Foundations of Somatic Psychotherapy

June 21-23, 2024

Somatic Psychotherapy is grounded in the understanding that your body and your mind flow as one continuous loop. In this first module, you will learn the Foundations of Somatic Psychotherapy and how memory is encoded in the body and movement patterns. You will gain understanding of the ANS according to Polyvagal Theory and how the stress response is related to mood. You will practice working within the Window of Tolerance and learn the Somatic skills of attunement, resourcing, orientation, and grounding.  

“This program helped me learn about Somatic Psychothearpy through a perfect blend of theory and experience. Being able to experience myself as more present and aware of my body allowed learning to resonnate on a deeper level.” — De Anna H, MFT

Somatic Skills

Embodied Presence
4-Part Breathing
Body Scan
Finding the Breath
Embodied Mindfulness
Somatic Meditation
Body Awareness

Learning Objectives

  1. Describe the basis for Somatic Psychotherapy and the Body-Mind connection in counseling.
  2. Discuss the ANS according to the Polyvagal Theory.
  3. Explain the Stress response and how it influences mood.
  4. Apply the somatic skills of attunement, resourcing, orientation, and grounding.
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