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    • 10 Jan 2020
    • 20 Jul 2020
    • 3 sessions
    • Los Angeles, CA
    Touching Developmental Trauma™ NeuroAffective Touch® Foundation Training
    Presented By: Dr. Aline LaPierre

    Short Summary:
    The NeuroAffective Touch Foundation Training integrates the use of touch with psychodynamic psychotherapy to work with developmental, emotional, and relational trauma. We address the key somatic and touch skills necessary to work with attachment deficits and emotional traumas that cannot be reached by verbal means alone. The training is useful to mental health, somatic, and touch therapists who want to integrate the body-mind connection in the resolution of developmental distress and trauma.

    Event Description: TOUCHING DEVELOPMENTAL TRAUMA™ Healing the Relational Matrix

    Facilitator Bio:

    Dr. Aline LaPierre, PsyD, MFT, SEP, is the developer of NeuroAffective Touch® and Director of The NeuroAffective Touch Institute. She is the co-author of Healing Developmental Trauma, now published in 10 languages. Past faculty in the Somatic Doctoral Program at Santa Barbara Graduate Institute (2000-2010) Dr. LaPierre is Vice-President of the United States Association for Body Psychotherapy (USABP) and Deputy Editor of the International Body Psychotherapy Journal (IBPJ). She maintains a private practice in West Los Angeles.

    The training is offered in three 4-day modules.

    WEST LOS ANGELES 2020
    Module 1 • January 10-13
    Module 2 • May 1-4
    Module 3 • July 17-20

    Alternative location: BERKELEY 2020
    Module 1 • February 14-17
    Module 2 • June 12-15
    Module 3 • August 21-24


    WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:

    Touch is at the foundation of relational experience, a vital bridge to body-mind integration. Scientific evidence shows that attuned touch is critically important for normal brain development and healthy emotional/cognitive maturation. Learn the language of the body at the nonverbal level, where we have all received our first imprints.

    MODULE 1 • Healing Our Deepest Core ― Nurturing Infant States

    • Learn to read and decode the body’s nonverbal language
    • Meet a client’s tender attachment needs without creating dependency
    • Develop and refine your palpation skills and touch intentions
    • Support coherence between mind and body
    • Connect with the implicit self and develop your body awareness
    • Legal & scope of practice issues

    MODULE 2 • Touching the Emotional Body

    • Apply interpersonal and affective neuroscience to address emotional shocks to the heart and viscera
    • Learn languaging to bring unconscious somatic patterns of protection, fear, and shame into conscious awareness
    • Learn to touch into the polyvagal and enteric nervous systems
    • Recognize and support the life force pulse and rhythms
    • Release the diaphragms that hold in emotion

    MODULE 3 • Renegotiating Hypervigilance and the Capacity for Social Engagement

    • Work with the face, eyes, and ears to help the ears stop listening for danger, and the eyes stop looking for threats
    • Open the throat for self-expression
    • Deconstruct somatic survival patterns of numbing, bracing, and collapse
    • Develop a relational treatment plan

    FOR THE FULL CURRICULUM

    https://neuroaffectivetouch.com/trainings/curriculum

    Cost: Early registration $870. Full tuition $945 per module

    Event Location:
    West Los Angeles NATouch Institute / Berkeley-Rudramandir

    CLICK AND REGISTER FOR THIS TRAINING

    CEU Information:

    24 CE credits are available for each 4-day module for a total of 72 CE credits for the complete Foundation Training. Your purchase of CE credits can be made directly from R. Cassidy Seminars after the completion of each module (you will receive an email with links to Cassidy).

    Cost is $30 per module (24 CE credits).

    For more details please go to: https://neuroaffectivetouch.com/trainings/ce-credits/


    • 24 Jan 2020
    • 26 Jul 2020
    • 6 sessions
    • Boulder, CO


    2019-2021: Comprehensive Training in Hakomi Mindful Somatic Psychotherapy
    Faculty: Certified Hakomi Trainers: Melissa Grace, MA (Lead Trainer) with guest faculty Jaci Hull, LMFT, and others.
    Schedule: 16 blocks: Friday and Saturday, and Sunday 9:30 am – 5:45 pm
    Dates:
    Module One: 2019: Nov. 1-3, Dec. 13-15
    2020: Jan. 24-26, March 6-8, April 24-26, May 29-31, June 26-28, July 24-26
    Module Two: 2020: Sept. 11-13, Oct. 23-25, Dec. 11-13
    2021: Jan. 15-17, Feb. 26-28, April 9-11, May 21-23, June 25-27
    CEs available for: MFTs, psychologists, social workers and professional counselors.
    For tuition and a detailed course description, download the training flyer
    For more information call 303-499-6699, email
    HakomiTR@aol.comor click here.


    • 25 Jan 2020
    • 8 Aug 2020
    • 8 sessions
    • San Diego, CA

    Event Title: Somatic Relational Psychology Workshop Series

    Presented By: The Southern California Institute for Bioenergetic Analysis

    Facilitated By: Jennifer York LMFT, CBT

    Facilitator Bio:

    Jennifer York is the Program Chair for the Southern California Institute for Bioenergetic Analysis (SCIBA) and the coordinator of the Somatic Relational Psychology Workshop Series. Ms York is a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist (LMFT) and Certified Bioenergetic Therapist (CBT) She is an advocate for mind-body healing and understands the important role of the body while addressing issues of relational and shock trauma. Jennifer has personal experience in trauma recovery and is passionate about helping others unlock their potentials through therapy. Ms York received her MA in Counseling Psychology from National University and BA in Art Therapy from the College of NJ. She has been licensed since 2004 and is Certified in both Bioenergetic Analysis and Art Therapy. Currently she is an Intermediate Student of the Somatic Experiencing Certification Program. Continuous learning and introspection are personal ambitions for Jennifer as well as inspiring hope and empowering self-growth for others.

    In addition to Ms. York's Coordination and Facilitation. The 8 week program includes a variety of Bioenergetic Therapists, International Trainers and Faculty Members. For more information please visit www.SCIBA.org website.

    Repeating Event:

    This is a multi-day event: 1/25/20; 2/15/20; 3/21/20; 4/18/20; 5/2/20; 6/13/20; 7/11/20; 8/8/20

    Short Summary:

    The Relational, Somatic Psychology Workshop Series is a set of eight workshops that stimulate self-growth and teach about Modern Bioenergetic Analysis. It includes theoretical discussions, experiential exercises and group process.

    This unique program is designed for individuals who are seeking a deeper understanding of their own development and mind-body experience.

    Event Description:

    Somatic Relational Psychology Workshop Series

    Integrating Mind, Body, & Emotions

    The Relational, Somatic Psychology Workshop Series is a set of eight workshops that stimulate self-growth and teach about Modern Bioenergetic Analysis. It includes theoretical discussions, experiential exercises and group process.

    This unique program is designed for individuals who are seeking a deeper understanding of their own development and mind-body experience.

    Each training day includes ...

    • 9 - 10 am - Bioenergetic Movement Exercises

    • 10 - 12pm - Lecture & Theoretical Discussions

    • 1:15 - 4pm - Experiential Learning & Group Process

    Learning Objectives include:

    • Identify and describe somatic adaptations.

    • Differentiate each Character Structure.

    • Identify the theoretical basis of Bioenergetic Analysis principles.

    • Apply the concepts of personal safety, grounding and boundaries.

    More details of the learning objectives are in the application on the website.

    Join us for Personal Growth and Connection

    2020 Workshop Dates

    One Saturday each Month 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

    January 25, 2020; February 15, 2020; March 21, 2020; April 18, 2020; May 2, 2020; June 13, 2020; July 11, 2020; August 8, 2020

    Location: 1767 Grand Ave., Suite #4, SD, CA 92109

    Tuition: $900 for payment in full at the start of the series. $125 each workshop if paid individually.

    $100 savings if paid in full at the start of the series!

    4 CEU’s available for LCSW’s, MFT’s, LPCC’s and LEP’s for $25 per workshop

    (Your attendance is expected at each workshop & payment is required for the whole training.)

    Applications are available online at www.sciba.org

    For more information please contact:

    Jennifer York, LMFT, CBT (760) 525-6442 JenniferYorkLMFT@gmail.com

    Cost:

    $125 each workshop.

    Event Location:

    1767 Grand Ave., Suite #4, San Diego, CA 92109

    Registration Instructions:

    Mail Registration and Check to SCIBA c/o Jennifer York, 1767 Grand Ave., #4, San Diego, CA 92109

    Web Link for Registration:

    https://sciba.org/register-for-workshop

    CEU Information:

    The Southern California Institute for Bioenergetic Analysis (SCIBA) is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFT’s, LCSW’s, LPCC’s and / or LEP’s. SCIBA maintains responsibility for this program and its content; Approval #57012. Each workshop in this Relational Somatic Psychology Workshop Series meets the qualifica- tions of 4 hours of continuing education units for LMFT’s, LCSW’s, LPCC’s and / or LEP’s as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. One CEU certificate will be provided after completion of the entire program and all fees and evaluations have been submitted. Four CEU’s will be awarded for attendance during the presentation and experiential portions of each workshop day. Total possible CEU’s for attending all 8 workshops is 32 (CEU credit is not awarded for breaks and lunch break.)


    • 14 Feb 2020
    • 24 Aug 2020
    • 3 sessions
    • Berkeley, CA
    Touching Developmental Trauma™ NeuroAffective Touch® Foundation Training
    Presented By: Dr. Aline LaPierre

    Short Summary:
    The NeuroAffective Touch Foundation Training integrates the use of touch with psychodynamic psychotherapy to work with developmental, emotional, and relational trauma. We address the key somatic and touch skills necessary to work with attachment deficits and emotional traumas that cannot be reached by verbal means alone. The training is useful to mental health, somatic, and touch therapists who want to integrate the body-mind connection in the resolution of developmental distress and trauma.

    Event Description: TOUCHING DEVELOPMENTAL TRAUMA™ Healing the Relational Matrix

    Facilitator Bio:

    Dr. Aline LaPierre, PsyD, MFT, SEP, is the developer of NeuroAffective Touch® and Director of The NeuroAffective Touch Institute. She is the co-author of Healing Developmental Trauma, now published in 10 languages. Past faculty in the Somatic Doctoral Program at Santa Barbara Graduate Institute (2000-2010) Dr. LaPierre is Vice-President of the United States Association for Body Psychotherapy (USABP) and Deputy Editor of the International Body Psychotherapy Journal (IBPJ). She maintains a private practice in West Los Angeles.

    The training is offered in three 4-day modules.

    BERKELEY 2020
    Module 1 • February 14-17
    Module 2 • June 12-15
    Module 3 • August 21-24


    WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:

    Touch is at the foundation of relational experience, a vital bridge to body-mind integration. Scientific evidence shows that attuned touch is critically important for normal brain development and healthy emotional/cognitive maturation. Learn the language of the body at the nonverbal level, where we have all received our first imprints.

    MODULE 1 • Healing Our Deepest Core ― Nurturing Infant States

    • Learn to read and decode the body’s nonverbal language
    • Meet a client’s tender attachment needs without creating dependency
    • Develop and refine your palpation skills and touch intentions
    • Support coherence between mind and body
    • Connect with the implicit self and develop your body awareness
    • Legal & scope of practice issues

    MODULE 2 • Touching the Emotional Body

    • Apply interpersonal and affective neuroscience to address emotional shocks to the heart and viscera
    • Learn languaging to bring unconscious somatic patterns of protection, fear, and shame into conscious awareness
    • Learn to touch into the polyvagal and enteric nervous systems
    • Recognize and support the life force pulse and rhythms
    • Release the diaphragms that hold in emotion

    MODULE 3 • Renegotiating Hypervigilance and the Capacity for Social Engagement

    • Work with the face, eyes, and ears to help the ears stop listening for danger, and the eyes stop looking for threats
    • Open the throat for self-expression
    • Deconstruct somatic survival patterns of numbing, bracing, and collapse
    • Develop a relational treatment plan

    FOR THE FULL CURRICULUM

    https://neuroaffectivetouch.com/trainings/curriculum

    Cost: Early registration $870. Full tuition $945 per module

    Event Location:
    West Los Angeles NATouch Institute / Berkeley-Rudramandir

    CLICK AND REGISTER FOR THIS TRAINING

    CEU Information:

    24 CE credits are available for each 4-day module for a total of 72 CE credits for the complete Foundation Training. Your purchase of CE credits can be made directly from R. Cassidy Seminars after the completion of each module (you will receive an email with links to Cassidy).

    Cost is $30 per module (24 CE credits).

    For more details please go to: https://neuroaffectivetouch.com/trainings/ce-credits/


    • 4 Mar 2020
    • 2 Dec 2020
    • 10 sessions
    • Los Angeles, CA

    Weekly Group Objectives:

    This group is set up for you to have the time and space and community support for self-care, gaining insights about your circumstances and supporting positive change in all our lives.

    Description:

    We will use experiential exercises, movement, partner exercises, physical expression, energy work, guided breathwork, artistic expression, and Radical Aliveness group process work.

    This work can help people address addiction, resistance, trauma, relationships, a sense of belonging and in creating a life that brings more of their authentic self into it. Resulting in more resilience, empowerment, fulfillment and ability to affect change.

    Join us for fun, discovery, intensity, laughter, music, tears, pleasure, joy, movement, deep connection, delight, release, exploration, and growth.


    CORE Expressions Weekly Group Series

    A Gym for Your Soul. A Part of SoulWork LA.

    Who, What, When, Where:

    Starts: October 10, 2019   Ends: On-going

    Wednesday Nights, Weekly: 7-9 PM, Come early to sign in.

    Format: Open, Drop-in Group. Beginner to Advance.

    Fee: IT IS A Suggested Donation - $25 per group session.
    Give what you can. 

    Facilitated by: Liam Blume, CPRA

    Location. Flow Here:  1020 Cole Ave, Hollywood, CA 90038  [Suite 4181, 1st Floor]

    I’m Ready. Sign Me Up.


    Building Entrance:
    At the front door is an intercom system. There is a box outside - press the up or down arrow until you get to #4180A Center for Aliveness - and then push the bell button - that will ring through to the office intercom and we can buzz you in.

    Parking:
    You can find parking south of Romaine Street on Cole Ave or on Chuenga north of Romaine - or west of Cole Ave. Make sure you rea the parking signs - there are some spots that you can only park for 1 hour until after 6pm on weekdays and Saturday.

    Let us know you are coming. Please Register below.

    Guidelines for Group Attendance:

    • Confidentiality agreements are involved.
    • A willingness and spirit to apply the Radical Aliveness Principles in group.
    • Call or contact us for details on how to get started or to ask questions about the group.
    • You can also reserve your spot and donate for the group session using the forms below.
    • Please let us know each week if you are coming by emailing us right up until 15 minutes before arriving.
    • Space is limited to 15 people. Reserve your space below.
    • There are no dues or fees but we do have expenses.
    • A suggested $25 donation is requested.
      • If you can't meet that we only ask that you give what you can and don't not come because you are worried about not being able to give a full or small donation.

    Registration:

    Space is limited. So please let us know in advance you are coming. Let us know how often you will be coming: such as weekly, bi-weekly, monthly.

    Fill out the registry form below.

    Note, if you are new to this kind of work please reach out to Liam Blume for a brief interview before attending Group. This is powerful work, and we like to ensure participants are prepared for that journey. Please e-mail liam.b@soulworkla.com to schedule an appointment.


    I’m Ready. Sign Me Up.


    In The Deepest Expressions of Ourselves... We Transform and Go to New Places in Our Lives. ~ Liam Blume



    Liam Blume, CPRA

    • Founder of SoulWork LA
    • Somatic Practitioner providing BodyMind Therapy, Coaching and Leadership
    • Certified Radical Aliveness Practitioner
    • Group Counselor, Beit T'Shuvah Treatment Center
    • US Association for Body Psychotherapy Member, Marketing Director and Content Curator for Somatic Psychology and Body Psychotherapy Teaching and Training


    About Liam
    Liam bridges BodyMind Therapy, coaching and leadership development work together for dealing with life on the personal, interpersonal and systemic levels.

    Through SoulWork LA he brings his CORE Expressions Group techniques, Radical Aliveness Process Work and Breathworks Plus experiences to: individuals, couples, outpatient treatment, specialty workshops and other on-going groups.

    • 6 Mar 2020
    • (UTC-00:00)
    • 13 Sep 2020
    • (UTC+01:00)
    • 12 sessions
    • Dublin, Ireland

    SHORT SUMMARY:
    The Level I Training presents simple, body-oriented interventions for tracking, naming, and safely exploring trauma-related, somatic activation, creating new competencies and restoring a somatic sense of self.

    Level 1: Sensorimotor Psychotherapy - Affect Dysregulation, Survival Defenses, and Traumatic Memory

    Presented By: Jennifer Gardner MA, LICSW, CST, Esther Perez, MA LMFT

    Over 4 modules -

    Module 1 Start Date: Mar 06, 2020
    Module 1 End Date: Mar 08, 2020

    Module 2 Start Date: May 08, 2020
    Module 2 End Date: May 10, 2020

    Module 3 Start Date: Jun 26, 2020
    Module 3 End Date: Jun 28, 2020

    Module 4 Start Date: Sep 11, 2020
    Module 4 End Date: Sep 13, 2020


    EVENT DESCRIPTION:

    A high percentage of clients in outpatient treatment and a higher percentage of inpatients report histories of neglect, trauma, and/or attachment failure. In addition to being diagnosed with PTSD, this client population often presents as affectively dysregulated, chronically depressed, exhibiting symptoms of bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, and borderline or other personality disorders. Level I of The Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Training Program in Affect Regulation, Attachment, and Trauma equips therapists to better understand the symptoms and issues of these challenging client populations and to work with them in a more effective way. With a better understanding of the presenting problems of these clients and equipped with interventions that speak directly to how their issues are driven by the body and the nervous system, students will be able to directly impact the direction of treatment not only for these client populations but also in their practice settings.

    The Level I Training presents simple, body-oriented interventions for tracking, naming, and safely exploring trauma-related, somatic activation, creating new competencies and restoring a somatic sense of self. Students will learn effective, accessible interventions for identifying and working with disruptive somatic patterns, disturbed cognitive and emotional processing, and the fragmented sense of self experienced by so many traumatized individuals. Techniques are taught within a phase-oriented treatment approach, focusing first on stabilization and symptom reduction. Sensorimotor Psychotherapy can be easily and effectively integrated into psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, and EMDR-focused treatments.

    EVENT LOCATION:

    Dublin, Ireland 

    COST:

    £2700 plus a £500 deposit

    REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS:

    Contact: SPI Admissions, 3034473290, admissions@sensorimotor.org.

    Web Link for Registration

    https://www.sensorimotorpsychotherapy.org/s91300022/detail


    • 20 Mar 2020
    • 17 Apr 2020
    • 4 sessions
    • Online

    Shame and Aging: Healing the Shame of Aging in a Society that Worships Youth

    An online event - Live and Recorded
    Presented By: Sheila Rubin LMFT, RDT/BCT and Bret Lyon PhD, SEP

    We all go through it. No one is immune. And nothing produces more universal shame in our society than aging. Whereas many societies have deep respect for people as they age and see a vital role for elders, our society still worships youth. In this workshop, we will explore and learn to be more comfortable with our own aging process. And we will explore ways to help clients talk about, explore and heal their own shame around aging.

    Presenter Bio:
    Sheila Rubin and Bret Lyon are leading authorities on healing shame. They have co-led Healing Shame workshops for over a decade, in many cities in the U.S. and Canada, including Berkeley, New York, Montreal, Ottawa, and Victoria, BC. Both have trained in EFT with Sue Johnson and in AEDP with Diana Fosha.

    EVENT DETAILS:

    A Workshop for Therapists and Helping Professionals
    with Sheila Rubin, LMFT, RDT/BCT and Bret Lyon, PhD, SEP

    Online, using Zoom – Live and Recorded

    4 Fridays: March 20, 27, April 3 and 17 (No class April 10)

    10am–1:30pm Pacific Time

    $375 full price / $350 with full payment by February 14, 2020

    Special price for interns

    13 CE credits available (See website for details) - CAMFT CE provider #134393

    We all go through it. No one is immune. And nothing produces more universal shame in our society than aging. Whereas many societies have deep respect for people as they age and see a vital role for elders, our society still worships youth.

    In this workshop, we will explore and learn to be more comfortable with our own aging process. And we will explore ways to help clients talk about, explore and heal their own shame around aging.

    We will:

    • Discover ways to help clients become aware of the many messages they received and continue to receive about aging and body image from family and society.

    • Learn ways to help clients cope with the shame of not being able to do all that they once did.

    • Understand counter-shaming techniques to help ourselves and our clients find pride and joy in the new reality—seeing that there are real gains as well as losses in this new stage of life.

    • Work with the shame that can cause and result from sicknesses and injuries.

    • Identify challenges in being looked at as unimportant and “not up to par” by a youth-oriented society and the layers of shame that can occur.

    • Discover how to make the necessary adjustments so we can regain access to the life force and creativity that we still have in a grounded and embodied way.

    • Begin to shift and transform cultural stereotypes about aging by finding a reservoir of vitality, inner vision and clear action for the next phase of life, that may be hidden under shame!

    There is no prerequisite for this course. It can be taken by itself or as part of a sequence.

    TO REGISTER, please visit the Schedule page at www.HealingShame.com.

    For more information, call Sheila at 415-820-3974 or email Sheila@HealingShame.com.

    For details about our complete training program in Healing Shame, visit our website. You can also check out articles and free Healing Shame webinars.

    www.HealingShame.com

    The Center for Healing Shame is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for MFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs in California. Approved CE provider #134393. Berkeley and online courses meet the qualifications for 13 hours of continuing education credit. CE credits for PhDs and nurses licensed in California and PhDs, therapists and nurses licensed outside of California in the U.S. and Canada are available through the co-sponsorship of R. Cassidy Seminars. Please visit our website for details. The Center for Healing Shame maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

    CEU INFORMATION: 13 CE credits available - CAMFT Approved CE provider #134393 (See website for details.)

    Center for Healing Shame
    https://healingshame.com


    • 25 Mar 2020
    • 19 May 2020
    • 3 sessions
    • Various

    Embodiment Teacher Certification Training

    (Exceptions may be made for long-time RP students and people who have taken previous RP certification trainings.) This training includes the main Realization Process practices for embodied nondual awakening, as well as specific embodiment and gentle movement practices for attuning to fundamental consciousness within one’s whole body. These practices cultivate internal unity, balance, fluidity, presence and subtle energy within the body.

    As the embodiment of fundamental consciousness, we become both empty and present at the same time.   We know ourselves as the integration of awareness, emotion and physical sensation.  We perceive, understand, touch, move, and express ourselves with the whole breadth of our being.

    Participants will learn how to recognize and help people resolve chronic imbalances and tensions in the body that limit embodiment and the realization of fundamental consciousness. The training is also an opportunity to deepen your own embodiment and realization of nondual, fundamental consciousness.

    Note: The Realization Process Embodiment Teacher Certification Training will not be offered again until Fall, 2021 online and Spring, 2023 in person.

    Format: two five-day modules.  The first module is taught by senior Realization Process teachers in your choice of three locations and the second module is taught by Judith Blackstone in Woodstock, New York.

