Engaging Embodiment Conference: Somatic Applications for Health, Education & Social Justice

March 3, 2021 - December 31, 2021


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Join us in this virtual live conference hosted by The International Somatic Movement Education & Therapy Association and Pacifica Graduate Institute. Featuring more than 100 of the world’s leading Somatic Movement professionals, this gathering is the perfect opportunity for our profession to come together to demonstrate how Somatic Movement is impacting Health, Education and Social Justice during this critical time in history. Attendees will explore and learn through in-depth embodied experiences, panel discussions and roundtable conversations. Together we will dive deeply into our collective wisdom, nourish creativity, and honor the growth of the Somatic Movement profession since ISMETA first began in 1988.

Soul’s Body®: Embracing the Body, Nourishing the Soul
Tina Stromsted, PhD.

March 6, 2021     12:50-3:10 PT / 3:50-6:10pm ET

“This is your body, your greatest gift, pregnant with wisdom you do not hear, grief you thought
was forgotten, and joy you have [not yet] known.”  – Marion Woodman

What does it mean to live a vital, embodied life in our contemporary world, which is so devoted to power, division, speed, technological advancement, and materialism? This workshop will explore the Soul’s Body® approach to healing through presentation, guided embodied exploration, drawing, and reflection.

Emotional intelligence, self and other ‘listening’ skills, empathy, and presence are cornerstones of healing, education, and conscious living with each other and with the planet.  Somatic awareness makes these possible.   Nourishing the creative imagination and fostering a sense of compassion and belonging is sacred work.   Awakened, discerning sensing opens us to hearing the soul’s call and how it wants to be lived in our lives and in our contributions to community.

Soul’s Body® is a unique integration of Jungian Depth Psychology and embodied practices drawing from Authentic Movement, Marion Woodman’s BodySoul Rhythms®, Somatic Psychotherapy, Expressive Arts Therapies and other conscious embodiment methods. This transformative approach can assist you in re-inhabiting your body, engaging your authenticity, exploring new ground in the body/psyche, and enriching daily life with the treasures discovered there.  Our roots deepen, and our spirits embrace a larger sky!

In preparation, let a healing image come to mind – something comforting, warming, or sacred that’s meaningful for you – from a dream, from nature, or perhaps an object on your altar, or something from your daily life.  Says Jung, “My soul, where are you? Do you hear me? I speak, I call you – are you there? I have returned, I am here again.” Please join us as we welcome soul’s body, working with the healing energies of the creative imagination in conscious embodiment.

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*If you are unable to attend the entire live event, relax knowing that each session will be recorded.