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“Stress Tension”: An Introduction to Rosen Method Bodywork

June 29, 2019 @9:00 am -5:00 pm


7 CEUs – $125

With Instructor : Ivy Green

Course Description:
Stress Tension is a type of chronic tension and pain that occurs as a result of emotional coping. In this workshop, students will practice using a gentle touch and supportive words to recognize and respond to client’s unconscious habits of muscular protection and restricted breathing. The technique of supportive touch and words create the emotional safety which enlists the clients’ parasympathetic nervous system healing functions.

Learning Objectives
1. Students will explain the relationship between muscle tension, emotional states, and nervous system activation.
2. Students will demonstrate and perform “tracking technique”: perceiving and responding to subtle shifts in muscle tone and breathing patterns.
3. Students will demonstrate and perform “listening touch” technique.
4. Students will demonstrate correct client communication using “responsive words” technique.
5. Students will describe the neural process of embodied self-awareness.
6. Students will demonstrate their understanding of embodied self awareness through their ability to pay “duel attention”: 50% of their attention on their own physical and emotional states and 50% attention on their clients.
7. Students will define and implement clients’ shift toward parasympathetic nervous system function.
Learning Outcomes
Students will be able to explain when this type of bodywork is indicated based on client’s intake.
Students will demonstrate proficiency in client communication with “responsive words”.
Students will explain and perform “listening touch”.
Students will be able to identify and list the signs that the client has made the shift toward parasympathetic nervous system function from their applied techniques.


About the Instructor:

Geraldine Ivy Green MA, LMT, CAT, SRMBT

Ivy brings a background of clinical psychology to mind/body somatic approaches to physical and emotional dis-ease.  She is a NYS LMT,  a Certified Alexander Technique Teacher and a Senior Rosen Method Bodywork Teacher with more than 35 years of bodywork and teaching experience.

Ivy incorporates mindfulness, embodied self-awareness, personal presence and nervous system attunement into hands-on practices.  She wants to empower both clients and somatic therapists through the experience of a touch that is less doing to and more being with. When clients actively participate in their healing process they learn embodiment skills that inform their lives. When somatic therapists bring mindfulness and presence into their work, it becomes less physically demanding and more emotionally and spiritually fulfilling.

Ivy is a co-owner and Senior Teacher at the Rosen Method Open Center ( ) which is a NCBTMB approved continuing education provider.  Her 2016 book, Relaxation Awareness Resilience: Science and Practice of Rosen Method Bodywork, includes the physiology, neurology and psychology of this healing approach, and is used as a text in international training schools.


June 29, 2019
9:00 am -5:00 pm
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