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Craig Toonder, MFT. Oakland Couples Counseling

Workshop Announcement

On February 17th through the 19th, I will be organizing a workshop with Bill Bowen on “Embodiment in Psychotherapy.”



On Friday night there will be a free lecture from 7:00-8:30:

“The Process of Becoming Embodied for Client and Therapist”This lecture will discuss how the quality of both client and therapist being embodied is central to the process of somatic psychotherapy. It will discuss how the therapist’s sense of embodiment affects the quality of connection, the assessment process, and his or her ability to help the client become more mindful and embodied, as well.

Please come with your body and enjoy this experiential and didactic evening with me.

If you are interested in attending this lecture you can register with me:




On Saturday, we will be hosting a full day workshop (9:30AM to 5:00PM):

“Being Embodied as Therapist”Going deeper into the theme of “therapist embodiment,” this workshop will examine how the quality of embodied connection and interaction between client and therapist is essential in the process of somatic psychotherapy. The workshop will explore the concepts of awareness and presence from a somatic perspective. The workshop will focus on how to work with “somatic resonance” between client and therapist. It will explore ways for the therapist to strengthen his or her ability to stay physically resourced and present during the therapeutic process.  The workshop will include didactic and experiential exercises for participants to use to examine their own process and develop new perspectives and skills.

For more information or to register for this workshop: Please contact me at, or go to

Cost: $150,  6 CE’S available




Sunday’s workshop (also from 9:30AM to 5:00PM) will be:

“Embodiment, the Fundamental Somatic Resource: Supporting Clients in Becoming Embodied”This workshop will focus on supporting a client in developing a greater sense of somatic awareness and an increased capacity to be present in his or her body as part of the therapeutic process. The workshop will explore how to introduce the practice of somatic awareness to new clients. It will explore ways to support clients who are disembodied or dissociated with increasing their ability to be more somatic ally awareness. It will examine ways introduce new somatic resources designed to assist clients towards change. This workshop will also incorporate experiential exercises as part of the learning process.

For more information or to register for this workshop: Please contact me at, or go to

Cost: $150,  6 CE’S available


Both workshops and the lecture will be help at the Rosen Center, 825 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94710


BILL BOWEN, is a body psychotherapist in private practice in Portland, Oregon. He is the founder and director of Psycho-Physical Therapy. His unique therapeutic method has evolved from his 35 years of experience working with the creative process, body therapy, somatic psychology and spirituality.

Central to this work is the exploration of the mind/body interface, the establishment of centering presence, and helping clients re-establish optimal psycho-physical resources necessary to live peaceful and integrated lives.

Bill was a co-founder, with Pat Ogden, of the Hakomi Integrative Somatics.

Bill was a founding member of the Northwest Coalition of Body-Psychotherapy.

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