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Embodied Techniques for Working With Emotions

  • December 12, 2022
  • 9:00 AM
  • February 14, 2023
  • 10:00 PM
  • Virtual


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This pre-recorded webinar has been approved for 5 CEUS by the boards of Behavioral Health and Therapy and Marriage and Family Therapy.  If you watch the pre-recorded webinar, please email upon completion to receive your evaluation and CEU certificate.   Any participants that register or email 2/1/23 or after will receive a Certificate of Attendance and you would be responsible for obtaining your own board approval.  Please note that board approval is not guaranteed after 2/1/23.

" Embodied Techniques for Working With Emotions"

 with Barbara Nordstrom-Loeb, MA-MFT, MFA LMFT, BC-DMT, CMA, PWAssociate, SEP, WoS

Presenter's Bio:

Barbara Nordstrom-Loeb, is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, board certified dance/movement therapist, Laban Movement Analyst, Somatic Experiencing and Ways of Seeing Practitioner. She is trained in Somatic/Body Therapies and uses alternative healing modalities to address psychological, somatic, and spiritual awareness, growth and transformation. She teaches at the University of Minnesota and directs a Dance/Movement Training program in Minneapolis. She has a private practice with individuals, families and couples specializing in attachment, trauma, Dissociative Disorders, Depression, anxiety, identity and life transition issues. Barbara’s diversity expertise includes working with GLBTQ clients, women’s issues, and with a range of different nationalities, cultures and religious/spiritual practices. Her international Dance/ Movement Therapy teaching experiences include courses in Vilnius, Lithuania (1997), Tallinn University, in Estonia on a Fulbright Scholar’s Grant (2011) and with Inspirees Institute in China (2014-present) the China Institute of Psychology (2019- present), the University of Hong Kong (2019-20) and in Seoul, South Korea (2018-19). She is past chair of the American Dance/Movement Therapy Association Alternate Route Educators’ Subcommittee. She has also published on the use of trauma and DMT-based approaches with people diagnosed with Eating Disorders, a handbook for DMT programming in long term care facilities, and the historic development of DMT in Estonia.

Workshop Description- 

Feelings are embodied processes that are experienced, expressed and communicated through our body and movement patterns. Addressing emotion on a non-verbal level can augment therapeutic healing and growth and is essential to the clinical process of integration and change. This experiential workshop will explore how the body and movement can be safely and appropriately used to access and work with the client’s emotions. It will also provide opportunities to learn and practice simple and practical tools for working with emotions for various ages, issues and contexts. This workshop is appropriate for all levels of physical ability.

Workshop Objectives

  • Participants will briefly learn about the function and physiological relationship between the body and emotions
  • Participants will experience and practice techniques for working with emotions using movement and embodied experiences to integrate both non-verbal and verbal processes.
  • Participants will learn how to adapt movement and body interventions to specific populations and therapeutic goals.
  • Participants will discuss the efficacy and counter indications for working with emotions in relationship to specific populations and settings.

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