Walking the Talk: Self-Care as the Heart of Psychotherapy

a collaborative and (r)evolutionary workshop for therapists, counselors, social workers, chaplains, professional listeners….

with:
Carrie Gray MFT, Angela Porter IMF, & Matthew Tousignant MA,
and special guest Jon Schreiber

Saturday, April 29 · 1:00-4:00 pm
at The Breema Center 6076 Claremont Ave Oakland Ca. 94618

What if you could practice self-care while sitting in a room with clients? What if you had tools to nurture your own vitality as a therapist that could simultaneously support your client? Breema’s body-centered, holistic approach to being present is practiced in the midst of daily life. This workshop will offer an experiential introduction to self-care principles and tools that nurture aliveness, non-judgment, harmony and well-being.

When:
Saturday, April 29 1:00-4:00 pm

Where:
The Breema Center, 6076 Claremont Ave, Oakland

Cost:
$65 ($50 if you register with a friend)
$35 students/interns
**Register by 4/15 for an additional $10 discount**

If registering with a friend, enter promo code BRINGAFRIEND for reduced rate.

Workshop includes receiving a Breema session (before or after the workshop).

3 hours CE available. ($10 processing fee)
The Breema Center is approved to offer continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, and LPCCs by the CAMFT (#128568)

REGISTER HERE:
https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg;jsessionid=85B4D57A52E5E8824FC80EE131DD3AA0?oeidk=a07edx85ekbdc8a2e9f&oseq=&c=&ch=

We will focus on the body as the basis for connection and presence in psychotherapy. Breema, a dynamic, nurturing, interoceptive practice, will be used to experience coherence between body and mind as a catalyst for movement towards healing and transformation in the therapeutic relationship. Body-mind connection supports the therapist to be present. Presence invites both the client and therapist to contact and move from that within themselves which is inherently whole. Issues of compassion fatigue, counter-transference, vicarious trauma, stress, and burnout are mitigated, while a tangible atmosphere of empathy, acceptance, non-judgment, and aliveness is nurtured. Particular emphasis will be placed on the experience of the practitioner, as we learn individual and partner self-care exercises. We will also explore universal principles underlying Breema—-No Judgment, Body Comfortable, Mutual Support, No Force—-and discover how they can foster a vital, openhearted relationship to life.

About Breema
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.

No prior experience necessary, please come in comfortable clothing prepared to move around on a padded floor.

Workshop facilitators:

Carrie Gray, LMFT, MA, is a somatically-oriented psychotherapist in private practice in North Oakland. With degrees from the Wright Institute, California Institute for Integral Studies, and Wesleyan University, Carrie has approached the study of psychology, consciousness and the body from a variety of angles. Since 1999, Carrie has studied and practiced Breema’s body-based approach to “the art of being present” and is a former staff Instructor at the Breema Center. www.carriegraypsychotherapy.com

Angela Porter, IMF, CATC, CMT, is an addiction treatment specialist, and Marriage and Family Therapist intern. Trained in Gestalt, Body-centered, and Somatic therapy at Esalen Institute, body-mind connection is primary in her work. Formerly a program director at the New Bridge Foundation’s residential substance abuse treatment program in Berkeley CA, Angela incorporated the principles and practice of Breema into the treatment curriculum. Currently she is a group facilitator at Bayside Marin and maintains a private practice where Breema is foundational to her work with clients as well as in her consultation practice with colleagues. A certified Breema Instructor since 1998, Angela travels internationally teaching Breema to therapists and other healing professionals.

Matthew Tousignant, MA, CMT, is a graduate of Harvard University and the California Institute of Integral Studies. For the last 17 years he has studied Breema with its founder, Dr. Jon Schreiber, in Oakland, California and is a certified Breema Practitioner and Instructor. Based out of Lambertville, New Jersey, the body-centered therapeutic work he practices combines the universal wisdom of Breema with a practical knowledge of psychology to connect others to their unique potential as human beings. www.the5thelement.org

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.

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.

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

 

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

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

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

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

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