    Embodiment Teacher Training Part One options:

    • With Roma Hammel in Los Altos Hills, California, March 25-29, 2020

    For more information about Roma, click here

    To register for part one of the Embodiment training with Roma:

    roma@romahammel.comhttp://www.romahammel.com/

    • With Jon Hansen in Portland, Oregon, April 1-5, 2020

    For more information about Jon, click here

    To register for part one of the Embodiment training with Jon:

    jonhansen01@gmail.com,  http://www.jonfhansen.com

    • With Marcia Haarer and Christi Bemister in Ann Arbor, Michigan, April 4-8, 2020

    For more information about Marcia and Christi, click here

    To register for part one of the Embodiment training with Marcia and Christi:

    rpannarbor@gmail.com,  https://www.marciahaarer.com/events

    Part Two

    With Judith Blackstone in Woodstock, New York, May 15-19, 2020

    Arrangements for lodging, especially in Woodstock, should be made as soon as possible, as this is a popular tourist destination.  There are reasonably priced hotels and many airbnbs in the area.

    Registration for part one is a commitment to complete both parts of the training. 

    Certification:

    You will receive a certificate at the completion of the two five-day modules, authorizing you to use the Realization Process Embodiment practices professionally.

    Cost: $730 for each part ($530 if you are repeating the Realization Process Embodiment Teacher Training)

    Registration Process:

    To register, email your completed application to the teacher of your choice for part one of the training, Marcia and Christi, Jon or Roma. They will send you an invoice for your $400 deposit.  $200 will be applied toward each of the two parts of the training. Your deposit is refundable, minus a $50 cancellation fee, if you cancel up to two weeks before part one of the training.

    Note: The teacher certification trainings are for people who intend to teach the Realization Process or to integrate it into their current professional work. (Exceptions may be made for long-time RP students and people who have taken previous RP certification trainings.)  It is recommended that you experience the Realization Process practices, in a class or workshop, with Judith Blackstone or a certified Realization Process teacher, before registering for the training.

    Application: RP.Embodiment.Training.Application


    • 26 Mar 2020
    • (UTC+01:00)
    • 13 Sep 2020
    • (UTC+02:00)
    • 12 sessions
    • Ascona, Switzerland

    SHORT SUMMARY:
    The Level I Training presents simple, body-oriented interventions for tracking, naming, and safely exploring trauma-related, somatic activation, creating new competencies and restoring a somatic sense of self.

    Level 1: Sensorimotor Psychotherapy - Affect Dysregulation, Survival Defenses, and Traumatic Memory

    Presented By: Esther Perez, MA LMFT

    Over 3 modules -

    Module 1 Start Date: Mar 26, 2020
    Module 1 End Date: Mar 29, 2020

    Module 2 Start Date: May 07, 2020
    Module 2 End Date: May 10, 2020

    Module 3 Start Date: Sep 10, 2020
    Module 3 End Date: Sep 13, 2020


    EVENT DESCRIPTION:

    A high percentage of clients in outpatient treatment and a higher percentage of inpatients report histories of neglect, trauma, and/or attachment failure. In addition to being diagnosed with PTSD, this client population often presents as affectively dysregulated, chronically depressed, exhibiting symptoms of bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, and borderline or other personality disorders. Level I of The Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Training Program in Affect Regulation, Attachment, and Trauma equips therapists to better understand the symptoms and issues of these challenging client populations and to work with them in a more effective way. With a better understanding of the presenting problems of these clients and equipped with interventions that speak directly to how their issues are driven by the body and the nervous system, students will be able to directly impact the direction of treatment not only for these client populations but also in their practice settings.

    The Level I Training presents simple, body-oriented interventions for tracking, naming, and safely exploring trauma-related, somatic activation, creating new competencies and restoring a somatic sense of self. Students will learn effective, accessible interventions for identifying and working with disruptive somatic patterns, disturbed cognitive and emotional processing, and the fragmented sense of self experienced by so many traumatized individuals. Techniques are taught within a phase-oriented treatment approach, focusing first on stabilization and symptom reduction. Sensorimotor Psychotherapy can be easily and effectively integrated into psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, and EMDR-focused treatments.

    EVENT LOCATION: Ascona, Switzerland

    COST: 3,300 CHF

    REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS:

    Contact: SPI Admissions, 3034473290, admissions@sensorimotor.org.

    Web Link for Registration

    https://www.sensorimotorpsychotherapy.org/s91300022/detail


    • 27 Mar 2020
    • (UTC+01:00)
    • 28 Jun 2020
    • (UTC+02:00)
    • 12 sessions
    • Portland, Oregon

    SHORT SUMMARY:
    The Level I Training presents simple, body-oriented interventions for tracking, naming, and safely exploring trauma-related, somatic activation, creating new competencies and restoring a somatic sense of self.

    Level 1: Sensorimotor Psychotherapy - Affect Dysregulation, Survival Defenses, and Traumatic Memory

    Presented By: Rebeca Farca, LMFT, Kelley Callahan, PhD

    Over 4 modules -

    Module 1 Start Date: Mar 27, 2020
    Module 1 End Date: Mar 29, 2020

    Module 2 Start Date: Apr 24, 2020
    Module 2 End Date: Apr 26, 2020

    Module 3 Start Date: May 29, 2020
    Module 3 End Date: May 31 , 2020

    Module 3 Start Date: Jun 26, 2020
    Module 3 End Date: Jun 28 , 2020



    EVENT DESCRIPTION:

    A high percentage of clients in outpatient treatment and a higher percentage of inpatients report histories of neglect, trauma, and/or attachment failure. In addition to being diagnosed with PTSD, this client population often presents as affectively dysregulated, chronically depressed, exhibiting symptoms of bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, and borderline or other personality disorders. Level I of The Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Training Program in Affect Regulation, Attachment, and Trauma equips therapists to better understand the symptoms and issues of these challenging client populations and to work with them in a more effective way. With a better understanding of the presenting problems of these clients and equipped with interventions that speak directly to how their issues are driven by the body and the nervous system, students will be able to directly impact the direction of treatment not only for these client populations but also in their practice settings.

    The Level I Training presents simple, body-oriented interventions for tracking, naming, and safely exploring trauma-related, somatic activation, creating new competencies and restoring a somatic sense of self. Students will learn effective, accessible interventions for identifying and working with disruptive somatic patterns, disturbed cognitive and emotional processing, and the fragmented sense of self experienced by so many traumatized individuals. Techniques are taught within a phase-oriented treatment approach, focusing first on stabilization and symptom reduction. Sensorimotor Psychotherapy can be easily and effectively integrated into psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, and EMDR-focused treatments.

    EVENT LOCATION: Portland, Oregon

    COST: $3,200 USD

    REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS:

    Contact: SPI Admissions, 3034473290, admissions@sensorimotor.org.

    Web Link for Registration

    https://www.sensorimotorpsychotherapy.org/s91300022/detail


    • 2 Apr 2020
    • (UTC+02:00)
    • 5 Apr 2020
    • (UTC+02:00)
    • Milano, Italy

    Affect Dysregulation, Survival Defenses, and Traumatic Memory

    SHORT SUMMARY:
    This 80-hour training in Affect Regulation, Attachment, and Trauma equips therapists to make sense of the symptoms and issues of traumatized clients and to work with them in a more effective way. With a better understanding of how trauma is remembered and equipped with interventions that speak directly to how post-traumatic issues are driven by the body and the nervous system, you will discover new and deeper ways of helping clients resolve the traumatic past.

    Sensorimotor Psychotherapy: Level I Training
    Affect Dysregulation, Survival Defenses, and Traumatic Memory

    Presented By: Esther Perez, MA, LMFT
    Presented By: Kekuni Minton, PhD

    3 Modules: MARCH 5 - JUNE 7, 2020
    Module 1: Mar 05 To Mar 08, 2020
    Module 2: Apr 02 To Apr 05, 2020
    Module 3: Jun 04 To Jun 07, 2020

    EVENT DESCRIPTION:

    A high percentage of clients in outpatient treatment and a higher percentage of inpatients report histories of neglect, trauma, and/or attachment failure. In addition to being diagnosed with PTSD, this client population often presents as affectively dysregulated, chronically depressed, exhibiting symptoms of bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, and borderline or other personality disorders. Level I of The Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Training Program in Affect Regulation, Attachment, and Trauma equips therapists to better understand the symptoms and issues of these challenging client populations and to work with them in a more effective way. With a better understanding of the presenting problems of these clients and equipped with interventions that speak directly to how their issues are driven by the body and the nervous system, students will be able to directly impact the direction of treatment not only for these client populations but also in their practice settings.

    The Level I Training presents simple, body-oriented interventions for tracking, naming, and safely exploring trauma-related, somatic activation, creating new competencies and restoring a somatic sense of self. Students will learn effective, accessible interventions for identifying and working with disruptive somatic patterns, disturbed cognitive and emotional processing, and the fragmented sense of self experienced by so many traumatized individuals. Techniques are taught within a phase-oriented treatment approach, focusing first on stabilization and symptom reduction. Sensorimotor Psychotherapy can be easily and effectively integrated into psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, and EMDR-focused treatments.

    For all information pertaining to this training, please contact the SPI

    Organizer for Italy:
    Maria Puliatti info@psicosoma.eu

    EVENT LOCATION:

    Hotel Doria, Via Andrea Doria, 22 - 20124, Milano

    COST: 3,300 EUR

    REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS:

    For all information pertaining to this training, please contact the SPI Organizer for Italy: Maria Puliatti, info@psicosoma.eu

    Web Link for Registration

    http://www.psicosoma.eu/dodicesima-edizione-livello-I.htm


    • 2 Apr 2020
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Zoom
    Register

    Dr. Cynthia Price, Founder of The Center for Mindful Body Awareness in a USABP Spotlight Webinar Series Presents:

    The Use of Touch in Mindful Body Awareness Training: What Clinical Research Tells Us

    • This Workshop Comes with 2 CEU opportunities


    • Workshop Description

    • This workshop will focus on the use of touch in Mindful Awareness in Body-oriented Therapy (MABT), a mind-body approach designed to teach interoceptive skills for self- care and emotion regulation.  Multiple research studies, including large NIH-funded randomized controlled trials, have examined MABT feasibility, acceptability, efficacy and therapeutic processes. We will discuss how touch is used to promote body/interoceptive awareness; the acceptability and safety of touch; research findings based on experience working with underserved populations, and people living with serious and co-occurring conditions such as PTSD, chronic pain, and chemical dependency. This workshop will also touch on the education and therapeutic skills important for therapists interested in learning this work.


    • Main Points of Workshop

    • The therapeutic processes involved in Mindful Body Awareness in Body-oriented Therapy (MABT) will be explained
    • Interoceptive Awareness will be defined
    • The role of touch, both by therapist and by client, for learning body/interoceptive awareness skills will be described
    • Research findings related to MABT studies, particularly related to the training of interoceptive awareness skills, will be reviewed.
    • An overview of the training offered by the Center for Mindful Body Awareness to support therapist skills in teaching these skills will be addressed.

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    • Agenda

      0 - 5 minutes:  Interview with Presenter

      5- 15 minutes: Presenter talks more about background and development of MABT

      15-30:  Presenter talks about touch, role of touch in learning interoceptive skills, provides clinical examples and challenges (case vignettes).

      30 – 50:  Presentation of research and findings, specifically focused on skill acquisition (interoceptive awareness), safety, and acceptability.

      50 – 60: Classes through Center for therapists interested – how therapist trainings are organized.

      60 – 85:  Q & A


    • Learning Objectives

    • Describe key process of MABT approach
    • Define Interoceptive Awareness
    • Describe key research findings associated with MABT research
    • Explain how interoceptive awareness training may facilitate well-being
    • Participants will learn:

    • About the MABT approach
    • About research involving the use of touch for mental health
    • About the safety, acceptability and effectiveness of touch based on research findings
    • About the Center professional training opportunities


    Presenter Information

    Cynthia Price, PhD MA LMT
    Licensed Massage Therapist in WA State (expires 8-31-20)
    Seattle, WA 98185

    Job Description: Research Professor, University of Washington, Department of Biobehavioral Nursing; Director, Center for Mindful Body Awareness

    Presenter Bio

    Cynthia Price, PhD MA LMT is a Research Professor at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA, USA.  Her other professional roles include: Research Director of the UW Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, and Director of the Center for Mindful Body Awareness.  Cynthia studies a mind-body therapy she developed called Mindful Awareness in Body-oriented Therapy (MABT). The MABT approach includes psychoeducation, mindfulness and touch to teach interoceptive awareness skills for self-care and emotion regulation.  Her clinical and research expertise is primarily focused on community-based research to improve health and well-being among people who are typically disconnected from their bodies due to trauma, chemical dependency, chronic pain, or other life stressors. She trains clinicians in MABT through the Center for Mindful Body Awareness.

    Resumes / Curriculum Vitas

     

    Education

    2004          Ph.D.   Nursing Science, University of Washington, Seattle, WA.

    1990          M.A.    Counseling-Psychology, Lesley College, Cambridge, MA.

    1985-86    Homebirth Midwife Apprenticeship, Concord Midwives, Concord, NH.

    1982          B.A.     Health Care Studies, Antioch University West, San Francisco, CA.

            (1978-1980 student at Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT)

    1981         Massage Training, Heartwood Holistic Health Institute, Santa Cruz, CA.

            

    Fellowships/Traineeships

    4/2019  Trainee, NIDA-funded Innovation to Impact Entrepreneurship Training Program for Substance Abuse Researchers at Yale University School of Medicine.

    9/ 2006- 8/ 2007   Post-doctoral Fellow, Puget Sound Veterans Medical Center Trainee, UW School of Nursing NIDA Research Training Grant # T32 DA0725713.

    9/ 2004- 8/ 2005   Post-doctoral Fellow, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute Trainee, UW School of Nursing NIDA Research Training Grant  # T32 DA0725713.

    9/ 2002- 6/ 2004   Pre-doctoral Fellow, Individual National Research Service Award (NRSA), NCCAM #F31 AT01053.

    9/ 1999- 8/ 2002   Pre-doctoral Fellow, UW School of Nursing NINR Biobehavioral                                                   Research Training Grant  #T32 NR07106.

     

    Publications (Selected Peer-Reviewed)

    1.     Price, C., Thompson, E., Crowell, S., Pike, K. (2019) Longitudinal effects of interoceptive awareness training through Mindful Awareness in Body-oriented Therapy (MABT) as an adjunct to women's substance use disorder treatment: A randomized controlled trial.  Journal of Drug and Alcohol Dependence,

    2.     Price, C., Crowell, S., Pike, K., Cheng, S., Puzia, M., Thompson, E. (2018). Psychological and Autonomic Correlates of Emotion Dysregulation Among Women in Substance Use Disorder Treatment. Substance Use and Misuse, doi.org./10.1080/10826084.2018.1508297.

    3.     Price, C., Thompson, E., Crowell, S., Pike, K., Cheng, S., Parent, S., Hooven, C. (2018). Immediate Effects of Mindful Awareness in Body-oriented Therapy (MABT) for Women in Substance Use Disorder Treatment: Improved Interoceptive Awareness and Emotion Regulation Indices. Substance Use Journal, doi10.1080/10826084.2018.1508297.

    4.     Price, C. & Hooven. C. (2018). Interoceptive Awareness Skills for Emotion Regulation: Theory and Approach of Mindful Awareness in Body-oriented Therapy (MABT). Frontiers in Psychology, 9:798. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2018.00798.

     

    5.     Price, C., Thompson, E., Cheng, S. (2017). Scale of Body Connection: A Multi-Sample Construct Validation Study. PlosOne.,12(10): e0184757. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal. pone.0184757.

    6.     Crowell, S., Price, C., Puzia, M., & Cheng, C. (2017). Emotion Dysregulation and Autonomic Responses to Film, Rumination, and Body Awareness: Extending Psychophysiological Research to a Naturalistic Clinical Setting and a Chemically Dependent Female Sample. Psychophysiology, 54(7). 713-723.

    7.     Carvalheira, A , Price, C., Neves, C.  (2017). Body Awareness and Bodily Dissociation Among Those With and Without Sexual Difficulties: Differentiation Using The Scale of Body Connection (SBC). Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy, epub ahead of print, March 1: 1-10.

     

    8.     Price, C. & Mehling, W. (2016).  Body Awareness and Pain. Chapter In: Thompson, D. & Brooks, M. (Eds.) Integrative Pain Management. HandSpring, Scotland.

    9.     Price, C. & Crowell, S. (2016). Respiratory Sinus Arrhythmia as a Potential Measure in Substance Use Treatment-Outcome Studies.  Addiction, 111(4): 615-625.

    10.  Price, C. & Smith-DiJulio, K. (2016). Interoceptive Awareness is Important for Relapse Prevention: Perceptions of Women who Received Mindful Body Awareness in Substance Use Disorder Treatment.  Journal of Addictions Nursing, 27 (1): 32-8.

    11.  Farb, N., Daubenmier, J., Price, C., Gard, T., Kerr, C., Dunn, B., Klein, A., Paulus, M., Mehling, W. (2015). Interoception, Contemplation, and Health. Frontiers in Psychology, 6:763.

    12.  Price, C. & Herting, J. (2013). Changes in Post -Traumatic Stress Symptoms Among Women in Substance Use Disorder Treatment: The Mediating Role of Bodily Dissociation and Emotion Regulation. Substance Abuse: Research and Treatment, 7: 147-153.

    13.  Mehling, W., Daubenmier, J., Price, C., Acree, M., Bartmess, E., Stewart, A. (2013). Self-Reported Interoceptive Awareness in Primary Care Patients with Past or Current Low Back Pain. Journal of Pain Research, 6:403-18.

    14.  Price, C., Taibi, D., Smith Di-Julio, K., Voss, J. (2013). Developing Compassionate Self-Care Skills in Persons Living with HIV: a Pilot Study to Examine Mindful Awareness in Body-oriented Therapy Feasibility and Acceptability. International Journal of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, 6(2): 1-11.

    15.  Mehling, W., Price, C., Daubenmier, J., Acree, M., Bartmess, E., Stewart, A.  (2012). The Multidimensional Assessment of Interoceptive Awareness (MAIA). PLoS One, 7(11): e48230. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0048230. PMID: 23133619.

    16.  Price, C., Wells, E., Donovan, D., Brooks, M.  (2012).  Implementation and Acceptability of Mindful Awareness in Body-oriented Therapy in Women's Substance Disorder Treatment.  Alternative Therapies in Complementary and Alternative Medicine,18(5): 1-9.

     

    17.  Price, C., Wells, E., Donovan, D., Rue, T.  (2012). Mindful Awareness in Body-oriented Therapy as an Adjunct to Women's Substance Use Disorder Treatment:  A Pilot Feasibility Study.  Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 43: 94-107.

     

    18.  Price, C., Krycka, K., Breitenbucher,T., Brown, N. (2011). Perceived Helpfulness and Unfolding Processes in Body-oriented Therapy Practice.  The Indo-Pacific Journal of Phenomenology, 11(2):1-15. ISSN: 1445-7377.

     

    19.  Mehling, W., Wrubel, J.,Daubenmier, J., Price, C., Kerr, C., Silow, T., Gopisetty, V., Stewart, A. (2011). Body Awareness: A Phenomenological Inquiry into the Common Ground of Mind-body Therapies. Philosophy, Ethics and Humanities in Medicine, 6(6): 1-12. doi:10.1186/1747-5341-6-6.

    20.  Price, C., & Thompson, EA. (2007).  Measuring Dimensions of Body Connection:  Body Awareness and Bodily Dissociation.  Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 13(9):945-954.

     

    21.  Price, C., McBride, B., Hyerle, L., Kivlahan, D. (2007).  Body-oriented Psychotherapy for Female Veterans with PTSD Taking Prescription Analgesics for Chronic Pain: A Feasibility Study.  Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine, 13(6):32-43.

    22.  Price, C. (2007).  Dissociation Reduction in Body Therapy during Sexual Abuse Recovery.  Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice, 13: 116-128.

    23.  Blackburn, J. & Price, C. (2007).  Implications of Presence in Manual Therapy.  Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, 11: 68 - 77.

    24.  Price, C. (2006).  Body-Oriented Therapy in Sexual Abuse Recovery:  A Pilot-Test Comparison.  Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, 10: 58-64.

    Presentations (Selected Recent Webinars, Podcasts, Clinical and Scientific Conferences) 

    2019                     Invited Co-Chair and Presenter, Blueprint Meeting on Interoception, National Institutes for Health (NIH).  Bethesda, MD.

    Invited presenter for webinar series, Reducing Relapse Risk by Increasing Body Awareness Skills: Practical Tips and Research Findings for Clinicians Who Work in Substance Use Disorder Treatment, Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network (ATTC), Seattle, WA. 

    Invited Keynote on Mindful Body Awareness in Massage therapy, Oregon American Massage Therapy Association Annual Convention. Portland, OR.

    2018                     Presenter on Mindful Body Awareness for Women in Chemical Dependency Treatment, USABP Conference, Santa Barbara, CA.

    Invited speaker, Continuing Education Event for Substance Use Therapists, Acadia Healthcare, Seattle WA.

    2017                     Invited presenter, Interoceptive Awareness Training Facilitates Emotion Regulation Among Women in Substance Use Disorder Treatment. Magee-Women’s Research Institute Work-in-Progress Seminar Series. Pittsburgh, PA.

                                

    Invited speaker on Interoception and Mindful Awareness in Body-oriented Therapy, Palmer School of Chiropractic. San Jose, CA. 

                                 Invited presentation on Mindful Awareness in Body-oriented Therapy, Mindful Families, Schools & Communities Research Meeting, UW Center for Child and Family Well-being. Seattle, WA.

    2016                     Invited Podcast, How the Mindful Body Awareness Heals. On: Liberated Body

    Presentation. Teaching Interoceptive Awareness: The Processes, Individualized Approach, and Role of Touch in Training.  The International Symposium for Contemplative Studies, The Mind and Life Institute. San Diego, CA.   

    Bibliography

    Khalsa, S., et al. (2018).  Interoception and Mental Health: A roadmap. Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive neuroscience and neuroimaging, 3 (6): 501-513.

    Farb, N., et al., (2015). Interoception, Contemplation, and Health. Frontiers in Psychology, 6:763.

    Mahler, Kelly (2015).  Interoception: The Eight Sensory System. AAPC Publishing, Lenexa, Kansas

    Craig, A.D. (Bud). (2014). How do you feel? An interoceptive moment with your neurobiological self. Princeton University Press.

    Mehling, W., et al. (2012). The Multidimensional Assessment of Interoceptive Awareness (MAIA). PLoS One, 7(11): e48230.

    Cameron, O. (2001).  Interoception: the inside story – a model for psychosomatic processes. Psychosomatic Medicine, 63: 697-710.


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    • 3 Apr 2020
    • 7 Jun 2020
    • 3 sessions
    • Oakland, CA

    The Hakomi Character Map

    SHORT SUMMARY:

    The Hakomi Character Map training details a complete set of character strategies—patterns of behavior, feeling and cognition that determine much of what happens in our internal and external lives. Many of the most difficult issues we confront in our personal and professional lives are linked to the unconscious strategies that keep us feeling stuck, small, afraid, and unlovable, to name a few.

    Presented by: Shirley Bar-Dvir, MA, LMFT

    Dates

    April 3-5,

    May 1-3,

    June 5-7, 2020

    Times Friday 12:30-5:00, Saturday 9:30-5:00, Sunday 9:30-5:00

    The Hakomi Character Map training details a complete set of character strategies—patterns of behavior, feeling and cognition that determine much of what happens in our internal and external lives. Many of the most difficult issues we confront in our personal and professional lives are linked to the unconscious strategies that keep us feeling stuck, small, afraid, and unlovable, to name a few.

