Opening to Grace

“Opening to Grace Somatic Studies offers professional training for practitioners in the fields of Counseling, Healthcare and the Healing Arts.”

Are you interested in Somatic Studies?

Opening to Grace Somatic Studies offers professional training for practitioners in the fields of Counseling, Healthcare and the Healing Arts.  The counseling field is currently in a paradigm shift from cognitive to psychobiological (Somatic) models of therapy.  The training focuses on relational and somatic approaches. This experiential format brings leading-edge information in neurobiology, trauma renegotiation and attachment work alive. Information becomes accessible and applicable through embodied learning and skill building explorations. Classes are held in a small group format and range from workshops, and staff training to a comprehensive 200-hour certification program. The training prepares participants to work with others in a more informed, embodied and relationally attuned way.

Workshops

Workshops

The psycho-educational workshops I offer have a strong emphasis on safety that encourages playfulness, laughter, and reflection. The classes integrate left-brain learning with right brain experiences. I work from the premise that connection precedes learning.
Certification Program

Certification Program

This 200-hour training offers participants an experiential immersion into somatic studies. Current research in the field of neurobiology, trauma and attachment is paired with playful explorations of the material.
Professional Training Programs

Professional Training Programs

I offer courses and short trainings that are specifically tailored to the needs of your team. The aim is to bring practical and clinical relevance to latest research in the field. Information is made accessible through experiential exercises, skill building practices and succinct written material.
“The most effective way to work with developmental trauma is through a relationally-based, body-and-emotionally-focused therapy with an empathic, psycho-biologically attuned therapist who is willing to be an active participant”

J. Mariah Moser, MA

Somatic Psychotherapist, Supervisor and Trainer
(RCS# 2093, MPCC#3055, SEP)

My approach to teaching and group facilitation is informed by:

  • 35 years of experience in the fields of psychotherapy, trauma counselling and social work.
  • Many years of clinical observations in my private practice as a therapist specializing in trauma resolution and attachment repair.
  • Extensive studies and mentorship input from leaders in the field.
  • My role as an assistant and session/ consult provider in numerous Somatic Experiencing (SE trademark) and DARe Attachment Psychotherapy Trainings .
  • The humbling yet deeply transformative journey of trauma transformation in my personal life.
  • My delight in the work and trust in the wisdom of the body.

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