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Boundaries:
from the inside out

5 WEEK COURSE FOR THERAPEUTIC PROFESSIONALS & EMPATHS

Reclaim your love for the work

you were meant to do

Transform burnout & feel more creative and at ease in your sessions by learning to effectively work with your unique nervous system.

 

This 5 week course was created specifically to help you become a boundaries ninja in all of your relationships by teaching you how to align with the intelligence of your body instead of trying to be a ‘good’ [insert professional title here]

You will learn how to restore your boundaries with your clients as well as in the rest of your life.

Energetic boundaries? Yep.
Emotional? Mmhm.
Relational? Definitely.

It won't happen overnight but all of the facets of your boundaries will become clearer, stronger and more adaptable.

After 5 weeks you will experience

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A deeper sense of being on your own team & knowing what you need
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More potent sessions
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Greater clarity about what is ‘yours’ and what is ‘theirs’
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Renewed inspiration for your work & clarity about what you need to change

Transform burnout

Choose a New Path

& LEARN TO HARNESS YOUR BOUNDARIES

OFFER

WHAT IF RESTORING YOUR BOUNDARIES ACTUALLY MADE THE WORK YOU DO NOT ONLY EASIER - BUT EVEN MORE POTENT

You do amazing work with people. You guide them through healing and transformation, to overcome limitations, and learn to thrive.

You love what you do. Or at least you do when you’re not flirting with burnout or carrying around other people’s baggage. When that happens, the work that you love turns into a burden that you have to cope with.

Your energy, creativity and relationships take the hit - not to mention your work.

This is not a one-size-fits-all, light-your-smudge, and say-this-positive-mantra kind of approach. This is much more nuanced.

While it will be situated in the context of our shared mammalian anatomy, you will learn how to identify and tend to your unique nervous system's defensive strategies as well as your unique strengths and capabilities.

All in service of becoming even more skilled in your professional and personal relationships.

Transform burnout

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The Program

week 1

Foundations of the Polyvagal Theory

  • History & Context

  • The 3 Branches of the ANS

  • Neuroception & Automatic Dimmer Switches

  • 3 Dimensions of Interactive Regulation

week 2

Mapping your Autonomic Nervous System

  • Identifying and Developing your Resources Across 3 Dimensions

  • Mapping your ANS Patterns & Habits

  • Developing the Superpowers of Curiosity & Self-Compassion

week 3

Cultivating Resources & Regulation

  • Contraction & Expansion - Learning to Honor the Rhythms of Life

  • Deepening Your Resources

  • Discharge vs Growing Your Capacity

  • Discovering Safe Sympathetic Activation

  • 3 Kinds of Regulation

week 4

Applying it all in Session & Relationship

  • Becoming Fluent in Your Body's Language

  • Mapping Your Danger Cues (aka triggers)

  • Leveraging Your Resources

  • Boundaries, WTF

     

week 5

Nuance, Complexity and Caveats

  • Safety vs Fawning

  • Flight vs Fight

  • Freeze vs Shutdown

  • Hybrid States

  • Working Online

  • Ongoing Danger vs Ongoing Symptoms

DETAILS

 

Starting Februari 2024

Live on zoom & recordings

$450 - 350 sliding scale

Prioritize Yourself

& BECOME A BOUNDARY NINJA

ABOUT ASA DEAN

I have found teachers in mountains and oceans, in meditation halls and plants, and in exceptional psychotherapists, bodyworkers and clients. I graduated from the Pacific Center for Awareness and Bodywork in 2015 where I later returned to teach. I have also completed Dr. Peter Levine's 3-year Somatic Experiencing training, a psycho-biological methodology for resolving the effects of accumulated stress and trauma. I practice massage therapy, wilderness therapy and facilitate rights of passage. I incorporate elements of all of these as well as other somatic methodologies into my work with clients.
 

 

I live in Durango, Colorado where I like to play in the snow and sun. Be in touch for a free consultation to see if we may be a good match for working together.

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  • What are the payment options?
    ....how can I set up a weekly payment option?
  • Are there CE credits available?
    Not at this time :(
  • Will this give me new techniques or tools to work with clients?
    While there are some elements of this course that can be used to help illuminate certain nervous system patterns within your clients this will not be the main focus. The majority of our attention will be towards our relationship with our own subjective experience while interacting with others. While this course does not focus on application for during sessions with clients, you will gain significant awareness and skills in terms of your own responses/triggers that will powerfully shape the way you show up and relate with others.
  • I am not a therapeutic professional, is this course still for me?
    While this course is designed with practicing professionals in mind, it is essentially a deep dive into the role of your autonomic nervous system plays in navigating relationships. Most of us have some amount of habitual defensive responses in relationship and this course provides a powerful framework for working with these responses. This can be especially true for people who feel overwhelmed by other people's feelings or have a difficult time discerning what is 'mine' versus 'theirs' (sometimes called Highly Sensitive Person or Empaths.)
  • I am an Empath or HSP, why would I want to do anything about that?
    Great question. I'd like to point out two difference. Empathy vs Compassion - empathy lets us feel what another person is feeling, maybe even merge with their state/energy. Compassion also allows us to notice what another person is feeling but includes the additional pieces of (1) staying connected to our own differentiated experience and (2) generating some kind of benevolent action, even if only internally. Sensitivity vs Fragility -
  • What are the dates and times of the zoom calls?
    ...
  • Do you have a refund policy?
    Yes, if you are not satisfied with the course you can receive a full refund by submitting a request within 7 days after the beginning of the course. Send an email to hello@thebodybefriended.com with the subject line: Refund Request.
  • What if I am not able to attend the live calls?
    All of the calls will be recorded and you will have lifetime access to them. You will also receive a number of PDFs and other material to support your learning both cognitively and experientialy.
  • How will the course work?
    Each week you will receive learning materials (PDFs, guided practices, etc) that will support you getting the most from the video calls. There will be a weekly 90 minute zoom call in which I will present a mix of concepts and theory, guided experiential practices, and time for Q&A. During the week you are invited to apply what you are learning in your practice / life and the following week we will build on the existing foundation. The course begins with more theoretical learning and proceeds towards more experiential learning. The zoom recordings will be posted within 48 hours of the live call.
  • How long will I have access to the course?
    You will have lifetime access to all the material (videos, Q&A, PDFs, guided practices).
  • What do you mean by Empath or Highly Sensitive Person?
    These are terms used to signify individuals who experience a greater than average sensitivity towards life. Be it sounds, sensations, light, EMFs, smells, other people's emotions or presence, or other subtle energies - these people often feel and notice more. This is usually a double edged experience in that these individuals have access to more information with which to navigate life but also can have a difficult time staying centered and regulated or discerning what is 'mine' and what is 'others.' Learning to work with the autonomic nervous system (the intelligence that manages homeostasis on a bodily level) can provide significant benefit in terms of being able to differentiate what experiences are coming from the outside, what are coming from the inside, and how those influence each other. This ability to center our own body's communication and needs whilst navigating life and relationships is central to feeling safe and comfortable both in our own skin and in a world that sometimes brings unpredictable challenge and beauty.
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