Breema workshop at the Expressive Therapies Summit, L.A., California

Breema: The Art of Being Present
with Jon Schreiber, Angela Porter and Carrie Gray

Breema, a dynamic and playful interoceptive movement practice will be used to potentiate body-mind connection as a catalyst for self-care and transformation in the therapeutic relationship. Its commonsense wisdom guides the practitioner to support the body’s instinctive healing energy, nurturing vitality instead of focusing on symptoms of illness or imbalance. Breema's exercises use nurturing touch, tension-relieving stretches, and rhythmic movements to foster physical, mental, and emotional balance. Issues including compassion fatigue, vicarious trauma, stress, and burnout are mitigated, while empathy, acceptance, non-judgment, and an atmosphere of aliveness are nurtured. In this 3-hour experiential workshop, emphasis will be placed on the experience of the practitioner using individual movement and partner self-care exercises. We will explore the principles underlying this practice: No Judgment, Body Comfortable, Mutual Support, and No Force, to discover how they can foster a relaxed and openhearted relationship with life. No prior experience necessary. Come prepared to relax and enjoy!

Information regarding CAMFT/CEPA continuing education credits for MFTs, LCSWs and LPCCs for this session will be given in this workshop. These credits are not included in the Summit CE program and are not covered by the Summit daily CE fee.The Breema Center is approved to offer continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, and LPCCs by the CAMFT (#128568).
PLEASE NOTE: Continuing education credit approval for programs in which the subject matter features yoga and/or meditation varies per state. Please verify with your professional licensing board that your state will accept credits for programs such as this.

Workshop facilitators:
Carrie Gray, LMFT, MA, is a somatically-oriented psychotherapist in private practice in North Oakland. With degrees from the Wright Institute, California Institute for Integral Studies, and Wesleyan University, Carrie has approached the study of psychology, consciousness and the body from a variety of angles. Since 1999, Carrie has studied and practiced Breema's body-based approach to "the art of being present" and is a former staff Instructor at the Breema Center.

Angela Porter, LMFT, CATC, CMT, is an addiction treatment specialist, and Marriage and Family Therapist. Trained in Gestalt, Body-centered, and Somatic therapy at Esalen Institute, body-mind connection is primary in her work. Formerly a program director at the New Bridge Foundation's residential substance abuse treatment program in Berkeley CA, Angela incorporated the principles and practice of Breema into the treatment curriculum. Currently she is a group facilitator at Bayside Marin and maintains a private practice where Breema is foundational to her work with clients as well as in her consultation practice with colleagues. A certified Breema Instructor since 1998, Angela travels internationally teaching Breema to therapists and other healing professionals. Read a recent article by Angela here.

Los Angeles, California, United States