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Chicago & NYC – Bodynamic Intro Evening & One Day Workshop October, 2017

Experience the Precision and Efficiency of Bodynamic Therapy by learning to use the body to support verbal therapy

New York City:
Evening Intro:
Friday October 27, 2017 7:00pm – 9:00pm – Free (No registration required!)
*Location: Balance Arts Center, 34 West 28th St. 3rd Floor, between Broadway and 6th Ave.*

One-Day-Intro Workshop:
Saturday October 28, 2017 9:30am – 5:30pm – $100
*Location: Center for the Advancement of Therapeutic Arts, 122 West 26th St. 7th Floor (between 6th and 7th Ave)*


Evening Intro:
Friday October 20, 2017 7:00pm – 9:00pm – Free (No registration required!)

One-Day-Intro Workshop:
Saturday October 21, 2017 9:00am – 5:00pm – $100

Location for both: Chicago Bodymind Wellness Studio 3525 W. Peterson Ave. Suite 605

Registration & Tickets:

Who is this For?
Professionals who work with people. Previous training’s have included somatic psychologists, counselling therapists, social workers, physicians, teachers, chiropractors, physical therapists, massage therapists, bodyworkers, personal development coaches and yoga instructors.

Full training begins: January 25, 2018

Please invite your friends and colleagues who may be interested in the training.

Evening Intro:
During this talk we’ll focus on the Autonomy Stage of Development; 8 months to 2.5 years of age. We’ll demonstrate how disruption during this stage creates a fear of commitment and dependency on others. We’ll demonstrate how to work with specific muscles to transform this internal experience. This can create an immediate sense of curiosity, joy, and creativity, typical of a healthy child at this age.

The presentation will include didactic and experiential work with time for questions.

One-day Workshop:
Exploring the impact on adult behavior of disruptions in the Will Structure Stage, ages 2-4 years. An overview of the system and the training will also be presented.

We will explore related developmental movements, and how the muscles involved hold needed resources for the resolution of therapeutic issues. We will offer demonstration sessions. Problems originating from this age include:

  • Feeling overly responsible
  • Blaming others
  • Being stuck in a victim role
  • Problems with planning
  • Fear of your own power

*Note: CEU credit is available for this one day workshop.

About Bodynamics:
Bodynamics is a precise and practical approach to working with the body to make verbal psychotherapy more efficient and effective. This somatic therapy enables the practitioner to make precise interventions related to the developmental origins of your clients’ current problems.

Based on a wealth of empirical research the Bodynamics model describes how non-traumatic developmental disruptions are encoded in both mind and body. Bodynamic trainees learn to use specific muscles to build somatic resources that will guide, extend, and contain verbal therapy. This precision aids clients to sense new psychological competencies, resolve issues sooner, and integrate these changes directly into their lives.

Learning Bodynamics also sensitizes you to the themes of the developmental stages around which relationships and psychological development take place. Building your relationship with a client around these themes will greatly facilitate your ability to heal attachment disruptions.

Walking the Talk: Self-Care as the Heart of Psychotherapy

Walking the Talk: Self-Care as the Heart of Psychotherapy
with Carrie Gray, Angela Porter, Matthew Tousignant and special guest Jon Schreiber
Sunday, July 30 · 10:00 am-4:00 pm
Register online!

Understanding the role of the body and the Principle of Mutual Support

In this workshop we will explore the role of the body as support for connection and presence in the practice of psychotherapy, using Breema as the foundation for a new way of being present with oneself in relationship with others.

Via somatic exercises practiced individually, with partners, and in groups, we will begin to apply Breema’s Nine Principles of Harmony to build a receptive relationship between body and mind. With the experience of body-mind connection as a place of reference, the afternoon will offer time for in-depth exploration and discussion of specific topics such as boundaries, vicarious trauma, countertransference, and compassion fatigue.

