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7/18/24 Embodied Approaches to Trauma

7/18/24 Embodied Approaches to Trauma

Presented by Linda Thai


In this workshop, Linda will guide us through practical and experiential interventions to help clients move through and complete the stress response cycle. In this way, our clients will be able to more effectively:


  • Discern their own needs and limitations from moment to moment
  • Access the capacity to ask for what they need
  • Learn skills that they can take into their own lives to support themselves


We will also explore experientially a concept central to the Pesso Boyden Psychomotor System, known as shape and countershape. The unresolved relational templates in our clients (and ourselves) cause us to unconsciously seek and/or reject the missing somatic experiences of attachment. As surrogate partners, we are able to provide to our clients the experience of what should have happened that didn’t happen — in a way that can be somaticized and integrated in life-transforming ways.


There will also be a brief discussion about the distortion of the arousal template and the stress response template due to childhood sexual abuse / developmentally inappropriate sexual experiences, and how surrogate partners can best use this information in support of their clients.


About the Presenters


This session will go from 3:00 to 5:40 Pacific time, which includes 2.5 hours and allows for a 10-minute break somewhere in the middle, at a time that is appropriate for the material. Then the guest speakers will leave us, and there will be an additional half hour, from 5:40 to 6:10, which will be a facilitated discussion and integration of the prior content. This last half hour is optional, so if you’ve had enough at that point you are welcome to skip it. If you choose to stay, you will be invited to consider questions, either all together or in breakout groups, like “What most impacted you from today’s session?” “How do you think you can incorporate this in your work as a surrogate partner?”


SPC Members can attend for 60% off. To get the member price, sign in to your account and select Member CE from the Membership Menu. Become a Member

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