Upcoming Events


DEVELOPMENTAL SOMATIC PSYCHOTHERAPY: Integrating Movement as Diagnosis and Treatment within Therapy, May 19-21, 2017

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. Continue reading

INTRODUCTION TO DEVELOPMENTAL SOMATIC PSYCHOTHERAPY, January 21-22, 2017

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.
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HEALING SHAME: A Workshop for Therapists and Other Helping Professionals

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

Introduction to the Enneagram Workshop in Portland, Oregon

We’ll be giving an Introduction to the Enneagram Workshop in Portland, Oregon on 02/25 or 02/26 (two sessions) via Kami… Continue reading

Yoga & Psyche: Where Somatic Experiencing® Meets Yoga

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.
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. Continue reading

TRAINING PROGRAM 2017-2019, DEVELOPMENTAL SOMATIC PSYCHOTHERAPY, Begins: September 2017

nspired 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. Continue reading

Embodied Life Story Performance

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. Continue reading

OPEN WORKSHOP: SELF IN MOTION – July 10 – 13, 2017

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. Continue reading

EMBODIED INTERSUBJECTIVITY: A developmental and movement oriented approach to Psychotherapy, February 24-25, 2017

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. Continue reading

TRAINING PROGRAM 2017-2019, DEVELOPMENTAL SOMATIC PSYCHOTHERAPY, Begins: September 2017

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

INTRODUCTION TO DEVELOPMENTAL SOMATIC PSYCHOTHERAPY, January 21-22, 2017

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. Continue reading

Professional Workshop #1: Sexuality

Sat, Nov 12, 2016 (10:00AM – 5:00PM) TO Sun, Nov 13, 2016 (10:00AM – 2:00PM) Location: 131 West 24th St.,… Continue reading

Clinical Seminar #1: Sexuality

Scott Baum – 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. Continue reading

Somatic Experiencing Upcoming Classes

Master Classes and Other Upcoming Events with Dr. Peter A. Levine Continue reading

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. Continue reading

The Alchemy of Dreaming: An International Authentic Movement Retreat

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. – Tina Stromsted Continue reading

Fall Intensive at the Breema Center

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. Continue reading

Through the Looking Glass: Using Imaginal Resources to Heal Shame

Saturday, November 5, 10am–6pm & Sunday, November 6, 10:30am–5:30pm – We will explore the critical voices and/or the childhood scenes that are still driving the internal shame dynamic in the client. Once the shame is worked through in the Imaginal Realm the client can interact with the world differently. Continue reading

Integral Somatic Psychology Training Fall 2016 & 2017 Dates

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. Continue reading

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