There will be a free option to attend an online event tonight with Peter Levine through NICABM’s online conference on healing trauma. Many Feldenkrais practitioners know of Peter Levine through his “Somatic Experiencing” work which helps to quickly and powerfully help people work through and eliminate the effects of traumatic events. At this point, I personally know a dozen Feldenkrais practitioners who are also Somatic Experiencing Practitioners. I am certain there are many more.
In addition, if you have ever worked with Milton Erickson or one of his students, you may recognize many similarities between Erickson’s work and the work of Peter Levine.
For now, I am going to skip writing about Feldenkrias and trauma in depth. But I will say that I believe strongly that the Feldenkrais Method’s ability to help people recover from traumatic events can use a bit of a “boost” with some additional strategies. My own recovery from abuse, drug addiction, homelessness and somewhat severe dissociation that used to take me over at times was helped, but not quite healed, from using the work of Moshe Feldenkrais. The number of people who come to the work seeking relief from trauma and it’s effects, is perhaps greater than we realize. It could help us all to learn a bit more about this topic.
Dr. Levine will be talking about:
- Facilitating the Body’s Core Movement Toward Excitement and Energy
- How Our “Three Brains” Function: The Neuroanatomy at the Core of Trauma
- How to Unify the Different Parts of the Brain in Therapy
- The SIBAAM Method: Six Steps to Help Patients Track Their Bodies
- Connecting Image to Experience: “Resetting” the Nervous System
As well as a few other topics. There are other speakers in this series on trauma including, Steven Porges, Bessel van der Kolk, Pat Ogden, Francine Shapiro (of EMDR fame), and Ruth Lanius. In addition, Bill O’Hanlon and Rick Hanson will be speaking on how to directly put the various trauma treatment strategies into practice.
Here is the link to sign up: NICABM Trauma Series. To get the events for free look for the grey box that says: “Register here for the Wednesday broadcasts only Free of Charge.”
Will be shown at two times tonight: 5:00pm EDT and 6:30pm EDT.
If you want to have access to downloads and transcript of the events and some bonuses, you can pay for that. But it is not required. If you do end up purchasing something from NICABM, I will get a referral fee.