    Changing these patterns is possible through awareness, practice and experience. The Hakomi Character Map offers a kind of precision in accurately recognizing the patterns. In addition to detailing the character map, this training will provide practical Hakomi tools to allow for deep and permanent shifts within the psyche.

    Identifying these patterns and learning how to work with them, offers psychotherapists and other helping professionals a guide to the essential issues of human growth and change.

    What You Will Learn

    This training will support you to recognize commonly encountered character strategies/patterns through lecture, demonstrations and experiential exercises. For each type we will explore:

    Etiology/developmental causes

    Underlying emotional world and core beliefs

    Body language and postures

    The visceral feel of each strategy from inside the experience

    Strengths and positive qualities

    Relational habits, trances and projections

    How to apply specific Hakomi interventions for each strategy

    From the Instructors

    How we respond to life is a complex weave of emotions and beliefs often rooted in what we have learned at each developmental milestone. The experiences of early childhood shape our minds and bodies in unique yet collectively recognizable patterns. The purpose of this training is to provide the opportunity to learn, by "walking in another's shoes." We will understand the developmental journey as we uncover the universal responses to how we are attached, loved, received, related to in our lives. This training will give you a deep understanding of people’s actions towards and feelings about themselves and others. The method of study is powerful, imaginative and accessible.

    For Whom:

    Anyone interested in personal and spiritual growth or improving effectiveness with clients, including:

    Psychotherapists, psychotherapy students and interns

    Coaches and other helping professionals

    Body workers and somatic coaches

    Health practitioners

    Spiritual counselors

    Presenter Bio: Shirley Bar-Dvir, MA, LMFT (LMFT #44258) is a certified Hakomi Therapist and Teacher and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Shirley earned her BA in Social Work from Haifa University in Israel and her MA in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology from John F. Kennedy University in California. She has been practicing psychotherapy since 1997, seeing families, children, couples and individuals. Shirley’s clinical theoretical background is in psychodynamics, attachment, EMDR, Sensorimotor Trauma work, Enneagram, family therapy and CranioSacral therapy. In addition to teaching Hakomi in California, Shirley also practiced, supervised and taught Hakomi in Israel as a member of the “Hakomi Israel” team, and currently teaches and supervises at John F. Kennedy University. Spiritual practice and deep meditation support her healing work and source her teaching. Shirley maintains a private practice at Anam Cara Therapy Center in Berkeley CA.

    EVENT LOCATION: Temple Dara 4920 Telegraph Avenue, 3rd floor Oakland, CA 94609

    COST: Early Enrollment: $1,550 by February 21, 2020; $1,750 thereafter Repeat Tuiton: $875 (If you have previously taken "The Hakomi Character Map" or "Responding to Life" offered by the Hakomi Institute of CA, use discount code HCM-RS-E when registering before February 22, 2020. After February 22, use discount code HCM-RS-R.)

    REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS: Registration deadline: March 26, 2020

    REGISTER HERE: https://www.hakomica.org/14-professional-training/282-hakomi-character-map-4-3-2020

    CEU INFORMATION:

    Psychotherapists: This course meets the qualifications for 15.5 hours of continuing education credit per weekend (46.5 hours total) for MFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. CE approval agency CAMFT. Provider number: 82187. To receive CE credit for a given weekend, participants must attend the entire weekend, sign in and out each day, and sign a completed evaluation form. psycholigistCEULogoPsychologists: You will earn 46.5 CE credits (15.5 credits per weekend). CE credits for psychologists are provided by the Spiritual Competency Resource Center (SCRC) which is co-sponsoring this program. The Spiritual Competency Resource Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Spiritual Competency Resource Center maintains responsibility for this program and its content. For questions about receiving your Certificate of Attendance, contact our administrator at contact@HakomiCA.org. For questions about CE, visit www.spiritualcompetency.com or contact David Lukoff, PhD at CE@spiritualcompetency.com

    Member Name: Laurie Adato

    Organization Name: Hakomi Institute

    Email: hakomi.office@gmail.com

    Phone Number: (303) 499-6699

    Organization Website: https://hakomiinstitute.com/


    • 16 Apr 2020
    • 19 Apr 2020
    • Stony Point, NY

    Pilgrim SoULL - Weekend 1

    The Nature of Being Human

    SHORT SUMMARY: Through direct teaching and experiences, students will learn to see spiritual, energetic and somatic experience as deeply, inevitably connected, and discover the continuity of life within the body and psyche. They will learn to recognize patterns within this movement, which include the Vertical Pulse, the Allometric Wave, the Circular Pulse and the Radial Pulse. Students will link these insights to existing developmental theories within somatic psychology, especially Neo-Reichian theories.

    Presented by: Jeanne Denney, Director, School of Unusual Life Learning (SoULL)

    EVENT DESCRIPTION: The School of Unusual Life Learning (SoULL) is a multi-level somatically focused program about human life which helps you take your own life and work to a new level of depth and presence. SoULL’s primary task is to connect human helpers, healers and creatives with wisdom teachings sourced from the natural world so that they first recognize themselves and others as natural and find radical applications of this awareness. We live in much greater separation from Nature in our time than any other time in history. We seldom recognize ourselves as being actually a part of it. We fear change and death to extraordinary degrees, and resist the natural changes of our bodies, psyches or relationships. SoULL is a remedy for this distress that powerfully changes student’s outlooks on their own life and how professionals approach their human service work.

    Pilgrim SoULL is a 100+ hour program that runs (generally) from spring to fall. A primary goal of Pilgrim SoULL is to teach students to recognize the deep, energetic patterns within the life of the human being regardless of culture or race. It teaches how life energy naturally shapes us through every stage of bodily life, including its end. I call this our common human “Life Language”. It presents radical insights, not only on individual human life, but on relationships, community, and the deep, intrinsic connection between them. In its essence, Pilgrim SoULL is an initiation which teaches about birth, death, all that is between and after, the body, energy, how we grow, change, connect, release, die and love.

    Level 1 takes place over three residential weekends with distance learning and group dialogue in between.

    THE FIRST RESIDENTIAL WEEKEND IS CALLED "THE NATURE OF BEING HUMAN”

    You may attend Weekend 1 without committing to the Full Program.

    For more information about SoULL, Pilgrim SoULL, and other SoULL events, please visit: https://www.jeannedenney.com/the-school

    Presenter Bio: Jeanne Denney is a transpersonal and somatic psychotherapist, educator, a hospice worker, healer, and author of The Effects of Compassionate Presence on the Dying. She works in many venues to help people fearlessly embrace a life which includes aging and dying. Jeanne has spent years at bedsides, contributed pioneering ideas to somatic psychology, death and grief work, and been deeply involved with creating the Art of Dying projects in New York City. Her insights on energy and the body through aging, illness, and dying are derived from a wide lens of human experience and deep understanding of our mortal journey. Visit www.jeannedenney.com for more on Jeanne's work.

    EVENT LOCATION: Stony Point Center, Stony Point, NY

    COST: Early Bird Registration before March 7, 2020: $750. After March 7: $850

    REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS: We request you secure your spot and pay in full by March 15, 2020

    REGISTER HERE: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1oRuxultzKAxi-0XybqDvgHdNRoDlp02GJhxURr27do8/prefill


    • 18 Apr 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Kentfield, California

    Singing Body with Dohee Lee

    Presented By: Tamalpa Institute

    Facilitated By: Dohee Lee
    Dohee Lee, RSME studied Korean dance, music, percussion and vocals at the master level in Korea, and trained at Tamalpa. Lee founded the Puri Project in 2004 and has performed in venues and festivals around the world, collaborated with leading artists and has received numerous awards including Guggenheim fellowship, Herb Alpart, Doris Duke Impact Award, Creative Capital and the Isadora Duncan Special Award honoring Outstanding Achievement. Artist residencies include the Oakland Asian Cultural Center, the Watermill Center in New York with the Degenerate Art Ensemble, the Headlands Center for the Arts, the Paul Dresher Artist Residency Center, and the Montalvo Arts Center. In 2010, she appeared at Carnegie Hall with Kronos Quartet, performing her original composition, Sinawi and at Teatro Municipal de Lima in Peru with Pauchi Sasaki and Collective in “MURU”.


    Event Start Date and Time: Apr 18, 2020 10:00 AM

    Event End Date and Time: Apr 18, 2020 05:00 PM

    Short Summary:

    Through breath and rhythm, we tune our body instruments and free or voices to explore sounds, songs, and movement. Explore sound through Dohee Lee’s expansive range of vocal techniques to create a mystical and universal language. This workshop expands participants’ vocabularies with feelings, energies, memories, and stories to create new art.

    Event Description:

    This workshop pulls from Dohee Lee’s training and practice in Korean Shamanism and performative ritual by utilizing techniques that connect to voice, body, heartbeat and spirit. How we tune our bodies through sound, movement and rhythm, guides us to navigate and delve deeper into our individual and collective roots, cultural heritages, natural environments and social consciousness.

    Through Lee’s expansive range of vocal techniques, along with rhythms, we will explore sound to create a mystical and universal language. With the tools of breath and rhythm, we tune our body instrument and free our voices to activate sounds, songs and movement. This workshop expands participants’ expressive vocabularies of feelings, energies, memories and stories from the current time to the past ancestral time to merge together and create a new art practice.

    This daylong workshop is designed for everyone. No previous experience in dance/art/singing needed. Art materials provided.

    Cost: $100

    Event Location:

    Mountain Home Studio, Kentfield, California
    15 Ravine Way Kentfield, CA 94904

    Registration Instructions:
    Visit website link or call (415) 457-8555

    Web Link for Registration:
    https://www.tamalpa.org/calendar/singing-body-with-dohee-lee-2/

    CEU Information:

    Pre-registration required to receive CEU-s. Provider #: 75903. This course meets the qualifications for 6 hours or continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCS, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. For additional information about CEUs for this course contact us at info@tamalapa.org or call 415-457-8555. CEU’s will cost $31 for this workshop **A 4% Service Fee is INCLUDED in all PayPal and Credit Card transactions

    Email: admin@tamalpa.org

    Tamalpa Institute

    https://www.tamalpa.org

    Phone Number:

    (415) 457-8555


    • 23 Apr 2020
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Zoom
    Register

    USABP Spotlight Webinar Series and the Hakomi Institute Present...

    From Trauma to Dharma. A Hakomi Approach to Soma-Spiritual Trauma Resolution

    Presented by Manuela Mischke-Reeds

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    • 25 Apr 2020
    • 26 Apr 2020
    • Chicago, IL

    Radical Aliveness Introductory Workshop

    SHORT SUMMARY:

    Join us for a weekend workshop of deep personal exploration that will lead to an increased ability to handle powerful emotions, conflicts and challenging situations that arise with clients or in life.

    Presented by: Ami Isett

    April 25 - 26, 2020

    Apr 25, 2020 - 10:00 AM to 06:00 PM

    Apr 26, 2020 - 10:00 AM t0 05:00 PM

    EVENT DESCRIPTION:

    The Radical Aliveness process is where there is space for all that you are and all that you feel. We’ll help you confront old patterns and shed light on the unconscious behaviors that sabotage you from the very things you say that you want. If you desire true change in your life, come and experience yourself in a way you never have before.

    You will work on your relationship with yourself and explore relating to others in radically alive ways. You will have the opportunity to find what stands in the way of your full potential for life. And the best part is, you will experience the goodness and essence that lives beyond your most destructive patterns and expand your ability to meet the complex and multifaceted world in ways that benefit all.

    This workshop is fun and cathartic and will help you open in fresh and profound ways. Deep individual work balances with dynamic group processing for a weekend of connection, excitement and learning.

    Presenter Bio: Ami Isett is a Certified Radical Aliveness and Core Energetics Practitioner. She brings her passion and skills around movement and body awareness to all of her somatic release and expression practices. Her deep compassion, intuitive abilities and big heart, help create safe spaces where transformation and real change can happen. She has a private practice in Evanston, IL serving the Chicagoland area and online, around the country, for the past 12 years. Ami sees clients individually, in couples, groups and leads workshops.

    Visit coreenergeticschicago.com for more information or contact her directly at amieisett@gmail.com and 773-531-3761 for more information.

    EVENT LOCATION: 1261 Loyola Ave. Chicago, IL 60626

    COST: $250

    REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS:

    Please complete the registration form at the registration link. If you are new to this work, a brief phone interview is required. For more information contact, Christina@RadicalAliveness.Org

    REGISTER HERE:

    https://radicalaliveness.org/event/introduction-to-radical-aliveness-chicago/

    CEU INFORMATION:

    This course meets the qualifications for 12-13 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Please see our website for our refund/cancellation policy; instructions for requesting accommodations for special needs; and our grievance policy.

    Member Name: Christina Oliver

    Organization Name: Radical Aliveness Institute

    Email: christina@radicalaliveness.org

    Phone Number: (310) 751-0606

    Organization Website: https://radicalaliveness.org/


    • 25 Apr 2020
    • 26 Apr 2020
    • Austin TX

    Mindfulness and the Body – An Introduction to Hakomi Mindful Somatic Psychology


    SHORT SUMMARY:

    IN THIS WORKSHOP YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO CULTIVATE AND UTILIZE A CLIENT’S MINDFUL AWARENESS OF THEIR PHYSICAL AND EMOTIONAL EXPERIENCES IN ORDER TO OFFER DEEPER FREEDOM FROM INGRAINED PATTERNS AND LIMITING BELIEFS.

    Presented by: Gregory Gaiser, PC, CHT

    Apr 25, 2020, 10:00 AM to 06:00 PM
    Apr 26, 2020, 10:00 AM - 04:30 PM

    EVENT DESCRIPTION:

    IN THIS WORKSHOP YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO CULTIVATE AND UTILIZE A CLIENT’S MINDFUL AWARENESS OF THEIR PHYSICAL AND EMOTIONAL EXPERIENCES IN ORDER TO OFFER DEEPER FREEDOM FROM INGRAINED PATTERNS AND LIMITING BELIEFS.

    Hakomi is sometimes referred to as ‘Body-Centered Therapy” and indeed our founder, Ron Kurtz’s first book was entitled The Body Reveals (written with Rolfer Hector Prestera). In Hakomi we study how the body’s structure and patterns become a powerful doorway to unconscious core material, including the hidden core beliefs that shape our lives, relationships, and self-images.

    Or to put it differently, and in the words of another pioneer of somatic work, Moshe’ Feldenkrais, “When you know what you are doing, then you can do what you want.” Our job as Hakomi practitioners is to help folks know what they are unconsciously doing.

    Specifically, in this workshop we will study structure, posture, holding patterns and blocks, gestures and impulses as encoded in the nervous system (implicit memories).

    By working with direct experience, Hakomi methods quickly access core material, allowing it to emerge safely into consciousness. Once conscious, it can be re-evaluated, and where appropriate, powerfully transformed. New possibilities can be explored and integrated, helping

    the individual to build a more satisfying and effective life.

    Hakomi Mindful Somatic Psychology combines the Eastern traditions of mindfulness and non-violence with a unique, highly effective methodology utilized by psychotherapists, pastoral counselors, movement therapists, art therapists, coaches, social workers and somatic educators.

    Presenter Bio: Gregory is a Hakomi veteran of nearly 40 years. Originally trained in massage therapy, Gregory has always been inspired by conscious, embodied living. He has also maintained an avid interest in the many developments in the field of body psychology, including recent advances in neuroscience. His training in Buddhist meditation is an important influence both as a clinician and as a pastoral counselor. Gregory has taught traditional Hakomi and Resolving Trauma Through the Body classes in the U.S., Europe, Canada, New Zealand and Japan since the early 1990s. He also co-designed and taught a graduate level course at Boulder College of Massage Therapy specializing in massage therapy for trauma survivors. He has taught the body psychology classes at Lauterstein-Conway School of Massage in Austin, TX. His true passion is assisting people to live embodied, purposeful and spiritually connected lives. This passion extends into his group work which fosters a sense of healthy community in all kinds of groups, from families to businesses. He currently resides in Austin, Texas.

    EVENT LOCATION:
    Sol Healing and Wellness Center
    13805 Ann Pl
    Austin , TX 78728

    COST: $260

    REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS: Send your name, email address and mobile number to hakomisouthwest@gmail.com

    REGISTER HERE: https://hakomiinstitutesouthwest.com/event/mindfulness-and-the-body-an-introduction-to-hakomi/

    CEU INFORMATION: 12 CE Credits available for LPCs, MFTs, and MSWs

    Member Name: Laurie Adato

    Organization Name: Hakomi Institute

    Email: hakomi.office@gmail.com

    Phone Number: (303) 499-6699

    Organization Website: https://hakomiinstitute.com/


    • 29 Apr 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
    • Los Angeles, CA

    Integral Somatic Psychology One Day Demonstration - Los Angeles, CA

    This demo is inconjunction with the following few days Trauma, Development, and Attachment Workshop. See more below.

    How to work with the effect of trauma on development and attachment with greater efficiency through emotional embodiment and inter-personal resonance

    SHORT SUMMARY: The workshop will demonstrate how to improve outcomes and shorten treatment times in working with attachment issues through: 1) a differentiated understanding of how developmental and shock trauma can affect developmental tasks in stages of early childhood development (existence, need, autonomy) and cause variations in a person’s attachment style (avoidant, ambivalent, disorganized); and 2) the tools of emotional embodiment and inter-personal resonance from Integral Somatic Psychology™ (ISP™).

    Presented by: Dr. Raja Selvam

    EVENT DESCRIPTION: The workshop is offered in one 3-day workshop. Optional demonstration day offered ahead of workshop (April 29).

    WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:

    How an insecure attachment style (avoidant, ambivalent, or disorganized) shows up as specific adulthood difficulties depends on the stage of childhood in which the developmental or shock traumas affected our relational capacities and the specific developmental tasks affected in that stage of development.

    This three-day workshop will describe and demonstrate how to work with adult relationship difficulties differentiated in terms of attachment styles and various developmental tasks in at least three early stages of development using clinical strategies of inter-personal resonance and emotional embodiment from Integral Somatic Psychology™ (ISP™), a modality based partly on emerging paradigms of embodied cognition and emotion in cognitive neuroscience and psychology.

    • Learn to work with avoidant, ambivalent, and disorganized styles of insecure attachment and their variations that are often in the form implicit sensorimotor emotional memories through emotional embodiment and inter-personal resonance.

    • Learn to identify and work with the different developmental tasks or functions in at least three early stages of childhood development (existence, need, and autonomy) the wounding of which by developmental and shock traumas determine specific vulnerabilities driving the insecure attachment styles.

    • Learn how to access and work with a wider range of emotions especially sensorimotor emotions in relation to attachment and relationship from the very first session with a client.

    • Learn how to help clients work through and develop a greater capacity for extremely difficult emotional experiences having to do with attachment and relationship faster by using the body as container and regulator.

    • Learn how to improve your ability to regulate your client emotionally through embodied attunement, a very important component of effective attachment work, through specific skills of inter-personal resonance.

    • Learn about how the emerging paradigms of embodied cognition and emotion in cognitive neuroscience and psychology can help improve outcomes and shorten treatment times in all therapies including body-oriented modalities such as Somatic Experiencing® (SE™) and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy®, through embodiment of a greater range of emotions from the very first session with clients.

    In the three-day workshop, Dr. Raja Selvam will cover all of the above topics. The format of the workshop will be lectures, live demonstrations with workshop participants (at least two per day), questions and answers, and short, guided dyadic and group exercises to make the workshop experiential for the participants as well as to manage activation among them. To impart as much knowledge as possible during the short three-day workshop and to accommodate participants with varying levels of expertise, there will be no lengthy practice sessions among participants.

    FOR THE FULL CURRICULUM - https://integralsomaticpsychology.com/trauma-development-attachment/

    Presenter Bio: Dr. Raja Selvam, PhD, a licensed clinical psychologist (California license number PSY30233), is the developer of Integral Somatic Psychology™ (ISP™) taught in nearly twenty countries in North and South Americas, Asia, Europe, and Australia. He is also a senior trainer in Peter Levine’s Somatic Experiencing (SE) professional trauma trainings. Dr. Selvam’s eclectic approach draws from bodywork systems of Postural Integration, Biodynamic Cranio-Sacral Therapy, Polarity Therapy, body psychotherapy systems of Reichian Therapy, Bioenergetics, Bodynamic Analysis, Jungian and Archetypal psychologies, psychoanalytic schools of Object Relations and Inter-Subjectivity, Somatic Experiencing® (SE™), Affective Neuroscience, Quantum Physics, Yoga, and Advaita Vedanta.

    Add'l Presenter Bio:

    EVENT LOCATION: The Olympic Collection Banquet and Conference Center

    COST: Early registration $595. Full workshop tuition $645. Optional Demo Day $195 (April 29)

    REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS: Early registration ends February 26, 2020. Los Angeles Coordinator: Debra Clydesdale - debra@omvitality.com, (310) 312-6759

    REGISTER HERE: https://integralsomaticpsychology.com/training-schedule/#trauma

    CEU INFORMATION: 18 CE credits are available for each 3-day workshop. Cost is $45 per module (18 CE credits). For more details please go to: https://integralsomaticpsychology.com/ce-credits/

    Integral Somatic Psychology, LLC
    Email: info@integralsomaticpsychology.com
    Phone Number: (424) 256-9477
    Organization Website: https://integralsomaticpsychology.com/


    • 30 Apr 2020
    • 9:30 AM
    • 2 May 2020
    • 6:00 PM
    • Los Angeles, CA

    Trauma, Development, and Attachment Workshop - Los Angeles, CA

    How to work with the effect of trauma on development and attachment with greater efficiency through emotional embodiment and inter-personal resonance

    SHORT SUMMARY: The workshop will demonstrate how to improve outcomes and shorten treatment times in working with attachment issues through: 1) a differentiated understanding of how developmental and shock trauma can affect developmental tasks in stages of early childhood development (existence, need, autonomy) and cause variations in a person’s attachment style (avoidant, ambivalent, disorganized); and 2) the tools of emotional embodiment and inter-personal resonance from Integral Somatic Psychology™ (ISP™).

    Presented by: Dr. Raja Selvam

    EVENT DESCRIPTION: The workshop is offered in one 3-day workshop. Optional demonstration day offered ahead of workshop (March 27).

    WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:

    How an insecure attachment style (avoidant, ambivalent, or disorganized) shows up as specific adulthood difficulties depends on the stage of childhood in which the developmental or shock traumas affected our relational capacities and the specific developmental tasks affected in that stage of development.

    This three-day workshop will describe and demonstrate how to work with adult relationship difficulties differentiated in terms of attachment styles and various developmental tasks in at least three early stages of development using clinical strategies of inter-personal resonance and emotional embodiment from Integral Somatic Psychology™ (ISP™), a modality based partly on emerging paradigms of embodied cognition and emotion in cognitive neuroscience and psychology.

    • Learn to work with avoidant, ambivalent, and disorganized styles of insecure attachment and their variations that are often in the form implicit sensorimotor emotional memories through emotional embodiment and inter-personal resonance.

    • Learn to identify and work with the different developmental tasks or functions in at least three early stages of childhood development (existence, need, and autonomy) the wounding of which by developmental and shock traumas determine specific vulnerabilities driving the insecure attachment styles.

    • Learn how to access and work with a wider range of emotions especially sensorimotor emotions in relation to attachment and relationship from the very first session with a client.

    • Learn how to help clients work through and develop a greater capacity for extremely difficult emotional experiences having to do with attachment and relationship faster by using the body as container and regulator.

