Dance of Soma & Psyche II: Healing Trauma and the Animal Body
This two-day module explores somatic approaches to healing trauma, drawing on the body's natural resources and capacity for self-healing.
Neuro-scientific research shows us that the instinctual parts of the brain that process trauma in humans are the same as in any other mammal. However, animals in the wild seem to be able to easily ‘shake-off’ and recover from the freeze response, rapidly returning to normal functioning, while humans experiencing the same immobility response are often not able to regain homeostasis in the same way.
Traumatic symptoms in humans are caused by a 'frozen' residue of energy, that has not been resolved or discharged after a traumatic event. This residue remains trapped in the nervous system, where it causes havoc to our bodies and minds. The key to healing these symptoms lies in being able to mirror the fluid adaptation of animals, as they 'shake out' the immobility response, and return to full mobility and functionality.
We will cover:
Stabilising and establishing a sense of safety in the body
The physiology of fight / flight and freeze
Working with fear and anxiety
Working safely to release the fight response – anger and aggression
Somatic Experiencing techniques for working with trauma
Working somatically to re-establish and strengthen boundaries after trauma
Helping clients out of a dissociative state and back into their bodies
Working with the ‘animal’ body, using visualisation and movement
This module may be taken individually, or as a part of our year-long training 'Certificate in Integrative Embodied Psychotherapy'
14 CPD hours
"I came away with even more awareness of my body and how l have held some experiences and trauma for years within it. You are both amazing, thoughtful, and inspirational teachers! Really warm, wise and sensitive facilitators." BK, Integrative Psychotherapist
“I feel very grateful for the whole experience. The role-plays provided greater opportunity for deeper learning. I personally found the movement / embodying emotions very healing.” EM, Transpersonal Counsellor
MODULE 2 Stroud:
3-4 February 2024 FULLY BOOKED
11am - 6pm
Stroud GL5 2HZ
MODULE 2 London:
26-27 October 2024
11am - 6pm
The Study Society (map)
151 Talgarth Road
London W14 9DA
Early Bird £235
(if booked and paid for 6 weeks before the start of the course) otherwise £265
Online Training: Early Bird £215
(if booked and paid for 6 weeks before the start of the course) otherwise £245
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