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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.)


    • 25 Jan 2020
    • 10:00 AM
    • 26 Jan 2020
    • 5:30 PM
    • Kentfield, CA

    Presented By: Tamalpa Institute

    Facilitated By: Adriana Marchione

    Facilitator Bio:

    Adriana Marchione, MA, REAT, RSMT, has been involved in the arts for over thirty years and served as faculty at Tamalpa since 2003. She is internationally recognized in her work as a movement-based expressive arts therapist and educator with a special focus working with addiction, eating disorders, trauma and grief. She founded the contemporary arts exhibition program at California Institute of Integral Studies, and is currently on adjunct faculty at WHEAT, an expressive arts training program in Winnepeg, Canada. Over the last several years, she has been making documentary films. Notably, she received the Artist of the Year Award from In Recovery Magazine in 2016. www.adrianamarchione.com


    Number of days for the event: 2 days

    Day 1 Event Date: Jan 25, 2020 10:00 AM - 05:30 PM

    Day 2 Event Date: Jan 26, 2020 10:00 AM - 05:30 PM

    Short Summary:

    Begin the New Year by opening a space for creative dialog with your deeper dreams and visions. In this workshop, you will use the Tamalpa Life/Art practices of movement, drawing and writing as you step out of your daily routine to create possibilities for growth and expansion.

    Event Description:

    Begin the New Year by opening a space for creative dialog with your deeper dreams and visions. In this workshop, you will use the Tamalpa Life/Art practices of movement, drawing and writing as you step out of your daily routine to create possibilities for growth and expansion. With the support of the group container, you will have the opportunity to reflect on the obstacles that block you, the situations that challenge you, and embody the postures and dances that want to emerge. You will leave with tools to bring into your life, including creative exercises and concrete action steps to nurture artistic expression throughout the coming new year.

    Cost:$180

    Event Location:

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

    Registration Instructions:

    Full payment of $150 fee is required to reserve your space by December 1st, $180 after December 1st. Full refund with cancellation up to 48 hours before the workshop. No refunds if canceled 48 hours before workshop Non-transferable **A 4% Service Fee is included in all PayPal and Credit Card transactions.

    Web Link for Registration:

    https://www.tamalpa.org/calendar/alumni-workshop-serieswinter-time-to-dream-a-visioning-workshop-for-tamalpa-graduates-with-adriana-marchione/

    CEU Information:

    Pre-registration required to receive CEU-s. Provider number: 75903. This course meets the qualifications for 12 hours of 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 via email or call 415-457-8555.


    • 25 Jan 2020
    • 10:00 AM
    • 26 Jan 2020
    • 6:00 PM
    • Berkely, CA

    A Workshop for Therapists and Other Helping Professionals

    Short Summary:

    This workshop provides essential, basic knowledge of how to work with shame. You will learn what shame is and how it is created, and how to help your clients recognize shame, work through it and move on.

    HEALING SHAME: The Core Workshop
    Understanding, Transforming and Reducing Shame

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

    2 day event:

    Jan 25, 2020
    Day 1 Event Start Time:10:00 AM
    Day 1 Event End Time:06:00 PM

    Jan 26, 2020
    Day 2 Event Start Time:10:00 AM
    Day 2 Event End Time: 05:30 PM

    Short Summary:

    This workshop provides essential, basic knowledge of how to work with shame. You will learn what shame is and how it is created, and how to help your clients recognize shame, work through it and move on.

    Event Description:

    HEALING SHAME: The Core Workshop. Understanding, Transforming and Reducing Shame

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

    Saturday and Sunday, January 25 & 26, 2020
    In Berkeley, off I-80
    $375 full price / $350 with full payment by December 21
    Special price for interns

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

    Shame is perhaps the most painful of all emotions. It is at the root of both the inner critic and perfectionism. It binds with other emotions, such as anger and fear, so that is often hard to detect. Also, revealing shame can be in itself shameful. For many clients who don’t get better in therapy, shame — unacknowledged and not worked through — is the primary factor.

    This workshop provides essential, basic knowledge of how to work with shame. You will learn what shame is and how it is created, and how to help your clients recognize shame, work through it and move on. We will discuss how to become more sensitive to the shaming often implicit in the therapy situation and how to counter shame in therapy. You will learn to help clients separate feelings of shame from other emotions. And you'll learn how to help clients out of the shame morass so they can move their energy powerfully outward rather than turn it against themselves.

    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.CenterforHealingShame.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, where you can also check out articles and free Healing Shame webinars.

    www.CenterforHealingShame.com

    Cost: $375 full price / $350 with full payment by December 21

    Event Location: Berkeley, CA

    Registration Instructions:
    Register online at www.CenterforHealingShame.com
    Web Link for Registration - Copy:
    https://healingshame.com/new-events/2020/healing-shame-core-workshop-berkeley

    CEU Information: 13 CE credits available


    • 31 Jan 2020
    • 21 Feb 2020
    • 4 sessions
    • Online

    A Healing Shame Advanced Workshop for Therapists and Helping Professionals

    Presented By: Sheila Rubin LMFT, RDT/BCT & Bret Lyon PhD, SEP

    This is a multi-day event. Number of days for the event: 4 days

    Day 1 Event Date: Jan 31, 2020
    Day 1 Event Start Time:10:00 AM - 01:30 PM

    Day 2 Event Date: Feb 07, 2020
    Day 2 Event Start Time:10:00 AM
    Day 2 Event End Time:01:30 PM

    Day 3 Event Date: Feb 14, 2020
    Day 3 Event Start Time:10:00 AM
    Day 3 Event End Time:01:30 PM

    Day 4 Event Date: Feb 21, 2020
    Day 4 Event Start Time:10:00 AM
    Day 4 Event End Time:01:30 PM

    Short Summary:

    In this advanced workshop, you will learn to help yourselves and your clients shift shame, transforming it from toxic freeze to helpful change agent.

    Event Description:

    ShameShifting: Transforming Toxic Shame into Healthy Shame - ONLINE

    A Healing Shame Advanced Workshop for Therapists and Helping Professionals

    with Sheila Rubin LMFT, RDT/BCT & Bret Lyon PhD, SEP

    ONLINE via Zoom

    4 Fridays: January 31, February 7, 14 and 21

    10am–1:30pm Pacific Time

    $375 full price / $350 with full payment by January 3, 2020

    Special price for interns

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

    How do we learn from and modify our words and behaviors without going into the toxic freeze state of shame? Even when we have been shamed or abused, how do we take responsibility for the part of what happened that is ours, even if it is quite small, and learn from that?

