Session I-Deepen into the Body-Mind Connection

September 29-October 1, 2017
Friday, 6-9PM Tapas included
Saturday, 9-4PM Snacks and Tea included, Lunch on your own
Sunday, 9-12:00 Noon, Snacks and Tea included

In this first module, you will be introduced to the foundational concepts and practices of Somatic Psychotherapy and the neuroscience of emotions.  Our focus will be on understanding how a body centered approach syncs with what we now know about the nature of thoughts and feelings or interpersonal neurobiology. We will examine how our thoughts, feelings, memory, and imagination influence our sensori-motor system and are manifested in the body through sensation, activation, movement and stillness.

Theory-Introduction to Somatic Psychotherapy

  • The Neuroscience of Emotions
  • The Triune Brain
  • Top Down, Bottom Up Processing
  • Sensori-Motor Processing
  • Polyvagal Theory
  • Window of Tolerance
  • Understanding the Stress Response
  • Procedural Memory and Action Tendencies
  • Developing a Cohesive Self

Self-Knowledge Skills
This first session will invite participants to step into a Somatic Framework through focused explorations that connect insight and clinical skills with body wisdom.

  • Body Awareness
  • Embodied Empathy
  • Settling

Practice
Participants will engage in somatic explorations to build the foundation for sensing, feeling and understanding this work to build self-confidence.

  • Three Part breathing
  • Holding Space
  • Tracking Sensation
  • Sensing and Looking
  • Yielding
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