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.

JOIN The Love Me Touch Me Heal Me Summit
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We are offering a day long Intro to the Enneagram on Sat. Oct. 1st, in Waltham, MA.

Come learn an effective way to understand yourself and others, or to enhance your knowledge.

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Healing Retreat

Is There Something That You Want to Heal ?

Join us for this uplifting and healing experiential weekend that helps you release traumas so you are able to live a fully engaged, feeling, thoughtful life. The weekend begins with naming what you would like to change in your life.

Over the course of the 3 days we will work together, utilizing the wisdom of the body and the power of the collective to release and shift these limitations and enhance our capacity to live a vibrant, joyful life – bringing us to a re-membering of ourselves.

Thurs afternoon, Nov. 3rd beginning at 4pm til Sunday, Nov. 6th, noon

Details: The retreat (3 nights and 4 days) opens at 4pm on Thursday, Nov. 3 in Truro, MA, at a beautiful house on the beach, with a Healing Circle, followed by a group dinner, which is included.

Format: there will be two Healing Circles per day, one in the morning and a second at some time later in the afternoon/evening with free time to explore the local area.

There will be a closing circle on our final morning, Sunday, Nov. 6th, before departure at noon.

Structure: The Healing Retreat opens on Day 1 with participants gathering in a circle to discover and share our intentions for healing and growth. The basic premise for these gatherings is a safe space to explore our suffering from something that couldn’t be handled. One of our purposes in life is to master these trauma. In fact, what we suffer about, on a deeper level, is an invitation to remembering and being in a different relationship with what couldn’t be handled.

What’s included: a room with an ocean view, with up to 8 participants (several more if couples share a bed), dinner the first evening, breakfast and lunch supplies, and 6 HEALING CIRCLES. While dinners are on our own (except for the first evening), we have discovered that many people choose to cook together while others find restaurants in the area.

Location: Truro, MA in a beautiful private home on Cape Cod

Presenters:
Andrew Hahn, Psy.D. & Joan Beckett, LMHC

Cost: $950. if registered by Oct.12, 2016, $1050. if after Oct. 12th, 2016.

Registration and Inquiries: Email: info@guidedselfhealing.org or call 781-891-7448

Web Site: www.guidedselfhealing.org (soon to be Life Centered Therapy)





Bioenergetic Certification Training in Alachua, Fl

Still Accepting Applications for the 2016 – 2017 Training year – A Few Spots Left

FSBA trainees will have the unique opportunity to learn from multiple FSBA International Trainers throughout the training workshops. The first of the five training workshops for this training year in Florida will be held September 22 – 25, 2016. To learn more and view application, please click http://www.bioenergetics-society.com/trainings/.
For Information on International FSBA Bioenergetic Certification Training Programs, please visit websites at:

Argentina: escueladebioenergetica.com

Chile: escueladebioenergetica.cl

Colombia: escueladebioenergetica.com

Poland: psychoterapiaprzezcialo.pl
Open Workshop: Rome, Italy

Experience Your Joy and Vitality in Life with Bioenergetics – “We Are Our Bodies” With Silvina Henriquez, M.A. and Flavia Astolfi

September 30th – October 2, 2016


SILVINA HENRIQUEZ, M.A.
is a Licensed Psychologist in Buenos Aires, Argentina who is certified as a Bioenergetic Therapist with the Florida Society for Bioenergetic Analysis. She has been an International Ontological Coach for Newfield Consulting in Argentina for over five years and is the Director of Newfield Consulting in Argentina. Silvina has an active private Bioenergetic practice emphasizing strong contactful body work helping clients find their strengths and internal resources. Silvina has worked coaching clients in South America, Europe, Mexico, and the United States. She is the co-director of Escuela de Bioenergética, a school for the Bioenergetics School in Argentina.

