Ethics of Touch

Friday August 08, 2014. 10Am-5pm, 6CE $100

Soma Institute of Neuromuscular Integration®, Buckley WA

Instructors: Denise Foster Scott and Karen Bolesky

*Catered lunch included

“The fundamental delusion of humanity is to suppose that I am here and you are out there.”
-Yasutani Roshi, Zen master

Developing a successful client/practitioner relationship is multifaceted. Within every session we give, therein lies the capability to connect into the art of what we do. Working unconsciously with a set agenda can tend to block us from developing the sensitivity required to really be present with our clients.   Real progress is achieved by working together, not forcing agendas on our clients. Tissue reading, autonomic responses, intuition and exploration can turn a standard session into a dynamic one.  Often when there is difficulty being experienced in a session, either you are not listening to your client or yourself. Learning about our own boundaries is just as important as defining theirs. This will be an opportunity to address the more subtle and slightly difficult underlying clues that will inform how we work.

This ethics class is designed to teach you how to:

~ Be centered in yourself while working.

~Explore boundaries.

~ How to approach tissue respectfully.

~ How to intuitively sense tissue, is it agreeing and letting you in, or is it resisting.

~ How to work with resistance, in yourself and in your client.

~Recognize indications of autonomic activation

~Dynamics of the client/practitioner relationship

~Develop a relationship with boundaries

~Open forum for discussion

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aboutdeniseDenise Foster Scott, CASP, LMP

Denise will profess, first and foremost, that she is an anatomy enthusiast. Her practice as an Advanced Soma Structural Integrator, awakened a deep fascination about how our individual facets (emotional, spiritual, intellectual) affect the structure of the body and how to use these connections in ourselves to create spacious and openness within.  Her special interest in anatomy and structure allows her to pays close attention to the relationship between form and function in her work with clients and students.  Denise has been an instructor for 6 years at the Soma Institute of Neuromucular Integration® teaching anatomy and & physiology as well as a core Structural Integration instructor. She currently serves on the International Association of Structural Integration® (IASI) Board of Directors as Vice President/President Elect and is a published author.

KAREN L. BOKaren BoleskyLESKY M.A., L.M.H.C., L.M.P., LAMP, CASP, has been a psychotherapist, and licensed Mental Health Counselor since 1975 with a broad scope of psychological and somatic training. In 1986 she became a SOMA practitioner and instructor. She has owned the Soma Institute since 1986.

She studied Gestalt therapy with the Polsters, grief therapy in death and dying with Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, M.D., and drawing interpretation with Gregg M. Furth, Ph.D. Her B.A. is in Fine Art and she uses drawing interpretation as a tool to enhance personal development. She learned nutrition and business in Florida by owning health food stores. Her powerful work with her clients and students, tapping their personal creativity and the capacity to manifest their vision and wisdom, is aided by her own synthesis of the creative process and knowledge of somatic education. Karen authored a case study in the book, The Indigo Children.

Karen has written a book entitled:  Bony Landmarks-Making Somatic Connections.