    In this advanced workshop, you will learn to help yourselves and your clients shift the shame, transforming it from toxic freeze to helpful change agent. How do we learn from and modify our words and behaviors without going into the toxic freeze state of shame? Even when we have been shamed or abused, how do we take responsibility for the part of what happened that is ours, even if it is quite small, and learn from it? We will cover the shame produced in many situations in which we feel we have let someone down or broken some important rules—including affairs.

    PREREQUISITE: This workshop is open to those who have taken at least TWO workshops with us, or by special permission.

    TO REGISTER, please visit the Schedule page at www.CenterforHealingShame.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, where you can also check out articles and free Healing Shame webinars.

    www.CenterforHealingShame.com

    Cost: $375 full price / $350 with full payment by January 3, 2020

    Event Location: ONLINE

    Registration Instructions:

    Register online at www.CenterforHealingShame.com

    Web Link for Registration:

    https://healingshame.com/new-events/2020/healing-shame-advanced-2-shameshifting-online

    CEU Information:

    13 CE credits available


    • 6 Feb 2020
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Zoom
    Register

    USABP Spotlight Webinar Series and Integral Somatic Psychology Present...

    Trauma, Development, and Attachment: Bringing Attachment Theory and Somatic Developmental Psychology together. 

    Ideas discussed

    How developmental and shock traumas in different stages early childhood development could affect specific developmental functions in those stages and contribute to a person’s attachment style and ability to relate to others.

    How a differentiated understanding of a person’s difficulty in relating to others using both attachment theory and somatic developmental psychology can therapists to work more effectively with a client’s attachment/relationship issues

    How a client’s capacity for emotional regulation and attunement to the emotional states of others could be improved through the tools of emotional embodiment and inter-personal resonance from Integral Somatic Psychology (ISP).

    Workshop Location

    Online

    Workshop Date

    Recorded webinar (Thursday, February 6, 2020. 4 to 6 pm)  

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    Workshop Description

    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. For example, the vulnerability driving an avoidant attachment style could be the terror of being annihilated from birth trauma (existence); or the deep distrust that one’s needs would be met from the experience of being starved in scheduled feeding practices (need); or the fear that a caregiver could destroy one’s self-experience due to constant neglect or intrusion upon the child’s self-experience (autonomy). Further, within a single stage of development (such as existence), the vulnerability driving the avoidant pattern might have something to do with not having mastered the developmental task of feeling safe enough in one’s body to exist (existential safety); or not feeling worthy enough to be loved (existential shame).

    In this 90-minute webinar, we will look at how developmental and shock traumas to different developmental functions in three early stages of childhood development could interact with attachment styles to produce specific vulnerabilities and attachment/relational difficulties in adults and children. The presentation will integrate classical attachment theory (Bowlby, Ainsworth, Main, and Fonagy) with the most developed somatic theory of stages of childhood development and character structure formation (Marcher et. al.), as well as findings that providing emotional regulation through embodied attunement is key to repairing attachment wounds (Wallen).

    5 - 7 Key Points Summarizing Main Points of Workshop

    1.     Developmental and shock traumas in different stages of childhood can severely affect the development of important developmental tasks such as sensing and expressing one’s needs.
    2.    The vulnerable emotions around compromised developmental tasks and the psychological, physiological, and energetic defenses engaged to cope with them contribute to a person’s difficulties in relating to others or their attachment behavior.
    3.    Understanding of such specific vulnerabilities and defenses behind a person’s insecure attachment style and relational difficulty can help improve attachment/relationship work.
    4.    Presentation of examples of shock and developmental traumas to developmental tasks in different developmental stages and their impact on attachment behavior.
    5.    Creating a greater capacity for a larger range of emotional experiences of relationship is very effective in repairing attachment wounds.
    6.    The body and the energy of a person can be used as a container for improving the person’s capacity for emotional regulation.  
    7.    The innate capacity our bodies and energies have for inter-personal resonance can be used effectively to increase our capacity for attuning to emotional states of others in an embodied manner, important for our ability to regulate each other emotionally in relationship.  

    Agenda

    Opening (news from around USABP): 5 minutes.

    Welcome to the speaker and the topic: 5 minutes.

    Short Interview with the speaker about inspiration and vision: 5 minutes.

    The Presentation: 75 minutes.

    Q&A:  15 minutes.

    Wrap up (promotion of upcoming events, resources etc.): 10 minutes.

    USABP closing: 5 minutes

    Learning Objectives

    Participants will learn and be able to:

    1.    Describe at least one developmental function from one stage of development.
    2.    Describe at least one way in which the developmental function referred to in 1 can be compromised by a developmental or shock trauma in that stage of development.
    3.    Describe at least one emotional vulnerability that can arise in a person with an injury referred to in 2 in a relationship setting.
    4.    Describe at least one way in which the injury referred to in 2 and the emotional vulnerability referred to in 3 can form or differentiate the person’s attachment style.
    5.    Describe at least two ways in which creating a greater capacity for tolerating emotions can be helpful in repairing attachment wounds.
    6.    Describe at least one way in which inter-personal resonance can be used in attachment work. 

    Presenter Information

    Raja Selvam, PhD

    Licensed clinical psychologist (California PSY30233)

    2489 Baja Cerro Circle

    San Diego, CA 92109

    Email: drrajaselvamphd@gmail.com

    Phone: 310-804-6764

    Presenter Bio

    Raja Selvam, PhD, a licensed clinical psychologist (California, PSY30233) is a senior trainer in Peter Levine’s Somatic Experiencing (SE) professional trauma trainings and the developer of Integral Somatic Psychology (ISP) (www.integralsomaticpsychology.com). ISP is a complementary body and energy-based modality informed by Western and Eastern psychology and the emerging neuroscience of embodied cognition, emotion, and behavior. It’s aim is to improve outcomes and shorten treatment times in all therapies including body-oriented modalities through building a greater capacity for a wider range of emotions. It is taught in over a dozen countries in North and South Americas, Asia, Europe, and Australia. 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.

    Resume / Curriculum Vita

    RAJA SELVAM

    2489, Baja Cerro Circle

    San Diego, CA 92109

    Phone: 310-804-6764

    Email: drrajaselvamphd@gmail.com

     

    Curriculum Vitae

     

    Professional Licensure:

    Licensed Clinical Psychologist. California, PSY30233. 

