Upcoming Trainings

Comments From workshop or training participants (some translated from German):

Wonderfully complementing and deepening to SE; very inspiring for my work with clients
I have never experienced a class in which time just flew by as in this one. The whole class was an exceptional experience. Thank you very much.
It is amazing how much Darrell crystalizes his information. He expresses so much with very few words.
It was great to meet you and receive the benefit of your ... expertise ... last week! Thank you again for the attention and new input you offered to me in those short but profound interactions. I am still integrating the new energy that you helped to free up....
Darrell has got an unbelievable presence.

May 25-26, 2019 (Saturday-Sunday)

“The Body in Tune: Using the Tuning Board
to develop Vertical Embodiment Resources and Orienting Capacity."

Location: Zurich, Switzerland

Description: Health is characterized by centeredness, balance, connectedness, and movement.

In this workshop, the Tuning Board will be used to explore the body in balance relative to stability and motion. Participants will improve kinesthetic awareness and gain an increased sense of their own embodiment. They will learn strategies for developing somatic resources such as grounding, centering, openness, connection, and orienting in themselves and their clients. They will also identify and work with restrictions and fixated patterns that hinder the full expression of health, and that may be caused by trauma, injuries, or engrained habits of use.

Teacher: Darrell Sanchez, Ph.D.

Registration and Information: English      Deutsch

May 29-30, 2019 (Wednesday-Thursday)

“Working with the Tuning Board - Level II: The Pelvis"

Location: Zurich, Switzerland

Description: The pelvis can be referred to as the seat of embodiment in that it houses the body’s center of gravity. It is the durable bowl of bones that protects the delicate and essential organs of the lower abdomen. It is designed to allow subtle movement between the bones that make up the pelvis and permits a caressing and stable motion to the organs of elimination and reproduction. In the chakra system the pelvis relates to the first chakra of survival at the pelvic floor and the second chakra of sexuality below the navel.

The sense of grounding and power transmitted through the feet and legs travels to the mid-station of the body at the pelvis. It is here that nerve signals are picked up from that movement and stimulate the proprioception at the hip, sacrum and lumbar spine joints and the lower viscera to continue to the spinal cord and brain. These neural sensations and the associated information from our experiences in the pelvis are important in telling us we are connected to the earth and confident about where we are and how to respond to our world.

The pelvis can be the site of much trauma and stress from such experiences as, child birth, automobile accidents, sexual abuse, falls, childhood psychological conditioning, etc. As such, we can lose the normal movement and healthy sensations related to balanced pelvic function.

The Tuning Board sends waves of motion up through the legs and into the pelvis. That motion shows how the pelvis moves or doesn’t move with the waves being delivered by the movement from below. This can clearly show how free or restricted the pelvis is. From here we can work with the information that emerges in the individual’s awareness.

Teacher: Darrell Sanchez, Ph.D.

Registration and Information: English      Deutsch

June 3-5, 2019 (Monday through Wednesday)

“The Tuning Board and Somatic Experiencing Level I:
Experiencing Deeper Embodiment"

Location: Graz, Austria

Description: This workshop is specifically designed for practitioners of Somatic Experiencing.

Our survival depends on our ability to accurately assess threat or safety in our internal and external environments. In the body, sensing provided by our proprioception system helps us form accurate and appropriate responses that ensure our health and well-being. We need the functions of proprioception and related embodied characteristics, including balance, grounding, orienting and vertical integration, etc., to feel safe in the world.

The lingering effects of trauma, stress and conditioning can compromise innate survival systems, impacting our confidence, sense of self and our desire to seek and understand what it is to be human.

The Tuning Board provides a gentle unstable surface that stimulates the proprioceptive and vestibular systems. The movement it produces enters very quickly into the deepest parts of the nervous system. That movement stimulates information in the dissociated and immobilized areas of the body. Accessing that information is essential to transforming our embodiment toward a greater experience of coherence, resiliency and better self-regulation.

When used according to principles and concepts of human embodiment, the Tuning Board is a powerful somatic tool that helps one to enter very quickly and deeply into the Embodied Resources.

In this workshop, we will learn how to access the first dimension of our being: our reflexes, which form the basis of defensive and joining movements. We will become aware of and practiced at the skill of micro-sensing which enlivens the felt experience and empowers our embodiment. We will see how the Tuning Board aids us in restoring wholeness and balance to our lived experience.

Teacher: Darrell Sanchez, Ph.D.

For more information, see Workshop Flyer.

