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“Somatics in Couple’s Therapy” For Therapists and Therapists in training, Sebastopol, CA February 9 &10, 2018

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SEBASTOPOL – 2018                 11725 Bodega Hwy. Sebastopol, CA. Friday February 9, 9 – 5:00 and Sat. Feb 10, 9 – 3:00 In our work with couples we use somatic practices to bring to life the developmental issues that need attention.  By doing so we enhance our ability to work with defensive dynamics in vivo highlighting where the injuries occur and creating the possibility of a corrective experience. In this workshop, we will explore the use of body-based interactions that engage the senses: touch, voice tone, eye contact,...

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Working the “Body Knot” – A Somatic Communications Model – June 29, 2018 9AM-5PM, open to the general public and 7CEUs – for therapists

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 One of the biggest problems in  relationships is the human tendency to read other people’s words and behaviors through your own lens.  The Body Knot attempts to clarify this misunderstanding by identifying triggers from the past which interfere in the present moment when dealing with relationship issues.  It was developed by Bodynamic Analysis. This somatic model helps us separate out the perceptions from the past which arise in the present when we find ourselves in conflict with one or more people.  These assumptions lead to emotions...

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Exploring The World With Support – 2017

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November 17 & 18, 2017, 9 AM to 5 PM 11725 Bodega Hwy. Sebastopol, CA This 2 day workshop explores the 3rd stage of development (8 months to 2.5 years old). We cover the deficits that are seen in people’s bodies and heard in their stories when problems occur during this stage. Somatic interventions will be taught and practiced that can help resource individuals with these issues. Early registration $250 by Nov. 1 / Late registration $270 after Nov. 1 At the end of this workshop you will: –Understand what takes place ideally in...

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Knowing Your Needs / Knowing Yourself ~ A Somatic Experiential Workshop, July 21st and 22nd

Posted by on May 20, 2017 in Workshops | 0 comments

July 21st and 22nd 9am to 5pm 11725 Bodega Hwy. Sebastopol, CA   This 2 day workshop explores the 2nd stage of life (birth to 18 months old). We cover the deficits that are seen in people’s bodies and heard in their stories when problems occur during this developmental stage. Somatic interventions will be taught and practiced that can help resource individuals with these issues. Early registration $250 by July 1 / Late registration $270 after July 1 At the end of this workshop you will: Understand what takes place ideally in the need...

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A View Into Our Beginnings / A Somatic Experiential Workshop in Mendocino County, CA June 2nd and 3rd, 2017

Posted by on Sep 14, 2016 in Workshops | 0 comments

June 2nd and 3rd , 9 AM to 5 PM – 2017 Navarro Mill Guesthouse 14840 Wendling Soda Creek Rd.  Navarro, Ca 95463 For lodging call Lesley at 707-895-3027   –   Lodging limited – Book Early This 2 day workshop explores the 1st stage of life (conception to 3 months old). We cover the deficits that are seen in people’s bodies and heard in their stories when problems occur during this developmental stage. Somatic interventions will be taught and practiced that can help resource individuals with these issues. Early registration $250 by May 13...

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Somatics in Psychotherapy Supervision / Dipping Beneath the Surface of Awareness – One Day, New Date TBA

Posted by on Dec 14, 2014 in Workshops | 0 comments

As therapists, when we sit with our clients we are collecting information with our minds and our bodies about how this person feels, holds themselves and operates in the world.  Some of this information we can consciously access, but much of it we receive and store in our bodies. A 1- day workshop Meets the six CEU requirements for supervisor training for LCSW’s and MFT’s. ( PCE# 937 ) This course provides Supervisors with techniques and practices for helping interns and trainees access the nonconscious information that they hold...

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Somatics in Group Psychotherapy-for Practitioners, New 2016 Dates – To be Announced

Posted by on Mar 28, 2013 in Workshops | 0 comments

In our practice of group psychotherapy we have found that somatic techniques enhance the healing power of community and mutual connection.  In this workshop, we will teach somatic/body-based interventions to facilitate and build a sense of communal support and containment.  This way of working fosters intimacy, safety and a sense of belonging within the group.  Kitty & Theresa have presented this workshop at the Northern California Group Psychotherapy Conference four times, 2008 through 2011.  They also visit pre-existing groups to help...

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