Expand your capacity to express yourself, even while sitting, by using a unique approach that combines Somatic Experiencing with the Alexander Technique to track your embodied sensations, so that you can contain and process any overwhelm in yourself or your client. This workshop will offer hands-on guidance and simple exercises to enhance sensory skills by exploring how to harness the musculoskeletal, respiratory, and nervous systems. While many techniques teach a new way of “doing,” the secret of this approach lies in “nondoing.” You’ll discover how to:
- Stand, sit, speak, and walk with more ease to unleash your creative potential
- Practice and explain diaphragmatic breathing according to the design of the respiratory system in order to increase breathing capacity
- Awaken inherent potential by finding internal support that can lead to full stature and expansion
- Discern when and how trauma and feelings of overwhelm can interfere with this process
Note: No CE credit for this workshop.
Betsy Polatin, MFA, SEP, AmSAT, an internationally recognized movement and breathing specialist, is a master lecturer at Boston University. Her book, The Actor’s Secret, shares her 40 years of teaching experience.