Join Jennifer Kimmelman, LMFT on Saturday, January 19th, 2013 for this experiential workshop on Somatic Psychotherapy. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of your own somatic experiences that can help you listen to the wisdom of your body.
Somatic Psychotherapy is a dynamic approach to marriage and family therapy that emphasizes the organic or functional relation between the parts and the whole of an individual. This modality explores how the body communicates with our minds through the language of felt sense (such as hunger, disappointment, joy) and it provides a way to understand how our internal structural organization affects our perceptions and relationships. In learning how to identify our needs and desires through our felt sense, we can then gain the power to choose how we want to navigate and embody these needs and desires. The goals of Somatic Psychotherapy are to learn to integrate our sensory knowledge of ourselves and use that knowledge to change patterns in the mind, body, and relationally that are no longer useful or beneficial in our lives.