Dates: Jan 25, 2024 - Jan 28, 2024
Times:9:30 am - 5:00 pm
This method combines two forms of psychotherapy: psychodrama and bodywork. In psychodrama, blocked spontaneity from earlier trauma is freed and reintegrated through dramatic action methods. Bodywork involves safe touch to help individuals connect with the messages that are held in the body as pain, numbness, substance use disorders and/or illness.
Psychodrama is . . .
. . . a form of psychotherapy in which blocked spontaneity from earlier traumas is unblocked and reintegrated through dramatic action methods.
Bodywork is . . .
. . . a form of healing that involves touching numb, tense, or painful areas in a safe manner. This process often directs us to unexpressed emotions that can be expressed, resulting in a freeing of body energy flow.
In these workshops – co-sponsored by BraveHeart Retreats and Action Institute of California – we work with a team of skilled assistants who perform skits to explain the theory, as well as provide support for all group members. The environment is relaxed and highly conducive to learning.
The Intermediate Level (4 full days) workshop focuses on:
The 3 styles of blocking anger, sadness, and fear.
Identifying the meridians in the body that relate to each blocking style.
Relating the blocking styles to various life traumas and the healing process.
Four basic headache patterns and how to work with them.
Introducing basic psychodrama skills: role-playing, interviewing in roles, role reversal, and doubling.
Deep personal healing does occur because it’s an experiential workshop, but this is not a therapy group. Members will need significant support at various times during and after the workshop to complete and integrate what is begun in the workshops.
$850 if registered and paid one month in advance; $925 thereafter
There is a $10 charge for CEUs for LMFT, LCSW, LPCC, CAADAC, CET or Psychodrama.
DATES, TIMES AND LOCATION:
January 25 – 28, 2024
SoCal location TBA
Course meets the qualifications for a total of 26.0 hours of continuing education credit (per group) for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs. CAMFT approved CE Provider #1000127. Provider approved by CCAPP-EI, Provider Number 2N-10-135-0224 for 26.0 CEHs. 26.0 CEHs available for Experiential Therapy (ISEP) and Psychodrama.
Please visit our FAQ page for information on special needs accommodation, our cancellation/grievance policy, and and course completion document issuance.
Due to the on-going Covid-19 crisis, participants are asked to bring rapid Covid tests each day of the workshop and to arrive 30 minutes in advance of group to take the test before we start the workshop. If you are unable to bring your own tests, please email firstname.lastname@example.org at least 2 weeks before the start of the workshop. If anyone either tests positive for Covid-19 or has illness symptoms, we ask that you not return for the remainder of the workshop and a credit will be given towards a future workshop for time missed. Please note, Covid vaccination is no longer required to attend in person trainings.
If there is reason to believe it is a false positive (which studies show are rare), you can get a PCR test and may be allowed to return to the workshop with:
- a negative test
- no symptoms
- a willingness to wear a medical grade mask (N-95, KN-95, KF-94, or surgical)
- other group participants feel comfortable with this.
General mask requirements for the workshop will be dependent on local ordinance and communicated prior to group.
Substance Use Policy
If you are in substance abuse recovery, you must have at least 1 year of continuous sobriety. It is also required that all non-recovering participants abstain from alcohol and non-prescribed substances for the duration of this training, as well as the 48 hours prior to workshop commencement. This will aid in being present for the personal work and learning.
Identifying the meridians in the body that relate to each blocking style/trauma response
Relating the blocking styles to various life traumas and the healing process
Four basic headache patterns and how to work with them
Introducing basic psychodrama skills: role-playing, interviewing in roles, role reversal, and doubling
Participants will be able to identify how the body holds fight, flight, fawn and freeze corresponding to their trauma responses