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The Somatic Dance of Intuition: Leaning in and Leaning Out

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Monday, June 7th, 2021 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm ET

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The Somatic Dance of Intuition: Leaning in and Leaning Out

Beginning in infancy, each baby develops a rhythm of engagement (alert interest in the physical and social environment) and disengagement (rest and recovery needed). Attuned caretakers follow babies’ leads to establish attachment patterns that persist throughout life. This seminar explores developmental origins of intuitive styles—whether we ‘lean in’ or ‘lean out’—that unconsciously color every social interaction. We examine roots of attachment styles within early proto-conversation and other forms of childhood play. By learning to identify our own leanings, including their advantages and pitfalls, we can use conscious intentions to modulate what normally flies under the radar.

In this seminar, participants will:

  • Describe early rhythms of engagement between infants and primary caretakers and how these relate to attachment styles.
  • Learn how elements of childhood play underlie turn-taking, collaboration, and other patterns of interaction.
  • Understand the underlying neurobiology of social engagement and disengagement and how these rhythms persist into adulthood.
  • Identify their own leanings in or out and how these unconscious somatic tendencies tend to affect professional interactions.

Who is this seminar for:

  •  Psychotherapists, somatic practitioners, yoga teachers, other kinds of clinicians, instructors of all sorts.

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About the Instructor

Terry Marks-Tarlow, PhD, is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Santa Monica, California. She is adjunct professor at Pacifica Graduate Institute; California Institute of Integral Studies; and visiting professor at Italian Universita Niccolo Cusano, London. Terry conducts workshops and trainings nationally and internationally in clinical intuition, creativity, interpersonal neurobiology and nonlinear science. She is a prolific author and editor, including Mythic Imagination Today (Brill, 2021) and A Fractal Epistemology for a Scientific Psychology (Cambridge Scholars, 2020). She illustrates her own books, co-curates a yearly psychotherapist art exhibition, “Mirrors of the Mind: The Psychotherapist as Artist”, and attempts to maintain balance in life with piano, ballet, and yoga.