    Formal Education:

    Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute, Carpinteria, California, 2008.  

    Ph.D. in Marketing. Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, 1995.

    M.S. in Applied Statistics. The University of Iowa, Iowa City, 1985.

    M.B.A., Xavier Institute, Jamshedpur, India, 1980.

    B.A. in Economics. Loyola College, The University of Madras, Madras, India, 1978.

    Specialized Study in Psychology

    Study of the Kleinian psychoanalytic model.  Weekly study/supervision group with Jane Van Buren, Ph.D., Psychoanalyst, Los Angeles. 2002-2003.

    Study of the Inter-Subjective psychoanalytic model. Weekly study/supervision group with Robert Stolorow, Ph.D., Psychoanalyst, Los Angeles 2000-2002.

    Study of Affective neuroscience and early childhood development. Bimonthly study group with Allan Schore, Ph.D., Northridge, CA. 2001-2002.

    Professional Education in Body Psychotherapy and Bodywork Systems

    Biodynamic Cranio-Sacral Therapy Training program, Santa Barbara, CA

    2002-2004. 

    Somatic Experiencing Practitioner Training, Boulder, Colorado, 1994-1998.

    Bodynamic Somatic Developmental Psychology Practitioner Training, Pescadero, California, 1994-1996.

     

    Bodynamic Somatic Developmental Psychology Foundation Training, Los Angeles, California, 1993-1994.

     

    BodyMind Integration Training, BodyMind Institute, Los Angeles, California, 1993.

     

    Employment:

    Trainer, Integral Somatic Psychotherapy (ISP) Training Programs. From 2010.

    Countries: India, Sri Lanka, Russia, Denmark, The Netherlands, Germany, Italy, France, Austria, Switzerland, Canada, Israel, Brazil, and the United States.

    Senior Trainer, Somatic Experiencing Professional Trauma Training Programs, The Foundation for Human Enrichment/The Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute, Lyons, Colorado, From 1997. Countries: USA, Brazil, England, France, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, Hong Kong. Turkey, and South Africa.

     

    Adjunct Faculty, Santa Barbara Graduate Institute, Santa Barbara, CA. 2000-2010.

    Faculty Co-ordinator, Somatic Experiencing Professional Training Programs, The Foundation for Human Enrichment, Lyons, Colorado, 1999---2000.

     

    Faculty, Bodynamic Analysis Psychology of Muscles Professional Training Classes, Los Angeles, California, 1996-1999.

     

    Faculty, Bodynamic Analysis Character Structure Professional Training Workshops, Los Angeles, California, 1999---2001.

     

    Faculty, Institute for Psycho Structural Balancing (IPSB), Los Angeles, California, 

    1998---2000.

     

    Assistant Professor, Marketing, The University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, 1989-1993.

     

    Adjunct Faculty, Marketing, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, 1987-89.

     

    Adjunct Faculty, Marketing, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, 1983-85.

     

    Deputy Manager, Marketing, Management Services, Southern Petrochemical Corporation Limited, Madras, India, 1982-83.

     

    Assistant Manager, Marketing, Management Services, Southern Petrochemical Corporation Limited, Madras, India, 1981-82.

     

    Assistant Regional Manager, Marketing, Tirunelveli Region, Southern Petrochemical Corporation Limited, Madras, India, 1980-81. 

    Conference Presentations:

    Peter Levine’s Somatic Experiencing: An Instinctual Model for Healing Trauma. Presentation at the United States Association for Body Psychotherapy Conference, San Francisco, June 1999.

     

    Discussant on Panel on Trauma in Pre and Perinatal Life, 10thInternational Congress of the Association for Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Health,

    San Francisco, December 2001.

     

    Workshop Presenter. Neurons to Neighborhoods Trauma Conference. Los Angeles, March 2002.

     

    Workshop Presenter. Neurons to Neighborhoods Trauma Conference. Los Angeles, May 2003.

     

    Professional Organizations:

    Member. American Psychological Association.

    Member. United States Association for Body Psychotherapy. 

    Member. Association for Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Health.

     

    Research Interests

    Neurophysiology of early brain development and early childhood trauma, post-traumatic stress patterns in childhood from developmental interactions, and integration of appropriate clinical strategies from psychodynamic and body psychotherapy approaches for treating early developmental trauma with traumatic stress.   

    The psychological and developmental functions of individual muscles. Refinement of initial findings from Bodynamic Analysis on the basis of three years of research from weekly classes taught in Los Angeles.

     

    India and depth psychology. Cultural differences that require modifications in Western depth psychological approaches to the Indian psyche. Study of Indian institutions, joint family systems, spiritual organizations, etc., that provide functions provided by psychotherapy in the West.

     

    Advaita Vedanta and Jungian Psychology.  Comparison and Integration of an Eastern and a Western model of individuation. 

     

    Effectiveness of treatment of PTSD symptoms among tsunami survivors in India and survivors of war, violence, loss, and dislocation in Sri Lanka.

     

    Development of an integral model for increasing clinical efficiency in all psychological processes through greater embodiment of different levels of the psyche; based on Western and Eastern psychology, philosophy, spirituality, science, body and energy therapies and psychotherapies, affective and cognitive neuroscience, and quantum physics. 

     

    The neuroscience of embodied cognition, emotion, and behavior and their implications for improving diverse outcomes and shortening treatment periods in all therapies including body psychotherapies.

     

    Publications

    Selvam, R. (2004). Trauma, Body, Energy, and Spirituality. Positive Health, May 2004, pp. 15-18. 

     

    Selvam, R. (2005). Treating tsunami survivors for trauma: The effectiveness of a short-term psycho-physiological trauma treatment approach among South Asian tsunami survivors. Journal of Holistic Healthcare, Vol. 2, Issue 4, November 2005.

     

    Parker, C., Doctor, R. M., and Selvam, R. (2008). Somatic Therapy Treatment Effects with Tsunami Survivors. Traumatology, Vol. 14, No. 3, September 2008. 

    Raja Selvam (2008), Advaita Vedanta and Jungian Psychology: Explorations Towards Further Reconciliation in East-West Dialogues on the Psyche(Pacifica Graduate Institute, Carpinteria, California). Unpublished doctoral dissertation.

    Selvam, R. (2013). Jung and Consciousness. Spring, Vol. 90, Fall 2013, pp. 155-177. 

