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    • 8 Jul 2019
    • 17 Nov 2019
    • Canada, Australia and France

    Somatic Experiencing®, polyvagal theory, trauma neuroscience, and attachment theory for horse-human trauma recovery

    EQUUSOMA™ Basics Training Intensives
    For professionals who offer equine-assisted therapy and learning interventions (human and horse-human relationship as “client”)

    • Ottawa, Canada: July 8-12, 2019
    • Gold Coast, Australia: August 26-30, 2019
    • Southern France: September 23-27, 2019

    Trauma-Informed Horsemanship™
    For horse lovers, owners, riders, trainers, coaches, behaviourists, and equine health professionals (horse and horse-human relationship as “client”)

    • Gold Coast, Australia: Aug 31-Sept 1, 2019
    • Southern France: September 28-29, 2019
    • Toronto, Canada: November 16-17, 2019

    Led by Sarah Schlote, MA, RP, CCC, SEP
    Registered Psychotherapist, Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, Trauma Trainer and Consultant

    Lead Assist, Laurene Winkler
    Integrative Counseling for Wellness and Healing
    TRE Level I Practitioner
    Somatic Experiencing Therapist TM
    Member, USABP

    Learn more at www.equusoma.com



    • 18 Jul 2019
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM (PDT)
    • Zoom
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    Aylee Welch, founder of the Seattle School of Body-Psychotherapy, Presents, "The Body’s Cycle of Learning And The Use Of Expression in Body-Psychotherapy: A Clinical Approach To Addressing the Split in the Somatic Community."

    Since the birth of the field of psychology in the west practitioners have investigated the role of the body in creating and maintaining psychological difficulties and the patterns manifested in people’s lives.

    For the last 90 years body-inclusive approaches to psychology have been fringe and controversial, but through persistence we are now seeing somatic psychotherapy become "cutting edge". Yet many in the field today, even those without experience with what they are addressing, are disparaging of the history and practices of cathartic expression and the work that that brought us here.

    Outlining clinical details you can apply to each therapy session, this webinar explores the role of energy in the body and in the patterns of people’s lives and addresses important questions of the what, when, where, how and why regarding the use of expression in somatic work. This workshop will bring together essential understandings from both the provocative ways of working and the contemporary sciences of neurobiology and trauma theory.

    About the presenter:

    Aylee Welch, LICSW is a master therapist and the Director of Seattle School of Body-Psychotherapy.  Her teaching and supervision emphasizes Core Energetics that incorporates contemporary neurobiology and trauma theory. 

    She has been a therapist and educator for over 30 years working in many settings and with a wide variety of populations, and in private practice with a focus on combining group and individual work.  Her unconventional life path and her experience as a  community herbalist & a Ceremonialist inform and enhance her work and inspires and shapes the program at Seattle School of Body- Psychotherapy.  Additionally, she is a regular contributor for Somatic Psychotherapy Today.   

    Learn more at www.bodypsychotherapyschool.com.  



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    • 20 Jul 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    • Berkeley, CA

    Shame and Aging
    with Sheila Rubin, LMFT, RDT/BCT and Bret Lyon, PhD, SEP, BCC

    Saturday, July 20, 10am–6pm & Sunday, July 21, 10am–5:30pm

    In Berkeley, just off the I-80

    $350 full price / $325 with full payment by June 15

    Special price for interns

    13 CE Credits — CAMFT CE provider #134393

    We all go through it. No one is immune. And nothing produces more universal shame in our society than aging. Whereas many societies have deep respect for people as they age and see a vital role for elders, our society still worships youth—still idealizes the Pepsi generation.

    In this workshop, we will explore and learn to be more comfortable with our own aging process. And we will explore ways to help clients talk about, explore and heal their own shame around aging. We will:

    • Discover ways to help clients become aware of the many messages they received and continue to receive about aging and body image from family and society.
    • Learn ways to help clients cope with the shame of not being able to do all that they once did.
    • Understand counter-shaming techniques to help ourselves and our clients find pride and joy in the new reality—seeing that there are real gains as well as losses in this new stage of life.
    • Work with the shame that can cause and result from sicknesses and injuries.
    • Identify challenges in being looked at as unimportant and “not up to par” by a youth-oriented society and the layers of shame that can occur.
    • Discover how to make the necessary adjustments so we can regain access to the life force and creativity that we still have in a grounded and embodied way.

    Click here to register. Or please visit the Schedule page at www.CenterforHealingShame.com.

    There is no prerequisite for this course. It can be taken by itself or as part of a sequence.

    For details about our complete training program in Healing Shame, visit our website. You can also check out articles and free Healing Shame webinars.

    For more information, call Sheila at 415-820-3974 or email Sheila@HealingShame.com.

    www.CenterforHealingShame.com


    The Center for Healing Shame is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for MFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs in California - CAMFT CE provider #134393. PhDs in California and PhDs and licensed therapists outside of California may be able to receive 12 CE credits through the co-sponsorship of R. Cassidy Seminars. The Center for Healing Shame maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

    • 24 Jul 2019
    • Evanston, Illinois

    NARM Practitioner Training – Evanston, Illinois MODULE 1

    July 24, 2019

    Heartwood – Evanston, Illinois

    The NeuroAffective Relational Model (NARM): A Practitioner Training for Healing Attachment, Relational & Developmental Trauma

    THE NARM™ Practitioner Training is an advanced clinical training for the treatment of complex trauma.  Enrollment is open to psychologists, psychotherapists, counselors, social workers, and other mental health professionals who work with trauma.  Applications are approved on a case-by-case basis.

    NARM is a cutting-edge model for addressing attachment, relational and developmental trauma, by working with the attachment patterns that cause life-long psychobiological symptoms and interpersonal difficulties.  This developmentally-oriented, neuroscientifically-informed model - as outlined in Dr. Laurence Heller’s book Healing Developmental Trauma: How Early Trauma Affects Self-Regulation, Self-Image and the Capacity for Relationship - emerged out of earlier psychotherapeutic orientations including Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Attachment Theory, Cognitive Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, and Somatic Psychotherapy, as well as mindfulness-based approaches.  NARM bridges traditional psychotherapy (“top-down”) with somatic approaches (“bottom-up”) within a context of relational practice.  

    NARM is positioned to become an invaluable treatment option for C-PTSD (Complex PTSD), and a leader in the Trauma-Informed Care movement as we gain greater understanding of the long-term effects on the body and mind of adverse childhood experience (ACEs).  

    For more information: www.narmtraining.com


    Course Objectives:

    • A comprehensive theory and skills for addressing the long-term effects of unresolved childhood trauma (ACEs).
    • How to address the complex interplay between nervous system dysregulation and identity distortions.
    • The clinical skills needed to work with attachment, relational and developmental trauma.
    • Differentiating the skills necessary for addressing shock trauma versus complex trauma.
    • Working with shame, guilt, low self-esteem, chronic self-judgment, self-hatred, and other psychobiological symptoms.
    • How to work moment-by-moment with early adaptive survival styles that, while once life-saving, distort clients’ current life experience.
    • When to work ‘bottom-up’, when to work ‘top-down’, and how to work with both simultaneously to meet the special challenges of complex trauma.
    • How to support clients with a mindful and progressive process of disidentification from identity distortions.
    • A new, coherent theory for working with affect and emotions, which aims to support their psychobiological completion.
    • A powerful relational model that strengthens clinical effectiveness by highlighting the interpersonal nature of the therapeutic process.


    Click here for the complete NARM Practitioner Training Program curriculum


    NARM Training Coordinator:
     

    Karen Otto

    Contact: Karen@narmtraining.com  


    Training Schedule:

    • Module 1: July 24-28, 2019 
    • Module 2: October 2-6, 2019
    • Module 3: December 11-15, 2019
    • Module 4: April 22-26, 2020

    This training will consist of four 4.5-day modules.  Training days run from Wednesday evening thru Sunday.  The training times generally run from 9:00 am – 6:30 pm (Thurs-Sun) with 2 hrs for lunch and two breaks during the day; Wednesday evening will be 6 – 9:30 pm (times may be subject to change). CEUs: 30 per module: Available for psychologists, psychotherapists, marriage and family therapists, social workers and personal counselors.  Additional cost for CEUs.

