Touch Skills for Healing Trauma “Live Online”
Our bodies tell the story of our struggles to love and be loved. By highlighting the primary role of body awareness and emphasizing its equal importance to the mind, the therapeutic use of touch addresses emotional, relational, and cognitive developmental deficits that cannot be reached by verbal means alone.
This course addresses what to do when there are no words, when words are not enough, or when words get in the way. Bringing a compassionate touch presence to specific body areas is essential to deconstruct the unconscious somatic numbing, constriction, and collapse that result from early traumas. We will explore the use self-directed touch to support the release of bracing vigilance in the musculature and viscera, and cultivate a heart-centered connection that supports post-traumatic growth.
Teachings are appropriate for healthcare professionals as well as the general public. Healthcare professionals will be able to incorporate the tools and practices offered in this program in ways beneficial to clients or patients.
When: Friday, June 17, 7 – 8:30 pm ET (live online session 7 to 8:30 pm ET)
Where: Live Online
Cost: Course fee included in immersion registration, additional $40 for 1.5 CE
Faculty: Dr. Aline LaPierre
At the end of the program, participants will be better able to…
1.5 CE Credits
Information on Continuing Education Credit for Health Professionals
Dr. Aline LaPierre is a pioneer in the field of somatic psychology. She is the creator of NeuroAffective Touch® an approach integrating the therapeutic use of touch, nonverbal communication, and somatic psychotherapy. She is the founding director of the NeuroAffective Touch Institute, offering mental health and body-centered practitioners training in the vital use of touch when working with developmental, relational, and emotional trauma.
Dr. LaPierre is the co-author of Healing Developmental Trauma: How Trauma Affects Self-Regulation, Self-Image, and the Capacity for Relationship, now available in twelve languages. She was faculty in the Somatic Doctoral Program at Santa Barbara Graduate Institute for ten years and is currently Deputy Editor of The International Body Psychotherapy Journal, a peer-reviewed journal bringing together a global somatic community of psychologists, psychotherapist, body-centered practitioners, researchers, and students.
A graduate of Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara, and of The New Center for Psychoanalysis in Los Angeles, Aline has trained in many body-centered modalities including BodyMind Centering, Continuum, EMDR, Neuromuscular Therapy, and Visceral Manipulation. Her website is www.NeuroAffectiveTouch.com. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.