Biodynamic Touch

Feb 1-3, 2019 | Cost: $475 | Deposit: $100 | Spaces Left: 8

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Deborah MerkleStacy Darby

Biodynamic Touch will be presented by Deborah Merkle, BA, CRS and Stacy Darby, LMT.

Friday, Saturday, Sunday 10am-6pm

Biodynamic Touch:

An Introduction to a Quietude Based Practice

This course is for anyone who is interested in the healing power of non-invasive touch. Refine your ability to be present with yourself and others to bring about an enhanced quality of therapeutic touch. Beneficial for healthcare practitioners such as nurses, massage therapists, Reiki practitioners, ND’s, MD’s, physical therapists, yoga teachers, psychologists, social workers etc. to apply in their area of expertise. Laypersons are also welcome to attend to improve the quality and presence of their touch in their personal life & relationships.

Our small class size will ensure that each participant receives ample hands-on support to facilitate learning. We will have a maximum of 8 students.

Together we'll explore tools that support the development of a grounded and centered self.  We will cultivate embodied self-awareness and improve balance in our own inner-landscape.  From this centered, neutral place, we'll form a therapeutic relationship to the source of healing within another via gentle hands-on touch.

Each day will begin with discussion followed by a meditation which will then lead into time spent at the table for hands-on practice of Biodynamic Touch.

All participants will receive several hours of treatment during this course. We recommend that participants allow themselves time in the evening to integrate.  You will want extra time to rest and renew.

Course Objectives

  • Development of a centered & grounded state of being
  • Cultivation of embodied self-awareness
  • Enhancement of perceptual awareness via the felt sense
  • Form & strengthen relationship with the innate healing potential
  • Learn to listen to the wisdom of the recipient's body

Course Facilitators

Stacy Darby, LMT, Reiki Master has been engaged in the study and practice of healing touch for 17 years. She became licensed in massage therapy in 2001 and in 2005 became a certified Reiki Master. Stacy has been practicing Biodynamic Massage and Craniosacral Therapy since starting her training with Todd Jackson in 2013.

Deborah Merkle, BA, CRS has been engaged in the study and practice of Body/Mind Therapy since 1998. She combines her study of Rubenfeld Synergy, Gestalt Therapy and various other body/mind modalities in her Body/Mind therapy practice in Portland, Oregon. Deborah has been practicing Biodynamic Cranial Therapy since beginning training with Todd Jackson in 2005.