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A Process Model Reading Group (Chapters I-IV) with Rob Parker 22 Weekly meetings on Wednesdays (no meeting November 22) Rob Parker studied philosophy with Gene Gendlin for several hours a week from 2003 until Gene's passing in 2017. Rob has been leading A Process Model (APM) reading groups for many years and we are delighted that Rob has now teamed up with the Institute to offer them.
Presented by The International Focusing Institute
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Sessions 1-11*: Lowest price $150 Sessions 12-22*:
Regular price $450 Regular price $450
Modified price $300 Modified price $300
Lowest price $150 Lowest price $150
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July 12 to December 13, 2023 Rob Parker studied philosophy with Gene Gendlin for several hours a week from 2003 until Gene's passing in 2017. Rob has been leading A Process Model (APM) reading groups for many years and we are delighted that Rob has now teamed up with the Institute to offer them.
We will read and discuss A Process Model chapters I through IV. This covers roughly a quarter of the book and most of the “basic” concepts from which the rest of A Process Model is derived. We will learn many new concepts such as body-environment interaction, en#1, #2, #3, and #0, implying and occurring, recognizing, carrying forward, feedback, eveving, sbs, metaphor, crossing, and a new concept of time. These concepts will give us a deeper understanding of Gendlin's philosophy, and the beginning of an understanding of Focusing (although we'll have to wait for Chapter VIII to understand Focusing in depth).
More importantly, Chapters I – IV will bring us to the threshold of a new world, a new and gradually deepening understanding, not just of Focusing, but of life and of ourselves. If we stay on this path, we will gradually gain the ability to think in new ways as we gradually free ourselves from a plethora of assumptions inherent in our culture. We'll discover that Process Model concepts are not like the concepts we’re used to; they are like handles in Focusing, each concept pointing to a new felt sense of life, and all the concepts together forming a path toward something even larger, over and over… Like the path up a mountain, every step gives you a better view, and the further you go, the better it gets.
Rob Parker grew up in a scientific family, with a deep appreciation for the power and elegance of modern science. Rob was also interested in spirituality from an early age, and has practiced yoga and zazen for many years. And all along, he has sensed that science and spirituality must be related, because reality doesn’t come in separate packages. These interests led to a career in psychology, an area where science and spirit seem to overlap, and to an interest in the philosophical assumptions that underlie modern science. Rob specialized in psychological trauma; he designed and directed several treatment programs for trauma survivors and trauma perpetrators, published and lectured for professional audiences and appeared on national media.
His experience as a psychologist made Rob acutely aware of the problems inherent in our current approach to science. In 2000, the search for a new scientific paradigm led him to visit philosopher Eugene Gendlin. Rob recognized in Gendlin’s work a revolutionary new way of exploring and understanding science, spirituality, meaning and the related issues of our time. Recognizing a once in a lifetime opportunity, Rob began meeting regularly with Gendlin until his death in 2017. This class is part of Rob’s ongoing commitment to understand and experience Gendlin’s philosophy ever more deeply (learning by teaching), and to share that understanding and experience with others.
Hakomi Professional Training Level 2
In Hakomi Professional Training Level 2, you'll expand your skills in Hakomi Mindful Somatic Psychotherapy in three important ways: by developing your "selfhood," refining your therapeutic strategy, and by working your personal edges as a therapist through in-depth supervised practice.
Hakomi Institute of California
September 8, 2023 - March 17, 2024, Online - Live
Hours: 7 weekends: Friday 1:30-4:30pm, Saturday 10:00am-4:30pm,
(All times are Pacific)
Faculty: Dominique Lando, LMFT, Lead Trainer, along with other Hakomi
Institute of California faculty
Cost: $3,595 if registered by 7/23/23; $3,995 thereafter. Final registration
CEs: 73.5 CEs (10.5 per weekend) available for LMFTs, LPCCs, LEPs,
LCSWs (approved by CAMFT) (NBCC CEs are not available for this program)
Prerequisite: Hakomi Professional Training Level 1 (or Hakomi Comprehensive Training Level 1 and permission of the instructor)
In Level 2, you'll also refine your therapeutic strategy by learning to choose the tools and interventions that are most appropriate for your clients. Through brief lectures, demos, and in-depth supervised practice, you'll learn to use Hakomi's principles and practices to support clients much more confidently, fluidly and effectively. One participant said, "By the end of the second year of Hakomi training, I couldn't believe how my skills and self-awareness had grown, and how much deeper I was able to take my clients. I also felt like a more humble, peaceful and compassionate human being."
All teaching is experiential and includes time for practice and feedback. Trainers and teaching assistants provide direct and immediate guidance and feedback during supervised practice with an emphasis on specific clinical applications and skills development.
What You Will Learn In this training, you will:
Who Is This For?
This training is open to mental health clinicians as well as psychotherapy interns and students.
Hakomi Professional Training Level 1 (or Hakomi Comprehensive Training
Level 1 and permission of the instructor)
Early Enrollment: $3,595 for registrations received by July 23, 2023 Regular Tuition: $3,995 for registrations received by August 25, 2023
A $400 non-refundable deposit is due to hold your space in the training.
The final tuition balance is due by August 31, 2023 unless a payment plan has been arranged with Embodywise prior to the training start date.
Phone 415-839-6788, email firstname.lastname@example.org or
In the first course, Level 1, you’ll learn the principles and practices of Hakomi Mindful Somatic Psychotherapy through brief online video talks, slideshows, demonstrations, and lots of supervised practice in online breakout groups.
September 8, 2023 - March 17, 2024, Online-Live
Sunday 9:30am-1:00pm (All times are Pacific)
Faculty: Lead Trainer Rob Fisher, LMFT & Hakomi Institute of California
Hakomi Professional Training Levels 1 and 2 offer an accelerated course of study for mental health professionals, interns and students, as well as those with commensurate education and experience in counseling and healthcare practices who have demonstrated equivalent skills and knowledge.
In the first course, Level 1, you'll learn the principles and practices of Hakomi Mindful Somatic Psychotherapy through brief online video talks, slideshows, demonstrations, and lots of supervised practice in online breakout groups.
What You Will Learn
In this training, you will learn how to:
Support resistance and psycho-emotional defenses instead of opposing them
Help clients experience and process regressed states to resolve long-term issues and behaviors
This training is open to licensed clinicians or those pursuing a clinical degree. It's designed for licensed professionals with limited time who would like to integrate portions of Hakomi Mindful Somatic Psychotherapy into their practices.
