Walking the Talk: Self Care
as the Heart of Psychotherapy

• San Francisco Bay Area Workshops •
• groups • consultation • training programs • work-place retreats •

Angela Porter, MA, LMFT, CATC, CMT
Carrie Gray, LMFT, MA
Matthew Tousignant, MA

 

What if you could practice self-care and nurture your own vitality while simultaneously supporting your clients? Breema's body-centered, holistic approach to being present is practiced in the midst of our daily activities. This workshop will offer an experiential introduction to self-care principles and tools that nurture aliveness, non-judgment, harmony and well-being.

The focus of these workshops is on the practice of body-mind connection as the basis for connection, presence, and movement towards transformation in the therapeutic relationship. Body-mind connection supports both the therapist and client to contact and move from that within themselves which is inherently whole. Issues of compassion fatigue, counter-transference, vicarious trauma, stress, and burnout are mitigated, while a tangible atmosphere of empathy, acceptance, non-judgment, and aliveness is nurtured. Particular emphasis will be placed on the experience of the practitioner, as we learn individual and partner self-care exercises. We will also explore universal principles underlying Breema---- No Judgment, Body Comfortable, Mutual Support, No Force---- and discover how they can foster a vital, openhearted relationship to life.

About Breema 
Breema Bodywork, Self-Breema Exercises, and The Nine Principles of Harmony are natural expressions of the unifying principle of Existence. They offer a practical means of becoming present, a commonsense approach to physical, mental, and emotional health, and a new way of learning that leads to increased understanding of ourselves and a deepening sense of fulfillment, meaning, and purpose.

No prior experience necessary. Please come in comfortable clothing prepared to move around on a padded floor. These workshops are designed for therapists, healing professionals, and educators, and open to all. Workshops can be tailored to specific professions and needs.

Recent events:

 

January 27, 2018. "Walking the Talk: Self-Care as the Heart of Psychotherapy" workshop at The Breema Center, Oakland, CA. 

October 12, 2017. "Breema: Interoceptive Movement for Self-Care and Transformation in the Therapeutic Relationship." 3 hour workshop at Expressive Arts Summit in Brooklyn, NY.  Expressive Arts Summit

July 30, 2017.  "Walking the Talk: Self-Care as the Heart of Psychotherapy" day-long workshop at The Breema Center, Oakland, CA.   The Breema Center

April 29, 2017. "Walking the Talk: Self-Care as the Heart of Psychotherapy" workshop at The Breema Center, Oakland, CA.  The Breema Center

April 5 & 12, 2017: "Supporting the Clinician: Mind-Body Connection in Psychotherapy Practice" didactic classes at The Women's Therapy Center, Berkeley, CA. 

 

Upcoming events:

American Counseling Association 2018 Conference & Expo:
Walking the Talk: Self-Care as the Heart of Therapy, April 2018.

Expressive Art Summit, Los Angeles: Breema: Interoceptive Movement for Self-Care and Transformation in the Therapeutic Relationship, April 2018.