We Mind Body Spirit
Wendy Elliott, MA

Kind mind, open heart, calm body

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
Self-Knowledge Skills

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
  • Settling

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
  • Yielding

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.

Wendy’s commitment to the present, her listening skills and her respect as a witness  helped me unveil new fearless creative moments. I am deeply grateful to Wendy because she has been a sound presence while I have journeyed around my own mysteries.
Sabrina Castillo GallusserProfessor of Dance and DirectorMomentum Dance CompanyGuatemala City, Guatemala