We will also consider applicants with commensurate education and experience in counseling and healthcare practices who have demonstrated equivalent skills and knowledge.
Early Enrollment: $3,595 for applications received by July 23, 2023
Regular Tuition: $3,995 for applications received by August 18, 2023 (final application deadline)
CIIS Hakomi Student Discount: If you've completed the course on Hakomi
Mindful Somatic Psychotherapy offered by the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS), you can take this training for $1,995 (a 50% discount).
An application is required.
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Using Interpersonal Skills to Heal Shame—
Undoing Aloneness and Building Attachment
A workshop for therapists and other helping professionals with Sheila Rubin LMFT, RDT/BCT and Bret Lyon PhD, SEP
Monthly Process Group Starts September 2023
Screening for new group members required
This group meets Saturdays once a month, from 9am - 1 pm
January - June $200 per month
It is wonderful for me to be a part of this space that we create where we endeavor to be genuine and open, exploring our own ability to risk and to be open to others. The groups are a combination of exercise and process work. The exercises energize and open our physical system. It is a playful way to explore different attitudes and feeling states and sets the stage for the work we do each session.
Along with process-oriented therapy we use other modalities for the work and take advantage of the extra energy provided by having a group of people. The group provides a supportive, non-judgmental environment to explore the issues that come up in our lives and in our interactions with one another.
Group is a wonderful adjunct to individual therapy and gives us an opportunity to explore and create the deeper connection that we all long for.
Call soon for more information and screening appointment as there is some preparation required. The group is intended to be in-person, but feel free to let me know if you are interested in a virtual group.
2 Saturdays: September 23 & September 30, 2023 10am–6pm Pacific Time Online using Zoom – Live and Recorded
$395 full price / $375 Early Bird Discount if paid in full by August 18 (Use coupon code EARLYBIRD) Special rate for interns - $70 off full price (Use coupon code INTERN) 13 CE credits available for California therapists (See website for details.) CAMFT CE provider #134393
In many studies of the effectiveness of therapy, a strong connection between therapist and client has been noted as the clearest predictor of success. And yet our own fear and shame of doing the wrong thing can get in the way of that connection. We can be overly susceptible to messages telling us to be "neutral” and “professional.” We can find ourselves holding back our warmth, generosity, and enthusiasm.
In this workshop you will discover powerful tools to connect with a client quickly and deeply. We will provide demonstrations to help you decide when to hold back and when to bring yourself forward, both emotionally and physically. Because shame can produce a state of freeze, we may need to be even more active and kind in order to counter it. You will learn ways to convey to the client “I’m right there with you”—in a dance in which you alternate between follower and leader. We will examine ways to utilize therapist counter-transference and level the playing field that shame distorts—and combine the seemingly contradictory roles of caring friend and trusted expert.
There is no prerequisite for this course.
For information: Sheila Rubin: 415-820-3974 / Sheila@healingshame.com Bret Lyon: 510-420-1441 / Bret@healingshame.com
Please visit our website for free articles and webinars, our Sounds True podcast, details about our Sounds True audio learning series, and information about our complete training program in Healing Shame. www.HealingShame.com
The Center for Healing Shame is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs in California – CAMFT-approved CE provider #134393. Courses meet the qualifications for hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. The Center for Healing Shame maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.
Deliberative Transformation: Embodied Phenomenology and Process Thinking
Gendlin's philosophy combines conceptual innovation on a foundational level, and new possibilities of self-transformation on the practice level. Both go hand in hand. We are only at the beginning of spelling out the profound potential of this unique approach for today's urgent problems. We are also only at the beginning of spelling out the relevance of his work for philosophical and psychological discourse, for approaches in the cognitive sciences, as well as for philosophical, psycho-therapeutic and research practices.
September 28 - October 1, 2023
Many of our political and social patterns make mutual understanding disturbingly difficult. Rigid categories and identities cramp and undercut the personal, collective, and systemic transformation that global, environmental and social challenges call for. In this kind of stuckness the relevance of Gendlin´s process thinking and experiential approach deserves careful consideration.
Gendlin's methodological and conceptual precision is a strong contribution in overcoming one of the major philosophical problems: dualistic, disembodied and non-responsive thinking-patterns that split between mind and body, humans and non-humans, body and environment, me and others, feeling and rationality etc. Understanding human living in constant interaction with environment is the basis for Gendlin's re-evaluation of experiencing, and for his focus on the creation of fresh meaning.
Gendlin's work evokes new personal, social and ecological ways of thinking and being. By letting felt sensing explicate the experiencing body's implicit understandings, one learns to think both with and beyond patterns/structures. This opens new paths for liberatory, cross-cultural, and interdisciplinary understandings, encouraging sensitive and deliberative transformation.
Online via Zoom
Three-tier pricing: Regular Price $200 Modified Price $120 *Lowest Price $75
Contact The International Focusing Institute with any questions Phone: (845) 480-5111
Cultivating Vitality: Exploring Bioenergetic Analysis
Sunday, Oct 1, 2023 9 - 11 AM pacific (12 - 2 PM eastern)
Eastern $15 USD/ $20 CAD
Full series: Oct 22, Nov 19, Jan 14, Feb 25, March 10, April 14
Time: 12 - 4:15 PM Eastern/ 9 - 1:15 PM Pacific/ 1 - 5:15 PM Atlantic
This course provides a thorough introduction to the theory and practice of contemporary Bioenergetic Analysis. Each session will include both didactic and experiential learning. Taught in a group format, the course offers time for participants to explore their personal responses to the topics in some depth and to connect with the group members. Adela Gorodzinsky, RP, M.Ed, CCC, CBT (Central CA) will lead the group at all sessions. Each meeting will also feature a different bioenergetic therapist/trainer focusing on specific topics.
Oct. 22 - Grounding, Leslie Ann Costello, Ph.D., CBT (Atlantic Canada)
Nov. 19 - Free Your Life Force, Carol Melnick, MSW, CBT (Atlantic Canada)
Jan. 14 - Boundaries, Vincentia Schroeter, Ph.D., CBT (Southern CA)
Feb. 25 - Breathing, Moving & Feeling, Terry Hunt, Ph.D., CBT (MA)
Mar 10 - Depression and Anxiety to Vitality, Laurie Ure, LICSW, CBT (MA)
Apr 14 - Character Structure, Homayoun Shahri, Ph.D., CBT (Southern CA)
We are applying for 24 CEs for social workers through the Massachusetts NASW.