    • Learn how to improve your ability to regulate your client emotionally through embodied attunement, a very important component of effective attachment work, through specific skills of inter-personal resonance.

    • Learn about how the emerging paradigms of embodied cognition and emotion in cognitive neuroscience and psychology can help improve outcomes and shorten treatment times in all therapies including body-oriented modalities such as Somatic Experiencing® (SE™) and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy®, through embodiment of a greater range of emotions from the very first session with clients.

    In the three-day workshop, Dr. Raja Selvam will cover all of the above topics. The format of the workshop will be lectures, live demonstrations with workshop participants (at least two per day), questions and answers, and short, guided dyadic and group exercises to make the workshop experiential for the participants as well as to manage activation among them. To impart as much knowledge as possible during the short three-day workshop and to accommodate participants with varying levels of expertise, there will be no lengthy practice sessions among participants.

    FOR THE FULL CURRICULUM - https://integralsomaticpsychology.com/trauma-development-attachment/

    Presenter Bio: Dr. Raja Selvam, PhD, a licensed clinical psychologist (California license number PSY30233), is the developer of Integral Somatic Psychology™ (ISP™) taught in nearly twenty countries in North and South Americas, Asia, Europe, and Australia. He is also a senior trainer in Peter Levine’s Somatic Experiencing (SE) professional trauma trainings. Dr. Selvam’s eclectic approach draws from bodywork systems of Postural Integration, Biodynamic Cranio-Sacral Therapy, Polarity Therapy, body psychotherapy systems of Reichian Therapy, Bioenergetics, Bodynamic Analysis, Jungian and Archetypal psychologies, psychoanalytic schools of Object Relations and Inter-Subjectivity, Somatic Experiencing® (SE™), Affective Neuroscience, Quantum Physics, Yoga, and Advaita Vedanta.

    Add'l Presenter Bio:

    EVENT LOCATION: The Olympic Collection Banquet and Conference Center

    COST: Early registration $595. Full workshop tuition $645. Optional Demo Day $195 (April 29)

    REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS: Early registration ends February 26, 2020. Los Angeles Coordinator: Debra Clydesdale - debra@omvitality.com, (310) 312-6759

    REGISTER HERE: https://integralsomaticpsychology.com/training-schedule/#trauma

    CEU INFORMATION: 18 CE credits are available for each 3-day workshop. Cost is $45 per module (18 CE credits). For more details please go to: https://integralsomaticpsychology.com/ce-credits/

    Integral Somatic Psychology, LLC
    Email: info@integralsomaticpsychology.com
    Phone Number: (424) 256-9477
    Organization Website: https://integralsomaticpsychology.com/


    • 2 May 2020
    • 3 May 2020
    • Berkely, CA

    Melting the Shame Freeze – Using Somatic Techniques to Create Safety and Build Attunement

    Shame is an embodied belief that “Something is wrong with me.” Because shame exists in the body as well as in the mind, it is helpful for therapists to work with shame somatically. In this workshop, we will explore how to utilize somatic techniques to connect more quickly with the client and forge a strong therapeutic alliance.

    Presented by: Sheila Rubin LMFT, RDT/BCT and Bret Lyon PhD, SEP

    A Workshop for Therapists and other Helping Professionals

    Saturday, May 2, 10am-6pm & Sunday, May 3, 10am-5:30pm

    In Berkeley, just off I-80

    $375 full price / $350 with full payment by March 28

    Special price for interns

    13 CE credits available - CAMFT CE provider #134393 (See website for details)

    Shame is an embodied belief that “Something is wrong with me.” Because shame exists in the body as well as in the mind, it is helpful for therapists to work with shame somatically. In this workshop, we will explore how to utilize somatic techniques to connect more quickly with the client and forge a strong therapeutic alliance.

    We will:

    • Focus on using breathing and grounding to resource the client, becoming more aware of our own breathing and expanding it in the process.

    • Learn ways to help clients repair the disconnect between self and others—and between parts of the self—that have been created by shaming, inappropriate behavior or abuse.

    • Explore how to keep our clients more present in the room with us and counter over- verbalization, dissociation and freezing.

    • Learn techniques and theory from Wilhelm Reich (the father of Somatics), Peter Levine (Somatic Experiencing®), Ron Kurtz (Hakomi) and Eugene Gendlin (Focusing).

    There is no prerequisite for this course. It can be taken by itself or as part of a sequence.

    TO REGISTER, please visit the Schedule page at www.HealingShame.com.

    For more information, call Sheila at 415-820-3974 or email Sheila@HealingShame.com.

    For details about our complete training program in Healing Shame, visit our website. You can also check out articles and free Healing Shame webinars.

    www.HealingShame.com

    Presenter Bio: Sheila Rubin and Bret Lyon are leading authorities on healing shame. They have co-led Healing Shame workshops for over a decade, in many cities in the U.S. and Canada, including Berkeley, New York, Montreal, Ottawa, and Victoria, BC. Both have trained in EFT with Sue Johnson and in AEDP with Diana Fosha.

    Add'l Presenter Bio:

    EVENT LOCATION: Berkeley, CA

    COST: $375 full price / $350 with full payment by March 28. Special price for interns.

    REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS: TO REGISTER, please visit the Schedule page at www.HealingShame.com. For more information, call Sheila at 415-820-3974 or email Sheila@HealingShame.com.

    REGISTER HERE: https://healingshame.com/new-events/2020/melting-the-shame-freeze-berkeley

    CEU INFORMATION: 13 CE credits available - CAMFT Approved CE provider #134393 (See website for details.)

    Member Name: Sheila Rubin

    Organization Name: Center for Healing Shame

    Email: sheila@healingshame.com

    Phone Number: (415) 820-3974

    Organization Website: https://healingshame.com/


    • 7 May 2020
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Zoom
    Register

    USABP Spotlight Webinar Series and The International International Association of Rubenfeld Synergist Present...

    Topic to be announced.

    Presented by Joan Brooks

    Learn More about The Rubenfeld Method


    Check back as new information on our events happen regularly and updates are ongoing. 

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    • 8 May 2020
    • 29 May 2020
    • 4 sessions
    • Online

    Healing Shame in Couples and Other Important Relationships
    An online event
    Presented By: Sheila Rubin LMFT, RDT/BCT and Bret Lyon PhD, SEP

    The more we care about each other, the more vulnerable we are to shame. Intentionally or unintentionally, we poke each other in the tender spots. In this workshop we will explore the blame/shame game people who care about each other can fall into and learn how to help them stop shaming each other and work together to create a secure base and heal the wounds of the past.

    Presenter Bio:
    Sheila Rubin and Bret Lyon are leading authorities on healing shame. They have co-led Healing Shame workshops for over a decade, in many cities in the U.S. and Canada, including Berkeley, New York, Montreal, Ottawa, and Victoria, BC. Both have trained in EFT with Sue Johnson and in AEDP with Diana Fosha.

    EVENT DESCRIPTION: Healing Shame in Couples and Other Important Relationships – ONLINE

    A Workshop for Therapists and other Helping Professionals

    With Sheila Rubin LMFT, RDT/BCT and Bret Lyon PhD, SEP

    Online using Zoom – Live and Recorded

    4 Fridays: May 8, 15, 22 and 29

    10am – 1:30pm Pacific Time

    $375 full price / $350 with full payment by April 3

    Special price for interns

    13 CE credits available - CAMFT CE provider #134393 (See website for details)

    The more we care about each other, the more vulnerable we are to shame. Intentionally or unintentionally, we poke each other in the tender spots. In this workshop we will explore the blame/shame game people who care about each other can fall into and learn how to help them stop shaming each other and work together to create a secure base and heal the wounds of the past.

    We will:

    • Look at some of the many subtle ways shame can be triggered.
    • Explore shaming moments with great care so we can teach our clients how to avoid shame-based reactivity.
    • Learn the gentle art of counter-shaming and how to avoid triggering feelings of inadequacy in yourself or in another person.
    • Talk about, have compassion for and heal past shaming incidents within the relationship.
    • Help each person to understand, have compassion, and be there for each other—to learn to face the shame dragon together, to avoid shaming in the present and heal shame from the past.

    There is no prerequisite for this course. It can be taken by itself or as part of a sequence.

    TO REGISTER, please visit the Schedule page at www.HealingShame.com.

    For more information, call Sheila at 415-820-3974 or email Sheila@HealingShame.com.

    For details about our complete training program in Healing Shame, visit our website. You can also check out articles and free Healing Shame webinars.

    www.HealingShame.com

    The Center for Healing Shame is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for MFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs in California. Approved CE provider #134393. Berkeley and online courses meet the qualifications for 13 hours of continuing education credit. CE credits for PhDs and nurses licensed in California and PhDs, therapists and nurses licensed outside of California in the U.S. and Canada are available through the co-sponsorship of R. Cassidy Seminars. Please visit our website for details. The Center for Healing Shame maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

    CEU INFORMATION: 13 CE credits available - CAMFT Approved CE provider #134393 (See website for details.)

    Center for Healing Shame
    https://healingshame.com


    • 9 May 2020
    • Newtown, CT

    Presented by: Dr. Karyne B. Wilner

    SHORT SUMMARY: The face represents Information you are willing to share with others. The throat, neck, and tongue represent receiving love and speaking the truth. The shoulders, arms, hands, upper chest, and upper back represent connecting to others and the ability to make things happen. In this seminar you will learn what the body communicates about personality and behavior and how to make changes to enhance one's life.

    Presenter Bio:
    Karyne B. Wilner, PsyD, licensed psychologist, has a private practice in Newtown, CT. She currently directs the Core Energetics Academy and was formerly Assistant Director of the International Institute for Core Energetics, Senior Director of the Brazilian Institute, and Associate Director in Australia. She has traveled widely giving lectures, workshops, and seminars, and she has written numerous journal articles about somatics and psychology. In addition to her training programs, she is presently teaching Master’s level Holistic Counseling courses at Salve Regina University in Newport RI. Her joy is in helping people become more authentic and lead richer, fuller lives.


    WHEN: May 09, 2020 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM


    EVENT DESCRIPTION (Body Language: Face, Neck, and Chest):
    In this seminar, we will explore the body’s capacity to store and communicate messages and emotions outside of our conscious awareness. When the body becomes a receptacle for unacceptable emotions the mind does not want to process, these unknown and hidden emotions wield power, causing self-defeating behaviors.

    It is human nature to disown, discount, and repress feelings of anger, resentment, revenge, rejection, shame, fear, powerlessness, deep sadness, and shock, because we believe these feelings do not reflect our true selves. Taking up residence in our bodies, feelings hide behind tight jaws, grinding teeth, pulled up shoulders, tense muscles, frozen pelvises, dull eyes, and body fat.

    • Learn what the body communicates about one's deepest yearnings.

    • Learn how to read others.

    • Learn how to help people regain the shape, posture, and personality that is true to themselves.

    In this one day seminar, we explore the upper body. Part 2 and 3 will be given at later dates.


    EVENT LOCATION: 141 Mount Pleasant Road, Newtown, CT 06470


    COST: Before April 15, $75.00; After $95.00

    REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS:
    register with Karyne at karynew@aol.com; or Call 401-316-7041 or go to www.drkarynewilner.com

    REGISTER HERE 

    CEU INFORMATION: NA


    Core Energetics Academy
    www.drkarynewilner.com


    • 13 May 2020
    • 22 Nov 2020
    • 4 sessions
    • Phoenix, AZ

    NARM® Practitioner Training - Phoenix, AZ

    SHORT SUMMARY: The NARM® Practitioner Training is an advanced clinical training for the healing of complex trauma. Enrollment is open to psychotherapists, counselors, social workers & other mental health professionals who work with trauma.

    Presented by: Brad Kammer, LMFT, LPCC, SEP, NMT

    MODULES: 4

    Module Day and Times: For each module listed below, the training occurs: Wednesday evening from 6:00-9:30 pm, Thursday – Saturday from 9:00 am – 6:30 pm, and Sunday from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm.

    Module 1 Start Date: May 13, 2020
    Module 1 End Date: May 17, 2020

    Module 2 Start Date: July 8, 2020
    Module 2 End Date: July 12, 2020

    Module 3 Start Date: Sep 16, 2020
    Module 3 End Date: Sep 20, 2020

    Module 4 Start Date: Nov 18, 2020
    Module 4 End Date: Nov 22, 2020


    EVENT DESCRIPTION:

    The NARM Therapist Training is an advanced clinical training designed to enhance the skills of professionals who work with developmental trauma. The training is intended for mental health practitioners with an active practice so the material presented in each module can be applied and developed. Graduate trainees and interns actively seeing clients are welcome to apply.

    Applications are approved on a case-by-case basis, and may include a personal interview with a NARM faculty member.

    NeuroAffective Relational Model (NARM™) is an advanced clinical training for mental health and somatic practitioners who work with developmental trauma. NARM addresses relational and attachment trauma by working with early, unconscious patterns of disconnection that deeply affect our identity, emotions, physiology, behavior and relationships. Integrating a psychodynamic and body centered approach, NARM offers a comprehensive theoretical and clinical model for working with developmental trauma.

    NARM draws on psychodynamic models such as attachment and object relations theory, somatic models and character structure approaches, in addressing the link between psychological issues and the body. Working relationally in the present moment, and within a context of interpersonal neurobiology, NARM offers a new approach of working relationally that is a resource-oriented, non-regressive, non-cathartic, and ultimately non-pathologizing model. Grounded in mindfulness and contemplative spiritual practices, NARM supports a non-western orientation to the nature of personality. Learning how to work simultaneously with these diverse elements is a radical shift that has profound clinical implications for healing complex trauma and supporting personal and relational growth.

    In the NARM Practitioner Training, you will learn:

    The different skills needed to work with developmental versus shock trauma; when and why shock trauma interventions may be contraindicated in working with developmental trauma.

    How to address the complex interplay between nervous system dysregulation and identity distortions, such as toxic shame and guilt, low self-esteem, chronic self-judgment, and other psychobiological symptoms.

    How to work moment-by-moment with early adaptive survival styles that, while once life-saving, distort clients’ current life experience.

    When to work ‘bottom-up’, when to work ‘top-down’, and how to work with both simultaneously to meet the special challenges of developmental trauma.

    How to support clients with a mindful and progressive process of disidentification from identity distortions.

    A new, coherent theory for working with affect and emotions, which aims to support their psychobiological completion.

    Presenter Bio: Brad Kammer, LMFT, LPCC, SEP, NMT is a NARM faculty trainer. Brad has studied under his mentor Dr. Laurence Heller for nearly 20 years and is a NARM Practitioner and Consultant. Brad is also a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, Consultant and Instructor. Brad began his career as a Humanitarian Aid Worker in Asia which introduced him to personal and collective trauma. He became passionate about supporting individuals and communities in the transformation of trauma. Brad has since focused his work on the integration of Somatic Psychology, Interpersonal Neurobiology, and wisdom from Spiritual Traditions and Traditional Cultures. Brad lives in a small town in Northern California with his family where he is a Somatic Psychotherapist, College Professor, and International Presenter on Shock and Developmental Trauma.


    EVENT LOCATION: Hampton Inn & Suites Scottsdale 16620 North Scottsdale Road Scottsdale, Arizona 85254

    COST: We offer a variety of payment options, please explore on our website or email us at admin@narmtraining.com.

    REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS: Please visit our website to submit your application! If you have any additional questions, please explore our website or email us at admin@narmtraining.com.

    REGISTER HERE: https://narmtraining.com/trainings/bay-area/

    CEU INFORMATION: 30 CEUs per module: Available for psychologists, psychotherapists, marriage and family therapists, social workers and personal counselors. Additional cost for CEUs.

    Organization Name: NARM Training Institute

    Email: admin@narmtraining.com
    Phone: 707- 621- 8945



    • 14 May 2020
    • 17 May 2020
    • Racine, Wisconsin

    Pilgrim SoULL - Weekend 1

    The Nature of Being Human

    SHORT SUMMARY: Through direct teaching and experiences, students will learn to see spiritual, energetic and somatic experience as deeply, inevitably connected, and discover the continuity of life within the body and psyche. They will learn to recognize patterns within this movement, which include the Vertical Pulse, the Allometric Wave, the Circular Pulse and the Radial Pulse. Students will link these insights to existing developmental theories within somatic psychology, especially Neo-Reichian theories.

    Presented by: Jeanne Denney, Director, School of Unusual Life Learning (SoULL)

    May 14 - 17, 2020

    EVENT DESCRIPTION: The School of Unusual Life Learning (SoULL) is a multi-level somatically focused program about human life which helps you take your own life and work to a new level of depth and presence. SoULL’s primary task is to connect human helpers, healers and creatives with wisdom teachings sourced from the natural world so that they first recognize themselves and others as natural and find radical applications of this awareness. We live in much greater separation from Nature in our time than any other time in history. We seldom recognize ourselves as being actually a part of it. We fear change and death to extraordinary degrees, and resist the natural changes of our bodies, psyches or relationships. SoULL is a remedy for this distress that powerfully changes student’s outlooks on their own life and how professionals approach their human service work.

    Pilgrim SoULL is a 100+ hour program that runs (generally) from spring to fall. A primary goal of Pilgrim SoULL is to teach students to recognize the deep, energetic patterns within the life of the human being regardless of culture or race. It teaches how life energy naturally shapes us through every stage of bodily life, including its end. I call this our common human “Life Language”. It presents radical insights, not only on individual human life, but on relationships, community, and the deep, intrinsic connection between them. In its essence, Pilgrim SoULL is an initiation which teaches about birth, death, all that is between and after, the body, energy, how we grow, change, connect, release, die and love.

    Level 1 takes place over three residential weekends with distance learning and group dialogue in between.

    THE FIRST RESIDENTIAL WEEKEND IS CALLED "THE NATURE OF BEING HUMAN”

    You may attend Weekend 1 without committing to the Full Program.

    For more information about SoULL, Pilgrim SoULL, and other SoULL events, please visit: https://www.jeannedenney.com/the-school

    Presenter Bio: Jeanne Denney is a transpersonal and somatic psychotherapist, educator, a hospice worker, healer, and author of The Effects of Compassionate Presence on the Dying. She works in many venues to help people fearlessly embrace a life which includes aging and dying. Jeanne has spent years at bedsides, contributed pioneering ideas to somatic psychology, death and grief work, and been deeply involved with creating the Art of Dying projects in New York City. Her insights on energy and the body through aging, illness, and dying are derived from a wide lens of human experience and deep understanding of our mortal journey. Visit www.jeannedenney.com for more on Jeanne's work.

    EVENT LOCATION: DEKOVEN CENTER, Racine, Wisconsin

    May 14-17, 2020

    COST: Early Bird Registration before March 7, 2020: $750. After March 7: $850

    REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS: We request you secure your spot and pay in full by March 15, 2020

    REGISTER HERE

    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1oRuxultzKAxi-0XybqDvgHdNRoDlp02GJhxURr27do8/prefill


    • 15 May 2020
    • 16 May 2020
    • Durham, NC

    Hakomi Mindful Somatic Psychotherapy: An Introduction

    SHORT SUMMARY:

    This workshop is for therapists, counselors, MFTs, social

    workers, allied helping/healing professionals and graduate

    students in these fields. We will experientially learn Hakomi

    principles and skills that are immediately applicable in

    practice. This workshop also fulfills the prerequisite for

    applying to the Comprehensive Training in Hakomi beginning

    in Durham, NC in the fall of 2021.

    All students welcome!

    Presented by: Julia Corley, Certified Hakomi Teacher

    May 15, 2020
    9:30 AM to 6:00 PM

    May 16, 2020
    10:30 AM to 6:00 PM

    EVENT DESCRIPTION:

    Hakomi integrates mindfulness and somatics into the psychotherapy process with uniquely effective results. Loving presence and the healing relationship are central to Hakomi.

    We develop an exquisite sensitivity and attunement to others, using empathic skills to read and contact “indicators” - subtle, unconscious cues. This creates a deep sense of safety and connection, allowing us to engage the “cooperation of the unconscious.”

    The dynamic use of mindfulness is a foundation of the Hakomi Method. When introduced with Hakomi techniques, it creates a rapid, experiential access route to the unconscious beliefs and implicit memories which invisibly shape our lives. When unconscious, this material creates projections, conflict, and disharmony in our self- perceptions, relationships, and behavior. Once conscious and directly experienced, it is available for memory re-consolidation and transformation, including the healing of attachment issues.

    Hakomi is a body-centered (somatic) approach. The body is viewed as a “map of the psyche” - a door that can be opened to reveal the entire character and belief system of the individual. The body’s habitual patterns become a powerful access route to unconscious core material. This experiential process, although safe and gentle, evokes a powerful “felt sense” for the client, allowing them to take ownership of core patterns as they emerge, as well as their change and integration.

    This workshop is for therapists, counselors, MFTs, social workers, allied helping/healing professionals and graduate students in these fields. We will experientially learn Hakomi principles and skills that are immediately applicable in practice. This workshop also fulfills the prerequisite for applying to the Comprehensive Training in Hakomi beginning in Durham, NC in the fall of 2021.

    COURSE OBJECTIVES:

    You will be able to:

    • Apply and integrate psychodynamic mindfulness in your sessions with clients

    • Use the practice of loving presence to enhance the therapeutic relationship

    • Utilize the Hakomi principles, including nonviolence in therapy, to create

    safety and support the cooperation of the unconscious

    • Use verbal contact that will deepen the client’s experiential process

    • Utilize experiments in mindfulness (e.g. probes) to discover

    unconscious material

    • Identify and contact subtle, somatic cues in the body and its habitual patterns

    • Use this information to create safe, yet powerful access routes to core

    unconscious material

    • Apply Hakomi skills and principles in the experiential process

    Presenter Bio:

    Julia Corley, Certifed Hakomi Teacher, lives and has

    a private practice in somatic psychotherapy in

    Hillsborough, NC. In addition to teaching Hakomi in

    the Southeastern U.S. and Mallorca, Spain, Julia is

    also a facilitator for Right Use of Power, an ethics

    training created by Hakomi Trainer Cedar Barstow,

    and an assistant facilitator for Passion and

    Presence®, couples’ retreats on mindful sexuality

    created by Hakomi Trainer Maci Daye.

    EVENT LOCATION: North Carolina

    COST: $235 early bird by May 1st $275 thereafter

    REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS: contact Nancy Donny: hakomiinstitutese@gmail.com or call 803-760-5257

    REGISTER HERE: https://hakomiinstitute.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/JuliaMay2020-3.pdf

    CEU INFORMATION:

    *12 CE hours available for psychologists, professional counselors, social workers, and MFT’s

    Member Name: Laurie Adato

    Organization Name: Hakomi Institute

    Email: hakomi.office@gmail.com

    Phone Number: (303) 499-6699

    Organization Website: https://hakomiinstitute.com/


    • 16 May 2020
    • 17 May 2020
    • Grand Rapids, MI

    Identity, Mindfulness and Loving Presence: An Introduction to the Hakomi Method

    SHORT SUMMARY: Our core identities—race, gender, sexual orientation, physical and mental ability—and our relationship to them have been shaped by biology, family, culture, and societal or systemic norms. In turn, our experiences with our identities shape our bodies, emotions, thoughts, and deeply held core beliefs about ourselves, others, and the world at large.

