Healthy Aging for Baby Boomers

Presented by Erica Goodstone, PhD on 09-24-2010 at 9 a.m. Pacific to 10:30 a.m. Pacific (1:30 p.m. Eastern)

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, paying 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.

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Meet the Presenter

Erica Goodstone, PhD

Erica Goodstone, PhD

I am a baby boomer, and I am personally dealing with many of the common concerns of the generation, including those pertaining to health, wellness, aging, productivity, financial well-being, intimacy, and so on. 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 and 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.

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