For complete details: https://www.sensorimotorpsychotherapy.org/s72900022/detail

A high percentage of clients in outpatient treatment and a higher percentage of inpatients report histories of neglect, trauma, and/or attachment failure. In addition to being diagnosed with PTSD, this client population often presents as affectively dysregulated, chronically depressed, exhibiting symptoms of bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, and borderline or other personality disorders.

Level I of The Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Training Program in Affect Regulation, Attachment, and Trauma equips therapists to better understand the symptoms and issues of these challenging client populations and to work with them in a more effective way. With a better understanding of the presenting problems of these clients and equipped with interventions that speak directly to how their issues are driven by the body and the nervous system, students will be able to directly impact the direction of treatment not only for these client populations but also in their practice settings.

The Level I Training presents simple, body-oriented interventions for tracking, naming, and safely exploring trauma-related, somatic activation, creating new competencies and restoring a somatic sense of self. Students will learn effective, accessible interventions for identifying and working with disruptive somatic patterns, disturbed cognitive and emotional processing, and the fragmented sense of self experienced by so many traumatized individuals. Techniques are taught within a phase-oriented treatment approach, focusing first on stabilization and symptom reduction. Sensorimotor Psychotherapy can be easily and effectively integrated into psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, and EMDR-focused treatments.

This Training consists of approximately 80 contact hours.

This Training is co-sponsored by Partners in Healing

Contact information: Sharon Gold-Steinberg, PhD, Carrie Hatcher-Kay, PhD, Cesar Valdez, LMSW 734-926-0071, partnersinhealingpsychotherapy@gmail.com

Training Application

Training Dates:

October 6-7, 2017
November 3-4, 2017
January 5-6, 2018
February 9-10, 2018
March 9-10, 2018
April 6-7, 2018
5% discount if application is submitted by July 28, 2017

Dates and times may be subject to change; see Cancellation Policy

Continuing Education Credit: Continuing education credit for this Training is co-sponsored by Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute (SPI) and The Institute for Continuing Education (ICE). The opportunity to secure credit is included with tuition; materials to secure credit will be provided for participants onsite.

Click here for more information about securing CE credit

Times: TBA

Location: Michigan Friends Center, 7748 Clark Lake Rd, Chelsea, MI 48118. Map

Trainers: Anne Westcott, MA, LICSW, Kelley Callahan, PhD

Tuition: 3,000 USD. 5% discount if application is received by 07/28/2017. A non-refundable registration fee of $25.00. A deposit of $500.00 is due to provisionally secure a place in the training – deposit is not due at time of application.

Contact: SPI Admissions, 3034473290, admissions@sensorimotor.org.
Local Contact: Carrie Hatcher-Kay, 734-730-3952, chatcherkay@gmail.com. http://www.partnersinhealingpsychotherapy.com/

For complete details: https://www.sensorimotorpsychotherapy.org/s70900022/detail

A high percentage of clients in outpatient treatment and a higher percentage of inpatients report histories of neglect, trauma, and/or attachment failure. In addition to being diagnosed with PTSD, this client population often presents as affectively dysregulated, chronically depressed, exhibiting symptoms of bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, and borderline or other personality disorders.

Level I of The Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Training Program in Affect Regulation, Attachment, and Trauma equips therapists to better understand the symptoms and issues of these challenging client populations and to work with them in a more effective way. With a better understanding of the presenting problems of these clients and equipped with interventions that speak directly to how their issues are driven by the body and the nervous system, students will be able to directly impact the direction of treatment not only for these client populations but also in their practice settings.

The Level I Training presents simple, body-oriented interventions for tracking, naming, and safely exploring trauma-related, somatic activation, creating new competencies and restoring a somatic sense of self. Students will learn effective, accessible interventions for identifying and working with disruptive somatic patterns, disturbed cognitive and emotional processing, and the fragmented sense of self experienced by so many traumatized individuals. Techniques are taught within a phase-oriented treatment approach, focusing first on stabilization and symptom reduction. Sensorimotor Psychotherapy can be easily and effectively integrated into psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, and EMDR-focused treatments.

This Training consists of approximately 80 contact hours.

Training Application

Training Dates:

October 13-14, 2017
November 10-11, 2017
December 8-9, 2017
January 12-13, 2018
February 9-10, 2018
April 13-14, 2018
5% discount if application is submitted by July 28, 2017

Dates and times may be subject to change; see Cancellation Policy

Continuing Education Credit: Continuing education credit for this Training is co-sponsored by Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute (SPI) and The Institute for Continuing Education (ICE). The opportunity to secure credit is included with tuition; materials to secure credit will be provided for participants onsite.

Times: 9:00am-5:30pm all days (two 15 min. breaks, 1.5 hr lunch)

Location: TBA, Los Angeles, CA.

Trainers: Rebeca Farca, MA, Mason A. Sommers, Ph.D

Tuition: 3,100 USD. 5% discount if application is received by 07/28/2017. A non-refundable registration fee of $25.00. A deposit of $500.00 is due to provisionally secure a place in the training – deposit is not due at time of application.

