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Cultivating Vitality in Every Season: Somatic Techniques from Bioenergetic Therapy

Dates: Fall Series 2024: 9/29, 10/27, 12/8
Times: 12 - 3:15 PM Eastern/ 9 - 12:15 PM Pacific/ 1 - 4:15 PM Atlantic
Platform: Online via Zoom
Fee: $300 before September 21; $325 after
CEs: We have applied for 9 CEs for social workers through the MA NASW. LMHCs can apply for CEs at the end of the program.

  • Learn somatic techniques to use in your practice, along with bioenergetic theory
  • Deepen your connection with yourself and colleagues in a supportive group format
  • Experience advanced bioenergetic trainers from California, Canada, and the US

This course provides an introduction to the techniques and theory of contemporary Bioenergetic Analysis. Each session will include didactic and experiential learning. Taught in a small group format, the course offers individualized attention for participants to discuss and explore their personal responses to the topics. Participants are encouraged to ask questions and interact with the speaker and other group members.

Adela Gorodzinsky, RP, M.Ed, CCC, CBT (Central CA) will lead the group at all sessions. The meetings will also feature different bioenergetic therapists/trainers focusing on specific topics.

Session 1: The Motion of Emotions

Led by Terry Hunt, EdD, bioenergetic therapist & trainer (Massachusetts).

For many of us emotions are unpleasant and feared so we suppress them.  Emotions can get stuck and manifest into states such as anxiety, frustration and depression.  In Bioenergetics we see emotion as the energetic sign post directing us to a deeper knowing of ourselves.  We understand that resistance to feeling emotion increases suffering. In this workshop we will explore how to move the energy and experience the benevolence of fluid emotions, increase our emotional repertoire, and ground our knowing of what emotions truly are.  

Session 2: A Mind/Body Journey From Depression to Vitality

Led by Leslie Ann Costello, PhD, CBT, Local Trainer, Atlantic Canada Society for Bioenergetic Analysis.

Bioenergetic therapy offers an integrated body/mind/spirit/emotional/relational approach to mental health issues including anxiety and depression. The workshop will describe bioenergetic techniques and methods, along with providing an overview of the bioenergetic perspective on underlying factors contributing to chronic depression and anxiety. In the workshop will explore vitality as an aim of therapy.

Session 3: Character Structure – Reading Developmental Trauma in the Body

Led by Homayoun Shahri, Ph.D., CBT (Southern CA).

Our bodies and behavior reflect our early experiences in a similar manner that a cross section of a tree reflects its age and a lot more.  There are over all ways of looking and being that we have from the best and the worst of what we experienced as children.  In bioenergetics we call this Character.  We will learn about this in an atmosphere of acceptance and compassion. 


For the 3 session fall series: $300 US/$400 Canadian early registration – full payment received by Sept 2; $325/$425 for payment received after Sept 2, 2024. To pay in Canadian send interac etransfer to

Refund available minus $25 administrative fee before Sept 9. No refunds after Sept 9. 


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