405/505 – Healing Early Relational Injuries

Napier, Nancy 2016
A Body-Based Approach

When clients have experienced early relational injuries and disruptions, it can be hard to address their unconscious, non-adaptive responses using traditional talk therapy approaches. This workshop will show how to integrate Somatic Experiencing (SE) and other body-based approaches, including hypnotherapy to address the early survival responses that keep clients with childhood relational injuries from forming deeper bonds in the present. In this workshop, you’ll learn to:

  • Track nonverbal constriction, freeze responses, shut down, anxiety, and boundary issues to help clients become more aware of them
  • Use elements of SE to enhance resonance, slow down and deepen the therapy process, and enhance the ability of the nervous system to shift from disorganization to organization
  • Identify and work with trauma-based “coupling dynamics,” non-adaptive unconscious patterns that can negatively impact clients’ ability to connect with others

Continued with workshop 505.

Nancy Napier, LMFT, is a psychotherapist and hypnotherapist. She teaches for the Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute and is the author of Recreating Your Self, Getting through the Day, and Sacred Practices for Conscious Living.

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