"Walking the Talk:
Self Care as the Heart of Psychotherapy"

Saturday, January 27, 2018, 10am-1pm• Oakland, CA  

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

Breema, a dynamic and playful interoceptive movement practice will be used to potentiate body-mind connection as a catalyst for self-care and transformation in the therapeutic relationship. Its commonsense wisdom guides the practitioner to support the body’s instinctive healing energy, nurturing vitality instead of focusing on symptoms of illness or imbalance.

Breema's exercises use nurturing touch, tension-relieving stretches, and rhythmic movements to foster physical, mental, and emotional balance. Issues including compassion fatigue, vicarious trauma, stress, and burnout are mitigated, while empathy, acceptance, non-judgment, and an atmosphere of aliveness are nurtured.

In this 3-hour workshop, emphasis will be placed on the experience of the practitioner by focusing on individual and partner movements as well as self-care exercises. We will explore the principles underlying this practice: No Judgment, Body Comfortable, Mutual Support, and No Force, to discover how they can foster a relaxed and openhearted relationship with life. No prior experience necessary. 


Registration information coming soon. 



Recent events:

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, 10am-4pm  "Walking the Talk: Self-Care as the Heart of Psychotherapy" at The Breema Center, Oakland, CA.   The Breema Center

April 29, 2017, 1-4pm "Walking the Talk: Self-Care as the Heart of Psychotherapy" at The Breema Center, Oakland, CA.  The Breema Center

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