    Bibliography

    Farini, A., Lemon, R., Lewis, M.D., T. (2001). A general theory of love. New York: Vintage Books (Random House, Inc.).

    Johnson, S. M. (2019). Attachment therapy in practice: Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) with individuals, couples, and families. New York and London: The Guilford Press.

    Johnson, S. M., Bradley, B., Furrow, J. L., Lee, A., Palmer, G., Tilley, D., & Woolley, S. (2017). Becoming an emotionally focused couple therapist: The workbook. New York, NY: Routledge.

    Johnston E. & Olson, L. (2015). The feeling brain: The biology and psychology of emotions. New York and London: W. W. Norton & Company.

    MacNaughton, I. (Ed.) (2004). Body, breath, and consciousness: A somatics anthology. Berkeley, CA: North Atlantic Books.

    Marcher, L. & Fich, S. (2010). Body encyclopedia: A guide to the psychological functions of the muscular system. Berkeley, CA: North Atlantic Books.

    Oschman, J. L. (2003). The scientific basis of energy medicine. Churchill Livingstone.

    Wallen, D. J. (2007). Attachment in psychotherapy. New York and London: The Guilford Press.


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    • 14 Feb 2020
    • 17 Feb 2020
    • Berkely, CA

    Touching Developmental Trauma™ NeuroAffective Touch® Foundation Training

    Presented By: Dr. Aline LaPierre

    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.


    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

    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


    Alternative location:

    WEST LOS ANGELES 2020

    Module 1 • January 10-13
    Module 2 • May 1-4
    Module 3 • July 17-20


    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

    Web Link for Registration:

    https://neuroaffectivetouch.com/trainings/training-schedule/

    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/


    • 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/


    • 20 Feb 2020
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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    From Trauma to Dharma. A Hakomi Approach to Soma-Spiritual Trauma Resolution

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    • 1 Mar 2020
    • 6:00 PM
    • Delray Beach, Fla.

    Integrating Trauma-Informed Yoga with Polyvagal Theory: Embodied nervous system regulation for improving outcomes in therapy.

    Presented By:

    Joann Lutz, MSW, LICSW, C-IAYT, E-RYT, and Deb Grant, LCSW, RSMT.

    Presenter Bios:

    Joann Lutz, MSW, LICSW, C-IAYT, E-RYT

    Joann is a psychotherapist and yoga therapist/teacher with more than 40 years in the field, and 20 years of experience offering clinical social work services. She currently trains mental health clinicians internationally as a consultant for PESI, Inc., and independently. Her book, Trauma Healing in the Yoga Zone, will be published in 2020 by Handspring Press. She is the author of a NASW-MA CE course, "Bringing Yoga into Social Work Practice, " and the paper "Classical Yoga Postures as a Psychotherapeutic Intervention for Autonomic Nervous System Regulation." published in "Proceedings of the Yoga and Psyche Conference, 2014," published by Cambridge Scholars. Her website is www.yogainpsychotherapy.com

    DEB GRANT, LCSW, RSMT (REGISTERED MOVEMENT THERAPIST)

    Deb Grant, LCSW, RSMT, provides consultation and teaches professional development workshops to helping professionals exploring the integration of somatic/body-based work with psychotherapy. Deb has co-presented workshops with Deb Dana, LCSW, and most recently co-authored a chapter with Deb Dana, titled, "The Polyvagal Playlab: Helping Therapists Bring Polyvagal Theory to their Clients," in the book entitled "Clinical Applications of the Polyvagal Theory: The Emergence of Polyvagal-informed Therapies." (Editors: Stephen Porges and Deb Dana) Deb Grant holds an M.S.S.W. degree from the University of Wisconsin in Madison and a B.A. from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. She has been in private practice since 1995, and holds yoga teacher certifications as well as certification as a somatic movement educator. Her website is www.debgrant.net.

    Repeating Event:

    Event Start Date and Time:

    Mar 01, 2020 06:00 PM

    Event End Date and Time:

    Mar 06, 2020 12:30 PM

    Short Summary:

    This workshop provides mental health professionals with a clinical foundation for using trauma-sensitive yoga, integrated with polyvagal theory, to improve therapy outcomes for individuals with symptoms of psychological trauma, anxiety and depression. The training includes the in-depth study of polyvagal theory, the physiology of trauma, and trauma-sensitive yoga interventions, such as chair postures, breathing practices, yoga nidra, and meditation.

    Event Description:

    Title: Integrating Trauma-Informed Yoga with Polyvagal Theory: Embodied nervous system regulation for improving outcomes in therapy.

    This professional training offers participants a solid foundation for bringing two related, embodied approaches into individual and group therapy sessions: polyvagal theory and trauma-sensitive yoga. It is conducted in a retreat environment, offering participants the opportunity to cultivate relationships; rejuvenate their mind and body; and rest.

    The curriculum includes the in-depth study of polyvagal theory; the physiology of trauma; principles of nervous system-informed, trauma-sensitive yoga; and guidelines for choosing and teaching therapeutic yoga interventions which can be incorporated into any style of therapy. These include selected chair postures, breathing practices, yoga nidra, and meditation. The material will be taught through lecture, case discussions, experiential exercises, and scripted practicums. No prior yoga experience is required.

    The course meets from 7 to 8 a.m. and 9:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, with three additional, hour-long practicums. The rest of the afternoons and evenings are free, for the enjoyment of the on-site outdoor pool and jacuzzi, the nearby ocean beach, the many cultural and social events which Delray Beach offers, and eachother!

    You can expect to:

    Develop a basic fluency in the language and practice of polyvagal theory (a theory of how the autonomic nervous system functions).

    Understand the physiological basis of psychological trauma.

    Learn how, when, and to whom to incorporate nervous system-informed, trauma-sensitive yoga-based interventions into individual and group therapy sessions.

    Improve your ability to recognize and respond to your own patterns and nuances of autonomic state shifts, and to support more adaptive response patterns in your clients.

    Cost:

    $1200-$500 residential; $850 non-residential.

    Event Location:

    Casa San Carlos Retreat Center, Delray Beach, Fla.

    Registration Instructions:

    Complete on-line registration form; send deposit to Deb Grant.

    Web Link for Registration:

    http://debgrant.net/yoga-and-pvt-retreat-registration.php

    CEU Information:

    23 CEs for Psychologists, Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, Professional Counselors, and Yoga Therapists are available.