For information: Laurie Ure: 978-509-3806/ LaurieUre@aol.com https://www.massbioenergetics.org
International Institute for Bioenergetic Analysis
MARROWSomatics, embodiment and meditation retreat
somatics, embodiment & meditation program
An immersive in-person retreat in Nov. 2023 with Sandrine Harris (SEP, RSMT/E, GCFP + trauma/chronic pain practitioner + dancer)
Read & Register
November 2 - 5, 2023
Sandrine Harris | Emergent Nature / 646-479-1453 firstname.lastname@example.org
Please visit Sandrine's website https://sandrineharris.com
Hakomi Mindful Somatic Psychotherapy Professional Skills Training
Pacific Northwest, Level 2
October 2023 - November 2024
Hybrid: Live-Online & Home Study
Hours: 10 Modules Total
7 Live-Online Training Modules (All hours are in Pacific Time Zone)
3 Live-Online Supervision Modules (All hours are in Pacific Time Zone)
6 Office hours?21 Self-study hours
In the first seven meetings, Level 2 of the Hakomi Professional Skills Training offers an in-depth understanding of Character Theory, a somatic map of our core responses to the basic life themes of safety and being, support, intimacy and authenticity, freedom, worth and belonging. Students will learn to work with the Sensitivity Cycle, Hakomi's dynamic diagnostic map, as a means to tailor interventions to the particular needs of their clients. The last three weekends of the series focus on integrating the Hakomi maps and skills presented in Levels 1 and 2. Practice sessions with supervision and feedback from staff are integral to this part of the training.
Faculty: Certified Hakomi Trainers: Deah Baird, ND, LPC, Lorena Monda, MS, DOM, LPCC, and Teacher in Training Rick Cummings, LPC, CHT & Guest Faculty
Designed for those individuals who have completed a Level One training in Hakomi Experiential Psychotherapy, Level Two focuses on the map of character theory and practice. Character refers to early learning and adaptation processes. As children, we imprint experiences that shape our neural development in ways that result in an enduring set of beliefs and perceptions. These beliefs, or implicit models, unconsciously organize our behavior resulting in automatic and habitual strategies for living that are both adaptive and limiting.
Level Two of Hakomi Mindful Somatic Psychology continues to develop the skills and practices learned in Level One, introduces new theoretical maps to help refine participants' application of the Hakomi method, and includes extensive advanced supervision. Satisfactory completion of Level One is the prerequisite for acceptance into Level Two. This level focuses on in-depth coverage of the Hakomi method's conceptualization of character theory, an understanding of the organization of personality and character into patterns that reveal developmental and cultural wounding. Participants are guided in creating customized strategies to help attune to and access clients' core material, offering reparative experiences to help heal developmental trauma/attachment wounds and cultural wounds.
In this training you will learn to:
Cost: $3200 with $500 deposit by 7/13/23 8/15/23; $3700 with a $500
deposit after 7/13/23 8/15/23.
***Early Bird Rate Extended to August 15th, 2023!
***The cost above is for tuition only. Graduates of the Hakomi Professional Skills Training (Levels 1 and 2) may retake this course for half price.
CE: 41.25 NBCC CE hours (ACEP #5476): Hakomi Institute has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP No. 5476.) Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Hakomi Institute is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.
Download the flyer: https://hakomiinstitute.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/05/PST-L2-23-24.pdf
Presented by Judy Swallow, MA, CRES, TEP, LCAT
Co-Director of Hudson Valley Psychodrama Institute
This event will be recorded and available for members and non-members who register for this event. This course will not include CEs.
The Rubenfeld Synergy Method ® is a way to combine bodymind awareness with talk and touch. Psychodrama is a way to gain deeper understanding through role play. These two forms of bodymind therapy work well with each other.
This workshop invites you to experiment with first yourselves and then with each other to enhance awareness of present situations and to try on possibilities of alternatives. Included will be a facilitated body scan with self-touch and imagery. An experience of non-habitual activity takes us beyond ‘known’ boundaries. Empty chair work allows for expression of personal thoughts and feelings; then role reversal allows for responses and awareness of ‘the other’ we hold inside. We end by sharing our discoveries of how we can share these skills with our clients.
Judy Swallow , MA, CRS, TEP, LCAT
Judy Swallow has been working as a practitioner and teacher of both psychodrama and Rubenfeld Synergy ® for over 40 years. She is a co-director of the Hudson Valley Psychodrama Institute, which serves both national and international students. She is also a founding member of Playback Theater, now practiced worldwide. She enjoys the interface of different bodymind modalities in her work.
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About the Spotlight Organization
The Rubenfeld Synergy Method® (RSM) is a powerful and proven healing modality, with a 50-year history of using the wisdom of the body to provide transformational healing. Combining intentional, respectful, listening touch with verbal processing creates a dynamic integration of body, mind, emotions, and spirit. READ MORE
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Realization Process Meditation Teacher Online Certification Training
Attunement Practices for Embodied Nondual Realization
With Judith Blackstone, PhD
October 6, 2023-April 12, 2024
Dates of classes with Judith - Fridays, 1:00-2:30 PM Eastern. October 6, October 20, November 3, November 17, December 1, December 15, February 2, February 16, March 1, March 15, March 29, April 12.
Format - twelve ninety-minute classes live on Zoom with Judith, six optional review classes with Candace Cave, eleven reports/questions answered by Judith via email, weekly practice with a partner assigned to you within the group, monthly practice with someone outside of the group, optional peer cohort practice sessions
The Realization Process attunement practices offer an effective complement to any psychotherapy modality by teaching a method of deepening inward contact with oneself that cultivates wholeness, vitality, relaxation and authenticity. The practices can contribute to healing attachment issues by helping people connect deeply with other people without losing inward contact with themselves.
In the Realization Process, nondual realization is the uncovering of our primary nature: fundamental consciousness pervading our body and environment as a unity. This training teaches the main Realization Process practices for embodied nondual awakening, as well as specific practices for cultivating the subtlety, openness, luminosity and steadiness of nondual realization. The training includes sitting, standing and walking meditations for opening subtle perception, refining your breath and energy and deepening your innate capacities for love, pleasure and mental clarity. As fundamental consciousness, we are both empty and present. We are both whole within our individual being and unified with everyone and everything around us.
Participants will learn how to perceive and help people overcome individual obstacles to nondual realization, and how to accelerate results in meditation practice for both beginning and advanced practitioners. The training is also an opportunity to deepen your own realization of fundamental consciousness, through intensive practice of the Realization Process meditations.