    To Apply: 

    http://narmtraining.com/narm-practitioner-training-2019-2020-chicago-illinois/


    • 27 Jul 2019
    • 31 Jul 2019
    • Tuscany, Italy

    Core Evolution Summer Intensive in its 36th year!

    The Power and Mindfulness of Relating

    July 27 - 31, 2019  •  Tuscany, Italy

    Join us and rejuvenate in a personal retreat while deepening your learning in an inspiring
    environment with wonderful people in a beautiful villa in Tuscany!

     The Villa: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tC5gi0zZEU     http://cugnanello.com 

    To be on the list for further updates, please write us:  Info@CoreEvolution.com
     

     

    Who we are:

    With over 40 years of teaching experience, we are pioneers in the field of Body-Oriented Mindfulness-Centered Therapy, Somatic, Humanistic and Transpersonal Psychology, with expanded studies in psychodynamics and behavioral approaches. Teaching at the cutting edge of research and the application in our field, we search to touch the essence of a person with competence, love and joy, supporting the full potential to be realized.

    Siegmar Gerken, PHD, ECP studied psychology, education and anthropology. He is on the faculty of the JFK University Somatic Psychology Department, the Esalen Institute, and the Behavioral Therapy Training Institute in Hamburg. He teaches at universities and and private institutes worldwide, on the interconnectedness of psychosomatic processes as they manifest on the levels of body, emotions, mind, will and consciousness. His research in energy field documentation with Prof. F. Popp on psycho-emotional states opened new horizons to scientists and practitioners. He is co-founder of the Scientific Committee of the EABP. Dr. Gerken is a lecturer, therapist, trainer and supervisor.

    He also leads the specialized Core Evolution Trauma Trainings; Management Teaching in Authority and Leadership and the Energy & Consciousness Programs™ for Applied Psychology, Spirituality and Science.

    Cornelia Gerken, CMP, ECP completed her university studies in Göttingen, Germany with a degree in education and further studies in psychology. Cornelia integrates different psychosomatic and psycho-spiritual approaches. She developed her own synthesis, CoreSoma, which looks at somatic reality as the foundation of our lives. In her work she shares her compassion and joy for life, bringing a deep presence of the feminine. Cornelia is also a dancer and artist. With her husband she is the Co-Founder and Co-Director of the International Institutes. Cornelia & Siegmar have been married for 42 years and have three adult children.

    Cornelia is especially known for her women’s workshops: Empowerment • Freedom • Maturity; her Awaken Your Body-Dream-Process™ and her teaching series in the specialized program of CoreSoma®.

    In Core Evolution we work with all topics that the process of life brings. This addresses:
    • Physical health – a general healthy condition of movement, functioning of the organism, good sleep, dynamic energy condition, and other, et al.;
    • the Psychological level – feelings, thoughts, learning, body-expression, behavior, self-esteem, et al.;
    • the capacity to act and be creative in life – being able to integrate developmental trauma and other trauma, experience of joy and flow, et al.;
    • Social connections – meaningful personal and professional relations hips; supportive contact and touch, developing the capacity for nourishing sexual exchange, et al.;
    • Living and natural environment – freedom, physical and financial safety, healthcare, protection of nature, et al.;
    • Spiritual realization and freedom of religion

    If you want to deepen your search or discovery in life or want to find more creative answers and dynamic integration for personal or professional questions or decision-making processes concerning your quality of life, we are available for private consultations worldwide online, in locations where we hold our international teachings and in our practices in Mendocino and San Rafael, California.

    Info@CoreEvolution.com        http://www.CoreEvolution.com


    • 27 Jul 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • West Los Angeles, California 90025

    We often hear clients say that they feel like their body was hijacked in the face of a triggering event. They can’t think, their nervous system seems to have a mind of its own. They lose their sense of home with their sense of self compromised. Mindfulness and somatic regulation practices can be key factors in returning to a secure experience of their felt-sense, a return home to safety.


    Mindfulness and Somatic Regulation:

    A Response-side Approach to Healing Developmental Trauma

    Michael Shiffman, Ph.D.

    July 27, 2019
    10:00 am – 5:00 pm

    https://insightcenter.org/product/somatic-regulation-2019-2/

    1404 Greenfield Avenue #1
    Los Angeles, CA 90025

    $195 – Full Tuition
    30% off for pre-licensed students in clinical training.
    Use the coupon “student30”

    We often hear clients say that they feel like their body was hijacked in the face of a triggering event. They can’t think, their nervous system seems to have a mind of its own. They lose their sense of home with their sense of self compromised. Mindfulness and somatic regulation practices can be key factors in returning to a secure experience of their felt-sense, a return home to safety.

    The integration of mindfulness and somatic awareness into therapeutic practice is often misunderstood and frequently misused. However, a somatically grounded, neuroaffective and psychodynamically informed perspective can support our clients to transform their adaptive strategies.

    These adaptive strategies can change by cultivating the awareness of energetic, affective and neurophysiological responses. It is truly response-side therapy and not about simply integrating the body into the therapeutic discourse. It takes is the initial crack in the egg and the willingness to be curious about all things experiential for these strategies to change, but mindful awareness does not somatic therapy make.

    Somatic therapies engage cognitive, behavioral, emotional, neurobiological and energetic systems to help clients become more organized and alive. Interventions are bi-directional, moving from cognition to neurobiology and from neurobiology to cognition. As we say, somatic therapists work top-down and bottom-up.

    At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

    1. Differentiate between mindfulness and somatic awareness;
    2. Describe top-down and bottom-up therapeutic interventions;
    3. Identify strategies for integrating mindfulness practices into therapeutic process;
    4. Identify strategies for integrating somatic practices into therapeutic process;
    5. Integrate somatic practices within their current clinical perspective.
    6. Describe how somatic practices can enhance awareness of transference-countertransference processes.

    https://insightcenter.org/product/somatic-regulation-2019-2/


    Michael Shiffman, Ph.D., is a relational body therapist at the Insight Center in West Los Angeles.  He founded LA Dharma in 1999 and co-founded the Insight Center in 2006. Michael has studied with numerous Western Buddhist teachers and currently studies with Rev. Hye Wol Sunim. He has been meditating since 1994 and teaching mindfulness and insight meditation since 2002.

    Michael is a certified practitioner of the NeuroAffective Relational Model (NARM) and a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner with substantial training in the use of touch for nervous system regulation and the repair of attachment ruptures.

    Michael has an extensive background working with anxiety, panic, traumatic stress, substance abuse and recovery, relapse prevention, and somatic oriented therapeutic practices. He teaches meditation and somatic therapy.  Michael is a photographer whose work is shown on his website http://shiffmanphotos.com, enjoys cooking and is frequently happy in his new life in Encino.

    Continuing Education:

    Continuing Education Units are available. A CE certificate is issued for a $20 charge. Instructions for purchasing CE certificates will be emailed once registration is completed and certificates are issued after the workshop is completed.  Continuing Education Certificates must be purchased within thirty (30) days of the event.

    Psychologists: The Insight Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Insight Center maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This course is provides 6 CE units.

    MFTs / LCSWs / LPCCs:  The California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts APA CEs. This course provides 6 CE units.