    • 2 Mar 2020
    • 6 Mar 2020

     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 programing 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: March 2, 2020
    LAST DAY AND TIME OF EVENT: March 6, 2020

    Number of Days: 5 days
    Number of Modules: 2 modules

    Day 1 Event Date: Mar 02, 2020
    Day 1 Event Start Time: 10:00 AM
    Day 1 Event End Time: 06:30 PM

    Day 2 Event Date: Mar 03, 2020

    Day 2 Event Start Time: 10:00 AM

    Day 2 Event End Time: 06:30 PM

    Day 3 Event Date: Mar 04, 2020

    Day 3 Event Start Time: 10:00 AM

    Day 3 Event End Time: 06:30 PM

    Day 4 Event Date: Mar 05, 2020

    Day 4 Event Start Time: 10:00 AM

    Day 4 Event End Time: 06:30 PM

    Day 5 Event Date: Mar 06, 2020

    Day 5 Event Start Time: 10:00 AM

    Day 5 Event End Time: 01:00 PM


    Module 1 Start Date: Mar 02, 2020

    Module 1 End Date: Mar 03, 2020

    Module 2 Start Date: Mar 03, 2020

    Module 2 End Date: Mar 06, 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


    • 14 Mar 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
    • Kentfield, CA

    Body Ensouled, Enacted and Entranced with Daria Halprin

    Presented By: Tamalpa Institute

    Facilitated By: Daria Halprin

    Facilitator Bio: Daria Halprin, MA, REAT, RSMT: co-founding director of Tamalpa Institute, dancer, poet, 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 and health education, organizational consultancy, leadership development, social change and 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.

    Event Date:

    Event Start Date and Time: Mar 21, 2020 10:00 AM

    Event End Date and Time: Mar 21, 2020 05:30 PM

    Short Summary:

    This workshop will be a creative exploration on returning home to the body and to the heart of what matters in your life through movement and art-making.

    Event Description:

    “To dance with life and not against it, to move responsively instead of reactively, this is a way to make spirit visible in the world.”

    This workshop will be a creative exploration on returning home to the body and to the heart of what matters in your life through movement and art-making. There is a potent connection to be made between our physical, emotional and imaginative experiences. As we make this connection, movement can serve as a metaphor and a narrative that reveals, expresses and transforms. Encountering old stories, we discover artful ways to re-story ourselves, bringing new vision to the life themes that matter to us.

    Cost: $125

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

    Registration Instructions: $125 payment required to reserve space

    Refunds will be given if cancellations are made by March 9th. no refunds if cancelations occur after March 9th. **A 4% Service Fee is included in all PayPal and Credit Card transactions.

    Web Link for Registration:

    https://www.tamalpa.org/calendar/body-ensouled-enacted-and-entranced-with-daria-halprin/

    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.


    • 20 Mar 2020
    • 22 Mar 2020
    • St. Louis (Brentwood), MS

    Concussions and PTSD: Understanding the complex relationship between PTSD and PCS

    Presented By: Dave Berger, MFT, PT, LCMHC, MA, SEP

    SUMMARY:

    A concussion is the result of a sudden physical assault to the skull and brain from trauma experiences such as abuse, accidents, sports, domestic violence, and military activities. The reality is that PCS and PTSD are overcoupled physiologically and emotionally and result in autonomic dysregulation, and need to be understood and treated this way clinically. This combined diagnosis is too often missed. This workshop does just that with dydactic, experiential and practice components.

    Presenter/Facilitator Bio:

    Dave is senior international faculty with the Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute. He teaches all levels of the SE training. He is also a part of Dr. Peter Levine’s initial legacy faculty being mentored by Dr. Levine to teach SE master classes. Dave’s own BASE™: Bodywork and Somatic Education Training for trauma practitioners is an integration of his decades of work in behavioral and physical health. As a therapist, teacher, consultant and mentor, Dave’s passion and commitment to deep healing guide his work. An internationally recognized somatic psychotherapist, Dave brings his knowledge of anatomy, physiology and function of the body, and of psychological and relational dynamics to help clients improve their physical well being and psychological health. With over 38 years of clinical practice, Dave provides a unique blend of clinical care for people healing from traumatic injuries and accidents, anxiety, back and neck pain, post-traumatic stress disorder, headaches, panic attacks and chronic pain. He uses a diverse array of traditional and complementary healing practices, integrating his understanding of the relationship between an individual’s emotional challenges, their family system dynamics and cultural issues. In therapy, a client may expect to talk, use body awareness and relaxation, trauma renegotiation, hands-on (when appropriate) interventions, movement and exercise to help in their healing process. Dave received his bachelor’s degree in Somatopsychology from the University of Maryland and graduate degrees from Stanford University (Physical Therapy) and California Institute of Integral Studies (Psychology with a specialty in Somatic Psychology). He has been a professor in physical therapy and psychology, and has been adjunct faculty at several colleges. Dave is on faculty with the Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute and Ergos Institute. He consults internationally.

    FIRST DAY AND TIME OF EVENT: March 20th
    LAST DAY AND TIME OF EVENT: March 22nd

    Number of Days: 3 days

    Day 1 Event Date: Mar 20, 2020

    Day 1 Event Start Time: 09:30 AM

    Day 1 Event End Time: 05:30 PM

    Day 2 Event Date: Mar 21, 2020

    Day 2 Event Start Time: 09:30 AM

    Day 2 Event End Time: 05:30 PM

    Day 3 Event Date: Mar 22, 2020

    Day 3 Event Start Time: 09:30 AM

    Day 3 Event End Time: 05:30 PM

    EVENT LEARNING:

    Main points of this workshop include:

    The workshop includes lecture, experiential exercises, demo’s and practice time.

    *What is a concussion

    *PTSD and high impact injuries

    *Trauma healing and bodywork for concussions

    *Working with the cranium

    *Shock and somatic structures

    *Uncoupling shock trauma and post-concussive symptoms

    *Concussion as a Near Death Experience

    *Recognize similarities and differences between post concussive symptoms and PTSD

    *Learn strategies and interventions to treat Post Concussive trauma and PTSD

    *Therapeutic attunement as a physiological conversation

    *Clinically and ethically appropriate use of touch

    *Polyvagal theory and clinical application related to concussions

    *Bodywork/touch as a relational process

    EVENT LOCATION: St. Louis (Brentwood), MS

    COST: $630 and $590 early bird

    REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS: Contact Rebecca Erkhe, PsyD for information and registration: rebecca.ehrke@gmail.com

    Web Link for Registration: https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5caa298693a63240aabf0c9a/t/5d7ff222d736e97ab1dd242a/1568666159356/STLConc+PTSD+Reg+and+Flyer.pdf

    CEU INFORMATION: CE’s for mental health practitioners including MFT’s, social workers, counselors, and psychologists through Cassidy and for bodyworkers through NCBTMB.


