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(NEW) Somatic Experience and the Window of Tolerance: Building Resilience

October 16 Breakfast 8:15am-8:45am; Training 8:45am-4:00pm $169, 6 CEUs Presenter: Jill Penaloza, LCPAT, ATR-BC, CGP Woodholme Country Club, 300 Woodholme Ave. Pikesville, MD 21208 United States + Google Map

Recent research demonstrates that expanding awareness and acceptance of the felt experience of the body is a primary goal of effective therapy. By helping clients learn how to identify, track and sit with difficult feelings we provide them with a blueprint for effectively negotiating life’s challenges. With practice, as the client’s ability to tolerate somatic experience expands, they become more able to stay present, engaged and aware of their needs in challenging situations. As a result, clients develop a higher degree of resilience and experience a greater sense of confidence, self-compassion and vitality.

In this workshop you’ll learn and practice trauma sensitive techniques for helping clients move safely into somatic awareness and understand and gently expand their Window of Tolerance. Tools will include deep relaxation and breathing practices, guided visualization, art interventions and moving meditation practices. All tools can modified to meet individual client needs. Concepts that we’ll explore include the faux window of tolerance, hyper and hypo arousal, movement, breath and qi for regulation and self-soothing, interoception, tracking, somatic expansion and grounding. Please wear comfortable clothing and dress in layers. Bring a yoga mat and a light blanket and small pillow or cushion if desired.

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To celebrate our move to The Woodholme Country Club, we are delighted to offer you a very special gift! When you register for a Fall workshop along with a colleague, you will both receive $60.00 off the regular tuition price of $169.00.

To take advantage of this offer, YOU must register yourself and your friend at the same time. ***You’ll also need to enter discount code MYFRIEND at checkout to apply the discount to the workshop selections.

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Please Note: If you’ve already signed up for a workshop and wish take advantage of this offer, email Gerri at [email protected] or call 410-409-7061 so that she can help you with the process.

Learning Objectives

  • Participants will be able to instruct and guide at least 5 techniques to increase interoceptive awareness and promote self-regulation with somatic expansion in a trauma sensitive manner.
  • Participants will be able to guide a basic somatic tracking process that facilitates resilience.
  • Participants will be able to discuss the relationship between increased somatic awareness and an expanded window of tolerance.
  • Participants will gain awareness of and increased compassion for their own somatic experience and use this to inform their work with clients.


8:45 -10:30 am

  • Somatic Healing and the Window of Tolerance: Psychoeducation & Art and Movement Experientials

10:30 – 10:45 am   BREAK

10:45 – 12:00 pm

  • Interoception and Self-Regulation: Deep Relaxation with Breathing Experientials

12:00 – 1:00 pm   LUNCH

1:00 – 2:30 pm

  • Expanding Resilience: Psychoeducation & Paired Practice in Tracking Somatic Experience

2:30 – 2:40    BREAK

2:40 – 4:00 pm

  • Expanding Compassionate Presence: Heart Centered Meditative Movements and Art Experientials
Representation of a somatic experience