Requirements for registration: Five hours of experience of the Realization Process practices with Judith Blackstone or a senior Realization Process teacher (not a book or recording).
Cost - $1600 ($1200 for USABP members).
Suggested Reading: The Fullness of the Ground: A Guide to Embodied
Spiritual Awakening, by Judith Blackstone
Judith Blackstone, PhD, is the founder of the Realization Process, a method of embodied psychological and relational healing and nondual spiritual awakening. Judith teaches workshops and teacher certification trainings throughout the United States and online. She was a psychotherapist in private practice for many years and before that, a professional dancer. The Realization Process includes practices for realizing and stabilizing in nondual realization, as well as a method of recovering from trauma called Healing Ground, and a method of embodied movement called Stillness Moving. She is the author of several books, including Trauma and the Unbound Body: the Healing Power of Fundamental Consciousness, The Enlightenment Process, and Belonging Here: a Guide for the Spiritually Sensitive Person. Her latest book is The Fullness of the Ground: A Guide to Embodied Spiritual Awakening
Free Webinar Series: Bioenergetic Analysis – Expressive Mind #1
Narcissism: The Drive for Recognition and Self-esteem
Date: October 10, 2023 | Time: 07:00pm – 09:00 pm (CEST)
How to Register: To secure your spot for this exciting webinar series, please register using the following link: Registration Link . Once registered, you will receive a confirmation email with further details, including the webinar access link.
He, she, they are a ‘narcissist’ has become a term of contempt in modern society. We are all ‘narcissists’. Narcissism is the set of developmental dynamics, structures, and processes by which people develop, sustain, and manage self-esteem. There are pathological forms of narcissistic functioning, and deformations of narcissistic structures. Bioenergetic analysis gives us a very direct way to contact the effects of healthy and unhealthy forms of inspiration and deflation, corresponding to self-esteem and adjustments to self-esteem, or chronic self-denigration, or even absence of self-valuation.
Scott Baum, Ph. D. ABPP is a bioenergetic therapist and clinical psychologist practicing in NYC. He is a member of the International Faculty of the International Institute for Bioenergetic Analysis, and is on the faculties of the NY Society, the Israel Society, and the Swiss Association. He is Adjunct Full Professor of Psychology in the Psy. D. program at Pace University
For information: Nina Schubert: +34-623-56-32-47 / email@example.com https://bioenergetic-therapy.com
This class deepens our connection to the body through conscious movement, breath, touch, sound and imagery. In learning to move from the body's own innate rhythms and impulses, we open to deeper expressivity and vitality. Grounding experience in the moving body dissolves the separation between inner and outer experiencing, allowing us to sense and feel ourselves and others with greater compassion and curiosity.
Our Guest Facilitator:
Paula Josa-Jones, CLMA, MSMET, SEP, TTEAM
CLMA: Certified Laban Movement Analyst
MSMET: ISMETA Registered Master Somatic Movement Educator/Therapist
SEP: Somatic Experiencing© Practitioner
TTEAM: Tellington TTouch Equine Awareness Practitioner
Artistic Director, Choreographer @ Paula Josa-Jones Performance Works
"At the core of my work is a passion for movement that springs from an unpredictable, limitless aliveness in the body. Being in the body means experiencing it in a bloodful, breathing way that is transformative and improvisational - diving into the deep waters of the body and all its wild possibility...
...My goal is to help people connect to their creativity, to improvisation as a life practice, and to their own delicious experience of conscious embodiment."
Paula is a dance artist, choreographer, equestrian, author, movement educator and therapist. Her background includes deep research into theater, somatics, improvisation, film, Deep Listening, Laban Movement Analysis, Body-Mind CenteringⒸ, interspecies relationships, equine studies, Authentic Movement and eco-performance. Much of Josa-Jones's solo work arises from her own experience of being gender non-conforming, and movement explorations of the deeply complex architecture of identity and expression.
Paula is a Certified Laban Movement Analyst and a Master Somatic Movement Educator and Therapist (MSMET) accredited by the ISMETA, the International Somatic Movement Education and Therapy Association. She is also a Guild-Certified TTEAM (Tellington Touch Equine Awareness Method) practitioner and a Somatic Experiencing ® practitioner. Her writings on movement and dance have been published in Contact Quarterly. Her book, Our Horses, Ourselves: Discovering the Common Body, was published by Trafalgar Square Books.
Learn more about Paula and her work at:
Wisdom of the Moving Body
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The root of e-motion is “to move.” The same regions of the brain responsible for movement also carry out our cognitive processes. Our brain evolved from movement and still depends on it day to day. Join us to discover how conscious movement can bring nourishing restoration, playful community connection, and the understanding of how moving helps our thoughts, words, and actions.
Somatic tools may include, among others, breath, movement, self-directed touch, sound vibration, and conscious dialogue.
Free to members and guest.
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The Evolutionary Purpose of Shame: Why we need to Embrace Shame
The Evolutionary Purpose of Shame: Why we need to Embrace Shame Free Webinar October 14, 2023 10 am -1 pm PT Live on Zoom, no CE available
We live in challenging times. The toxic shame that has been passed down from generation to generation has erupted in many ways at this time. All that shame begins to shut us down and separate us from our feelings and desire. It not only separates us from ourselves, it separates us from each other.
This is where an understanding of where shame comes from and how it affects us becomes vital. Shame comes from isolation, from boundary violations and from an inability to tolerate difference. As therapists and helpers, we have an important role to play in this process. If we embrace shame, we can transform toxic shame into healthy shame, we can focus on coming together and being united, on reaching out rather than pulling in and blaming others, on choosing hope over fear. By looking at shame as a painful, but useful, source of information, of where we need to and long to heal, it can be embraced instead of resisted.
This workshop is in celebration of our new book: “Embracing Shame: How to Stop Resisting Shame and Transform It Into a Powerful Ally.” It is designed to undo the aloneness and loss we all feel right now by sharing as a community; the workshop will be interactive. Coming from a heart-centered place, we will share concepts and exercises to help ourselves and our clients strengthen and replenish in the face of all we have been through, both personally and as a world.
For information: Sheila Rubin: 415-820-3974 / Sheila@healingshame.com
Wisdom of the Moving Body
A six-week online, experiential seminar in trauma-informed somatic movement practices for therapists, body workers and somatic practitioners with Paula Josa-Jones, MA, CLMA, MSMET, SEP, TTEAM
This is a six-week online, experiential seminar in trauma-informed somatic movement practices for therapists, body workers and somatic practitioners
Wednesdays, October 18 - December 13
(no class October 25, November 22)
The skills we will cover in this class will build confidence in your ability to integrate movement as a tool for supporting trauma recovery by deepening your embodiment and somatic movement experience and awareness.
