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Palatine, IL – Therapeutic Dialogue for Structural Integration Practitioners
Wednesday, July 18, 2018, 9:00 AM to Sunday, July 22, 2018, 5:00 PM PST
Category: National CE Courses


Wednesday, July 18, 2018 | 9:00AM - 5:00PM

Thursday, July 19, 2018 | 9:00AM - 5:00PM

Friday, July 20, 2018 | 9:00AM - 5:00PM

Saturday, July 21, 2018 | 9:00AM - 5:00PM

Sunday, July 22, 2018 | 9:00AM - 5:00PM


MRSI Center
616 N. North Court | Suite 250
Palatine, IL 60067


Deposit of $300 to hold your spot.

Early Bird Registration (ends May 18) -  $825
After May 18, 2018   -  $925

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Kim Farrell 


Therapeutic Dialogue for Structural Integration Practitioners

Credits: 35 CE Hours

Instructor: Dan Buenenfeld

Course Description:

The Promise: A powerful workshop with Structural Integration teacher and author Dan Bienenfeld, 40 year veteran of SI who’s practical, integrative and intuitive approach to SI and Healing will give you tools to deepen your work with clients. Students will have the opportunity to learn how to go in with the clients in a therapeutic Verbal way to enhance and advance the SI results. When a client is empowered to release negative beliefs, stored emotions and thought patterns, the SI work will have much more lasting results. The psycho/emotional connection to our bodies is one of the greatest influences on our structure. Learn to work with the body and the client’s process at the same time. This exploration into the inner work of the client will take the practitioner into a new level within themselves.

Objectives: This is a Structural Integration therapeutic Dialogue facilitation class, which will expose the students to a wide array of styles and techniques that the seasoned practitioner will utilize during practice, and that the students will study in detail throughout the course. The goal is that the students experience the wide range of available approaches for utilizing dialogue for healing and resolving issues that come up during the Structural Integration work.

Combining the Dialogue work with sessions 1-3 where you will really learn how to integrate the dialogue into the sessions.

Topics will include

  1. Defining and Using dialogue to release and clear out issues- processing explain how dialogue helps to release trapped debris from the body 

  2. Words that work: tone of voice, etc…. Bodywork has its own meta-language…. Allowing, experiencing, connecting, discovering, … use these examples as you guide them into a visualization so they can understand the power of word choices 

  3. The power of suggestion and imagination… Utilizing Guided imagery into the sessions to help clients go inside to access their self-healing powers 

  4. Types of therapeutic dialogue that are often used in HWSI.
    1. Guided imagery either 
    2. Somatic focusing facilitation somatic experiencing techniques 
    3. Voice dialogue 
    4. Body/awareness dialogue 

  5. First, let’s discuss how Issues can get stuck in the tissues. And what is an Emotion?
    1. How emotions and experiences get stuck- emotions and fascia 
    2. What is an emotion and we have three brains 
    3. Sources of fixations- thoughts, feelings, beliefs, attitudes How emotions and beliefs take over the body’s movement patterns 
    4. Seeing the patterns with our clients give examples using students in the class of holding in the posture patterns 

  6. Three essential elements to release and evolve process • Breath • Sound • Movement 

  7. The Brain and how it processes emotions and how to work with Nervous system acceleration.

  8. How to help clients take an emotional concern and clear it out of the body

  9. How to help clients learn to self-process thought patterns and beliefs and clear them out of the body

  10. How to Utilize the territories of the series sessions as a springboard for dialogue.

Instructor Bio: 

Dan Bienenfeld is a world-renowned Hellerwork Structural Integration trainer and practitioner with close to 30 years of experience. He is past president of the Hellerwork Practitioner’s Association, and currently is director of the Hellerwork Practitioner Training. Dan was co-founder of Los Angeles Healing Arts Center, one of the nation’s largest multi-specialty alternative medical centers. Prior to founding the Center, Dan built a strong foundation for his work from many years of facilitating programs in Structural Integration oriented ergonomics for large corporate clients such as Johnson and Johnson. Dan’s commitment as an author and teacher ultimately springs from his deep passion and love for his work, and his desire to effect a positive healing transformation for as many people as possible in conjunction with his personal practice.