Standing Your Ground: How Movement Work and Body Oriented Psychotherapy Can Help You Transform your Relationship with Yourself and Others
• Would you like to learn how to feel more grounded and connected to yourself and less tossed around by the ups and downs of your feelings and life?
• Do you tend to get anxious and avoid speaking your truth or asserting yourself in relationships when you need to?
• Do you sometimes feel stuck in your life, or in psychotherapy – knowing intellectually what changes you want to make but unable to make them emotionally?
While therapy and movement work can each be powerful in their own right, when combined you simultaneously experience an integration of your psychological functioning and a sense of foundational support through your physical structure which supports how you meet your own experience and everything in your world. Learning how to mindfully refine your movement opens up more options for an expanded range in living and meeting others.
This workshop brings together two seasoned practitioners who practice mind-body integration. Dan Rindler, GCFP is an experienced Feldenkrais practitioner who specializes in using movement work with anxiety and other psychological issues in children and adults. Stacey Klein, LCSW is a seasoned somatic and relational psychotherapist who integrates body, mind and spirit in her practice with children, adolescents and adults.
In this 3 hour workshop, you will be guided through gentle experiential body awareness and movement exercises designed to heighten awareness of your habitual and unconscious patterns and discover untapped inner resources that will help you feel more empowered and grounded in your life. We will use individual exploration and partner experiments where you will be able to share your experiences with your partners according to your own comfort level.
This workshop is open to all, including new and experienced movement practitioners, psychotherapists and anyone interested in beginning or going deeper into their own mindfulness practice or doing deeper work on getting unstuck. No prior experience is necessary; we will support you if movement is new for you! This will be a non intimidating atmosphere where you can share your experience according to your own comfort level.
At Moving Body Resources
112 W 27th Street, #400, New York, NY 10001
Sunday, June 11th, 2017
10am – 1pm
$65 Before May 31st. $75 after
Co-Presented by Dan Rindler GCFP + Stacey Klein LCSW
Stacey Klein, LCSW is a holistic psychotherapist in private practice in Manhattan. She blends traditional and mind- body psychotherapy approaches with eastern and western spiritual and intuitive practices (buddhist psychology, kabbalah, astrology). Her areas of specialty include anxiety, phobias, obsessive compulsive patterns, recovery from medical and psychiatric illness, relationships, highly sensitive and intuitive children and adults and spiritual awakenings (Kundalini).
Stacey leads trainings and workshops for clinicians, movement practitioners and the general public on how to live from a more embodied, centered place. Her greatest passion is helping people sort through their difficult early conditioning so they can find greater balance and an easier expression of their own unique gifts in the world.
Dan Rindler, GCFP, is a Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner (2006) with a private practice in Brooklyn and Manhattan. In Dan’s practice, he works not as a healer, but as a hands-on teacher for clients from all walks of life including those with chronic pain, anxiety, trauma, challenges with mobility, balance, as well as infants and children with developmental delays. He has taught Feldenkrais-based seminars and trainings for movement practitioners and therapists, including at the Feldenkrais Institute of NY. Dan is dedicated to guiding his clients to discover their inner resources for strength and resilience, and to thereby open up new possibilities to live their lives more fully. www.brooklynfeldenkrais.com
You do not need to RSVP for this event.
This talk is free.
June 16th, June 23 & June 30th 2015
This series is suitable for individuals, couples, psychotherapists, meditators, dancers, bodyworkers, yoga practitioners and anyone looking to develop a deeper connection with and understanding of their inner life, feelings and relationship patterns.
Registrations are processed on a first-come, first-served basis.
Please contact the JCC for additional information.
Session Schedule:Jun 16, 2015-Jun 30, 2015
7:15PM – 9:15PM
|List Price||$ 65.00|
|Member Price||$ 55.00|
New Understandings and Strategies to Minimize and Transform OCD; A Healing Workshop for People with OCD
Led by Stacey Klein, LCSW
Sunday June 7 2015: 10 am- 3 pm (we will break for an hour for lunch)
15 W 86th Street (b/w Central Park West/ Columbus)
New York, NY 10024 (SAJ; Social Hall)
Cost: $ 60
To register please email Stacey Klein at StaceyLK22@gmail.com (
OCD symptoms can take over your life and make you feel like something in you is broken. This is not so. You CAN heal. You are not alone and OCD need not be a stigma but can be understood as a way that you have learned to structure your experience and cope with the difficulties of being a human being. There are many tools and approaches that can work even if CBT has not been helpful to you.
In this experientially focused workshop, through awareness exercises (individually and in pairs) you will gain new understandings of your experience and symptoms and learn to expand your ability to tolerate uncertainty so you begin can heal. You will be introduced to tools drawn from body and movement oriented psychotherapies (somatic and gestalt therapy), CBT (Cognitive Behavioral therapy), Buddhist Psychology and mindfulness approaches to help you manage and chip away at your symptoms. We will also discuss directions for structuring your recovery (including ways of reconfiguring and changing “exposure” treatments so they are gentler and more manageable).
This workshop is open to anyone who is interested in developing greater awareness of their sensations, feelings, thoughts, movement and relationship patterns and willing to participate in and share their experiences in the context of a safe confidential setting.
You will :
• Be introduced to a variety of innovative and effective tools for breaking up old patterns, tolerating feelings and living more flexibly to help set OCD aside
• Learn about the healing impact of connecting with your body to alleviate OCD symptoms and live in a more empowered way
• Learn tools you can draw from when in the thick of an OCD episode
• Learn to understand your experience from a compassionate perspective which promotes healing
Stacey Klein, LCSW is a somatic psychotherapist in private practice in Manhattan. She specializes in the treatment of anxiety, phobias and OCD. Stacey has developed an effective integrative and holistic model for treating OCD and has had success in helping many people recover and live more spontaneously and fully.
Thu, Nov 13
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
For more information, or to register, please call 646-505-5708.
AAGT Biennial Conference, Sept 3-7, 2014, Asilomar, California
A Life Interrupted: Understanding and Treating Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Anxiety Using a New Multi-Dimensional Approach
With Stacey Klein, LCSW
2 Hour Conference Program
Abstract: Obsessive Compulsive disorder and other anxiety disorders including phobias are most commonly treated using evidence based cognitive behavioral approaches called exposure treatment. However, despite their proven efficacy, experts acknowledge that 1 out of 4 OCD patients refuse exposure treatment due to its stressful nature and 20% drop out once they begin treatment. In this experiential and didactic workshop, you will learn about a new multi-dimensional approach to treating anxiety that synthesizes relational, somatic, gestalt and behavioral approaches into a more holistic and experience-near approach. We will discuss how appreciating the somatic and relational nature of anxiety informs its treatment and enables the therapist to better conceptualize, structure and pace the treatment so that clients feel more supported and willing to approach gradual behavioral changes.
Learning Objective(s): Participants completing this workshop will be able to articulate their understanding of OCD from a multidimensional perspective; and will be able to apply their integrated knowledge with clients.
Life offers us so many challenges and while often we turn to others to help us, the most enduring strength lives inside us. Come and learn HOW to awaken the love that is already inside you and or/ help your clients do so, by getting out of your head and cultivating an intimate and meaningful relationship with your inner life that will nurture you, guide you, connect you with your spirit and serve you infinitely when all else fails.
In this talk, psychotherapist Stacey Klein, LCSW will share insights and tools gleaned from her 18 years of practice as a holistic psychotherapist and her personal journey to find her own light, inspired by Judaic and other spiritual practices and Somatic and Gestalt therapy perspectives. She will discuss how an embodied approach paves the path for spiritual awakening.
The presentation will offer both didactic and experiential components. The experiential component will offer participants, several “how- to” tools and exercises for accessing and embracing one’s feelings in an ongoing and enlivening way. Exercises will include a briefly led meditation focused on somatic experience and an approximate 20 minute guided developmental somatic exercise where participants will break up into dyads and then asked to share their experiences with one another and/ or with the larger group.
The information presented will be useful to those who are seeking additional tools to heal themselves as well as clinicians interested in incorporating more somatic and spiritual skills into their practice in order to help clients awaken more affectively and fully to their body, mind and spirit.