Embodied State-Shifting & Rebalancing
An online Workshop for Therapists, Coaches
and other Helping Professionals
with Deb Grant, LCSW, RSMT
Friday, October 27
with a 2-hour follow up on November 10
Earlybird extended to October 18th -- save 25%!
Unlock the power of embodied intelligence
in your professional practice
Are you wanting to work in a more consistently embodied way with your clients?
Learn a simplified diagnostic framework and effective embodied methods to help your clients identify and move from various forms of dysregulation and stress into states of coherence and flow.
Work With Clients in an Embodied Way...
As a therapist, coach, or other helping professional, you may have already discovered how incorporating body awareness & movement into your work can be a potent ingredient for helping your clients move towards the changes they’re seeking. And you may even already be utilizing some effective methods for body-focused inquiry, and working somatically with your clients...
Unless, however, you have an effective framework for understanding and working with all the main types of embodied states your clients are typically navigating, even the most powerful somatic techniques can often leave us still falling crucially short of fully serving our clients in the ways they most need.
Learn The Four Main Types of Embodied States
In this workshop for therapists, coaches and other helping professionals,
you'll learn how to rebalance each of these types of states:
Balanced States of
...support us to safely access our own power, (re)find our intrinsic motivation, and form & pursue our own goals—without collapsing back into disempowerment & self-doubt or becoming over-insistent or over-controlling.
Balanced States of
...support us to purposefully engage, interact, and optimally co-create with others in group contexts—without becoming too overextended/chaotic or retreating back into non-engagement and isolation.
Balanced States of
...support us to more safely & spaciously experience and self-regulate our sensations, feelings, and thoughts—without either becoming numb & dissociated from them, or too overwhelmed & dysregulated by their intensity.
Balanced States of
...support us in attuning to, emotionally connecting with, and fluidly responding to the people & environment around us, in a way that promotes secure attachment—without falling back into enmeshment/co-dependence or withdrawal/avoidance.
What you will learn in this Workshop
This workshop will help you to become more skilled at discerning how (and in which embodied states) each of your clients tends to become dysregulated or under-resourced. Gain a simple & effective ‘embodiment roadmap’ to help guide yourself and your clients back into balance and integration. You will:
Learn the 4 Core Types Of Embodied States, and How they become Imbalanced
Learn about (cognitively AND experientially) the four main types of embodied states—what they look & feel like in both their balanced and imbalanced or dysregulated forms.
Learn to Better 'Read Your Clients' and Identify their Key Limiting Patterns
Learn to easily and accurately "read" your clients’ underlying, embodied patterns in these four areas (both from the body language and verbal cues they give you)—so you can more quickly help identify and work collaboratively on the core underlying, conditioned patterns that will most help promote lasting change.
Learn to Quickly and Effectively Help Your Clients Shift State and Rebalance
Learn to work with a set of four simple body movements/postures to help your clients become aware of and re-balance any dysregulation or imbalance they're experiencing, within the four core types of states.
Learn to Ease-fully Manage Your Own Attention & Energy, during Sessions
Improve how you manage your own attention, nervous system regulation, and body language while interacting with your clients—so you can serve multiple clients per day without 'taking their stuff on' and becoming tired or drained.
What people are saying...
"I would highly recommend this work to others because it is a powerful way of getting in touch with all the energies in our body. The movements are simple and therefore very accessible and, at the same time, they have great depth and subtlety. Through the focus on polarities, I can understand myself and others better."
Anita Palvaast, Coach & TRainer
“It felt like UZAZU Embodied Intelligence really offered the map, the framework, the developmental structure, and then tools to really support someone. Now that I have an embodied map, I can take any issue and kind of map it with the UZAZU and get a much more well rounded view of this is what's going on, so I can get to the roots of the issue easier.”
Albert Viljoen, Executive COAch & UZAZU PRactitioner
Main Training Date & Time:
Friday, October 27, 2023
10am-4:30pm EST/USA, 3pm-9:30pm BST/UK
Follow-up Q&A Session:
Friday, November 10, 2023
10am-12pm EST/USA, 3pm-5:00pm BST/UK
Both will take place via interactive Zoom Meetings.
This foundations level embodiment-based training is intended for helping professionals of any kind (therapists, social workers, coaches, etc.) who wish to have a simple yet comprehensive framework and method for understanding, identifying, and helping rebalance their clients various patterns of imbalance & dysregulation, in an embodied way. All experience levels are welcome!
In order to help you develop practical skills and not just give you more theory, this workshop will requires participants to be present and engaged with the material, exercises, and practices we offer, with video enabled, on a laptop or PC. You will be welcome to turn your video off for periods of time, if you need privacy for your own regulation.
While this workshop doesn’t teach Polyvagal Theory (and does not require prior knowledge of it), it is highly informed by PVT, and builds further upon its central notions of ventral vagal tone, sympathetic mobilization, and dorsal-vagal immobilization. This then gives you more practical methods to address clients’ challenged responses to life experiences across a full range of contexts.
Similarly, this workshop does not teach attachment theory, nor require any prior knowledge of it. We will, however, make explicit the deep connections of Attachment Theory to the embodiment patterns and rebalancing protocols you'll learn, so you can organically carry over any knowledge and skills you may have.
This course is approved for up to 7 CE's for social workers by NASW-Maine: 5 CE's provided for your full attendance for the October 27 training; and 2 CE's for the (optional) follow-up session.
To determine whether you can apply this workshop toward your professional license outside of social work and/or Maine, contact your licensing board or professional membership organization.
Attend Live and/or Learn via Replay
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Meet your Trainer:
In 2015 Deb was honored to co-present polyvagal theory workshops with Deb Dana, LCSW, at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health as well as at Omega Institute. Among her many collaborations with Deb Dana, she co-authored a chapter in the book entitled Clinical Applications of the Polyvagal Theory: The Emergence of Polyvagal-informed Therapies (Editors Stephen Porges and Deb Dana).
Deb is a Body-Mind Centering® Somatic Movement Educator and a Registered Somatic Movement Therapist, and holds two yoga teacher certifications. She teaches improvisational dance using somatic and relational approaches, offering students ways of using dance as a personal practice for health, well-being and embodiment.
About UZAZU Embodied Intelligence
An integrative approach for understanding & working with embodied states.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes. UZAZU is designed to be accessible to all bodies, whether a facilitator or a client. The movements and postures associated with the Four Core Areas of Embodiment are simple to learn and can be adapted to suit the capacities as well as limitations of the person using it. During the workshop and, later, working with clients you are welcome to adapt your movement and positioning to what is comfortable and or doable.
You could also opt to take this self-assessment AFTER the workshop. (Or not at all ;-). Whichever you prefer.