About Breema
Breema Bodywork®, Self-Breema Exercises®, and The Nine Principles of Harmony are natural expressions of the unifying principle of Existence. They offer a practical means of becoming present, a commonsense approach to physical, mental, and emotional health, and a new way of learning that leads to increased understanding of ourselves and a deepening sense of fulfillment, meaning, and purpose.

No prior experience necessary, please come in
comfortable clothing prepared to move around on a padded floor.

Sunday, July 30 10:00 am-4:00 pm

The Breema Center, 6076 Claremont Ave, Oakland

$125 ($100 if you register with a friend)
**Register by 7/22 for an additional $25 discount**
$60 students/interns

Register online here!
If registering with a friend, enter promo code BRINGAFRIEND for reduced rate.

More information 510.775.2424

Workshop includes receiving a Breema session.
5 hours CE available. ($10 processing fee)
The Breema Center is approved to offer continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, and LPCCs by the CAMFT (#128568)

Who we are – Mind Body Co-op

Mind Body Co-op provides a unique combination of services built to cultivate awareness and stimulate growth and change. Connecting the mind and the body offers wholeness to healing and supports the development of long lasting change.

The Mind Body Co-op is Chicago’s only space offering clinical services for the integration of mind, body and spirit.

Mind Body Co-op psychotherapists have clinical experience addressing issues related to:

  • Abuse
  • Addictions
  • Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACOA)
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Assertiveness
  • Bullying
  • Codependence
  • Confidence
  • Cross-Cultural Issues
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Eating Disorders
  • Exercise Addiction
  • Family of Origin
  • Grief & Loss
  • Immigration & Acculturation
  • Life Transitions
  • Loneliness
  • Neglect
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Personality Disorders
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self-Esteem Issues
  • Self-Injury
  • Sexual Exploitation
  • Trauma
  • Work-Related Stress
  • Young Adults

Somatic experience, NIA, Reiki and meditation services are open to all individuals looking to benefit from the calm, focus, and balance that comes with clinical movement and meditation practice. Clinically focused movement and meditation services offered by Mind Body Co-op’s instructors help promote:

  • Activation of the glandular system
  • Bolstered Immune System
  • Discovery of unconscious somatic patterns
  • Emotional Clarity
  • Expansion of lung capacity
  • Increased Confidence
  • Mental Clarity
  • More balanced alignment
  • Reduction in Stress
  • Strengthened Core
  • Strengthening of the nervous system

Special Summer Book Review – Somatic Psychotherapy Today

Somatic Psychotherapy Today is pleased to announce our Special Summer Book Review issue is live, online. And to thank our professional associations for all they do to create connection and support our practice, research and ongoing continuing education, we offer a special “Association Member” only link to access the PDF in its entirety. Yes, we will be posting individual articles on our website for your friends and colleagues to read.

What’s inside?  DOWN LOAD LINK HERE

BP/SP Case Studies – Submission Guidelines

Dear Colleagues, dear Friends,

In 2014, the EABP Science & Research Committee (SRC) established a set of simple ‘Guidelines’ for BP/SP Case Studies.

We are now engaged in collecting a number of possible contributions for a soon-to-be published book on “Body Psychotherapy Case Studies” (at end 2017 / early 2018)
– this is part of the SRC remit to help to try and establish a reasonably good ‘scientific’ basis for Body Psychotherapy;
– and to increase awareness of different types of valid research – case studies being one of these;
– and to increase awareness of different ways of working in the field of Body Psychotherapy / Somatic Psychology;
– and we are intending to use some of the ‘project’ money in our SRC budget for this purpose.

So – we would like to invite you to help us in this project.
We have sent this e-mail out to about 60 senior / experienced BP/SP colleagues: we hope that a reasonable percentage of you will respond.

In the ‘Scientific Symposium’ at the EABP Congress in Athens last year, there were three BP case studies presented.
These are now being written up for this new publication.
We have also had some other submissions, and some promises from some people for more written-up BP Case Studies.

We are also very interested in anyone who has already ‘written up’ a BP Case Study, or who is thinking of writing up one, which might form a suitable contribution.
Please extend this invitation to any suitable colleagues, associates or students.