    • 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
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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    USABP Spotlight Webinar Series and the Bodynamic Institute Present...

    Creating New Psychophysical Resources That Heal Developmental Disruptions

    Working with Muscle Activation and Movement to Resolve Unconscious Limiting Patterns.

    Ideas discussed:

    - Somatic and psychological development occur simultaneously

    - What muscles need to be used to create new resources

    - Example of how grounding develops and how each stage of grounding has a different flavor

    -How developing specific physiological/psychological resources can support changes in psychological and relational/attachment states of mind 

    -The  present day experience of embodying new somatic, relational and psychological competency can create life-changing outcomes

    -Differences in how to work with unconscious given up, parasympathetic states, (hypo strategies of protection,) and held back,  sympathetic states, (hyper protective strategies)

    -The ability to contain the work to the developmental stage of the issue leads to fuller integration into their daily life

    - Difference between trauma, developmental trauma, and developmental disruptions

    -Working specifically with missing developmental disruptions can create resources that allow working with trauma easier

    Presented by Anne Issacs

    ANNE ISAACS, MSW, LCSW
    Specialty: Working with adults and groups – dealing with developmental issues.

    Other Skills: Leads long term therapy groups, including incest survivors

    • Healing early developmental and attachment disruptions that impact your adult life and relationships
    • Using your body to support, change and solidify new resources
    • Being fully present with you so you can be fully present with yourself

    Bodynamic Training: Certified Bodynamic Analyst and Trainer, PTSD Trauma Training

    ANNE SPECIALIZES IN:

    Helping you to recognize and become the best of yourself by:

    Anne feels it’s a privilege to be moved by the depth in her students and clients. She is very skilled in perceiving how your body holds patterns of protection and limitation. She will help you find new ways to function with more vitality. She is touched by the wonder of what happens when both she and her clients and students surrender to the process of contact and change.

    Anne has been a therapist and teacher for 35 years. She is grateful to her many teachers, including, Lisbeth Marcher, Mariana Bentzen, Merete Branbtjerg, Mary Main, Eric Hesse, Diana Fosha, Julie Henderson, Tony Richardson, Bairo Tulku, for the profound wisdom they have shared with her. She is thankful for her smart and loving husband, Joel, daughter, Vida, and the many friends who are such a rich part of her life.

    Learn More about Bodynamic Institute


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    Resumes / Curriculum Vitas

    WORK HISTORY

    1993-2020 Trainer of Bodynamic Analysis

    1977-2020   Private Practice, Los Angeles

    1990-2020 Bodynamics Somatic Developmental Psychology primary modality

    1997-2004  Founding board member of United States Association of Body Psychotherapy

    1997-2004   Program and conference planner of first 3 USABP conferences

    1974-1977 Developer of community mental health program in a rural county of SE Arizona


    TEACHING

    1993-2020 trainer of Bodynamic Analysis

    1977-2004  Esalen Institute, yearly 5 day workshops

    1990-2011 Presenter at numerous USABP conferences

    2004-2010  Adjunct Faculty at SBGI

    2006  Presenter at JFK/CIIS symposium

    2010 Presenter at JFK conference on trauma and attachment


    EDUCATION

    1973 MSW, University of Denver,

    1976-1978, Radix Institute

    1978-1983, study of many somatic modalities

    1985-1991, Bodynamic Institute 5 years training

    1999-2011, Focus on trauma-many modalities

    2000-2011, Focus on Attachment-many UCLA conferences and reading

    2003-2011, Student of Julie Henderson, Zapchen, a body based Buddhist practice

    2008-2011, Systems Centered Therapy, trainings and on-going group consultation

    2010, 3 week training with Mary Main and Erik Hesse, AAI

    2011 AEDP core training for one year, Ron Frederick

    2011 AEDP immersion training, 2 weeks, Diana Fosha

    PUBLICATIONS:

    2020  INTERNATIONAL BODY  PSYCHOTHERAPY JOURNAL


    REFERENCES

    Fosha, D. (2000). The transforming power of affect. New York, NY: Best Books.

    MacNaughton, I. (2004). Body, breath, and consciousness. Berkeley, CA: North Atlantic Books. 

    Marcher, L., and Fich, S. (2010). Body encyclopedia. Berkeley, CA: North Atlantic Books.

    Bentzen, M., Bernhardt, P., Isaacs, J. (1995 -1997). Waking the body-ego – Parts 1-4. Journal of Energy and Character, Vols. 26-28.

    McKoewn, G. (2014). Essentialism. UK. Random House.

    Rothschild, B. (2017). The body remembers: Volume 2. New York, NY: North Atlantic Books.

    Porges, S. (2018) Polyvagal theory in therapy. New York, NY: W. W. Norton & Co.

    Brantbjerg,  M.  (2020) Widening the Map of Hypo-states: a methodology to modify muscular hypo-response  and support reulation of autonomic nervous system regulation,  Copenhagen, Denmark.  Body, Movement and Dance in Psychotherapy


    • 27 Mar 2020
    • 29 Mar 2020
    • Kingston, NY

    Concussions and PTSD: Understanding the complex relationship between PTSD and PCS

    Presented By: Dave Berger, MFT, PT, LCMHC, MA, SEP

    SUMMARY:

    A concussion is the result of a sudden physical assault to the skull and brain from trauma experiences such as abuse, accidents, sports, domestic violence, and military activities. The reality is that PCS and PTSD are overcoupled physiologically and emotionally and result in autonomic dysregulation, and need to be understood and treated this way clinically. This combined diagnosis is too often missed. This workshop does just that with dydactic, experiential and practice components.