Contact: SPI Admissions, 3034473290, admissions@sensorimotor.org.
Local Contact: Bonnie Goldstein, Ph.D, drbonniegoldstein@gmail.com.

For complete details: https://www.sensorimotorpsychotherapy.org/s69800022/detail

A high percentage of clients in outpatient treatment and a higher percentage of inpatients report histories of neglect, trauma, and/or attachment failure. In addition to being diagnosed with PTSD, this client population often presents as affectively dysregulated, chronically depressed, exhibiting symptoms of bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, and borderline or other personality disorders.

Level I of The Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Training Program in Affect Regulation, Attachment, and Trauma equips therapists to better understand the symptoms and issues of these challenging client populations and to work with them in a more effective way. With a better understanding of the presenting problems of these clients and equipped with interventions that speak directly to how their issues are driven by the body and the nervous system, students will be able to directly impact the direction of treatment not only for these client populations but also in their practice settings.

The Level I Training presents simple, body-oriented interventions for tracking, naming, and safely exploring trauma-related, somatic activation, creating new competencies and restoring a somatic sense of self. Students will learn effective, accessible interventions for identifying and working with disruptive somatic patterns, disturbed cognitive and emotional processing, and the fragmented sense of self experienced by so many traumatized individuals. Techniques are taught within a phase-oriented treatment approach, focusing first on stabilization and symptom reduction. Sensorimotor Psychotherapy can be easily and effectively integrated into psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, and EMDR-focused treatments.

This Training consists of approximately 80 contact hours.

Training Application

Training Dates:

October 20-21, 2017
November 17-18, 2017
January 26-27, 2018
March 16-17, 2018
April 6-7, 2018
June 1-2, 2018
5% discount if application is submitted by June 23, 2017

Dates and times may be subject to change; see Cancellation Policy

Continuing Education Credit: Continuing education credit for this Training is co-sponsored by Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute (SPI) and The Institute for Continuing Education (ICE). The opportunity to secure credit is included with tuition; materials to secure credit will be provided for participants onsite.

Times: 9:00am-5:30pm all days (two 15 min. breaks, 1.5 hr lunch)

Location: The Watertown Center for Healing Arts, 17 Spring St., Boston, MA 02472.

Trainers: Lana Epstein, M., Ed., LICSW, Anne Westcott, MA, LICSW

Tuition: 3,200 USD. 5% discount if application is received by 06/23/2017. A non-refundable registration fee of $25.00. A deposit of $500.00 is due to provisionally secure a place in the training – deposit is not due at time of application.

Contact: SPI Admissions, 3034473290, admissions@sensorimotor.org.
Local Contact: Barbara Phillips PhD LICSW, 781-777-1277, phillipsba@aol.com.

For complete details: https://www.sensorimotorpsychotherapy.org/s67600022/detail

A high percentage of clients in outpatient treatment and a higher percentage of inpatients report histories of neglect, trauma, and/or attachment failure. In addition to being diagnosed with PTSD, this client population often presents as affectively dysregulated, chronically depressed, exhibiting symptoms of bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, and borderline or other personality disorders.

Level I of The Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Training Program in Affect Regulation, Attachment, and Trauma equips therapists to better understand the symptoms and issues of these challenging client populations and to work with them in a more effective way. With a better understanding of the presenting problems of these clients and equipped with interventions that speak directly to how their issues are driven by the body and the nervous system, students will be able to directly impact the direction of treatment not only for these client populations but also in their practice settings.

The Level I Training presents simple, body-oriented interventions for tracking, naming, and safely exploring trauma-related, somatic activation, creating new competencies and restoring a somatic sense of self. Students will learn effective, accessible interventions for identifying and working with disruptive somatic patterns, disturbed cognitive and emotional processing, and the fragmented sense of self experienced by so many traumatized individuals. Techniques are taught within a phase-oriented treatment approach, focusing first on stabilization and symptom reduction. Sensorimotor Psychotherapy can be easily and effectively integrated into psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, and EMDR-focused treatments.

This Training consists of approximately 80 contact hours.

Training Application

Training Dates:

October 20-21, 2017
November 17-18, 2017
January 12-13, 2018
February 9-10, 2018
March 23-24, 2018
April 20-21, 2018
Dates and times may be subject to change; see Cancellation Policy

5% discount if application is submitted by August 21, 2017

Continuing Education Credit: Continuing education credit for this Training is co-sponsored by Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute (SPI) and The Institute for Continuing Education (ICE). The opportunity to secure credit is included with tuition; materials to secure credit will be provided for participants onsite.

Times: 9:00am-5:30pm (two 15 min. breaks, 1.5 hour lunch each day)

Location: Rudramandir, 830 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94710

Trainers: Janina Fisher, PhD, Kelley Callahan, PhD

Tuition: 3,200 USD. 5% discount if application is received by 08/21/2017. A non-refundable registration fee of $25.00. A deposit of $500.00 is due to provisionally secure a place in the training – deposit is not due at time of application.

