Building a Somatic Toolkit

April 12, 2019 Friday from 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM (PDT)
Lafayette Library – Arts & Science Room 3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd. CA

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About Building a Somatic Toolkit

Building a Somatic Toolkit to Heal the Connective-Tissue Matrix and Cultivate Stress Resilience

Training Description: 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.

Learning Objectives:
  1. Incorporate somatic mindfulness practices to deepen body awareness and enhance presence when working with self/ others
  2. Assess habitual reactive patterns when working with self/ others to release and titrate reactivity;
  3. Incorporate embodied presence practices to identify and rehabilitate neurophysiological maladaptive patterns;
  4. Incorporate movement practices to regulate trauma patterns and deactivate the sympathetic nervous system
About the Presenter: 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.  

Space is limited, advanced registration is required. Have questions? Please contact Nes Pinar at (925) 405-6040 or send an email to

Refunds for cancellation with 72-hour notice.

* 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.
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Lafayette Library – Arts & Science Room

Lafayette Library – Arts & Science Room 3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd. Lafeyette CA USA 94549

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Bay Area Psychotherapy Training Institute

We at are a non-profit, public benefit corporation founded over 20 years ago to provide high quality therapy services to clients in local communities including Lafayette, Moraga, Orinda, Canyon, Concord and Walnut Creek.  BAPTI offers internships to qualified applicants who possess a master's degree or doctorate in Counseling Psychology or other appropriate major from an accredited university program.  BAPTI utilizes a private practice model that provides training and support for interns and guides them in developing, marketing and managing their own practices. BAPTI also offers a school-based program that supports interns in creating new alliances with schools and other agencies for specialized experiences. ​ We also support a group of independent licensed practice clinicians who realize the importance of establishing a professional community whose purpose is to support one another through continuing education, formal and informal consultations, and the sharing of our experiences in a variety of settings. We hold firmly that the private practice of therapy should not be an isolating experience and that clinical work is enhanced by frequent peer interactions.

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