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Focusing and the Expressive Arts: Tools for Self-Compassion, Self-Regulation and Accessing the Body’s Wisdom with Laury Rappaport, PhD, LMFT

  • 02/05/2016
  • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Odd Fellows Hall, 545 Pacific Ave., Santa Rosa

Presented by Laury Rappaport, LMFT

Focusing and the expressive arts offer a powerful combined therapeutic approach for bringing mindful awareness into the body’s felt sense, cultivating self-compassion, and harnessing the body’s wisdom toward growth and change. Focusing, developed by Eugene Gendlin, provides a gentle process for accessing our somatic experience in a way that attends to safety both within the client and the therapeutic relationship. It helps therapists attend to the moment-to-moment unfolding of the client’s experience in a way that honors the client’s knowing and authenticity.

The expressive arts provide an outer expression of the felt sense which helps to carry the experience further. The expressive arts also help to enhance empathetic understanding between client and therapist, and promotes positive attachment within the client’s experience.  

10:30 - 11:00 Social networking and registration

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