Somatic and Expresive arts international with School of complementary therapies Galbanum organize an introductory workshop in Zagreb with Peter Levine "Somatic Experiencing..."
In an Unspoken Voice
How the Body Releases Trauma and Restores Goodness: Mind, Brain and Body in the Transformation of Trauma
Peter A. Levine Ph.D., Developer of Somatic Experiencing®
Organisers: Somatic & Expressive Arts International (www.seartin.org) and School of complementary therapies Galbanum (www.galbanum.hr).
Traditionally, therapies have attempted to change perceptions of the world by means of reason and insight, with conditioning and behavior modification, or with drugs and medications. However, perceptions remain fundamentally unchanged until the internal experience of the body changes. Even after the death of a loved one, physical injury, a rape or assault, survivors can learn to have new bodily experiences, can heal, can accept what has happened and then create new lives and new communities.
The trauma response is a set of defensive bodily reactions that people initially mobilize in order to protect themselves, both from threat, and then later, against feeling the crushing totality of their horror, helplessness and pain. However, as time goes on, this avoidance keeps them frozen and stuck in the past, unable to be fully present, in the here and now, and unable to go forward in life.
Fixed in the defensive trauma response, the shame, defeat and humiliation, associated with the original event replays itself over and over again in the body; detached from history, but intruding into the present. Together, we will explore the implications of Body-oriented psychotherapy and recent findings in the neurosciences, on how the brain and body deals with emotional information, while also providing an understanding of effective therapeutic action.
This training is geared for psychotherapists of all types, as well as for physicians, nurses, physiotherapists, bodyworkers, and educators.
The seminar will be led by Peter Levine.
INFO AND REGISTRATION
Date and time:
Friday - Sunday - 23.06. - 25.06.
The Antunović Zagreb Hotel & Congress Center
Zagrebačka Avenija 100 A, 10000 Zagreb
Price and registration:
Price is 355€
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Peter A. Levine, PhD, holds doctorates in both medical biophysics and psychology. He is the developer of Somatic Experiencing®, a naturalistic, bodyawareness approach to healing trauma, and founder of the Somatic Experiencing® Trauma Institute, which conducts SETM trainings throughout the world and in various indigenous cultures. Some of Dr. Levine’s other achievements include being a stress consultant for NASA during the development of the space shuttle project, as well as a consultant to the Sandia Labs during their report on preventing terrorism commissioned by the Department of Homeland Security in 2002. Dr. Levine was a member of the APA Task Force: Psychologists for Social Responsibility in developing responses to large-scale disasters and ethno-political warfare. He is currently a Senior Fellow and consultant at The Meadows Addiction and Trauma Treatment Center in Wickenburg, Arizona.
Dr. Levine has written several books about trauma. His international best seller, Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma, has been translated into twenty-six languages. His other books include In an Unspoken Voice: How the Body Releases Trauma and Restores Goodness; Trauma and Memory: Brain and Body in a Search for the Living Past-- A Practical Guide for Understanding and Working with Traumatic Memory; Trauma Through a Child’s Eyes – a resource book for child therapists and educators, Trauma- Proofing Your Kids, a guide for parents and teachers on how to recognize and prevent trauma, and Freedom From Pain, a guide for working with trauma-related pain. Levine’s original contribution to the field of Body-Psychotherapy was honored with the Life Time Achievement award from the United States Association for Body Psychotherapy. He also received an honorary award as the Reiss-Davis Chair for his lifetime contribution to infant and child psychiatry.