    Presenter/Facilitator Bio:

    Dave is senior international faculty with the Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute. He teaches all levels of the SE training. He is also a part of Dr. Peter Levine’s initial legacy faculty being mentored by Dr. Levine to teach SE master classes. Dave’s own BASE™: Bodywork and Somatic Education Training for trauma practitioners is an integration of his decades of work in behavioral and physical health. As a therapist, teacher, consultant and mentor, Dave’s passion and commitment to deep healing guide his work. An internationally recognized somatic psychotherapist, Dave brings his knowledge of anatomy, physiology and function of the body, and of psychological and relational dynamics to help clients improve their physical well being and psychological health. With over 38 years of clinical practice, Dave provides a unique blend of clinical care for people healing from traumatic injuries and accidents, anxiety, back and neck pain, post-traumatic stress disorder, headaches, panic attacks and chronic pain. He uses a diverse array of traditional and complementary healing practices, integrating his understanding of the relationship between an individual’s emotional challenges, their family system dynamics and cultural issues. In therapy, a client may expect to talk, use body awareness and relaxation, trauma renegotiation, hands-on (when appropriate) interventions, movement and exercise to help in their healing process. Dave received his bachelor’s degree in Somatopsychology from the University of Maryland and graduate degrees from Stanford University (Physical Therapy) and California Institute of Integral Studies (Psychology with a specialty in Somatic Psychology). He has been a professor in physical therapy and psychology, and has been adjunct faculty at several colleges. Dave is on faculty with the Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute and Ergos Institute. He consults internationally.

    FIRST DAY AND TIME OF EVENT: March 27th
    LAST DAY AND TIME OF EVENT: March 29th

    EVENT LEARNING:

    Main points of this workshop include:

    The workshop includes lecture, experiential exercises, demo’s and practice time.

    *What is a concussion

    *PTSD and high impact injuries

    *Trauma healing and bodywork for concussions

    *Working with the cranium

    *Shock and somatic structures

    *Uncoupling shock trauma and post-concussive symptoms

    *Concussion as a Near Death Experience

    *Recognize similarities and differences between post concussive symptoms and PTSD

    *Learn strategies and interventions to treat Post Concussive trauma and PTSD

    *Therapeutic attunement as a physiological conversation

    *Clinically and ethically appropriate use of touch

    *Polyvagal theory and clinical application related to concussions

    *Bodywork/touch as a relational process

    EVENT LOCATION: St. Louis (Brentwood), MS

    COST: $630 and $590 early bird

    REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS: Contact Thayer Case thayercasemsw@gmail.com for information and registration.

    Web Link for Registration: https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5caa298693a63240aabf0c9a/t/5d7ff222d736e97ab1dd242a/1568666159356/STLConc+PTSD+Reg+and+Flyer.pdf

    CEU INFORMATION: CE’s for mental health practitioners including MFT’s, social workers, counselors, and psychologists through Cassidy and for bodyworkers through NCBTMB.


    • 2 Apr 2020
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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    Dr. Cynthia Price, Founder of The Center for Mindful Body Awareness in a USABP Spotlight Webinar Series Presents:

    Mindful body awareness strategies for teaching self care, emotional regulation, and resilience.

    Skills discussed help:

    - Individuals
    - Families
    - Society

    About our Presenter: Cynthia Price, Ph. D., M.A., LMT

    Cynthia is an Associate Research Professor at the University of Washington, her clinical and research expertise is in the development of body awareness to improve health and well-being. Research studies have focused on the study of MABT for multiple health conditions including Substance Dependency, PTSD, and HIV (see publications page). Interested in the processes involved in learning mindful body awareness, Cynthia studies qualitative aspects and underlying mechanisms of the MABT approach. She is an author of two scales to measure interoceptive awareness: the Scale of Body Connection (SBC) and the Multidimensional Assessment of Interoceptive Awareness (MAIA). Committed to increasing health care access to underserved populations, Cynthia works with local and international programs to provide and improve complementary and integrative health care through her research, teaching, and service.

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    • 16 Apr 2020
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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    USABP Spotlight Webinar Series and The International International Association of Rubenfeld Synergist Present...

    Topic to be announced.

    Presented by Joan Brooks

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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


    • 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.

    • 3 Dec 2020
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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    The USABP Spotlight Webinar Series and the Soul's Body Center Present...


