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Bioenergetic Basics: Introducing the Core Concepts and Basic Techniques of Bioenergetic Therapy

Dates: Spring 4 session series: March 17, April 21, May 12, June 16
Times: 9:00PM - 5:00PM
Location: 158A Belmont St, Watertown
Fee: $550 or $500 if paid in full by 2/15
Optional: Register for March 17 at $125, decide then if you want to register for the remaining sessions at $425
CEUs: 24 CEUs in application for Social Workers (inquire about CEUs for other disciplines)

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Bioenergetic Therapy is a highly effective therapeutic approach that combines work with the body and mind in the context of a therapeutic relationship to help people change at a deep level. This workshop is designed to give professionals in the healthcare field some basic functional knowledge of Bioenergetics through lecture, demonstration, and experiential processes. Bioenergetic theory and techniques will be taught and participants will have the opportunity to practice the techniques. The meetings will also include Bioenergetic exercise classes and demonstrations of Bioenergetic psychotherapy sessions.

"New brain research on the impact of trauma validates the importance of somatic processes to resolve deep wounds. Bioenergetic has tools that can be effective with even the most difficult traumas."

Bioenergetic Basics is for:

  • psychotherapists and mental health practitioners who want to add somatic psychotherapy work to their practice
  • practitioners of other disciplines who want to learn about the Bioenergetic approach to psychotherapy
  • individual who want to learn about Bioenergetic Therapy for personal growth

Participants will learn effective body based techniques for treating symptoms of:

  • depression
  • anxiety
  • trauma and PTSD
  • general unhappiness with life
  • relationship challenges

Leaders: Susan Kanor, MA, CBT*, International Trainer, IIBA; Peter Fernald, PhD, CBT, International Trainer, IIBA; Laurie Ure, LICSW, CBT, Local Trainer, MSBA; Stephanie Shelley, LICSW, CBT; Terry Hunt, EdD, CBT, Local Trainer, MSBA
*CBT = Certified Bioenergetic Therapist

Apply for Bioenergetic Basics:

Please send your check made out to MSBA to: MSBA c/o Laurie Ure, 11 Hickory St, Gloucester, MA 01930.