    Presented by: Lorena Monda, DOM, LPC, Certified Hakomi Trainer and Therapist

    Day 1 Event Date: May 16, 2020

    Day 2 Event Date: May 17, 2020

    EVENT DESCRIPTION:

    Our core identities—race, gender, sexual orientation, physical and mental ability—and our relationship to them have been shaped by biology, family, culture, and societal or systemic norms. In turn, our experiences with our identities shape our bodies, emotions, thoughts, and deeply held core beliefs about ourselves, others, and the world at large.

    In this experiential workshop we will use mindfulness to bring awareness to our core identities, the experiences that have shaped them, and possibilities for healing and transformation.

    We will learn about and cultivate the practice of Loving Presence, in order to hold our own and each other’s experiences with reverence, openness, and love.

    This workshop is dedicated to the development of allies and resources on the path to personal and collective liberation.

    All identities are welcome

    About the sliding scale pricing:

    As much as possible, we want this workshop to be financially accessible for all. Please choose the place on the sliding scale that feels generous but not burdensome to you based on your situation and identities. Consider paying the $300 rate if you own your own home, travel recreationally and/or have access to financial support from family. Consider paying the $200 rate if you have significant debt, have medical expenses not covered by insurance, and/or receive public assistance. The $250 rate is the actual cost of the workshop. For questions about this, please contact Rachael.

    Presenter Bio: Lorena Monda, M.S., D.O.M., L.P.C.C., has been a practicing psychotherapist since 1977. She is also a Doctor of Oriental Medicine and a member of Zen teacher Thich Nhat Hanh’s core community, the Order of Interbeing. In addition to teaching Hakomi, Lorena is on the faculty of the AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine in Austin, Texas where she teaches courses in clinical communication integrating Hakomi skills. She is also a certified teacher of Sheng Zhen Qigong. Lorena is co-editor of the book Hakomi Mindfulness-Centered Somatic Psychotherapy: A Comprehensive Guide to Theory and Practice, author of the book The Practice of Wholeness: Spiritual Transformation in Everyday Life and coeditor of the book I Have Arrived, I Am Home: Celebrating 20 years of Plum Village Life. She lives and practices in Placitas, New Mexico and teaches Hakomi in the U.S. and Japan.

    EVENT LOCATION:

    Gilda’s Club

    1806 Bridge Street NW,

    Grand Rapids, MI 49504

    COST: $200

    REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS: To be fully registered you have to make a payment. You may not be prompted to do so. Please go to the “cart” in the upper right corner and pay there. Let me know if you have any problems. If you don’t make a payment I do not get notified of the registration and don’t know you tried to register.

    REGISTER HERE: https://www.amidwifeforcollectiveliberation.com/onlineregistrationandpayments/gtguolk7mzp7w4gbzk3k4q4qc1xkwe

    CEU INFORMATION: 12 CE hrs. for social workers, psychologists, professional counselors and MFTs. Visit https://www.commonwealthseminars.com/seminar-ce-credit.html

    Member Name: Laurie Adato

    Organization Name: Hakomi Institute

    Email: hakomi.office@gmail.com

    Phone Number: (303) 499-6699

    Organization Website: https://hakomiinstitute.com/


    • 21 May 2020
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    • 30 May 2020
    • 31 May 2020
    • Los Angeles, CA

    Melting the Shame Freeze – A Somatic Approach to Working Effectively with Healthy Shame and Healing Toxic Shame

    A Workshop for Therapists and other Helping Professionals

    SHORT SUMMARY: Shame is an embodied belief that “Something is wrong with me.” In this workshop, you will explore how to utilize somatic techniques to connect more quickly with the client and forge a strong therapeutic alliance. You will learn how to prevent somatic counter-transference and avoid taking on the client's physical shame patterns, explore how to keep your clients more present in the room with you, and counter over-verbalization, dissociation and freezing.

    Presented by: Brian D. Mahan, SEP with special video guest Sheila Rubin, LMFT, RDT/BCT

    EVENT DESCRIPTION: Melting the Shame Freeze – A Somatic Approach to Working Effectively with Healthy Shame and Healing Toxic Shame

    A Workshop for Therapists and other Helping Professionals

    With Brian D. Mahan, SEP and special guest Sheila Rubin LMFT, RDT/BCT

    $375 full price / $350 with full payment by May 2

    Special price for interns

    13 CE credits available - CAMFT CE provider #134393

    Shame is an embodied belief that “Something is wrong with me.” Because shame exists in the body as well as in the mind, it is helpful to work with shame somatically. In this workshop, we will explore how to utilize somatic techniques to connect more quickly with the client and forge a strong therapeutic alliance.

    Learn effective somatic tools and techniques to:

    • Connect more quickly with the client

    • Forge a strong therapeutic alliance

    • Resource the client

    • Resource yourself to avoid counter-transference

    • Recognize the physiological tell-the signs of shame in your clients and help them to better understand it

    • Help your client to safely titrate and pendulate in and out of their shame

    • Counter over-verbalization, dissociation and freezing

    • Help your client experience how and where they hold onto shame in their bodies

    • Learn techniques and theory from Peter Levine (Somatic Experiencing ®), Ron Kurtz (Hakomi) and Eugene Gendlin (Focusing)

    There is no prerequisite for this course.

    It can be taken by itself or as part of a sequence.

    Presenter Bio: Brian D. Mahan, SEP began his Somatic Experiencing practice in Los Angeles in 2004. He is also an assistant trainer for two faculty members of the Somatic Experiencing Training Institute. For the past four years, he immersed himself in the 8-module certification program created by Bret Lyon, PhD, SEP and Sheila Rubin, MA, LMFT, RDT/BCT, founders of the Center for Healing Shame. He became their first assistant trainer and is now dedicated to continue their legacy by sharing their compressive approach to working with shame. He also holds his own retreats, seminars, and lectures and writes about healing trauma. His book, I Cried All the Way to Happy Hour – A Trauma Survivor’s Guide to Profound and Long-lasting Healing, is slated to be published in the Fall of 2019. For more information about Brian visit BrianDMahan.com.

    Add'l Presenter Bio:

    Sheila Rubin, MA, LMFT, RDT/BCT is a Marriage and Family Therapist, Registered Drama Therapist and Board Certified Trainer who integrates somatic, expressive and attachment modalities to work with couples, adults and children who have shame and trauma. She is an alumnus of the CIIS Drama Therapy program and adjunct faculty in JFK University’s Somatic Psychology program. Her expertise, teaching, and writing contributions have been featured in numerous publications, including six books. She offers therapy through her private practice in Berkeley and online through Zoom, and she also offers consultation to therapists in person and over Skype.

    EVENT LOCATION: Los Angeles, CA

    COST: $375 full price / $350 with full payment by May 2. Special price for interns.

    REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS:

    For information and to register, please visit the Workshops page at www.BrianDMahan.com.

    REGISTER HERE: https://www.briandmahan.com/workshops

    CEU INFORMATION:

    13 CE credits available - CAMFT Approved CE provider #134393


    • 31 May 2020
    • ONLINE

    The End of Trauma™ Course

    The End of Trauma™ Course is a 9-week online course that teaches tools and practices that work specifically and directly with the biology to get people out of suffering and onto the path of deeper healing.

    Presented by: Organic Intelligence®

    FIRST DAY AND TIME OF EVENT: May 31, 2020

    LAST DAY AND TIME OF EVENT: Aug 02, 2020


    EVENT DESCRIPTION:
    The End of Trauma™ Course is a 9-week online course that teaches tools and practices that work specifically and directly with the biology to get people out of suffering and onto the path of deeper healing.

    When our systems are well synchronized, we are well. And when they are out of sync, we are not well, and we are suffering. Learn to see the inevitable signs in your own system that are signals for the return of that re-synchronization process. Your nervous system wants to heal - and here we will deepen into the tools and strategies for making that happen.

    The course will feature weekly live coaching and weekly live webinars with OI Founder, Steve Hoskinson. He will speak directly to you on the science behind each week's topic, offer guidance on how to get the most out of the week's practices, and answer your questions. All the webinar replays, Q&A from coaching, video lessons, downloadable audios, the End of Trauma Workbook, and Bonus materials stay in your library for you to use at any time, for a lifetime. For more information: https://www.learnoi.org/the-end-of-trauma-course

    CE CREDITS

    15 CE Credits are available for the following professions: Psychologists, Marriage & Family Therapists, Professional Counselors, Social Workers, and Nurses. It is the student’s responsibility to check with their individual state boards to verify CE requirements for their state. For detailed information visit the CE Credits page. All CE credits are subject to change without prior notice.


    EVENT LOCATION: Online

    COST: $1,997.00 (Payment Plans and Scholarship Plans may be available)

    REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS: Join our waitlist here to receive a notification when registration has opened: https://www.learnoi.org/the-end-of-trauma-course

    REGISTER HERE: https://www.learnoi.org/the-end-of-trauma-course

    CEU INFORMATION: 15 CE Credits are available for the following professions: Psychologists, Marriage & Family Therapists, Professional Counselors, Social Workers, and Nurses. It is the student’s responsibility to check with their individual state boards to verify CE requirements for their state. For detailed information visit the CE Credits page. All CE credits are subject to change without prior notice.


    • 4 Jun 2020
    • 7 Jun 2020
    • Milano, Italy

    Affect Dysregulation, Survival Defenses, and Traumatic Memory

    SHORT SUMMARY:
    This 80-hour training in Affect Regulation, Attachment, and Trauma equips therapists to make sense of the symptoms and issues of traumatized clients and to work with them in a more effective way. With a better understanding of how trauma is remembered and equipped with interventions that speak directly to how post-traumatic issues are driven by the body and the nervous system, you will discover new and deeper ways of helping clients resolve the traumatic past.

    Sensorimotor Psychotherapy: Level I Training
    Affect Dysregulation, Survival Defenses, and Traumatic Memory

    Presented By: Esther Perez, MA, LMFT
    Presented By: Kekuni Minton, PhD

    3 Modules: MARCH 5 - JUNE 7, 2020
    Module 1: Mar 05 To Mar 08, 2020
    Module 2: Apr 02 To Apr 05, 2020
    Module 3: Jun 04 To Jun 07, 2020

    EVENT DESCRIPTION:

    A high percentage of clients in outpatient treatment and a higher percentage of inpatients report histories of neglect, trauma, and/or attachment failure. In addition to being diagnosed with PTSD, this client population often presents as affectively dysregulated, chronically depressed, exhibiting symptoms of bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, and borderline or other personality disorders. Level I of The Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Training Program in Affect Regulation, Attachment, and Trauma equips therapists to better understand the symptoms and issues of these challenging client populations and to work with them in a more effective way. With a better understanding of the presenting problems of these clients and equipped with interventions that speak directly to how their issues are driven by the body and the nervous system, students will be able to directly impact the direction of treatment not only for these client populations but also in their practice settings.

    The Level I Training presents simple, body-oriented interventions for tracking, naming, and safely exploring trauma-related, somatic activation, creating new competencies and restoring a somatic sense of self. Students will learn effective, accessible interventions for identifying and working with disruptive somatic patterns, disturbed cognitive and emotional processing, and the fragmented sense of self experienced by so many traumatized individuals. Techniques are taught within a phase-oriented treatment approach, focusing first on stabilization and symptom reduction. Sensorimotor Psychotherapy can be easily and effectively integrated into psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, and EMDR-focused treatments.

    For all information pertaining to this training, please contact the SPI

    Organizer for Italy:
    Maria Puliatti info@psicosoma.eu

    EVENT LOCATION:

    Hotel Doria, Via Andrea Doria, 22 - 20124, Milano

    COST: 3,300 EUR

    REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS:

    For all information pertaining to this training, please contact the SPI Organizer for Italy: Maria Puliatti, info@psicosoma.eu

    Web Link for Registration

    http://www.psicosoma.eu/dodicesima-edizione-livello-I.htm


    • 5 Jun 2020
    • (UTC+01:00)
    • 15 Nov 2020
    • (UTC-00:00)
    • 12 sessions
    • London, England

    SHORT SUMMARY:
    The Level I Training presents simple, body-oriented interventions for tracking, naming, and safely exploring trauma-related, somatic activation, creating new competencies and restoring a somatic sense of self.

    Level 1: Sensorimotor Psychotherapy - Affect Dysregulation, Survival Defenses, and Traumatic Memory

    Presented By: Anthony Buckley and Kekuni Minton, PhD

    Over 4 modules -

    Module 1: Jun 05 - Jun 07, 2020

    Module 2: Jul 03 - Jul 05, 2020

    Module 3: Sep 11 - Sep 13, 2020

    Module 4: Nov 13 - Nov 15, 2020


    EVENT DESCRIPTION:

    A high percentage of clients in outpatient treatment and a higher percentage of inpatients report histories of neglect, trauma, and/or attachment failure. In addition to being diagnosed with PTSD, this client population often presents as affectively dysregulated, chronically depressed, exhibiting symptoms of bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, and borderline or other personality disorders. Level I of The Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Training Program in Affect Regulation, Attachment, and Trauma equips therapists to better understand the symptoms and issues of these challenging client populations and to work with them in a more effective way. With a better understanding of the presenting problems of these clients and equipped with interventions that speak directly to how their issues are driven by the body and the nervous system, students will be able to directly impact the direction of treatment not only for these client populations but also in their practice settings.

    The Level I Training presents simple, body-oriented interventions for tracking, naming, and safely exploring trauma-related, somatic activation, creating new competencies and restoring a somatic sense of self. Students will learn effective, accessible interventions for identifying and working with disruptive somatic patterns, disturbed cognitive and emotional processing, and the fragmented sense of self experienced by so many traumatized individuals. Techniques are taught within a phase-oriented treatment approach, focusing first on stabilization and symptom reduction. Sensorimotor Psychotherapy can be easily and effectively integrated into psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, and EMDR-focused treatments.

    EVENT LOCATION:

    London, England

    COST:

    £2700 plus a £500 deposit

    REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS:

    Contact: SPI Admissions, 3034473290, admissions@sensorimotor.org.

    Web Link for Registration

    https://www.sensorimotorpsychotherapy.org/s91300022/detail


    • 5 Jun 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM
    • ONLINE

    Shame and the Body: Body Image, Eating Disorders and Embodiment
    Learning to Love our Bodies at any Age

    A Workshop for Therapists and Other Helping Professionals

    SHORT SUMMARY: Our relationship with our body is our first and most important relationship. Yet many people feel uncomfortable in their own skin. This workshop focuses on aspects of body image and embodiment, including working directly with eating disorders. It will include theory and also be a process group with an experiential component. We will explore embodiment through somatic embodied processes, expressive arts and drama therapy.

    Online, using Zoom – Live and Recorded

    Four Fridays: June 5, 12, 19 & 26

    10am – 1:30pm Pacific Time

    $375 full price / $350 with full payment by April 24

    Special price for interns

    13 CE credits available (See website for details) - CAMFT CE provider #134393

    Our relationship with our body is our first and most important relationship. Yet many people feel uncomfortable in their own skin. When we are able to live in our bodies instead of hiding from them, we are able to have relationship with ourselves and then with others.

    This workshop focuses on aspects of body image and embodiment, including working directly with eating disorders. It will include theory and also be a process group with an experiential component. We will explore embodiment through somatic embodied processes, expressive arts and drama therapy. We will learn to help the client listen to the secret conversations inside, because those conversations have to do with perfectionism and shame.

    You will learn to help clients:

    • Move beyond the toxic shame into healthy shame that can allow healthy nourishment and pleasure.
    • Talk to the inner child at different ages.
    • Identify a kind inner coach.
    • Learn mindfulness techniques to feel into emptiness and fullness.
    • Work with the secret conversations inside.
    • Develop and/or deepen the relationship a person has with her body, which begins with kindness.
    • Learn to gently open to feeling the vital life force through embodied journal writing and movement, and through exploring the body’s story of embodiment.

    There is no prerequisite for this course. It can be taken by itself or as part of a sequence.

    For details about our complete training program in Healing Shame, visit our website, where you can also check out articles and free Healing Shame webinars.


    REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS: To register, please visit the Schedule page at www.HealingShame.com. For more information, call Sheila at 415-820-3974 or email Sheila@HealingShame.com.

    REGISTER HERE: https://healingshame.com/new-events/2020/shame-and-the-body-online

    www.HealingShame.com

    Presenter Bio: Sheila Rubin, MA, LMFT, RDT/BCT is a leading authority on healing shame. She co-created the Healing Shame – Lyon/Rubin method and is the Co-Director of the Center for Healing Shame, a continuing education provider that offers Healing Shame workshops to therapists and other helping professionals. She has delivered talks, presentations and workshops across the country and around the world, at conferences from Canada to Romania. Sheila has trained in AEDP, EFT, Hakomi and Drama Therapy and has developed therapy techniques integrating somatic and expressive modalities to work with the all-pervasive shame and trauma that underlie toxic family dynamics, eating disorders, and addictions. Her expertise, teaching, and writing contributions have been featured in numerous publications, including six books. She offers therapy through her private practice in Berkeley and online through Zoom, and she also offers consultation to therapists in person and over Skype.

    • 14 Jun 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Kentfield, California

    Tamalpa Experience with Iu-Hui Chua

    Presented By: Tamalpa Institute

    Facilitated By: Iu-Hui Chua
    Iu-Hui Chua devises physical theater, dance, and video performance. She has been a member of Anna Halprin’s Sea Ranch Collective and an associate teacher for Ms. Halprin. Iu-Hui has presented work at San Francisco International Arts Festival, Videoholica International Video Art Festival Bulgaria, SomaFest, Athens Digital Arts Festival, Mondavi Studio, and site-specific locations worldwide. She has also presented at Northern California Performance Platform at Stanford University and taught as a Lecturer at UC Davis. She has taught dance, theater, and the Tamalpa Life/Art work internationally.

    Event Start Date and Time: Jun 14, 2020 10:00 AM
    Event End Date and Time: Jun 14, 2020 05:00 PM

    Short Summary:

    In this Life/Art Dances workshop, we begin with a dive into the internal landscape of the sensorial body using guided somatic-based movement as a source for creative exploration and self-discovery.

    Event Description:

    How can we live our lives with more creativity? How can we make art with more meaning?

    In the Tamalpa Life/Art Process, movement and life are intertwined. Our bodies communicate our life experiences through movement, and this movement has the potential to connect us with the creative forces within. It can also open us up to new ways of expressing what lives inside of us.

    In this Life/Art Dances workshop, we begin with a dive into the internal landscape of the sensorial body using guided somatic-based movement as a source for creative exploration and self-discovery. The dances that arise from these movements will be further explored using drawing and creative writing. This creative use of various modes of expression enlivens the conversation between body, imagination, life experiences and art-making. This process creates the opportunity for you to make meaning from movement, and to uncover connections between your dances and your life experiences.

    No dance experience needed. Art supplies provided.

    Cost: $100


    Mountain Home Studio,
    15 Ravine Way
    Kentfield, CA 94904

    Registration Instructions:

    Visit website link or call (415) 457-8555

    Web Link for Registration:

    https://www.tamalpa.org/calendar/tamalpa-experience-with-iu-hui-chua/

    CEU Information:

    Pre-registration required to receive CEU-s. Provider #: 75903. This course meets the qualifications for 6 hours or continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCS, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. For additional information about CEUs for this course contact us at info@tamalapa.org or call 415-457-8555. CEU’s will cost $ 31 for this workshop **A 4% Service Fee is INCLUDED in all PayPal and Credit Card transactions


    • 17 Jun 2020
    • 21 Jun 2020
    • Whidbey Island

    Realization Process Retreat - A Residential Five-Day Workshop

    Judith Blackstone will teach all aspects of the Realization Process: meditation, embodiment, relational attunement and the release of trauma-based constrictions from the body. This is a chance to do deep, intensive practice of the Realization Process in this spectacular natural setting on Whidbey Island, complete with gardens, a labyrinth and hiking trails.

    Event - Jun 17 - 21, 2020

    EVENT DESCRIPTION:

    The Realization Process is an embodied approach to psychological and relational healing and spiritual awakening. Judith Blackstone will teach all aspects of the Realization Process: meditation, embodiment, relational attunement and the release of trauma-based constrictions from the body. This is a chance to do deep, intensive practice of the Realization Process in this spectacular natural setting on Whidbey Island, complete with gardens, a labyrinth and hiking trails. 

    You will learn a series of powerful but gentle, precise attunement practices for realizing your own nature as fundamental consciousness– an undivided expanse of luminous transparency, pervading your body and environment as a unity.

    Pervading your body, fundamental consciousness is the basis of your sense of existing as an individual. It deepens and refines all of your human capacities: for physical sensation, emotional responsiveness, understanding, and perception. It opens you to your innate happiness. Pervading your body and environment, fundamental consciousness is the basis of an actual experience of oneness with everything around you. It enriches and refines your contact with other people and with all of nature.

    The Realization Process includes the Healing Ground, a unique approach to psychological and relational healing by applying fundamental consciousness to the release of psychological holding patterns.


    Presenter Bio:

    Judith Blackstone, PhD, developed the Realization Process, a method of embodied psychological and relational healing and nondual spiritual awakening. She is the author of Trauma and the Unbound Body, Belonging Here, The Enlightenment Process, The Intimate Life, and The Empathic Ground. She is retired from forty years as a psychotherapist in private practice. An audio series of the Realization Process is available from Sounds True. For information on Judith's teaching schedule, visit www.realizationprocess.org.


    EVENT LOCATION:

    Whidbey Institute on Whidbey Island, near Seattle


    COST:

    $750 for tuition plus room and board at the Whidbey Institute


    REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS:

    Registration is in two parts: 1) pay deposit on tuition 2) reserve room and board at the Whidbey Institute


    REGISTER HERE:

    https://realizationprocess.org/schedule-of-events/


    Judith Blackstone, The Realization Process

    Email: info@realizationprocess.org

    Phone Number: (845) 679-7005

    Organization Website: https://www.realizationprocess.org


    • 18 Jun 2020
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Zoom
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    • 20 Jun 2020
    • 21 Jun 2020
    • Seattle, Washington

    Find Your Joy: An Introduction To Body-Psychotherapy
    Presented By / Facilitated By: Aylee Welch, LICSW

    This experiential workshop will give participants the opportunity to experience the basic premises of Somatic Psychotherapy that originated with Wilhelm Reich and now integrates Core Energetics and contemporary approaches including body-oriented approaches and current neurobiology and trauma therapy. The workshop combines lectures with movement and experiential opportunities. I also bring my understanding of many other practices to employ creativity and spirituality to enhance the journey.

    About the Presenter:
    Aylee Welch has been working with people in therapeutic environments, and writing and teaching since 1989, and has been certified in Core Energetics and Core Soma since 2006. Aylee is an Independent Clinical Social Worker licensed in Washington, California and Oregon.

    Day 1 Event Date: Jun 20, 2020
    09:00 AM to 06:00 PM

    Day 2 Event Date: Jun 21, 2020
    09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    EVENT DETAILS

    Traditional psychotherapy works toward congruence in a person’s thinking, emotions, actions, and life choices. Body-oriented therapy understands that the body is also profoundly affected by our life experiences. Identifying and releasing attitudes and old images held in our physical structure adds an important component to therapy. This promotes lasting change, allowing for free flow of life energy from within us so we can more fully realize our life, our joy.

    This experiential workshop will give participants the opportunity to experience the basic premises of Somatic Psychotherapy that originated with Wilhelm Reich and now integrates Core Energetics and contemporary approaches including body-oriented approaches and current neurobiology and trauma therapy. The workshop combines lectures with movement and experiential opportunities. I also bring my understanding of many other practices to employ creativity and spirituality to enhance the journey.

