course »How Incorporating Body Psychotherapy Principles & Techniques Supports Youth in Foster Care

Date: 9/27/2017, 9:00 am—4:30 pm
County: Alameda County
CEUs: 6
Location: Oakland
Sponsor: A Better Way, Inc.
Phone: 510-601-0203
Body Psychology has long been a diverse tradition, from the time of Sigmund Freud, of theoretical orientations with techniques and interventions that aim to support mental health from a multi-dimensional body-oriented holistic perspective. The Wisdom of the Body is such that it holds the memory of our suffering and incomplete experiences as well as the impulse to heal these said same wounds. Wounded, however, an individual may often feel disconnected, disappointed, fearful and even distrustful of their body and the messages it conveys, drifting further towards seeking external means to navigate life’s stressors. Endemic in psychological forums is the axiom of “internal locus of control” as a barometer for mental health, yet “talk therapies” have fallen short of integrating this concept into the multi-dimensionality of the body.