Holding On To vs Having a Hold On:
A somatic and significant difference
April 19, 2018
ABOUT THIS WEBINAR:
“Letting go” has long been a central concept in the psychological process of healing. It has been cast/seen as an essential step in getting unstuck and moving forward. Over the years of working with clients through Transformative Touch, the bodies of our clients have opened us to another consideration. In order to let go of something , you first need to be holding on to something. When this is the case, “letting go” makes sense and works. However, we have found with some clients , another scenario has registered in their body- that of something having a hold of it. Letting go in this instance will not work, and will actually increase frustration and self-judgement.
In this webinar Joe & Noel will share 3 somatic and verbal clues to look for that show that a client is “holding on” to something as well 3 somatic and verbal clues to look for when something “has a hold on “ a client. The ability to differentiate between the two is an essential professional skill to have especially when working with people who have been traumatized. To tell clients that they need to “let go” when the situation is really that something is “holding on” to them creates cognitive dissonance and fosters an unhealthy relationship with their nervous system. Each of these two situations must be addressed with a different strategy that will enable clients to move toward healing.
ABOUT THE PRESENTERS:
Joe Weldon, Licensed Psychologist and Co-Director of the The Somatic Therapy Center is a gifted teacher with over 40 years of experience. He has presented workshops at Esalen Institute, Omega Institute, Kripalu, USABP and the Psychotherapy Networker Conference. Joe also taught at the School of Social Work -University of Pennsylvania . In his Philadelphia based practice, Joe has brought this dynamic bodymind therapy to a variety of populations, including PTSD, multiple sclerosis and sexual abuse survivors.
Noël Wight: Co-Director of The Somatic Therapy Center and Master Somatic Therapist, maintains a private practice in the Philadelphia area , while also presenting workshops and training practitioners of Transformative Touch. For over 30 years she has guided people to connect to the resources of their body to heal from both physical and emotional pain. Her deep respect for the resiliency of the human spirit guides her work.
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