Foundations of somatic psychotherapy
SESSION TWo: OCTOBER 19-21, 2019
Somatic Psychotherapy is grounded in the understanding that our body and our mind flow as one continuous loop. In this first session, you will learn how memory is encoded in the body and movement patterns. You will understand the value of body awareness and how the nervous system is connected to mood. You will learn how to ground, center, and resource to manage fear. And you will discover the power of attunement to shift energy and deepen the work.
You will explore how thoughts, feelings, memory, and imagination influence your sensori-motor system and are manifested in your body through sensation, gesture, space, movement, and stillness.
You will integrate this knowledge through mindfulness practice and somatic practices of embodied awareness, authentic movement, yoga, pranayama, somatic experiencing, and dance-movement therapy. Visual and written self-reflection will also be invited.
SOMATIC THEORY & PRACTICES
The Truine Brain
The Neuroscience of Emotions
Window of Tolerance
Understanding the Stress Response
Procedural Memory and Action Tendencies
Developing a Cohesive Self
Three Part breathing
Top Down, Bottom Up Processing