Saturday, 23 September 2023 10:00am - 1:00pm
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Reconciling Trauma by Coming Home to the Body

Breema Bodywork
Body, Mind, and Feelings Working Together

Traumatic events can result in imbalances and suffering that affect the body, mind, and feelings, disrupting our capacity to experience life as it is. What allows accidents, injuries, and painful events to continue affecting us over time? How can we transform our relationship to these events, to reduce their traumatic impact?

One reason that it is so difficult to heal from trauma is that we don’t know how to relate to it without associative fear from the mind. But there is a part of us that is whole and undamaged, and can access comfort and support in any moment of our lives.

In these workshops, we will examine fundamental concepts and misconceptions that feed trauma and increase its detrimental influence, and introduce new perspectives that support a revolutionary approach to healing and a return to health, harmony, and vitality.

By helping you develop a direct and natural connection between your body, mind, and feelings, Breema (bodywork, self-care exercises, and the Nine Principles of Harmony) creates a foundation of safety and security that can become a constant support in life. Reconciling traumatic events is much less about “fixing” ourselves, and much more about discovering who we really are, beyond the impact of these events.

The workshops are participatory and experiential. We will practice a variety of somatic movement and partner bodywork exercises that nurture connection between body, mind, and feelings, and open possibilities to process events in a new way that strengthens our capacity to assimilate, heal, and live fully and vibrantly.

The workshops are 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 a well padded floor.

While we invite and encourage you to attend both workshops in order to maximize your benefit from the material presented, each section can also be attended independently.

$50 if paid by Sept 15 (Use coupon code EARLYBIRD),  $60 thereafter.

For more information please contact the Breema Center: 510-428-0937 or

Please wear comfortable long pants and socks. No fragrances, please. We will follow all current COVID guidelines.

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



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...