This method combines two forms of psychotherapy: psychodrama and bodywork. In psychodrama, blocked spontaneity from earlier trauma is freed and reintegrated through dramatic action methods. Bodywork involves safe touch to help individuals connect with the messages that are held in the body as pain, numbness, substance use disorders and/or illness.
Psychodrama is . . .
. . . a form of psychotherapy in which blocked spontaneity from earlier traumas is unblocked and reintegrated through dramatic action methods.
Bodywork is . . .
. . . a form of healing that involves touching numb, tense, or painful areas in a safe manner. This process often directs us to unexpressed emotions that can be expressed, resulting in a freeing of body energy flow.
In these workshops – co-sponsored by BraveHeart Retreats and Action Institute of California – we work with a team of skilled assistants who perform skits to explain the theory, as well as provide support for all group members. The environment is relaxed and highly conducive to learning.
The Intermediate Level (4 full days) workshop focuses on:
The 3 styles of blocking anger, sadness, and fear.
Identifying the meridians in the body that relate to each blocking style.
Relating the blocking styles to various life traumas and the healing process.
Four basic headache patterns and how to work with them.
Introducing basic psychodrama skills: role-playing, interviewing in roles, role reversal, and doubling.
Deep personal healing does occur because it’s an experiential workshop, but this is not a therapy group. Members will need significant support at various times during and after the workshop to complete and integrate what is begun in the workshops.
PLEASE NOTE: Completion of the Psychodramatic Bodywork® Introductory Level Training is required in order to attend.
Early Bird Price: $875, if registered and paid by October 7
Early Bird Discounted Zelle/Venmo/Check Price: $850, if registered and paid by October 7
Standard Price, if registered after October 7: $951
Discounted Zelle/Venmo/Check Standard Price, if registered after October 7: $925
Please contact us if you need a payment plan.
There is additional fee of $10 for CEUs for California LMFT, LCSW, LPCC, CCAPP, ISEP or Psychodrama.
DATES, TIMES AND LOCATION:
November 7-10, 2024
SoCal Location TBD
Thursday, Friday and Saturday: 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
Sunday – 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Course meets the qualifications for a total of 24.5 hours of continuing education credit (per group) for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs. CAMFT approved CE Provider #1000127. Provider approved by CCAPP-EI, Provider Number 2N-10-135-0226 for 24.5 CEHs. 24.5 CEHs available for Experiential Therapy (ISEP) and Psychodrama.
Please visit our Calendar of Events page for information on special needs accommodation, our cancellation/grievance policy, and and course completion document issuance.
Due to the on-going Covid-19 epidemic, participants are asked to bring rapid Covid tests each day of the workshop and to arrive with ample in advance of group to take the test before we start the workshop, or complete the test prior to arriving, and bring your test as proof of a negative result. If anyone either tests positive for Covid-19 or has illness symptoms, we ask that you not return for the remainder of the workshop and a credit will be given towards a future workshop for time missed.
If there is reason to believe your test is a false positive (which studies show are rare), you can get a PCR test and may be allowed to return to the workshop with:
- a negative test
- no symptoms
- a willingness to wear a medical grade mask (N-95, KN-95, KF-94, or surgical)
- other group participants feel comfortable with this
General mask requirements for the workshop will be dependent on local ordinance and communicated prior to group.
Substance Use Policy
If you are in substance abuse recovery, you must have at least 1 year of continuous sobriety. It is also required that all non-recovering participants abstain from alcohol and non-prescribed substances for the duration of this training, as well as the 48 hours prior to workshop commencement. This will aid in being present for the personal work and learning.
Participants will be able to identify how the body holds fight, flight, fawn and freeze corresponding to their trauma responses
Participants will be able to identify at least 1 benefit of using doubling when facilitating Psychodramatic Bodywork
Participants will be able to identify at least 1 benefit of using role reversal when facilitating Psychodramatic Bodywork
Participants will be able to identify at least 1 sign or symptom of a fear-based headache
Participants will be able to identify at least 1 sign or symptom of an anger-based headache
Participants will be able to identify at least 1 quality of the GB blocking style
Participants will be able to identify at least 1 quality of the SI blocking style
Participants will be able to identify at least 1 quality of the TW blocking style