Contact: SPI Admissions, 3034473290, admissions@sensorimotor.org.
Local Contact: Janina Fisher, PhD, 510-891-1809, drjjfisher@aol.com.

Focusing is a powerful process that can shift emotional stuckness into ease and balance. But it’s not always clear how Focusing can be of direct help when we’re confronted with the struggles of daily life.

Working Through Anxiety

When: April 17, 2017, 4:00PM – 5:30PM Pacific Time
Cost: $39 until April 9th, $49 after

A message about this webinar from Ann Weiser Cornell

Got anxiety? I know I do.

My throat closes up and my heart starts to pound, and I start to feel sure that something terrible is about to happen.

Luckily I don’t feel that way very often… even now that the world feels turned upside down… and luckily I have some powerful and empowering processes to help me deal with it when it comes.

We don’t choose when to be anxious. It hijacks us… reading an email, or driving in bad weather, or watching the news. Suddenly our body is in panic mode, adrenalin pours in, and our thoughts are hijacked as well. Disaster is sure to happen.

Or maybe it’s not as intense as that but it’s more a feeling of dread and doom that hangs over you all day. It might be about money, about your health, about the future of the world.

In this first seminar on Focusing in Daily Life, I will show you how to use fast, “first-aid” Focusing at the times when you feel overtaken by anxiety in the midst of life. You’ll come away with powerful and practical moves you can use immediately to feel more at ease, more balanced, more clear.

Join me or find out more here!

Focusing is a powerful process that can shift emotional stuckness into ease and balance. But it’s not always clear how Focusing can be of direct help when we’re confronted with the struggles of daily life.

Finding the Gift in Anger without Losing Your Head

Date: May 25, 2017, 10:30 AM – 12:00PM Pacific Time
Cost: $39 until May 17th, $49 after

A message about this webinar from Ann Weiser Cornell

Anger is good. The feeling of outrage shouts out loud and clear that something is unfair, wrong, unacceptable. Our bodies are full of powerful energy that could be directed to righting that wrong.

But anger can also make us stupid, lead us to take actions that don’t help and actually make things worse. Anger at old wrongs can become corrosive, turned inward at ourselves, forming part of dead-end patterns of blockage and frustration. And worst of all, anger with no acceptable channel can turn into feelings of powerlessness, depression, and despair.

If you’re like me, there’s a lot to be angry about these days. I feel both angry and sad when I see how my values of compassion and caring for the more vulnerable among us are ignored and tossed aside by many of our political leaders. You may be different from me, and I respect that — but I bet there is a lot to trigger your anger too. (People trying to take your guns away?)

In addition to current events, our anger may be triggered by behaviors occurring now that set off something in us hurt and hidden from long ago. Being disrespected… not being heard… being marginalized.

Wouldn’t it be great if we could channel our anger into effectiveness without dissolving into overwhelm and feelings of powerlessness? In this seminar, I will show you how to use Focusing when your anger flares up and when your despair knocks you down, to shift from powerlessness to empowerment, and from inner suffering to inner strength.

Join me or find out more here!

Focusing is a powerful process that can shift emotional stuckness into ease and balance. But it’s not always clear how Focusing can be of direct help when we’re confronted with the struggles of daily life.

Reaching Across Differences

Date: June 28, 2017, 8:00 AM – 10:30 AM Pacific Time
Cost: $39 until June 20th, $49 after

A message about this webinar from Ann Weiser Cornell

“I don’t get it. How could you have done that? How could you see the world the way you do?”

In a world that feels increasingly divided, I long to have conversations with people who have made choices that make no sense to me. I wish I could find out how someone could believe that climate change doesn’t exist, or that immigrants are inherently dangerous.

It’s not that I’m trying to change their minds. Well, maybe part of me is. But most of all, I’d like to be in dialogue with them so that together we can find a way to go forward. And so the world starts to make a bit more sense.

Being able to reach across differences to hear each other, and possibly to find common ground… do you long for that, too?

For many of us, the differences are in our own families. The people whose choices baffle us are our brothers and sisters, our children and our parents. And maybe it’s not about politics, but it’s about child-rearing, or about whether therapy helps, or whether forgiveness is possible. It hurts to be so far apart… estranged for years… is there any way to come together again?

In this seminar, I will offer some ideas about how to use Focusing when you want (or need) to have conversations with people who have different values and different assumptions from you. I will be joined by some people who have experience in this area, and I look forward to being inspired by what they share with us. We’ll come away with more hope and more possibilities for life-changing dialogue.

Join me or find out more here!

Join Caryn for in Austin for Live AST Model® Intro as well as Returning AST Model® Student Demo/Case Debriefs.

LIVE AST Model® Intro

Please join AST Model® developer, Caryn Scotto d’Luzia, on March 18th, in Austin, Texas, for a LIVE Intro to the AST Model®. This event will include 14 paradigm shifts of AST Model® theory, dynamic group work, and a live Demo. Find out what it takes to move core stuckness forward. You will never experience shame the same way again. Space is limited, and once filled, we will take names on a waiting list basis. Don’t miss this rare opportunity.