The goals of this program are:
+ Building skill and confidence in your ability to integrate movement into your therapeutic practice.
+Understanding how movement awareness can enhance your observational and relational skills.
+Learning how to bring improvisational and intentional somatic movement perspectives and insights to your practice.
+Understanding the fundamentals of Laban Movement Analysis and how it can expand your understanding and experience of movement expression.
Paula Josa-Jones is a dance and movement artist who has taught Authentic Movement, somatic movement studies, composition, and improvisation for the past 40 years at universities, colleges, and dance festivals nationally and internationally. Her work includes choreography for humans, inter-species work with horses, dancers and riders, film and video. She is a Certified Laban Movement Analyst (CLMA), a Master Somatic Movement Educator and Therapist (MSMET), a Tellington TTouch Practitioner I, and a Somatic Experiencing® trauma-informed practitioner (SEP). Paula assists Somatic Experiencing trainings at all levels. Her other training includes somatic practice classes with Kathy Kain and many years of study of Body-Mind Centering with Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen and currently with Amy Matthews. She maintains a private practice in Kent, CT. Her work with clients (virtual and in person) integrates the principles of Somatic Experiencing®with somatic movement practices and touch skills, and can also integrate therapeutic work with horses.
The webinar will demonstrate the Hakomi technique of "Taking Over" and how it supports the clinician to precisely work with the client’s somatic and cognitive barriers to wholeness.
Presented by Jaci Hull, LMFT
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Building on the original method developed by Ron Kurtz, over the past 30 years the Institute has enhanced, expanded and refined the Hakomi Method to create updated and highly effective trainings for professionals and graduate students. We teach the complete Comprehensive and Professional Trainings in the Hakomi Method, offering the full spectrum of effective, applicable Hakomi Therapy skills for professionals, clinicians and graduate students in counseling, psychotherapy, social work, and related fields. Trainings include an integration of leading-edge discoveries in the psychotherapy field (including neuroscience, trauma and attachment research) to support professionals in their work. These discoveries both illuminate how and why the Hakomi Method is effective, and inform our curriculum and teaching approaches. Our trainings also focus on evocative, transformational personal development for practitioners.
October 19 - 20, 2023 Calgary: In-person (MDT)
SIGN UP BY SEPTEMBER 14 AND SAVE $50
Early Bird Price by Sept. 14: $367.50 / $315*
$350 / $300* + GST (standard / *BIPOC, student, nonprofit)
Regular Price: $420 / $367.50*
$350 / $400* + GST (standard / *BIPOC, student, nonprofit)
Location: St. Andrews Heights Community Hall
2504 13 Ave NW, Calgary, AB T2N 1L8, Canada
REGISTRATION CLOSES OCTOBER 12
email us and send payment via e-transfer using the following address
Phone: (587) 604-0924
Faculty: Anna Harland, MSW, Certified Hakomi Teacher & Therapist
Times: 9:30am - 5:00pm(MDT) with a 1 hour lunch (on your own) and breaks.
This workshop is open to anyone who has an interest in working somatically with clients, including social workers, psychotherapists, psychologists, counsellors, nurses, bodyworkers. No prerequisite Hakomi training required.
For information: Shay Nichols: 303-499-6699 /firstname.lastname@example.org
Hakomi integrates mindfulness and somatics into the psychotherapy process with profoundly effective results:
The dynamic use of mindfulness is a foundation of the Hakomi Method. When integrated into the therapy session with unique Hakomi techniques, it creates a rapid, experiential access route to unconscious core beliefs and implicit memories that invisibly shape our lives and behavior.
October 20, 21, & 22, 2023, Online-Live (MDT)
Break time: 5:15-5:30pm
Saturday: 10am-1:00pm, 2:30pm-5:30pm
Break times: 11:30-11:45am, 1:00-2:30pm, 4:30-4:45pm
Sunday: 12pm- 4:30pm
Break times: 2:30-3:00pm
All times are in Mountain Daylight Time
The dynamic use of mindfulness is a foundation of the Hakomi Method. When integrated into the therapy session with unique Hakomi techniques, it creates a rapid, experiential access route to unconscious core beliefs and implicit memories that invisibly shape our lives and behavior. Once conscious and directly experienced, these are available for memory re-consolidation and transformation, including the healing of attachment issues.
This experiential process evokes a powerful "felt sense" for the client, allowing them to take ownership of core patterns as they emerge, and to integrate new options.
This workshop is designed for therapists, counselors, social workers, coaches, healing professionals & graduate students in these fields.
(MDT) Faculty: Gregory Gaiser, PC, CHT
Course Objectives-You Will Be Able To
Cost: $295 if paid by 9/20/23; $335 thereafter
Refund Cancellation Policy: Refunds only on cancellations made at least 3 business days prior to the workshop (less $75 non-refundable registration fee)
Partial scholarships may be available for anyone with membership within a community of color or other marginalized groups. Please reach out to email@example.com if interested.
12 NBCC CE hours (ACEP #5476):
Hakomi Institute has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP No. 5476.) Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Hakomi Institute is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. To earn CE credit, students must log in at the scheduled time, attend the entire course, and complete an online course evaluation.
For More Information & Accessibility Accommodations:
Seattle School Of Body-Psychotherapy Year One Training
Come Join Our 9th Cohort!
5% discount for first class when fully registered by September 30th.
October 23- 27, 2023, February 5-9, 2024, April 15-19, 2024
Registration and Details
Our program focuses on mentoring each and every student. Options are available for those interested in personal transformation, practitioner certification, and specialization for licensed mental health practitioners.
The courses are both experiential and didactic. Using the deep focus of Core Energetics, we explore how we stop our vital life force based on responses to our conditions and life tasks established in early developmental stages, and return the capacity to live more fully.
Courses & skills include looking at
- nervous system regulation
- our relationship to belonging, to our needs and
dependency issues, independence, authenticity, sovereignty, systems & the collective
- wiring of the neuronetwork system
- how our actions express our deeper Will and can lead us
to understand our hidden beliefs about the world and how we fit into it
- working with nature & the imaginal realm to begin to
de-center our human perspective and reconnect with the
living breathing field in which we exist
- provide opportunities & skills for creating new patterns
and experiences in the spiral of life
Prices vary depending on your enrollment tract.
