The Body Knows-Information and Registration
This training is limited to 12 participants and fills fast
Early registration is recommended
Four Weekends between Sept. 29, 2017 and May 20, 2018 in Beautiful Ojai, California
The Body Knows is a professional training program for therapists, body workers, teachers, and those curious about the body-mind connection. This program will provide you with a strong theoretical base in Somatic Psychotherapy with an emphasis on experience, self-knowledge, practice, and integration.
Each weekend session, participants will have an opportunity to deepen their understanding of somatic psychotherapy through readings, on line resources, power-points and facilitated group discussions. Participants will be exposed to a diverse range of experts, including those who work in the fields of attachment psychology, depth psychology, dance-movement therapy, hakomi, mindfulness meditation, neuroscience, somatic experiencing, sensori-motor psychotherapy, spirituality, and yoga.
Core to this training is cultivating the art of slowing down so that we may integrate the learning from our bodies into our hearts and minds. As our perception shifts through an embodied practice, so do the internal narratives we have held to be true. New neural pathways light up from new experiences so participants are given ample time for self-reflection through journaling, creative resourcing, walks in nature, and facilitated council with one another to support the process of integration.
Somatic practices will be introduced each session allowing participants to have direct experience and embody their learning. These practices include body awareness, movement explorations, meditation, breathing, sensory awareness, sensory tracking, somatic inquiry, kinetic visualizations, and yoga postures. Participants will be supported in their explorations through Wendy’s expertise, presence, and non-judging attitude that creates a strong and safe container for this work.
The location of this training is at the Yoga Pavilion at the Pepper Tree Retreat in Ojai, California. the former home of J Krishnamurti and the location of the Krishnamurti Foundation (KFA) of America. This spot is an exquisite, tranquil and and inspiring environment for self-reflection and integration.
Training groups are intentionally small to create a strong container. This four weekend training series is designed to be taken in full. Please consider joining us and giving yourself the opportunity to have a new experience. For more information on each module, please click the links below.
The Yoga Pavilion at The Pepper Tree Retreat is located on the grounds of J.Krishnamurti’s former home. It is an enchanting spot and easy to get to. Private, open and spacious it has a large area to project images, chairs, yoga mats and blankets so that we can easily move between listening and engaging in body centered practices.
Session I-September 29-October 1, 2017 | More Info
The Body-Mind Connection in Psychotherapy
- Embodied Awareness
- Neurophysiology of Emotions
- Body and Self
- Holding Space, Settling
Session II-December 1-3, 2017 | More Info
Healing the Traumatized Mind through Somatic Approaches
- Stress & Trauma
- Orienting, Resourcing, Tracking Sensations
- Mindfulness, Making Contact
- Staying With, Stabilizing
Session III-February 23-25, 2018 | More Info
Somatic Methods for working in the Present Moment
- Centering, Grounding, Breath, Boundaries
- Intrinsic and Expressive Movements
- Completing Movement Sequences
- Yoga Postures
Session IV-May 18-20, 2018| More Info
Depth Psychology and Body Centered Psychotherapy
- Body as Metaphor
- Ethics of Touch
- Containment and Space
- Props and Proxemics