Returning AST Model® Student Demo/Case Debrief

Gather to debrief demos and discuss clients through the gentle yet powerful lens of the AST Model with Caryn. This is optn to AST Model students who have attended a live AST Model Level 1 training, attended a full length AST Model webinar, attended any AST Model online course or are or have been part of an AST Model case review group with Caryn. Bring your questions, where you feel stuck with your clients, in applying this work, or whatever is relevant to advancing AST Model learning. PDF will be included in your tuition.

Visit https://www.re-embodylife.com/product/ast-model-live-austin/ for full details and to register.

Do you have clients who are stuck, get into repetitive ruts, get lost in self-analysis or self-criticism? Do you believe in valuing your clients’ intrinsic wholeness and inherent knowing of what their own growth direction is? Have you been looking for a way to help your clients go past analyzing and story-telling, directly to their own inner source of change?

We believe that clients hold the keys to their own best way forward and that a healing professional who knows how to help clients unlock the inner doorway to change is a priceless resource in the transformation process. So we’ve created this program to help people like you facilitate shifts from the inside out – with presence; gentle, even radical acceptance; and a clear focus on the client’s wholeness.

We hope you’ll join us for 4 weekends of transformational training in a client-centered and body-based practice. 4 weekends, starting Oct 21-22, 2017. Workshop in Berkeley, CA. Cost: $1795 until September 28, 2017. CE units provided. Free Open house available. Find out more here.

 
Enrollment is now open for the 3 Semester Online Intensive Course: Intersection of Shame & Trauma Combining SE & AST Model® for More Effective Client Outcomes

Taught by Caryn Scotto d’ Luzia, MA, SEP, Developer of AST Model of Holistic Shame Resolution®. 

Enrollment is open for all 3 semesters, or you can purchase just one or two.

Full details can be found via http://re-embodylife.com/ast

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn Caryn’s incredibly life changing work.

 

Build Shame Resilience, Empower Your Clients, Resolve Inner Conflicts

AST Model® for SEPS 3 Semester Online Intensive Course
In partnership with the Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute

Highly-focused learning when the SE and AST Model®’s are combined for greater client outcomes.

 

  • Working effectively with collapsed motor programs
  • Understand how to avoid redundant neural shame looping
  • How to approach shame and trauma when there are coupled neuro-emotional states
  • Creating safety, attunement & introception inside the completion of protective defenses
  • Recognize the difference between defensive orienting vs exploratory orienting
  • Discover developmental shame and early trauma’s link to defenses
  • Apply the neurobiology of shame with clients using impulse over-ride

More details can be found at:   http://re-embodylife.com/ast

Focusing has been linked in over 50 research studies with positive outcomes in therapy including greater emotional regulation, more satisfying relationships, and increased self acceptance.

In the Focusing Training Program for Healing Professionals, you’ll discover an experiential, body-oriented process of self-awareness and emotional healing that you can immediately bring into your work with clients.

Create Better Therapeutic Relationships

Here’s What You’ll Learn:

    • a practical, step-by-step method for taking any problem or stuck situation and finding relief, insight, and new steps of action, so you feel bigger than your problems and in control of your life – and ways to help your clients do this too
    • a process that lets you help your clients be in touch with the very place in them with the potential to open up into flow, change, and new possibilities a facilitative language that enables you to be supportive of your clients – and yourself – without pushing (and so without bringing up resistance)
    • a sense of greater confidence and ease that you can be available for what your clients are bringing and at the same time able to guide them to be present and available to themselves

Join Lucinda Hayden for 5 Wednesdays, April 19 to May 17, 2017. 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM Pacific Time. Course taught by Zoom, an online video conference platform. Cost: $395 through April 11, 2017. Free intro webinar available. 12 CE Units offered.

Find Out More: How Focusing Can Help You Help Your Clients

Level One is the starting point for our Certification as a Focusing Professional Training Program, which requires Levels One-Four be completed prior to entry.

Sex and Shame – A Workshop for Therapists and other Helping Professionals
with Sheila Rubin, LMFT, RDT/BCT and Bret Lyon, PhD, SEP, BCC

Saturday, March 25, 10am-6pm & Sunday, March 26, 10:30am-5:30pm

In Berkeley, just off I-80
$325 / Special price for interns

13 CEUs for MFTs and LCSWs
CAMFT Approved CE Provider #134393

Sexuality is a vital, defining part of our identity. We are at our most vulnerable when we experience sexual feelings—therefore we’re the most prone to feeling shame. We are subject to sexual shaming from early childhood, when we are most vulnerable to moral judgments from family and society—and to boundary violations from family members and those older than us. Entering our teenage years, we long to be attractive to others and try desperately to “be cool” and fit in. As adults, we seek a partner and try to balance the constraints of monogamy with sexual adventure. In our mature years, our ability to function sexually diminishes and our faces and bodies are no longer as we remember them.