FLAVIA ASTOLFI has been a certified Bioenergetic Therapist with the Florida Society for Bioenergetic Analysis since 2014. In addition to her private practice clients, she offers bioenergetics classes in a psycho-therapeutic woman’s center and various other locations in Italy. Her bioenergetics background includes her assistant-ship with her mentor, Dr. Robert Glazer, PhD., studying with Dr. Frank Hladky with a focus on his soft, deep style of Bionergetics, and certification training under David Berceli, founder of TRE (Trauma and Stress Release Exercises). Flavia brings twenty years of teaching yoga to her competency with Bioenergetics. Her yoga interests include special attention to Chinese medicine and Psychosomatic Yoga. She has also worked with Barbara Brennan’s healing process and Core Energetics.

Workshop Location: 30 minutes from Rome at http://www.borgopaola.it

Workshop Cost: Tuition for the 3 days of the workshop is 300 Euro.

Accommodation Cost: 45 euro per night with breakfast. The dinner price is 15 euro and is optional.

Schedule: Participants should arrive Thursday night or in time to begin at 10:00 am on Friday.


Contact Information:
For more information or to register for the workshop, please email flavia.astolfi@gmail.com

About the Program

Mind-Body Medicine Fundamentals is CMBM’s core program we’ve offered around the world for 20 years, providing health professionals with the tools they need to become more effective clinicians and to find more meaning in their work. During the intensive 5-day training, our extraordinary faculty teaches the science of mind-body medicine in plenary sessions and techniques for self-awareness and self-expression in supportive small groups — CMBM’s unique model for learning and support.

TRANSFORM your practice in a 5-day intensive training.

LEARN the scientific basis for mind-body medicine in one of the world’s most respected training programs.

EXPERIENCE the depth and power of our unique small group approach.

EXPLORE and learn to use a range of the most effective tools for self-care and stress management including:

  • Meditation
  • Guided Imagery
  • Breathing & Movement
  • Art & Music
  • Biofeedback & Autogenic Training

This is the Center’s core training program. We have been teaching it around the world for over 25 years. It has provided thousands of professionals with the tools needed to become more effective and with an experience that has brought more meaning to their work.

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Foundation for Human Enrichment –
The Somatic Experiencing
® Trauma Institute Presents:   Basic Principles of Somatic Experiencing: Live and Online Workshops

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. 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 Foundation for Human Enrichment, through the Somatic Experiencing® Trauma Institute is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the worldwide healing and prevention of trauma.

 

Online

August 19, 2016: Basic Principles of Somatic Experiencing – still time to register!
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM Mountain
with Claudelle Glasgow, PsyD, SEP

September 16, 2016: Basic Principles of Somatic Experiencing
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM Mountain
with Claudelle Glasgow, PsyD, SEP

October 14, 2016: Basic Principles of Somatic Experiencing – Date Changed
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM Mountain
with Ellen Byrne, LMT, SEP

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

August 27, 2016: Basic Principles of Somatic Experiencing – Philadelphia, PA
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM Eastern
with with Francine Kelley, LCPC, E-RYT, SEP

September 9, 2016: Basic Principles of Somatic Experiencing – Columbia, MO
8:30 AM – 3:30 PM Central
with Suzanne Peroutka, MS, SEP

September 9, 2016: Basic Principles of Somatic Experiencing – Lebanon, NH
2:00 PM – 6:00 PM Eastern
with Francine Kelley, LCPC, E-RYT, SEP

September 10, 2016: Basic Principles of Somatic Experiencing – Middlebury, VT
1:30 PM – 5:30 PM Eastern
with Francine Kelley, LCPC, E-RYT, SEP

September 10, 2016: Basic Principles of Somatic Experiencing – Kansas City, MO
8:30 AM – 3:30 PM Central
with Suzanne Peroutka, MS, SEP

September 11, 2016: Basic Principles of Somatic Experiencing – Amherst, NH
9:30 AM – 1:30 PM Eastern
with Francine Kelley, LCPC, E-RYT, SEP

