Sat, Oct 12th 2019
Traditional therapy has focused on thoughts and emotions, while the current studies suggest that a key to healing trauma lies in our bodies and specifically in the nervous system! In this morning workshop you will learn the basics of how to better tune into your body and your internal threat response system. Practicing tuning into your inner signals will help you to quickly recognize your earliest signs of activation, and ultimately grow your capacity to respond and recover effectively.
During the three hours, you will learn more about how your nervous system works to keep us safe, how to communicate with it, and ways to befriend your own system. You will learn some self-regulating tools as well as some co-regulation exercises you may choose to try with a trusted friend after the workshop. All of the in-workshop exercises are optional; each person will be encouraged to do self-care and opt-out of any guided experiences.
**Please note this workshop is open to both regular folks and therapists, but the focus is not on doing Somatic therapy on clients; it's about working with your own nervous system. Terri Delaney, LICSW is an Advanced Level Somatic Experiencing student and she is excited to share these simple and effective tools with you!
Watch this video for a quick primer on your nervous system and the experience of "freeze".