    COST: early $285, later $325

    REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS

    http://www.bodypsychotherapyschool.com/specialevents


    • 20 Jun 2020
    • 24 Jun 2020
    • Kentfield, CA

    Tamalpa Summer Workshop: Movement as a Life/Art Process with Daria Halprin

    Short Summary: Throughout times movement, dance and the expressive arts have provided individuals and communities with a means of soulful expression, healing and connection with the spirit. This workshop will generate opportunities for participants to find such meaning connected with the real issues in their lives.

    Presented By: Tamalpa Institute

    Facilitated By: Daria Halprin

    Daria Halprin, teacher and author, is among the leading pioneers in the field of movement/dance and expressive arts education and therapy. Her work bridges the fields of somatic psychology, movement/dance therapy, expressive arts therapy, community-based arts & health education, organizational consultancy, leadership development, social change & performance. Bringing a life-long practice in the arts to her work, published writings include: Coming Alive; The Expressive Body in Life, Art and Therapy; contributing author Expressive Arts Therapy: Principles and Practices; Poesis: Essays On the Future of the Field; and Body Ensouled, Enacted and Entranced.

    Repeating Event: This is a multi-day event.

    Day 1 Event Date: Jun 20, 2020

    Day 1 Event Start Time: 10:00 AM

    Day 1 Event End Time: 05:30 PM


    Day 2 Event Date: Jun 21, 2020

    Day 2 Event Start Time: 10:00 AM

    Day 2 Event End Time: 05:30 PM


    Day 3 Event Date: Jun 22, 2020

    Day 3 Event Start Time: 10:00 AM

    Day 3 Event End Time: 05:30 PM


    Day 4 Event Date: Jun 23, 2020

    Day 4 Event Start Time: 10:00 AM

    Day 4 Event End Time: 05:30 PM


    Day 5 Event Date: Jun 24, 2020

    Day 5 Event Start Time: 10:00 AM

    Day 5 Event End Time: 05:30 PM

    Short Summary: Throughout times movement, dance and the expressive arts have provided individuals and communities with a means of soulful expression, healing and connection with the spirit. This workshop will generate opportunities for participants to find such meaning connected with the real issues in their lives.

    Event Description:

    Throughout time movement, dance, and the expressive arts have provided individuals and communities with a sense of soulful expression, healing, inspiration and connection with community and spirit. In our lives today, we need to reconnect in these ways.

    In this workshop, movement, drawing, poetic narrative, individual and group dance, reflective exchanges, performance and witnessing practices will generate new thresholds of exploration and expression. Away from the distractions of daily life, there will be time to feel and listen deeply to the powerful intelligence of the body, to play and express with imagination through the arts.

    Morning sessions will begin with somatic awareness, individual and group movement exploration to tune the physical body to sensation and feeling. Afternoon sessions will facilitate creative encounters with the art mediums of dance, drawing, spoken and written narrative in explorations of relevant themes and personal life experiences.

    Participants will:

    -Develop body/mind awareness and connection

    -Expand creative expression through art-making

    -Learn how movement/dance and expressive arts can be applied to their personal process and professional practices

    -Experience improvisation and performance designed for the beginner and the experienced alike

    -Explore old material in new ways

    -Generate new resources to bring into daily life

    This workshop is designed for everyone. No previous experience in dance or art is needed.

    For further information about the work and Daria Halprin: www.tamalpa.org

    Cost: $700 (with payment before May 4, 2020) $750 (after May 4th, 2020)

    Event Location:
    Mountain Home Studio,15 Ravine Way, Kentfield, CA 94904

    Registration Instructions: Visit website link or call (415) 457-8555

    Web Link for Registration: https://www.tamalpa.org/calendar/tamalpa-summer-workshop-movement-as-a-life-art-process-with-daria-halprin-2/

    CEU Information:

    Pre-registration required to receive CEU-s. Provider #: 75903. This course meets the qualifications for 30 hours or continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCS, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. For additional information about CEUs for this course contact us at info@tamalapa.org or call 415-457-8555. CEU’s will cost $55 for this workshop **A 4% Service Fee is INCLUDED in all PayPal and Credit Card transactions

    Organization Name: Tamalpa Institute

    Organization Website: https://www.tamalpa.org


    • 9 Jul 2020
    • 12 Jul 2020
    • Racine, Wisconsin

    Pilgrim SoULL, Weekend 2 - Racine, Wisconsin

    The Nature of Relationship

    SHORT SUMMARY: Students will examine how they develop, get ill, heal, inevitably end and also live forever. The inevitable experience of grief will be explored, as well as attachment, breakups, and the components of good and bad endings. In this weekend, we study the Horizontal Pulse, the Vertical Pulse, and the Dual Pulse, patterns of natural life movement within a relationship. In sum, we will be studying the energetics of human relationship and how they effect our bodies.

    Presented by: Jeanne Denney, Director, School of Unusual Life Learning (SoULL)

    FIRST DAY EVENT: Jul 09, 2020

    LAST DAY OF EVENT: Jul 12, 2020

    EVENT DESCRIPTION:

    The School of Unusual Life Learning (SoULL) is a multi-level somatically focused program about human life which helps you take your own life and work to a new level of depth and presence. SoULL’s primary task is to connect human helpers, healers and creatives with wisdom teachings sourced from the natural world so that they first recognize themselves and others as natural and find radical applications of this awareness. We live in much greater separation from Nature in our time than any other time in history. We seldom recognize ourselves as being actually a part of it. We fear change and death to extraordinary degrees, and resist the natural changes of our bodies, psyches or relationships. SoULL is a remedy for this distress that powerfully changes student’s outlooks on their own life and how professionals approach their human service work.

    Level 1 - Pilgrim SoULL is a 100+ hour program that runs (generally) from spring to fall. A primary goal of Pilgrim SoULL is to teach students to recognize the deep, energetic patterns within the life of the human being regardless of culture or race. It teaches how life energy naturally shapes us through every stage of bodily life, including its end. I call this our common human “Life Language”. It presents radical insights, not only on individual human life, but on relationships, community, and the deep, intrinsic connection between them. In its essence, Pilgrim SoULL is an initiation which teaches about birth, death, all that is between and after, the body, energy, how we grow, change, connect, release, die and love.

    Level 1 takes place over three residential weekends with distance learning and group dialogue in between.

    Weekend 2 THE NATURE OF RELATIONSHIP: July 9-12, 2020 will be held at the DeKoven Center in Racine Wisconsin

    Presenter Bio: Jeanne Denney is a transpersonal and somatic psychotherapist, educator, a hospice worker, healer, and author of The Effects of Compassionate Presence on the Dying. She works in many venues to help people fearlessly embrace a life which includes aging and dying. Jeanne has spent years at bedsides, contributed pioneering ideas to somatic psychology, death and grief work, and been deeply involved with creating the Art of Dying projects in New York City. Her insights on energy and the body through aging, illness, and dying are derived from a wide lens of human experience and deep understanding of our mortal journey. Visit www.jeannedenney.com for more on Jeanne's work.


    EVENT LOCATION: DEKOVEN CENTER, Racine, Wisconsin: July 9-12, 2020

    COST: Registration before June 1: $750/weekend Registration after June 1: $800/weekend

    REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS: After July 1 Registration Closed.

    REGISTER HERE: https://forms.gle/fykW18yTc36oqBnUA


    • 16 Jul 2020
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Zoom
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    USABP Spotlight Webinar Series and The Institute of CORE Energetics Present...

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    • 15 Aug 2020
    • 9:00 AM
    • 16 Aug 2020
    • Seattle, Washington

    The Body's Cycle Of Learning: A Somatic Journey for Transforming Outdated Belief Systems

    Presented By / Facilitated By: Aylee Welch, LICSW

    More information to come soon.

    Aylee Welch has been working with people in therapeutic environments, and writing and teaching since 1989, and has been certified in Core Energetics and Core Soma since 2006. Aylee is an Independent Clinical Social Worker licensed in Washington, California and Oregon.

    Day 1 Event Date: Aug 15, 2020 - 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

    Day 2 Event Date: Aug 16, 2020. 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM


    EVENT LOCATION: Seattle, WA

    COST: coming soon

    REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS:

    http://www.bodypsychotherapyschool.com/specialevents


    • 20 Aug 2020
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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    • 24 Aug 2020
    • 28 Aug 2020
    • The Charlie Hotel, West Hollywood, CA

     A Theoretical and Experiential Exploration of Body-Based Sex Therapy

    Presented By: Stella Resnick, PhD

    SUMMARY:

    The ERST training integrates body-based Gestalt therapy, sex therapy, couples therapy, and interpersonal neurobiology. ERST is a holistic body-mind approach to individual and couples’ sexual enhancement through present-centered experiential processing, breath awareness and intention. The work is supported by the latest developments in neurobiology, grounded in an understanding of human sexual biodiversity, and attuned to the critical roles of pleasure and play in healing, health, and happiness.

    Presenter bio:

    Stella Resnick, PhD is a clinical psychologist, trainer, author, speaker, and AASECT-certified sex therapist and supervisor. She trained with both Fritz and Laura Perls and many other early pioneers in body psychotherapy. She has been studying interpersonal neurobiology and attachment theory since 2001 and has been in a peer study group with Allan Schore for ten years. Her full-spectrum approach (cognitive-somatic and experiential-behavioral) focuses on the quality of life and health benefits of not only resolving chronic emotional pain but also specifically enhancing the capacity to enjoy pleasure and play. She views sexuality holistically, as a core aspect of the whole person and recognizes sexual development, and sex-negative or positive programin,g as intricately intertwined with the self-development from infancy, through childhood, adolescence, and throughout the lifespan. Stella received her doctorate at Indiana University, interned at UC Medical Center's Langley Porter NPI and has been practicing and training therapists in the U.S. and abroad for decades. She specializes in couples and sex therapy in Beverly Hills, CA and trains and supervises therapists in Embodied Relational Sex Therapy™ (ERST). She has written three books focused on pleasure: The Pleasure Zone: Why We Resist Good Feelings; The Heart of Desire: Keys to the Pleasures of Love; and her latest book, Body-to-Body Intimacy: Transformation through Love, Sex, and Neurobiology (2019) on which the ERST training is based.

    FIRST DAY AND TIME OF EVENT: August 24, 2020
    LAST DAY AND TIME OF EVENT: August 28, 2020

    EVENT DESCRIPTION:

    Embodied Relational Sex Therapy Training™ (ERST)

    A Theoretical and Experiential Exploration of Body-Based Sex Therapy

    Sexual health is an essential area of study in the training of all psychotherapists both for personal growth and for professional development. Participants will explore body-based present-centered experiential Gestalt methods and have opportunities to process their own emotional, sexual and relational repair and pleasure enhancement.

    With Stella Resnick, PhD

    27 hours each workshop, Part I March 2 through March 6, 2020 and Part II: Mon. August 24 through Fri. August 28, 2020

    Groups meet Monday through Thursday 10 am to 6:30 pm each day and Friday 10am to 1pm

    Total of 54 CEs for APA, MFT, LCSW, and more through R. Cassidy Seminars

    The ERST 2020 Program

    Full Program: Two Five-Day workshops,

    Part I: Mon. March 2 through Fri. March 6, 2020
    Part II: Mon. August 24 through Fri. August 28, 2020

    Part I: Mon. March 2 through Fri. March 6: Sexuality at the Core of the Whole Person

    Module One: A New Look at Sexual Problems: Tracing embodied relational sexual roots in childhood, and adolescence, to adult pleasure and happiness.

    Module Two: Sexual Healing Heals More than Sex: Working with the breath, sensory awareness, intuitive sensing, memories, emotions, and stress regulation, to heal shame, embrace authenticity, and broaden expansive pleasures.

    Part II: Mon. August 24 through Fri. August 28: Embodied Relational SexTherapy for Couples

    Module Three: Calling Forth Authentic Love and Desire: Processing relational and sexual trauma, repairing trust, integrating love, sex, and commitment.

    Module Four: Couples’ Sexual Fulfillment and Interpersonal Growth: Authenticity, empathy, the integrated sexual self, essentials of romance and play, sexual aliveness, synchrony in breath, left brain sex vs. right brain sex, mindful eroticism.

    Enrollment is limited. For more information & to register, visit: https://www.drstellaresnick.com/professionals

    Part I and Part II are also available for separate registration and attendance, Couples are welcomed at a discounted rate.

    EVENT LOCATION: The Charlie Hotel, West Hollywood, CA

    COST: $1950 for each workshop; $3875 for Full Program

    REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS:

    Fill out the registration form and send in payment of $1950 to hold your place for Part I, or $3875 for the full program of Part I and II.

    Web Link for Registration: https://www.drstellaresnick.com/professionals

    CEU INFORMATION:
    Part 1: 27 CEs, Part II: 27 CEs; Total Program: 54 CEs for APA, MFT, LCSW, and more through R. Cassidy Seminars


    • 4 Sep 2020
    • (UTC+01:00)
    • 30 Jan 2021
    • (UTC-00:00)
    • 11 sessions
    • Belfast, UK

    SHORT SUMMARY:
    The Level I Training presents simple, body-oriented interventions for tracking, naming, and safely exploring trauma-related, somatic activation, creating new competencies and restoring a somatic sense of self.

    Level 1: Sensorimotor Psychotherapy - Affect Dysregulation, Survival Defenses, and Traumatic Memory

    Presented By: Jennifer Gardner MA, LICSW, CST

    Over 4 modules -

    Module 1 Start Date: Sep 04, 2020
    Module 1 End Date: Sep 06, 2020

    Module 2 Start Date: Oct 30, 2020
    Module 2 End Date: Nov 01, 2020

    Module 3 Start Date: Dec 11, 2020
    Module 3 End Date: Dec 13, 2020

    Module 4 Start Date: Jan 28, 2020
    Module 4 End Date: Jan 30, 2020


    EVENT DESCRIPTION:

    A high percentage of clients in outpatient treatment and a higher percentage of inpatients report histories of neglect, trauma, and/or attachment failure. In addition to being diagnosed with PTSD, this client population often presents as affectively dysregulated, chronically depressed, exhibiting symptoms of bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, and borderline or other personality disorders. Level I of The Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Training Program in Affect Regulation, Attachment, and Trauma equips therapists to better understand the symptoms and issues of these challenging client populations and to work with them in a more effective way. With a better understanding of the presenting problems of these clients and equipped with interventions that speak directly to how their issues are driven by the body and the nervous system, students will be able to directly impact the direction of treatment not only for these client populations but also in their practice settings.

    The Level I Training presents simple, body-oriented interventions for tracking, naming, and safely exploring trauma-related, somatic activation, creating new competencies and restoring a somatic sense of self. Students will learn effective, accessible interventions for identifying and working with disruptive somatic patterns, disturbed cognitive and emotional processing, and the fragmented sense of self experienced by so many traumatized individuals. Techniques are taught within a phase-oriented treatment approach, focusing first on stabilization and symptom reduction. Sensorimotor Psychotherapy can be easily and effectively integrated into psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, and EMDR-focused treatments.

    EVENT LOCATION:

    Belfast 

    COST:

    2400 GBP

    REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS:

    Contact: SPI Admissions, 3034473290, admissions@sensorimotor.org.

    Web Link for Registration

    https://www.sensorimotorpsychotherapy.org/s91300022/detail


    • 7 Sep 2020
    • 9:00 AM
    • 11 Sep 2020
    • 6:00 PM
    • Seattle, Washington

    Experiential Therapy Training Program - Third Year Cohort

    Incorporating the work of Wilhelm Reich and Core Energetics with contemporary therapies and indigenous practices, students of SSBP's integrative certification program gain a strong foundation from which to organize their approach to clients. The result is as spiritual as it is psychological, opening the client's perception to the greater world around them as well as to their own unique offering which I call "Referencing From the Self".

    Presented by: Aylee Welch, LICSW

    Event Date: Sep 07 - 11, 2020
    Times:  9am to 6 pm

    EVENT DESCRIPTION: As a therapist, I consider myself a tracker, scouting reaction patterns that are experienced on all levels of our physiology. At SSBP, we hone our tracking skills to understand the original needs of our defensive patterns, discerning the reasons behind the current form. Meeting these needs in their original energetic allows for new perceptions and experiences to arise. Through patient observation and awareness we learn specific interventions in a combination of individual and group therapy. We also teach how to gently open the physical system to dissolve the limitations created through holding patterns developed over decades.

    As an Herbalist and Ceremonialist the program is truly an integrative mind-body therapy training. I bring teachings on basic health and its effect on our well-being, and the power of the Imaginal Realm and its role in healing. Graduates will gain skills to assess from a body-oriented viewpoint based on the tradition of Core Energetics, to organize information and back up their choice of interventions through the treatment plan over time. An additional Practitioner's Skills track is available for attendees who do not already work in the profession in order for them to achieve Certification.

    Class Topics

    Tracking ~ Developing Heart Perception ~ The Yes and the No ~ Body-Reading ~ Core Energetics and The Work of Wilhelm Reich, Alexander Lowen and John Pierrakos~ Character Structure and its Application in the 21st Century ~ The Segments of the Body and Their Impact in Perception & Life Patterns~ Leading Safe Process Groups ~ Herbs for Mental Health ~ Working From Within the Imaginal Realm and Its Affect On Neuroplasticity ~ Ceremony for Health and Healing ~ Current-Diagnostics in a Larger Context ~ Somatic Therapy Approaches ~ Counter-Transference in Body-Therapy ~ Working with Dreams and Imagery ~ Trauma & it's Treatment ~ Working With Our Many Internal "Parts" ~ Clearing Spaces Internally and in the Environment ~ Interpersonal Work in the Group Setting ~ Movement to Impact Body Structure ~ Referencing From the Self

    Presenter Bio: Aylee Welch has been working with people in therapeutic environments, and writing and teaching since 1989, and has been certified in Core Energetics and Core Soma since 2006. Aylee is an Independent Clinical Social Worker licensed in Washington, California and Oregon.

    EVENT LOCATION: Seattle, WA

    COST: please inquire individually

    REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS

    http://www.bodypsychotherapyschool.com


    Seattle School of Body-Psychotherapy
    Email: ayleewelch@bodypsychotherapy.us
    Phone Number: (206) 910-9766
    Organization Website: https://www.bodypsychotherapyschool.com


    • 11 Sep 2020
    • (CDT)
    • 20 Mar 2021
    • (CDT)
    • 12 sessions
    • Chicago, Illinois

    SHORT SUMMARY:
    The Level I Training presents simple, body-oriented interventions for tracking, naming, and safely exploring trauma-related, somatic activation, creating new competencies and restoring a somatic sense of self.

    Level 1: Sensorimotor Psychotherapy - Affect Dysregulation, Survival Defenses, and Traumatic Memory

    Presented By: Anne Westcott, MSW, LICSW, Rebeca Farca, LMFT

    Over 4 modules -

    September 11-12, 2020
    October 30-31, 2020 
    December 4-5, 2020 
    January 8-9, 2021 
    February 5-6, 2021 
    March 19-20, 2021

    > modules times: 9:00am-5:30pm all days


    EVENT DESCRIPTION:

    A high percentage of clients in outpatient treatment and a higher percentage of inpatients report histories of neglect, trauma, and/or attachment failure. In addition to being diagnosed with PTSD, this client population often presents as affectively dysregulated, chronically depressed, exhibiting symptoms of bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, and borderline or other personality disorders. Level I of The Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Training Program in Affect Regulation, Attachment, and Trauma equips therapists to better understand the symptoms and issues of these challenging client populations and to work with them in a more effective way. With a better understanding of the presenting problems of these clients and equipped with interventions that speak directly to how their issues are driven by the body and the nervous system, students will be able to directly impact the direction of treatment not only for these client populations but also in their practice settings.

    The Level I Training presents simple, body-oriented interventions for tracking, naming, and safely exploring trauma-related, somatic activation, creating new competencies and restoring a somatic sense of self. Students will learn effective, accessible interventions for identifying and working with disruptive somatic patterns, disturbed cognitive and emotional processing, and the fragmented sense of self experienced by so many traumatized individuals. Techniques are taught within a phase-oriented treatment approach, focusing first on stabilization and symptom reduction. Sensorimotor Psychotherapy can be easily and effectively integrated into psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, and EMDR-focused treatments.

    EVENT LOCATION: Portland, Oregon

    COST: $3,200 USD

    REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS:

    Contact: SPI Admissions, 3034473290, admissions@sensorimotor.org.

    Web Link for Registration

    https://www.sensorimotorpsychotherapy.org/s91300022/detail


    • 11 Sep 2020
    • 11 Apr 2021
    • 6 sessions
    • Boulder, CO

    2019-2021: Comprehensive Training in Hakomi Mindful Somatic Psychotherapy
    Faculty: Certified Hakomi Trainers: Melissa Grace, MA (Lead Trainer) with guest faculty Jaci Hull, LMFT, and others.
    Schedule: 16 blocks: Friday and Saturday, and Sunday 9:30 am – 5:45 pm
    Dates:
    Module One: 2019: Nov. 1-3, Dec. 13-15
    2020: Jan. 24-26, March 6-8, April 24-26, May 29-31, June 26-28, July 24-26
    Module Two: 2020: Sept. 11-13, Oct. 23-25, Dec. 11-13
    2021: Jan. 15-17, Feb. 26-28, April 9-11, May 21-23, June 25-27
    CEs available for: MFTs, psychologists, social workers and professional counselors.
    For tuition and a detailed course description, download the training flyer
    For more information call 303-499-6699, email
    HakomiTR@aol.comor click here.

    • 12 Sep 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Kentfield, CA

    Tamalpa Experience: Life/Art Dances with Joy Cosculluela

    Presented By: Tamalpa Institute
    Facilitated By: Joy Cosculluela

    Short Summary:

    In this introductory workshop, participants are introduced to The Tamalpa Life/ Art Process, an approach that enlivens dialogue between body and imagination, and 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.

    Joy Cosculluela, RSME, MFA, CMT draws from her rich background as an artist-woman-immigrant-bodyworker whose dance practice is inspired by the indigenous practice of wayfinding, the process of navigating our relationship to the environment. Performance as an act of staying present, navigating the known and the unknown, showing up with curiosity, courage, and compassion.

    Event Start Date and Time: Sep 12, 2020 10:00 AM

    Event End Date and Time: Sep 12, 2020 05:00 PM

    Short Summary:

    In this introductory workshop, participants are introduced to The Tamalpa Life/ Art Process, an approach that enlivens dialogue between body and imagination, and 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.

    Event Description:

    How does your life shape your dance? How does your dance shape your life? How can movement inspire and renew your creativity?

    In the Tamalpa Life / Art Process, movement and life are intertwined. The body contains our life experiences and movement is our primary language. When we dance, we say something about our lives. When we dance our lives, we also connect with the creative forces that live within and open to new ways of expressing who we are.

    In this introductory workshop, participants are introduced to The Tamalpa Life/ Art Process, an approach that enlivens dialogue between body and imagination, and life experiences and art-making. Using somatic-based movement, drawing, poetic writing, and improvisational performance, participants will tap into art’s symbolic language to explore current life themes and generate new resources.

    Art materials provided.

