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Authentic Movement for the Wounded Healer

Through the practice of Authentic Movement, this experiential training will support you to honor your own wounds while also honoring your client's wounds.

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Authentic Movement for the Wounded Healer
Authentic Movement for the Wounded Healer

Time & Location

Apr 23, 2023, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM PDT

San Francisco, 455A Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA

About The Event

The mythological image of the Wounded Healer is very widespread. Psychologically it means not only that the wounded have a healer within themselves, but also that there is a wounded in the healer. The healer and the wounded are two aspects of the same archetype. However, when this two-pole archetype is split inside the therapist, the psychic process is blocked. When as therapists we think that weakness, illness, and wounds have nothing to do with us, we become only-a-therapist and we leave our clients to be only-patients. But for healing to happen, as therapists, we need to be able to experience wounding as an existential possibility in ourselves to constellate the healing factor in our clients.


This 4hr workshop is an experiential training (4CEs). Teachings are appropriate for healthcare professionals as well as the general public. Healthcare professionals will be able to incorporate the tools and practices offered in this program in beneficial ways to clients or patients.

We will start by learning the principles of the Authentic Movement discipline, then put them into practice. We will do this first in individual explorations then working in dyads to embrace both poles of the archetype of the wounded healer within us.

In the individual exploration, we will initially use the expressive arts to bring more awareness to our wounded pole. Then, we will go to an Authentic Movement exploration to connect with our inner healing potential.

While working in dyads, we will change roles between the witness and the mover. As movers, we open ourselves to be seen as we are. As witnesses, we are present with the other in a compassionate and non-judgmental manner.

In our closing circle, we will honor our vivid experience and share our thoughts on how to wisely use our healing power.

At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

1) Explain how the two-pole archetype of the wounded healer appears in the therapeutic relationship

2) Describe 3 key aspects of the Authentic Movement practice when used in therapy

3) Identify when and how to use the Authentic Movement principles in clinical practice

Our work as mental health professionals requires us to constantly embody authentic caring, strength, healthy boundaries, and patience that I hope we can also give and receive in this respectful community.

I look forward to sharing with you all the gifts that we bring to this world with our service!

We are offering discounts to Authentic Movement community members! If you are part of the community, you should have received a discount code in my March Loveletter. If are not yet part of the community and would like to be part be, please subscribe to my email list here and contact me to get your discount code!

Information on Continuing Education Credit for Health Professionals:

CE credits for psychologists are provided by the Spiritual Competency Academy (SCA) which is co-sponsoring this program. The Spiritual Competency Academy is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Spiritual Competency Academy maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

The California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE credits for LCSW, LPCC, LEP, and LMFT license renewal for programs offered by approved sponsors of CE by the American Psychological Association. SCA is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN Provider CEP16887) for licensed nurses in California. RNs must retain their certificate of attendance for 4 years after the course concludes. For questions about receiving your Certificate of Attendance, contact For questions about CE, contact Spiritual Competency Academy at

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