All contributions need to ‘follow’ the EABP SRC Guidelines (see here and see attached). These are the ‘guidelines’ that we hope will give us a common standard.
Older written-up case studies may need to be adapted slightly in order to fit the Guidelines.
All contributions are subject to some possible editing, or possible some editorial ‘advice’ from SRC members.
We would like any possible contributions to be submitted by July 1st 2017:
please send them to either Frank Röhricht and/or Courtenay Young

Here are some of the ‘goals’ around this ‘project’.
In essence, we would like to achieve three things:
1 Have a representative range of case studies from different BP schools / modalities,
but in a reasonably standardised format … as an example of good practice for all BP / SP practitioners
2 Have a wider representation and recognition of BP practice to be available for dissemination into the academic world
3 Have a stronger platform for the development of qualitative process research in BP

The products / outcomes that we have in mind are the following:
– To produce (at least) one new book of collected BP/SP case studies,
and to edit and publish this in the series of BP books from Body Psychotherapy Publications (see here).
– To work up some of the other submitted case studies – with the help of experienced academics (if necessary) –
with a view to supporting BP authors / colleagues / students to submit these for later publication in suitable peer-reviewed journals.

Thank you for your attention.

We hope that you can help us to support this project.

Courtenay Young, Frank Röhricht
Members of EABP SRC

SRC Written Case Study Guidelines Final

Spring Workshops Seattle and Salt Lake City

Find Your Joy, an Introduction to Somatic Therapy with Aylee Welch, LICSW

for professionals as well as people interesting in increasing their capacity for joy in their life! Sponsored by Seattle School of Body-Psychotherapy

Seattle, Wa June 24 & 25 2017

Salt Lake City, Ut  July 15-16, 2017

Traditional psychotherapy works toward congruence in a person’s thinking, emotions, actions, and life choices. Body-oriented therapy understands that the body is also profoundly affected by our life experiences.  Identifying and releasing attitudes and old images held in our physical structure adds an important component to therapy. This promotes lasting change, allowing for free flow of life energy from within us so we can more fully realize our life, our joy.

This experiential workshop will give participants the opportunity to experience the basic premises of Body-Psychotherapy that originated with Wilhelm Reich and now integrates Core Energetics and contemporary approaches including somatic approaches, current neurobiology and trauma therapy. The workshop combines lectures with movement and experiential opportunities. I also bring my understanding of many other approaches to employ creativity and spirituality to enhance the journey.

Walking the Talk: Self-Care as the Heart of Psychotherapy

Walking the Talk:   Self-Care as the Heart of Psychotherapy

a collaborative and (r)evolutionary workshop for therapists, counselors, social workers, chaplains, professional listeners….

Carrie Gray MFT, Angela Porter IMF, & Matthew Tousignant MA,
and special guest Jon Schreiber

Saturday, April 29 · 1:00-4:00 pm
at The Breema Center 6076 Claremont Ave Oakland Ca. 94618

What if you could practice self-care while sitting in a room with clients? What if you had tools to nurture your own vitality as a therapist that could simultaneously support your client? Breema’s body-centered, holistic approach to being present is practiced in the midst of daily life. This workshop will offer an experiential introduction to self-care principles and tools that nurture aliveness, non-judgment, harmony and well-being.

Saturday, April 29 1:00-4:00 pm

The Breema Center, 6076 Claremont Ave, Oakland

$65 ($50 if you register with a friend)
$35 students/interns
**Register by 4/15 for an additional $10 discount**

If registering with a friend, enter promo code BRINGAFRIEND for reduced rate.

Workshop includes receiving a Breema session (before or after the workshop).

