Professional Consultation and Training

Mending Boundary Ruptures: A Somatic Therapeutic Workshop for Clinicians, Therapists, Somatic Experiencing Practitioners (SEP’s) and SE Students

Having an intact boundary system allows for us to feel a sense of safety, have clarity around what is important to us, to thrive in our life and to allow our needs to be expressed.  An intact boundary system allows us to bring forth our thoughts, emotions, behaviors and follow our felt sense messages without fear of repercussion, feelings of having done something wrong or a feeling of unimportance.    It allows for self trust, self protection, and spontaneity to exist and allows for a loving kind nurturing acceptance of our existence.

As children it is our natural instinct to look to our caregivers for protection, nurturing, and guidance.  However when this goes awry through a boundary rupture or violation that has occurred in childhood there begins a profound conflict of our whole sense of safety and as a result interpersonal relationships become undermined by the rupture.   If there are more boundary ruptures in adulthood they only increase the belief that our bodies have betrayed us or become our enemy and that our only recourse is to flight, fight or freeze.

An amazing realization is that underneath the fears, extreme defenses, self shaming behaviors and feelings of isolation, is our original innocence, spontaneity and creativity which are beautiful blessings given to us as children to enrich our lives.  We want to help our clients access that again and allow for safety, self trust and aliveness to return.   This will allow their relationship with the self to thrive and interpersonal relationships to feel safe again.   So join in this journey.  Come learn how to help our clients mend and repair those parts within that remain wounded from trauma.

During this intensive workshop Jeanna will utilize her experience in using Pia Mellody’s Post Induction Treatment PIT model and Peter Levine’s Somatic Experiencing, a body oriented approach, to work through the collapse, shame, rage and feelings of helplessness that exist as a result of boundary ruptures.   As well as allow for our natural defenses and protective barrier to heal and mend.

Our 2 day journey will include the following:

  • We will examine the source of Boundary Ruptures
  • Discuss the differences between intact and unhealthy boundary systems
  • Identify somatic flight, fight and freeze response to boundary ruptures
  • Somatically identify where ruptures exist and begin the healing process,
  • Explore 4 major boundary practices needed in order to access self protection,
  • Utilize our felt sense to embark on experiential exercises that will strengthen and mend ruptured boundary system for the self and the clients/patients we serve
  • Understand how we can help our clients/patients identify their own disregulated nervous system so they can begin their own natural repair and realignment through Boundary work.
  • Explore our new found ability to have an intact boundary system which includes the Five S's:  safety, self trust, self acceptance, self care and spontaneity.
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      Workshop Cost:  $550.00 per person. This includes the 2 day intensive workshop and materials.  There is a $10.00 additional fee, if you are wanting CEU credits. The workshop is 2 consecutive days, Thursday–Friday 9:00am-5:00pm.  Space is limited so register early.  $50 discount if you sign up 30 days before the workshop date.

      CEU information:  13 continuing education credits are available. In order to obtain a certificate of completion, you must attend the workshop in its entirety. No partial credit will be given. No exceptions. GCCS is a CEU provider for the Texas State Board of Social Workers Examiners and the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors.

      Cancellation policy: For a full refund a written cancellation notice must be received 30 days prior to the training. Cancellations received less than 30 days prior will be refunded less $200 cancellation fee. No refunds will be given on or after the workshop date.