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Past events

22 Jan 2020 Free Introduction to the NeuroAffective Relational Model (NARM®)
15 Jan 2020 NARM PRACTITIONER TRAINING – AUSTIN, TEXAS MODULE 1
12 Dec 2019 WEBINAR. Focusing and Dreamwork: Doorways to Embodied Non-verbal Attachment and Trauma Memory.
7 Dec 2019 Shame and the Body: Body Image, Eating Disorders and Embodiment:Learning to Love our Bodies at any Age
2 Dec 2019 Free Webinar on Transforming Touch®: Learn More about Transforming the Experience-Based Brain® Trainings
1 Dec 2019 MINDFUL AWARENESS IN BODY-ORIENTED THERAPY (MABT) – LEVEL 1 PROFESSIONAL TRAINING - 6 DAY INTENSIVE
21 Nov 2019 WEBINAR. Using Touch Interventions To Renegotiate Early Relational Trauma: Creating A Safe Bridge For Body-Mind Integration
18 Nov 2019 Somatic Therapy Center Training Program: Transformative Touch- Level One
16 Nov 2019 Twilight Conversations: How Talking About Death Enriches Our Lives
16 Nov 2019 Horse-Human Trauma Recovery: Somatic Experiencing®, polyvagal theory, trauma neuroscience, and attachment theory for horse-human trauma recovery
8 Nov 2019 Sex and Shame - Helping Clients Create or Restore a Life-Affirming Sexuality
7 Nov 2019 WEBINAR: Completion of Secure Attachment and Working with Relational Rupture and Repair Across a Lifespan
2 Nov 2019 Through the Looking Glass: Using Imaginal Resources to Heal Shame A Workshop for Therapists and Other Helping Professionals
2 Nov 2019 Ethics of Touch: Tired of the same old Law and Ethics workshop?
1 Nov 2019 Comprehensive Training in Hakomi Mindful Somatic Psychotherapy
26 Oct 2019 Clinical Application of the Adult Attachment Interview with Joni Lavick, MFT
26 Oct 2019 How to Connect Men to Their Emotions for Therapists & Coaches: How to support men in vulnerability and connection
26 Oct 2019 How to Connect Men to Their Emotions for Therapists & Coaches Event: How to support men in vulnerability and connection
23 Oct 2019 TRAINING: NARM, Phoenix, Arizona
20 Oct 2019 Dreams Demystified: An online course on the clinical use of experiential dreamwork
17 Oct 2019 WEBINAR: Abi Blakeslee Presents Somatic Experiencing
13 Oct 2019 The Embodied Consciousness Immersion
12 Oct 2019 Embracing your Body, Nourishing your Soul
20 Sep 2019 HEALING SHAME: The Core Workshop
20 Sep 2019 Professional Training in Hakomi Mindful Somatic Psychotherapy, Level 1
19 Sep 2019 WEBINAR: Explore specific ways the Radical Aliveness approach to group works cross-culturally, cross-nationally, with polarization and “trauma.”
19 Sep 2019 ISP PROFESSIONAL TRAINING, MODULE 1
13 Sep 2019 The Felt Sense-Polyvagal Model of Emotional Regulation-Addiction: Cross Cultural Focusing Explorations
2 Sep 2019 Accepting New Bioenergetic Trainees this Fall!
1 Sep 2019 Tamalpa Institute Training: Level 1 Training: Personal Embodiment of the Life/Art Process
25 Aug 2019 Active Imagination in Movement – Encountering the Other Within Us, Between Us, and in the World
15 Aug 2019 WEBINAR: Six Transformative Healing Strategies for Anxiety, Depression, and Trauma Illuminated through the Use of Touch.
14 Aug 2019 FIVE-DAY RESIDENTIAL PSYCHODRAMA INTENSIVE
10 Aug 2019 Find Your Joy
27 Jul 2019 Mindfulness and Somatic Regulation: A Response-side Approach to Healing Developmental Trauma
27 Jul 2019 The Power and Mindfulness of Relating™ in Tuscany
24 Jul 2019 TRAINING: NARM - Evanston, Illinois
20 Jul 2019 Shame and Aging
18 Jul 2019 WEBINAR: The Body’s Cycle of Learning And The Use Of Expression in Body-Psychotherapy: A Clinical Approach To Addressing the Split in the Somatic Community.
13 Jul 2019 Find Your Joy
29 Jun 2019 Witnessing Presence: Body as Compass - An International Authentic Movement Retreat
27 Jun 2019 WEBINAR: Fear and the Mind-Body Split: Fundamental to Dysfunction
12 Jun 2019 Realization Process Retreat with Judith Blackstone
12 Jun 2019 TRAINING: NARM Mod 1, Bay Area California
8 Jun 2019 More Than Mindfulness: The Language of the Body
8 Jun 2019 Bioenergetcis Professional Workshop
29 May 2019 USABP President Chris Walling and Stephen Porges address members with breakthrough announcements
22 May 2019 CONFERENCE: A bioenergetic view of love, healing, connection and authenticity
18 May 2019 THE DANCE OF BIOENERGETICS AND FAMILY CONSTELLATIONS
17 May 2019 Healing Shame in Inner Children—and Actual Children. A Workshop for Therapists and Other Helping Professionals
16 May 2019 WEBINAR: The Wounding Womb, Prenatal Life and Body Psychotherapy
15 May 2019 Sheila's New Online Consultation Group: Shame, Countertransference & the Therapist
10 May 2019 Introduction to NARM™: Healing Developmental Trauma
30 Apr 2019 Introduction to NARM™: Healing Developmental Trauma
29 Apr 2019 Tamalpa Experience with Natan Daskal (Bay Area Dance Week FREE Class)
27 Apr 2019 CEUs - Healing Shame in Couples
27 Apr 2019 Intro to NARM™ Workshop - Chicago
27 Apr 2019 Tamalpa Dances with Iu-Hui Chua (Bay Area Dance Week FREE Class)
27 Apr 2019 Free Introduction to NARM Online Webinar: Working with Attachment, Relational & Developmental Trauma
26 Apr 2019 Intro to NARM™ Workshop - Corte Madera
20 Apr 2019 Hakomi Mindful Somatic Psychotherapy: An Experiential Introduction
18 Apr 2019 WEBINAR: Embodied Activism: Getting a Grip on Social Justice and Moral Courage in Somatic Psychotherapy
15 Apr 2019 The Power of Life and the Will of Your Heart™
13 Apr 2019 Being with You Without Losing Me: A Body Oriented Approach to Personal Boundaries
5 Apr 2019 TRAINING: ISP PROFESSIONAL TRAINING, MODULE 1
28 Mar 2019 USABP WEBINAR: Safer Trauma Treatment - Accurately Gauge and Modulate ANS Arousal – In Clients and Yourself
18 Mar 2019 NARM Webinar: Working with Attachment, Relational & Developmental Trauma
12 Mar 2019 USABP WEBINAR: Experience Advanced Embodiment Practices for Helping to Heal Trauma and Deal with Attachment
9 Mar 2019 Introduction to Integral Somatic Psychology
9 Mar 2019 Explore Below the Thinking Mind: The Living Matrix of our Conscious Body-Mind Field
28 Feb 2019 WEBINAR: Special Event Announcement Coming Soon!
23 Feb 2019 Melting the Shame Freeze:
2 Feb 2019 Workshop: Giving Back The Shame
30 Jan 2019 End of Trauma Intro
18 Jan 2019 NARM Webinar: Working with Attachment, Relational & Developmental Trauma
17 Jan 2019 WEBINAR: Therapeutic Engagement, Countertransference & the NARM Relational Model
3 Jan 2019 TRAINING:The NeuroAffective Relational Model (NARM): A Practitioner Training for Healing Attachment, Relational & Developmental Trauma
19 Dec 2018 NARM Webinar: Working with Attachment, Relational & Developmental Trauma
8 Dec 2018 Organic Intelligence Introductory Workshop
8 Dec 2018 MEN'S RETREAT FOR SAGES & ELDERS
1 Dec 2018 WORKSHOP: Learning the Language of the Body: The Bioenergetic Experience
29 Nov 2018 WEBINAR: Prosilience & The End of Trauma - Organic Intelligence®
14 Nov 2018 Dreamwork Summit
2 Nov 2018 WORKSHOP: Men's Group
31 Oct 2018 CONFERENCE: Embodying Wholeness - The Healing Power of Emotions
29 Oct 2018 NARM Webinar: Working with Complex Trauma
27 Oct 2018 WORKSHOP: Reclaiming the Body, Acceptance and Personal Empowerment: Grounding the Body and Restoring Contact
26 Oct 2018 WORKSHOP: A New Opportunity for Love and Light
11 Oct 2018 WEBINAR: Neuroscience, Body-Oriented Psychotherapy, and the Hakomi Method
7 Oct 2018 RETREAT: Radical Aliveness 5-day Retreat with Ann Bradney, Founder
4 Oct 2018 WEBINAR: The Call of Darkness: Managing Suicidality in Clinical Practice
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