Friday, April 17, 2020 at 10:00 AM PDT
Saturday, April 18, 2020 at 5:30 PM PDT

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Downtown Dance & Movement 
1144 South Hope Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015

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Melissa A Stager 
Ergos Institute of Somatic Education
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Trauma in the Public Eye
w/ Peter A Levine, PhD and Betsy Polatin, MFA

Downtown Dance & Movement, April 17th - 18th, 10am - 5:30pm


After many vibrant Trauma and the Performing Artist workshops in Los Angeles, London, and New York, Peter A Levine, PhD and Betsy Polatin, MFA have decided to take this dynamic and transformative work to the next level and open it up to: Trauma in the Public Eye.

This unique experiential workshop is designed for all wishing for a greater capacity to engage more fully with life. Peter and Betsy invite all actors, musicians, singers, dancers, politicians, athletes, teachers, therapists ... and anybody
else who is interested in movement, breathing, human behavior, and learning more about how trauma effects the body. After all, aren’t we all performers in our own public eye? Just walking into a room full of people for a gathering or an office meeting can be as triggering for one person as walking onto a stage filled auditorium is for another.

In this workshop, packed with demonstrations, lecture, and group exercises, you will explore your inner
sensations, motivations, and intentions, as you learn how to safely and actively utilize your unique emotional trauma history along with an enhanced body awareness and easier breathing to convey a wider spectrum of feelings and inner sensations. Trauma, when accessed at the level of body sensations can open us up to an incredible, yet subtle array of feelings fostering a deeper connection to ourselves and others. You do not need to perform or reveal your personal history to participate in and benefit from this workshop.

For an actor, this brings up the question – How can I make a character truly authentic and believable?

For a musician – How can I express the music with deep intention?

For everybody – How can I learn to be more comfortable in myself as I interact with others?

Join internationally renowned Somatic Experiencing® trauma expert, Peter A Levine, PhD and movement, breathing and Alexander Technique Master lecturer Betsy Polatin, MFA, for this unique Los Angeles opportunity.

Learn More about Peter: traumahealing.org
Learn More about Betsy: theactorssecretbook.com

We look forward to meeting you and exploring the depths of your authentic talents. We hope you can join us.

  Special $395...valid until March 18th
(write info@somaticexperiencing.com for a special rate if you've attended this class before)

- Open to the Public and the SE™ Community - 

- Performance is not essential to participate and benefit -
- The only requirement is a desire to explore and expand -
- Not Available Online, In-Person Only -
- Please help others by sharing on your Social Media -

*Please understand that Peter and Betsy will demonstrate with a limited number of people. They will do their best to work with as many students as possible. You will have the opportunity to learn from watching others work and from participating in dynamic group work, plus highly trained SE™ assistants will be present for additional support and guidance.

*Please hit the Register Now botton and read the Consent and Confidentiality Agreement to learn more about the workshop, payment options, scholarships, etc. (scrool to the botton near the payment method).