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Understanding & Transforming Trauma: Exploring Healing through Mindfulness, Embodiment and Connection

  • 8 Apr 2023
  • Northampton, MA

Experiential program with clinical psychologist, Vamsi Koneru, PhD and Sandrine Harris, SEP, RSMT/E

Saturday, April 8, 2023 @ 10am - 4pm (with 1hr lunch break)
Northampton Center for the Arts | 33 Hawley St, Northampton, MA 01060

$100 for the full day (VENMO @Konerupsychotherapy)


This experiential program offers foundational learning in what trauma is, how it impacts our brains, bodies, and relationships, and how we can engage in practices that promote healing and transformation. Trauma-informed mindfulness, embodiment and somatics, and meditation are woven together with neuroscience, applications of Somatic Experiencing® and the power of connection and community care.

FLOW: a mix of learning, listening and sharing, sensing and being outside of language, process-based awareness, time for integration and expansion.

This community event is offered to all adults (18+yrs), and no experience with mindfulness/meditation/embodiment is needed to attend. Chairs will be provided.

**This program is not a replacement for medical or mental health therapy or treatment. This workshop offers a deep dive into understanding trauma from a perspective outside of life facts and no personal stories are shared during our time together. We are focused into a radical care model, and into understanding what happens in our bodies, minds and hearts as a result of trauma, and how we can begin to orient towards pathways of resourcing and support.**

$100 for the full day | All adults 18+ are welcome


10am - 12pm eastern: Part I

12 - 1pm: Lunch Break (*lunch is not provided as a part of this program)

1 - 4pm: Part II

WHAT TO BRING: curiosity and an open-hearted beginner’s mind, a mat and/or blanket, plus pillows / bolsters / anything else you’d like to feel comfortable when we’re laying on the floor, clothing for a full day of learning, with some gentle movement and opportunities to be barefoot on the floor, notebook and pen/pencil for notes and mark-making exercises, hydration for yourself for a whole day together.


Vamsi and Sandrine have been facilitating together for over 4 years, synthesizing and energizing over 1000 hours of their combined training, and over 20 years of combined private practice in working with traumatized individuals and community members. They share a deep interest in offering trauma education accompanied by nervous system and somatically oriented healing invitations.

VAMSI KONERU, PhD is a clinical psychologist, trauma-informed mindfulness facilitator, and Assistant Clinical Professor in the Dept of Psychiatry at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine.

SANDRINE HARRIS, SEP, RSMT/E, GCFP, is a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner®, Somatic Movement Therapist, Feldenkrais Practitioner®, trauma-sensitive mindfulness meditation facilitator, and trauma and chronic (neuroplastic) pain educator.


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