    • 10 Aug 2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • 11 Aug 2019
    • 6:00 PM
    • Port Townsend, Washington

    Find Your Joy ~ with Aylee Welch, LICSW

    An Introductory Somatic Psychotherapy Workshop for professionals and people interested in opening their capacity for joy in their life

    Saturday & Sunday August 10-11, 2019 Port Townsend, Washington/ space available

    Provides 13 1/2 CEU hours through NASW

    Saturday 9 am - 6 pm   Sunday 9 am - 4 pm

    Space is Limited  in Seattle; Register early for $285.
    Full Registration is $325

    CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

    Traditional psychotherapy works toward congruence in a person’s thinking, emotions, actions, and life choices. Body-oriented therapy understands that the body is also profoundly affected by our life experiences.  Identifying and releasing attitudes and old images held in our physical structure adds an important component to therapy. This promotes lasting change, allowing for free flow of life energy from within us so we can more fully realize our life, our joy.

    This experiential workshop will give participants the opportunity to experience the basic premises of Somatic Psychotherapy that originated with Wilhelm Reich and now integrates Core Energetics and contemporary approaches including body-oriented approaches and current neurobiology and trauma therapy. The workshop combines lectures with movement and experiential opportunities. I also bring my understanding of many other practices to employ creativity and spirituality to enhance the journey.

     If you would like to organize a summer workshop in your neck of the woods be sure to let us know!



    • 14 Aug 2019
    • 19 Aug 2019
    • Knoxville, Maryland

    FIVE-DAY RESIDENTIAL PSYCHODRAMA INTENSIVE IN KNOXVILLE, MARYLAND 

    August 14-19 

    With Linda A. Ciotola, M.Ed., CET III, TEP  and Catherine D. Nugent, LCPC, TEP 

    The intensity and cohesion of a small group living and working together for five days helps create a safe space for deep and powerful healing, learning and personal growth through psychodrama. Opportunities for personal work, as well as skills practice as director, auxiliary and group facilitator, are included. 

    Once we know who’s coming, we will tailor the workshop to participants’ preferences and needs. For example: 

    • Do you want to practice specific skills or skill sets, such as doubling, directing role reversals, auxiliary skills? 
    • Are you interested in sharpening your sociometric awareness? 
    • Do you have an act hunger to be protagonist? Related to a particular issue you can pinpoint? Because you haven’t yet experienced the protagonist role? Because you haven’t been protagonist for a while? Other? 
    • Do you want to practice directing (with or without coaching)? 
      • a full psychodrama 
      • an action warm-up 
      • the deepening double with couple, 
      • a vignette 
      • a sculpture or any other action structure commensurate with your background in psychodrama
    • Do you want to deepen your understanding of psychodrama/sociometric theory? 

    Schedule: 

    Wednesday, August 14 – 4:00 -8:00 p.m. 

    Thursday, August 15 – 10:00 a.m–6:00 p.m. 

    Friday, August 16 – 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. 

    Saturday, August 17 – 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. 

    Sunday, August 18 – 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. 

    Monday, August 19 – 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 

    Continuing Education Information: 35.0 Continuing education credits (NBCC, MD Board of Social Work Examiners, ABE) – See below for full CE information and disclosures. 

    Investment: $975 – includes workshop, meals and lodging. $925 LPTI Cohort Members 

    Discounts: Early registration discount EXTENDED TO JUNE 12: $900. 

    A limited number of partial scholarships may be available. Please ask. 

    Setting: Blue Mountain Retreat Center is located in the beautiful rolling hills of Western Maryland. Enjoy delicious, organic home-cooked meals. Massage appointments available. Yoga and movement offered. 

    For further info/to register: cathynugent@verizon.net. 

    You can reach Linda at: linda.healingbridges@gmail.com 

    Catherine D. Nugent, LCPC, TEP Linda A Ciotola, M.Ed., CET III, TEP 

    In addition to decades of training and experience in psychodrama, both Cathy and Linda bring earlier backgrounds in theater and higher education to their love of psychodrama. 

    Each has her own training and experience in one or more body-based approaches, and they are each known for their skillful integration of the body in psychodrama. 

    Their collaboration is further enhanced by their shared enthusiasm for yoga, and as practitioners of diverse spiritual practices. 

    Both Linda and Cathy are TEPs and Fellows of the American Society of Group Psychotherapy & Psychodrama (ASGPP). 

    More on Linda: Linda A Ciotola, M.Ed., CET III, TEP, is the recipient of the ASGPP’s 2008 Zerka. T. Moreno Award for an outstanding psychodramatist. Along with Nancy Alexander, Linda received the 2019 Collaborators’ Award, for, among other accomplishments, achievement in developing a cutting-edge psychodrama distance learning program. Linda is a Certified Trainer in the Therapeutic Spiral Model (TSM) of psychodrama, with special interest and expertise working with people struggling with disordered eating. Along with Karen Carnabucci, Linda authored the 2013 text, Healing eating disorders with psychodrama and other action methods: Beyond the silence and the fury. Linda holds multiple fitness certifications, regularly teaches yoga, spin and Zumba. She is known and loved for her playfulness, creativity, and compassion. 

    More on Cathy: Cathy is Executive Director/Principal Trainer with Laurel Psychodrama Training Institute. Since the 1980s, Cathy has actively supported and promoted psychodrama through a variety of leadership roles—locally, with the Mid-Atlantic Chapter-ASGPP (MAC-ASGPP), and, in more recent years, nationally, through service on the American Board of Examiners in Psychodrama, Sociometry and Group Psychotherapy. She is an adjunct faculty member in the graduate mental health counseling program at Johns Hopkins University. Cathy is a Certified Imago Relationship Therapist, and has completed Level I, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy. Cathy is the recipient of the ASGPP’s 2019 J.L. Moreno Award for Lifetime Achievement in Psychodrama, Sociometry and Group Psychotherapy

    Check out our websites: www.lptipsychodrama.com and www.healing-bridges.com 


    • 1 Sep 2019
    • 31 Oct 2019

    TAMALPA INSTUTUTE TRAINING PROGRAM

    Level 1 Training: Personal Embodiment of the Life/Art Process

    Starting this Fall 2019

    Currently accepting applications.    

    Tamalpa’s Level 1 Training is designed for everyone who wants to embody the principles and tools of the Tamalpa Life/Art Process® for their personal development.  It is also the first step in our Professional Training Program.

    In the Level 1 training you will:

    ·       Work with intermodal art media – movement/dance, drawing, vocalizing, spoken and written narrative

    ·       Explore the science, art and psychology of the sensing and moving body 

    ·       Develop body/mind awareness and conscious expression through the exploration of the physical, emotional and mental realms of experience

    ·       Explore your personal “body mythology” using activities to uncover the personal stories and archetypal themes associated with each body part

    ·       Prepare and present a self-portrait performance inspired by the creation and exploration of a life-sized self-portrait drawing

    ·       Cultivate collaboration, collective creativity, skillful communication and the value of differences and diversity within a supportive setting

    Tamalpa’s Professional Training Program continues with Level 2: Embodied Leadershipfocusing on advanced personal practice and the development of facilitation skills for professional applications of the Life/Art Process®.

    Level 3: Fieldwork Supervision is the final step in training. In Level 3 students are supervised by faculty experts in their field of interest as they take the Tamalpa work out of the classroom and into the world, creating transformation in communities they are most passionate about.

    PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION

    Registration as a Somatic Movement Therapist/Educator through ISMETA

    Registration as an Expressive Arts Therapist or Expressive Arts Consultant/Educator through IEATA

    Read more

    DEGREE PATHWAYS 

    European Graduate School

    Meridian University 

    Read more

    Immersion Format 

    This 3-month full-time training begins in September and meets 4 - 5 days a week, Monday through Friday, 10:00am - 5:30pm. See the full schedule hereApplication Deadline: May 1, 2019

    Weekend Format 

    The 8-month weekend training begins with a 5-day intensive in October and continues with monthly 3-day weekends (Fri-Sun) November - May, with one 4-day intensive (Thurs- Sun) in February. The training closes with a 4-day intensive (Thurs- Sun) in June. Most training days are 10:00AM to 5:30PM.  An online component is included to keep students connected to the work between the monthly weekend seminars. See the full schedule hereApplication Deadline: August 14, 2019.

