Building a Somatic Toolkit to Heal the Connective-Tissue Matrix and Cultivate Stress Resilience
Trauma and challenging emotional experiences often become embedded in our tissues, requiring body-based practices to release old patterns and pain. Our fascia has 10 times more sensory nerve endings than our muscle and this connective-tissue web connects to every cell in the body. There are intricate connections between these fascial receptors, our emotions, and sense of self in the world. In this workshop, we will cultivate an empowered approach to healing through safe and therapeutic exploration of the body's sensory experience. This process of interoception, a compassionate mindfulness within the body as sensations arise without any attempts to judge or change, brings more blood and oxygen flow to the areas we are working with. It is through this loving awareness of internal body sensations that we may fine-tune our ability to encourage a healing response in the body.
In this workshop, we will deepen and build our somatic toolkit through Somatic Experiencing, Brainspotting, interoceptive awareness, yoga therapeutics and compassion practices to facilitate integrative healing of the whole self. Leave with tangible tools for self-soothing and regulation, reclaiming the bodymind, healing trauma and tending to the nervous system.
About the Presenter:
- Incorporate somatic mindfulness practices to deepen body awareness and enhance presence when working with self/ others
- Assess habitual reactive patterns when working with self/ others to release and titrate reactivity;
- Incorporate embodied presence practices to identify and rehabilitate neurophysiological maladaptive patterns;
- Incorporate movement practices to regulate trauma patterns and deactivate the sympathetic nervous system
Haley Hewitt, LMFT, E-RYT, is a CA BBS Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a certified yoga instructor with a private practice in the Bay Area. Haley specializes in working with couples and partnerships, children, adolescents, young adults, and families. She integrates tools from Somatic Experiencing, Brainspotting, Yoga therapeutics, and expressive arts into her work with clients. Haley has experience facilitating groups and seeing families and individuals in various outpatient settings specializing in eating disorders, trauma, and compulsive behaviors.
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* 3 CE credits will be provided to participants. BAPTI
is approved by the California Psychological Association to provide continuing
professional education for psychologists. BAPTI maintains responsibility for
this program and its content. CPA Provider # BAY 012. The California Board
of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) now recognizes CPA continuing education
credit for license renewal for LCSWs and MFTs.
To receive a CE credit you MUST sign and
include your license number on both the Sign-In and
Sign-Out Sheet. Participants must attend entire training to receive CE Credits. No partial credit will be provided.
All proceeds from this event will benefit
BAPTI Intern program. To make referrals or to learn more about us, please visit www.BAPTI.org.