Emotional Resilience & Rebalance

A Physical Exploration of the Emotional Body and Its Potential to Rebound & Balance

Come join lead instructor, Laura Bond, for this highly beneficial and timely course where you will learn ways to:

• Communicate feelings and emotions with clarity, comfort and wisdom
• Sense, identify and allow space for emotional expression in yourself and others
• Physically shift from one emotional state to another
• Rebalance from states of dysregulation, and calm the nervous system
• Become more resilient within your profession and personal life 

Dates:  Every other Sunday - July 10, 24, August 7, 21
Time:  11:00am-1:00pm EST
Course Delivery: Online through Zoom link provided on Thinkific course platform

Registration is CLOSED: Contact us for information about a waitlist or opportunities in the future

Limited Enrollment: 24 
Cost: $450 

Course Page for More Information: https://courses.pure-expressions.com/courses/emotional-resilience-rebalance

Each session will include a primary lesson from Laura Bond on the theme of emotional resilience and rebalance and its relationship to the Emotional Body® method, including practical exercises for all involved during the main session. The second half of the session will be devoted to small break out groups where participants will have the opportunity to practice exercises and hold small group discussions with Emotional Body instructor facilitation. The primary lesson will be recorded and available for continued practice to registered participants, as well as for anyone unable to attend the session. Additional bonus recordings for home practice of Emotional Body lessons will be provided by Laura Bond to registrants for their continued practice of the lessons and methods covered in the course. Open to anyone over the age of 18 years old.

Mental Health Challenges Rising
The COVID-19 pandemic has been more global in scope than any other crisis we have faced in the recent past. Research is now revealing what many instinctively suspected is a dramatic imbalance in mental and physical health disparities worldwide. Depression among adults in the United States alone tripled in 2020—jumping from 8.5 percent before the pandemic to 27.8 percent, and then rapidly climbed up to 32.8 percent in 2021 affecting 1 in every 3 American adults (McKoy, 2021). Additionally, anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S. for citizens 18 and older and the World Health Organization (WHO) reported that in the first year of the pandemic anxiety and depression increased by 25 percent (Brunier, 2022).

Resilience Helps Us Cope & Rebalance
Experts from many branches of the social science fields recommend developing resilience to help us cope and rebalance. Resilience is the process of adapting well in the face of trauma or tragedy, threats or other significant sources of stress (Association, 2022). Yet resilience is complex and our abilities may vary in differing degrees across multiple domains of life including the workplace, educational setting, personal life and within relationships. The main factors contributing to our success in developing resilience are such things as: adopting a positive attitude; having a good self-image; being able to effectively manage feelings and impulses in a healthy manner; and having good communication skills. 

Methods and Skills Offered Within This Course
The good news is we can learn resilience skills!  In addition to the main factors listed above, resilience skill development involves such practices as: recognizing stress in the body (or somatic sensing); building physical hardness (or learning physical emotion regulation); strengthening the relaxation response; and increasing positive emotions (Riopel, 2022).

The Emotional Body® method helps you develop the ability to sense, reconnect with, and manage your emotions. Using evidence-based methods and gentle somatic sensing lessons participants learn skills in emotional fluency and physical emotion regulation. Physical self-regulation of emotion requires developing detailed somatic sensing skills and a knowledge of how these translate into emotional expression. Somatic is a term that relates to the body —soma is Greek for body. Somatic sensing is physically “tuning into” many aspects of our bodies using all our senses (sight, smell, taste, sound, touch, and movement). Somatic sensing lessons raise awareness of minute movements of muscles, skin temperature, pulse, breathing patterns, and any feelings like tingling, looseness or tightness of certain areas, resistance or ease of movement, and overall physical attitudes or intentions with movement. These somatic sensing skills are then connected to specific evidence-based patterns of emotion and their regulation, resiliency skill development, and methods for rebalancing and calming the nervous system. 

Learning how emotions emerge and express in and through our bodies can:

• Assist with unlocking physical disconnections, disembodiment, and numbness often associated with trauma
• Provide insights into disruptive behaviors, habits, and avoidance tactics
• Strengthen our ability to establish personal boundaries and communicate our needs
• Open more achievable pathways to optimism, happiness, and tranquility 
• Develop and refine our capacities for personal control and the ability to deal with challenges

Terms & Agreements

An Education Course – Not Therapy or Counseling Service
This course is designed for educational purposes only. It is not meant to be used to diagnose and/or treat any psychological and/or medical condition(s). For diagnosis or treatment of any psychological or medical problem, consult your own therapists or physician. The instructors and facilitators of this course are not responsible for any specific conditions that may require medical supervision and are not liable for any damages and/or negative consequences from any treatment, action, application and/or following the information provided in this course. 

Emotional Body Cancellation Policy
We rely on an accurate attendance count to make important arrangements for our courses. If an attendee needs to withdraw from a course/workshop after paying their registration fee, they must inform us in writing via email at the.emotional.body@gmail.com prior to the first day of the scheduled course. 

If you need to cancel your participation in a course/workshop, the following refund schedule applies: 
• If cancellation is made in writing 15 or more calendar days before the start date, registrant will receive an 90% refund. 
• If cancellation is made in writing within 14 calendar days before the start date, registrant will receive a 75% refund
• If cancellation is made 24 hours or less before the start date or if a registrant does not attend the course, no refund is available 

Although it is highly unusual, however if the course must be cancelled for any reason, participants will be notified immediately and will receive a full refund of all course registration fees. The Emotional Body and Pure Expressions, LLC is not responsible for expenses incurred beyond the registration fees.

Testimonials from previous online students:

"What a delightfully safe and engaging course in living emotionally!  The Emotional Body is about discovering and cultivating emotional clarity, deep personal freedom and creativity.  Goodbye boredom, hello humanity!" - Mark Lichtenberger, Feldenkrais Method® Authorized Functional Integration® Teacher

"The Emotional Body offers a fascinating physiologically based way to access emotions and then safely return to a neutral state. What I appreciated most about this training was the way in which the instructors encouraged a gentle curiosity towards how one's body uniquely experiences the emotional patterns. I highly recommend this training for anyone who wants to expand their range of emotional expression whether for personal or professional reasons, and do so in a healthy way, as well as anyone looking to increase their emotional literacy in daily life." - Amy Shearer

"An extremely informative physical exploration of how the body and breath are interwoven and connect to the triggers that spur our emotional feelings". – Michael Kelly, Artistic Director of Shakespeare in Action

"Laura is a true master teacher and workshop leader.". – Marya Lowry, Associate Professor, Brandeis University, Founding member and Resident Actor, Actor’s Shakespeare Project Boston

"I would recommend this work to anyone who has reservations about accessing challenging emotional material, as it applies to the moment at hand, without evoking emotional memory. Go ahead: surprise yourself. "– Patricia Tedford, Associate Professor of Acting and Voice, Thorneloe at Laurentian University, Sudbury

"I was blown away by The Emotional Body approach to expressing emotions -- the lessons were laid out so that anyone can learn how to get in touch with and express their authentic emotions..." - Carter Morgan, Standup comic and Developer Advocate for Google

"I was skeptical about taking an online course with this material, but this course was phenomenal!" - Natasha Lorca Yannacañedo, Actor/Assistant Professor

"The online platform works! Having experienced both an in-person intensive, as well as a full course via zoom, I cannot believe how successful the online experience turned out to be. The instructors are organized and knowledgeable, offering diverse expertise and providing equal and ample attention to each participant." ~ Kate Bateman, Clown, Actor, and Simulated Patient Educator