    For more information go to tamalpa.orgemail info@tamalpa.org, or give us a call at (415) 457-8555.  We look forward to hearing from you!


    • 2 Sep 2019
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Eliot, Maine

    Accepting New Bioenergetic Trainees this Fall!
    The training is a collaboration between the MSBA and the Atlantic Canada Society for Bioenergetic Analysis.

    4 year in-depth Professional Training Program in Bioenergetic Analysis 

    Go to: www.massbioenergetics.org/training for more info and to register.

    Sponsored by the Mass Society for Bioenergetic Analysis in conjunction with the Atlantic Canada Society for Bioenergetic Analysis

    The MSBA is pleased to accept applications for the year 2019/2020 of the ongoing training program in modern Bioenergetic Analysis. The training program provides both an opportunity for in-depth personal growth within the context of a small group and for extensive professional development in learning the body-oriented therapy approach of modern Bioenergetics. For more information about the training program including dates, topics covered, leadership team & fees, and to complete an application go to: www.massbioenergetics.org/training. The training program is held over 5 extended weekends/year at Shilo Farm in Eliot, ME (just over the border from Portsmouth, NH). Overnight rooms available for a retreat experience.


    • 19 Sep 2019
    • 22 Sep 2019
    • Austin, Texas

    ISP PROFESSIONAL TRAINING, MODULE 1

    Still Waters Retreat - Austin, Texas

    Integral Somatic Psychology Professional Training, Module 1: The Physiology of Emotions. One can take module one before committing to modules two and three.

    The Integral Somatic Psychology Professional Training (ISP):  Improving outcomes and shortening treatment times in all therapy modalities (including those already body-oriented) through greater embodiment of a larger range of emotions.

    What is ISP?

    Are you interested in improving outcomes and shortening treatment times in your practice?

    New evidence-based theories of embodied cognition and emotion in cognitive psychology and neuroscience offer the possibility of improving outcomes and shortening treatment periods in all therapies including those that are already body-oriented such as Somatic Experiencing (SE).

    Integral Somatic Psychology (ISP), has been developed by Dr. Raja Selvam on the basis of findings in these emerging and exciting scientific paradigms, on over a hundred years of research on the physiology of emotions, on findings from multiple body psychotherapy approaches on various physiological defenses against emotions, and on principles of energy psychology.

    ISP offers therapists in all modalities a complementary approach to improve cognitive, emotional, behavioral, physical, energetic, relational, and spiritual outcomes in all therapies through fuller embodiment of a larger range of emotional experiences including the always-present and often-overlooked sensorimotor emotions that can be readily found in almost every clinical situation.

    Who can benefit from ISP?

    ISP is for experienced clinicians engaged in psychological work with individuals or groups in therapeutic practice or teaching. If you are a psychologist, psychiatrist, marriage and family therapist, social worker, professional counselor, psychiatric nurse, or art, movement and breath therapist, coach, bodyworker, energy worker, psychology trainer and educator, clergy, meditation and spiritual teacher, you will find the training valuable in your clinical practice or professional education work that involves psychological processing.

    What is covered in ISP?

    We will study the findings on how cognition, emotion, and behavior depend not only on the brain but also on the body and the environment; how cognition, emotion, and behavior are inter-related in the physiology of the brain as well as the body and its relationship to the environment; and how emotion and the body’s involvement in emotion are important for improving cognition, emotion, and behavior. We will also study the older and newer findings on the physiology of emotions in depth in relation to the physiology of self-regulation in the brain and the body. We will study about defenses against emotions in the quantum body of the individual as well as in the connections between the individual and collective psyches. We will study and practice clinical strategies that can potentially help all therapies to improve cognitive, emotional, and behavioral outcomes in their work by involving the body more in the embodiment of a broader range of emotional experiences (primary, secondary, and always-present and often-overlooked sensorimotor emotions).

    Module One will focus on how we can facilitate greater emotional embodiment through the musculature of the legs, the arms, and the head and neck areas in the body. In addition, as an optional topic for the consideration of participants for the purpose of further improving emotional embodiment, introductory work with two layers of the quantum level subtle body, metaphorically named ether and air, will be presented.

    Module Two will focus on how we can facilitate greater emotional embodiment through the musculature and diaphragms in the torso as well as through the autonomic nervous system and the organs, glands, and blood vessels governed by it. The topic of inter-personal resonance, its scientific basis, how to use it, and its value in emotional embodiment as well as attachment work will be covered.  In addition, as an optional topic for the consideration of participants for the purpose of further improving emotional embodiment, how to work with four layers of the quantum level subtle body introduced in part one, metaphorically named ether, air, fire, and water, will be presented.

    Module Three will focus on how we can facilitate greater emotional embodiment through the physiology of the brain, spinal cord, and the structures that surround and protect them (cerebrospinal fluid, membrane, bone, fascia, tendon, ligament, muscle. An optional topic for the consideration of participants for the purpose of further improving emotional embodiment, how to work with another layer of the quantum level subtle body, metaphorically named earth, will be presented. Another optional topic for the consideration of participants, how to work to connect the individual psyche to various levels of the collective psyche to further improve emotional embodiment, will also be presented.

    For more information: https://www.integralsomaticpsychology.com/

    ISP Module 1 Objectives:

    1.    To be able to describe the ways in which cognition, emotion, and behavior have been found to be dependent not only on the brain but also on the body and the environment.

    2.    To be able to describe the ways in which cognition, behavior, and emotion have been found to be inter-related in the brain as well as the body and its relationship to the environment.

    3.    To be able to describe the importance of emotion and the body’s involvement in emotion for improved cognition, emotion, and behavior.

    4.    To be able to describe how the greater use of the body as a container for regulating emotions can improve cognition, emotion, and behavior.

    5.    To be able to describe the major findings on the physiology of emotions in the brain, the body, and the body’s relationship to the environment.

    6.    To be able to describe the different ways in which the muscular system has been found to be involved in generating as well as defending against emotions.

    7.    To be able to describe specific tools (awareness, intent, expression, movement, breath, etc.) that psychotherapists can use to expand and regulate the brain and body physiology to expand and regulate emotional experience.

    8.    To be able to describe the different types or layers of emotional experience (primary, secondary, and sensorimotor).

    9.    To be able to describe the seven basic feedback patterns in the model of regulation used in the ISP approach to facilitate blood, nervous system, and energy flows in the brain and body physiology to improve physical and emotional regulation.

    10.To be able to describe how to work with the musculature in the arms, legs, and head and neck areas to expand these areas to foster greater emotional regulation.

    Click here for the complete ISP Professional Training program curriculum - please link to https://www.integralsomaticpsychology.com/isp-curriculum/

    Instructor:

    ·       Dr. Raja Selvam Founder

    Austin ISP Training Coordinators:

    Lynne Silver & Kamal Kelly

    Contact: lsilver@zbbs.com / kamalk.mobile@gmail.com

    Training Schedule:

    Module 1: September 19-22, 2019

    Module 2: April 2-5, 2020

    Module 3: October 2-5, 2020

    The ISP training consists of three 4-day modules.  Austin training days run from Thursday thru Sunday (or Module 3 - Friday thru Monday).  Training times run from 9:30 am – 6:00 pm (Day 1 to 3) and 9:30 am - 4:00 pm (Day 4) with 1.5 hrs for lunch and two breaks during the day. CEUs: 24 per module: available for psychologists, psychotherapists, marriage and family therapists, nurses, professional counselors, and social workers.  Additional cost for CEUs.

    To Apply: https://www.integralsomaticpsychology.com/austin-isp-training/


    • 19 Sep 2019
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM (PDT)
    • Zoom
    Register

    Ann Bradney Founder of the Radical Aliveness Institute Presents.

    Check back as new information on our events happen regularly and updates are ongoing. 

