Somatic Therapy Training
With Devon Christie and Sasha Cuff
September 22 - 28, 2019
Somatic Therapy Training Ahimsa Community of Therapeutic Practice (ACTP). Trauma Resolution and Relational Repair
This is a 2-part workshop taught in two 6-day modules, participants must attend both modules. Sept. 22 – 28th 2019 & October 27th – November 2nd 2019
With the foundation of somatic therapy teachings supporting each class, the student will learn:
- Creating safety, set and setting, holding the container
- Negotiating and providing safe touch
- Repairing boundary violations
- Working with implicit imprints, including preverbal imprints
- Treating Complex trauma – layer by layer approach to resolving attachment, developmental, and shock trauma complexes
- Relational Repair
- 6 Essential Competencies of Therapists (Phelps, 2017)
- Ethics and safety
- Attunement, resonance and entrainment
- Attitudes that foster empathic abiding presence
- Cultivating non-judgment
- Empathic listening
- Building resource and resilience
- Therapeutic use of music
- Non-directive therapy – allowing the inner healer to lead
- Working with shame
- New information – working with implicit imprints and the biology of neural patterning
- Working with transference and using corrective experiences to re-pattern belief systems and implicit expectations
- The body: movement, safe touch and containment
- Polyvagal theory
- Resolving fight, flight and freeze/shutdown: repairing the survival biology
- Relational repair
- Resolving fear
- Working as a co-therapy team
- Integration and ongoing support
Application Process: If you feel the called to this work and these workshops, please download and fill out this application form and send it to email@example.com. Once your application has been reviewed, and you have been accepted into the course, you can then send a $500 e-transfer as a non-refundable deposit to secure your spot in the workshop.
Location: The Sentinel Retreat Centre, www.sentinelbc.ca near Kaslo BC. All of the meals, from dinner on the first day, to lunch on the last day are provided. All bedding and towels are provided.
Due to the in-depth experiential nature of the work we require that all participants commit to staying at the retreat centre from check-in of the first day morning to 1:00pm on the last afternoon. Arrival and check-in times for both retreats is between 3:00-5:00pm on the first day. Both courses end at 1:00pm on the last day after lunch.
The closest airport to the retreat centre is in Castlegar BC. There is a shuttle from Castlegar airport that will bring you to Nelson (called Queen City Shuttle). From Nelson we will pick you up and shuttle you to the retreat centre. Please contact us for carpooling and transportation options.
Please download and fill out this application form and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org to begin application process.
Dr. Devon Christie MD completed her Honours Bachelor of Health Science and Doctorate of Medicine degrees at McMaster University, and postgraduate residency in Rural Family Medicine at UBC. Dr. Christie is also an Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner (IFMCP); her Vancouver practice at Connect Health, and her Nelson practice at RISE BC Wellness, reflect this focus. At RISE BC Wellness, Dr Christie also has a focus in interventional pain management. She is also a yoga instructor and in 2012 she obtained certification through the World Shamanic Yoga Institute in a 4-week residential training in Cuzco, Peru. In 2017 she…
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Mr. Sasha Cuff is a Registered Therapeutic Councillor (RTC) and a Certified Relational Somatic Therapist with 17 years of clinical experience in health counselling and continuing education in the healing arts. His earlier education and practice emphasized energy psychology and counselling. His current psychotherapy practice weaves somatic, transpersonal, and shamanic principles into a holistic offering that facilitates deep relational, developmental and shock trauma resolution. Sasha teaches workshops and facilitates group healing endeavours. He is passionate about attachment parenting (a dedicated father of 3 boys) and promotes it as an essential ingredient for resiliency and health across the lifespan. Sasha now…
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