In this workshop, we will offer tools you can use to help clients talk about, explore, and heal the sexual shame that can arise at any stage in the life cycle—and help them towards a life-affirming sexuality.

We will:
• Discover ways to help clients become aware of the many, often conflicting messages they received about body image and sexuality from family and society.
• Learn ways to help clients repair the disconnect between self and others—and between parts of the self—which has been created by shaming, inappropriate behavior, or abuse.
• Understand counter-shaming techniques and develop tools for couples to understand their shame triggers and communicate about taboo sexual topics.
• Work with the shame that can cause and result from affairs.
• Identify challenges in being a sexual minority in society and the layers of shame that can occur.
• Unfreeze shame and open life force in a grounded and embodied way, helping clients to access and safely explore their sexual energy.

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 Sheila at 415-820-3974 or email Sheila@HealingShame.com.

You can also check out articles and two free 1 1/2-hour Healing Shame webinars on the Resources page of our website.
www.HealingShame.com

There are so many ways the demands of everyday life, the obligations we carry, and the needs, desires and expectations of others, make us lose touch with what we really want, feel and know inside, until our inner voice becomes barely a whisper. Have you ever wondered if you could stay in touch with a deep sense of your true self – your Inner Voice – in your everyday life, so that you can access it whenever you need to?

Psychologist Helene Brenner, Ph.D. developed her methods for accessing and listening to the inner self while being a mother and a busy professional with a full-time practice helping other busy people connect with their inner selves.

Join Helene for 5 Tuesdays, March 28 to May 9, 2017 (skip Apr 11 & 18). 9:30 AM to 10:45 AM Pacific Time. Course taught by Zoom, an online video conference platform. Cost: $195 through March 20, 2017. Free intro webinar available. CE Units offered. Discover How to Lean Into Your Inner Voice & Get The Support You Need

Are you or your clients going through a time of transition? Facing one or more big decisions? Troubled by past choices and grappling with regret? Decisions can be tough. And some decisions torment us. At times it seems like a decision is a battle between our head and our heart. But here’s a secret: An important decision should not be made by either the head or the heart.

In At the Crossroads, you’ll discover how to honor your whole self and handle the hard parts of big life decisions as you find your way forward! Learn for yourself, share your discoveries with your clients…

Join Ann Weiser Cornell for 5 Tuesdays, April 4 to May 23, 2017 (skip Apr 25, May 2 & 9). 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM Pacific Time. Course taught by Zoom, an online video conference platform. Cost: $175 until March 27, 2017. Free intro webinar available. CE Units offered. Discover a New Way to Approach Big Life Decisions.

Melting the Shame Freeze – Using Somatic Techniques to Create Safety and Build Attunement
A workshop for therapists and other helping professionals

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

Saturday, February 25, 10am-6pm & Sunday, February 26, 10:30am-5:30pm

In Berkeley, just off I-80

$325 full price / $295 with full payment by January 30
Special price for interns
13 CEUs for MFTs and LCSWs
CAMFT Approved CE Provider #134393

Shame is an embodied belief that “Something is wrong with me.” Because shame exists in the body as well as in 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 with the client and forge a strong therapeutic alliance.

We will:
• Focus on using breathing and grounding to resource the client, becoming more aware of our own breathing and expanding it in the process.
• Learn ways to help clients repair the disconnect between self and others—and between parts of the self—that have been created by shaming, inappropriate behavior or abuse.
• Explore how to keep our clients more present in the room with us and counter over- verbalization, dissociation and freezing.
• Learn techniques and theory from Wilhelm Reich (the father of Somatics), Peter Levine (Somatic Experiencing®), Ron Kurtz (Hakomi) and Eugene Gendlin (Focusing).

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 Sheila at 415-820-3974 or email Sheila@HealingShame.com.

You can also check out articles and two free 1 1/2-hour Healing Shame webinars on the Resources page of our website.

www.HealingShame.com

An Introduction to NARM™ – Online Webinar

The NeuroAffective Relational Model™ (NARM) is a powerful theoretical and clinical model for navigating the complexities of relational, developmental, and attachment trauma. NARM is an integrative approach that offers a coherent model for working with developmental trauma, and works with the link between psychological issues and the body. It is a both a psychodynamic and nervous system/somatically-based approach designed to help build clients’ capacity for self-regulation and interpersonal connection.

The following NARM Practitioner Trainings will begin in 2017-2018 in the following cities: Columbus, Ohio; Chicago, Illinois; Berkeley, California; Austin, Texas; Durham, North Carolina; and Maui, Hawaii. We also have many NARM trainings beginning in Europe.

NARM Introductory Online Webinar

This 2-hr online webinar will offer an overview of developmental trauma from a NARM perspective. Understanding and being able to work with developmental dynamics is critical for helping our clients in their healing process. We will look at how clients’ life experiences present themselves in the context of a complex, psychobiologically-driven relational framework that is often largely unconscious. This framework, laid down by our early attachment experiences, shapes our development, who we are in the world (our self), and how we relate to others. When clients are having difficulty shifting out of patterns of dysregulation, these implicit dynamics are at play and must be addressed. The NARM approach weaves together a somatic or body-based (bottom-up) process while simultaneously working with clients’ identity and relational dynamics (top-down).

