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In an Unspoken Voice: Yoga, Meditation, and Trauma How the Body Releases Trauma and Restores Goodness

For everyone, including healthcare professionals and yoga and meditation teachers.

The trauma response is a set of defensive bodily reactions that people initially mobilize in order to protect themselves and to avoid feeling the crushing totality of the traumatic event. However, this avoidance keeps them frozen and stuck in the past, unable to be fully present or move forward in life.

In this program, Peter A. Levine, PhD, presents Somatic Experiencing® (SE™), a body-oriented approach to the healing of trauma and other stress-related disorders. By gently facilitating the release of thwarted survival energy bound in the body, SE addresses the root cause of trauma symptoms. Through a combination of theoretical explanation, demonstrations, and body-oriented exercises, participants begin to develop a deep, intrinsic body awareness that helps to draw them into the present moment. Copresenter Betsy Polatin is an internationally recognized breathing and movement specialist, and author of The Actor’s Secret. She brings more than 40 years of experience teaching a unique combination of the Alexander Technique, Somatic Experiencing, and the healing arts of mind, body, and spirit.

Approaching trauma through the lens of yoga and meditation, you

  • Discover the evolutionary underpinnings of trauma and the polyvagal theory
  • Learn how to process trauma that surfaces during meditation practice
  • Enhance access to the your authentic self

Learn how to visit, meet, and integrate traumas and emotional wounds into a meditation practice, in order to enhance and deepen the inward journey of self-discovery and freedom. Return home with SE tools and practices that are beneficial for your clients and patients, as well as for your own self-growth.

Continuing Education Credits Information
This program qualifies for 10 CE credits for psychologists, therapists, and social workers. Visit the R. Cassidy Seminars website to select and pay for credits.

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Peter A. Levine, PhD, is the developer of Somatic Experiencing®, founder of the Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute, and author of the best-seller Waking the Tiger.

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Betsy Polatin, MFA, a breathing and movement specialist and internationally recognized master lecturer, has been teaching for more than 40 years and is author of The Actor’s Secret.

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