Boulder Workshops 2017

Body Alchemy
The Body Alchemy Trilogy
February 26, 2017
Cranial Sacral Therapy for Children
Integrative Body Therapy for Infants and Children with special needs
February 27, 2017
Boulder Workshop

Boulder Workshop

Body Alchemy:  Returning to ‘flow’; Regulating the nervous system, Restoring the harmonics of the body mind.

The Brain’s intricate neural networks are finely tuned and coordinated from birth. They inform the nervous system that defines our emotional intelligence and resilience. If trauma or abuse occurs at any time, from utero to adolescence, it can distort, interrupt and dysregulate the communication within the nervous system and even impair development. The impact is like a seismic shift felt throughout the whole person, body, mind and spirit; destabilizing their environment, their relationships and their physical wellbeing. How do we as psychodramatists and therapists assess the damage and offer appropriate interventions in their healing process?

Offering a 3-part process for this training.  Learning specific, somatic tools working with a person’s dysregulated nervous system.

  • Understanding the intricacies of the Brain and nervous system
  • Fine- tuning the nervous system
  • Soothing the neural nest.

Meeting the protagonist and slowing down the enactment to maintain an equilibrium between their body’s responses through their nervous system

Before working with anxious, distressed or hyper vigilant clients it’s critical to have an understanding of the physiology of the nervous system from a somatic perspective.

In this workshop, we will

  • Begin with warm -ups to balance the brain stem, site of the primitive reflexes, breath and balance.
  • Support the limbic system, the hypothalamus and cingulate gyrus, areas of deep resonance.
  • Sooth the amygdala, source of ‘red alert’ and vigilance.
  • Establish deep sensory regulation to ground the nervous system and maintain conscious awareness.

In this way, we will help to promote a base line of regulation and return to ‘flow’. By
establishing an embodied center of balance that encourages enough safety for deep work, we can explore personal history without setting off alarms and retraumatizing. Titrating into sources of strength while gently releasing frozen shock allows the nervous system to organically restore a more integrated harmonious whole self. Psychodramatically we continue to work on the broken areas of relationship, repair the lost parts of self and ultimately find the alchemical gold of the soul.

Trainer: Rebecca M. Ridge PhD., TEP, registered Health Psych. Body psychotherapist, Educator in CranioSacral therapy, LMT. Specializing in trauma, abuse and neglect. Author, The Body Alchemy of Psychodrama. She trains internationally and has private practices in Sydney, Australia, Hong Kong. and Minnesota, USA.

Dates:  May 20, 2017|
Times: 9:30-5:30
Venue: TBA Boulder Colorado
Cost: $US 175

Sponsored by Karen Druker, PsyD. TEP, Psychologist, Educator for Naropa University