Easing Winter Blues
Friday December 7, 6:30-8:30pm • $7
Bring warmth to your winter evening and reconsider winter blues with Breema Instructors and Somatic Psychotherapists Angela Porter, LMFT and Carrie Gray, LMFT.
Also featuring: Breema Bodywork & Self Breema exercises, Oud music with Derek Wright, nurturing tea and nourishing desserts.
For more information: www.greetinghealth.com/events,
call 510-455-8008 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
At Greeting Health, we combine Breema bodywork and Self-Breema exercises with integrative medicine, somatic psychotherapy, massage, and acupuncture with the aim of increasing vitality and rediscovering health. The aim of Breema is to bring us to a tangible experience of presence and a new dimension of health, consciousness, and self-understanding.
Breema & the Clinical Relationship
Saturday, January 12, 1-4 pm, $75
Nurture your own vitality as a clinician while simultaneously benefitting your client. Learn tools to feel energized rather than drained at the end of every day. Explore holistic approaches to healing that center on presence, acceptance, mindfulness and body-mind connection.
Breema’s body-centered, holistic approach to being present can be practiced in the midst of daily life and in all aspects of relationships. Workshops and groups offer an experiential introduction to self-care practices, principles and tools that nurture aliveness and inclusivity as well as non-judgment, harmony and well-being.
Carrie Gray, MA, MFT is a somatically-oriented, relational psychotherapist in private practice in North Oakland. With a keen interested in meaning, purpose, and the experience of being human, Carrie’s foundational practice is Breema’s “art of being present,” a somatic approach anchored in body-mind connection. With degrees from Wesleyan University, California Institute of Integral Studies, and the Wright Institute, Carrie has also trained in Hakomi Mindful Somatic Psychology. A former clinician at New Bridge Foundation in Berkeley, Crisis Support Services of Alameda County and the Women’s Therapy Center in Berkeley, she specializes in working with couples as well as individuals, and teaches self-care workshops to therapists and those in the helping professions
Angela Porter MFT, CATC, CMT, is an addiction treatment specialist, and Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in group practice and work with other therapists. Trained in Gestalt, body-centered and Somatic Therapy at Esalen Institute, body-mind connection is primary in her work. Formerly a program director at the New Bridge Foundation’s residential substance abuse treatment program in Berkeley CA, Angela incorporated the principles and practice of Breema into her treatment curriculum with great success, working primarily with veterans, formerly incarceratedmen and women, and clients with co-occurring mental health issues. It was during this time that she saw a need to work with psychotherapists on how to be comfortable and bring more of themselves to their work. Currently she is a group facilitator at Bayside Marin and maintains a private practice where Breema is foundational to her work with both clinicians and clients. A certified Breema Instructor since 1998, Angela travels internationally teaching workshops for therapists, MDs, nurses, midwives, teachers, and other healing professionals. Read a recent article by Angela here.