Psychophysical Aspects of Movement Time and Space with Dr. Talia Shafir

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January 28, 2022 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm America/New York Timezone

2 day Workshop with Dr. Talia B. Shafir

Friday 1/28 1-4:30pm and Saturday 1/29 9:30am-4pm EST. 

Register for day 1 here, and register for Day 2 here.

Psychophysical is a word that appears in the official definition of Somatic Movement Therapy. Rudolf Laban spoke of body attitude; Warren Lamb, his student and colleague, identified effort quality which mapped somatic cues of decision-making. Dr. Judith Kestenberg, a psychoanalyst, forged an alliance between Anna Freud’s view of child psychology with Laban and Lamb’s movement observation analyses creating the Kestenberg Movement Profile. Irmgard Bartenieff brought dance into mental health institutions, the nascent beginnings of Dance-Movement Therapy.

The list of crossovers between mind and body goes on and on in the world of movement. The field of Somatic Psychology is just catching up, predominantly in the realm of trauma therapy and its connection to attachment theory. Where, then, does the concept of “psychophysical” lie in the scope of somatic practice?

Somatic consciousness includes the physical, emotional, cognitive, and spiritual aspects of the human experience. In this workshop we will explore the body’s impact on our emotions and thoughts, and how internalized mental representations can influence our movement patterning throughout the lifespan.

Dr.Talia B. Shafir holds a Ph.D. in Somatic and Spiritual Psychology and is a graduate and faculty member of Dynamic Emodiment™. She trained in Psycho-Physical Therapy with the late Bill Bowen, LPC, a sculptor and student of Lisbeth Marcher’s Bodynamics and Alexander Lowen, founder of Bioenergtics. Dr; Shafir is a Registered Somatic Movement Educator and Therapist and practices Psychophysical Therapy internationally. The author of several journal articles and an upcoming chapter on the clinical use of somatics in adult attachment assessment, Talia specializes in chronic and acute trauma, PTSD, and adult attachment issues of disruption and developmental trauma.

Cost: $300. Payable via Paypal or Zelle to with the workshop title in the note. *FREE FOR DE STUDENTS* *Discounted price of $240 for BMD AND MFL STUDENTS*

Previous experience in somatic movement is helpful.

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