Reshaping my nervous system, and my sessions.

Supervised practise day

31 juli 2022

10:00 - 17:00 uur

Meneer de Wit, Baarsjesweg 202
€ 120
Voor wie: 
Practitioners en Trager studenten
Door wie: 
Kathryn Hansman-Spice (USA)

A Polyvagal Perspective.

If we structure our sessions with the Autonomic Nervous System in mind, how can we maximize the possibility of lasting change, in ourselves and our clients.

To turn on the brain’s ability to change, the brain needs to SEE differently:

It needs to experience Safety, Engagement and Enrichment (SEE).

  • How do we build the foundation of safety through our Intake Process?
  • How do we engage the brain to pay attention with fascination and acceptance through Mentastics and Tableware?
  • How do we offer an enriched environment in our sessions to communicate new possibilities to the nervous system?

Let’s come together in playfulness to explore these questions and more.

This is a Supervised Practice Day format with the Tutorial credit in the class.

Fee is incl. koffie, thee and snack, excl. lunch.

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For years, Kathryn has been championing the importance of seeing Trager under a larger umbrella of mind/body medicine and neuroscience. Having attended conferences for 20 years with NICABM, she was struck how our work uniquely offers the body-based education, grounded in somatics mindfulness and trauma sensitivity, that other therapies now promote. 

She has passionately taught how neuro-plasticity, trauma sensitivity and the Polyvagal Theory offer new languages for expressing the transformative power of Trager touch and movement to reshape our habitual patterns. She has highlighted that we embody and facilitate Safety, Engagement and Enrichment, the key factors that turn on the brain’s capacity to change. She has called for us to see the power of Trager to “recondition the soul” (Milton’s words) when we feel met, heard, respected, and accepted as we are, opening the possibility of change. 

Last year Kathryn spent a full year being part of an online course with Deb Dana, meeting 3 hours a month. She will share her deepened insights into how understanding our typical arousal states can enable us to anchor in a state of mindfulness to regulate our nervous system for health and wellness and a greater effectiveness in our work.

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