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Process Group for Adults with Aspergers

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

THE BRAIN & TRAUMA: WHAT WORKS FOR HEALING

Participants will learn to use the Body Double (BD) intervention to work with the energetic body and the ‘rhythmic rupture’ it suffers, along with the physical body and the brain, due to traumatic events. This workshop expands the repertoire of students and practitioners of EMDR, EFT, sensory motor integration, as well as drama therapy and psychodrama. Continue reading

Dramatic Transformations

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

Pulsation of the Life Force in Psychotherapy, Milan, Italy, March 8-12

This intensive residential workshop is designed to give practical, ready-to-use tools to psychotherapists who wish to extend their professional experience… Continue reading

How to Cope with Disappointment

How do you deal with disruption/change/shock/disorientation/feeling like the bottom just fell out and you don’t know which end is up? Several clients have spoken lately of feeling confounded: “…Like being in the middle of deep water, so I can’t touch down anywhere, and I don’t know which way land is. There’s nothing to hold onto. I’m disoriented and don’t know what to do—but I can’t stay where I am and have to do something.” Continue reading

Can Imagination Heal Shame?

Once I was working with a woman who was feeling very lost in her life. She wasn’t sure if she even wanted to start a new job or a new relationship. I asked her what her picture was when she imagined getting a new job, and all she could picture was what happened in her last job: her co-worker and even her supervisor putting her down. I asked her what picture she imagined when she thought about a new relationship and she couldn’t even imagine that; she just kept saying over and over, “The last one wasn’t very good, so there must be something wrong with me.” Continue reading

Foundation for Human Enrichment: Call for Participants in Research Study

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). Continue reading

How Naming What’s Happening Can Help Your Relationship

Let me give you a few examples. A couple from my practice told me how one day in the middle of their usual argument about who was going to pick up their daughter, who was going to buy the groceries, etc., instead of escalating the argument, the fellow said to his wife, “I want to thank you for choosing me so long ago.” Continue reading

JOIN The Love Me Touch Me Heal Me Summit

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? Continue reading

‘Moving Into Meaning’, by Al Pesso

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. Continue reading

Is Your Cell Phone Getting in the Way of Your Relationship?

I had a client a few years ago who called me very upset because his wife had thrown his Blackberry out the window.

You might be surprised, but attachment injuries can be caused by an electronic device! Continue reading

Connect with your Soul’s Calling

Join Kate Holt and a community of transformation entrepreneurs for a life-changing business training! Continue reading

New book chapter on body awareness and pain: Cynthia Price and Wolf Mehling

A newly published book titled Integrative Pain Management  covers integrative health strategies to address pain.  This book includes a chapter titled “Body Awareness… Continue reading

Somatic Perspectives: Eugene Gendlin

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

KEYNOTE SPEAKER – BARNABY BARRAT participates in “What Sustains Me”

New chapter for What Sustains Me: Barnaby B. Barratt Barnaby Barratt’s chapter for What Sustains Me is now available as… Continue reading

Stepping Out of Your Comfort Zone & Other Acts of Courage – June 26

  June 26 – July 1, 2016 Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health Stockbridge, MA “In the end we only… Continue reading

Eating, Attachment, and Somatic Education Training – June 24th-25th, 2016

Eating disorders are complex, multi-layered, and pernicious. And yet even the best evidenced-based interventions currently available have limited long-term outcomes. Paradoxically, the body, the very stage where the war is waged is often missing in most eating disorder treatment approaches. In recent years there has been burgeoning evidence in the role of the body in emotional regulation. This two-day training integrates theory with experiential and didactic opportunities for professionals to expand skills and discover the untapped resource of the body in healing from disordered eating. Presenter, Paula Scatoloni, LCSW, CEDS, SEP is a somatic-based psychotherapist and certified IAEDP supervisor. The former Eating Disorder Coordinator at Duke University, Paula has been providing lectures on the etiology and treatment of disordered eating for almost two decades. Continue reading

FILM: The Genius of Wilhelm Reich – worth a watch!

Link to the film. 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. Continue reading

May conversation is with Steven Hoskinson – Somatic Perspectives

The May conversation is with Steven Hoskinson. It is about Organic Intelligence and trauma. Steven Hoskinson, MA, MAT, is the… Continue reading

Al Pesso Retirement Letter

I am writing today to announce my retirement as a therapist and teacher. As many of you know, for the past five months I have been battling a series of health challenges including hemothorax, many rounds of pneumonia, congestive heart failure, endocarditis, arrhythmia, blood infections, and multiple myeloma which has compromised my immune system. I have come to realize it is impossible to continue my training schedule under these health conditions and that for the foreseeable future my time would best be spent writing the books and articles that have been on a back burner for years. Continue reading

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