STREAM Live! In-person workshops are designed to help you feel STREAM come to life in your hands and in your practice
In a combination of anatomy, somatic (body-based) and hands-on learning, students get the opportunity to put STREAM principles to work and learn their value for clinical as well as self-care purposes. Between one & three workshops are required for STREAM certification, depending on each student's choice of Certification Track.
Workshops take place in Los Angeles or Ashland, Oregon. Each STREAM Certification Track requires the completion of one or more workshops. Workshop curricula build progressively, based on the material in previous workshops. Each workshop must be taken in order.
Workshops are open to a limited number of students in order to provide the best learning experience possible. Preferential consideration for workshop admission is given to students enrolled in the STREAM Certification and Mentorship Program. Have you applied to the STREAM Certification and Mentorship Program? Then you have already chosen which workshops you plan to attend. Still thinking about Certification? Apply below.
If workshop spaces are still available once the STREAM Certification Program has filled, each STREAM workshop will be opened to qualified applicants for their professional development. We expect to be able to notify those who've applied for professional development by the beginning of November 2021 about workshop availability once we have filled the STREAM Certification program.
STREAM Live! In-Person Workshop 1
Required for Certification Tracks 1-3
ADDRESS the UNSEEN:
BODIES, BONES, & TRAUMA
Addressing our connection to clients and their buried stories is foundational to the STREAM approach of working with unseen scar tissue. The focus of this workshop is twofold, providing specific techniques for somatic education while offering our nervous systems many options to expand their range of regulation.
Somatic work for active listening and co-regulation is where we begin. We progress to embodied listening skills doing the hands-on work of sharing weight and holding bones. Bones have deep stories to tell when we permit the part of ourselves that knows how to hear, to listen at this profound level.
This is work that requires each body to have the ability to be self-responsible for one’s own weight while in varieties of physical contact with another body. The trust engendered by such contact allows our stories to emerge organically from our bodies rather than unexamined cognitive habits. This embodied approach to storytelling and active listening helps to shed light on the effects of unseen scars. Only then can we begin to question their role as part of our primary identity.
What people say about
“After our lecture today I took a movement class and thought about what I learned about the pelvic floor and obturator muscle, and I was able to feel the lift in my whole pelvic floor and sit bones for one of the only times I can remember. Education–and feeling that change and healing are possible is so powerful!”
STREAM Live! In-Person Workshop 2
Required for Certification Tracks 2 & 3
ASSESS the BODY:
SCARS, SOFT TISSUE, & EMOTIONS
This workshop is about how the body’s structure and function affect each other. We will assess postural habits and learn to release the muscles that create those habits.
Bridging the gap between muscular and emotional tension, we improve our ability to perceive movement, learning how it relates to one’s internally felt landscape. By examining emotions, gestures, posture, structure, and the through-line connecting them, we develop the ability to read the body at both energetic and pragmatic levels.
In addition to working with scars from surgical sites, we’ll look at scar origins, reaching from emotion through to structure. Decoupling scars from emotions is powerful work. The information in this workshop provides a template for deep and effective work in and on the body.
STREAM Live! In-Person Workshop 3
Required for Certification Track 3
ASSESS the PELVIS:
SCAR WORK - INSIDE & OUTSIDE
Learning to slow down enough to perceive irregularities in the continuity of pelvic tissues is necessary for successful scar tissue remediation. This workshop is about gaining competence to bring that level of attention to our work inside the pelvis.
Accurate pelvic assessment begins with knowing pelvic anatomy. In addition to anatomical competency, we will focus on applying listening skills developed in the previous two workshops when working with scar tissue around the pelvis and pelvic floor.
Knowing how structure, function, and scars affect the relationship between pelvic floor muscles, urinary problems, prolapse issues, and painful sex is our goal. Everyone who attends this workshop is required to both give and receive pelvic sessions.