Program Overview

Narrative plays a very important part in how personal identity is formed and understood. The story of each person’s life is literally constructed over time, held as their individual autobiographical history. These are the stories we tell ourselves, and others, about how our experiences unfolded, how we were affected by those experiences, and the insights we gained from them.

In addition to this cognitive narrative, there is also a somatic narrative, an additional record of each person’s history, held not in the mind but in the body. In particular, our interoceptive “vocabulary” is used to help explain and understand inner experiences, to make sense of how the somatic self unfolded and responded to experience.

As clinicians we often have the role of helping our clients update and change their life narratives. In this online workshop we will explore:

  • How interoceptive development influences our narratives
  • Supporting clients in gaining greater access to healthy interoception
  • The ways in which early, pre-verbal trauma impacts our somatic narrative
  • Illness narratives and their influence on wellbeing
  • Somatic shame narratives
  • Epigenetics: ancestral, transgenerational somatic narratives.
  • How to support clients in transforming somatic narratives that are no longer serving them

Prerequisites

Professional experience in a form of somatic therapy.

About Kathy L. Kain

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Continuing Education

Continuing Education credits may be offered for this program (number of hours varies for online or in-person classes). Please see the Registration page for each training to see whether CEs are offered.

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  • Online meetings on each of the scheduled class dates
  • Recordings of all live video conference sessions

Program Overview

Narrative plays a very important part in how personal identity is formed and understood. The story of each person’s life is literally constructed over time, held as their individual autobiographical history. These are the stories we tell ourselves, and others, about how our experiences unfolded, how we were affected by those experiences, and the insights we gained from them.

In addition to this cognitive narrative, there is also a somatic narrative, an additional record of each person’s history, held not in the mind but in the body. In particular, our interoceptive “vocabulary” is used to help explain and understand inner experiences, to make sense of how the somatic self unfolded and responded to experience.

As clinicians we often have the role of helping our clients update and change their life narratives. In this online workshop we will explore:

  • How interoceptive development influences our narratives
  • Supporting clients in gaining greater access to healthy interoception
  • The ways in which early, pre-verbal trauma impacts our somatic narrative
  • Illness narratives and their influence on wellbeing
  • Somatic shame narratives
  • Epigenetics: ancestral, transgenerational somatic narratives.
  • How to support clients in transforming somatic narratives that are no longer serving them
  • Online meetings on each of the scheduled class dates
  • Recordings of all live video conference sessions

Prerequisites

Professional experience in a form of somatic therapy.

About Kathy L. Kain

Learn More

Continuing Education

Continuing Education credits may be offered for this program (number of hours varies for online or in-person classes). Please see the Registration page for each training to see whether CEs are offered.

LEARN MORE

Class Learning Objectives

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Training Locations

Online
Los Angeles, California
Portland, Oregon
SF Bay Area, California
Sydney, Australia
Vancouver, Canada