September 12, 2016: Basic Principles of Somatic Experiencing – Concord, NH
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM Eastern
with Francine Kelley, LCPC, E-RYT, SEP

October 6, 2016: Basic Principles of Somatic Experiencing – St. Louis, MO
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM Central
with Suzanne Peroutka, MS, SEP

October 13, 2016: Basic Principles of Somatic Experiencing – St. Paul, MN
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Central
with Abi Blakeslee, SEP, CMT, MFT, PHD

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

‘Moving Into Meaning’, by Al Pesso, is now available for download as a free PDF e-book, at: http://LifeSherpa.com/2016/08/pesso-chapter/.

Together with his wife, Diane Boyden-Pesso, Albert Pesso was the co-founder of PBSP (Pesso Boyden System Psychomotor), a widely respected interactive technique that helps clients create new memories to compensate for emotional deficits in the past. He was called one of the 3 living masters of body-based psychotherapy and was chosen in 2012 to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award by the U.S. Assoc. for Body Psychotherapy (USABP). Diane Boyden Pesso died on March 4, 2016. Al died soon thereafter on May 19, 2016.

‘Moving Into Meaning’ is Al Pesso’s chapter for ‘What Sustains Me’. It is a collaborative book. Each chapter is written by a different author, stands on its own, and is released independently. When all chapters are ready, the book will be published as a regular book as well as an e-book.

The central question in this project is:

What sustains you?

More specifically: What gives you a sense of peace, meaning and purpose in everyday life? What keeps you going when times are tough? What gives you the strength to face moments of crisis or despair?

The book’s topic could be described as an ‘existential quest’ or a ‘spiritual quest’. We are consciously avoiding these phrases because they can be misleading. For instance, ‘spiritual quest’ often conveys the sense of a search for outside resources, beyond the realm of the physical world. Such a definition would exclude experiences that involve inner resources.

Our focus is on describing what we experience, as opposed to the philosophical or religious terms under which these experiences are usually framed. We are not describing a specific path, a ‘right way’ to do things, or a ‘correct’ narrative of how it all works out. To the contrary, we are coming at it from different approaches and belief systems, including agnostic and atheist perspectives.

A key characteristic of this project is that each author is writing in a personal and experiential manner. The key word here is ‘experience’. We hope that, by talking in terms of experiences rather than beliefs, we can find a bridge whereby people who come from different traditions or beliefs can be nourished by each other’s experiences.

What Sustains Me is a project of LifeSherpa, a nonprofit social enterprise that fosters everyday mindfulness as creative interaction with life. You can follow the progress of this project, and our other projects, at http://LifeSherpa.com

Moving Into Meaning, by Al Pesso, can be downloaded at: http://LifeSherpa.com/2016/08/pesso-chapter/


with Sheila Rubin, LMFT, RDT/BCT

Experience the playful, present moment while exploring the threads that weave your daily experiences with myth, family history, dreams and universal themes. Your deeper Life Story will emerge through this process and feed you at a soul level.

This is an invitation to take a 10-week journey that supports and unfolds your creative process through a unique blend of improvisation, embodied storytelling, writing, drama therapy and the seven levels of sacred witnessing.

We start with safe, gentle exercises. Shy people are encouraged. All levels welcome!
Performance on the last night.

Thursdays: September 22–December 8, 2016, 5:00-7:00pm
Performance: Thursday, December 8, 7:00pm
(No class on 10/27 or 11/24.)

Location: Sheila’s studio (in the Rudramandir Center)
830 Bancroft Way, Suite 102, Berkeley, CA 94710

Cost: $550 / $50 off for students, teachers or seniors over 60
$100 off with full payment by August 31
(Note: There may be an additional cost for DVD of performance.)