    Cost: $100

    Event Location:

    Mountain Home Studio,
    15 Ravine Way,
    Kentfield, CA 94904

    Registration Instructions:

    Visit website link or call (415) 457-8555

    Register Here

    https://www.tamalpa.org/calendar/tamalpa-experience-life-art-dances-with-joy-cosculluela-3/

    CEU Information:

    Pre-registration required to receive CEU-s. Provider #: 75903. This course meets the qualifications for 6 hours or continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCS, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. For additional information about CEUs for this course contact us at info@tamalapa.org or call 415-457-8555. CEU’s will cost $31 for this workshop


    • 17 Sep 2020
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Zoom
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    • 18 Sep 2020
    • 28 Mar 2021
    • 12 sessions
    • Seattle, Washington

    SHORT SUMMARY:
    The Level I Training presents simple, body-oriented interventions for tracking, naming, and safely exploring trauma-related, somatic activation, creating new competencies and restoring a somatic sense of self.

    Level 1: Sensorimotor Psychotherapy - Affect Dysregulation, Survival Defenses, and Traumatic Memory

    Presented By: Kelley Callahan, PhD, Rochelle Sharpe Lohrasbe PhD, RCC

    Over 4 modules -

    Module 1 Start Date: Sep 18, 2020
    Module 1 End Date: Sep 20, 2020

    Module 2 Start Date: Nov 20, 2020
    Module 2 End Date: Nov 22, 2020

    Module 3 Start Date: Jan 08, 2021
    Module 3 End Date: Jan 10, 2021

    Module 4 Start Date: Mar 26, 2021
    Module 4 End Date: Mar 28, 2021

    > modules times: 9:00am-5:30pm all days


    EVENT DESCRIPTION:

    A high percentage of clients in outpatient treatment and a higher percentage of inpatients report histories of neglect, trauma, and/or attachment failure. In addition to being diagnosed with PTSD, this client population often presents as affectively dysregulated, chronically depressed, exhibiting symptoms of bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, and borderline or other personality disorders. Level I of The Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Training Program in Affect Regulation, Attachment, and Trauma equips therapists to better understand the symptoms and issues of these challenging client populations and to work with them in a more effective way. With a better understanding of the presenting problems of these clients and equipped with interventions that speak directly to how their issues are driven by the body and the nervous system, students will be able to directly impact the direction of treatment not only for these client populations but also in their practice settings.

    The Level I Training presents simple, body-oriented interventions for tracking, naming, and safely exploring trauma-related, somatic activation, creating new competencies and restoring a somatic sense of self. Students will learn effective, accessible interventions for identifying and working with disruptive somatic patterns, disturbed cognitive and emotional processing, and the fragmented sense of self experienced by so many traumatized individuals. Techniques are taught within a phase-oriented treatment approach, focusing first on stabilization and symptom reduction. Sensorimotor Psychotherapy can be easily and effectively integrated into psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, and EMDR-focused treatments.

    EVENT LOCATION: Seattle, Washington

    COST: $3,200 USD

    REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS:

    Contact: SPI Admissions, 3034473290, admissions@sensorimotor.org.

    Web Link for Registration

    https://www.sensorimotorpsychotherapy.org/s91300022/detail


    • 20 Sep 2020
    • 25 Sep 2020
    • Rhinebeck, NY

    Into to Radical Aliveness 5-day

    SHORT SUMMARY: Find what stands in the way of your full potential for life. Learn what it is to be radically alive and return to your life refreshed, wildly expanded, and fully expressive of all your gifts!

    Presented by: Ann Bradney

     September 20 - 25, 2020

    EVENT DESCRIPTION: The 5 Radical Aliveness principles are: Cultivating a non‐shaming heart, Knowing you don’t know, Honoring multiple perspectives, Saying yes to everything, Be willing to be changed by your encounters.

    There is a state in which you are fully alive, authentic, and spontaneous. You are open to all your feelings and connected to your strength and your truth. You are not afraid to know anything about yourself or about others. You seek out and value the diverse perspectives we all bring, and you actualize your creativity and meet life in all its possibilities. In this state, you are a force of nature, a presence that helps life’s greatest potential to emerge. This is Radical Aliveness.

    The Radical Aliveness approach to personal growth, spiritual development, and social awareness is a unique group process that welcomes powerful feelings and dynamic group interactions. We work with the personal, interpersonal, and systemic to invite profound healing on every level.

    Participants will work with blocks to life, facing conflict head-on, and opening to the unpredictable energy of life. Everyone will be encouraged to bring their voice, their energy, take risks, be emotionally honest to help build a dynamic group process where every member is an essential part of the whole. This process is unlike group work you’ve done before, demanding courage, committed engagement with others, and a strong desire to discover and develop your potential within an accelerated, intense time frame and setting.

    When & Where

    September 20-25, 2020
    The Omega Institute, 150 Lake Dr., Rhinebeck, NY 12572

    Daily schedule for the week is currently as follows, but is subject to change:

    Sunday: 7:30 pm – 7:50 pm (Welcome)

    Mo Tu Th: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm and 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm

    Wed Fri: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Presenter Bio: Ann Bradney is the founder and Director of the Radical Aliveness Institute whose mission is to train committed individuals to be courageous leaders and influential change agents, acting with flexibility and sensitivity in any environment.

    EVENT LOCATION: The Omega Institute, 150 Lake Dr., Rhinebeck, NY 12572

    COST: $445-$495

    REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS:Note, a brief interview is required before admission into the workshop can be confirmed. This is powerful work, and we like to ensure participants are prepared for that journey. Please e-mail christina@radicalaliveness.org to schedule.

    REGISTER HERE: https://www.eomega.org/workshops/radical-aliveness?itm_source_h=search&itm_source_s=search&itm_medium_h=tile&itm_medium_s=tile&itm_campaign_h=searchcr&itm_campaign_s=searchcr&itm_term_h=ann%20bradney&itm_term_s=ann%20bradney&itm_ct_h=person|workshop&itm_ct_s=person|workshop

    CEU INFORMATION: This course meets the qualifications for 28.5 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

    Member Name: Christina Oliver

    Organization Name: Radical Aliveness Institute

    Email: christina@radicalaliveness.org

    Phone Number: (310) 751-0606

    Organization Website: https://radicalaliveness.org/


    • 28 Sep 2020
    • 9:00 AM
    • 2 Oct 2020
    • 6:00 PM
    • Seattle, Washington

    Experiential Therapy Training Program - Second Year Cohort

    Incorporating the work of Wilhelm Reich and Core Energetics with contemporary therapies and indigenous practices, students of SSBP's integrative certification program gain a strong foundation from which to organize their approach to clients. The result is as spiritual as it is psychological, opening the client's perception to the greater world around them as well as to their own unique offering which I call "Referencing From the Self".

    Presented by: Aylee Welch, LICSW

    Day 1 Event Date: Sep 28, 2020

    Day 2 Event Date: Sep 29, 2020

    Day 3 Event Date: Sep 30, 2020

    Day 4 Event Date: Oct 01, 2020

    Day 5 Event Date: Oct 02, 2020

    Times:  9am to 6 pm

    EVENT DESCRIPTION: As a therapist, I consider myself a tracker, scouting reaction patterns that are experienced on all levels of our physiology. At SSBP, we hone our tracking skills to understand the original needs of our defensive patterns, discerning the reasons behind the current form. Meeting these needs in their original energetic allows for new perceptions and experiences to arise. Through patient observation and awareness we learn specific interventions in a combination of individual and group therapy. We also teach how to gently open the physical system to dissolve the limitations created through holding patterns developed over decades.

    As an Herbalist and Ceremonialist the program is truly an integrative mind-body therapy training. I bring teachings on basic health and its effect on our well-being, and the power of the Imaginal Realm and its role in healing. Graduates will gain skills to assess from a body-oriented viewpoint based on the tradition of Core Energetics, to organize information and back up their choice of interventions through the treatment plan over time. An additional Practitioner's Skills track is available for attendees who do not already work in the profession in order for them to achieve Certification.

    Class Topics

    Tracking ~ Developing Heart Perception ~ The Yes and the No ~ Body-Reading ~ Core Energetics and The Work of Wilhelm Reich, Alexander Lowen and John Pierrakos~ Character Structure and its Application in the 21st Century ~ The Segments of the Body and Their Impact in Perception & Life Patterns~ Leading Safe Process Groups ~ Herbs for Mental Health ~ Working From Within the Imaginal Realm and Its Affect On Neuroplasticity ~ Ceremony for Health and Healing ~ Current-Diagnostics in a Larger Context ~ Somatic Therapy Approaches ~ Counter-Transference in Body-Therapy ~ Working with Dreams and Imagery ~ Trauma & it's Treatment ~ Working With Our Many Internal "Parts" ~ Clearing Spaces Internally and in the Environment ~ Interpersonal Work in the Group Setting ~ Movement to Impact Body Structure ~ Referencing From the Self

    Presenter Bio: Aylee Welch has been working with people in therapeutic environments, and writing and teaching since 1989, and has been certified in Core Energetics and Core Soma since 2006. Aylee is an Independent Clinical Social Worker licensed in Washington, California and Oregon.

    EVENT LOCATION: Seattle, WA

    COST: please inquire individually

    REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS

    http://www.bodypsychotherapyschool.com


    Seattle School of Body-Psychotherapy
    Email: ayleewelch@bodypsychotherapy.us
    Phone Number: (206) 910-9766
    Organization Website: https://www.bodypsychotherapyschool.com


    • 30 Sep 2020
    • 13 Jun 2021
    • 4 sessions
    • San Francisco Bay Area

    NARM® Practitioner Training - SF Bay Area

    SHORT SUMMARY: The NARM® Practitioner Training is an advanced clinical training for the healing of complex trauma. Enrollment is open to psychotherapists, counselors, social workers & other mental health professionals who work with trauma.

    Presented by: Brad Kammer, LMFT, LPCC, SEP, NMT

    MODULES: 4

    Module Day and Times: For each module listed below, the training occurs: Wednesday evening from 6:00-9:30 pm, Thursday – Saturday from 9:00 am – 6:30 pm, and Sunday from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm.

    Module 1 Start Date: Sep 30, 2020
    Module 1 End Date: Oct 4, 2020

    Module 2 Start Date: Dec 09, 2020
    Module 2 End Date: Dec 13, 2020

    Module 3 Start Date: Mar 17, 2021
    Module 3 End Date: Mar 21, 2021

    Module 4 Start Date: Jun 9, 2020
    Module 4 End Date: Jun 13, 2020


    EVENT DESCRIPTION:

    The NARM Therapist Training is an advanced clinical training designed to enhance the skills of professionals who work with developmental trauma. The training is intended for mental health practitioners with an active practice so the material presented in each module can be applied and developed. Graduate trainees and interns actively seeing clients are welcome to apply.

    Applications are approved on a case-by-case basis, and may include a personal interview with a NARM faculty member.

    NeuroAffective Relational Model (NARM™) is an advanced clinical training for mental health and somatic practitioners who work with developmental trauma. NARM addresses relational and attachment trauma by working with early, unconscious patterns of disconnection that deeply affect our identity, emotions, physiology, behavior and relationships. Integrating a psychodynamic and body centered approach, NARM offers a comprehensive theoretical and clinical model for working with developmental trauma.

    NARM draws on psychodynamic models such as attachment and object relations theory, somatic models and character structure approaches, in addressing the link between psychological issues and the body. Working relationally in the present moment, and within a context of interpersonal neurobiology, NARM offers a new approach of working relationally that is a resource-oriented, non-regressive, non-cathartic, and ultimately non-pathologizing model. Grounded in mindfulness and contemplative spiritual practices, NARM supports a non-western orientation to the nature of personality. Learning how to work simultaneously with these diverse elements is a radical shift that has profound clinical implications for healing complex trauma and supporting personal and relational growth.

    In the NARM Practitioner Training, you will learn:

    The different skills needed to work with developmental versus shock trauma; when and why shock trauma interventions may be contraindicated in working with developmental trauma.

    How to address the complex interplay between nervous system dysregulation and identity distortions, such as toxic shame and guilt, low self-esteem, chronic self-judgment, and other psychobiological symptoms.

    How to work moment-by-moment with early adaptive survival styles that, while once life-saving, distort clients’ current life experience.

    When to work ‘bottom-up’, when to work ‘top-down’, and how to work with both simultaneously to meet the special challenges of developmental trauma.

    How to support clients with a mindful and progressive process of disidentification from identity distortions.

    A new, coherent theory for working with affect and emotions, which aims to support their psychobiological completion.

    Presenter Bio: Brad Kammer, LMFT, LPCC, SEP, NMT is a NARM faculty trainer. Brad has studied under his mentor Dr. Laurence Heller for nearly 20 years and is a NARM Practitioner and Consultant. Brad is also a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, Consultant and Instructor. Brad began his career as a Humanitarian Aid Worker in Asia which introduced him to personal and collective trauma. He became passionate about supporting individuals and communities in the transformation of trauma. Brad has since focused his work on the integration of Somatic Psychology, Interpersonal Neurobiology, and wisdom from Spiritual Traditions and Traditional Cultures. Brad lives in a small town in Northern California with his family where he is a Somatic Psychotherapist, College Professor, and International Presenter on Shock and Developmental Trauma.


    EVENT LOCATION: Best Western Corte Madera Inn 56 Madera Blvd, Corte Madera CA 94925

    COST: We offer a variety of payment options, please explore on our website or email us at admin@narmtraining.com.

    REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS: Please visit our website to submit your application! If you have any additional questions, please explore our website or email us at admin@narmtraining.com.

    REGISTER HERE: https://narmtraining.com/trainings/bay-area/

    CEU INFORMATION: 30 CEUs per module: Available for psychologists, psychotherapists, marriage and family therapists, social workers and personal counselors. Additional cost for CEUs.

    Organization Name: NARM Training Institute

    Email: admin@narmtraining.com

    Phone Number: (707) 621-8945



    • 30 Sep 2020
    • 9 Apr 2021
    • 12 sessions
    • Jyvaskyla, Finland

    SHORT SUMMARY:
    The Level I Training presents simple, body-oriented interventions for tracking, naming, and safely exploring trauma-related, somatic activation, creating new competencies and restoring a somatic sense of self.

    Level 1: Sensorimotor Psychotherapy - Affect Dysregulation, Survival Defenses, and Traumatic Memory

    Presented By: Marko Punkanen, Anthony Buckley

    Over 4 modules -

    Module 1 Start Date: Sep 30, 2020
    Module 1 End Date: Oct 02, 2020

    Module 2 Start Date: Nov 25, 2020
    Module 2 End Date: Nov 27, 2020

    Module 3 Start Date: Jan 27, 2021
    Module 3 End Date: Jan 29, 2021

    Module 4 Start Date: Apr 07, 2021
    Module 4 End Date: Apr 09, 2021

    > modules times: 9:00am-5:30pm all days


    EVENT DESCRIPTION:

    A high percentage of clients in outpatient treatment and a higher percentage of inpatients report histories of neglect, trauma, and/or attachment failure. In addition to being diagnosed with PTSD, this client population often presents as affectively dysregulated, chronically depressed, exhibiting symptoms of bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, and borderline or other personality disorders. Level I of The Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Training Program in Affect Regulation, Attachment, and Trauma equips therapists to better understand the symptoms and issues of these challenging client populations and to work with them in a more effective way. With a better understanding of the presenting problems of these clients and equipped with interventions that speak directly to how their issues are driven by the body and the nervous system, students will be able to directly impact the direction of treatment not only for these client populations but also in their practice settings.

    The Level I Training presents simple, body-oriented interventions for tracking, naming, and safely exploring trauma-related, somatic activation, creating new competencies and restoring a somatic sense of self. Students will learn effective, accessible interventions for identifying and working with disruptive somatic patterns, disturbed cognitive and emotional processing, and the fragmented sense of self experienced by so many traumatized individuals. Techniques are taught within a phase-oriented treatment approach, focusing first on stabilization and symptom reduction. Sensorimotor Psychotherapy can be easily and effectively integrated into psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, and EMDR-focused treatments.

    EVENT LOCATION: Seattle, Washington

    COST: 2500 EUR

    REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS:

    Contact: SPI Admissions, 3034473290, admissions@sensorimotor.org.

    Web Link for Registration

    https://www.sensorimotorpsychotherapy.org/s91300022/detail


    • 2 Oct 2020
    • 9:30 AM
    • 5 Oct 2020
    • 6:00 PM
    • Austin, Texas

    Integral Somatic Psychology™ Professional Training - Austin, Texas
    Module 1: The Physiology of Emotions

    Integral Somatic Psychology™ is a new paradigm in body psychotherapy based on the emerging neuroscience of embodied cognition, emotion, and behavior. It offers all therapies including all body psychotherapies a complementary modality for reducing treatment times and improving cognitive, emotional, behavioral, relational, and spiritual outcomes; through developing a greater capacity for a comprehensive range of emotions including the often overlooked but always present sensorimotor emotions.

    Presented by: Dr. Raja Selvam


    EVENT DESCRIPTION: MODULE 1 • The Physiology of Emotions

    Working with Emotions with Greater Efficiency through the Science of the Physiology of Emotions and Principles of Energy Psychology.

    This course has been designed to help improve cognitive, emotional, and behavioral outcomes in all therapies on the basis of emerging evidence-based theories of embodied cognition, emotion, and behavior in neuroscience. We will study the findings on how cognition, emotion, and behavior depend not only on the brain but also on the body and the environment; how the three are inter-related in the physiology of the brain as well as the body and its relationship to the environment; and how emotion and the body’s involvement and capacity for emotion are important for improving cognition, emotion, and behavior. We will also study the older and newer findings on the physiology of emotions in depth in relation to the physiology of self-regulation. We will study and practice clinical strategies that can potentially help all therapies to improve cognitive, emotional, and behavioral outcomes in their work by involving the body more in a broader range of emotional experiences (primary, secondary, and always-present and often-overlooked sensorimotor emotions). In addition, we will also study how energy psychology can be used to further improve cognitive, emotional, and behavioral outcomes through emotional embodiment.

    In the first module of the course, the focus will be on how we can facilitate greater emotional embodiment through the musculature of the legs, the arms, and the head and neck areas in the body. In addition, as an optional topic for the consideration of participants for the purpose of further improving emotional embodiment, introductory work with two layers of the quantum level subtle body, metaphorically named ether and air, will be presented.

    Module 1 Course Content:

    1. Basic principles of Integral Somatic Psychology: Increase in capacity for emotion through its embodiment as the core clinical strategy in ISP. Working with psychological, physiological, and energetic defenses against emotion to expand and deepen the emotional experience in the body and to build a greater capacity for tolerating it. Scientific evidence for the effectiveness of emotional embodiment in improving cognitive, emotional, and behavioral outcomes.

    2. Working to improve self-regulation as well as emotional regulation across the three layers of the physical body:

    • The muscular system governed by the somatic nervous system
    • The viscera governed by the autonomic nervous system
    • The central nervous system and structures that surround it.

    Presentation of a model of regulation with seven easy-to-learn flow patterns to regulate the physiology during cognitive, emotional, and behavioral work without compromising or eliminating the very psychological experience one is working with, a common problem in some body-oriented and energy-oriented approaches in psychology.

    3. The role of the body in psychological experiences: The seven basic dynamics such as constriction/flaccidity and hyper/hypo arousal through which the three layers of the individual physical body are used to generate as well as defend against different psychological experiences such cognition, emotion, and behavior. Theoretical and empirical evidence for these common dynamics from scientific research in academia and clinical research in body psychotherapy traditions.

    4. Affect theory: Theories of affect and affect development. Levels or types of affect. Affect and psychophysiological disorders. Relevant research.

    5. Choice of tools: Awareness, intention, imagination, breath, sound, movement, self-touch, touch of another, bodywork, and energy work as clinical tools that can be used appropriate to the therapist’s training, preference, and licensure context. Understanding of the relative advantages, disadvantages, and limitations of each tool.

    6. The role played by the muscular system in generating as well as defending against psychological experiences: The psychological functions of the muscles of the legs, arms, head, face, and neck areas. Relevant research and techniques for working with muscles during psychological work.

    7. Introduction to the role of the energy body in psychological experiences. The heart center, the air element, and their physiological and psychological functions. Working with the zones of the air element in the physical body to bring about greater balance between cognition and emotion in psychological work using the basics of Polarity therapy.

    ISP Professional training is a 12 day professional training in three 4-day modules, with the option of trying Module 1 before committing to Modules 2 and 3.

    FOR THE FULL CURRICULUM (Modules 1, 2, and 3): https://integralsomaticpsychology.com/isp-curriculum/

    AUSTIN INFORMATION: https://www.integralsomaticpsychology.com/austin-isp-training/

    Presenter Bio: Dr. Raja Selvam, PhD, a licensed clinical psychologist (California license number PSY30233), is the developer of Integral Somatic Psychology™ (ISP™) taught in nearly twenty countries in North and South Americas, Asia, Europe, and Australia. He is also a senior trainer in Peter Levine’s Somatic Experiencing (SE) professional trauma trainings. Dr. Selvam’s eclectic approach draws from bodywork systems of Postural Integration, Biodynamic Cranio-Sacral Therapy, Polarity Therapy, body psychotherapy systems of Reichian Therapy, Bioenergetics, Bodynamic Analysis, Jungian and Archetypal psychologies, psychoanalytic schools of Object Relations and Inter-Subjectivity, Somatic Experiencing® (SE™), Affective Neuroscience, Quantum Physics, Yoga, and Advaita Vedanta.

    EVENT LOCATION:
    Module 1: Merryvale Weddings & Events in Manchaca, TX

    COST: 
    Early registration $795. Full tuition $845 per module.

    REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS:

    Early registration ends March 3, 2020. Coordinators: Lynne Silver - lsilver@zbbs.com, Kamal Kelly - kamalk.mobile@gmail.com

    REGISTER HERE 

    CEU INFORMATION: 24 CE credits are available for each 4-day module for a total of 72 CE credits for the complete ISP Professional Training. Cost is $45 per module (24 CE credits). For more details please go to: https://integralsomaticpsychology.com/ce-credits/

    Integral Somatic Psychology, LLC

    Email: info@integralsomaticpsychology.com

    Phone Number: (424) 256-9477

    Organization Website: https://integralsomaticpsychology.com/



    • 7 Oct 2020
    • (UTC+02:00)
    • 16 Apr 2021
    • (UTC+02:00)
    • 12 sessions
    • Oslo, Norway

    SHORT SUMMARY:
    The Level I Training presents simple, body-oriented interventions for tracking, naming, and safely exploring trauma-related, somatic activation, creating new competencies and restoring a somatic sense of self.

    Level 1: Sensorimotor Psychotherapy - Affect Dysregulation, Survival Defenses, and Traumatic Memory

    Presented By: Marko Punkanen, Anthony Buckley

    4 modules -

    Module 1 Start Date: Oct 07, 2020
    Module 1 End Date: Oct 09, 2020

    Module 2 Start Date: Dec 02, 2020
    Module 2 End Date: Dec 04, 2020

    Module 3 Start Date: Feb 03, 2021
    Module 3 End Date: Feb 05, 2021

    Module 4 Start Date: Apr 14, 2021
    Module 4 End Date: Apr 16, 2021

    > modules times: 9:00am-5:30pm all days


    EVENT DESCRIPTION:

    A high percentage of clients in outpatient treatment and a higher percentage of inpatients report histories of neglect, trauma, and/or attachment failure. In addition to being diagnosed with PTSD, this client population often presents as affectively dysregulated, chronically depressed, exhibiting symptoms of bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, and borderline or other personality disorders. Level I of The Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Training Program in Affect Regulation, Attachment, and Trauma equips therapists to better understand the symptoms and issues of these challenging client populations and to work with them in a more effective way. With a better understanding of the presenting problems of these clients and equipped with interventions that speak directly to how their issues are driven by the body and the nervous system, students will be able to directly impact the direction of treatment not only for these client populations but also in their practice settings.

