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USABP Presents - Somatic Dharma: Nervous System Science for Psycho-Spiritual Insight

  • 28 Jul 2022
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Zoom


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This Spotlight Series Event is brought to you in partnership with NeuroSystemics - A USABP Independent Body-Centered Training Institute - Level 2.

Presented by Boaz B. Feldman, MSc, SEP
Clinical Psychologist, Trainer & Contemplative
Founder of NeuroSystemics

This event will be recorded and available for members and non-members who register for this event. This course will not include CEs. 


Modern neuroscience offers evidence to show correlates between brain regions stimulated during deep spiritual insight and trauma. A close study of these similarities can help both somatic therapists and meditation practitioners explore more skillfully states of immobility, overwhelm and fragmentation to help nervous system regulation, integration, insight and transcendence. The three skills of (i) therapeutic presence, (ii) state transitioning and (iii) compassion are essential here.

This workshop will present NeuroSystemics' conceptual framework integrating the latest neuroscientific data along with the stages of meditative development in the Buddhist tradition. We will also get to experience some expansive non-dual meditation practices and learn techniques to integrate these in therapeutic sessions with clients.

The Main Points of This Workshop:

▪ Deep spiritual insight and trauma shares neural correlates

▪ Working with somatic trauma healing offers potential for transformative psycho-spiritual insight, rather than to re-traumatize

▪ Three skills of (i) therapeutic presence, (ii) state transitioning and (iii) compassion will be described and practiced

▪ The NeuroSystemics Dharma Program integrates both the latest neuroscientific data with Buddhist models of the mind

Participants will be able to:

- describe relationships between trauma states and psycho-spiritual insight

- work with their clients using therapeutic tools of (i) presence, (ii) state transitioning and (iii) compassion

- practice moments of meditation and non-verbal processing in session with their clients

- explain what makes a somatic approach safe to work with trauma

- practice 3 ways to support clients resilience before they enter into traumatic states


  • Welcome and Announcements
  • Introduce Topic and Speaker 
  • Presentation
  • Demo: Explanation, Live demo, Questions
  • Meditation practice: space
  • Small group sharing - breakout session 
  • Q&A
  • Wrap up (promote your upcoming events, resources etc.)
  • USABP Closing (2 min)
  • Gratitude meditation closing
  • Overtime (Time after event to connect with members and facilitator to engage in this topic and more). 


    - Feldman, B. (2022). Neurosystemics Dharma blog posts:

    - Bentzen, M (2022). Neuroaffective Meditation: A Practical Guide to Lifelong Brain Development, Emotional Growth, and Healing Trauma. Healing Arts Press.

    - Newberg, A. (2018). Neurotheology: How science can enlighten us about spirituality. Columbia University Press.

    - Levine, P. (2008). Trauma and spirituality. Measuring the immeasurable. The scientific case for spirituality. Boulder: Sounds True, Inc, 85-100.

    - Fortin, S., Gomez, N., Joly, Y., & Rabin, L. (2015). Conversations about the somatic basis of spiritual experiences. Dance, Somatics and Spiritualities: Contemporary Sacred Narratives, Intellect Books, 261-282.

    About the Spotlight Organization

    The Swiss Institute of Mindfulness delivers high quality Mindfulness trainings to empower groups and individuals towards positive personal and socio-ecological change.

    NeuroSystemics TM is a Mindfulness-based methodology bridging ancient wisdom traditions, evolutionary neurosciences and systemic understanding to offer integrative path to resilient healing, passionate living and awakening. The CARE training (Compassionate Complexity, Awakening, Resiliency & Empowerment) is a transformative 3-year journey to learn and practice essential life and therapeutic skills in the midst of a nourishing community. CARE graduates (NeuroSystemic practionners, NSP’s) can facilitate contemplative training and development, 1:1 therapy and group therapy with a focus on embodiment, somatic healing and transdiagnostic treatment. READ MORE


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