Practicing Presence

with Jack Blackburn

Workshop Details

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Personal Presencing

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Presencing for Caregivers

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Presencing Somatics Introduction

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Practicing Presence with Your Clients


presencing focusPresence (state of mindfulness) is the most powerful tool you can bring to your session. No matter what forms of bodywork you do, your ease with
presence will take you and your client further than any technique.

In this class, we will open the door to the power of presence as a healing force.  You will be able to involve yours clients more in their sessions, open up your own deeper intuitive and assessment skills, and work with much less effort.

Benefits to You, the Practitioner:

  • Deepen your professional integrity
  • Expand your ability to monitor client cues
  • Become more facile with different states of awareness
  • Move your work towards effortlessness
  • Practice self-care by tracking your own body sensations
  • Explore a different paradigm for pain and symptoms
  • Learn techniques of active listening and focusing
  • Communication skills that enhance your client’s process

Benefits for our Clients:

  • Greater body-centered self-awareness
  • Learn the language of their bodies
  • Experience their bodies without fear or guilt
  • Uncover their inner healer
  • Discover the power of personal authorship
  • Relate to the practitioner as mentor, not rescuer
  • Learn how to work with their symptoms when alone
  • Develop their ability to discern their destiny


I had the best weekend at my clinic after this class. I noticed how much less effort was  necessary.”
~ Student, 2005

“I saw 12 clients this weekend and although I was tired on Sunday night, it wasn’t the fried feeling that I used to have. Your class helped precipitate a whole new attitude toward my work and it’s much more gratifying.”  ~ Student, 2005