3 hours CE available. ($10 processing fee)
The Breema Center is approved to offer continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, and LPCCs by the CAMFT (#128568)

REGISTER HERE:;jsessionid=85B4D57A52E5E8824FC80EE131DD3AA0?oeidk=a07edx85ekbdc8a2e9f&oseq=&c=&ch=

We will focus on the body as the basis for connection and presence in psychotherapy. Breema, a dynamic, nurturing, interoceptive practice, will be used to experience coherence between body and mind as a catalyst for movement towards healing and transformation in the therapeutic relationship. Body-mind connection supports the therapist to be present. Presence invites both the client and therapist to contact and move from that within themselves which is inherently whole. Issues of compassion fatigue, counter-transference, vicarious trauma, stress, and burnout are mitigated, while a tangible atmosphere of empathy, acceptance, non-judgment, and aliveness is nurtured. Particular emphasis will be placed on the experience of the practitioner, as we learn individual and partner self-care exercises. We will also explore universal principles underlying Breema—-No Judgment, Body Comfortable, Mutual Support, No Force—-and discover how they can foster a vital, openhearted relationship to life.

About Breema
Breema Bodywork®, Self-Breema Exercises®, and The Nine Principles of Harmony are natural expressions of the unifying principle of Existence. They offer a practical means of becoming present, a commonsense approach to physical, mental, and emotional health, and a new way of learning that leads to increased understanding of ourselves and a deepening sense of fulfillment, meaning, and purpose.

No prior experience necessary, please come in comfortable clothing prepared to move around on a padded floor.

Workshop facilitators:

Carrie Gray, LMFT, MA, is a somatically-oriented psychotherapist in private practice in North Oakland. With degrees from the Wright Institute, California Institute for Integral Studies, and Wesleyan University, Carrie has approached the study of psychology, consciousness and the body from a variety of angles. Since 1999, Carrie has studied and practiced Breema’s body-based approach to “the art of being present” and is a former staff Instructor at the Breema Center.

Angela Porter, IMF, CATC, CMT, is an addiction treatment specialist, and Marriage and Family Therapist intern. Trained in Gestalt, Body-centered, and Somatic therapy at Esalen Institute, body-mind connection is primary in her work. Formerly a program director at the New Bridge Foundation’s residential substance abuse treatment program in Berkeley CA, Angela incorporated the principles and practice of Breema into the treatment curriculum. Currently she is a group facilitator at Bayside Marin and maintains a private practice where Breema is foundational to her work with clients as well as in her consultation practice with colleagues. A certified Breema Instructor since 1998, Angela travels internationally teaching Breema to therapists and other healing professionals.

Matthew Tousignant, MA, CMT, is a graduate of Harvard University and the California Institute of Integral Studies. For the last 17 years he has studied Breema with its founder, Dr. Jon Schreiber, in Oakland, California and is a certified Breema Practitioner and Instructor. Based out of Lambertville, New Jersey, the body-centered therapeutic work he practices combines the universal wisdom of Breema with a practical knowledge of psychology to connect others to their unique potential as human beings.

“No Longer Afraid to Feel: Illustrating how emotional awareness relieves chronic pain” SEPI Conf. Denver May 2017

Dear Colleagues,

I will be presenting, as follows, in Denver at the Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration Conference in May 2017.

Symposium: Psychotherapeutic Treatment of Chronic Pain by Enhancing Emotional Awareness on May 20, 2017. The symposium was organized by Richard Lane, MD. It begins with a research presentation by Howard Schubiner, MD.: “Effect of Emotional Awareness and Expression Therapy for Pain in Fibromyalgia” I will present clinical material and Richard Lane, MD will integrate our presentations in his model: A Brain-Based Model of How Promoting Emotional Awareness May Attenuate Chronic Pain.

Here’s the conference program link

Here’s the link to register online

It would be great to see you there.

Body Psychotherapy and Somatic Psychology Today – Conference Berkeley, CA

The depth and scope of embodied clinical practice, Somatic Psychology, and Body Psychotherapy: A detailed, and critical exploration of the state of this expanding field and its contributions to contemporary psychotherapy. In celebration of the release of The Handbook of Body Psychotherapy & Somatic Psychology, edited by Gustl Marlock and Halko Weiss with Courtenay Young and Michael Soth, Foreword by Bessel van der Kolk

  • Six international authors presenting
  • In-depth treatment of core issues in embodied psychotherapy
  • Ample discussion sessions in presenter breakouts

This program is developed by Somatic Psychology Associates, Oakland CA and is co- sponsored by the Somatic Psychology MA Programs at the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) in San Francisco and at JFK University, Pleasant Hill, CA.

