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November 4-7, 2021
Petaluma, CA

Move through somatic practices to address and release old traumas so you’ll have more choice in your responses under pressure — as you heal from within, and cultivate your own sense of safety and resilience
How is trauma holding you back?

Is it firing off protective survival reactions under pressure — even when there’s no threat present at all?

Is it pinning you to old belief systems that are sabotaging your progress toward your desires for the future?

Would you like to set your trauma-founded reactions aside — and gently coax new responses forward... to empower yourself toward new, desired experiences?
Our Soma is predictably affected by trauma, shame, and survival reactions. These reflexes (like fight or flight, for example) are triggered by embodied conditioning that comes from trauma...

The way we embody trauma is part of our shape — for individuals and groups.

Collective somas —  the embodied beliefs, culture, norms, and dynamics of a group — include behaviors created by socially inflicted trauma… when safety, dignity, or belonging were threatened. 

Understanding our body-first trauma-based reactions that cause imbalances, and practicing new responses, give us choice in how we respond under pressure. This process changes our individual and collective shaping to better align with our values.

As you'll discover, resolving trauma requires repetition and practice to transform the experiences that built it...

Join us for Somatics, Trauma & Resilience, a transformational course designed for leaders and coaches.

Over four days, Staci K. Haines, Strozzi instructor and author of The Politics of Trauma: Somatics, Healing and Social Justice, will guide you to address your existing traumas and practice transformative tools for healing and resilience.

You’ll learn to identify when trauma is playing a role in a client’s experience, how to guide them yourself, or when a trauma specialist is needed...

What You’ll Receive in this Powerful 4-Day Intensive
Whether you’re an individual looking for a way to confront and overcome your own trauma, or a coach or leader seeking to hone skills and develop tools to support others in their journey — you’ll work through the body to address and overcome historical patterns of behavior caused by trauma. This includes your deepest internalized reactions, including shame, distrust, dissociation, and a need to protect.

Staci’s 4-day intensive course is for coaches, leaders, and individuals who want to increase their own resilience, support their clients’ healing, and successfully address deeper aspects of transformation. 

Transformation is the ability to take new actions aligned with your values and vision — even under the same old pressures.

Somatics understands the workings of both individual and social trauma. Throughout this course, you’ll increase resilience, transform survival reactions into new choices, and learn to "blend" with things that have long been withheld — so they can complete and mend.
Learn to somatically recognize and cultivate resilience — to support a sense of wholeness, choice, and possibility.
During these four days with Staci, you’ll:
Deeply explore the short and long-term impacts of trauma on the mind, body, emotions, and relationships
Learn to regenerate a sense of safety from the inside out
Address the understandable sense of shame after trauma
Develop a step-by-step process to transform shame to forgiveness (especially of self), centered accountability (rather than over or under accountable), and holding complexity
Assess your own competence with healing trauma — to confidently know when to engage further support or refer a client or team member to a trauma specialist
Develop practices for yourself or clients to sustain healing and choice, and generate safety and trusting connection with others
Cultivate resilience, assess development needs, and address reactions that can stem from older wounds — including shame, a need to prove yourself, or an inability to take feedback
Learn to “blend” with your long-held beliefs and reactions to support mending and completion
Recognize conditioned tendencies that stem from trauma, and learn to take new actions aligned with your values and vision — even under the same familiar pressures
Explore daily practices to resource resilience from within — and empower yourself and your clients to call upon self-healing power to face and heal past trauma
I had forgotten what it feels like to accept and feel safety and support in my body. I now have practices to welcome those in and assess trauma with more ground.
- Owen Karcher
Spend four days exploring depth practices for healing personal and collective trauma and shame — and emerge more resilient, with an inner sense of safety.
“Our shape is developed in interaction with our experiences and  environments. Our adaptations to these experiences and  environments—both  resilience and survival strategies as well as social and cultural practices—become embodied and then automatic...This opens some choices, and reduces others.”

