The latest research shows that our ability to be aware of our bodies impacts how we process sensations and memories, and heal from traumatic events. But therapists can’t guide clients to calm down their nervous system and tolerate feelings if they can’t get into a state of attuned self-awareness themselves. After all, our body awareness is an important barometer to track the states of both our clients and ourselves. In this workshop, we’ll explore an array of exercises drawn from theater, guided focusing, dance, meditation, yoga, bodywork, and Embodied Voice. You’ll discover:
- A body-tracking meditation that incorporates interoception, proprioception, and neuroception
- How nonverbal awareness affects physical and emotional states, and techniques to explore that awareness through movement
- How to foster safety, curiosity, and shifts of state through nonverbal interaction
- How to use vocalizing and sound for energy and tension release, as well as how to calm the nervous system through touch and tapping
Note: No CE credit for this workshop.
Licia Sky, BFA, LMT, is an artist and bodyworker with over 30 years experience working with traumatized individuals. She trains mental health professionals around the world to use movement, theater exercises, writing, and voice as tools for healing and connection.