Continuing Education Credit is pending through Commonwealth Educational Seminars for the following professions: Psychologists, Licensed Professional Counselors/Licensed Mental Health Counselors, Social Workers, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists. 

 

It is the participant's responsibility to check with their individual state boards to verify CE requirements for their state. 

 

For further information please contact Commonwealth Educational Seminars, 1(800) 376-3345, CommonwealthSeminars@gmail.com

 

Target Audience:  Mental and Physical Health Workers

Accommodations for the differently abled. 

This training is sponsored by Matrix Center for Body Mind Therapy and is an intermediate level Somatic IFS event. 

 

Somatic IFS Training Schedule

January 15       Session #1:      Introduction to the training and to Somatic IFS

January 22       Session #2:      Supervised Practice Groups 

January 29       Session #3:      Somatic Awareness 1

February 5       Session #4:      Somatic Awareness 2

February 12    Session #5:      Supervised Practice Groups 

February 19    Session #6:      Conscious Breathing 1

February 26    Session #7:      Conscious Breathing 2

March 5           Session #8:      Supervised Practice Groups 

March 12        Session #9:      Radical Resonance 1

March 19        Session #10:    Radical Resonance 2

March 26        Session #11:    Supervised Practice Groups 

April 2             Session #12:    Mindful Movement 1 

April 9             Session #13:    Mindful Movement 2

April 16           Session #14:    Supervised Practice Groups 

April 23           Session #15:    Attuned Touch 1

April 30           Session #16:    Attuned Touch 2

May 7              Session #17:    Supervised Practice Groups 

May 14            Session #18:    Embodied Self

Topics Covered in the Training

  • Overview of the Somatic IFS approach to psychotherapy and body/energy work

  • Somatic Awareness in the healing of emotional and psychological pain

  • The use of Conscious Breathing in the healing process of psychotherapy

  • Assisting Integration in clients of both the inner and outer worlds

  • The practice of Radical Resonance in facilitating healing relationships

  • Mindful Movement in restoring energetic emotional and physical freedom for healing

  • The use of Ethical Touch in potentiating healing on the multiple levels of the mind, body, emotional and relational realms

  • Stepping into the full empowerment of the Self Led Embodied Self 

Learning Objectives

By the end of each of these training sessions participants will be able to:

 

Session 1:  Introduction to the training and to Somatic Internal Family Systems Therapy Approach

  1. identify at least two individual learning goals for the training experience

  2. compare and identify at least two similarities between the method of Somatic IFS and  IFS

  3. identify and discuss at least three advantages to the use of a somatic approach in therapy that serves to facilitate more effectively a client's healing or recovery

 

Session 2: Supervised Practice Groups 

  1. observe and discuss at least one Somatic IFS demonstration

  2. identify at least one learning and one question from the demonstrated practice therapy session and share them with the other practice group members

 

Session 3:  Somatic Awareness 1

  1. identify at least two of the intrapsychic and social barriers to the therapeutic application of this practice

  2. select at least two learnings from their reading assignments and share how they either used them with clients or envision using them in the future.

  3. experience the leader demonstrating the practice of Somatic Awareness in a Somatic IFS Therapy session

  4. identify at least one learning and one question regarding the practice of Somatic Awareness from the demonstrated therapy session

 

Session 4:   Somatic Awareness 2

  1. apply the practice of Somatic Awareness to the steps of the IFS Model

  2. identify at least 2 advantages to a client’s psychological and emotional healing via the practice of Somatic Awareness

  3. describe at least one clinical case example of applying this practice in their individual therapy sessions.

