NeuroSystemics Spotlight Workshop with USABP

25 February 2022
“Social Somatics: Creating Safe & Embodied Group Therapy Spaces for Co-Regulation"
Stephen Porges' Polyvagal theory teaches that our autonomic social engagement state come online when we feel safe, and help us heal deep trauma. It is therefore in social settings that we can reach the highest quality of co-regulation, when it feels safe enough to be oneself with others. This workshop will describe some key interventions to create the most effective group therapeutic space for healing, embodiment & enjoyment!

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Learning Objectives

After this workshop you will be able to put into practice

  • 3 Key considerations to guide clients before they come into the group
  • Nervous system models that include both individual functioning and group functioning (from systems’ thinking)
  • 3 key interventions to support safe embodiment and group coherence


The workshop will include:

  • Academic and evidence-based presentations of scientific frameworks for nervous system functioning and group processes
  • Short experiential practices
  • Group demo analysis
  • Q&A


  • Beckes, L., & Coan, J. A. (2011). Social baseline theory: The role of social proximity in emotion and economy of action. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 5(12), 976-988.
  • Wilson, D. S., & Coan, J. A. (2021). Groups as organisms: Implications for therapy and training. Clinical Psychology Review, 101987.
  • Yalom, I. D., & Leszcz, M. (2020). The theory and practice of group psychotherapy. Hachette UK.
  • Fredrickson, B. L. (2004). The broaden–and–build theory of positive emotions. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B: Biological Sciences, 359(1449), 1367-1377.
  • Bernard, H., Burlingame, G., Flores, P., Greene, L., Joyce, A., Kobos, J. C., … & Feirman, D. (2008). Clinical practice guidelines for group psychotherapy. International Journal of Group Psychotherapy, 58(4), 455-542.
  • Wilson, D. S., & Wilson, E. O. (2007). Rethinking the theoretical foundation of sociobiology. The Quarterly review of biology, 82(4), 327-348.
  • Kubitza, R. (2016). Structural complexity and social cohesion in gregarious animals: from conflict to cooperation.
  • Wilson, D. S., & Hessen, D. O. (2018). Cooperation, competition and multi-level selection: A new paradigm for understanding the Nordic model. Sustainable Modernity, 18-35.



Please check the USABP website for more information.

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Go Further: March 2022 Join Online 3-year CARE Training

The online CARE training (Compassion, Awareness, Resiliency & Empowerment) is a transformative 3-year journey to learn and practice social and emotional regulation skills for your personal deveopment and therapeutic practice, in the midst of a nourishing community.

This is a unique opportunity to learn how to embody skills to create safe spaces for 1:1 sessions, small groups and communities at large.

All participants registered in the CARE training will receive, free of charge, access to this NeuroSystemics Clinical Series “Keys for resiliency, empowerment and awakening”!


Boaz B. Feldman, Faculty

Boaz is a practical visionary, an experienced psychologist, contemplative and therapist trainer acting for worldwide positive change. He has worked in numerous humanitarian contexts, trained in Mindfulness as a monk and at university in MBSR/MBCT in Oxford/Bangor and now teaches Dharma in the Western Insight Meditation Tradition. Boaz is the co-founder of NeuroSystemics, and feels passionate about his engagement in the Extinction Rebellion movement.

  • Date: 25 February 2022
  • Language(s): English
  • Time: 7-9pm CET (1-3pm EDT)
  • Cost: See USABp Website
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