SomatoEmotional Release (SER) is a healing process that helps rid the mind and body of residual effects of past trauma and associated negative emotional experiences. Joint research efforts by Dr. John Upledger and biophysicist Dr. Zvi Karni led to the discovery that the body often retains (rather than dissipates) physical forces resulting from accident, injury, or emotional trauma, and then isolates the dysfunctional area, creating an “energy cyst.” Although a reasonably healthy body can work and adapt to energy cysts, extra energy is required to perform normal bodily functions. As the years pass, the adaptive pattern of the body loses its effectiveness, and symptoms and dysfunctions begin to appear which become more difficult to ignore or suppress.
SER2 was designed to teach you how the SomatoEmotional Release technique may integrate with various creative imagery and dialoguing methods. By attending this class, you will gain more experience in the SER techniques and focus on the development of therapeutic imagery and dialoguing skills. You will also review and enlarge upon the release technique for the avenue of expression. The goal is a comfortable, holistic mind-body approach to the resolution of problems and obstacles related to patient/client progress and growth.
Before participating in this course, students must complete Upledger's CranioSacral 1 and 2 and SomatoEmotional Release 1, either at Esalen or elsewhere. This course offers 24 continuing education credits.
Note: Registration for this workshop is through the International Alliance of Healthcare Educators (IAHE) only. To register, please call 1-800-311-9204. Only after you have registered with IAHE and paid tuition fees will you be able to register with Esalen. For Esalen pricing chart, see http://www.esalen.org/page/partner-program-pricing.
CE credit for nurses;
CE credit for massage;
CE credit for acupuncturists; see leader.
CE credit for physical therapists; see leader.