Webinar Format:

– Overview of NARM’s theoretical and clinical approach to developmental trauma
– Lecture and experiential exercises on each of the five adaptive survival styles
– Video demonstrations of Dr. Laurence Heller using the NARM approach
– Orientation to the 2-year NARM Practitioner Training Program
– Q&As and Discussion

Register: CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Cost: $35

*** NARM Training Discount: By attending this Intro workshop, you are eligible for a $35 discount when you complete the first NARM module in 2017 – for more information, contact the local NARM Coordinator in the city you are interested in attending the training.

If you have any further questions, contact: bradkammer@body-mindtherapy.com

We are pleased to announce the 2017 International Breema Week, a week of introductory classes, mini-sessions, and events taking place around the world.

Classes and Events at the Breema Center
6076 Claremont Ave
Oakland Ca.94618
510-428-0937

Breema: The Art of Being Present (Breema class with Jon Schreiber, Director)
Saturday, January 7, 10:00 – 11:30 AM

Breema Bodywork and Principles: Body Comfortable (Breema class)
Monday, January 9, 7 – 8:30 PM

The Gateway to Being Present: Self-Breema Class
Wednesday, January 11, 6:00 – 7:00 PM

The Gateway to Being Present: Self-Breema Class
Friday, January 13, 5:30 – 6:15 PM

Breema: The Art of Being Present (Breema class with Jon Schreiber, Director)
Saturday, January 14, 10:00 – 11:30 AM

Classes and events offered by Breema Instructors worldwide
(All times are local times.)

Breema in Hamburg, Deutschland
Samstag, 7. Januar, 15:00 – 18:00

Breema class and free mini-sessions in Port Townsend, WA
January 7, 11 AM- 1:30 PM and 3 – 5 PM
(There is a charge for part of this event.)

Breema für Geübte in St.Radegund/Graz, Austria
Sonntag, 8. Jänner, 2:00 – 5:00 PM

Experience Breema in San Francisco, CA
Sunday, January 8, 2:00 – 4:30 PM
(This event is free.)

Breema in Graz, Austria
Donnerstag, 12. Jänner, 17:00 – 20:00

Breema in Morgan Hill, CA
Thursday, January 12, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
(This event is free.)

Community Breema at the Breema Clinic in Oakland, CA
Friday, January 13, 3:00 – 5:00 PM

Free Self-Breema Class and Mini sessions in Seattle, WA
Friday, January 13, 6:00 – 7:30 PM
(This event is free.)

Breema in Eggersdorf, Austria
Samstag, 14. Jänner, 10:00 – 17:00

Introduction to Breema in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Saturday, January 14, 10:00 AM – 12:00 noon

Breema Workshop in Seattle, WA
Saturday, January 14, 2:00 – 5:00 PM

Breema Bodywork®, Self-Breema Exercises®, and The Nine Principles of Harmony are natural expressions of the unifying principle of Existence.

They offer a practical means of becoming present, a commonsense approach to physical, mental, and emotional health, and a new way of learning that leads to increased understanding of ourselves and a deepening sense of fulfillment, meaning, and purpose.

Breema® is a simple, natural form of touch and body movement supported by universal principles. The aim of Breema is to bring us to a tangible experience of presence that becomes our foundation for a new dimension of health, consciousness, and self-understanding.

Breema provides a unique approach to experiencing body-mind connection. It offers a profound understanding of the underlying unity of all life that is expressed in a dynamic and practical philosophy, the key to which is found in the Nine Principles of Harmony. The practice of Self-Breema exercises and Breema bodywork is a living expression of that philosophy through the vehicle of the body.

The nonjudgmental atmosphere created by our use of the Principles is deeply nourishing and enables us to let go of conditioned patterns, so that we can connect to new and more natural ways of moving, thinking, and feeling. Breema’s Principles can be integrated and applied in any profession and in all activities of daily life, helping us bring greater harmony to all our relationships.

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The NeuroAffective Relational Model (NARM) for Healing Attachment, Relational and Developmental Trauma

The NeuroAffective Relational Model (NARM) is an advanced clinical training for mental health and somatic practitioners who work with developmental trauma. NARM addresses relational and attachment trauma by working with early, unconscious patterns of disconnection that deeply affect our identity, emotions, physiology, behavior and relationships. Integrating a psychodynamic and body centered approach, NARM™ offers a comprehensive theoretical and clinical model for working with complex trauma.

Working relationally in the present moment, NARM draws on psychodynamic models, such as attachment and object relations theory, and somatic models in addressing the link between psychological issues and the body. Grounded in mindfulness and contemplative spiritual practices, NARM supports a non-western orientation to the nature of the Self. Learning how to work simultaneously with these diverse elements is a radical shift that has profound clinical implications for healing complex trauma.

