October 28-31, 2018 (9am-5pm) 26 CE Hours available* | 26 AASECT credits

The Lost Piece: Reclaiming the Body after Abuse

Teach your clients to gain a sense of their body as a safe place to live. Working gradually and incrementally, we will use Somatic Intervention to repair the body and the sense of self which were compromised by abuse. Enable your clients to contain their internal experience, build trust, tolerate intimacy and approach pleasure.

Part 1 (or other somatic training) is a prerequisite.

*CE credits can be paid for here.


40 Broad St
5th floor
NY, New York

Target Audience
This course for Psychologists, Psychoanalysts, Social Workers, Sex Therapists, MFTs, Counselors, Creative Arts Therapists and Nurses – All Levels.

Course Objectives

After this course, students will be able to:
Identify those clients who shouldn’t be invited to “go inside” their body.
Create enough safety to make therapy possible for them.
Resource clients who are particularly difficult to resource.
Track the body in session, identifying dissociation when present.
Propose somatic “body building” exercises for each client.
Regulate physiological activation in client, and in self.
Interrupt habitual patterns, mindfully, to create new neural pathways.
Identify the missing piece in each trauma, and treat accordingly.
Address the wounds of incest and early childhood sexual abuse

For more information on CE Credits click here.

Certificates will be available following satisfactory course completion at http://www.academeca.com/CEUReg/Certificate.aspx

Cancellation policy
up to one month before course begins, full refund minus $50
up to one week before course begins, 50% refund
after that there will be no refund
For any questions or concerns, email: rickibernstein@gmail.com



Day 1
9:00-10:30 Betrayed by the Body
10:30-10:45 Break
10:45-1:00 The Reparative Power of Choice
1:00-2:00 lunch
2:00-3:00 live demonstration
3:00-3:15 break
3:15-5:00 Practice in Dyads

Day 2
9:00-10:30 Sensing the Self
10:30-10:45 Break
10:45-1:00 Body Building Exercises
1:00-2:00 Lunch
2:00-3:00 Live demonstration
3:00-3:15 Break
3:15-5:00 Practice in Dyads


Day 3
9:00-10:30 Self touch and sound to regulate
10:30-10:45 Break
10:45-1:00 Repairing the Attachment Wound
1:00-2:00 Lunch
2:00-3:00 Live demonstration
3:00-3:15 Break
3:15-5:00 Practice in Dyads

​Day 4
9:00-10:30 Types of Perpetrators
10:30-10:45 Break
10:45-1:00 Clinical Pitfalls
1:00-2:00 lunch
2:00-3:00 video analysis
3:00-3:15 break
3:15-5:00 Q&A, processing


  • October 28, 2018
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • October 29, 2018
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • October 30, 2018
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • October 31, 2018
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm