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Shapes of Engagement 2
Storefront for Somatic Practice

Leadership Embodiment: Cultivating Presence, Confidence & Compassion

To be an impactful leader, one must be conditioned in multi-faceted ways. In this 6-week series, we will learn to distinguish our patterns of engagement so that we can create a more inclusive, bold and centered vision for ourselves and the causes we seek to realize. We will deepen our capacity to respond skillfully under pressure and refine our personal and professional goals–as formal leaders, parents, friends, teachers, caretakers, service providers and consultants. Becoming more aware of our energetic, physical and neurological responses to stress, we will learn to “recover center” and generate the impact we seek. We cannot change our habits through the mind alone. Somatics and neuroscience continue to demonstrate how physical posture, breath and the way we carry ourselves influence our thinking and the environment around us every day.

5-7pm Wednesdays
Feb 1 – March 8 (7 weeks)

Elizabeth Valentine, L.M.T. is a certified Massage and Cranio Sacral Therapist, Leadership Embodiment Coach and Aston Movement teacher practicing Integrative Bodywork since 1980. After attending Boston University with a Major in Anthropology, she studied and began teaching Somatics in France and continues to work with people from all over the world. Formerly Dean of Faculty at the Muscular Therapy Institute in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Elizabeth uses several modalities to address student and client concerns and goals. The process is creative and designed to effect deep and lasting change in physical and emotional patterns. Equipped with a deep understanding of human anatomy, Elizabeth works with students to shift their physical form in ways that allow them to sustain changes, move freely and think differently. When the multipl aspects of the self are brought into alignment, clients reach new levels of peace, ease, relaxation and strength.