Introduction to the Emotional Body® Method (an online course)

Dates: The course meets on Fridays for 7 weeks, October 11, 18, 25 & November 1, 8, 15, 22, 2024.

Times for Sessions: Class sessions are in 2-hour blocks meeting, and will be recorded for any participants who might not be able to attend all sessions.  Meeting 1:00pm-3:00pm (EST)  (Eastern Standard Time North Carolina, USA time) each Friday.  Here is a Time Zone Converter to help double check your time zone for the correct time.

Instructor: Laura Bond, accompanied by several accomplished guest Emotional Body Instructors and Apprentice Instructors

To register and learn more, visit the course home page. Click on this link:

The course is set up on a pre-order status, so register soon to save your space in the course, course platform materials will become available to all course registrants one month before the course begins.

Small group study online through a hybrid course design of the Emotional Body method (15 registration cap)
Receive instruction on the emotional effector patterns and somatic methods that increase self-awareness, emotional fluency, and resilience.

Lessons in this course series provide detailed information on a powerful and effective physical approach to emotion regulation. The Emotional Body® method uses physical patterns discovered in scientific research, and an instructional style informed by extensive research, somatic education theory, and fifteen years of development.

Registration cost: $600 USD (monthly payments available)

Join your Emotional Body instructional team 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 

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 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