Upcoming Events

Dance of the FOT Therapist: Attuning to the Experiential Process with Helene Brenner, PhD

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? Continue reading

Focusing and Mindfulness with David Rome

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. Continue reading

The Core Evolution Summer Intensive

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. Continue reading

“Healing from the Inside Out: Relationship, Body & Mind”

As children, many of us had to compromise our aliveness and energy in order to feel loved and accepted by our parents. As adults, many of us struggle with low energy, anxiety, depression, and feelings of disconnection from others, resulting from how we deadened ourselves. In this conference, we will explore the state of aliveness in each of us and what blocks that aliveness from emerging. How did these blocks develop? What might the process of recovering this aliveness look like? In small groups, workshops, and keynote talks, we will explore these questions. Please join us at the serene and beautiful Essex Conference Center for a three day experience with Bioenergetic therapists, trainers, and partners, Robert and Virginia Hilton. Continue reading

Bringing the Body Alive in Therapy

By actively working with the body in therapy, (in addition to talking), we can help our clients uncover emotions, beliefs and experiences that may be blocked and unavailable to their consciousness. This gives us more tools to assist them in accessing a deeper sense of calm, developing more ways to respond to people and situations and increase their capacity to fully experience life. This workshop will be experiential and didactic. Continue reading

Basic Principles of Somatic Experiencing – Full Day Live Workshop

Learn about Somatic Experiencing and the SE Professional Training This introductory SE workshop is designed for professionals who work with… Continue reading

Empowering Creativity through Movement & Dance

In this 5-day workshop Anna Halprin will present her approach to body and movement that connects the science, philosophy, and art of dance. This workshop offers time to feel and to listen deeply to the powerful intelligence of the body, to play and express with imagination through the arts, to create personal and collective dances that have meaning, and to bring new vision to the life themes that matter to us in our daily lives. Maria Luisa Diaz de Leon, Tamalpa Institute faculty member, will be facilitating several of the afternoon sessions.

This is a special workshop with Anna, now in her 95th year, at the historic Mountain Home Studio designed for her by her husband, famed architect, Lawrence Halprin. Mountain Home Studio is set amidst redwood and oak trees on the flanks of Mount Tamalpais in Kentfield, California. It is a short drive to San Francisco, Berkeley, and the Sonoma and Napa wine countries. Continue reading

Creative Embodiment: Exploring the Landscape of the Body, Nature, and Imagination

Cultivate more artful relationships with yourself, others, and the land using the transformative tools developed by Tamalpa Institute co-founders, Anna Halprin and Daria Halprin. Engage in dance/movement, drawing, and poetic writing to discover the stories living in your body. Harvest new insights and options for your Life/Art in both the studio and the natural environment of Earthdance in the Berkshire hills. The workshop will culminate with self-portrait drawings and improvisational rituals in which you embody the new resources you have gained.

This workshop is designed to give participants an experiential understanding of the work of Tamalpa Institute, and is recommended as an introduction to their training programs. No prior experience necessary. Continue reading

May 20, 2016: FREE Meet the Work Open House at Tamalpa Institute

Join us for a special free introductory evening of the Tamalpa Life/Art approach. The evening will include an experiential ‘taste’ of the Tamalpa work using movement, drawing and poetic writing, a presentation of our training programs through an interactive slideshow and Q&A. Continue reading

May 21 – 22: Tamalpa Experience Workshop w/Rosario Sammartino

The Tamalpa Experience introduces an approach that enlivens dialogue between body and imagination, life experiences and art making. Using movement, drawing, poetic writing, and improvisational performance, participants will tap into art’s symbolic language to explore current life themes and generate new resources. Continue reading

May 12-15, 2016 Healing Retreat in Truro, MA with Guided Self Healing

The weekend begins with naming what you would like to change in your life. Over the course of 3 days we will work together, utilizing the wisdom of the body & the power of the collective to release & shift these limitations and enhance our capacity to live a vibrant, joyful life – bringing us to a re-membering of ourselves. Continue reading

CSS – TRAINING PROGRAM 2017-2019, Developmental Somatic Psychotherapy – New York – Begins: September 2017

Inspired 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.
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CSS – Open Workshop: FLESH AND BONES OF THE SITUATION – Moscow, Russia – June 10-12, 2016

CENTER FOR SOMATIC STUDIES Moscow, Russia: OPEN WORKSHOP: FLESH AND BONES OF THE SITUATION with Ruella Frank and Jean-Marie Robine… Continue reading

CSS – INTRODUCTION To Developmental Somatic Psychotherapy – New York City – January 21-22, 2017

CENTER FOR SOMATIC STUDIES New York City: INTRODUCTION TO DEVELOPMENTAL SOMATIC PSYCHOTHERAPY with Ruella Frank, Ph.D. January 21-22, 2017, 9:30… Continue reading

Breema in Los Angeles, with Director, Jon Schreiber, DC

  Experience Breema Evenings · Mar 11 & 12 (No Charge) Come and receive a Breema mini-session, experience the nourishing… Continue reading

Awaken Your Body-Dream-Process™

Connect to an innate guiding intelligence and creative potential Cornelia Gerken, CMP, ECP April 23 + 24, 2016 Neuroscience documents… Continue reading

Love, Sexuality, Relationship and The Will of Your Heart™

Siegmar & Cornelia Gerken May 22 – 27, 2016   •   Esalen, California This workshop for individuals and couples. The… Continue reading

Beyond the Trauma – Live Your Essence

Come and learn how your personal life and profession can be enriched by  Somatic Psychology and Body-Oriented and Mindfulness-Centered Therapy  Siegmar… Continue reading

The Joy of Aliveness as Foundation for Integration and Healing

Our legendary International Summer Retreat of Transformation! August 7 – 11, 2016 • Tuscany, Italy Siegmar & Cornelia Gerken In… Continue reading

Love is the Resonance with the Flow of Life™

Mindfulness in the Way of Relating Siegmar & Cornelia Gerken July 21 – 24, 2016   •   Mendocino, California Whether… Continue reading

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