Co-Regulation: Reconnecting with Our Inner Nature
(August 10, 24, Sept 7 & 21)
with Amanda Franz
Co-regulation is an innate process of attuning to self and other for inner regulation. Since humans are socially oriented species, our bodies are wired for this as a necessary support.
As a group, we will learn about our nervous systems (how we perceive the world and integrate information), in the context of understanding that our basic framework for homeostasis (mental and body health) is linked to supportive relationship (co-regulation). From that understanding, we will practice listening presence with ourselves, with each other and with the land- honoring that the land and all the beings connected to it are alive and we are in relationship with them already.
Learn about and be supported in a practice of co-regulation with others and the surrounding natural world.
Through exquisite facilitation, embodied anatomy, awareness practices and movement activities, we will explore:
--human connection and evolution within the natural world
--co-regulation of nervous systems
--body and land time
--practices of deep listening
Frameworks integrated into the course are polyvagal theory, anatomy of senses and perception, animism (the world is alive and communicative), authentic movement, somatic meditation and authentic relating.
Classes take place outside so please come prepared for weather. Locations to be emailed once registered.
Body and Land Time:
In this great listening and building the connection of our bodies and the land, I strongly encourage you to wear whatever gear you need to feel totally comfortable being with the land in whatever way your body calls. Which means, be prepared for rolling around or climbing or sloshing in water, in case that's what your body calls for.
What to bring:
$45-75 sliding scale donation- no one turned away.
Drop-in's possible with prior notice.
Pre-register using this form.
E-mail Amanda at firstname.lastname@example.org for drop-in classes.