24 CEUs available (PCE #4456)

To Register: Call Sheila Rubin at 415-820-3974

For checks, send payment to Sheila Rubin at:
830 Bancroft Way, Suite 102, Berkeley, CA 94710

To pay by PayPal/credit card, go to the Calendar page at www.SheilaRubin.com, click on the event, and use the Registration link.

www.SheilaRubin.com

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Find the right workshop for you. Below are the New York Society’s 2016-17 events:
www.bioenergetics-nyc.org/calendar

LEARNING THE LANGUAGE OF THE BODY: THE BIOENERGETIC EXPERIENCE (SEPTEMBER 2016)
Date/Time: Sat, Sep 24, 2016 (10:00AM – 5:00PM)
Location: 131 West 24th St., 7th Floor, New York, NY 10011
Fee: $145, Students $125

CLINICAL SEMINAR: SEXUALITY
Date/Time: Wed, Nov 09, 2016 (8:30PM – 10:15PM)
Location: 131 West 24th St., 7th Floor, New York, NY 10011
Fee: $10, Members Free
CEUs: 1.75

PROFESSIONAL WORKSHOP: SEXUALITY

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

LEARNING THE LANGUAGE OF THE BODY: THE BIOENERGETIC EXPERIENCE (MARCH 2017)
Date/Time: Sat, Mar 18, 2017 (10AM – 5PM)
Location: 131 West 24th St., 7th Floor, New York, NY 10011
Fee: $145, Students $125

CLINICAL SEMINAR: CHRONIC RELATIONAL TRAUMA
Date/Time: Wed, Apr 19, 2017 (8:30PM – 10:15PM)
Location: 131 West 24th St., 7th Floor, New York, NY 10011
Fee: $10, Members Free
CEUs: 1.75

PROFESSIONAL WORKSHOP: CHRONIC RELATIONAL TRAUMA
Date/Time: Sat, Apr 22, 2017 (10AM – 5PM) TO Sun, Apr 23, 2017 (10 AM – 2PM)
Location: 131 West 24th St., 7th Floor, New York, NY 10011
Fee: $195
CEUs: 9

This is in honor of Eugene Gendlin receiving USABP’s Lifetime Achievement Award at the USABP conference, in July.

Focusing is not a rigid approach. It encourages therapists to blend in their own personal perspectives and creativity. Throughout his life, Eugene Gendlin has encouraged people to find their own path. So it is a fitting tribute that this page reflects the breadth and depth of the approaches he has inspired. The following are conversations with a number of Focusing-Oriented Therapists.

See:
http://somaticperspectives.com/2016/06/gendlin/

When

Experience Breema (FREE!): Friday, June 17 – 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Workshop 1: Saturday, June 18 – 10:00am to 1:00pm
Workshop 2: Sunday, June 19 – 10:00am to 1:00pm

What

Our lifelong search for health, happiness, and meaning is an expression of our innermost desire to understand and live in harmony with the universal principles of Existence. Breema offers a tangible and practical way to discover and work with these principles. 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. We taste our potential to be truly present and natural.

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.

Beginners welcome. No prior experience needed.

Where

The DEN Meditation
360 S La Brea Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Breema: The Art of Being Present

BarnabyBioPageNew chapter for What Sustains Me: Barnaby B. Barratt
Barnaby Barratt’s chapter for What Sustains Me is now available as a free PDF download.
The participants in the What Sustains Me project explore issues of meaning, purpose and spirit from an experiential, first-person perspective.
Barnaby B. Barratt, PhD, DHS works as a psychoanalyst, somatic psychologist and sexuality consultant in Johannesburg, South Africa. A member of both the European Association for Body Psychotherapy and a Training Analyst with the International Psychoanalytic Association, he is Past President of the American Association of Sexuality Educations, Counselors and Therapists.

Integrate Your Past • Be in the Present • Shape Your Future

We are returning from our international teachings and look forward
to sharing our deep transformational work with you
at the world-renowned and magical setting of Esalen, Big Sur, California.

(Accommodation space is filling quickly, so please contact Esalen to register.)

