Narrative plays a very important part in how personal identity is formed and understood. The story of each person’s life is literally constructed over time, held as their individual autobiographical history. These are the stories we tell ourselves, and others, about how our experiences unfolded, how we were affected by those experiences, and the insights we gained from them.
In addition to this cognitive narrative, there is also a somatic narrative, an additional record of each person’s history, held not in the mind but in the body. In particular, the organs hold the interoceptive vocabulary used to help explain and understand inner experiences, to make sense of how the somatic self unfolded and responded to experience.
As clinicians we often have the role of helping our clients update and change their life narratives. In this class we will learn somatic awareness and touch interventions that will help our clients have better access to their somatic narrative, and then better access to changing the parts of that narrative that are no longer serving them.
Professional experience in some form of somatic therapy is ideal, as is some experience with the use of touch, since we will be taking a somatic and touch approach in this workshop.
Full payment is required to reserve your place, paid online or postmarked by November 18, 2019.
A deposit of $200.00 is required to hold your place.
Cancellations received by the workshop’s Early Registration deadline will receive a full tuition refund; cancellations received after the deadline will receive a tuition refund less the $200.00 deposit.