Building Resiliency through Energy in the Autonomic Nervous System: Esalen, Big Sur California

Mar 19 2010 10:00 am
Mar 21 2010 8:59 am
Jim Kepner & Carol DeSanto
The functioning of the autonomic nervous system (ANS) has a huge impact on our response to stress, emotional stability, health, and daily living. Psychologists, somatic therapists, yoga teachers, bodyworkers, health care providers, and other helping professionals know that fostering balance and resiliency in the ANS, and lowering its reactivity, is an essential ground for healing. This workshop is for these professionals. Most ways of affecting the ANS, such as meditation, muscular relaxation, yoga, and psychotherapy, are indirect attempts at regulation. Through Nervous System Energy Work (NSEW), a hands-on system that works with subtle energy flow directly in the nerve pathways, practitioners have an immediate, palpable, and lasting effect on the client's capacity for resilience. Working in this way modulates reactivity, opens up previously unavailable autonomic response, and helps foster better self-regulation. This process provides great assistance for clients whose ANS is dysregulated through stress, health problems, emotional reactivity, trauma, and other conditions. Topics include: • The fundamental principles and practices of NSEW • The basic physiological functioning of the ANS • A gentle, hands-on way to locate, sense, and work with the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems • Techniques for harmonizing and balancing the relationship between different aspects of the ANS • The relationship of the energetic nervous system to the neuropsychology and neurophysiology of stress, inflammation, and neuro-immune response

CEUs available for nurses.

CEUs available for MFTs and LCSWs.

Reservations Information (Accommodations & Pricing) See this link for workshop signup

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