Alumni of Embodied Recovery Institute trainings may be interested in continuing to build their own personal embodiment through ongoing exploration guided by the gifted providers listed below. PLEASE NOTE: The courses listed below are not part of the ERI training program. They are run independently by the providers. For more information about these offerings, please contact the individual providers through their websites.
Qi Gong with Bob Lehnberg
Consider our early embodiment of space. During the formative embryological process, the ectoderm gave rise to our amniotic sac and external sea of qi. It also gave rise to our skin, spinal cord, and brain. The upper dantian is in the area of the brain and relates to a sense of time, space, and spirit.
The upper dantian and lower dantian can align and balance the longitudinal axis of the central channel. One intention of accessing qi is to come into relationship with and cultivate the physical, emotional, and energetic being. With practice, relationship develops with these aspects.
One element of practice is developing a sense of substance/ ground/ earth in the lower dantian to balance the spacious and ethereal nature of the upper dantian. Earth, or yin energy in the body, mind, and bone marrow, draws excess energy from the brain and nervous system downward and inward for somatic support and comfort. Embryonic breathing connects the lower and upper dantians to balance these two centers. Connecting these centers provides energetic stability and orientation with the central channel.
One intention of qi-relationship is to cultivate the physical, emotional, and energetic aspects of being. Developmental, movement and embryological principles of Body-Mind Centering© are applied to simple-to-do qi-movement forms and embryonic breathing practice.
Original embryology illustrations are included with the live course.
Appropriate for all.
Embodying The Authentic Self with Paula Scatoloni
Deepen into the Embodied Recovery principles through self-exploration and personal growth. Embodying the Authentic Self is an online experiential group for ERED providers that uses sound and vibration to enhance the connection to self, others, and the world around you.
This group will utilize The Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP), developed by Dr. Porges, to allow you to take a deeper dive into your own systems of attachment, defenses, and sensory processing. Through the auditory pathways, the SSP uses sound frequencies and vibration to influence the nervous system – supporting it to shift from states of defense into states of safety. Paula integrates the SSP with elements of Somatic Experiencing, Embodied Recovery, Interpersonal Neurobiology, Esoteric Perspectives, and Conscious Embodiment Practices to support the exploration and dismantling of early survival strategies that prevent us from yielding into the safety of the present moment.
This group is appropriate for those who have completed Tier 2 of the ERED program. Somatically integrative providers may also inquire about this group if you have completed Tier 1 of the ERED program.