    The Level I Training presents simple, body-oriented interventions for tracking, naming, and safely exploring trauma-related, somatic activation, creating new competencies and restoring a somatic sense of self. Students will learn effective, accessible interventions for identifying and working with disruptive somatic patterns, disturbed cognitive and emotional processing, and the fragmented sense of self experienced by so many traumatized individuals. Techniques are taught within a phase-oriented treatment approach, focusing first on stabilization and symptom reduction. Sensorimotor Psychotherapy can be easily and effectively integrated into psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, and EMDR-focused treatments.

    EVENT LOCATION: Oslo, Norway

    COST: 30,000 NOK

    REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS:

    Contact: SPI Admissions, 3034473290, admissions@sensorimotor.org.

    Web Link for Registration

    https://www.sensorimotorpsychotherapy.org/s91300022/detail


    • 8 Oct 2020
    • 11 Oct 2020
    • Racine, Wisconsin

    The Nature of Community

    SHORT SUMMARY: Students put learning about individuals and relationships together to explore larger systems of energy: families, groups and communities. Common group energy forms; the leadership of these forms; group identity and conflict; individual roles within groups; and the role of communities in our understanding of life purpose will be explored. Students will look at how communities impact individual development and relationship processes, and elements of wise and sustainable communities.

    Presented by: Jeanne Denney, Director, School of Unusual Life Learning (SoULL)

    Presented on:

    FIRST DAY AND TIME OF EVENT: Oct 08, 2020
    LAST DAY AND TIME OF EVENT: Oct 11, 2020


    EVENT DESCRIPTION: The School of Unusual Life Learning (SoULL) is a multi-level somatically focused program about human life which helps you take your own life and work to a new level of depth and presence. SoULL’s primary task is to connect human helpers, healers and creatives with wisdom teachings sourced from the natural world so that they first recognize themselves and others as natural and find radical applications of this awareness. We live in much greater separation from Nature in our time than any other time in history. We seldom recognize ourselves as being actually a part of it. We fear change and death to extraordinary degrees, and resist the natural changes of our bodies, psyches or relationships. SoULL is a remedy for this distress that powerfully changes student’s outlooks on their own life and how professionals approach their human service work.

    Level 1 - Pilgrim SoULL is a 100+ hour program that runs (generally) from spring to fall. A primary goal of Pilgrim SoULL is to teach students to recognize the deep, energetic patterns within the life of the human being regardless of culture or race. It teaches how life energy naturally shapes us through every stage of bodily life, including its end. I call this our common human “Life Language”. It presents radical insights, not only on individual human life, but on relationships, community, and the deep, intrinsic connection between them. In its essence, Pilgrim SoULL is an initiation which teaches about birth, death, all that is between and after, the body, energy, how we grow, change, connect, release, die and love.

    Level 1 takes place over three residential weekends with distance learning and group dialogue in between.

    Weekend 1: THE NATURE OF BEING HUMAN is offered twice this year, in two locations. See our additional advertisement for registration about these events:

    STONY POINT CENTER in Stony Point, New York: April16-19, 2020

    DEKOVEN CENTER in Racine, Wisconsin: May 14-17, 2020

    Weekend 2: THE NATURE OF RELATIONSHIP: July 9-12, 2020 is being offered in Wisconsin only. See our additional advertisement for registration about this event.

    Weekend 3 THE NATURE OF COMMUNITY : October 8-11, 2020 is being held at the DeKoven Center in Racine Wisconsin.

    Presenter Bio: Jeanne Denney is a transpersonal and somatic psychotherapist, educator, a hospice worker, healer, and author of The Effects of Compassionate Presence on the Dying. She works in many venues to help people fearlessly embrace a life which includes aging and dying. Jeanne has spent years at bedsides, contributed pioneering ideas to somatic psychology, death and grief work, and been deeply involved with creating the Art of Dying projects in New York City. Her insights on energy and the body through aging, illness, and dying are derived from a wide lens of human experience and deep understanding of our mortal journey. Visit www.jeannedenney.com for more on Jeanne's work.

    EVENT LOCATION: DEKOVEN CENTER, Racine, Wisconsin: October 8-11, 2020

    COST: Registration before June 1: $750/weekend. Registration after June 1: $800/weekend

    REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS: It is recommended to register for Weekend 2 and 3 before June 1, 2020 to secure your spot.

    REGISTER HERE: https://forms.gle/5CgEKikSqEdBkbXV9


    • 9 Oct 2020
    • 12 Jun 2022
    • 2 sessions
    • Austin, TX

    Comprehensive Training in Hakomi Mindful Somatic Psychology


    SHORT SUMMARY: The Comprehensive Training has been revised to cover more material than in previous trainings. We still have two modules, but Module One has an additional weekend now. So, we now convene for 19 weekends total instead of 18.

    Presented by: Gregory Gaiser, Hakomi Trainer, PC, Organizational Consultant

    Module One: Dates: Oct. 9, 2020 – June 27, 2021

    Module Two: Sept. 10, 2021 – June 12, 2022

    Structure:

    The Comprehensive Training has been revised to cover more material than in previous trainings. We still have two modules, but Module One has an additional weekend now. So, we now convene for 19 weekends total instead of 18.

    Module One, offers a thorough grounding in the theories and techniques of Hakomi Mindful Somatic Psychology. Module Two presents an advanced level of the work including a developmental model of character structure, basics about trauma and the body, increased practice session time, feedback for practitioners (strengths and growing edges), ethical issues and support, and guidelines for certification as a Hakomi Practitioner.

    For Whom

    This training is for professional therapists and counselors, healing arts practitioners, coaches, students of counseling and psychotherapy, interns, educators, clergy and people transitioning into the field of body psychology who want to learn the method in its entirety.

    Prerequisites

    A two day Hakomi workshop or class with Hakomi Institute SW faculty

    A completed application including recent photo and resume or vitae

    A non-refundable application fee of $85.00

    An in person interview with HSW faculty

    In some situations, the Institute may require additional information from an applicant, an additional interview with the HSW faculty or the completion of specific additional learning.

    What You Will Learn:

    In this hands-on, experiential training, you’ll learn how to:

    Energize and strengthen your work using Hakomi’s inspiring principles like mindfulness, nonviolence, organicity, mind-body holism and unity

    Use mindfulness to identify and transform hidden core beliefs driving self-defeating behavior

    Gain greater self-awareness by mindfully studying your own limiting reactive patterns

    Work from a compassionate, nonjudgmental state that helps clients feel safer and go deeper

    Apply unique and innovative methods for melting client resistance and overcoming impasses in your work

    Description of Module One:

    Module One includes in-depth coverage of the Hakomi principles, Hakomi theories, maps and models as well as specific techniques. Training weekends include a mix of didactic material, experiential exercises, discussion, movement/embodiment exercises, group maintenance time and supervised practice times.

    Description of Module Two:

    Module Two offers a developmental theory of character including specific stages of development and learning tasks associated with each stage. A general understanding of Attachment Theory is included. In addition, students are taught basics about traumatic activation: how to recognize it, how to resource someone dealing with it and when to refer to more specialized body-centered practitioners.

    Module Two also includes more advanced practice and integration of the Hakomi method.

    Course Requirements:

    In addition to regular attendance, there are monthly reading assignments and monthly peer study groups. Since proficiency with the method comes through practice, it is highly recommended that students arrange practice sessions with appropriate volunteer clients. Upon graduation, those meeting the above requirements will receive a Certificate of Completion. Qualifying as a Certified Hakomi Therapist or Certified Hakomi Practitioner is competency based. This usually involves advanced supervision from the Hakomi faculty including video session review.

    Presented By:

    Gregory Gaiser, is an Organizational Consultant, Pastoral Counselor, and a Hakomi Mindful Somatic Psychology veteran of over 30 years. Originally trained in massage therapy, Gregory maintains an avid interest in the many developments in the field of body psychology, including recent advances in neuroscience. His training in Buddhist meditation is an important influence in his work. Mindful awareness, respect for living systems, and non-violence are the foundations for his work with both organizations and individuals. Gregory is a trained facilitator for the Right Use of Power Institute which specializes in resolving ethical issues between individuals and groups. Gregory has taught traditional Hakomi and Resolving Trauma Through the Body classes in the U.S., Europe, Canada and New Zealand and Japan. He also co-designed and taught a graduate level course at Boulder College of Massage Therapy specializing in massage therapy for trauma survivors including survivors of the Columbine shootings. He has also taught the body psychology classes at Lauterstein-Conway School of Massage in Austin, TX. His passion is assisting people and organizations in developing a clear sense of purpose, emotional intelligence and resiliency, and capacity for connection.

    EVENT LOCATION: Sol Healing and Wellness Center 13805 Ann Pl Austin , TX 78728 United States

    COST: uition for each module: $4800; early enrollment rate: $4250 $500 deposit due by July 1, 2019 for early enrollment price for Module One. $500 deposit due by July 1, 2020, for early enrollment for Module Two.

    REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS: Payment plans available for a small fee. There are a limited number of work-study (reduced tuition based on need) positions available. Ask for an application if you are interested.

    REGISTER HERE: https://hakomiinstitutesouthwest.com/event/hakomi-comprehensive-training/


    • 16 Oct 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
    • Chicago, Illinois

    Integral Somatic Psychology Demo - Chicago, IL
    Presented by: Dr. Raja Selvam

    This is demo is followed by a weekend workshop. 

    How to work with the effect of trauma on development and attachment with greater efficiency through emotional embodiment and inter-personal resonance

    The workshop will demonstrate how to improve outcomes and shorten treatment times in working with attachment issues through: 1) a differentiated understanding of how developmental and shock trauma can affect developmental tasks in stages of early childhood development (existence, need, autonomy) and cause variations in a person’s attachment style (avoidant, ambivalent, disorganized); and 2) the tools of emotional embodiment and inter-personal resonance from Integral Somatic Psychology™ (ISP™).

    EVENT DESCRIPTION: The workshop is offered in one 3-day workshop. Optional demonstration day offered ahead of workshop (October 16).

    WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:

    How an insecure attachment style (avoidant, ambivalent, or disorganized) shows up as specific adulthood difficulties depends on the stage of childhood in which the developmental or shock traumas affected our relational capacities and the specific developmental tasks affected in that stage of development.

    This three-day workshop will describe and demonstrate how to work with adult relationship difficulties differentiated in terms of attachment styles and various developmental tasks in at least three early stages of development using clinical strategies of inter-personal resonance and emotional embodiment from Integral Somatic Psychology™ (ISP™), a modality based partly on emerging paradigms of embodied cognition and emotion in cognitive neuroscience and psychology.

    • Learn to work with avoidant, ambivalent, and disorganized styles of insecure attachment and their variations that are often in the form implicit sensorimotor emotional memories through emotional embodiment and inter-personal resonance.

    • Learn to identify and work with the different developmental tasks or functions in at least three early stages of childhood development (existence, need, and autonomy) the wounding of which by developmental and shock traumas determine specific vulnerabilities driving the insecure attachment styles.

    • Learn how to access and work with a wider range of emotions especially sensorimotor emotions in relation to attachment and relationship from the very first session with a client.

    • Learn how to help clients work through and develop a greater capacity for extremely difficult emotional experiences having to do with attachment and relationship faster by using the body as container and regulator.

    • Learn how to improve your ability to regulate your client emotionally through embodied attunement, a very important component of effective attachment work, through specific skills of inter-personal resonance.

    • Learn about how the emerging paradigms of embodied cognition and emotion in cognitive neuroscience and psychology can help improve outcomes and shorten treatment times in all therapies including body-oriented modalities such as Somatic Experiencing® (SE™) and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy®, through embodiment of a greater range of emotions from the very first session with clients.

    In the three-day workshop, Dr. Raja Selvam will cover all of the above topics. The format of the workshop will be lectures, live demonstrations with workshop participants (at least two per day), questions and answers, and short, guided dyadic and group exercises to make the workshop experiential for the participants as well as to manage activation among them. To impart as much knowledge as possible during the short three-day workshop and to accommodate participants with varying levels of expertise, there will be no lengthy practice sessions among participants.

    FOR THE FULL CURRICULUM - https://integralsomaticpsychology.com/trauma-development-attachment/

    CHICAGO (OAKBROOK, IL) Information - https://integralsomaticpsychology.com/chicago-attachment-2020/

    Presenter Bio: Dr. Raja Selvam, PhD, a licensed clinical psychologist (California license number PSY30233), is the developer of Integral Somatic Psychology™ (ISP™) taught in nearly twenty countries in North and South Americas, Asia, Europe, and Australia. He is also a senior trainer in Peter Levine’s Somatic Experiencing (SE) professional trauma trainings. Dr. Selvam’s eclectic approach draws from bodywork systems of Postural Integration, Biodynamic Cranio-Sacral Therapy, Polarity Therapy, body psychotherapy systems of Reichian Therapy, Bioenergetics, Bodynamic Analysis, Jungian and Archetypal psychologies, psychoanalytic schools of Object Relations and Inter-Subjectivity, Somatic Experiencing® (SE™), Affective Neuroscience, Quantum Physics, Yoga, and Advaita Vedanta.

    EVENT LOCATION: Chicago (Oakbrook, IL) - The Hyatt Lodge

    COST: Early registration $595. Full workshop tuition $645. Optional Demo Day $195 (October 16).

    REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS: Early registration ends September 16, 2020. Chicago Coordinator: Donna Amstutz - donnaramstutz@comcast.net, (630) 750-3907

    REGISTER HERE: https://integralsomaticpsychology.com/training-schedule/#trauma

    CEU INFORMATION: 18 CE credits are available for each 3-day workshop. Cost is $45 per module (18 CE credits). For more details please go to: https://integralsomaticpsychology.com/ce-credits/


    • 17 Oct 2020
    • 9:30 AM
    • 19 Oct 2020
    • 6:00 PM
    • Chicago, Illinois

    Trauma, Development, and Attachment Workshop - Chicago, IL
    Presented by: Dr. Raja Selvam

    How to work with the effect of trauma on development and attachment with greater efficiency through emotional embodiment and inter-personal resonance

    The workshop will demonstrate how to improve outcomes and shorten treatment times in working with attachment issues through: 1) a differentiated understanding of how developmental and shock trauma can affect developmental tasks in stages of early childhood development (existence, need, autonomy) and cause variations in a person’s attachment style (avoidant, ambivalent, disorganized); and 2) the tools of emotional embodiment and inter-personal resonance from Integral Somatic Psychology™ (ISP™).

    EVENT DESCRIPTION: The workshop is offered in one 3-day workshop. Optional demonstration day offered ahead of workshop (October 16).

    WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:

    How an insecure attachment style (avoidant, ambivalent, or disorganized) shows up as specific adulthood difficulties depends on the stage of childhood in which the developmental or shock traumas affected our relational capacities and the specific developmental tasks affected in that stage of development.

    This three-day workshop will describe and demonstrate how to work with adult relationship difficulties differentiated in terms of attachment styles and various developmental tasks in at least three early stages of development using clinical strategies of inter-personal resonance and emotional embodiment from Integral Somatic Psychology™ (ISP™), a modality based partly on emerging paradigms of embodied cognition and emotion in cognitive neuroscience and psychology.

    • Learn to work with avoidant, ambivalent, and disorganized styles of insecure attachment and their variations that are often in the form implicit sensorimotor emotional memories through emotional embodiment and inter-personal resonance.

    • Learn to identify and work with the different developmental tasks or functions in at least three early stages of childhood development (existence, need, and autonomy) the wounding of which by developmental and shock traumas determine specific vulnerabilities driving the insecure attachment styles.

    • Learn how to access and work with a wider range of emotions especially sensorimotor emotions in relation to attachment and relationship from the very first session with a client.

    • Learn how to help clients work through and develop a greater capacity for extremely difficult emotional experiences having to do with attachment and relationship faster by using the body as container and regulator.

    • Learn how to improve your ability to regulate your client emotionally through embodied attunement, a very important component of effective attachment work, through specific skills of inter-personal resonance.

    • Learn about how the emerging paradigms of embodied cognition and emotion in cognitive neuroscience and psychology can help improve outcomes and shorten treatment times in all therapies including body-oriented modalities such as Somatic Experiencing® (SE™) and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy®, through embodiment of a greater range of emotions from the very first session with clients.

    In the three-day workshop, Dr. Raja Selvam will cover all of the above topics. The format of the workshop will be lectures, live demonstrations with workshop participants (at least two per day), questions and answers, and short, guided dyadic and group exercises to make the workshop experiential for the participants as well as to manage activation among them. To impart as much knowledge as possible during the short three-day workshop and to accommodate participants with varying levels of expertise, there will be no lengthy practice sessions among participants.

    FOR THE FULL CURRICULUM - https://integralsomaticpsychology.com/trauma-development-attachment/

    CHICAGO (OAKBROOK, IL) Information - https://integralsomaticpsychology.com/chicago-attachment-2020/

    Presenter Bio: Dr. Raja Selvam, PhD, a licensed clinical psychologist (California license number PSY30233), is the developer of Integral Somatic Psychology™ (ISP™) taught in nearly twenty countries in North and South Americas, Asia, Europe, and Australia. He is also a senior trainer in Peter Levine’s Somatic Experiencing (SE) professional trauma trainings. Dr. Selvam’s eclectic approach draws from bodywork systems of Postural Integration, Biodynamic Cranio-Sacral Therapy, Polarity Therapy, body psychotherapy systems of Reichian Therapy, Bioenergetics, Bodynamic Analysis, Jungian and Archetypal psychologies, psychoanalytic schools of Object Relations and Inter-Subjectivity, Somatic Experiencing® (SE™), Affective Neuroscience, Quantum Physics, Yoga, and Advaita Vedanta.

    EVENT LOCATION: Chicago (Oakbrook, IL) - The Hyatt Lodge

    COST: Early registration $595. Full workshop tuition $645. Optional Demo Day $195 (October 16).

    REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS: Early registration ends September 16, 2020. Chicago Coordinator: Donna Amstutz - donnaramstutz@comcast.net, (630) 750-3907

    REGISTER HERE: https://integralsomaticpsychology.com/training-schedule/#trauma

    CEU INFORMATION: 18 CE credits are available for each 3-day workshop. Cost is $45 per module (18 CE credits). For more details please go to: https://integralsomaticpsychology.com/ce-credits/


    • 22 Oct 2020
    • 9:00 AM
    • 26 Oct 2020
    • 6:00 PM
    • Seattle, Washington

    Experiential Therapy Training Program - First Year Cohort

    Incorporating the work of Wilhelm Reich and Core Energetics with contemporary therapies and indigenous practices, students of SSBP's integrative certification program gain a strong foundation from which to organize their approach to clients. The result is as spiritual as it is psychological, opening the client's perception to the greater world around them as well as to their own unique offering which I call "Referencing From the Self".

    Presented by: Aylee Welch, LICSW

    Event Date: Oct 22 - 26, 2020
    Times:  9am to 6 pm*
    *Note: Oct 24, 9am to 9pm

    EVENT DESCRIPTION: As a therapist, I consider myself a tracker, scouting reaction patterns that are experienced on all levels of our physiology. At SSBP, we hone our tracking skills to understand the original needs of our defensive patterns, discerning the reasons behind the current form. Meeting these needs in their original energetic allows for new perceptions and experiences to arise. Through patient observation and awareness we learn specific interventions in a combination of individual and group therapy. We also teach how to gently open the physical system to dissolve the limitations created through holding patterns developed over decades.

    As an Herbalist and Ceremonialist the program is truly an integrative mind-body therapy training. I bring teachings on basic health and its effect on our well-being, and the power of the Imaginal Realm and its role in healing. Graduates will gain skills to assess from a body-oriented viewpoint based on the tradition of Core Energetics, to organize information and back up their choice of interventions through the treatment plan over time. An additional Practitioner's Skills track is available for attendees who do not already work in the profession in order for them to achieve Certification.

    Class Topics

    Tracking ~ Developing Heart Perception ~ The Yes and the No ~ Body-Reading ~ Core Energetics and The Work of Wilhelm Reich, Alexander Lowen and John Pierrakos~ Character Structure and its Application in the 21st Century ~ The Segments of the Body and Their Impact in Perception & Life Patterns~ Leading Safe Process Groups ~ Herbs for Mental Health ~ Working From Within the Imaginal Realm and Its Affect On Neuroplasticity ~ Ceremony for Health and Healing ~ Current-Diagnostics in a Larger Context ~ Somatic Therapy Approaches ~ Counter-Transference in Body-Therapy ~ Working with Dreams and Imagery ~ Trauma & it's Treatment ~ Working With Our Many Internal "Parts" ~ Clearing Spaces Internally and in the Environment ~ Interpersonal Work in the Group Setting ~ Movement to Impact Body Structure ~ Referencing From the Self

    Presenter Bio: Aylee Welch has been working with people in therapeutic environments, and writing and teaching since 1989, and has been certified in Core Energetics and Core Soma since 2006. Aylee is an Independent Clinical Social Worker licensed in Washington, California and Oregon.

    EVENT LOCATION: Seattle, WA

    COST: please inquire individually

    REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS

    http://www.bodypsychotherapyschool.com


    Seattle School of Body-Psychotherapy
    Email: ayleewelch@bodypsychotherapy.us
    Phone Number: (206) 910-9766
    Organization Website: https://www.bodypsychotherapyschool.com


    • 23 Oct 2020
    • 8 May 2021
    • 10 sessions
    • Los Angeles, Califorina

    SHORT SUMMARY:
    The Level I Training presents simple, body-oriented interventions for tracking, naming, and safely exploring trauma-related, somatic activation, creating new competencies and restoring a somatic sense of self.

    Level 1: Sensorimotor Psychotherapy - Affect Dysregulation, Survival Defenses, and Traumatic Memory

    Presented By: Rebeca Farca, LMFT, Mason A. Sommers, Ph.D

    4 modules -

    October 23-24, 2020
    November 20-21, 2020
    January 29-30, 2021
    February 26-27, 2021
    March 26-27, 2021
    May 7-8, 2021

    > modules times: 9:00am-5:30pm all days


    EVENT DESCRIPTION:

    A high percentage of clients in outpatient treatment and a higher percentage of inpatients report histories of neglect, trauma, and/or attachment failure. In addition to being diagnosed with PTSD, this client population often presents as affectively dysregulated, chronically depressed, exhibiting symptoms of bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, and borderline or other personality disorders. Level I of The Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Training Program in Affect Regulation, Attachment, and Trauma equips therapists to better understand the symptoms and issues of these challenging client populations and to work with them in a more effective way. With a better understanding of the presenting problems of these clients and equipped with interventions that speak directly to how their issues are driven by the body and the nervous system, students will be able to directly impact the direction of treatment not only for these client populations but also in their practice settings.

    The Level I Training presents simple, body-oriented interventions for tracking, naming, and safely exploring trauma-related, somatic activation, creating new competencies and restoring a somatic sense of self. Students will learn effective, accessible interventions for identifying and working with disruptive somatic patterns, disturbed cognitive and emotional processing, and the fragmented sense of self experienced by so many traumatized individuals. Techniques are taught within a phase-oriented treatment approach, focusing first on stabilization and symptom reduction. Sensorimotor Psychotherapy can be easily and effectively integrated into psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, and EMDR-focused treatments.

    EVENT LOCATION: Los Angeles, CA

    COST: 3,600 USD

    REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS:

    Contact: SPI Admissions, 3034473290, admissions@sensorimotor.org.

    Web Link for Registration

    https://www.sensorimotorpsychotherapy.org/s91300022/detail