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Introduction to Psychodramatic Bodywork®
with Susan Aaron

November 1-3, 2013
Boughton Place, Highland, NY

Susan Aaron, B.A., R.M.T.
Originator and Trainer

This Introductory workshop is designed to meet the needs of participants with varying degrees of experience in dealing with cathartic release. Participants will be exposed to a range of skills, from emotional first aid to deep cathartic release facilitation. Great attention is paid to the creation of a safe group. The intersecting dimensions of race, ethnicity and gender are explored in this context. There will be both didactic presentations and experiential learning. Experienced facilitators will assist Susan in the small-group experiential components.

The Introductory Level Workshop meets Friday through Sunday from 9:30 AM through 5 PM. It focuses on . . .
• Understanding, witnessing and experiencing the emotional release of anger, sadness and fear.
• Providing facilitated opportunities to experience the release of each emotion safely.
• Witnessing the full range of anger, sadness and fear, from barely expressed to fully released.
• Learning where the body holds each of these emotions when they are "unexpressed."
• Learning and practicing guidelines for Safe Touch.
• Increasing one’s comfort level in the use of Safe Touch.
• Experiencing the integration of emotional release and bodywork within the structure of a psychodrama.
• Learning and practicing the 6 aspects of closure theory.

Deep personal healing does occur because it’s an experiential workshop but it is not a therapy group. Members will need significant support at various times during and after the workshop to complete and integrate what was begun in the workshops.

Overnight Accommodations Available

**This workshop does NOT offer CEU's or psychodrama hours**
Pre Requisites: This workshop is for people with at least 350 hours of psychodrama training (by a TEP or PAT) or by permission of trainer and/or HVPI.

$450 if registration and payment postmarked by October 1, $510 after. To register, please send your name and contact info with a check for the full amount made out to "Susan Aaron Workshops" and send to:
New address: HVPI, 156 Bellevue Rd, Highland, NY 12528

Participants are required to have therapeutic resources available to them as a condition of participation. Please indicate whether you have these resources in place and include with payment.

Payment Plans:
Payment plans may be arranged upon request. It is now possible to pay with a major credit card. Contact HVPI for more information.

Refund policy:
4 weeks notice: 100% refund
2 weeks notice: 50% credit towards future Introduction to Psychodramatic Bodywork trainings


Susan Aaron is the founder of Psychodramatic Bodywork®. She is an internationally respected expert on emotions, the body and spirituality. For 18 years Susan's workshops and training have transformed people across Canada, England and the United States, teaching them about the relationship between the body and the healing journey. She consults and conducts workshops for agencies and organizations internationally. Susan is a Canadian Director of Psychodrama, a Psychotherapist, a Registered Massage Therapist and a clinical member of the Ontario Society of Psychotherapists (OSP). Susan is the recipient of the 2006 Innovator’s award, presented by the American Society of Group Psychotherapy & Psychodrama (A.S.G.P.P.). This award acknowledges her innovative work in combining psychodrama and bodywork.For more information about Psychodramatic Bodywork visit: