamalpa Life/Art approach. The evening will include an experiential ‘taste’ of the Tamalpa work using movement, drawing and poetic writing, a presentation of our training programs through an interactive slideshow and Q&A.

Held at the historic Mountain Home Studio in Kentfield, CA

Registration required: http://tamalpa.org/calendar/mtw_0516.html

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May 21 – 22, 2016
10AM – 5PM

Cost: $150 with payment received by May 9th;$200 after May 9th

($50 credit towards Level 1 application fee)

The Tamalpa Experience introduces an approach that enlivens dialogue between body and imagination, life experiences and art making. Using movement, drawing, poetic writing, and improvisational performance, participants will tap into art’s symbolic language to explore current life themes and generate new resources.

These 2-day intensive workshops are offered twice a year and are designed to give participants an experiential understanding of Tamalpa’s work in movement-based expressive arts. This year we are excited to offer an optional Friday evening open house to start off the weekend with a special opening. The Tamalpa Experience workshops are recommended as an introduction to our training programs.

Held at the historic Mountain Home Studio, Kentfield, California

Registration: http://tamalpa.org/calendar/te0516.html

Rosario is a psychologist, artist and researcher. She is a Core Faculty member at Tamalpa Institute, has an MA in Psychology, and is currently pursuing a PhD in Somatic Studies at Pacifica Graduate Institute. Rosario is the Associate Director of Tamalpa Institute and co-founder of Tamalpa Latinoamerica. She is also the founder of Anthropos Institute, an Art and Self Development Center located in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where she is originally from. Rosario has worked in various settings, such as psychiatric hospitals, shelters, and educational centers, and with diverse populations, including incarcerated women, the homeless, and at-risk youth. Through the years, Rosario has conducted numerous lectures, seminars, and professional presentations in the United States and internationally, including in Argentina, Peru, Mexico, and Portugal. Currently living in the San Francisco Bay Area, Rosario continues to teach and lead community projects in the Tamalpa Life/Art Process.

ENTER FOR SOMATIC STUDIES

New York City:
TRAINING PROGRAM 2017-2019,
DEVELOPMENTAL SOMATIC PSYCHOTHERAPY
Developmental process embodied within the clinical moment
with Ruella Frank, Ph.D.

Begins: September 2017

Developmental Somatic Psychotherapy, created by Ruella Frank, Ph.D., is a relational and movement-oriented approach to psychotherapy within a gestalt therapy framework.

Inspired by the work of developmental psychologists and somatic practitioners, Developmental Somatic Psychotherapy is a template for understanding and working with early psychophysical blocks as they emerge in the here-and-now of therapy. Attending to movement patterns is particularly powerful when guided by contemporary developmental theory.

Four Training Modules, two per year in fall and spring, five full days and one half day per module.
Further information and to apply contact Ruella Frank at ruellafrank@gmail.com, or visit www.somaticstudies.com

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Moscow, Russia:
OPEN WORKSHOP:
FLESH AND BONES OF THE SITUATION
with Ruella Frank and Jean-Marie Robine

June 10-12, 2016

During this experiential, experimental and theoretical workshop, we will explore the core concepts of Gestalt therapy and unify them with those of somatic development. We will demonstrate how fundamental movements are inextricably linked to contacting as primary experience, and how kinesthetic resonance contributes to the “id of situation” and underlies intentionality. Through mini-lecture, experiment, experiential demonstration and discussion, we will involve ourselves in action-research to enhance our fundamental comprehension and deepen our daily practice.

For more information and to register contact: +7 (499) 390 20 12, www.youcanlive.ru

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New York City:
INTRODUCTION TO DEVELOPMENTAL SOMATIC PSYCHOTHERAPY
with Ruella Frank, Ph.D.

January 21-22, 2017, 9:30 am – 5:00 pm each day

Ongoing nonverbal interactions with our primary caregivers during the first year of life set a relational foundation that is apparent both in the everyday life of the adult and in psychotherapy. Even though our adult postural attitudes, gestures, gait and breathing patterns have changed over time, the foundations established in our first year remain readily observable and available. Attending to these patterns within psychotherapy is especially powerful.

During this workshop, participants learn how their relational styles originated through affective/movement patterns within the infant/caregiver dyad. Through movement, participants will explore these intrinsic yet unaware primary patterns which are part of present experiences and influence daily life. We then apply this understanding to the here-and-now of the client/therapist dyad.

For more information and registration contact Ruella Frank at ruellafrank@gmail.com, or visit www.somaticstudies.com

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Experience Breema Evenings · Mar 11 & 12 (No Charge)

Come and receive a Breema mini-session, experience the nourishing and energizing effect of Self-Breema exercises and Breema bodywork, and discover how the Nine Principles of Harmony can support you to be present in any activity or condition of life.
Breema Workshops
Saturday, March 12 at ToyFactory Loft
Sunday, March 13 at Brewery Lofts
10:00 am-1:00 pm
$30 ($25 paid by Mar 1)

Breema bodywork and Self-Breema exercises present us with the opportunity to unify body, mind, and feelings and come to a direct experience of the Nine Principles of Harmony. By the end of the workshop, you will have learned a complete Breema sequence you can practice with friends and family members, and several Self-Breema exercises you can practice anytime to increase vitality, release tension, and become more present.

ToyFactory Loft
1855 Industrial St
Los Angeles, CA
Register here for Mar 11 Open House
Register here for Mar 12 Workshop

For information/registration, contact The Breema Center:
510.428.0937 or center@breema.com
More about Breema: www.breema.com
Breema is a service mark of the Breema Center.

Cornelia Gerken Dreams Painting

Connect to an innate guiding intelligence and creative potential

Cornelia Gerken, CMP, ECP

April 23 + 24, 2016

Neuroscience documents that we access more of our neuronal network and brain capacity when we dream. When we awake, we tend to narrow our experience to the paradigm that we call our Self and to our developed beliefs. With the Body-Dream-Process,™ we engage with our dreams through an experience that addresses and affirms the unity of the body-feelings-mind-continuum and unlocks its tremendous potential.

Dreams embrace different realities simultaneously. They may offer information about your health, your intra-psychic reality, your personality, as well as bringing up questions concerning relationships and how you relate to the world. Dreams address your soul’s journey, spiritual aspects of your being and the collective consciousness.

Speaking to all levels of our existence makes conscious dreaming so profound.

Dreams make the direct link between spirit and soul accessible.

As Somatic Therapist and Core Evolution trainer, Cornelia Gerken is uniquely skilled to work with what lies below the surface of our awareness. Our bodies like our dreams, are portals to our unconscious. Both speak a different language; one is symbolic, the other kinesthetic and felt. However, they both represent an energetic dynamic and state of the person. In this process we do not interpret dream symbols but come to understand dream-messages through an embodied experience and through direct communication with the intelligent field.

The Body-Dream-Process™ expands dream-work by exploring through our bodies and somatic awareness, personalized movements, gestures and mindful processing. It is a powerful and integrative approach – connected to our personal, spiritual and collective evolution.

Cornelia offers tools that are easy to learn and to apply to unlock the gift that a dream offers you as a guiding message for a lifetime.

Place: Puerta de la Luna Center, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Local Coordination: Victoria Moser, Tel. +1(575) 770-8094 or Tel. +1(505) 795-7533
For all further questions, registration and payment please contact: Info@CoreEvolution.com

Siegmar & Cornelia Gerken
May 22 – 27, 2016   •   Esalen, California

This workshop for individuals and couples. The work in Core Evolution® explores how the aspects of body, emotion, mind, consciousness interact with each other. The experience of love unifies all these aspects. A person in love and sexual harmony communicates and creates from a place of well-being, peace, joy, and a sense of fulfillment.

Participants will learn how to identify and differentiate the nature and main elements of love, sexuality, and relationship, and their intention, motivation, needs, and wants in their relationship with themselves and others. We will also discover the nature of triggers, causes of unhappiness, but the possibility for change.

Cornelia and Siegmar create a safe space to look at important topics in life, while offering dynamic exploration, creative movement, and expression and mindful centering.

• Email us for an eight-page magazine interview with Siegmar Gerken on Love, Sexuality, and Relationship Info@CoreEvolution.com
• Watch an interview on this topic with Siegmar: www.youtube.com/watch?v=YlBXLAqnHho
 

Further information and registration: 
https://www.esalen.org/workshop/week-may-22-27/love-sexuality-relationship-and-will-your-heart

Come and learn how your personal life and profession can be enriched by 
Somatic Psychology and Body-Oriented and Mindfulness-Centered Therapy 

Siegmar Gerken, Ph.D.
June 18 – 19, 2016   •   Bay Area, California

Core Evolution addresses the wholeness of the person – personal qualities and unique potential. From this trust in our inherent power of love, goodness, creativity and capacity for self-healing, we utilize these qualities and resources to move towards self-realization – personally and professionally.

In this experiential workshop we address topics like:
Somatic Awareness and the Practice of Mindfulness 
How do we structure our experiences on the levels of our body, feelings, thinking, and mind?

Explore the Matrix of Grounding
The Core Evolution concept to stand on the ground and feel connected to the Universe and to all existence.

Energetic Dimensions of an Integrative, Somatic Psychology – the Body-Field
In Core Evolution, the term body, always addresses the body in its energetic field. What do interstellar constellations, neuroscience and the research in CERN have to do with Somatic Psychology and mindfulness-centered therapy? Our own research with Infrared Analysis and Biophotonics suggests that we hold images of our experiences as representations in the consciousness of our body-field. Learn about the far-reaching implications these may have for any therapeutic approach.

History Becomes Visible: to feel, see and understand energy patterns and their manifestations in the body, emotions and thinking. This enables us to see and sense the life-story represented in the person’s body, movement and expression, and be able to trace, describe and access them.

Differentiation of Traumatic Experiences: Developmental Trauma and Shock Trauma – our life is a fabric woven of both experiences. In safely accessing a person’s resources, we can shift the impact a traumatic experience has.

How to deal with strong emotions like: loneliness, sadness, anger, abandonment, rage, and others. Learn principles of up- and down-regulation to change disturbing patterns in a safe and sustaining way and reawaken the life energy. Thus, enabling the experience of choice and increasing the joy and love for life; to move beyond the trauma and affirm your life’s direction.

Place: Bay Area, California
For all further questions and registration please contact: Info@CoreEvolution.com

Our legendary International Summer Retreat of Transformation!
August 7 – 11, 2016 • Tuscany, Italy
Siegmar & Cornelia Gerken

In the 35 years conducting our Summer Intensives, participants have called them ‘legendary’, ‘magical’, ‘not to be missed’, ‘it let me find the trajectory of my life’ and many other statements of how life-affirming and enlightening these meetings are. These Intensives are open to beginners as well as experienced participants on the conscious path. People from all walks of life and professions, come for a personal retreat while deepening their learning in an inspiring environment, to reconnect with, affirm, and strengthen their qualities and capacities – to be and act in the state of love.

Combine learning and processing in an inspiring group, at a beautiful villa in Tuscany.
Connect with the love of Being and celebrate life.
It is all here – join us this Summer!

For more detailed information and the early enrollment special, Info@CoreEvolution.com

Mindfulness in the Way of Relating

Siegmar & Cornelia Gerken
July 21 – 24, 2016   •   Mendocino, California

Whether you choose to be single or to be in a relationship, you need to relate and communicate. In this workshop you learn skills how to support your capacity to love and live the Will of your Heart with empathy, attunement, clarity and presence.

In your personal development you formed inner working models, that influence your emotions, body reactions, thinking, behavior and beliefs. In the work of Core Evolution, we call them Personality Reactions Patterns™. They fulfilled an important need in your early development, but often are not adequate any more for who you are today. You may, however, find yourself still perpetuating some of these protective childhood attitudes and attachment issues in your present adult relationships, which may prevent you from creating and leading a life you desire.