Discount for bodies of color & early enrollment.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
FeaturingSheila Rubin, MA, LMFT, RDT/BCT
Bret Lyon, PhD, SEP
In this speakers event, authors Bret Lyon and Sheila Rubin will discuss what they have discovered as a successful pathway for transforming shame from a self-punishing emotion into a powerful ally for your health and happiness. Join us Monday, October 23, 2023, 10 am PST
Topics addressed include:
- Why we need to embrace shame
- Unlocking shame binds
- Working with shame as an embodied cognition
After decades of successful teaching, we have found ways to heal shame's negative effects and transform it into the supportive force it was meant to be - and we have condensed over twenty years of research and experience into this book. Through case studies, creative tools, and body-based practices, we show you how to break the cycle of toxic shame and access the messages, insights, and surprising gifts that become available as you access inner reservoirs of positive energy.
With Embracing Shame, we are proud to share an invaluable guide to an emotion so volatile that most of us―including therapists―avoid talking about it. Given how painful and destructive shame can be, it’s easy to see this emotion as an inner demon that turns our own mind against us. Yet shame is a universal emotion―and it serves an important purpose. While toxic shame can keep us stuck in a self-defeating vortex, there is a healthy expression of shame designed to protect us, help us change, and actually build our self-esteem.
While no amount of positive self-talk or therapy can eradicate shame, we can transform shame into a supportive, health-promoting force. Created as a resource for laypersons and healing professionals alike, Embracing Shame offers a path for reclaiming the true potential of this vital emotion to help you grow, connect, and find a new confidence in the way you move through life
Come learn more and bring your questions!
Sheila Rubin and Bret Lyon are the founders of the Center for Healing Shame. They have been at the forefront of guiding mental health professionals to recognize and move through shame with their clients.
Sheila Rubin, MA, LMFT, RDT/BCT is a leading authority on Healing Shame. She co-created the Healing Shame – Lyon/Rubin method and has delivered talks, presentations and workshops across the country and around the world, at conferences from Canada to Romania, for over 30 years.
Sheila is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, a Registered Drama Therapist and a Board Certified Trainer. She has developed therapy techniques that integrate AEDP, EFT, drama therapy and somatic therapy to work with the all-pervasive shame and trauma that underlie eating disorders, addictions and toxic family dynamics. Sheila has served as adjunct faculty at JFK University and the California Institute of Integral Studies. Her expertise, teaching, and writing contributions have been featured in numerous publications, including six books.
Sheila offers therapy through her private practice in Berkeley and also offers consultation to therapists over Skype.
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Bret Lyon, PhD, SEP has been a teacher of Somatic and Emotional Mindfulness for over 30 years and holds doctorates in both Psychology and Drama.
He is certified in Focusing and Somatic Experiencing® and has trained in EFT with Sue Johnson, in AEDP with Diana Fosha and in Coherence Therapy with Bruce Ecker.
Bret has also trained in Reichian Breathwork with Al Bauman, who worked directly with Wilhelm Reich. He finds his theater background very helpful with clients and especially in giving presentations
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Training in Bioenergetic Analysis
The Massachusetts Society for Bioenergetic Analysis Professional Training Program provides in-depth training in the theory and practice of Bioenergetic Analysis following the guidelines and curriculum of the International Institute for Bioenergetic Analysis (IIBA). The training includes didactic and experiential teaching methods, relevant readings, discussions, and extensive group work. Trainees who complete the full training program are eligible to apply to become Certified Bioenergetic Therapists through the International Institute of Bioenergetic Analysis.
In addition to the theory and practice of Bioenergetic Analysis, the training focuses on personal growth.
By understanding how our history shaped our present, how our character structure evolved, and how we can decrease our fears and energetic blocks, we can move toward being the therapists we strive to be. Ultimately, as Bioenergetic therapists, our bodily experience and our personal development guide our work. Thus, we strongly emphasize individual Bioenergetic therapy for trainees, both in the group and with their personal therapist.
Oct 26 – 29, 2023 at Alnoba, in Kensington, NH
Nov 30 – Dec 3, 2023 at Alnoba, in Kensington, NH
Jan 19 – 21, 2024 online
March 1 – 3, 2024 online
April 18 – 21, 2024 at Alnoba, in Kensington, NH
June 6 – 9, 2024 at Essex Woods Meeting & Retreat Center, MA
In-person weekends meet Thursday am – Sunday midday.
Online weekends meet Friday pm, Sat and Sun @~5 hours.
Generally, one online additional meeting in triads is scheduled between full group meetings.
We will apply for CEs for Social Workers and LMHCs (for some of the training weekends).
Fees for 2023 – 24 are as follows:
Total for the year is: $5150 if paid in full by Oct. 1 (OR $4,650 due Oct 1 if $500 deposit is paid in Sept.)
OR, pay in 2 installments. The first payment of $2,800 is due Oct 1 (or $2,300 if $500 deposit if paid in Sept.). The second payment of $2,600 is due Feb. 1, 2024.
Fees include all didactic instruction, group work, and sessions within the training weekends. Fees also include accommodations in shared rooms for in-person weekends. Meals (12 meals from Wednesday dinner to Sunday lunch) and space in a double room are included at the Essex Center for the June weekend. For the Alnoba weekends, lunch on Thursday is included. Other meals are on your own and usually prepared communally by participants.
Trainers: Susan Kanor, M.Ed, Laurie Ure, LICSW, Leslie Ann Costello, PhD. We are all Certified Bioenergetic Therapists and Trainers.
SAVE THE DATE!
This is a 3 year program: Register only if you can commit for one year
The USPBSPA is pleased to announce the launch of a new 3-year training program in San Diego, CA for psychotherapists, social workers, and mental health practitioners! The training will consist of 3 events per year. Each event will be 3 days in length. At the end of one year, each participant will have completed 9 full days of training. Each training will be led by certified PBSP Trainers. The complete training program will provide trainees with 27 days of experience, which is the minimum requirement on the road to becoming a certified PBSP therapist.
Thanks to a very generous contribution, the USPBSPA is now able to offer scholarship funds for those wishing to train in PBSP. You may be eligible to receive a scholarship for up to 75% of your tuition costs. Click here to read about and apply for the USPBSPA Scholarship Program.
Year 2 (tentative)
Year 3 (tentative)
October 27-29, 2023
Oct 25-27, 2024
Oct 24-26, 2025
February 9-11, 2024
Feb 7-9, 2025
Feb 6-8, 2026
May 3-5, 2024
May 2-4, 2025
May 1-3, 2026
Cost: $650 per 3-day event
Total Year 1 = $1,950
Total Year 2 = $1,950
Total Year 3 = $1,950
Contact Maya Heffernan at Maya@MayaHeffernan.com for more information.