The Handbook of Body Psychotherapy & Somatic Psychology, edited by Gustl Marlock and Halko Weiss with Courtenay Young and Michael Soth, Foreword by Bessel van der Kolk (North Atlantic Press 2015) is available at Amazon and other booksellers.

“Body Psychotherapy and Somatic Psychology Today: An International Conference ”

The Current State of Body Psychotherapy Research and Contemporary Somatic Psychotherapeutic Practices: A Case Study –   Ilse Schmidt-Zimmermann

The Body Psychotherapy tradition manifests a substantial methodological repository and an emerging frame of practice that is currently under research investigation. One of the strengths of the field is its holistic scope of understanding and complexity of intervention models. When the client is held in a complex, temporally mobile, holographic perspective, the clinician must be ready to make contact with the available bio- psycho-emotional surfaces. Process and interventions vary considerably with the conflicts of the client, the therapeutic relationship, and the present situation. Elements of the therapy process are currently the subject of several international research projects. To exemplify the therapeutic action of Body psychotherapy, Ilse will discuss a clinical case of a patient who suffers from a profound dog phobia. She will describe and explain the different approaches of a psychodynamic and body psychotherapeutic understanding of the problem. She made her therapeutic reflections and interventions transparent with the client, which resulted in a successful outcome for that patient.

Ilse Schmidt-Zimmermann is a group and adult psychotherapist, a child and adolescent specialist and author of chapter on “The Spectrum of Body Psychotherapeutic Practices and Interventions”. Studied sociology, psychology and education in Frankfurt am Main, Psychotherapist, child and adolescent psychotherapist, was from 1999 to 2002 President of the European Association for Body Psychotherapy (EABP). Education background: Unitive Body
Psychotherapy, gestalt therapy, group analytic and psychodynamic therapy as well as further developments in bioenergetics, Biosynthesis, and the Formative Psychology of Stanley Keleman. She is head of the German training program in Unitive Body Psychotherapy and lecturer, supervisor and therapist for teaching psychodynamic psychotherapy.

Post-modern Challenges to Embodiment and Human Vitality: A View from the Street and the Therapy Room –  Gustl Marlock

A fundamental difficulty that exists in Western philosophy, epistemology, and science: the various aspects of what it is to be human—body, mind, and soul—have been abstracted and separated theoretically and practically for such a long time that it becomes both intellectually and linguistically hard to grasp and formulate them as interdependent aspects of a unified, functioning whole. Additionally, the therapeutic discourse itself is profoundly conditioned by its historical and social context. What was and is judged to be therapeutically meaningful and correct—and even the practical success of particular approaches—depends upon the respective social and cultural contexts within which therapy is practiced and understood, as well as misunderstood. This talk will look at some of the historical and contemporary forces impinging on a “unitive” experience.

Gustl Marlock MA is co-editor, creator, and author of Handbook chapters “Body Psychotherapy as a Major Tradition of Modern Depth Psychology” and “Sensory Self-Reflexivity: Therapeutic Action in Body Psychotherapy”. Gustl is co-director of the Center for Integrative Psychotherapy and Humanistic Psychology in Frankfurt. Dipl. Paed. Psychotherapist, child and adolescent psychotherapist with more than 30 years of clinical experience combined with a far-reaching knowledge of the different therapeutic cultures and dialects. He is head of German education in the Unitive Body Psychotherapy School, lecturer and supervisor for university based psychotherapy graduate training. Gustl frequently speaks publicly and professionally from a Critical Theory perspective on pop cultural life and issues in mainstream psychology and body psychotherapy. Gustl will give some background to the Handbook saga, present his perspective on post- modern challenges to embodiment and human vitality, and offer critical cultural insight as a therapist, trainer and social observer.

