SOMATIC PSYCHOTHERAPY program
The Body Knows is a professional training program in Somatic Psychotherapy for therapists, students, and interns. What makes this program unique is the individual attention, mentoring, and support that you receive from Wendy, as well as the opportunity to learn a range of somatic approaches in an embodied environment.
Every session you will engage in embodied practices, somatic experientials, facilitated group discussions, lecturettes, movement, and creative resourcing while also learning how to integrate the body, breath, and movement into your practice.
Located in beautiful Ojai, this training is about being nurtured, going deep into your body and process while also gaining confidence and skill in learning Somatic Psychotherapy.
Registration: If you are interested in registering for The Body Knows, you will need to send in a deposit or initial payment to hold your place. Please click below.
Foundations of somatic psychotherapy
OCTOBER 19-21, 2019
In this first session, you will learn the foundational concepts of Somatic Psychotherapy and the Neuroscience of emotions. You will understand how your nervous system is connected to your moods. You will learn how implicit memory is held in the body and movement. And you will gain practical somatic skills in grounding, centering and resourcing from withi
Somatic Experiencing FOR TRAUMA HEALING
Our second session will focus on how the three types of trauma: attachment, psychological and physical are manifested in the body through activated states. Working from a Somatic Experiencing model, you will learn how to heal trauma through body awareness, attunement, breathing, contact, movement, tracking, pendulating, orientating, and cognitive realignment.
Depth Psychology and Somatics
FEB. 29-MAr.2, 2020
Somatics and depth psychology create a harmonious connection. In this session, you will examine how the unconscious, imagery, archetypes, energy, metaphor, and dreams show up in your body and movement patterns. You will explore the intersections between your body and psyche, connecting image to sensation through active imagination, embodiement practices, and creative resourcing.
SOMATICS IN THE PRESENT MOMENT
MARCH 21-23, 2019
In our last session, you will refine your somatic perception, intuition, and choice of interventions. You will learn how to bring the art of improvisation into your sessions with clients. Drawing from a repetorie of somatic skills, you will learn how and what to do in the moment to best support containement, exploration, and self-expression.