Natural Processing: Part One
Integrating Somatic Psychotherapy with EMDR Therapy
Tracking Resiliency • Pacing the Work • Deepening Processing
In this intensive 4-day course, therapists will learn assessing and intervening from a somatic perspective while using EMDR, to enhance the therapy process. Heightened awareness of the functioning of the body and nervous system aid the therapist in pacing the work well. This approach taps into our natural inclination towards completion, integrating well with the EMDR AIP model. Therapists can increase their skills in tracking and developing resiliency, crucial for the many moments in therapy when our clients struggle to stay regulated.
Foundational to this work is the therapist learning to deeply “trust the process,” and fully engage in the client’s “nature of completion.”
This in-depth training includes lecture, presentation and discussion, handouts, video of client sessions, live demonstrations, short skill-building practicums, and daily practicum sessions with feedback.
Natural Processing: Part Two
Subtle Dissociation • Developmental Trauma • Attachment Dynamics
This follow-up 4-day course expands the training from Part One. We continue to explore tracking, dilemmas, and working with dissociation. The somatic view of developmental trauma and attachment dynamics opens up the work of meeting developmental needs on non-verbal levels
This work builds skills for the full engagement called for in working with developmental trauma and attachment dynamics. We will identify the moment-by-moment dynamics of separation from self, and the emergence of self. Close tracking of mobilization/immobilization through the body and nervous system aids the therapist’s interventions in co-creating non-verbal experiences of titrated contact, and development of resiliency.
Natural Processing Part Three:
Effectively Working with Process
Teasing out Process • Therapist’s pressures • Shame • Suicide
This 4-day training is designed for therapists who have been integrating NP One and Two into their practices, and wish to push that work further. The presentations and discussion, exercises, demonstrations and practicums will focus personally on our challenges of being present with our own process, while attending to the moment-by-moment dynamics of our clients' processes. As with previous trainings, integration with EMDR and other uses of bilateral stimulation is emphasized.