Power, Culture and the Body: Diversity Issues in Contemporary Somatic Psychotherapy Practice – Christine Caldwell

In her talk Christine will overview this broad topic by speaking briefly about the bodies’ marginalization in most modern cultures, and the effects this may have on us as practitioners and on our clients. More importantly, she will introduce both post-modern theory and research on how the bodies of people who occupy marginalized social categories are ‘othered’ and pathologized by society, and how we as therapists can both blindly re-enact the somatic norms of those in power, as well as consciously contribute to somatically based social justice. She will use her own research activities as case studies. Clinical suggestions will be introduced and discussed with the participants.

Christine Caldwell PhD, BC-DMT, LPC, NCC, ACS is the author of the Handbook chapter “Movement As and In Psychotherapy”. She is the Founder and Chair of the Somatic Psychology Department at Naropa University. Her work began thirty years ago with dance therapy and has evolved over the years into a form of body-centered psychotherapy that she calls the Moving Cycle. This work emphasizes the transformational effect of movement processes. She has taught at several universities, and teaches and lectures internationally. She is the author of Getting our bodies back (1996) and Getting in touch: The guide to new body- centered therapies (1997)

Medical Trauma in Patients and Providers: Interpersonal Neurobiology and the Autonomic Nervous System.  – Jacqueline Carleton

Medical trauma in one form or another is experienced by all of us at one time or another. We may forget that it also happens to medical professionals, whether as providers or patients themselves. Clearly lodged in the body, such trauma is perhaps uniquely appropriate to Somatic Psychotherapy interventions centering on the dysregulation of the autonomic nervous system. This presentation will trace the treatment of two contrasting examples of the potentially devastating psycho- emotional toll of routine and necessary procedures and explore how in future such sequelae could be ameliorated or avoided.

Jacqueline Carleton Ph.D. is the co-author of Handbook chapters on “Body Psychotherapeutic Treatments for Eating Disorders” and “The Role of the Autonomic Nervous System” in body psychotherapy. Jacquie has been in private psychotherapy practice in Manhattan since the 1970’s. She attended Smith College, MIT, and holds a PhD from Columbia University. Since the ’80’s she has taught both body psychotherapy (Core Energetics) and principles of psychodynamic psychotherapy internationally. For the past 10 years she has incorporated Somatic Experiencing, into her practice. She is also on the Executive Committee of the Trauma Program of the National Institute for the Psychotherapies (NIP) in New York City, where she works on curriculum development. She is currently particularly interested in the neuro-relational treatment early developmental trauma, complex medical trauma, and the secondary trauma in those who treat trauma in all fields. Jacquie’s trainings include in-depth association with Somatic Experiencing trauma work, AEDP, EMDR, and Jungian Analysis. Her current area of study, research and writing is in interpersonal neurobiology and somatic psychology and the neuroscientific approach to attachment trauma.

The Unique Issues in Training Embodied Psychotherapists: On Not Being a Stranger to Desire.  – William F. Cornell

“As a Body Psychotherapist, deeply influenced by psychoanalytic and relational models of psychotherapy, I want to offer my clients a somatic dyad—that is, a person with whom literally to move, as well as to think and speak. I seek to provide a safe space within which to experiment with movement, aggression, tenderness, and contact: a space within which one can act as well as think. I want clients to have the opportunity to affect and be affected by the actual bodyof another, a body different from their own: my body. As a psychotherapist, I want my clients to have the ongoing experience of two different minds engaged in a project of mutual interest. As a Body Psychotherapist, I extend the framework to offer the possibility of two bodies exploring new terrain and possibilities.” In this talk we ask Bill Cornell to apply his thinking about the body, relationality, vitality and psychotherapy to the training of psychotherapists.

