The human body is infinitely intelligent – it holds the blueprint of our soul. Yet we have dismissed and disconnected our bodies from our states of consciousness. And we are suffering greatly for that now. Our bodies (or matter) actually “hold” our consciousness. And in every moment, our bodies are communicating to us about our consciousness in its instinctive and primordial way. But we have lost our connection to the vast wisdom, to our intuition, and to our inner knowing.

Embodying Your Authentic Self:

An experiential workshop for individuals who wish to embody the full expression of the self and support healing in the unified collective field. This intimate group experience is designed for those who are Polyvagal-Informed and who are actively engaged in personal growth practices that invite the tracking of internal states such as somatics, embodiment, meditation/mindfulness, or movement.

I invite you on a journey towards your authentic self. On this journey you will experience the relational conditions (through sound, vibration, resonance, and movement patterns) that will allow you to feel what could not be felt, see what could not be seen, and know what could not be known, within your human systems of attachment and defense.

For this to occur, you will be experience a gentle dismantling of the protective structures (survival strategies) that have so wisely been employed to ensure your survival and protect your heart. In other words, your inner child.

As the dismantling occurs, you will come into contact with the layers of protection that you have been used to survive up until this point. Your reactions during the listening are reflective of these “protector parts” and they will show up in sensation, emotion, visual memory, inner knowing, behaviors, or images. You are being offered, through the sound frequency, the prosody of the voice, movement, and the resonant field, an opportunity for corrective experiences around these developmental wounds and collective energies.

As this occurs, the sensory pathways (auditory, visual, olfactory, gustatory, and tactile) will adjust so that they are more fluidly supporting the developmental movements of push, reach, grasp, and pull – ultimately influencing your capacity to yield. Yielding is a birthright that we are all entitled to experience. It is an inner knowing and experience of being loved unconditionally and feeling safe in this world.

This process will then influence your capacity to experience yourself in a more loving manner so that you may give from a more authentic place in your own heart – with less fear, less control, and less holding back.

By working with the neurological pathways of the attachment and bonding systems, you are returning to your authentic blueprint (your inner light of the un-wounded child) – teaching your nervous system how to choose love over fear, safety over threat, and connection over disconnection.

When we are in touch with ourselves in an embodied way, we find a great energy that flows through us. We feel increased vitality, creative expression, and great pleasure. We feel a magical sense of interconnection. As we develop coherence within our human system (meaning our thoughts, body, emotions, and behaviors are in resonance), we reflect out to the world an expression of ourselves that came before our childhood and cultural wounding and conditioning.

Individuals Who Will Benefit From This Transformative Experience:

  • Desire a re-set of the fight, flight, freeze patterns that are the undercurrent of many common conditions in the world today;
  • Are seeking freedom from the neurological states, survival strategies, and belief systems that arise in the aftermath of acute and chronic stress or developmental wounding;
  • Are empowered to move towards a greater sense of connection to the authentic self and an enhanced capacity for attuned relational presence with others.

***PLEASE NOTE: This workshop is experiential in nature and includes the use of an auditory listening system called The Safe and Sound Protocol.

You are encouraged to participate to the level of your ability and comfort. Please find information about Safe and Sound Protocol at https://integratedlistening.com/. If you feel hesitation or unable to participate in any of the activities, please communicate this to the training facilitator.

This workshop is designed to promote healing through the nervous system, attachment system, sensory system, and the collective field. It does not include CE and is not a group for case consultation.

This workshop includes access to SSP 3-Pathways Listening System for 3 months, 10-acoustic listening sessions, weekly tracking and somatic coaching, and group closure session. Participants will also be required to come prepared with somatic tools, art and journaling materials, to use in each listening session.

Participants will be invited to register their iPhone to Safe and Sound Protocol through Unyte ILS. The ear headset must be purchased by the participant prior to the group. Participants must have access to a quiet environment without distractions to participate.

Facilitator: Paula weaves her intuitive gifts and understanding of the somatic foundations of attachment, defense, and the sensory systems, with her experience in the principals of sound healing. She incorporates The Safe and Sound Protocol, Somatic Experiencing, Interpersonal Neurobiology, BodyMind Centering, inner child work, Embodied Recovery Principles, and embodied consciousness practices to guide participants through a transformative experience that illustrates how the body holds the key to both or suffering and our resilience.

