Easing Winter Blues:
A Greeting Health Salon
• Friday, December 7, 6:30-8:30pm • $7
6201 Florio St, Oakland
Bring warmth to your winter evening and reconsider winter blues with Breema Instructors and Somatic Psychotherapists Angela Porter, MFT & Carrie Gray, MFT. Also featuring Breema bodywork, Self Breema exercises, Oud music with Derek Wright, tea and desserts.
At Greeting Health, we combine Breema bodywork and Self-Breema exercises with modalities such as integrative medicine, somatic psychotherapy, massage, and acupuncture with an aim of increasing vitality and rediscovering health. The aim of Breema is to bring us to a tangible experience of presence and a new dimension of health, consciousness, and self-understanding.
Breema & Psychotherapy Practice
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.
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.
May 23 & May 30, 2018. "Walking the Talk: Somatic Self Care and the Practice of Psychotherapy." Two 1.5 hour didactic trainings for psychotherapy interns at the Women's Therapy Center, Berkeley, CA.
April 29, 2018. "Breema: The Art of Being Present" 3 hour workshop for psychotherapists at The Expressive Therapies Summit, Los Angeles, CA.
March 24, 2018. "Self Care and Including the Body in the Practice of Psychotherapy." 2 hour workshop at the Wright Institute, Berkeley CA.
January 27, 2018. "Walking the Talk: Self-Care as the Heart of Psychotherapy" workshop at The Breema Center, Oakland, CA. 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.
Expressive Art Summit, New York: Breema: Interoceptive Movement for Self-Care and Transformation in the Therapeutic Relationship, October 2018.