Working with the Body in Mind
Embodied Presence in Practice
This highly experiential workshop will draw on knowledge from the frontiers of neuroscience and clinical practice to help practition
ers exert a powerful, mindful influence on their client’s conscious and unconscious experience. The way in which we embody ourselves is integral to our experience
and to others’ experience of us – our impact.
messages we send before
even open our mouths are the ones
that clients respond to most directly and
most powerfully. Becoming
more aware of these messages means becoming
our physical carriage: the timbre, pace, and pitch of our voice; the
gestures; the engagement of our facial expressions;
the ebb and
breathing; and more.
Awareness of these
experiment with them, to gain
skill with them,
recruit them as powerful allies in our work.
In addition, the body is an extraordinarily sensitive “register” of
subtle events in the
field. Attending to our own physical responses
gives us a great deal of information
about what’s happening in our
environment and offers insight into a client’s reality
that is unavailable
through direct questioning.
This workshop will allow participants to understand and work with
their embodied presence in new ways and to track their moment-to-
moment physical awareness
with growing precision. Using these
foundations, participants will begin to build fundamental body-oriented
observation and intervention skills.
- Gain insight into their own embodied presence.
- Experience and practice new techniques to support their
embodied experience and awareness.
- Develop a wider range of options in using their physical
to heighten their impact.
- Develop deeper access to relevant information in the field.
- Start to build body-oriented intervention skills for heightened
This workshop is designed for consultants, coaches, and
therapists who are
interested in learning more about their
embodied presence, for themselves and
their clients. It also may
be of interest to those working in other fields who want to achieve
a heightened sense of their own embodied presence.
|Coaches: This program is International Coach Federation (ICF) certified for 19.25 core competency hours. Please see the Continuing Education page
for full details.
This program has been approved for 17 Social Work Continuing Education hours for relicensure, in accordance with 258 CMR. Collaborative of NASW and the Boston College and Simmons Schools of Social Work Authorization Number D60207-6.
GISC is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychotherapists (APA, CE) for all programs we offer. GISC maintains responsibility for all programs and their content.
WORKING WITH THE BODY IN MIND: EMBODIED PRESENCE IN PRACTICE
||November 8-10, 2013
||GISC Members: $550
||19 - APA, ICF, 17 NASW-MA
“This course challenged my assumptions about the field of work in a most appropriate and constructive manner. I approached the course hoping for a roadmap and gained a far deeper appreciation of both the practical and complex nature of this topic. Both Archie and Ann were equally superb and I hope to bring many colleagues and clients to this course, which is an important part of the curriculum. Bravo to both!”
Maria Arnone, MCC
“I believe I am far more effective with my
clients as a result of my training at GISC.
And a much better person as well. The
GISC faculty and staff are great.”
The Heffelfinger Company