Approved for 12 EMDRIA Credits
This is a 2-day experiential workshop on Somatic Psychology and how it interfaces with evidence-based trauma treatments. When clients suppress emotions, they can present somatically. Traditional approaches to therapy attend to the cognitive and emotional aspects of clients’ lives, while the somatic experience is often left out of the room. “Talk therapy” can have limited effectiveness for clients with somatization symptoms, developmental trauma, dissociative defenses, or debilitating feelings of shame. It is therefore important for therapists to become skilled at working with the client’s nonverbal and somatic communications. Interventions to enhance embodiment in trauma treatment expand the therapeutic experience beyond where words can take a client.
Presenter: Arielle Schwartz, Ph.D.