William Cornell MA is a body psychotherapist, author and international trainer integrating relational psychoanalysis and somatic psychotherapy paradigms. He is the author of Handbook chapters on “Entering the Erotic Field: Sexuality in Body-Centered Psychotherapy” and “Entering the Relational Field in Body Psychotherapy ”. His most recent book Somatic Experience in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy (2015) is the latest volume in the prestigious Relational Perspective Book Series. Bill has been a central figure in the ongoing dialogue between psychodynamic relational perspectives, two-body models of therapy, and the body psychotherapy community.

How the Latest Research in Epigenetics, Neuroscience, Poly-vagal and Attachment Theories are Making Somatic Psychology and Body Psychotherapy Foundational for Effective Clinical Practice – Marti Glenn

Research discoveries from diverse fields are providing scientific evidence for the most effective clinical practices in mental health. This converging research suggests that healing can occur throughout the lifespan and that change takes place through a variety of paths into the human psyche-soma. The fields of Epigenetics, Poly-vagal Theory, Neuroscience and Attachment, among others, are providing evidence for the efficacy of some current Somatic Psychotherapy practices in studies continually affirm that in order to support healing, transformation and long- term health, both physical and mental, we must consider, become mindful of and work within the experienced body.

Marti Glenn, Ph.D. is the author of the Handbook chapter “Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology as Vital Foundations of Body Psychotherapy.A pioneering psychotherapist and educator for over 30 years, Marti was founding President of the Santa Barbara Graduate Institute, the first academic center in the US to offer PhD degrees in Somatic Psychology and Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology. She is the recent recipient of the Verny Lifetime Achievement Award in Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology. She co-produced the broadcast quality documentary, Trauma, Brain, and Relationship and has appeared in such documentary films as What Babies Want; What Babies Know; Reducing Infant Mortality and Improving the Health of Babies. She continues to train mental health professionals, with a particular focus on clinical applications of epigenetics, neuroscience, poly-vagal and attachment theories. ”. She is Clinical Director and Partner of Quest Institute offering intensive retreats to help adults heal early developmental trauma. Marti conducts professional training programs and is a frequent speaker at conferences worldwide.

For information contact Mark Ludwig LCSW
Continuing Education

Continuing education credit for this event is co-sponsored by Somatic Psychology Associates and The Institute for Continuing Education. The program offers 6.00 contact hours with full attendance required. The CE processing fee is $25.00 per person and is payable to The Institute for Continuing Education with completed CE paperwork. CE applications will be available on site. CE verification will be mailed to workshop participants following the training. If you have questions regarding this training, continuing education, learning objectives, , or grievance issues, contact The Institute at: e-mail:

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Counseling / Marriage-Family Therapy: The California Board Behavioral Sciences accepts programs sponsored by approved providers of the American Psychological Association ( APA ), the National Board for Certified Counselors ( NBCC ), and the Association of Social Work Boards ( ASWB).

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Full Fee: 130.00
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The David Brower Center
2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

We encourage the use of transit whenever possible. Bike parking is available in front of the Brower Center and in the underground Oxford Garage.

Richmond Bound: Take the Richmond-bound train to the Downtown Berkeley station. Walk south on Shattuck and turn left onto Allston Way. The Brower Center is at 2150
Allston Way.

San Francisco / Fremont Bound: Take either the San Francisco-bound or Fremont-bound train to the Downtown Berkeley station. Walk south on Shattuck and turn left onto Allston Way. The Brower Center is at 2150 Allston Way.

Bus/ AC Transit
AC Transbay Lines: F and 800
AC Transit Lines: 1R, 52L, 1, 7, 9, 15, 18, 19, 51, 65, 67, 79, 604, 605, 851.

Garage Parking
Please carpool! There are many garages in downtown Berkeley, including the Oxford
Garage just below the Center. Enter on 2165 Kittredge St. between Shattuck and Oxford. Other garages include the Allston Way Garage at 2061 Allston Way, between Shattuck and Milvia Street.

Refreshments and Lunch: Lunch is on your own. A list of local restaurants and café’s will be available at the site. No food will be served. Liquids and food are not permitted in the Goldman Auditorium.