& ATTACHMENT THERAPY
New students are welcome to join us onsite for the new training on the banks of the lovely Aqua spring-fed San Marcos River, in San Marcos, Texas July 16-29, 2023
THE SOMATIC CHILD & FAMILY PRACTITIONER TRAINING
LEARNING SUMMER TRAINING
The first 2 foundational courses of The Somatic Child & Family Practitioner Training:
IT'S ALL ABOUT LOVE:
Embodying Secure Attachment
July 16 - 20
THE DEVELOPMENTAL MOVEMENT INTENSIVE
Applications in Learning & Therapy
July 22 - 29
TAKE ONE COURSE OR BOTH COURSES
The training is designed to progress through:
Relationship building blocks = Attachment behaviors
Earliest developmental movement = ABC's of our movement ability
Sensory and perceptual development = Emotional health
Emotional intelligence = Foundations learning
Cognitive learning ability = Perception/meaning/action
Magic = The surprising power of embryology & birth psychology
Expressive therapies = Neurobiology of delight
Somatic play family therapy = Repairing and re-birthing the family
Personal transformation = Self
Personal transformation = Body
Personal transformation = Competancy
A highly Experiential Applications PROGRAM In Early Developmental Psycho-Physical and Family Somatic Movement Education and Pre/Perinatal Attachment Therapy
Directed by Margery Segal
We are finding that each module is valuable on its own for our attendees, offering many new somatic insights and psychophysical openings. It seems, naturally, we can enter the mind and movement of growth and development at any stage.
THE SOMATIC CHILD& FAMILY
This 250 hour course series trains psychologists and therapists, movement professionals (yoga, dance, martial arts, OT, PT), educators, and body workers and to incorporate developmental movement principles into their work
The course is specifically designed for professional healers, those who work with clients in a variety of modalities from psychotherapy and psychology to bodywork, dance, health and yoga.
This experiential training will provide you with a deeper understanding of how to use somatic movement in healing practices with your clients and incorporates opportunities to heal and rejuvenate your own practice and self.
The program is based on the knowledge that human development, both physical and relational, occurs first through the language of movement and touch. It provides a psychophysical model to support motor development and to repattern behavior. It includes instruction in movement facilitation, touch skills, creative expression, and psychodynamic facilitation.
WHAT YOU'LL GET
You will understand the normal sequencing of motor patterns and acquire skills to support them in others. Participants will learn tools to encourage motor development patterns through touch, movement facilitation, and personal embodiment. The methodology does not impose or demand specific movements, but entices new patterns to emerge through a person’s curiosity, integrating the patterns into the matrix of body, mind, and spirit. Skillful facilitation of movement patterns arising from conception through the first year of life allows children to explore the world with ease and adults to fulfill their potential.
You will refine your personal and interpersonal skills to sustain a full and nurturing therapeutic presence. Personal dysregulation (psychological and/or physiological) results in dysregulated responses in your clients, dependents, and loved ones, which can interrupt the developmental or healing process. You will learn 1) to acknowledge when you are not fully present, 2) to identify strategies and tools to self-regulate and 3) to acquire skills to support others in doing so.
You will refine your awareness of family systems or relational contexts while working with the needs of children and adults. Embodied Early Developmental Movement and Therapy utilizes a systems approach to development, emphasizing how the environment, the family, and the culture shape the development of the individual. Change in any part of the interpersonal or family system engenders transformation for all within the system.
Credit for Certification Upon completion of The Somatic Child & Family Practitioner Program: Embodied Early Developmental Movement program, you will receive a certificate of completion from the Whole Movement Center. If you’re a Mental Health Therapist, we are working on providing Continuing Education Credits.
The role of the senses and perceptual processing in development, attachment, and bonding
The Basic Neurological Patterns: automatically developing motor patterns that form the vocabulary of normal movement and influence brain development
Reflexes, righting reactions, and equilibrium responses
Attachment theory and practice
The role of neurobiology in development
The importance of eliciting delight in the process of relationship: parenting, caregiving, and therapy.
The 250-hour program consists of seven 5-day modules over the course of two years, with additional hours of practice, observation, and self-reflection. Topics addressed in the program will be:
These videos are from a previous course but give you a good sense of upcoming content in The Somatic Child & Family Practitioner Course
Below is an overview of the topics we'll cover over the 250 hours of training. be sure to
reach out if you have any questions about any of the sessions.
Embodiment of the senses and perception with a focus
on attachment theory.
SEPTEMBER 2- 8 , 2019
Prenatal psychology approached through the experiential study of prenatal psyche, primitive reflexes and the development of tone
JUNE 10 - 14 , 2020
Birth, attachment and how we relate to the world through the satisfaction cycle of yield, push, reach, grasp, and pull, and the study of vertebral movement patterns.
JUNE 20 - 24 2019
Embryological psychology approached through the study
of intra-uterine motor development patterns.
FEBRUARY 5 - 9, 2020
How to facilitate the development of personal power through understanding the birth experience and the study of vertebral movement patterns.
SEMPTEMBER 9 - 14, 2020
Mapping the embodied anatomy and physiology of the human nervous system to develop skills to support well-being, trauma resolution, and facilitate healing of early developmental trauma.
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It's About Love: Embodying
Early Bird Special till April 15th $797
Online w/ Live Group Coaching :
It's About Love: Embodying
Online Self-guided Journey:
It’s about Love Embodying