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In 2011, the first wave of Baby Boomers will turn 65 years old. Baby Boomers have reached an age of no return. We have passed the midlife crisis. We cannot go back and undo many of the choices and actions we have taken. Erik Erikson, renowned ego-psychologist and prolific author in the mid-twentieth century, defined later adulthood (60-75) as the years of “Wisdom,” a time when an individual maintains his or her “integrity,” develops a sense of fulfillment about life and a sense of unity with self and others or falls into a state of “despair” about what has not been accomplished. Some healthy baby boomers may even continue to fulfill Erik Erikson’s earlier stage, Generativity vs. Stagnation, thereby delaying the aging process.
Your body holds the secret to your own health and wellness. Your body doesn’t lie. If you listen to your body, pay attention to its subtle and sometimes not so subtle messages, you can maintain a state of health for many years to come. The gentle touch of somatic body psychotherapy plus your own mindful awareness, enables your body to let go of habitual tension patterns as you become aware of sensations and express emotions you may not have been aware of before. As your body lets down and lets go, your brain is able to shift the way it processes old memories and current events, so that you can develop a more comprehensive and uplifting perspective on your entire life.
This workshop will reveal how introspection, life review, mindful awareness and somatic body psychotherapy can facilitate and enhance the health and well being of the baby boomer population as they continue to come of age in this decade and beyond.
This Web Conference is introductory instructional level and designed to help clinicians:
1) Identify and critique the most common myths about aging in American culture;
2) Facilitate introspection, life review, and mindful awareness in clients;
3) Utilize the benefits of mindfulness, touch, and sexuality for healthy aging;
4) Describe how somatic body psychotherapy is a catalyst and synergist for healing.
If you have any questions about this Web Conference, or would like more information, please contact us here.
Erica Goodstone, PhD
I am a Baby Boomer, personally dealing with many of the common concerns of health, wellness, aging, productivity, financial well being, intimacy, etc. I have maintained a successful private practice as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Somatic Body Psychotherapist (specializing in The Rubenfeld Synergy Method and Polarity Therapy) for over two decades. During this same time period, I also served as a professor of health and physical education, teaching gymnastics, yoga, tennis, other physical activities, as well as holistic health, stress management and human sexuality. To alleviate my own body aches and pains and injuries over the years, I made it my life’s work to study and combine a variety of body therapy modalities to overcome neuromuscular, emotional and spiritual limitations. For more information about me and my practice, please visit my website at www.drericawellness.com.
1.5 CE credits will be provided by GoodTherapy.org for attending this Web Conference in its entirety. GoodTherapy.org is approved as a continuing education provider by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) and the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS).
In short, participants will have two options for participating in this event. Option one, listening to the event by calling into our teleconference center. Option two, listening to the event by calling into the teleconference and viewing the event online. Prior to the event all participants will be sent an email with instructions on how to log in to the teleconference and videoconference center. This event will include lecture, interaction, and question and answer periods.
This Web Conference is available for free to GoodTherapy.org members.
This event has already taken place. An audio recording for this event may be available in the Member's Area.