-Staci K. Haines, The Politics of Trauma
Course Details
Embodied Leadership Level One or School of Embodied Leadership, both found in our Embodied Leadership Pathway.
Dates and Timing
Course dates vary; please see below for options. The training is held 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Thursday through Saturday and 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday.
This course is primarily offered at the Strozzi Institute dojo (which means "place of training" in traditional Japanese arts) located on a 13-acre ranch in the rolling hills of Petaluma, California. 
Transportation Food, and Lodging
Organic meals (with vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options), sourced and prepared locally, are provided for lunches during all training days. Transportation and lodging are not included. Recommended lodging options for our Petaluma location.
Strozzi Institute is committed to making our courses as available and accessible as possible. We offer a limited number of scholarships to students. Scholarship details.
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November 4-7, 2021
Petaluma, CA
You can pay the full $1,950
tuition now, or make 3 monthly payments of $650.
"I am more prepared and aware of how I must shift from being ready for healing to recognizing my inherent power to heal myself and others."
— Rowenda Lewis
In Strozzi Somatics, Trauma & Resilience, you’ll address your existing traumas and practice transformative tools for healing and resilience.
"I am blown away. The arc of learning, the pedagogy, the percentage of experiential and intellectual learning, the activities, the appropriate amount of breaks, the thoughtfulness about race, etc. were all incredible. I learned something new about myself at almost every single activity. I gathered so many beautiful practices to try with my beloved and with my coach! Several days after, I am noticing a huge difference in my choice making, my compassion for my comrades, and most amazingly- my willingness to blend graciously with myself."
— Ilana Lerman
Here’s What You’ll Discover During These 4 Powerful days…
Day One: Transforming Individual & Social Trauma
  • Welcome, container-setting and introductions

  • Opening practices

  • Defining resilience

  • Practices to access your resilience

  • Somatic resilience through storytelling

  • A somatic definition of trauma

  • Closing practice for resilience
Day 2: Leveraging Your Courage Towards Healing
  • Opening practices to support consent

  • Regenerating Safety Theory — Skills for protection and defense

  • The Safety Blend Theory and demonstration

  • Safety Blend practice with a partner

  • Closing practice and resilience homework
Day 3: What the Collective Body Needs
  • Opening practices for making requests

  • The theory of Shame Lite and storytelling

  • The show points of Somatic Bodywork

  • Practice with a partner

  • Closing practice and resilience homework
Day 4: Somatic Alliance & Centered Accountability
  • Centered Yes opening practice

  • Centered Accountability practice: Over/Under vs. Centered

  • Review the Somatic Arc and Healing process

  • Somatic Alliance demonstration

  • Somatic Alliance practice in groups of three

  • Next steps and completion of Somatics, Trauma & Resilience

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Somatics, Trauma & Resilience
November 4 - 7, 2021
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Quality Teachers
We have the most rigorous standards for our teachers of any leadership training organization. We deliver on the promises of embodied leadership in action, assuring a level of mastery on behalf of our teachers.

Learn more about this course's teacher below.
Staci K. Haines
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Strozzi Somatics

Strozzi Institute is the creator of embodied transformation—a unique, neuroscience-based approach that integrates mindfulness, action-oriented communication, martial arts, and generative conflict training to prepare leaders, coaches, and teams to meet today's biggest challenges.

Over 45 Years of Experience

Our unique and powerful embodied leadership methodology positions us as the leading institution shaping executives, teams, and leaders toward mastery in their business. We have over 45 years of experience in delivering innovative programs to a diversity of organizations around the globe that include Fortune 500, large governmental agencies, small businesses, B-corps, NGOs, sustainable business visionaries, multinational companies, and budding entrepreneurs.

Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What do I do if I am unable to attend the live sessions?

A: If you are unable to attend the live session the video and audio recordings of the live sessions will be made available to you on Thinkific within 24 hours of the live session. Please be sure to watch the recording prior to the next live session to ensure you are current with the progression of the course material.

Q: Do you offer closed captioning or transcripts for your online courses?

A: Yes, to help everyone get the most out of the live and recorded content, we offer live closed captioning and rough transcriptions (AI generated with 90% accuracy) for all of our online workshops.

Q: How long after the course ends will the materials be accessible to me?

A: Course materials will be available to you for one year after the course ends.

Q: How will the course materials be shared with participants?

A: Course Materials are shared on a rolling basis through our online learning platform called Thinkific, with new material released with each live session. Each session’s chapter will start with a Zoom link or recording of the 2-hour live training session and include any supporting readings, handouts, worksheets, and assignments.

Q: Is there anything I have to do to prepare for this course?

A: Yes. We send an email two weeks before the course inviting you to the online learning platform. We ask all participants to review pre-course logistics and materials for the course as well as complete a pre-course student agreement and survey BEFORE the fist live training session.

Q: Can I share the materials and recordings with my friends?

A: No. We ask that you do not share the course materials and content with folks who have not enrolled in the course. Strozzi Institute wants to make the course material accessible to you and we ask that you honor the copyright and student agreement that you sign at the start of the course.

Q: What is the refund/cancellation policy if I decide this course is not for me?

A: Your satisfaction is 100% guaranteed. If Embodying Equity isn’t a great fit for you, for whatever reason — refunds will be issued up until 5 PM Pacific Time on September 7, 2021.

Strozzi Institute is the creator of embodied leadership—a unique, neuroscience-based approach that integrates mindfulness, action-oriented communication, martial arts, and generative conflict training to prepare leaders, coaches, and teams to meet today's biggest challenges.
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