 

This workshop is 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, and also 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

To register and for further information: 
http://www.esalen.org/workshop/week-may-22-27/love-sexuality-relationship-and-will-your-heart

 

International Institute of
Core Evolution & CoreSoma

Info@ CoreEvolution.com
http://www.CoreEvolution.com
+1 (707) 937-2309

 
Lisa MayJune 26 – July 1, 2016
Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health
Stockbridge, MA
“In the end we only regret the chances we didn’t take.” – Lewis Carroll
 

Stop waiting for something to be different. Break free of predictable ways of being, thinking and feeling. Open to the abundance that is beyond your comfort zone. Face the fears and misconceptions that keep you from following your hearts longing and from living a more satisfying and authentic life.  

Together we will build a supportive group container in which to take emotional risks and move held and defended energy with Core Energetics body-centered techniques. The experiences and exercises will help you tap into deeper layers of feeling and to the life force that is trapped behind the emotional and physical blocks in your body. This workshop will enhance your sense of empowerment, presence and awareness and foster deep connection between group members. Come explore the aliveness that is beyond your comfort zone and receive the support you need to open your heart, live more authentically and say YES to your heart’s longing.

There will be space in this program to enjoy all that Kripalu has to offer in the Beautiful Berkshire mountains: 
Daily Yoga Classes; Hiking trails; Lakeside Beach; Meditation: Massage and Spa Services; Sumptuous Organic Food. 
 
Lisa Loustaunau MFA, CCEP is Director of Education at the Institute of Core Energetics. Rated as one of the top 1% most endorsed psychotherapists on Linked-In, Lisa is an international workshop leader, teacher and Core Energetics process facilitator. She teaches in the US, Canada, Holland, Australia, Mexico, and Brazil. In practice for over 22 years, her office is in Norwalk, CT.
 

 

Join us for this uplifting and healing experiential weekend that helps you release traumas so you are able to live a fully engaged, feeling, thoughtful life. The weekend begins with naming what you would like to change in your life. Over the course of the three days we will work together, utilizing the wisdom of the body and the power of the collective to release and shift these limitations and enhance our capacity to live a vibrant, joyful life – bringing us to a re-membering of ourselves.

http://guidedselfhealing.org/Calendar%20of%20Events.html

HealingRetreat

www.guidedselfhealing.org 
​info@guidedselfhealing.org    
Guided Self Healing Institute
115 Worcester Lane
Waltham, MA 02145
(781) 891-7448

I am very proud to say that my company, Integral Anatomy Productions, LLC, will have an “Associate Producer” credit on what may be the first genuinely fair treatment in film of the genius of Wilhelm Reich.

Thanks to film producer Kevin Hinchey, also director of the Wilhelm Reich Trust, for working tirelessly to bring this incredibly important project to fruition.

Please consider joining me now as well in contributing whatever you can to the Indiegogo campaign to complete the project, and bring Reich and his essential contributions to health of mind, body and planet into public consciousness.

Follow (and share) this link to see the progress that has been made on the film, and to contribute to this appeal.

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/wilhelm-reich-documentary-film-project-edit-phase–7/x/13914207#/

Many therapy clients do not come to therapy ready to open to their inner experience. They come feeling a lot of confusion and pain, with a problem in their feelings or their lives (or both) that they want to fix. How do we as Focusing-oriented therapists meet them where they are and help them move forward?  How do we not get caught in their habitual ways of defining themselves and their problems?

The beauty of Focusing-oriented therapy (FOT) is that it does not revolve around content. It revolves around the experiential process that is occurring within the client moment to moment in therapy, and the responses that we as the therapist give to this process. Course taught by phone. Oct 7 to Nov 4, 2016. 5 Fridays: 9:30AM – 10:45AM Pacific Time. $195 through end of day September 29.

Join us or learn more: http://bit.ly/danceFOTtherapist

7.5 CEU hours. Is Focusing a form of mindfulness practice? Is mindfulness a kind of Focusing? How can Focusing enhance mindfulness — and mindfulness enhance Focusing? What might it be like to do “mindful Focusing”?

