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USABP Presents - Differences Between Trauma and Developmental Interventions: Working with the Different Impacts of the Somatic and Autonomic Nervous Systems

  • 30 Mar 2023
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Zoom


  • Members don't pay
  • Special rate for member invited guests that enter their given code.


This Spotlight Series Event is brought to you in partnership with Official USABP Educator Bodynamic Institute USA. 

Event Description:

This webinar will address differences between trauma and developmental interventions and work with the different impacts of the somatic nervous and autonomic nervous systems in the process.

This event will have an "overtime." The presenter will be available after the formal event ends for discussions on this topic or any other you are interested in discussing.

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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 will be:

Anne Isaacs, MSW, LCSW
Bodynamic International and Mind Body Resourcing

Certified Bodynamic Analyst and PTSD Trauma Training

Specialty: Working with adults and groups – dealing with developmental issues. This includes working with relational ruptures and repair throughout development and how they affect our sense of self and our relationships.


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

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

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.


1993-2021 Trainer of Bodynamic Analysis

1977-2021 Private Practice, Los Angeles

1990-2021 Bodynamics Somatic Developmental Psychology primary modality, Attachment Disruptions, Repair of Ruptures

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


1993-2021 Trainer of Bodynamic Analysis

1977-2004 Esalen Institute, yearly 5 day workshops

1990-2019 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


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

2018-2021 Training and experiential work with Stages International, Terri O Fallon and Kim Barta


Isaacs, Anne and Isaacs, Joel. (2020). Making Somatic Psychotherapy More Effective, International Body Psychotherapy Journal, Vol 18,, Number 2, Fall/Winter


  • Welcome
  • USABP Announcements
  • Presentation, Demo & Experiential
  • Q & A
  • Overtime discussion (after the event formally concludes)

About the Spotlight Organization

Bodynamic Institute USA, The Bodynamic system of Seven Developmental Stages is a very detailed and accurate description of childhood psychological and somatic development, and the links between them. It describes both what healthy development looks like and what happens when there are developmental disruptions. It contains precise knowledge that we have learned to teach in a user friendly format. This knowledge often allows you to resolve client issues in the context of the developmental stage in which the disruption occurred. And this leads to quicker and more lasting integration of new behaviors into a client’s life. READ MORE


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We look forward to seeing you at this premiere event.

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