Bessel van der Kolk, MD

Experiential Practice

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Limited to 40

One day workshop

How we experience our bodies impacts how we process sensations and memories, and also affects how we heal from traumatic events. Talk-oriented therapists may wonder how to introduce embodied awareness into work with clients. Join Licia Sky and learn to follow the rhythms—of breath, heartbeat, footsteps, vocal expression, gesture, and conversation—and come into synchrony—attunement, alignment, proximity, safety, engagement, meaning making, and play. Explore exercises that guide attention to nonverbal awareness of physical sensations, orientation, attraction, and our split-second impulses and unconscious choices about relevance and safety.

Our own body awareness is an important barometer to track the states of both our ourselves and the people we interact with. Explore the neurobiology of self-experience and how to develop a practice with these exercises. Based on the upcoming book, The Body Keeps the Score Workbook, this program offers an array of non-verbal, experiential exercises drawn from theater, guided focusing, dance, meditation, yoga, bodywork, and Embodied Voice.

Bessel van der Kolk joins the group on the first morning for a discussion and overview of the neuroscience of embodied experience. This workshop is limited to 40 participants.

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