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Introduction to Somatic Intervention - December
Description: Clinical social work values the role of direct experience in helping clients heal from a wide variety of emotional difficulties, enabling them to function better and increase their sense of well-being. The body contains the roots of past adverse experiences that continue to have a negative emotional impact in present time. Somatic interventions provide a window into hard-to-reach emotional and psychological material. Often talk therapy alone has limitations in accessing dissociated and compartmentalized memories and emotions that are the underpinnings of troubling symptoms.
- Somatic comes from the Greek word
soma, meaning body. Somatic interventions are techniques that use body
awareness to interrupt habitual ways of thinking and behaving that are
contributing to distress (depression, anxiety, stress) and enable the
therapeutic process to move forward.
intervention skills are an essential addition to every therapist’s toolbox.
While listening to the narrative of the client, learning to track posture,
gaze, facial expression, muscle tension, breath, movement, and internal
sensation opens up a deeper level of dialogue, thus enabling clients to
identify the source(s) of their distress and find solutions.
- Fight, flight or
freeze responses engage to protect us from a perceived danger. Often clients
become highly anxious or shut down emotionally when distressing thoughts and
feelings are too uncomfortable. Skilled, body-based strategies help clients
stay in a state of nervous system regulation in which they are not overwhelmed
or dissociate, allowing them to make effective use of therapy.
When: December 11, 2021 from
9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Where: 4600 Connecticut Ave., NW Washington, D.C. 20008
CE hours: 6
Sponsor: Deborah J Fox, MSW,
Registration information: https://www.debfox.com/trainings