    These exclusive webinars are  brought to you in part by the USABP, its proud members and sponsors.

    These live webinars include demonstrations, video and slide presentations, experiential exercises, Q & A discussions, insights from attendees, presenter shares about their personal journey and inspirations,  and much more.



    • 20 Sep 2019
    • 8 Mar 2020
    • Berkely, CA

    Berkeley, CA
​
    September 20, 2019 – March 8, 2020

    Professional Training in Hakomi Mindful Somatic Psychotherapy, Level 1
    Faculty: Certified Hakomi Trainers: Rob Fisher, LMFT (22886); Jon Eisman, CHT, Senior Hakomi Trainer; Scott Eaton, MA, LMFT (23906). Certified Hakomi Teacher: Shirley Bar-Dvir, MA, LMFT (44258).
    Schedule: Fridays 12:30-5:30 p.m., Saturdays 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Sundays 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    CEs: 108.5 CE hours (15.5 CEs per weekend) for MFTs, LCSWs, LEPs and LPCCs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (provider CAMFT #82187). Psychologists: 46.5 CEs for psychologists are provided for the first three weekend of this training (15.5 CEs per weekend) by the Spiritual Competency Resource Center (SCRC).
    Cost: $3595, if registered by Aug. 9, 2019, $3995 thereafter
    Enrollment Deadline: September 13
    For More Info: Contact Lindsay Dye, 415-839-6788, or visit: https://hakomica.org/pro1


    • 20 Sep 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Online via Zoom

    HEALING SHAME: The Core Workshop
    Understanding, Transforming and Reducing Shame

    A Workshop for Therapists and Other Helping Professionals
    With Sheila Rubin LMFT, RDT/BCT and Bret Lyon PhD, SEP

    Online via Zoom

    4 Fridays: September 20 & 27 and October 4 & 11
    10am – 1:30pm Pacific Time

    $350 / $325 if paid in full by August 16
    Special price for interns

    13 CE credits available for LIVE PARTICIPATION

    (See website for details)

    This workshop provides essential, basic knowledge of how to work with shame. You will learn what shame is and how it is created, and how to help your clients recognize shame, work through it and move on. We will discuss how to become more sensitive to the shaming often implicit in the therapy situation and how to counter shame in therapy. You will learn to help clients separate feelings of shame from other emotions. And you'll learn how to help clients out of the shame morass so they can move their energy powerfully outward rather than turn it against themselves.

    Recordings of each class will be available for two weeks following the original class date.

    TO REGISTER, visit the Schedule page at www.CenterforHealingShame.com.

    Space is limited.

    For more information, contact Sheila at 415-820-3974 or Sheila@HealingShame.com.

    For details about our complete training program in Healing Shame, visit our website. Register and pay for the full program for greatly discounted workshop registration. You can also check out articles and free Healing Shame webinars at www.CenterforHealingShame.com

     The Center for Healing Shame is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to provide continuing education for MFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs in California - CAMFT CE provider #134393. PhDs in California and PhDs and licensed therapists outside of California may be able to receive CE credits through the cosponsorship of R. Cassidy Seminars. The Center for Healing Shame maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.


    • 13 Oct 2019
    • 18 Oct 2019
    • Berkeley, CA

    The Embodied Consciousness Immersion is a six-day deep dive into exploring consciousness through the lens of somatic psychology, social justice, and spirituality and is led by world-renowned somatic facilitators and leaders of applied spiritual wisdom including: Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen, Dr. Scott Lyons, Dr. Michael Beckwith, Dr. Rae Johnson, Dr. Theresa Silow, Rev. angel Kyodo Williams, Tara Judelle, Dr. Judith Blackstone, and Sally Kempton.

    This immersion invites participants to move beyond the research and theory of consciousness and to step directly into the felt sense of it. 

    Join us for a week of movement, meditation, lectures, yoga, and dynamic practices in both group and partner work. Throughout this immersion, we will address developmental, socio-cultural, and psychosomatic dynamics that impact our ability to experience wholeness and aliveness throughout our life. We will introduce and utilize a range of tools from Body-Mind Centering®, Somatic Experiencing, Focusing Technique, Nondual Tantric Philosophy, Embodied Flow™, Life Visioning Process, Breathwork, Realization Process®, and Hakomi method to attune to our inner landscape and help cultivate self-awareness, agency, resilience, and purpose. Ultimately, these embodied practices create and cultivate bridges of interconnection to others, ourselves, the environment, and beyond.

    This week will provide you with practical tools in working with yourself and others towards living a life in deep connection and relationship, moving us ever closer to a world that is beyond false division — one that is consciously embodied. 

     

    WHAT IS UNIQUE ABOUT THIS EVENT?

    Unlike a conference, this immersion is an experiential journey, from start to finish, to guide you in working with yourself and others in this profound mind-body-spirit medicine. This world renown faculty is working together to co-create a journey for you through the processes of embodying consciousnesses. 


    ENROLLMENT

    Enrollment is limited to around 100 people to make it a really intimate event. If you enroll by June 13th, you can benefit from the early bird rate. If you would like more information about this event, please email immersion@embodiedflow.com.


    • 17 Oct 2019
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM (PDT)
    • Zoom
    Register

    Abi Blakeslee Presents Somatic Experiencing.

    Check back as new information on our events happen regularly and updates are ongoing. 

    These exclusive webinars are  brought to you in part by the USABP, its proud members and sponsors.

    These live webinars include demonstrations, video and slide presentations, experiential exercises, Q & A discussions, insights from attendees, presenter shares about their personal journey and inspirations,  and much more.



    • 23 Oct 2019
    • 27 Oct 2019
    • Scottsdale, Arizona

    NARM PRACTITIONER TRAINING – PHOENIX, ARIZONA MODULE 1

    Wednesday, October 23 - Sunday, October 27, 2019

    Hampton Inn & Suites  – Scottsdale, Arizona

    The NeuroAffective Relational Model (NARM): A Practitioner Training for Healing Attachment, Relational & Developmental Trauma

    THE NARM™ Practitioner Training is an advanced clinical training for the treatment of complex trauma.  Enrollment is open to psychologists, psychotherapists, counselors, social workers, and other mental health professionals who work with trauma.  Applications are approved on a case-by-case basis.

    NARM is a cutting-edge model for addressing attachment, relational and developmental trauma, by working with the attachment patterns that cause life-long psychobiological symptoms and interpersonal difficulties.  This developmentally-oriented, neuroscientifically-informed model - as outlined in Dr. Laurence Heller’s book Healing Developmental Trauma: How Early Trauma Affects Self-Regulation, Self-Image and the Capacity for Relationship - emerged out of earlier psychotherapeutic orientations including Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Attachment Theory, Cognitive Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, and Somatic Psychotherapy, as well as mindfulness-based approaches.  NARM bridges traditional psychotherapy (“top-down”) with somatic approaches (“bottom-up”) within a context of relational practice

    NARM is positioned to become an invaluable treatment option for C-PTSD (Complex PTSD), and a leader in the Trauma-Informed Care movement as we gain greater understanding of the long-term effects on the body and mind of adverse childhood experience (ACEs). 

    For more information visit: www.narmtraining.com

    NARM Practitioner Training Course Objectives:

         A comprehensive theory and skills for addressing the long-term effects of unresolved childhood trauma (ACEs).

         How to address the complex interplay between nervous system dysregulation and identity distortions.

         The clinical skills needed to work with attachment, relational and developmental trauma.

         Differentiating the skills necessary for addressing shock trauma versus complex trauma.

         Working with shame, guilt, low self-esteem, chronic self-judgment, self-hatred, and other psycho-biological symptoms.

         How to work moment-by-moment with early adaptive survival styles that, while once life-saving, distort clients’ current life experience.

         When to work ‘bottom-up’, when to work ‘top-down’, and how to work with both simultaneously to meet the special challenges of complex trauma.