To register, send an email with your name, address, phone number and profession to:
psychotraumatologie@gmail.com

June 8-10, 2019 (Saturday through Monday)

“The Tuning Board and Somatic Experiencing Level II:
Taking It Further"

Location: Hamburg, Germany

Description: Our survival depends on our ability to accurately assess threat or safety in our internal and external environments. In the body, sensing provided by our proprioception system helps us form accurate and appropriate responses that ensure our health and well-being. We need the functions of proprioception and related embodied characteristics, including balance, grounding, orienting and vertical integration, etc., to feel safe in the world.

The lingering effects of trauma, stress and conditioning can compromise innate survival systems, impacting our confidence, sense of self and our desire to seek and understand what it is to be human.

The Tuning Board provides a gentle unstable surface that stimulates the proprioceptive and vestibular systems. The movement it produces enters very quickly into the deepest parts of the nervous system. That movement stimulates information in the dissociated and immobilized areas of the body. Accessing that information is essential to transforming our embodiment toward a greater experience of coherence, resiliency and better self-regulation.

When used according to principles and concepts of human embodiment, the Tuning Board is a powerful somatic tool that helps one to enter very quickly and deeply into the Embodied Resources.

In this workshop, we will revisit the reflexes, the first dimension of our embodiment that was introduced in Level I. We will take that further and add the next dimension of conscious embodiment: play. We will deepen our practice of the skill of micro-sensing and the skill of kinesthetic resonance.

Teacher: Darrell Sanchez, Ph.D.

For more information, see Workshop Flyer.

To register or for more information, email tuning-board-org@gmx.de

June 14-16, 2019 (Friday through Sunday)

“The Body in Tune: Using the Tuning Board
to develop Vertical Embodiment Resources and Orienting Capacity."

Location: Berlin, Germany

Description: Health is characterized by centeredness, balance, connectedness, and movement.

In this workshop, the Tuning Board will be used to explore the body in balance relative to stability and motion. Participants will improve kinesthetic awareness and gain an increased sense of their own embodiment. They will learn strategies for developing somatic resources such as grounding, centering, openness, connection, and orienting in their clients. They will also identify and work with restrictions and fixated patterns that hinder the full expression of health, and that may be caused by trauma, injuries, or engrained habits of use.

Teacher: Darrell Sanchez, Ph.D.

For more information, see Workshop Flyer.

To register or for more information, email tuning-board-org@gmx.de

September 6-7, 2019 (Friday-Saturday)

“Embodiment and the Resolution of Somatic Trauma:
The Tuning Board and SE, Level I"

Location: Vancouver, Canada

Description: Our survival depends on our ability to accurately assess threat or safety in our internal and external environments. In the body, sensing provided by our proprioception system helps us form accurate and appropriate responses that ensure our health and well-being. We need the functions of proprioception and related embodied characteristics, including balance, grounding, orienting and vertical integration, etc., to feel safe in the world.

The lingering effects of trauma, stress and conditioning can compromise innate survival systems, impacting our confidence, sense of self and our desire to seek and understand what it is to be human.

The Tuning Board provides a gentle unstable surface that stimulates the proprioceptive and vestibular systems. The movement it produces enters very quickly into the deepest parts of the nervous system. That movement stimulates information in the dissociated and immobilized areas of the body. Accessing that information is essential to transforming our embodiment toward a greater experience of coherence, resiliency and better self-regulation.

When used according to principles and concepts of human embodiment, the Tuning Board is a powerful somatic tool that helps one to enter very quickly and deeply into the Embodied Resources.

In this workshop, we will learn how to access the first dimension of our being: our reflexes, which form the basis of defensive and joining movements. We will become aware of and practiced at the skill of micro-sensing which enlivens the felt experience and empowers our embodiment. We will see how the Tuning Board aids us in restoring wholeness and balance to our lived experience.

Teacher: Darrell Sanchez, Ph.D.

To register, email
cindy@thebirchstudio.com or call Cindy at 604-830-1611.

Sunday, September 8, 2018

“Yoga and the Tuning Board:
For Yoga Therapists, Teachers, and SE Practitioners"

Location: Vancouver, Canada

Description:

Come and experience your yoga practice in a much more powerful way, while learning how to use this somatic tool to help your clients. Using the unstable surface of the Tuning Board will help you and your clients to

            - become more embodied and centered;

            - understand experientially what grounding is, and how to be grounded;

            - experience greater balance;

            - attain greater presence, awareness and mindfulness in asanas;

            - promote deeper attunement of mind and body during the transitioning into and out of postures;

            - experience integration, through the transmission of sensory information up from the feet to the brain, increasing a sense of connection and somatic awareness;

            - release patterns or fixations that limit the flow of movement through the body and whole person;

How the Tuning Board promotes vertical integration, grounding, balance, and embodiment:

Doing asanas on the Tuning Board demands a greater sense of presence and awareness. From the swaying of the body, sensory information travels from the bottom of the feet and other areas of the body to the brain, activating motor responses that maintain equilibrium. The Tuning Board accelerates this deepening into what the mind and the body must do to work with a posture. A subtler level of coordination, integration and responsiveness are evoked. With that comes a deeper sense of understanding of what a felt experience of embodiment is like. As a result there is a quickening under the feet accompanied by greater proprioceptive stimulation and returning motor responsiveness (grounding!).