The Art of Curiosity?An Experiential Introduction to Hakomi Mindful Somatic Psychotherapy.
The dynamic use of mindfulness is a foundation of the Hakomi Method. When integrated into the therapy session with unique Hakomi techniques it creates a rapid, experiential access route to unconscious core beliefs and implicit memories that invisibly shape our lives and behavior. Once conscious and directly experienced, these are available for memory re-consolidation and transformation, including the healing of attachment issues. This experiential process evokes a powerful "felt sense" for the client, allowing them to take ownership of core patterns as they emerge and to create new options.
Faculty: Julia Corley, MA, LCHMCA, NCC, SEP, Certified Hakomi Trainer
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 unconscious belief system of the individual. The body's habitual patterns can become a powerful access route to deeply held core material.
Loving presence and the healing relationship are also central to Hakomi. We develop exquisite sensitivity and attunement using empathic skills to read and contact subtle, unconscious cues. This creates a deep sense of safety and connection.
In this experiential workshop, you will be introduced to the following key concepts and techniques that can be integrated into your current practice, in addition to seeing a Hakomi demo session:
The attitude of the therapist in Hakomi
27.OCT.2023 - 29.OCT.2023
Saturday: 2:00-5:15 and 5:45-7:15 Sunday: 2:00-5:15 and 5:45-7:15 (in Central Europe Time)
Healing Shame in Inner Children and Actual Children
2 Saturdays: December 2 & December 9, 2023 10am–6pm Pacific Time Online using Zoom – Live and Recorded
$395 full price / $375 Early Bird Discount paid in full by September 22 (Use coupon code EARLYBIRD) Special rate for interns - $70 off full price (Use coupon code INTERN) 13 CE credits available for California therapists – $40 fee (See website for details) CAMFT CE provider #134393
The child lives on! Though we may develop adult bodies and think our childhood is long behind us, somewhere inside the child is still alive, deeply influencing our thoughts, words and actions. It may be that the most important relationship we have is the relationship we develop with our inner child. In this workshop, we will teach you how to help your clients reestablish a healthy relationship with their inner child—so that they can both listen and talk to that sensitive, creative, and essential part of us.
Using Imaginal techniques, we join and explore the world of the child. We learn how to work effectively and add a healthy coach or caring inner parent to repair the shame-ruptured parts from neglect or simply misattunements. We say hello to the part that wants to eat healthy and the part that wants ice cream. And say hello to the bully and the scary places. We learn to listen deeply and provide the champion or protector that the child didn’t have. We get to explore and re-enact scenes from childhood when a person was shamed and repair or replace what they wish they could have said.
This workshop will also cover different levels of how to work clinically with children age 2 to 12 years old. We will be working with psychosocial development and early attachment and nourishment that can get disrupted and need repair. We will cover case examples; exercises and games, including puppets, therapeutic storytelling, and interactive story-making with kids and families; drama therapy; expressive arts processes, including drawing and writing exercises; and more.
There is no prerequisite for this course
November 2023 - June 2024
Level One of the Hakomi Professional Skills Training offers a thorough grounding in the theories and techniques of Hakomi Mindful Somatic Psychotherapy through a combination of live-online meetings and home-study materials. Brief online video talks and demonstrations are brought to life in our interactive, experiential training weekends.
You'll learn the stages and flow of the Hakomi method grounded in the Principles and Loving Presence, with in-depth coverage of Hakomi theory and specific experiential techniques that bring the method to life. This training consists of seven weekend meetings and two additional practice days. Training weekends include a mix of didactic material, experiential exercises, discussion, movement/embodiment exercises, and supervised practice times.
This training is designed for the clinical professional. Applicants to this training need to have completed Masters level clinical training or be working toward their Masters degree. Completion of an Introductory Workshop is required before beginning this course.
Hours: 9 Modules Total
7 Live-Online Training Modules (All hours are in Pacific Time Zone) 2 Live-Online Practice Modules (All hours are in Pacific Time Zone) 9 Live-Online Small Group hours 6 Office hours 12 Self-study hours
Faculty: Certified Hakomi Trainers: Deah Baird, ND, LPC, Lorena Monda, DOM, LPCC, and Donna Roy, LPC; Hakomi Teacher in Training Rick Cummings, MS, LPC, CHT; and additional Guest Trainers
Last day to register and pay September 22nd, 2023
The goals of the Training are to provide students with: first, a deep understanding of the principles of the Hakomi Method and the ability to work within them in an attitude of loving presence. Second, an understanding of the techniques of the Hakomi therapeutic process and the ability to use these precisely and appropriately. Third, an understanding of the organization of personality and character into patterns that reveal developmental and cultural wounding, and the ability to use this understanding discriminatingly. Fourth, an understanding of one's own inner organization and the process of using self as an instrument for therapy.
Cost: $3495 with $500 deposit by 7/13/23 8/15/23; $3995 with $500 deposit after 7/13/23 8/15/23.
***Early Bird Rate Extended to August 15th, 2023!***
Graduates of the Hakomi Professional Skills Training (Level 1) may retake this course for half price.
CE: 60.25 NBCC CE hours (ACEP #5476): Hakomi Institute has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP No. 5476.) Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Hakomi Institute is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.
To earn CE credit, students must log in at the scheduled time, attend the entire course, and complete an online course evaluation.
For program flyer,
Scholarship Information: There are a limited number of partial tuition scholarships available for anyone with membership within a community of color or other marginalized groups. If you intend to apply for a scholarship, please email the Hakomi Pacific Northwest team at: email@example.com. The Pacific NW Team will provide you with a scholarship application and inform you when/if a scholarship is awarded.
Focusing Oriented Therapy Conference 2023
The Fresh Urgency of Now and the Transformational Power of Focusing-Oriented Therapy
The Conference will feature several presenters offering a variety of sessions.
November 2-5, 2023
Cost: Three-tier pricing
Early Bird Tuition through October 2, 2023: Regular tuition $375 Modified tuition $275 Lowest tuition $100
Tuition after October 2, 2023: Regular tuition $425 Modified tuition $325 Lowest tuition $150
At this critical time in our history, many of us are sensing a need for action. How does Focusing-Oriented Therapy help us meet the challenges of NOW? What is needed for us to hold the uncertainty of our future? We hope this conference will encourage an exploration of this urgency, how we hold the uncertainty and find ways of moving forward.