Sessions:
Participants attend a 3-month virtual group. Each session is 90-minutes in length. It is limited to 4 participants per cohort.

Requirements:
This workshop is designed for individuals who are seeking an embodied experience of themselves. Those who are engaged and influencing the field of trauma/somatic methods or who are engaged in embodiment practices and methods (such as somatic providers, yoga instructors, mindfulness practitioners, or healing arts providers) will find this workshop will add dimensions to their existing work. It is helpful for individuals to be Polyvagal-Informed, have the capacity to track the body and nervous system, and be able to somatically and psychologically resource yourself both inside and outside of group the sessions.

Tuition: $1600 ($133 per 90-minute session)

Payment Plan: There is a payment plan (4 monthly installments of $400) available for this workshop. Select the “Payment Plan” option on the registration form. Discounts offered to those in financial need or members of the BIPOC community. Please indicate in the application of you have any financial limitations that need to be considered in order for you to be a part of the experience.

REFUND: Refund of full tuition paid minus $100 available if cancellation is made up to 6 weeks prior to the start of the course. A refund of 50% of tuition paid minus $100 is available if cancellation is made between 3-6 weeks prior to the start of the course. No refund is available if cancellation is made within 2 weeks of the start of the course.

AGENDA:

Week 1 Introduction Session

Participants will meet their cohort and orient to the psycho-acoustic method (Safe and Sound Protocol). This 90-minute group will include a review of Attachment Strategies, Polyvagal Theory, Window of Resilience, and the Relational Cycle. We will discuss somatic mapping techniques for attachment and defense, and sensory resourcing skills that will be used during the listening sessions.

Week 2-11 Auditory Listening Sessions (10 total)

Participants will be guided and supported during this 90-minute group experience which will integrate art, movement, and sensory activities during the acoustic intervention.

Follow-up Session
Participants will meet as a group to process their experience and integrate it into their existing knowledge and skill set as somatic providers.

Cohort A: FULL WAITLIST ONLY Integrating Embodied Recovery Institute Principles into Practice (for alumni of ERI Tier 2: Moving Through the Barriers of Embodiment). Those who are seasoned somatic providers who have completed Tier 1 of ERED can also apply for consideration in the group.  

Cohort A: Intro Meeting
Monday Nov 28th 9:00-10:30 ET

Listening Sessions
Cohort 1: Listening Sessions (Mondays 9:00-10:30 ET)
Dec 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th; Jan 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th; Feb 6th

Follow-up Meeting
Monday Feb 27th 9:00-10:30 ET

This workshop requires a minimum of four and maximum of five in a group.

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Cohort B: FULL WAITLIST ONLY. Integrating Embodied Recovery Institute Principles into Practice (for alumni of ERI Tier 2: Moving Through the Barriers of Embodiment). Those who are seasoned somatic providers who have completed Tier 1 of ERED can also apply for consideration in the group. 

Cohort B: Intro Meeting
Tuesday Jan 10th 2:30-4:00 ET

Listening Sessions
Cohort B: Listening sessions (Tuesdays 2:30-4:00 ET)
Jan 17th, 24th, 31st; Feb 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th; March 7th, 14th, 21st

Follow-up Meeting
April 4th 2:30-4:00 ET

This workshop requires a minimum of four and maximum of five in a group.

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Cohort C: FULL WAITLIST ONLY. Providers Trained in Somatic Experiencing, SSP, or equivalent – must be Polyvagal-Informed with ability to track internal physical and emotional processes and attend to regulation needs both inside and outside of the group. 

Cohort C: Intro Meeting
Wednesdays Dec 7th 6:00-7:30 pm ET

Listening Sessions
Cohort 1: Listening Sessions (Wednesdays 6:00-7:30 ET)
Dec 14th and 28th; Jan 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th; Feb 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd

Follow-up Meeting
Wednesday March 8th 6:00-7:30 ET

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“The global epidemic of disconnection is unfelt and unexamined. But as we begin to sing more light into the field the sedimentary layers and static residual energies of the collective shadow will shift and release, restoring living light where there has previously been darkness. Our fragments will reconsolidate and the collective nervous system will rewire and connect in a field of assembly and correlation. Harmonic resonance will grow in the intersubjective spaces, and new and deeper faculties will be activated within and between us. Our focus will shift away from lack and separation towards presence and wholeness.”

– Thomas Hübl