Session I The Body-Mind Connection in Psychotherapy
September 26, 2015, 9-4PM
In this first module, you will be introduced to the foundational concepts and practices of Somatic Psychotherapy and the neuroscience of emotions. Our focus will be on understanding how a body centered approach syncs with what we now know about the nature of thoughts and feelings. We will examine how our thoughts, feelings, memory, and imagination influence our sensori-motor system and are manifested in the body through sensation, activation, movement and stillness.
- The Neuroscience of Emotions
- The Truine Brain
- Top Down, Bottom Up Processing
- Sensori-Motor Processing
- Polyvagal Theory
- Window of Tolerance
- Understanding the Stress Response
- Procedural Memory and Action Tendencies
- Developing a Cohesive Self
This first session will invite participants to step into a Somatic Framework through focused explorations that connect insight and clinical skills with body wisdom.
- Body Awareness
- Embodied Empathy
Participants will engage in somatic explorations to build the foundation for sensing, feeling and understanding this work to build self-confidence.
- Three Part breathing
- Holding Space
- Tracking Sensation
- Sensing and Looking
This training is limited to 16 participants and fills fast.
Early registration is recommended.
This 4 day training series is designed to be taken in full.