The popular interest in mindfulness has exploded in recent years, yet it is also an ancient Eastern practice with thousands of years of history. In this new course, taught by a man who has been immersed in both mindfulness and Focusing for much of his life, we offer you the opportunity to explore how mindfulness and Focusing can enhance and support each other, in a new fusion of the two that David Rome calls “Mindful Focusing.” Course taught by phone. May 17 to June 14, 2016. 5 Tuesdays, 4:30PM – 6:00PM Pacific Time. $195 through end of day May 9.

Join us or learn more: http://bit.ly/focmindful

 

The Joy of Aliveness as Foundation for Integration and Healing

Join us and rejuvenate in a personal retreat while deepening your learning in an inspiring environment with wonderful people in a beautiful villa in Tuscany.

Reconnect, affirm and strengthen your qualities and capacities.

These Intensives are open to beginners as well as experienced participants on the conscious path. Every year is a new experience with a new quality. The work is integrative, body-oriented and mindfulness-centered.

This year we include short teaching sequences that we lead into personal inquiries for participants to explore topics they bring and want to find more integration with:

Somatic Awareness and the Practice of Mindfulness
How do we structure our experiences on the level of our body, feelings, thinking, mind and in directing our will to realize our potential?

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

Repression of Expression can cause Depression™
What was the personal dynamic that could not be expressed and lived? Which consequences did this have in the body-mind-field and what attitude and behavior resulted out of it?

The Body as the Temple of the Soul
How does the personal history become visible? In your personal development you formed inner working models, that influence your emotions, body reactions, thinking, behavior and beliefs. In our work 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.

By experiencing and observing body reactions, and understanding the underlying needs and learning how to nourish them, you can successfully learn to change these patterns*.
* Find more in-depth material in our 10-page curriculum for the training in Core Evolution – an Integrative Body-Oriented and Mindfulness-Centered Training.

Love is the Resonance with the Flow of Life™
Love as an energetic state. Whether you choose to be single or to be in relationship, you need to relate and communicate. Exploring needs and wants. Heart communication, intimacy, authenticity and healthy boundaries.

The experience of love unifies all these aspects and with that, effects every state of people’s lives. A person in love will communicate and create from a place of harmony, well-being, peace, joy and a sense of fulfillment. We open up for new choices in our thinking and behavior.

Watch an interview with Siegmar at www.youtube.com/watch?v=YlBXLAqnHho or inquire about the 8 page interview with Siegmar on this topic.

The Wild-Heart Meditation™
The dance of energy and consciousness – a movement exploration to celebrate life. A joy-filled, transformative process of inner and outer movement, including dance, authentic movement, creative expression, communication, meditation and more.

The essence of Core Evolution moves personal insight beyond therapy.
It is not about adapting or changing, but about understanding and becoming who you truly are.

Enrollment and further information for registration:

Enjoy the ambiance of Tuscany, sunny days, the pool, gentle evenings, clean food, gourmet wines, good company and more. This popular international Intensive takes place in a beautiful villa in the triangle of Pisa-Florence-Siena.

Its all here. Join us this Summer!

Cost: Euro 475.- until May 2, 2016 early enrollment special
Euro 550.- after May 2, 2016

Cost for full-time students and participants aged 18 – 23:
Euro 295.- before May 2, 2016
Euro 365.- after May 2, 2016

Fee for the Intensive does not include room and board.
Double occupancy is € 90.- per day. This fee includes 3 delicious mostly vegetarian meals, coffee and tea. Rooms directly in the Villa are limited to 22 Participants.
This seminar will fill!

Utilize the early enrollment discount; secure your room and participation soon!

Please let us know if you have any further questions on registration, room reservations and travel: Info@ CoreEvolution.com you may also call: in Europe +49.201.958.9394 or USA +1.707.937.2309