Embodied Self-Awareness | ELT Module I

Dates and times:

Saturday, March 4th from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Sunday, March 5th from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm



Loyola Marymount University

1 LMU Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90045


This module increases embodiment to discover a rich and largely unconscious source of self-knowledge. Leaders with strong embodied self-awareness engage in relationships with more finesse, aligning their words, feelings and actions.


Contents and Methods of Module I

ELT I takes the first step to increase your “head, heart, body” connection – joining body intelligence with emotional intelligence.

Somatic Experiencing (SE) is a trauma healing method to relieve stored stress from the body, which was created by incomplete resolution of a flight or fight reaction to danger. Somatic Experience’s beauty and relevance in a non-therapeutic context, is the capacity to integrate core principles from SE that strengthen awareness of our bodies as a self-healing resource and thus enhance personal embodiment.

Our bodies are continuously sequencing from constricting our muscles for action to relaxing or expanding our muscles for rest and nourishment through the monitoring of our Autonomic Nervous System. This ongoing inner process can be tracked by attending to our Felt Sense.

Constricted tensions, locked in our musculature, can be slowly titrated out of our bodies by pendulating back and forth between what can be described as the trauma and healing vortices, enabling the discharge of this stored energy while grounding and orienting the person in the healing vortex through the SIBAM.

The method was inspired from Gendlin’s work on Focusing and developed by Dr. Peter Levine over his 45 years of therapeutic practice. Embodied Leadership Training pedagogy is structured around these principles.

In this module we explore the fundamentals of Laban movement principles to expand your expressive repertoire; develop body integration with movement patterns of connectivity; unleash Archetypes of the adult leader to access hidden emotions and attitudes; expand non-verbal awareness with non-verbal communication processes. We also introduce Mindfulness practices using 5 Elements Qigong and the five channels of experience to Resource, increasing your flexibility and bandwidth to tolerate change and self-regulate under stress.

We focus on the principle that leaders with strong embodied self-awareness build relationships with more sensitivity and better align their words, feelings and actions.


Movement and Other Methods

  • 5 Elements Qigong
  • Laban Movement Analysis
  • Patterns of Body Connectivity
  • Jungian Archetypes for Leadership
  • Wendy Palmer’s Leadership Embodiment
  • Somatics
  • Tracking the “Felt Sense”
  • Introduction to the SIBAM
  • Expressive movement for grounding, stability, focus, control, ease, and pacing
  • Movement imagery
  • Use of “Space” for personal boundaries

Workshop Outcomes

  • Develop a deeper capacity to modulate stress and increase self-care by Resourcing
  • Strengthen embodiment to expand perception, Presence and confidence
  • Increase conscious expression and control over your personal boundary and its permeability
  • Stretch your comfort zone in movement expression
  • Identify tension holding patterns in the body
  • Reclaim the freedom to dance and move playfully
  • Deepen integration of mind, body and emotion

No movement experience is necessary. This module can be repeated.

“Your training is so phenomenal, I cannot put it in words. You two are the perfect team. As personalities you are reliable, truthful, radiating a comforting calmness and competence bringing along huge experience and love. You have the ability to point out doors we only need to step through.”– Ute Martina Witt, Alternative, medicine practitioner

“Judithe and Deborah are two experts in their work. They embody what they teach and worked together in a very supporting way. They are inspiring role models for female leaders and for me.” – Gudrun Alles. Teacher and Research in African Dance

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Discounted Early Bird Pass available until February 14, 2017. After this date, the Standard Pass rate of $550 applies. Student Pass available only to students currently enrolled in a college, university or high school. Professional Pass available only to CMA’s and DMT’s.

The purchase of a pass holds your place in the course. There are NO refunds for lack of attendance. If a module is cancelled, your purchase will be returned. CMER reserves the right to cancel courses due to insufficient registration. Final decisions regarding the status of each course are made two weeks before the scheduled start date. Before making travel arrangements, please contact us to be sure enough people have registered for the course. For additional information on cancellation and refund policies, please refer to our Terms & Conditions page.


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