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.
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.