The structural and psychological integration elicited by the Tuning Board result from the successful management of the interplay of stability and motion, promoting increased resiliency, creativity, and emotional balance.

Overview of the content of this class:

* Using the Tuning Board to develop personal embodiment, presence, concentration and mindfulness in your own yoga practice and those of your clients;

* Learning how to evoke embodiment resources in your clients, such as balance, grounding, centering, spaciousness and connection;

* Honing the skills of kinesthetic resonance with your client needed to become an effective somatic practitioner;

* Improving balance and symmetry in the practice of asanas and in the body as a whole;

Teacher: Darrell Sanchez, Ph.D.

To register, email
cindy@thebirchstudio.com or call Cindy at 604-830-1611.

December 3-4, 2019 (Tuesday-Wednesday)

“The Body in Tune: Using the Tuning Board
to develop Vertical Embodiment Resources and Orienting Capacity."

Location: Zurich, Switzerland

Description: Health is characterized by centeredness, balance, connectedness, and movement.

In this workshop, the Tuning Board will be used to explore the body in balance relative to stability and motion. Participants will improve kinesthetic awareness and gain an increased sense of their own embodiment. They will learn strategies for developing somatic resources such as grounding, centering, openness, connection, and orienting in themselves and their clients. They will also identify and work with restrictions and fixated patterns that hinder the full expression of health, and that may be caused by trauma, injuries, or engrained habits of use.

Teacher: Darrell Sanchez, Ph.D.

Registration and Information: English      Deutsch


December 7-8, 2019 (Saturday-Sunday)

“Moving the Vagus"

Location: Zurich, Switzerland

Description: The vagus nerve is essential to our well-being and survival. Healthy vagal tone is characterized by resiliency. When it is functioning in a balanced state we can go from love, to social connection, to arousal and action to rest, to meditation, to normal breath, digestion and heart rate. We are continually cycling through our triune autonomic vagal response system (social, sympathetic, parasympathetic) to what we experience in our internal and external reality. Loss of this ANS elasticity indicates traumatic stress, PTSD and fixation.

In this workshop we will incorporate various exercises using the Tuning Board to identify and track the state of each other’s vagal tone, flexibility and flow. The goal is to gain skill in identifying which vagal function is operating and to encourage and restore healthy vagal tone.

It associates with all our internal functions, the environment and to our relationship with others. The Tuning Board sends a beautiful and gentle motion up through the entire body that stimulates every joint and major organ of the body. This loving motion supports the motility of the viscera, thus enlivening the vagus nerve and releasing information stored in the body. We will work with the movement of the vagus nerve toward resiliency and balance.

Teacher: Darrell Sanchez, Ph.D.

Registration and Information: English      Deutsch

December 13-15, 2019 (Friday through Sunday)

“The Tuning Board, Archetypes, and the Imagination"

Location: Zurich, Switzerland

Description: Reflexes, automatic functions that aid and ensure our survival, and higher functions, such as imagination that involves conscious awareness and unconscious emergent images and expressions, come to life more fully when working with the Tuning Board. Archetypes are universal patterns that exist in our inherited unconscious and are recognized in common throughout humanity and serve as an example of emergent expressions. Upon observing them each of us responds inherently to a shared knowing of the appearance of the archetypes and what they mean.

Imagination is a process of generating images revealing what is inside us and in the unconscious. These images can also include “kinesthetic imaging” or postural shapes and sensations which have imprinted and lingered in the body from life experiences. Many of these kinesthetic images are based in immobilized traumatic experiences. Imagination is a real energetic process at the heart of creative transformation and has been referred to as the bridge between the conscious and the unconscious.

The Tuning Board sets in motion the body and the mind stimulating both reflexive and higher functions in a dance between our conscious minds and our personal and collective unconscious. In this seminar we will use memories, dreams and emergent insights to tap into both our present awareness and our vast shared unconscious to understand the meaning of emergent images evoked by the gentle embodied motion of the Tuning Board.

Teacher: Darrell Sanchez, Ph.D.

Registration and Information: English Deutsch

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