For more information on NARM Practitioner Trainings:
In North America: https://www.body-mindtherapy.com/narm/
International: http://drlaurenceheller.com

An Introduction to NARM™ – Online Webinar

The NeuroAffective Relational Model™ (NARM) is a powerful theoretical and clinical model for navigating the complexities of relational, developmental, and attachment trauma. NARM is an integrative approach that offers a coherent model for working with developmental trauma, and works with the link between psychological issues and the body. It is a both a psychodynamic and nervous system/somatically-based approach designed to help build clients’ capacity for self-regulation and interpersonal connection.

The following NARM Practitioner Trainings will begin in 2017-2018 in the following cities: Columbus, Ohio; Chicago, Illinois; Berkeley, California; Austin, Texas; Durham, North Carolina; and Maui, Hawaii. We also have many NARM trainings beginning in Europe.

NARM Introductory Online Webinar

This 2-hr online webinar will offer an overview of developmental trauma from a NARM perspective. Understanding and being able to work with developmental dynamics is critical for helping our clients in their healing process. We will look at how clients’ life experiences present themselves in the context of a complex, psychobiologically-driven relational framework that is often largely unconscious. This framework, laid down by our early attachment experiences, shapes our development, who we are in the world (our self), and how we relate to others. When clients are having difficulty shifting out of patterns of dysregulation, these implicit dynamics are at play and must be addressed. The NARM approach weaves together a somatic or body-based (bottom-up) process while simultaneously working with clients’ identity and relational dynamics (top-down).

Webinar Format:

– Overview of NARM’s theoretical and clinical approach to developmental trauma
– Lecture and experiential exercises on each of the five adaptive survival styles
– Video demonstrations of Dr. Laurence Heller using the NARM approach
– Orientation to the 2-year NARM Practitioner Training Program
– Q&As and Discussion

Cost: $35

*** NARM Training Discount: By attending this Intro workshop, you are eligible for a $35 discount when you complete the first NARM module in 2017 – for more information, contact the local NARM Coordinator in the city you are interested in attending the training.

If you have any further questions, contact: bradkammer@body-mindtherapy.com

Columbus, Ohio:
DEVELOPMENTAL SOMATIC PSYCHOTHERAPY:
Integrating Movement as Diagnosis and Treatment within Therapy
Lecture, Movement Exploration, Therapy Demonstration
with Ruella Frank, Ph.D.
May 19-21, 2017, Friday 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm, Saturday 9:30 am – 5:00 pm, Sunday 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

The movement repertoire that develops in the first year of life is a language in itself that conveys desires, intentions and emotions. This early life in motion serves as the root of ongoing nonverbal interaction and later verbal expression. These expressive movements acquired in the company of significant others, become the tacit core of adult behavior in everyday experience.

Ruella Frank will explore the intricate relational moves of embodied intersubjectivity between parent and baby and it’s functional similarity to experiences unfolding within the patient-therapist relationship — with children, couples and individual adults. Put into practice, her work can expand and reorient the practitioner’s perception of human movement, enabling patient and psychotherapist together to make surprising discoveries about their interactions.

For more information contact David R. Dagg-Murry, 614-568-3244, e-mail: dspworkshop2017@gmail.com
For more information and registration visit http://tinyurl.com/DSP-Columbus-Ohio

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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

HEALING SHAME: A Workshop for Therapists and Other Helping Professionals
With Sheila Rubin LMFT, RDT/BCT, Drama Therapist & Bret Lyon PhD, SEP, BCC

Saturday, January 28, 10am-6pm & Sunday, January 29, 10:30am-5:30pm

In Berkeley, just off the I-80

$325 full price / $295 with full payment by December 23
Special price for interns
13 CEUs for MFTs and LCSWs (PCE #4456)

This workshop provides essential, basic knowledge of how to work with shame. You will learn what shame is and how it is created, and how to help your clients recognize shame, work through it and move on. We will discuss how to become more sensitive to the shaming often implicit in the therapy situation and how to counter shame in therapy. You will learn to help clients separate feelings of shame from other emotions. And you’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:
Sheila Rubin
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 Sheila at 510-420-1441 or email Sheila@HealingShame.com.

You can also check out two free 1 1/2-hour Healing Shame webinars available on the Resources page.

www.HealingShame.com

with Mariana Caplan, PhD, MFT, SEP, RYT-500

This training is open to all new or seasoned professionals in the mental health, Somatic Experiencing, and yoga fields. Only SEPs will receive credits toward the Post-Advanced SEP Certificate.

Somatic Experiencing® is at the cutting edge of trauma treatment and embodiment practices worldwide. Yoga is scientifically and anecdotally proven almost universally to be beneficial for all levels of physical, psychological, and spiritual well-being at all ages and stages of life. This training offers a theoretical and experiential exploration of how blending these two highly complementary modalities supports deep unwinding of trauma in the body, personal and relational healing, self-awareness, and thriving.

