May 20 - May 25, 2021
This a Special Skills Workshop/Training. It is open to all BBTRS trainees as well as anyone wanting to explore their own early life experiences and learn how to work with developmental trauma through the body.
Join Prema McKeever in this exploration of the stages of our early childhood, paying particular attention to the mind-body patterns known as character structures that formed when specific developmental needs such as safety, honoring of our needs, trust, supportive boundaries, autonomy, emotionally attuned connection and more were not met. The resulting developmental disruption or trauma gets “hard-wired” into our body in the form of “armouring”, actually shaping our bodies and the flow of vital life energy within us. This armouring strongly affect our behaviours, beliefs and personality – beyond conscious awareness – like default programs shaping how we live our lives. We will connect with the language of our bodies, exploring the archetype of the character structures as a pathway for healing and personal growth.
In this group we will take a deep look at our own childhood; what needs were met and not met, what did we learn about boundaries, individuality, safety and connection, shame and worthiness, and how is that held in our body and still impacting us today. We will exploring different ways to access what is hidden inside and safety support our nervous system to release layers of flight/fight/freeze. It will be a mix of meditation, inquiry, hands-on touch work, Biodynamic Breathwork & Trauma Release, partner exercises, and supported journeys back in time to connect with the younger parts of ourselves.
This experiential training will deepen your understanding of how developmental trauma impacts us as adults. You will learn exercises, touch work, and techniques to bring into any type of healing session so you have more options to offer you clients to help them heal from developmental trauma. You will learn and experience:
- The core developmental needs that have to be met in our 5 Reichian stages of development from conception to age six.
- What happens when those needs are not met and how to best support our client’s healing of those developmental traumas.
- How Attachment Theory and Polyvagal Theory can support us as therapists to offer better treatments for our clients
- Understanding and working with shame.
- Biodynamic Breathwork & Trauma Release sessions
- How to repair boundary ruptures and help clients re-establish healthy boundaries.
- How to support nervous system regulation, trauma release, and healthy attachment through touch work.
And much more!
This group is designed for breathworkers, healers, coaches and therapists of all types, as well as anyone wanting to dive deeper into understanding their own developmental history and explore somatic approaches to healing. There are no prerequisites except a curiosity to know what lies within.
Photos of one of our workshops and our venue in Colorado
Presented by Prema McKeever
Prema is a body-based therapist, group workshop facilitator and educator who combines more than 20 years of experience in Eastern medicine, meditation, emotional release work, and body-mind therapies.
By treating thousands of patients as a doctor of Chinese medicine she saw how vital our emotional health is for our physical health. Looking for ways to help herself and her patients release stored trauma in the body, she trained in BioDynamic Breathwork & Trauma Release and considers it a sacred honor to facilitate and teach this deeply healing system of breath work. Her training also includes Hakomi (a body-centered system of psychotherapy), the 3 year Somatic Experiencing® trauma resolution training and she is a Somatic Experiencing® Practitioner. Her website is www.SacredInquiry.com