Introductory Psychodramatic Bodywork® Training for Professionals

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Dates: Mar 24, 2023 - Mar 26, 2023
Times:9:30 am - 5:00 pm


This training, for professionals only, combines two forms of psychotherapy: bodywork and psychodrama. The former involves safe touch to help individuals connect with the messages that are held in the body as pain, numbness and/or illness. In the latter, blocked spontaneity from earlier traumas is unblocked and re-integrated through dramatic action methods. Jean works with a skilled team of assistants who perform skits and demonstrations that help illustrate the theory. The atmosphere is relaxed and fun and fosters learning in an easy, natural manner.

The Introductory Level Workshop focuses on:

  • Understanding, witnessing, and experiencing the emotional release of anger, fear, and sadness – from barely expressed to fully released
  • Learning where the body holds each of these emotions when they are unexpressed
  • Learning and practicing guidelines for safe touch
  • Increasing our comfort with the use of safe touch
  • Increasing our capacity for healthy attachment and greater intimacy
  • Increasing our somatic mindfulness
  • Experiencing the integration of bodywork in the structure of a psychodrama
  • Understanding how the holding of emotion affects the recovery process

Dates, Times and Location:
Friday through Sunday
March 24-26, 2023
9:30 am – 5:00 pm each day
Orange County Location TBA

Continuing Education Credits
Course meets the qualifications for a total of 19.5 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs. CAMFT approved CE Provider #1000127. Provider approved by CCAPP-EI, Provider Number 2N-10-135-0224 for 19.5 CEHs.  19.5 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.

Fee
$605 if registered and paid by February 24, 2023; $680 thereafter
Payment plans are available
There is a $10 charge per group for CEs for LMFT, LCSW, LPCC, CAADAC, ISEP, or Psychodrama.

Covid Policies:

Due to the on-going Covid-19 crisis, until further notice all in person workshops with BraveHeart Retreats are open to fully vaccinated individuals only. Proof of vaccination is required before group begins. Participants are asked to bring rapid Covid tests each day of the workshop and to arrive at 9am to take the test before we start the workshop at 9:30am. If you are unable to bring your own tests, please email admin@braveheartretreats.com 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.

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 recovery, you must have at least 1 year of continuous time.  In addition, because personal work is frequently addressed in our trainings, it is required that all participants abstain from alcohol and non prescribed substances for the duration of this training as well as the 24 hours prior to workshop commencement. This will aid in being present for the personal work and learning.

Educational Goals For This Training:

Participants will learn effective sociometric interventions they can use to help clients lower their anxiety.
Participants will learn the basic structure of warm up, action and sharing in a psychodrama session
Participants will learn important ethical considerations in the use of safe touch.
Participants will learn important ethical considerations in the use of sociometry and psychodrama.
Participants will learn where the body holds the emotions of anger, fear and sadness.
Participants will have an increase in somatic mindfulness
Participants will experiencing the integration of bodywork in the structure of a psychodrama
Participants will have a greater understanding of how the holding of emotion affects the recovery process

Educational Objectives For This Training:

Participants will be able to identify at least 3 sociometric interventions they can use to help clients lower their anxiety.
Participants will be able to identify the 3 aspects of a psychodrama session.
Participants will be able to name 2 clinical tools they can use to help maintain ethics and safety in their clinical practice while utilizing safe touch.
Participants will be able to name 2 clinical tools they can use to help maintain ethics and safety in the use of sociometry and psychodrama.
Participants will be able to identify at least 1 location each for where the body holds anger.
Participants will be able to identify at least 1 location each for where the body holds fear.
Participants will be able to identify at least 1 location each for where the body holds sadness.
Participants will be able to identify at least 1 component of integrating bodywork in the structure of a psychodrama.
Participants will be able to identify at least 1 way how the holding of anger affects the recovery process.
Participants will be able to identify at least 1 way how the holding of fear affects the recovery process.
Participants will be able to identify at least 1 way how the holding of sadness affects the recovery process.

For Further Information:
Please e-mail admin@braveheartretreats.com or call 310-744-5257.

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Tickets

Ticket Type Price Spaces
Early Bird Ticket - no CEs
Register and pay by February 24, 2023
$605.00
Early Bird Ticket + CEs
Register and pay by February 24, 2023 - with CEs
$615.00

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