The Embodied Recovery Institute
Experiential Training for Mental Health and Wellness Professionals
- To increase the effectiveness of mental health care through providing training to providers in established and emerging bottom-up, trauma-informed and attachment-based treatment models which address the intersection of cognition, affect and body-based experience.
- To support the professional development, personal growth and spiritual nourishment of providers through experiential learning opportunities.
- To increase the inclusivity in the mental health care field through the addressing the impact of empowerment on embodiment.
“After over 20 years as a specialist in the field of eating disorders, the Embodied Recovery training has given me a brand new lens through which to view this work. On a daily basis, I draw on language, concepts, and strategies, which I learned in the training, that help my clients rapidly and clearly access connection with their bodies, in ways that other modalities either cannot reach or take much longer to achieve. I find this work to be an invaluable addition to the training of any eating disorder professional, whether one is a therapist, dietitian, psychiatrist, or residential staff member.”
Clare Stadlen, LCSW, CEDS
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Embodied Recovery Institute
3-Tier Educational Program
Tier 1 Courses
Course offerings in Tier 1 introduce foundational concepts, theoretical models, therapeutic maps and skills for bottom-up support of recovery from mental illness. Through both didactic and experiential learning experience, participants build a new lens through which to view their clients, themselves and the therapeutic process of change. This lens includes application of Polyvagal Theory, mechanisms for physiological and emotional regulation, principles of attachment, defense and trauma, and an understanding of our sensorimotor system. Tier 1 courses are only the beginning. Clinical and programmatic implementation of this approach is addressed in Tier 2 and Tier 3 courses and in ongoing consultation with ERI faculty.
Current Course Offerings
Courses In Development
Tier 2 Courses
Course offerings in Tier 2 explore clinical applications of foundational concepts, theoretical models, therapeutic maps and skills introduced in Tier 1 courses. Consistent with the material being taught, the learning process combines top-down and bottom-up learning. In this way, the first “client” is the provider. Tier 2 course offerings invite participants to engage in an immersive exploration of experiences that enhance and inhibit embodiment and the corresponding impact on relational, emotional, mental and spiritual health. Tier 2 courses provide specific examples of interventions to use with clients to influence mental and physical health.
Current Course Offerings
Tier 3 Courses
Course offerings in Tier 3 focus on enhancing proficiency in skills for embodiment, assessment and treatment. These courses are designed for advanced students of ERED who are interested in weaving ERED into their unique tapestries of work and life. Tier 3 courses take a deeper dive into the neurobiological building blocks of attachment, defense and sensory processing. We explore and experience a wider variety of body-based interventions which enhance the effectiveness of the multi-disciplinary eating disorders treatment team. Participants further enhance their own embodiment, refine their ERED lens through which they see themselves and their clients and master clinical skills to facilitate healing change in individual, family and group settings.