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WEBINAR: Working with Muscle Activation and Movement to Resolve Unconscious Limiting Patterns

  • 26 Mar 2020
  • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Zoom


  • Members don't pay

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USABP Spotlight Webinar Series and the Bodynamic Institute Present...

Creating New Psychophysical Resources That Heal Developmental Disruptions: 
Working with Muscle Activation and Movement to Resolve Unconscious Limiting Patterns.

Presented by Anne Issacs - live and recorded

Ideas discussed:

  • Somatic and psychological development occur simultaneously
  • What muscles need to be used to create new resources
  • Example of how grounding develops and how each stage of grounding has a different flavor
  • How developing specific physiological/psychological resources can support changes in psychological and relational/attachment states of mind 
  • The  present day experience of embodying new somatic, relational and psychological competency can create life-changing outcomes
  • Differences in how to work with unconscious given up, parasympathetic states, (hypo strategies of protection,) and held back,  sympathetic states, (hyper protective strategies)
  • The ability to contain the work to the developmental stage of the issue leads to fuller integration into their daily life
  • Difference between trauma, developmental trauma, and developmental disruptions
  • Working specifically with missing developmental disruptions can create resources that allow working with trauma easier

About Anne Issacs, MSW, LCSW 
Working with adults and groups – dealing with developmental issues. 
Helping you to recognize and become the best of yourself.

Other Skills:
Leads long term therapy groups, including incest survivors

  • Healing early developmental and attachment disruptions that impact your adult life and relationships
  • Using your body to support, change and solidify new resources
  • Being fully present with you so you can be fully present with yourself

Bodynamic Training:
Certified Bodynamic Analyst and Trainer, PTSD Trauma Training

Anne feels it’s a privilege to be moved by the depth in her students and clients. She is very skilled in perceiving how your body holds patterns of protection and limitation. She will help you find new ways to function with more vitality. She is touched by the wonder of what happens when both she and her clients and students surrender to the process of contact and change.

Anne has been a therapist and teacher for 35 years. She is grateful to her many teachers, including, Lisbeth Marcher, Mariana Bentzen, Merete Branbtjerg, Mary Main, Eric Hesse, Diana Fosha, Julie Henderson, Tony Richardson, Bairo Tulku, for the profound wisdom they have shared with her. She is thankful for her smart and loving husband, Joel, daughter, Vida, and the many friends who are such a rich part of her life.

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Resumes / Curriculum Vitas


1993-2020 Trainer of Bodynamic Analysis

1977-2020   Private Practice, Los Angeles

1990-2020 Bodynamics Somatic Developmental Psychology primary modality

1997-2004  Founding board member of United States Association of Body Psychotherapy

1997-2004   Program and conference planner of first 3 USABP conferences

1974-1977 Developer of community mental health program in a rural county of SE Arizona


1993-2020 trainer of Bodynamic Analysis

1977-2004  Esalen Institute, yearly 5 day workshops

1990-2011 Presenter at numerous USABP conferences

2004-2010  Adjunct Faculty at SBGI

2006  Presenter at JFK/CIIS symposium

2010 Presenter at JFK conference on trauma and attachment


1973 MSW, University of Denver,

1976-1978, Radix Institute

1978-1983, study of many somatic modalities

1985-1991, Bodynamic Institute 5 years training

1999-2011, Focus on trauma-many modalities

2000-2011, Focus on Attachment-many UCLA conferences and reading

2003-2011, Student of Julie Henderson, Zapchen, a body based Buddhist practice

2008-2011, Systems Centered Therapy, trainings and on-going group consultation

2010, 3 week training with Mary Main and Erik Hesse, AAI

2011 AEDP core training for one year, Ron Frederick

2011 AEDP immersion training, 2 weeks, Diana Fosha




Fosha, D. (2000). The transforming power of affect. New York, NY: Best Books.

MacNaughton, I. (2004). Body, breath, and consciousness. Berkeley, CA: North Atlantic Books. 

Marcher, L., and Fich, S. (2010). Body encyclopedia. Berkeley, CA: North Atlantic Books.

Bentzen, M., Bernhardt, P., Isaacs, J. (1995 -1997). Waking the body-ego – Parts 1-4. Journal of Energy and Character, Vols. 26-28.

McKoewn, G. (2014). Essentialism. UK. Random House.

Rothschild, B. (2017). The body remembers: Volume 2. New York, NY: North Atlantic Books.

Porges, S. (2018) Polyvagal theory in therapy. New York, NY: W. W. Norton & Co.

Brantbjerg,  M.  (2020) Widening the Map of Hypo-states: a methodology to modify muscular hypo-response  and support reulation of autonomic nervous system regulation,  Copenhagen, Denmark.  Body, Movement and Dance in Psychotherapy

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