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Beyond attachment: Shifting relational habits from insecurity to inner security

Lead Teacher: Shirley Dvir, MFT, Ph.D. Student

Teachers: Erica Berman MFT, Jacki Hull MFT, Lu Jackson MFT, Traci Uchida MFT.  

Join us for a six-month course on healing developmental and relational wounds. Relational Somatic Healing is a unique modality that provides the client with an opportunity to study their relational habits and to fully experience a healthy bonding. By shifting clients’ way of connecting with their therapists in the here and now, clients can be more connected with themselves and others outside of the therapeutic setting. This transformational work can lead to lifelong changes such as regulation, resilience, embodiment, empowerment, and inner joy. 

What will you learn?  

  •  Core principles of Relational Somatic Healing

  •  Working with the internal state of the practitioner

  •  Shifting from a hierarchical, role-based perspective to a relational, experiential perspective in therapy

  •  New skills of receiving information in the therapeutic relationship

  •  How to use the relationship between therapist and client as a blueprint for change
  •  Deepening connection through statements and questions
  •  How to utilize countertransference

  •  The map of healthy relational bonding
  •  How to provide a healing experience and shift from trauma vortex to healing vortex.

Module one is a prerequisite to our touch training and is also valuable as a stand-alone training for those interested in transformative relational somatic practice without the use of touch.

In person Dates 2022:

5 weekends Saturday-Sunday, 9:30-4:30:


Oct - 15 & 16

Nov - 19 & 20

Dec - 17 & 18


Jan - 14 & 15

Feb - 11 & 12


2149 Byron Street, Berkeley, CA, 94702

Tuition: $2,400

Payment plans and CE’s available

For registration or any inquiries please email


Relational Somatic Healing

2915 Martin Luther King Jr. Way

Berkeley CA, 94703

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