Contact The International Focusing Institute with any questions:
Phone: (845) 480-5111
Check Back for More Details. Register now and we will send you updated information for the event and to be informed when the event recording is ready for viewing.
Integral Somatic Psychology (ISP) considers every approach to psychotherapy as valuable and understands them all as components of a broad unifying framework built on Eastern and Western psychologies. It offers clinicians from diverse therapeutic modalities the possibility of increasing treatment efficiency through greater embodiment of all the bodies that constitute the psyche.
Free Webinar Series: Bioenergetic Analysis – Expressive Mind #2
Shock, Trauma, and Contemporary Bioenergetic Analysis
Date: November 7, 2023 | Time: 07:00pm – 09:00 pm (CEST)
This webinar is going to talk about shock, trauma, and contemporary bioenergetic analysis.
Many psychodynamic psychotherapists are becoming somatically informed in their work through learning somatic trauma regulating techniques. These trauma techniques do not integrate easily into psychodynamic models of therapy. Our contemporary bioenergetic model of therapy is the next training these psychotherapists will need.
Many bioenergetic theories and techniques used in bioenergetic therapy are very useful in working with patients who suffer from shock trauma, however there are other bioenergetic theories and techniques that are not applicable and can create problems when working with the dissociative state of these clients.
In this webinar we’re going to explore what works and what doesn’t work in treating clients who have single incidents and complex developmental trauma. We will explore how shock trauma is held in the body and in the autonomic nervous system. We will explore the dangers of rapid adrenalization of the body, of mistakenly confusing dissociation with repression, of the special type of tracking awareness in the client and the therapist necessary to treat shock trauma, and the importance of an attuned and genuine caring two-person relational model of therapy
A Somatic Approach to Working with Trauma
A Level II Hakomi Workshop
November 10th & 11th, 2023, In-Person: Edmonton, Canada (MDT)
Hours: 9:00am - 4:30pm MDT
Learning how the body (somatically) experiences trauma and how to utilize principles in practice, and mindfulness skills to help client's somatically reorganize towards a more felt sense of safety and well being following traumatic experiences is the focus of this workshop.
Learning how to address the somatic implications of trauma is recognized as an important part of working with those who have been traumatized and is considered by many to be the most effective way to help clients in recovery and in reintegration into their lives.
Faculty: Pamela Thompson, Registered Psychologist, Certified Hakomi Therapist & Trainer
Through lecture, demo, and practice exercises, this workshop will introduce you to effective interventions and skills you can immediately use with clients:
Pamela Thompson, CHT., M.A., R.Psych.,Hakomi Trainer. Pamela has been working in the field of trauma for over 25 years. She has trained in a number of somatic approaches to working with trauma.
Prerequisite - previous Hakomi workshop or related somatic training experiences or with faculty approval.
Format: In-person, location in Edmonton TBD
Hours: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
SIGN UP BY OCTOBER 6 AND SAVE $50
Early Bird Price: $367.50 / $315* $350 / $300* + GST (standard / *BIPOC, full-time student, nonprofit)
Regular Price: $420 / $367.50* $400 / $350* + GST (standard / *BIPOC, full-time student, nonprofit)
For more information, https://hakomiedmonton.ca/somaticapproach/
November 11-12, Online – Live
Saturday: 9:30am-12:45pm & 1:45-5:15pm
Break times: 10:45-11am, 12:45-1:45pm, 3:15-3:30pm
Sunday: 9:30am-12:45pm & 1:45-5:15pm
Break times: 11:30-11:45am, 12:45-1:45pm, 3:15-3:30pm
All hours are Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Faculty: Julia Corley, MA, LCHMCA, NCC, SEP, Certified Hakomi Trainer
This workshop is designed to provide experiential learning in Hakomi for professionals and graduate students and is also a prerequisite to the Hakomi Comprehensive Training.
For program Description, Objectives, and CE Information, download the flyer: https://hakomiinstitute.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/Julia-Nov23.png
To register & for more information:
This Spotlight Series Event is brought to you in partnership with Official USABP Educator The Seattle School of Body-Psychotherapy.
This event will include our special Overtime!
Overtime allows attendees to continue to ask questions and invite conversation on the event material, other related inquiries, or cases after the formal event ends.
This event will be recorded and available for members.
Non-members who register for this event also have access to this video. This course will not include CEs.
Our Featured Presenter:
Aylee Welch, LICSW is a master therapist and the Director of Seattle School of Body-Psychotherapy. Her teaching and supervision emphasizes Core Energetics that incorporates contemporary neurobiology and trauma theory.
She has been a therapist and educator for over 30 years working in many settings and with a wide variety of populations, and in private practice with a focus on combining group and individual work. Her unconventional life path and her experience as a community herbalist & a Ceremonialist inform and enhance her work and inspires and shapes the program at Seattle School of Body- Psychotherapy. Additionally, she is a regular contributor for Somatic Psychotherapy Today.
Seattle School of Body-Psychotherapy offers a three-year training program which can be taken for both personal transformation and professional development. The program at SSBP incorporates the work of Wilhelm Reich and Core Energetics with contemporary therapies and indigenous practices. With the understanding that pure life force emanates from the Core of every being and always remains intact, we study how to track the blocks that obscure it over time and through the life cycle. We learn techniques to free the expansive life energy in order to use it on behalf of our life, our interpersonal experiences, and to reconnect with our joy. The result is as spiritual as it is psychological, opening our perception and that of those with whom we work, to the greater world around us as well as to our own unique offering which we call “Referencing From the Self.” Read more
Shame and Aging
A workshop for therapists and other helping professionals with Sheila Rubin LMFT, RDT/BCT and Bret Lyon PhD, SEP
2 Saturdays: December 2 & December 9, 2023 10am–6pm Pacific Time Online using Zoom – Live and Recorded
$395 full price / $375 Early Bird Discount paid in full by October 27 (Use coupon code EARLYBIRD) Special rate for interns - $70 off full price (Use coupon code INTERN) 13 CE credits available for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs in California* - $40 fee (See website for details)
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.
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!
Organic Intelligence is an online membership with a wealth of self-learning tools to enrich your personal and professional life from day one. Developed and taught by Organic Intelligence® Founder Steve Hoskinson, OI Basics introduces you to the visible physiological keys and the science underlying successful therapy.
As a leader in the Somatic Psychology field, Steve worked as International Training Faculty for Peter Levine’s Somatic Experiencing® Trauma Institute for 17 years and is currently Adjunct Faculty for JFK University’s Somatic Psychology program.
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