Mourning Out Loud

A Somatic Approach to Working with Grief and Loss

Course Description

This Workshop Comes with 2 CEU opportunities

We live in a culture that simultaneously minimizes expressions of grief, while promoting an attitude that “you never get over it,” leaving bereaved persons to hopelessly work through grief with minimal support. Each bereaved person’s unique protective patterns affect their ability to release pain. Regardless of the type of loss, healing becomes possible when embodied emotional expression is supported. Learn how loss impacts us on five levels of being along with interventions to support healing.

Main Points of the Course

▪ The Effect of Grief on Five Levels of Being

▪ Cultural Norms and Messages that affect the Healing Process

▪ Armoring and Grief

▪ Wolfelt’s Companioning Model

▪ Use of Touch

▪ Presence, Embodied Listening, Power of Pause

Learning Objectives

Participants will:

1) be able to describe Wolfelt’s Companioning Process

2) be able to list cultural norms/messages that affect the healing process

3) be able to use two somatic interventions that support healing.


Lowen, Alexander. (1975). Bioenergetics. New York: Penguin.

Wolfelt, Alan. (2003). Understanding Your Grief; Ten Essential Touchstones for Finding Hope and Healing Your Heart. Colorado: Companion Press.

Worden, J. William. (2001) Grief Counseling and Grief Therapy; A Handbook for the Mental Health Practitioner. New York. Springer Publishing Company, Inc.

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Course and CEU Fees:

This Course is available for $45. For an additional $15 processing fee you can receive 2 CE credits for this course. USABP Members do not have pay the $45 dollar course fee. Use your member discount code during the check out process. Contact [email protected] for your member discount code. Members do have to pay the CE processing fee. NOT A MEMBER and WANT THE DISCOUNT? Join us.

Your Instructor

Kate Holt, RN, ACCEP
Kate Holt, RN, ACCEP

Kate is the Executive Director for the Institute of Core Energetics, a New York non-profit training organization. Since completing the four-year practitioner training in 2003 and postgraduate training in 2004, Kate began serving as an Institute faculty member. Since that time she has been training and supervising Core Energetics Practitioners in the U.S. and internationally. Kate served as a member of the Institute’s Board of Directors.

Course Curriculum

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