         How to support clients with a mindful and progressive process of disidentification from identity distortions.

         A new, coherent theory for working with affect and emotions, which aims to support their psychobiological completion.

         A powerful relational model that strengthens clinical effectiveness by highlighting the interpersonal nature of the therapeutic process.

    Click here for the complete NARM Practitioner Training Program curriculum

    Phoenix 2019-2020 Training Schedule:

         Module 1: October 23 – 27, 2019

         Module 2: January 22 – 26, 2020

         Module 3: May 6 – 10, 2020

         Module 4: August 5 – 9, 2020

    This training will consist of four 4.5-day modules.  Training days run from Wednesday evening thru Sunday.  The training times generally run from 9:00 am – 6:30 pm (Thurs-Sun) with 2 hrs for lunch and two breaks during the day; Wednesday evening will be 6 – 9:30 pm (times may be subject to change). CEUs: 30 per module: Available for psychologists, psychotherapists, marriage and family therapists, social workers and personal counselors.  Additional cost for CEUs.

    Click here to Learn more or Register for the 2019-2020 Arizona NARM Practitioner Training

    If you have questions about the NARM Practitioner Training, please feel free to contact us at admin@narmtraining.com


    • 26 Oct 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • West Los Angeles

    In this training I will synthesize one of the most important developments in psychotherapy over the past few decades. This includes breakthroughs incorporating the body into the work of psychotherapy, the influence of attachment theory, the ever-expanding use of the therapeutic relationship as a modality for healing, and new changes in the field of addiction.


    Clinical Application of the
    Adult Attachment Interview
    with Joni Lavick, MFT

    October 26, 2019
    10:00 am – 5:00 pm

    In this training I will synthesize one of the most important developments in psychotherapy over the past few decades. This includes breakthroughs incorporating the body into the work of psychotherapy, the influence of attachment theory, the ever-expanding use of the therapeutic relationship as a modality for healing, and new changes in the field of addiction.

    Attachment is learned behavior and passed on from parent to child. Insecure attachment strategies manifest in maladaptive interpersonal relationships and failed attempts by individuals to resolve or repair wounds resulting from past traumatic experiences. Insecure attachment creates affect-regulation problems characterized by mood disturbances, poor impulse control, substance abuse and dependence, and the lack of ability for self-regulation.

    My approach is practical, based on my 25 years of experience and study. It is always my goal to teach useful interventions you can bring to your practice immediately. You won’t be disappointed!

    We will use The Adult Attachment Interview (c) by Mary Main, Ph.D. to explore working relationally with individuals and couples. It provides real time methods to bring the healing power of therapy into the room.

    Please note: This workshop is an introduction to the clinical application of the AAI and is not a substitute for the required formal training to properly score it.

    Getting CEU’s doesn’t have to be dull. Come join us!

    https://insightcenter.org/product/aai-2019-2/

    $195 – Full Tuition
    $165 early registration before September 20, 2019
    30% off for students in clinical training.
    Use the coupon “student30”

    This exploration is unique in that it explains the Adult Attachment Interview (AAI) as the valid and reliable assessment tool it is. You will learn to give the AAI and receive the knowledge of how it is evaluated.

    Attachment is learned behavior and passed on from parent to child. Insecure attachment strategies manifest in maladaptive interpersonal relationships and failed attempts by individuals to resolve or repair wounds resulting from past traumatic experiences. Insecure attachment creates affect-regulation problems characterized by mood disturbances, poor impulse control, substance abuse and dependence, and the lack of ability for self-regulation.

    Part 1: We will explore the structure and function of this 20-question assessment tool. The inventory begins with early childhood attachment, separation, trauma assessment, and shifts in attachment from adolescence to adulthood. I will discuss the organized attachment strategies in infants and adults.

    Break: Secure Snacks!

    Part 2. This is a demonstration of the meat of the AAI followed by a dyadic experiential breakout where you will give and answer this part of the AAI. Following this interaction I’ll begin to introduce how the AAI is evaluated.

    Lunch on your own: Separation and individuation!

    Part 3. We will move on to trauma assessment and changes in the AAI from adolescence to adulthood.  We will focus on trauma resolution and how this matrix impacts sustaining secure attachment. This section will also include a demonstration and experiential dyads.

    Break: More Safe Snacks.

    Part 4. We will learn how use the AAI to develop a treatment plan to guide clients toward earned secure. Analysis of how attachment strategies reveal themselves in the transference will be explored.

    At this workshop you will learn:

    • To use the Adult Attachment Interview in a one session framework and how to listen for and understand the adult categories of organized attachment.
    • Identify your own attachment strategy
    • Administer the AAI
    • Use the AAI to help identify the attachment patterns of your clients.

    https://insightcenter.org/product/aai-2019-2/

    $195 – Full Tuition
    $165 early registration before September 20, 2019
    30% off for students in clinical training.
    Use the coupon “student30”

    Joni Lavick, MFT maintains a private practice in Santa Monica. She is a clinical supervisor at Counseling West, and Antioch University, and works with families coping with addiction at The Canyon Recovery Center.

    She is a graduate of Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles with a Master’s in Counseling Psychology and has a Bachelors degree in Social Work from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.

    Joni’s philosophy and clinical practice is asset-based, integrates body and mind, and holds that it is the therapeutic relationship that heals. Her Universal Treatment Plan is the distillation of 25 years of training and experience to help clients grow through identifying strengths and enhancing resources.

    Joni has been working with HIV positive individuals since 1988. In 2005 she received a National HIV Leadership Award from thebody.com. The Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Psychotherapists Association’s honored her expertise and advocacy in 2000, with their Annual Community Service Award. She is a former Director of Mental Health Services at the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center.  Joni is a member of the teaching faculty at the Insight Center in Los Angeles.

    She has over 20 years of experience treating individuals with sexual compulsivity, methamphetamine addiction, alcoholism and other substances, depression and anxiety. Currently she serves on the board of The Women’s Association for Addiction Treatment.

    In addition to her expertise with HIV, addiction, and LGBT issues, she has special training in the scoring and administration of Mary Main’s Adult Attachment Interview, studied Intersubjective Systems Theory with Robert Stolorow, and is certified as a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner by Peter Levine’s Foundation for Human Enrichment.

    Her publications include “Trauma and HIV: Frozen Moments, Frozen Lives” BETA, Spring 2008 and “Conquering Anxiety; Living with HIV” BETA, Winter 2007. An experienced public speaker she has presented at many national conferences, university classrooms, and community based organizations.

    Space is limited to 24.


    Continuing Education

    Continuing Education Units are available. A CE certificate is issued for a $20 charge. Instructions for purchasing CE certificates will be emailed once registration is completed and certificates are issued after the workshop is completed.  Continuing Education Certificates must be purchased within thirty (30) days of the event.

    Psychologists: The Insight Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Insight Center maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This course is provides 6 CE units.

    MFTs / LCSWs: MFTs / LCSWs / Professional Counselors: The California Board of Behavioral Sciences now accepts APA CEs. This course provides 6 CE units.


    • 1 Nov 2019
    • 27 Jun 2020
    • Boulder, CO

    Boulder, CO
    2019-2021: Comprehensive Training in Hakomi Mindful Somatic Psychotherapy
    Faculty: Certified Hakomi Trainers: Melissa Grace, MA (Lead Trainer) with guest faculty Jaci Hull, LMFT, and others.
    Schedule: 16 blocks: Friday and Saturday, and Sunday 9:30 am – 5:45 pm
    Dates:
    Module One: 2019: Nov. 1-3, Dec. 13-15
    2020: Jan. 24-26, March 6-8, April 24-26, May 29-31, June 26-28, July 24-26
    Module Two: 2020: Sept. 11-13, Oct. 23-25, Dec. 11-13
    2021: Jan. 15-17, Feb. 26-28, April 9-11, May 21-23, June 25-27
    CEs available for: MFTs, psychologists, social workers and professional counselors.
    For tuition and a detailed course description, download the training flyer
    For more information call 303-499-6699, email
    HakomiTR@aol.comor click here.


