“I thought your presentation was the best of the five I attended at the Colorado Counseling Association Conference!” LR
Available as a Speaker/Presenter
I am passionate about the Boundless Benefits of Body-centered Therapy. Certified in Brainspotting, and I have been reading extensively about the many other methods leaders in the field are using (trying them out on myself and others). I offer a 90-minute experiential presentation that can be adapted to corporate, educational or therapeutic settings.
During the 90 minutes, I teach short, body-centered exercises that increase mindfulness, reduce anxiety and resolve fears. These exercises calm the nervous system under stress averting symptoms of anxiety so that one might think clearly and make healthy choices when faced with challenges. Experiencing the exercises helps people to feel the beneficial effects rather than just cognitively conceptualizing them.
Drawing from the work of neuroscientists, Zen practitioners, and authors addressing the best ways to navigate emotions, I explain vagal nerve regulation and describe the autonomic nervous system and its response to trauma. I reveal what goals most somatic techniques share in common, as well as collecting exercises that ground and/or that stimulate the ventral vagal parasympathetic system. These exercises complement what people are learning about mindfulness. By coming into closer touch with their body’s messages, people understand their emotions better and release tension that no longer serves them. As a result, they feel more resourced all week long and engage and respond to others more calmly. This new reference point is life changing.
Given the education and the experience, the brains, a natural healer, begins to rewire.
I offer a handout that includes descriptions of the exercises as well as a list of references for further reading.
BIO: Author, speaker, Reiki master and somatic specialist certified in Brainspotting, Jennifer Delaney, MA, NCC counsels and coaches in Denver and Boulder. Focusing on adults, she works with individuals experiencing stress in transition, anxiety & PTSD related to childhood trauma.
Jen has spoken for Pursuits Wellness and Coaching Network, Rocky Mountain Brainspotting Institute, Mental Health Center of Denver, People House Private Practitioners, the Boulder Center for Conscious Community, several times for the volunteers and grief counselors at TruCare Hospice, as well as at the 2016 International Brainspotting Conference in Brazil, the 2016 Colorado Counseling Association Conference and the 2016 Wings Conference.