Upcoming Events

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


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


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

Bodynamic – Somatic Developmental Psychology Webinar – Sept 20, 2016 6PM PST

Join us for a lively and informative evening with Anne Isaacs, LCSW and Joel Isaacs, Ph.D., who will be talking about how understanding the psychological functions of muscles makes verbal psychotherapy more efficient and effective. As opposed to traumatic experiences, which are imprinted primarily in the autonomic nervous system, the Bodynamic model describes how all the lesser but cumulative developmental disruptions are imprinted mostly in the voluntary nervous system, the related muscles, and the mind. Continue reading

Intro to the Enneagram on Sat. Oct. 1st, in Waltham, MA – Healing Retreat: Truro, MA

We are offering a day long Intro to the Enneagram on Sat. Oct. 1st, in Waltham, MA. Come learn an… Continue reading


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. Continue reading

Healing Developmental Disruptions: Bodynamic Training Intro & Workshop – Sept 9 – 10, 2016 SF Bay Area, CA

Bodynamics is a precise and practical approach to working with the body to make verbal psychotherapy more efficient and effective. This somatic therapy enables the practitioner to make precise interventions related to the developmental origins of your clients’ current problems.

Based on a wealth of empirical research the Bodynamics model describes how non-traumatic developmental disruptions are encoded in both mind and body. Bodynamic trainees learn to use specific muscles to build somatic resources that will guide, extend, and contain verbal therapy. This precision aids clients to sense new psychological competencies, resolve issues sooner, and integrate these changes directly into their lives. Continue reading

Melting the Shame Freeze: Somatic Techniques to Create Safety and Build Attachment

Melting the Shame Freeze: Somatic Techniques to Create Safety and Build Attachment A Mini-Workshop for Therapists & Helping Professionals Sponsored by Marin… Continue reading

Mind-Body Medicine Fundamentals Training – October 14 – 18, 2016 Portland, OR

Mind-Body Medicine Fundamentals will be held at the Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront, which is within walking distance of the top downtown attractions and features spectacular views of the Willamette River and Mount Hood. A reduced room rate is available for participants of the training. Continue reading

Upcoming Somatic Experiencing Training

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. Continue reading

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