Somatic Stress Release, with DR Scott Lyons
Somatic Stress Release™ addresses the underlying psycho-physical patterns associated with stress while promoting well-being through the lens of body-oriented therapies.
Stress related health challenges are now a widespread global issue.
Chronic stress wreaks havoc on our health, impacts biological
energy conservation, and makes us less attuned to the need for
self-care. When a person encounters stress they form
neuromuscular patterns to manage and protect themselves from the
A person maintains this activation even after the stressor is
eliminated. This behavior prevents them from properly
processing or mobilizing the stress. Similarly, individuals
can get trapped in thought cycles which continually activate a
physiological response, limiting their tolerance and capacity to
manage additional stressors.
A physiological stress response happens throughout every system of
the body, ultimately interacting with every cell. It's no wonder
that stress responses are interwoven with our emotions, immune
function, thoughts, breath, and movements.
Somatic Stress Release is a holistic approach that recognizes the
complex layering of each individual's relation to stress. Stress
manifests itself in each person's body differently.
Understanding this unique body response allows each person to
process and navigate the intricate layers of stress.
One of the most effective pathways towards that awareness and
negotiation is through feeling a deeper sense of and connection
with the body-mind, an approach called somatics.
In this somatic approach there is a recognition that we engage
with others and the world through sensations and movement. As
stress is something experienced and expressed through the body, a
somatic or body-focused approach can more quickly address habitual
responses to internal and external stressors.
This certification is open to anyone (i.e yoga teachers,
therapists, parents, teachers, etc) who wishes to address stress
from a multidisciplinary holistic approach.
September 2-6, 2020, Wednesday to Sunday
Place: Yogashakti, Högbergsgatan 30A
Price: 11 000 SEK (incl VAT)
Register: With name and phone number to email@example.com
CERTIFICATION: SOMATIC STRESS RELEASE™
In addition to utilizing body-based stress release techniques,
these immersions will also integrate experiential anatomy and
physiology, mind-body medicine techniques, elements of
cognitive-behavioral therapy, Neuro-Linguistic Programing, movement
meditations, and yoga nidra.
The Somatic Stress Release™ program happens in three
modules: Foundations, Intermediate, and Advanced.
These modules prepare you to:
- Gain a deeper understanding of the biological, social, and
psychological aspects of stress.
- Identify somatic symptoms and triggers for emotional and
- Learn to work with stress as it is reflected in facial
expressions, posture, muscular patterns, or other forms of body
- Learn cognitive reframing and stress tolerance techniques.
- Explore self hypnosis for relaxation.
- Learn neuromuscular repatterning procedures to release
unconscious habituated stress cycles.
- Identify yours and other's resources for negotiating
- Learn embodied mindfulness and resilience training
- Engage in movement meditations and breath work to release
trapped or stored arousal energy.
- Stop burnout and rebuild depleted biological resources.
- Learn to take control of your relationship to stress in order
to live a life of greater well-being.
- Apply manual-therapy techniques to guided
Module 1: Foundations
Introduction to Somatics and Somatic Therapy
Introduction to the History of Stress
Mind-Body Medicine for Stress
Learn to recognize and facilitate the stress response
Mobilization Practices of Stress
Embodied Resilience Work
Compassion and Acceptance Therapy
Experiential Anatomy of Stress 1
Integration of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Somatics for
Introduction to Yoga Nidra
Muscular-Fascial Release work with Balls
Module 2: Intermediate
Nutrition for Stress Reduction
Experiential Anatomy Of Stress 2
Identify and addresses blocks in the stress response cycle
Iliopsoas Complex Release Work
Body Work and Manual Therapy for Stress Release
Introduction to Restorative Yoga
Somatic Application of Polyvagal Theory
Module 3: Advanced Integration
Recognizing and working with Immobilized Stress Patterns
Coaching Training / Dialogue Work
Experiential Anatomy Of Stress 3
Addressing Autoimmune and Inflammatory diseases through Somatic
Unwinding Stress Memories
Practice sessions with feedback
Repatterining Attachment Style to Support Greater Resiliency
Special Topics: Addiction to Stress
*Two online support sessions will be offered after each module to
help participants integrate the material.
*Participants will receive a certificate of participation of
Somatic Stress Release after each module and may receive 30 hours
of CEU's from the Yoga Alliance.
Certified Somatic Stress Release™ Practitioner
Upon completion of all 3 Somatic Stress Release™ modules and 4
private sessions with Dr. Scott Lyons, a Somatic Stress Release™
Practitioner, or an Embodied Flow™ Somatic Movement Therapist- you
will receive the certification as a Somatic Stress Release™