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All-Day Training: Fascia, Interoception, & Social-Emotional Health
April 23@8:00 am-3:30 pm EDT
The ability to be present with changing bodily sensations trickles up to the brain- no translation required- where it scaffolds our ability to be present with emotional and social stressors. This makes attention to bodily sensation (interoception) and to our connective tissue (a substrate for interoception) a valuable training ground for nervous system resilience, emotional balance, self-awareness, and self-regulation.
Emerging research links connective tissue and interoception with inflammation, depression, PTSD, and chronic pain. This opens a door to new therapies for anxiety, depression, chronic pain, posttraumatic stress disorder, irritable bowel syndrome, eating disorders, and more.
How can we apply this research to our own lives? What elements help maximize its therapeutic impact? And how can we seamlessly and safely offer this tool to others?
In this daylong workshop, we’ll explore the research that links these elements together. We’ll take a deep dive into the practical aspects of connective tissue release work, including:
- The specific elements that make connective tissue interventions more therapeutic
- How to target connective tissue interventions to interoceptive awareness
- The importance of refining auditory cues for connective tissue work (and why)
- How to use connective tissue interventions to maximize body agency and body ownership
- How to language connective tissue interventions in a trauma-informed way
- The relationship between connective tissue inflammation, depression, and PTSD
- Sequences to support people with depression, anxiety, inflammation, and chronic pain
- Fascia’s link to our autonomic nervous system, and what vagal tone really means
- How to connective tissue self-massage into personal practice or yoga classes