There are unique topics being offered that may help deepen your education around the importance of the body in psychotherapy. It will be held in Boulder, CO – August 10-12, 2012 with a pre-conference day on August 9, 2012.
As many of you know, I received my masters at the Naropa University in Somatic Psychology. Since learning EMDR, and now teaching EMDR, it has become very important for me to help therapists understand the importance of working through the body for healing. EMDR integrates the body beautifully for a mind-body integration of trauma.
Some of my instructors from Naropa who highly influenced my training as a therapist and has influenced my EMDR trainings will be presenting at the conference:
- Christine Caldwell, founder and former director of the Somatic Counseling Psychology Program at Naropa University and author of “Getting Our Bodies Back,” and “Getting in Touch,” will be presenting “Somatic Psychology Pedagogy and Implicit Body Bias: How BP Can Challenge Itself and Society.”
- Susan Aposhyn, author of “Body-Mind Psychotherapy” and “Natural Intelligence,” will be presenting “What’s the Therapy in Body Psychotherapy?” along with Marjorie Rand, a co-author of “Body, Self, and Soul: Sustaining Integration.” Marjorie Rand was on my thesis committee. My thesis was titled “The Controversy of False Memories: Is the Body the Solution?”
- I have also studied with Pat Ogden, the originator of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and author of “Trauma and the Body: A Sensorimotor Approach to Psychotherapy,”she will be presenting at the pre-conference on “Implicit Conversations, Therapeutic Enactments and Dissociation.”
As you can see, I have only mentioned a few topics that are going to be covered over a four-day weekend. This is an amazing opportunity to learn from some masters in the field of somatic psychology. I will be attending the conference so look me up if you are going to attend.
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