Saturday, 6 May 2023 10:00am - 1:00pm
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Every Moment, New Life - Reconciling Trauma by Coming Home to the Body

Students practicing Self-Breema exercises and Breema bodywork.

Santa Cruz: Saturday, May 6, 2023

Traumatic experiences can affect the body, mind, or emotions, and sometimes two, or even all three of them. What allows accidents, injuries, and painful events to continue affecting us over time?

Current psychological science postulates that traumatic stress is not determined so much by particular events (accidents, injury, or assault), as by how we perceive the events. This means that most of what determines whether an event is traumatizing or not is how we receive the event, and not so much the event itself. How can we transform our relationship to these events, to reduce their traumatic impact?

In this workshop, we will examine fundamental concepts and misconceptions that feed trauma and increase its detrimental influence, while introducing new perspectives that support a revolutionary approach to healing and a return to health, harmony, and vitality. This workshop is participatory and experiential. We will practice a variety of somatic movement and partner bodywork exercises that nurture connection between body and mind, and open possibilities to process events in a new way, strengthening our capacity to assimilate, heal, and live fully and vibrantly.

This workshop is appropriate for practitioners in the fields of mental, physical, and emotional health, and for anyone who is interested in understanding how to work with trauma. Please be comfortable sitting on and working on the floor. 

Each workshop will feature different perspectives, bodywork, and exercises. You're invited to attend both!

CE is available for massage therapists and bodyworkers, nurses, LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and LEPs. $10 fee for processing


$50 ($40 if paid by 4/29—Use Coupon Code EARLYBIRD)


Jon Schreiber

Director of the Breema Center and Breema Clinic

Jon Schreiber, D. C., director of the Breema Center and Breema Clinic in Oakland, California, has been teaching Breema in the U.S. and internationally since 1980. He has presented Breema at medical, psychology, bodywork, exercise, holistic health, and personal growth conferences. His numerous articles and books focus on the universal and practical philosophy of Breema. In his clinical practice, Dr. Schreiber uses Breema, Self-Breema, and the Nine Principles of Harmony to help patients discover...

Angela Porter

Breema Center staff

I have been a somatic therapist and professional counselor providing individual, couples, family, and group therapy since 1991. I was introduced to BREEMA in 1996 as the result of a profound injury/accident, and began studying in 1997. Now almost 30 years later, this wholistic, inclusive, common sense, principled practice and philosophy has become the foundation of my psychotherapeutic work. BREEMA is simple, practical, universal yet rudimentarily human, and offers us nothing less than...

Alexandra Johnson, MD

Breema Center staff
Breema Clinic practitioner

I am a Family Physician, and have been a Breema Practitioner and Instructor for over 20 years. I have found Breema's non-judgmental atmosphere to be invaluable in working with any health condition. I am consistently amazed at the effect of Breema bodywork, Self-Breema exercises, and Nine Principles of Harmony in increasing vitality, addressing acute concerns, and offering new templates for relating to body, mind, and feelings. I began working as a Practitioner at the Breema Clinic in 2002, and...