Wisdom of the Moving Body
A six-week online, experiential seminar in trauma-informed somatic movement practices for therapists, body workers and somatic practitioners with Paula Josa-Jones, MA, CLMA, MSMET, SEP, TTEAM
This is a six-week online, experiential seminar in trauma-informed somatic movement practices for therapists, body workers and somatic practitioners
Wednesdays, October 18 - December 13
(no class October 25, November 22)
This class deepens our connection to the body through conscious movement, breath, touch, sound and imagery. In learning to move from the body's own innate rhythms and impulses, we open to deeper expressivity and vitality. Grounding experience in the moving body dissolves the separation between inner and outer experiencing, allowing us to sense and feel ourselves and others with greater compassion and curiosity.
The skills we will cover in this class will build confidence in your ability to integrate movement as a tool for supporting trauma recovery by deepening your embodiment and somatic movement experience and awareness.
The goals of this program are:
+ Building skill and confidence in your ability to integrate movement into your therapeutic practice.
+Understanding how movement awareness can enhance your observational and relational skills.
+Learning how to bring improvisational and intentional somatic movement perspectives and insights to your practice.
+Understanding the fundamentals of Laban Movement Analysis and how it can expand your understanding and experience of movement expression.
Paula Josa-Jones is a dance and movement artist who has taught Authentic Movement, somatic movement studies, composition, and improvisation for the past 40 years at universities, colleges, and dance festivals nationally and internationally. Her work includes choreography for humans, inter-species work with horses, dancers and riders, film and video. She is a Certified Laban Movement Analyst (CLMA), a Master Somatic Movement Educator and Therapist (MSMET), a Tellington TTouch Practitioner I, and a Somatic Experiencing® trauma-informed practitioner (SEP). Paula assists Somatic Experiencing trainings at all levels. Her other training includes somatic practice classes with Kathy Kain and many years of study of Body-Mind Centering with Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen and currently with Amy Matthews. She maintains a private practice in Kent, CT. Her work with clients (virtual and in person) integrates the principles of Somatic Experiencing®with somatic movement practices and touch skills, and can also integrate therapeutic work with horses.