The Healing Relationship of
Nondual Space & Chronic Pain
Christi Bemister, PsyD
assisted by Marcia Haarer, LMSW
Online via Zoom
Saturday & Sunday, February 19-20, 2022
10:30 am – 4:30 pm, eastern (breaks throughout the day)
Weekend One: This weekend offers an introduction to trauma, the brain, and chronic pain. We will examine a simplified biology of the brain and how trauma affects the brain. You will learn to locate and inhabit areas of the brain most associated with chronic pain. Exercises developed with clients and a few modified Realization Process (developed by Judith Blackstone, PhD) practices are included to provide a somatic experience of the information presented and the potential of the healing relationship of nondual space and chronic pain. Some experience with meditation or breathing techniques required.
Weekend Two: Healing from trauma and chronic pain is not an intuitive process. Instinctively, automatically, one may contract or grasp in reaction to extreme sensory events. These intense sensory experiences obstruct communication between the left (thinking) and the right (emotional) brain hemispheres in an attempt to manage overwhelm. So, rather than intuition, it takes focused intention and effort for healing to happen. This workshop continues the learning of the biology of the brain and how areas of the brain are changed by trauma leading to chronic pain. Psychological holding patterns will be demonstrated with interactive practice to experience one’s own sensitivity to these patterns. Application of the Realization Process to healing is offered with an emphasis on several modified practices to focus specifically on pain and sensory overwhelm. Participants will have a chance to experience these modified practices in class as well as with partners. There will be time for open supervision questions and discussion.
Requirements for registration: some practice with mindfulness and breathing techniques.
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