This workshop will introduce students—novice through advanced—to the foundational principles of Somatic Experiencing® through explanation, demonstrations, and partner work. We will then discover how these practices blend seamlessly with yoga, including asana/postures, breathwork, and meditation, and visualization. Through this highly experiential immersion, students will:

• Understand and review core practices of Somatic Experiencing including resourcing, titration, and pendulation
• Discover how to bring core practices of Somatic Experiencing into yoga practice and teaching in order to receive and offer deeper psycho-somatic benefits
• Explore the emotional level of yoga asana and discover how to utilize yoga practice to process trauma
• Learn to use yogic practices to enhance therapeutic work with clients
• How Tantric yoga philosophy and practice seamlessly links yoga and Somatic Experiencing

The immersion can be taken in-person or at a distance from anywhere throughout the world. There will be a 3-day intensive offered in-person in Marin County, CA, or at a distance (via video), as well as (two) 3-hour webinar sessions both before and after to prepare and to integrate the core course content and allow ample time for questions and dialogue.

About Mariana Caplan, PhD, MFT, SEP, RYT-500
Mariana Caplan is a psychotherapist, yoga teacher, and the author of seven books in the fields of psychology and spirituality, including the upcoming Yoga & Psyche (Sounds True, 2018). She has been a certified Somatic Experiencing Practitioner since 2009, and has been integrating this body of work with the fields of yoga and psychotherapy since then. More information at www.realspirituality.com.

Learn More
The Evolution of the Yoga & Psyche™ program
Mariana Caplan and Peter Levine on Somatic Experiencing
The Yoga & Psyche Immersion learning experience

Qualifies for 30 Post-Advanced SEP Certificate credit hours. CEs pending approval. Contact Elizabeth Steed Blevins at membership@traumahealing.org with questions.

Training Dates

Pre-Training Webinar
April 5, 2017
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM PST

Training
Corte Madera, CA
April 21 – 23, 2017
9:00 AM – 6:00 PM PST Daily

Post-Training Webinar
May 3, 2017
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM PST

*webinars and live training will be recorded if you are unable to attend live
REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT BY CLICKING HERE

Columbus, Ohio:
DEVELOPMENTAL SOMATIC PSYCHOTHERAPY:
Integrating Movement as Diagnosis and Treatment within Therapy
Lecture, Movement Exploration, Therapy Demonstration
with Ruella Frank, Ph.D.
May 19-21, 2017, Friday 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm, Saturday 9:30 am – 5:00 pm, Sunday 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

The movement repertoire that develops in the first year of life is a language in itself that conveys desires, intentions and emotions. This early life in motion serves as the root of ongoing nonverbal interaction and later verbal expression. These expressive movements acquired in the company of significant others, become the tacit core of adult behavior in everyday experience.

Ruella Frank will explore the intricate relational moves of embodied intersubjectivity between parent and baby and it’s functional similarity to experiences unfolding within the patient-therapist relationship — with children, couples and individual adults. Put into practice, her work can expand and reorient the practitioner’s perception of human movement, enabling patient and psychotherapist together to make surprising discoveries about their interactions.

For more information contact David R. Dagg-Murry, 614-568-3244, e-mail: dspworkshop2017@gmail.com
For more information and registration visit http://tinyurl.com/DSP-Columbus-Ohio

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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

You are invited to a FREE Performance Night!

Embodied Life Story Workshop Performancehttp://usabp.org/embodied-life-story-performance/
Directed by Sheila Rubin, LMFT, RDT/BCT

Thursday, December 8, 7pm

Location:

Sheila Rubin’s Berkeley Studio
830 Bancroft Way, Suite 102, Berkeley, CA 94710

What is the story that is trying to live through you?

It is a sacred act to tell a life story. It is a sacred act to witness one.

These solo performances are filled with heart and passion and the depth of personal story. Group members take part in a 10-week journey of improvisation, embodied storytelling, writing, drama therapy and the seven levels of sacred witnessing, and then take the next step in being witnessed by a heart-centered audience.

Solo performances are 10-20 minutes each with witnessing from the audience.

Attending an Embodied Life Story performance is a great way to experience this powerful work in case you might be interested in attending a future workshop.

Bring your heart! Performance is free.

For more information, call Sheila at 415-820-3974 or visit www.SheilaRubin.com

 

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New York City:

OPEN WORKSHOP: SELF IN MOTION

A radical phenomenological approach to Gestalt theory
with Ruella Frank, Ph.D.
July 10-13, 2017
For English and Spanish speakers.

As a phenomenological methodology, Gestalt therapy is concerned with an understanding of how we live the situation we are living: how to analyze, describe and know it. In this training, participants will learn the basic principles of Gestalt therapy theory by investigating the dynamics of movement. In breaking down movement process to its most basic
elements, we will explore ideas of self, creative adjusting, contacting, modalities of contacting, etc. That is, by focusing on MOVING– tactility (touch), kinesthesia (the feel of ourselves moving), and kinetics (movement itself), we will learn the essentials of how we experience ourselves with an other.

For more information and to register contact Centro de Terapia y Psicología,(+34) 91 416 52 70,
ctpinforma@centrodeterapiaypsicologia.es, or visit http://www.somaticstudies.com

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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