 

Session 5:  Supervised Practice Groups 

  1. experience the role of observer, client, or practice therapist in two supervised Somatic IFS practice sessions 

  2. identify at least one learning and one question based on their role regarding the practice of Somatic Awareness from the demonstrated practice therapy session and share them with the other practice group members

 

Session 6:  Conscious Breathing 1

  1. select at least two learnings from their reading assignments on the practice of Conscious Breathing and share how they either used them with clients or envision using them in the future 

  2. experience the leader demonstrating this practice in a Somatic IFS Therapy session

  3. identify at least one learning and one question regarding the practice of Conscious Breathing from the demonstrated therapy session

 

Session 7: Conscious Breathing 2

  1. identify at least two advantages to a client's psychological and emotional healing via the practice of Conscious Breathing in Somatic IFS

  2. describe at least one clinical case example of applying this practice in their individual therapy sessions

 

Session 8:  Supervised Practice Groups 

  1. experience the role of observer, client, or practice therapist in two supervised Somatic IFS practice sessions 

  2. identify at least one learning and one question regarding the practice of Conscious Breathing from the demonstrated practice therapy session and share them with the other practice group members

 

Session 9:  Radical Resonance 1 

  1. select at least two learnings from their reading assignments on the practice of Radical Resonance and share how they either used them with clients or envision using them in the future 

  2. experience the leader demonstrating this practice in a Somatic IFS Therapy session

  3. identify at least one learning and one question regarding the practice of Radical Resonance from the demonstrated therapy session

 

Session 10:  Radical Resonance 2

  1. identify at least two advantages to a client's psychological and emotional healing via the practice of Radical Resonance in Somatic IFS

  2. describe at least one clinical case example of applying this practice in their individual therapy sessions

 

Session 11: Supervised Practice Groups

  1. experience the role of observer, client, or practice therapist in two supervised Somatic IFS practice sessions with a focus on the practice of Radical Resonance 

  2. identify at least one learning and one question regarding the practice of Radical Resonance from the demonstrated practice therapy session and share them with the other practice group members

 

Session 12:  Mindful Movement 1 

  1. select at least two learnings from their reading assignments on the practice of Mindful Movement and share how they either used them with clients or envision using them in the future 

  2. experience the leader demonstrating this practice in a Somatic IFS Therapy session

  3. identify at least one learning and one question regarding the practice of Mindful Movement from the demonstrated therapy session

 

 Session 13:  Mindful Movement 2

  1. identify at least two advantages to a client's psychological and emotional healing via the practice of Mindful Movement in Somatic IFS

  2. describe at least one clinical case example of applying this practice in their individual therapy sessions

 

Session 14: Supervised Practice Groups

  1. experience the role of observer, client, or practice therapist in two supervised Somatic IFS practice sessions 

  2. identify at least one learning and one question regarding the practice of Mindful Movement from the demonstrated practice therapy session and share them with the other practice group members

 

Session 15:  Attuned Touch 1

  1. select at least two learnings from their reading assignments on the practice of Attuned Touch and share their personal experiences with touch

  2. Identify the three approaches to the practice of Attuned Touch in Somatic IFS and assess which approaches they have used with clients or envision using them in the future

  3. Experience the leader demonstrating the practice of Attuned Touch and identify at least one learning and one question regarding the utilization of this practice from the demonstrated therapy session

 

Session 16:  Attuned Touch 2

  1. identify at least two advantages to a client's psychological and emotional healing via the practice of Attuned Touch in Somatic IFS

  2. assess at least two risks and benefits of the use of ethical touch in psychotherapy

  3. describe at least one clinical case example of applying this practice in their individual therapy sessions

 

Session 17: Supervised Practice Groups

  1. experience the role of observer, client, or practice therapist in two supervised Somatic IFS practice sessions 

  2. identify at least one learning and one question regarding the practice of Attuned Touch from the demonstrated practice therapy session and share them with the other practice group members

 

Session 18: Embodied Self

  1. select at least two learnings and one question from their reading assignments on the state of Embodied Self 

  2. assess and describe three ways in which the practices of Somatic IFS facilitate the state of Embodied Self energy in a client 

  3. assess and describe at least two examples of how their clinical approach has been influenced by this training in Somatic IFS Therapy.  

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