In this experiential retreat, we address many topics including the following: 
• Love as an energetic state
• Love, empathy, and mirror neurons
• Body – personal development and sexuality
• Feelings – structuring of impulses and the emergence of gender awareness
• Psyche – differentiation of needs and wants
• Attachment styles, personality and their influence on adult sexuality and relationship
• Heart communication, intimacy, authenticity and healthy boundaries
• Spiritual dimensions of relationship
• How can partners separate with love, if that need arises?
• Relationship and how to make it last – moving towards harmony and unity.

We use empathic listening, heartfelt sharing, authentic movement, dance, dreamwork, individual and group processing to practice the principles of mindfulness and support positive change.

Multiple dates and locations for training.

New training dates added!
Portland, OR Beginning I October 7-10, 2016
NYC, NY Beginning I January 27-30, 2017

Thank you for your interest in the SE Professional Training.

This four-day Beginning I training module is the first of eight modules constituting the Somatic Experiencing Professional Training and is open to those enrolling for the full Somatic Experiencing Practitioner certificate program. If you are unsure about applying for the full Somatic Experiencing Professional Training, we invite you to first attend one of our introductory workshops to help you determine if the full training program is for you.

Beginning I Course Objectives:

  1. Understand the physiological basis of trauma and identify how maladaptive physiological responses to threat, and their lack of resolution, may contribute to the formation of PTSD symptoms.
  2. Track sensory and sensory-motor experience in clients and convert other elements of experience into sensory and sensory-motor experience.
  3. Demonstrate working through disorganized sensory and sensory-motor experience using the concepts of orientation, stabilization, containment, resourcing, titration, pendulation, and self-regulation to discharge un-discharged arousal in order to help organism return to homeostasis.
  4. Identify adaptive and maladaptive physiology of activation and deactivation in animals and human beings exposed to threat and its aftermath, such as incomplete orienting and defensive responses of fight, flight, and freeze.
  5. Demonstrate working with language that supports the tracking of sensation.

To Apply for the 3 Year Professional Training Program:

All prospective students for the 3 Year Professional Training Program must FIRST complete the Professional Training Application.

Click here to complete the online Application form.

Once your application has been reviewed and accepted, you will be invited to register and pay for your Beginning I Training Module.

As part of the application process you will also be required to sign our online SE Training Informed Consent and Release Agreement

PLEASE NOTE:

Students are STRONGLY encouraged to attend the first six modules (Beginning and Intermediate-levels) at the same training location to support a strong and cohesive group learning environment. If you are unable to attend one of your local training modules, please contact apply@traumahealing.org to discuss your options.

Required Reading during Beginning Year:

Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma by Peter A. Levine, PhD and
In an Unspoken Voice: How the Body Releases Trauma and Restores Goodness by Peter A. Levine, PhD

You can purchase these books during your online registration process.

Multiple dates scheduled for 2016.

This online Basic Principles of Somatic Experiencing workshop is for professionals interested in learning the basic principles and theory of the SE model and to learn more about the 3 year SE Professional Training Program. Register for an upcoming webinar.

  • Friday, April 15, 2016 at 10:00 AM MST
  • May 19, 2016 7:30 PM MST
  • Friday, June 17, 2016 at 10:00 AM MST
  • Friday, July 15, 2016 at 10:00 AM MST
  • Friday, August 22, 2016 at 10:00 AM MST
  • Friday, September 16, 2016 at 10:00 AM MST
  • Friday, October 21, 2016 at 10:00 AM MST
  • Friday, November 18, 2016 at 10:00 AM MST
  • Friday, December 16, 2016 at 10:00 AM MST

Receive a one-time $50 discount on your US Beginning I SE Professional Training module for attending this workshop.

NOTE: This is a live, interactive event. If you participate in the live event, you must use your computer to participate during the times listed. This session will also be recorded. All registrants will receive a link to the recording. You do not have to participate in the live event.

Registration will close at 5pm (Pacific Time) the DAY BEFORE the event.
We are unable to take registrations after that time.