Weekend Outlines

What We Teach

For more information or to register please email: shirleydvir@hotmail.com

Embodied Touch in the Therapeutic Relationship

Weekend 1 Oct 4-6

(Outline subject to change)

Day 1- Friday 12:30-5:00

12:30-2:00 Beginning meditation,  Orientation to agenda.

 2:00- 3:15 Why touch in psychotherapy and the ethics of touch. 

 3:15-3:30 Movement 

 3:00-3:45 Embodied touch in the therapeutic setting

 3:45 -4:30 Embodiment exercises

 4:30-5:00 Questions and Answers

 Day 2- Saturday 9:30-5:00

9:30- Meditation

 9:45-10:30 Check-in 

 10:30-10:45 Break 

 10:45 – 11:30 Listening and embodiment

 11:30-12:30 Transitioning to the table- Seated work to tablework 

 12:30-2:00 Lunch 

 2:00-2:15 Movement 

 2:15-3:00 Practice transitioning to the table in dyads 

 Break 3:00-3:15

 3:15-4:30 Basic holds 

 4:30-5:00 Questions and Answers

Day 3- Sunday 9:30-4:00

 9:30-10:30 Check-in

 10:30 -11:30 Basic Holds part two

 11:30-12:30 Practice part 1

 Lunch 12:30-2:00

 2:00- 2:15 Movement 

 2:15-3:15 Practice 

 3:15- 4:00 Questions and feedback forms 

 

Embodied Touch in the Therapeutic Relationship

Weekend 2 Nov 8-10

(Outline Subject to Change)

 Day 1 Friday 12:30-5:00

 12:30-1:00 Opening embodiment exploration 

 1:00-1:45 Diversity and Power Dynamics

 1:45-2:00 Break

 2:00-2:15 Movement

 2:00-2:45 Demo of a complete session 

 2:45-3:15 Question and Answers

 3:15- 3:45 Therapeutic skills onto the table

 3:45-4:30 Practice tracking and contacting

 4:30-5:30 Question and Answers

 

Day 2- Saturday 9:30-5:00

9:30-9:45 Embodiment exercise 

 9:45-10:15 Check-in

 10:15-10:30 Movement

 10:30 -11:15 New Holds

 11:15-12:30 Practice the new holds with therapeutic tracking and contacting. 

 12:30-2:00 Lunch 

 2:00-2:10 Movement

 2:10-3:00 Developmental trauma and the polyvagal theory 

 3:00-4:30 Practice/Demo

 4:30-5:00 Sharing and Questions

 

Day 3- Sunday 9:30-4:00

 9:30-9:45 Mediation 

 9:45-10:15 Check-ins and sharing 

 10:15-10:30 Movement

10:30-11:15 New Holds

 11:15-12:30 Practice part 1

 12:30-2:00 Lunch 

 2:00-2:15 Movement

 2:15-3:30 Practice part 2

 3:30- 4:00 Questions and Feedback Forms

 

Embodied Touch in the Therapeutic Relationship

Weekend 3 Dec 13-15

(Outline Subject to Change)

 

Day 1-Friday 12:30-5:00

 12:30- 1:30 Orientation and meditation

 1:30-2:00 Setting Healing Intention experiential

 2:00-2:15 Break

 2:15-2:45 Review the holds

 2:45- 3:45 Open vs closed system 

 3:45-4:30 Fishbowl

 4:30- 5:00 Questions and Answers

 

Day 2- Saturday 9:30-5:00 

9:30-10:00 Mediation

10:00-10:15 New holds 

 10:15-10:30 Practice new holds 

 10:30-11:45 Break

 11:45- 12:45 Developmental Strategy power point 

 12:45 -2:15 Lunch

 2:15-3:30 Demo 

 3:30 – 5:00 Practice 

Day 3- Sunday 9:30-4:00

 9:30-10:00 Mediation

10:00-11:00 Developmental Strategy Part 2 

11:00-12:30 Demo

 12:30-2:00 Lunch

 2:00-3:30 Practice

 3:30- 4:00 Closing Question and Answers

Spring Module One 2021 is Full 

If you would like to be on the waitlist for Fall Module One 2021, Please Sign Up Here.

Flyer has a photo of Shirley with curly brown hair and a warm smile and a photo of RSH Teachers Shirley, Erica, Jacki, Lu, Traci and Eugenia all smiling. The logo of Relational Somatic healing is on the left with a flight (or murmuration) of birds taking off together from the middle.

Flyer reads:

Beholding - Relational Somatic Healing

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:

2022

Oct - 15 & 16

Nov - 19 & 20

Dec - 17 & 18

2023

Jan - 14 & 15

Feb - 11 & 12

Location:

2149 Byron Street, Berkeley, CA, 94702

Tuition: $2,400

Payment plans and CE’s available

For registration or any inquiries please email relationalsomatichealing@gmail.com

Address

Relational Somatic Healing

2915 Martin Luther King Jr. Way

Berkeley CA, 94703

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