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Announcement for Therapists.

December 4th, 2013

10 Days Left To Take Advantage Of The Early Registration Savings!

The Early Registration deadline for the 2014 Psycho-Physical Therapy Professional Training in Somatic Psychotherapy is December 14, 2013.

This professional experiential training provides you with many of the models and skills necessary to create and utilize somatic interventions for working with the core issues that form the foundation of your client’s unrest and suffering. You will gain skills that will allow you to develop fluency in working seamlessly between psychological and physical issues. You will learn to build new psycho-physical resources that support your clients in becoming more flexible, creative, and healthy individuals. You will learn to build the therapeutic relationship based on collaboration and open heartedness. You will come away from the training with a practical understanding of how utilizing the body, as the central vehicle for the therapeutic process, facilitates and deepens your client’s growth, transformation, and realization.

Psycho-Physical Therapy Skills:

· Fundamental theories and principles of Psycho-Physical Therapy

· Consciousness Raising Model of Psychotherapy

· Working With Creative Energy & Expression

· Building and Sustaining Somatic Awareness & Mindfulness

· Tracking: Body Reading & Assessment of psychological issues

· Working with the Mind-Body Interface

· Using Physical Interventions to Access Psychological Material

· Processing Psychological Issues Through the Body

· Using Movement & Touch as Psychological Interventions

· Assessing & Building Psycho-Physical Resources

· Transformation through Resourcing vs. Historical Processing or Wound Based Models

Training Schedule:

2/28-3/2, 4/4-6, 5/16-18, 6/20-22, 9/19-21, 11/7-9, 2014

(6 three day weekends – 11 class  hours)

Class hours: Friday 1:00-6:00, Saturday 9:30-6:00, Sunday 9:30-5:30


Regular Tuition: $3,000

Early Registration Discount: -$150*

Scholarship Credit: -$150

 Student Tuition: $2,700*

*(Early registration discount is only valid through December 14th, 2013)*

Location of Training:

Rosen Berkeley Center, 825 Bancroft Way, Berkeley CA 94710

For more information or to register for the workshops:

Please contact me at, or phone 510-496-6006, or go to our website:

Ethics and the Clinical Use of Touch, Part I

November 14th, 2013

Two years ago I was attending an Attachment therapy training and the facilitator spoke of touch as if it were a dangerous thing he would never do. It struck me that someone who values “attachment” would present as “touch phobic.”

There is a common misperception that touch is an illegal or unethical intervention in psychotherapy. This is not true.

As with all interventions, it is the proper use of touch, not touch itself that determines if the therapist is acting according with professional standards.

As “touch-based therapists,” I have decided to help move the industry away from fear-based thinking and towards looking at touch in terms of competency, clinical assessment, and understanding personal or countertransference issues.

I am pleased to announce my first Law and Ethics workshop through the Psycho-Physical Therapy Institute, “Ethics and the Clinical Use of Touch, Part I”

This workshop will explore the ethical and legal issues involving informed consent, documentation, scope of competency, clinical assessment of benefits and risks, and personal, cultural and countertransference issues in the use of touch.

For more information or to register contact me at 510 499-7137

Friday Nov. 15th – 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Tuition: $65

3 CEUs for MFTs and LCSWs





Therapist Announcement

October 3rd, 2013

Free Lecture on Somatic Psychology by Bill Bowen.

Friday Night October 4th, Bill Bowen will be offering a free lecture: Working with Touch, Movement, and Gesture in Somatic Psychology.

I highly recommend Bill’s work. This free lecture introduces concepts that will be covered in more detail during his one-day workshops.

For more information visit:

To RSVP, e-mail us at

Hope to see you there,



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