    • 16 Nov 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Encino

    The subject of death remains largely taboo in our culture.  Yet, a growing number of Americans are reaching the stage of life when we must face the decline and death of elderly loved ones while feeling increasingly vulnerable to aging and illness ourselves.


    Twilight Conversations:

    How Talking About Death Enriches Our Lives

    Sherry Angel and

    Michael Shiffman, Ph.D.
    30% off for pre-licensed students in clinical training.
    Use the coupon “student30”
    For a while I felt, ‘Let’s just get on with it,’ but then I realized I can’t dictate this and it enabled me to relax about it.

    • Identify three key elements that co-create the quality of end-of-life conversations;
    • Identify personal issues that hinder and facilitate effective clinical interventions with clients;
    • Describe three ways to support client communications with intimate relationships at the end-of-life;
    • Describe three effective interventions to support clients at their end-of-life.

    Encino, California 91436

    November 16, 2019

    10:00 am – 5:00 pm


    https://insightcenter.org/product/twilight-conversations-2019-2/


    $195 registration.

    $165 early registration ends October 4, 2019

    Please note:  This workshop is held in a private home in Encino and lunch is included.

    The subject of death remains largely taboo in our culture.  Yet, a growing number of Americans are reaching the stage of life when we must face the decline and death of elderly loved ones while feeling increasingly vulnerable to aging and illness ourselves.

    These tangible signs of mortality open us up to the richness of life that becomes accessible when we are willing to explore within ourselves and venture into delicate, often difficult discussions about end-of-life issues with our closest relatives and friends. While too many of us defer these sensitive conversations until it is too late, they clear a path to deeper relationships and the quality of experience we want to have at the end of life. We hope you will join us in a dialogue that may open the door to your reflections and intimate conversations with your loved ones – and greatly enrich your life.

    In the morning of this workshop, Sherry will share her end-of-life conversations with her husband of more than 25 years. Joe died peacefully at home at 92 after a battle with Parkinson’s disease that left him bedridden for several months. About two months before he died, he told Sherry:

    It feels like I’m living between two places, between human life and death.

    His greatest gift was to talk about what he was thinking and feeling as his life came to an end. Sherry took notes during many of their conversations as part of her healing process, and the results are a good example of what can happen when the topic of death is no longer taboo.

    In the afternoon, Michael will facilitate experiential exercises to open us to engaging in end-of-life conversations that will explore the fears and challenges that get in the way of being present and connected.  We will explore our personal experiences as the means through which we can increase our capacity to support family, friends and clients during end-of-life experiences.

    This workshop will combine didactics, self-exploration and experiential exercises.

    At the end of the workshop, therapists will be able to:

     

    Sherry Angel is a writer and communications specialist with extensive experience in journalism and strategic corporate communications. Early in her career, she was an editor and columnist at the Los Angeles Times and published articles in such national magazines as Redbook and Family Circle. As a communications consultant for the past 15 years, she has worked for Cedars-Sinai, Union Bank and The Irvine Company as well as major universities including UCLA and UC Irvine.

    Sherry served on the Cedars-Sinai End of Life Committee and wrote the Advance Healthcare Directive booklet that was distributed to patients throughout Los Angeles to help them make healthcare choices for the future and initiate conversations with loved ones and physicians about end-of-life issues.  She has written extensively in the area of healthcare and healthcare research, including major Cedars-Sinai reports on institutional quality improvement, technology transfer, and the cancer and heart institutes.

    From 1997 to 2002, Sherry held leadership positions at the University of California, Irvine, developing and implementing media strategies and initiatives as Director of Media Relations for the campus and creating marketing, website and media materials as Director of Communications for the Graduate School of Management. Her publications experience includes ghostwriting a memoir and serving as assistant editor of features and special projects at the Los Angeles Times, editor and associate publisher of Health & Care magazine, associate editor of Orange County Business Week, and editor of the Toastmasters International magazine. She has also taught journalism at UC Irvine, CSU Fullerton and Fullerton College.

    Sherry has a bachelor’s degree in communications from Cal State Fullerton and has received numerous writing awards from a variety of professional organizations, including Sigma Delta Chi, the William Randolph Hearst Foundation, the International Association of Business Communicators, PRSA, the Business Marketing Association and the Orange County Press Club.  She currently works as a freelance writer in Los Angeles and can be contacted at sa@sherryangel.com.

    Michael Shiffman, Ph.D., is a relational body therapist at the Insight Center in West Los Angeles.  He founded LA Dharma in 1999 and co-founded the Insight Center in 2006. Michael has studied with numerous Western Buddhist teachers and currently studies with Rev. Hye Wol Sunim. He has been meditating since 1994 and teaching mindfulness and insight meditation since 2002.

    Michael is a certified practitioner of the NeuroAffective Relational Model (NARM) and a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner with substantial training in the use of touch for nervous system regulation and the repair of attachment ruptures.  He is trained in EMDR and is training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).

    Michael has an extensive background working with anxiety, panic, traumatic stress, substance abuse and recovery, relapse prevention, and somatic oriented therapeutic practices. He teaches meditation and somatic therapy.  Michael has a private practice in Encino and West Los Angeles.  You can find more details on his website at https://michaelshiffman.com

    Continuing Education:

    Continuing Education Units are available. A CE certificate is issued for a $20 charge. Instructions for purchasing CE certificates will be emailed once registration is completed and certificates are issued after the workshop is completed.  Continuing Education Certificates must be purchased within thirty (30) days of the event.

    Psychologists: The Insight Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Insight Center maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This course is provides 6 CE units.

    MFTs / LCSWs / LPCCs:  The California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts APA CEs. This course provides 6 CE units.


    • 21 Nov 2019
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM (PST)
    • Zoom
    Register

    Aline LaPierre from the NeuroAffective Touch Institute Presents.

    Check back as new information on our events happen regularly and updates are ongoing. 

    These exclusive webinars are  brought to you in part by the USABP, its proud members and sponsors.

    These live webinars include demonstrations, video and slide presentations, experiential exercises, Q & A discussions, insights from attendees, presenter shares about their personal journey and inspirations,  and much more.



    • 1 Dec 2019
    • 6 Dec 2019
    • Whidbey Island, WA

    The Center for Mindful Body Awareness is offering a 6-day intensive Level 1 Mindful Awareness in Body-oriented Therapy (MABT) course.  MABT teaches therapists how to facilitate their clients’ ability to learn and develop interoceptive awareness (awareness of internal body sensations) and related skills for self-care and emotion regulation.  MABT is an evidenced-based approach that is particularly helpful for clients who are disconnected from their bodies due to stress, pain or chronic physical or mental health conditions. 

    This course is limited to 12 participants so that we can give a lot of instructional support throughout the week. Please click on these links to learn more about the Level 1 training, and registration information.

    This intensive will take place at the beautiful Whidbey Institute ~ the food is superb and the cooks can attend to dietary considerations.

    Email any questions to info@cmbaware.org


    • 15 Jan 2020
    • 20 Jan 2020
    • Austin, TX

    NARM PRACTITIONER TRAINING – AUSTIN, TEXAS MODULE 1

    Wednesday, January 15 - Sunday, January 19, 2020

    Still Waters Retreat Center  – Austin, Texas

    The NeuroAffective Relational Model (NARM): A Practitioner Training for Healing Attachment, Relational & Developmental Trauma

    THE NARM™ Practitioner Trainingis an advanced clinical training for the treatment of complex trauma.  Enrollment is open to psychologists, psychotherapists, counselors, social workers, and other mental health professionals who work with trauma.  Applications are approved on a case-by-case basis.

