In this highly experiential workshop, participants will explore embodiment, self-experience, and how clinicians can use both with clients who have a history of trauma. The latest research shows that our ability to be aware of our bodies impacts how we process sensations and memories, and how we heal from traumatic events. When we have intolerable sensations such as gut wrench and heartache, our heart races, our breathing becomes shallow, our abilities to track time, be present, and process language become diminished.
As therapists, our own body awareness is an important barometer to track the states of both our clients and us within each session. In this workshop, Licia guides discovery through meditation, movement, theater exercises and play to show how this awareness affects the therapeutic container–safety and ability to be present with what emerges within the session. 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 Tuesday for a 2-hour neuroscience review of embodied experience. Learn more at: https://www.cape.org/licia-sky: