EMDR and Somatic therapies

The Em-BODY-ing Conversations Consultation Waiting List

The EM-BODY-ing Conversations Consultation Group is for mental health workers or educators who have had experience with mindfulness, EMDR Therapy or Somatic-Oriented Therapies in addition to a Narrative Therapy approach. Through sharing tales of our work with those who consult us, we will explore what becomes possible when we create different kinds of scaffolding using sensations, images/visual metaphors and memories in non-discursive ways. Talking about anti-racist and inclusive somatic practices will be privileged throughout our time together. As a prerequisite, participants will have previously taken an Em-BODY-ing Conversations training (online or in person) or have experienced integrating at least one of the following modalities with a Narrative Approach: mindfulness, somatic therapies, EMDR.

2022-04-05T21:25:10-04:00September 9th, 2021|0 Comments

The Em-BODY-ing Conversations Consultation Group Sept 2020

The EM-BODY-ing Conversations Consultation Group is limited to 12 mental health workers or educators who have had experience with either EMDR or Somatic-Oriented Therapies in addition to a Narrative Therapy approach. Some registrants will have participated in the 2017 Em-BODY-ing Conversations Consultation Group. Experienced practitioners can sign up for this consultation group while concurrently taking the Em-BODY-ing Conversations Training Group. The focus is on an affective-discursive approach to clinical work that integrates EMDR Therapy and somatic-oriented practices with a Narrative Therapy both philosophically and practically.

2020-11-11T06:57:12-05:00June 23rd, 2020|0 Comments

December 15, 2019 Collab Salon: Applications of the Affective Turn

This presentation began with examining the contributions of the affective-discursive turn to the evolution of narrative therapy.  The affective turn - as described by Gerald Monk and Navid Zamani- is concerned with the connection between the mind, brain, and body, and its connection to the language of feelings, intentions, and choices which is both discursive and non-discursive. The turn to affect pays attention to what is beyond language and the discursive and focuses on what is located within the body. We shared exemplars of the turn to affect by exploring non-linear practice: integrating EMDR and Somatic therapies with Narrative Therapy as developed by Lynne Rosen; as well, Ian Percy  briefly consider ed some applications of ancient mindful attention skills to assist in recollecting, enacting and sustaining embodied and relationally-just affect.

2019-12-29T06:35:40-05:00October 16th, 2018|Comments Off on December 15, 2019 Collab Salon: Applications of the Affective Turn

The Em-BODY-ing Conversations Training Group

The Em-BODY-ing Conversations Training Group is for practitioners interested in exploring an affective-discursive approach to clinical work that integrates EMDR Therapy and somatic-oriented practices with Narrative Therapy both philosophically and practically. Meeting monthly through Zoom, this training is appropriate for mental health workers who have some familiarity with one or more of the following modalities: Narrative Therapy, EMDR Therapy, Interpersonal Neurobiology, Somatic Therapies and are curious about moving toward integrative work.

2019-12-29T06:57:59-05:00June 24th, 2018|0 Comments

The Em-BODY-ing Conversations Consultation Group

The EM-BODY-ing Conversations Consultation Group is limited to 12 mental health workers or educators who have had experience with either EMDR or Somatic-Oriented Therapies in addition to a Narrative Therapy approach. Some registrants will have participated in the 2017 Em-BODY-ing Conversations Consultation Group. Experienced practitioners can sign up for this consultation group while concurrently taking the Em-BODY-ing Conversations Training Group. The focus is on an affective-discursive approach to clinical work that integrates EMDR Therapy and somatic-oriented practices with a Narrative Therapy both philosophically and practically.

2020-02-14T04:17:47-05:00June 24th, 2018|0 Comments

The EM-BODY-ing Conversations Consultation Group

The EM-BODY-ing Conversations Consultation Group   with Lynne Rosen, LCSW Registration Opening Soon! The EM-BODY-ing Conversations Consultation Group is for people who are exploring how to integrate EMDR and somatic-oriented practices with a Narrative Approach both philosophically and practically. Through didactic material and sharing tales of our work with those who consult us, we will examine different kinds of inquiries and discover new openings for building scaffolding, leading to the construction of new [...]

2019-12-29T07:41:05-05:00January 27th, 2017|0 Comments

September 2016 Collab Salon: Tales of Integration

How do we create a bridge between these paradigms practically, and philosophically, in ways that do not support interiority ideas and binaries of mind/body, inside/outside, thinking/feeling? How do we build a different kind of scaffolding to support clients in renegotiating their relationship with narratives  that are experienced and expressed through the body?  How can this integrative work help to deconstruct the “truth” status of trauma stories that become inscribed on the body and disrupt constraining patterns? How do we reconstruct memory in ways that opens up connection with new associations, subordinate stories, acts of redress, valued and preferred stances, and restored agency in living out meaningful lives? In working with clients who are navigating the effects of complex trauma, eating problems, and other problems that compromise relational living, Lynne has has come to appreciate what becomes possible when we work with the language of sensation, image and memory that she sees as constructed in relationship, yet often held privately. She has also witnessed how direct experience of sensations/images often become the enemy or perpetrator, making it difficult for clients to experience a visceral sense of safety and agency.  She will show how she uses this integrative approach with a client who has been working narratively with her colleague Larry Zucker. Join us in exploring what the bridging of these paradigms can make possible for our clients.

2019-12-29T08:10:40-05:00September 8th, 2016|Comments Off on September 2016 Collab Salon: Tales of Integration

December 2016 Collab Salon: Honoring histories and creating spaces for emerging practices

Narrative practices have evolved in many ways over the decades in response to changing professional, social and cultural contexts. In this Collab Salon, we unveil a new Re-authoring Teaching series that builds on our deep respect for narrative therapy while creating spaces for an interplay with other cherished approaches. What might become possible when the somatic and the linguistic shape therapeutic endeavors? How can we put language and understanding around an integration that resonates both philosophically and practically?

2019-12-29T08:04:23-05:00July 8th, 2016|Comments Off on December 2016 Collab Salon: Honoring histories and creating spaces for emerging practices