    NARM is a cutting-edge model for addressing attachment, relational and developmental trauma, by working with the attachment patterns that cause life-long psychobiological symptoms and interpersonal difficulties.  This developmentally-oriented, neuroscientifically-informed model - as outlined in Dr. Laurence Heller’s book Healing Developmental Trauma: How Early Trauma Affects Self-Regulation, Self-Image and the Capacity for Relationship - emerged out of earlier psychotherapeutic orientations including Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Attachment Theory, Cognitive Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, and Somatic Psychotherapy, as well as mindfulness-based approaches.  NARM bridges traditional psychotherapy (“top-down”) with somatic approaches (“bottom-up”) within a context of relational practice

    NARM is positioned to become an invaluable treatment option for C-PTSD (Complex PTSD), and a leader in the Trauma-Informed Care movement as we gain greater understanding of the long-term effects on the body and mind of adverse childhood experience (ACEs). 

    For more information visit: www.narmtraining.com

    NARM Practitioner Training Course Objectives:

         A comprehensive theory and skills for addressing the long-term effects of unresolved childhood trauma (ACEs).

         How to address the complex interplay between nervous system dysregulation and identity distortions.

         The clinical skills needed to work with attachment, relational and developmental trauma.

         Differentiating the skills necessary for addressing shock trauma versus complex trauma.

         Working with shame, guilt, low self-esteem, chronic self-judgment, self-hatred, and other psycho-biological symptoms.

         How to work moment-by-moment with early adaptive survival styles that, while once life-saving, distort clients’ current life experience.

         When to work ‘bottom-up’, when to work ‘top-down’, and how to work with both simultaneously to meet the special challenges of complex trauma.

         How to support clients with a mindful and progressive process of disidentification from identity distortions.

         A new, coherent theory for working with affect and emotions, which aims to support their psychobiological completion.

         A powerful relational model that strengthens clinical effectiveness by highlighting the interpersonal nature of the therapeutic process.

    Click here for the complete NARM Practitioner Training Program curriculum

    Austin 2020 Training Schedule:

         Module 1: January 15-19, 2020

         Module 2: April 1-5, 2020

         Module 3: July 15-19, 2020

         Module 4: October 7-11, 2020

    This training will consist of four 4.5-day modules.  Training days run from Wednesday evening thru Sunday.  The training times generally run from 9:00 am – 6:30 pm (Thurs-Sun) with 2 hrs for lunch and two breaks during the day; Wednesday evening will be 6 – 9:30 pm (times may be subject to change). CEUs: 30 per module: Available for psychologists, psychotherapists, marriage and family therapists, social workers and personal counselors.  Additional cost for CEUs.

    Click here to Learn more or Register for the 2020 Austin NARM Practitioner Training

    If you have questions about the NARM Practitioner Training, please feel free to contact us at admin@narmtraining.com


Past events

13 Jul 2019 Find Your Joy
29 Jun 2019 Witnessing Presence: Body as Compass - An International Authentic Movement Retreat
27 Jun 2019 WEBINAR: Fear and the Mind-Body Split: Fundamental to Dysfunction
12 Jun 2019 Realization Process Retreat with Judith Blackstone
12 Jun 2019 TRAINING: NARM Mod 1, Bay Area California
8 Jun 2019 More Than Mindfulness: The Language of the Body
8 Jun 2019 Bioenergetcis Professional Workshop
29 May 2019 USABP President Chris Walling and Stephen Porges address members with breakthrough announcements
22 May 2019 CONFERENCE: A bioenergetic view of love, healing, connection and authenticity
18 May 2019 THE DANCE OF BIOENERGETICS AND FAMILY CONSTELLATIONS
17 May 2019 Healing Shame in Inner Children—and Actual Children. A Workshop for Therapists and Other Helping Professionals
16 May 2019 WEBINAR: The Wounding Womb, Prenatal Life and Body Psychotherapy
15 May 2019 Sheila's New Online Consultation Group: Shame, Countertransference & the Therapist
10 May 2019 Introduction to NARM™: Healing Developmental Trauma
30 Apr 2019 Introduction to NARM™: Healing Developmental Trauma
29 Apr 2019 Tamalpa Experience with Natan Daskal (Bay Area Dance Week FREE Class)
27 Apr 2019 CEUs - Healing Shame in Couples
27 Apr 2019 Intro to NARM™ Workshop - Chicago
27 Apr 2019 Tamalpa Dances with Iu-Hui Chua (Bay Area Dance Week FREE Class)
27 Apr 2019 Free Introduction to NARM Online Webinar: Working with Attachment, Relational & Developmental Trauma
26 Apr 2019 Intro to NARM™ Workshop - Corte Madera
20 Apr 2019 Hakomi Mindful Somatic Psychotherapy: An Experiential Introduction
18 Apr 2019 WEBINAR: Embodied Activism: Getting a Grip on Social Justice and Moral Courage in Somatic Psychotherapy
15 Apr 2019 The Power of Life and the Will of Your Heart™
13 Apr 2019 Being with You Without Losing Me: A Body Oriented Approach to Personal Boundaries
5 Apr 2019 TRAINING: ISP PROFESSIONAL TRAINING, MODULE 1
28 Mar 2019 USABP WEBINAR: Safer Trauma Treatment - Accurately Gauge and Modulate ANS Arousal – In Clients and Yourself
18 Mar 2019 NARM Webinar: Working with Attachment, Relational & Developmental Trauma
12 Mar 2019 USABP WEBINAR: Experience Advanced Embodiment Practices for Helping to Heal Trauma and Deal with Attachment
9 Mar 2019 Introduction to Integral Somatic Psychology
9 Mar 2019 Explore Below the Thinking Mind: The Living Matrix of our Conscious Body-Mind Field
28 Feb 2019 WEBINAR: Special Event Announcement Coming Soon!
23 Feb 2019 Melting the Shame Freeze:
2 Feb 2019 Workshop: Giving Back The Shame
30 Jan 2019 End of Trauma Intro
18 Jan 2019 NARM Webinar: Working with Attachment, Relational & Developmental Trauma
17 Jan 2019 WEBINAR: Therapeutic Engagement, Countertransference & the NARM Relational Model
3 Jan 2019 TRAINING:The NeuroAffective Relational Model (NARM): A Practitioner Training for Healing Attachment, Relational & Developmental Trauma
19 Dec 2018 NARM Webinar: Working with Attachment, Relational & Developmental Trauma
8 Dec 2018 Organic Intelligence Introductory Workshop
8 Dec 2018 MEN'S RETREAT FOR SAGES & ELDERS
1 Dec 2018 WORKSHOP: Learning the Language of the Body: The Bioenergetic Experience
29 Nov 2018 WEBINAR: Prosilience & The End of Trauma - Organic Intelligence®
14 Nov 2018 Dreamwork Summit
2 Nov 2018 WORKSHOP: Men's Group
31 Oct 2018 CONFERENCE: Embodying Wholeness - The Healing Power of Emotions
29 Oct 2018 NARM Webinar: Working with Complex Trauma
27 Oct 2018 WORKSHOP: Reclaiming the Body, Acceptance and Personal Empowerment: Grounding the Body and Restoring Contact
26 Oct 2018 WORKSHOP: A New Opportunity for Love and Light
11 Oct 2018 WEBINAR: Neuroscience, Body-Oriented Psychotherapy, and the Hakomi Method
7 Oct 2018 RETREAT: Radical Aliveness 5-day Retreat with Ann Bradney, Founder
4 Oct 2018 WEBINAR: The Call of Darkness: Managing Suicidality in Clinical Practice
28 Sep 2018 NARM Webinar: Working with Attachment, Relational & Developmental Trauma
22 Sep 2018 WORKSHOP: Neuroaffective Regulation: Observation and Intervention for Systemic Regulation
20 Sep 2018 WEBINAR: Radical Aliveness, the Value of the “non-expert” model for working in a complex world
4 Sep 2018 MEMBER GROUP: Creating the life and love you desire

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