Trauma Unbound BodyNew Class: Awakening the Unbound Body

Via Zoom. Mon, Nov 11 – Mon, Dec 16; Mondays and Thursdays @ 1-2:30pm Eastern. See below for detailed schedule and syllabus.

Instructor: Michael Lydon, LCSW

Realization Process Senior Teacher & Trauma Repair Therapist

This class will be a study course for Judith Blackstone’s newest book: Trauma and the Unbound Body: The Healing Power of Fundamental Consciousness. Purchasing Trauma and the Unbound Body is a pre-requisite for taking this course. Each class module will explore one chapter of the text. Class modules will go for 1.5 hours each, structured as per the following: ~30 minutes: theory and Q&A, ~60 minutes: guided practices that demonstrate concepts explored in various chapters, along with final Q&A. 

Although it is encouraged that the course is taken sequentially as a whole, students may also drop in on any class they wish to. If you would like to take this class and have financial constraints, please email michael@realizationconsulting.com. Between classes, consultation via email will be available for any challenging emotional material that may arise for students, or for other questions. 

Pricing options:

  • Option 1: Complete program, 10 classes: $240 ($60 savings)
  • Option 2: 5-class bundle: $130 ($20 savings)
  • Option 3: Single class drop-in $30

To sign up: Pay via www.paypal.me/michaellydon and specify Awakening the Unbound Body (Option 1, 2, or 3).

Upon payment you will receive a Zoom Link via email and instructions.

Schedule:

  • I. – Mon, Nov 11, 1pm-2:30pm EST – How We Organize Ourselves
  • II. – Thu, Nov 14, 1pm-2:30pm EST – Fundamental Consciousness
  • III. – Mon, Nov 18, 1pm-2:30pm EST – Inhabiting the Body
  • IV. – Thu, Nov 21, 1pm-2:30pm EST – The Qualities of the Body
  • V. – Mon, Nov 25, 1pm-2:30pm EST – Healing Trauma from the Core of the Body
  • — Thu, Nov 28: No Class; Thanksgiving day.
  • VI. – Mon, Dec 2, 1pm-2:30pm EST – Freeing the Senses from Trauma
  • VII. – Thu, Dec 5, 1pm-2:30pm EST – Relationships: Oneness and Separateness
  • VIII. – Mon, Dec 9, 1pm-2:30pm EST – The Realization Process Release Technique
  • IX. – Thu, Dec 12, 1pm-2:30pm EST – Toward Healing Anxiety and Depression
  • X. – Mon, Dec 16, 1pm-2:30pm EST – Trauma and Spiritual Teachings


Syllabus:

  • I. – How We Organize Ourselves
      • A. – Trauma and the fascia system
      • B. – Why we constrict
        1. Protection
        2. Mirroring
        3. Nurture
        4. Compliance
        5. Compensation
      • C. – Exercises: 
        • 1. – “Awareness of the body” vs “Awareness as the body”
        • 2. – Attunement to fundamental consciousness
  • II. – Fundamental Consciousness
      • A. – Awareness
      • B. – Emotion
      • C. – Physical sensation
      • D. – Exercise: Attuning to fundamental consciousness as awareness, emotion, and physical sensation
  • III. – Inhabiting the Body
      • A. – Inhabiting the body and attuning to fundamental consciousness
      • B. – The gifts of inhabiting the body
        • 1. – Becoming present and receptive
        • 2. – Regaining agency
        • 3. – Restoring resilience
      • C. – Developing self-love
      • D. – Grounding in our foundation
      • E. – Exercises: Foundational grounding
  • IV. – The Qualities in the Body
      • A. – Intelligence
      • B. – Voice
      • C. – Love 
      • D. – Power
      • E. – Gender
      • F. – Sexuality
      • G. – Exercises: 
        • 1. – Attuning to the qualities of fundamental consciousness
        • 2. – Attuning to the qualities within the body
  • V. – Healing Trauma from the Core of the Body
      • A. – Our entranceway into wholeness and oneness
      • B. – Increasing Perspective
      • C. – Refining and Integrating our Breath and Energy
      • D. – Exercises: 
        • 1. – Core Breath with Subtle Circuitry
        • 2. – Opening to the Upward Current of Energy
  • VI. – Freeing the Senses from Trauma
      • A. – Increasing our sensory experience
      • B. – Expanding our perception
      • C. – Exercises:
        • 1. – Perception as fundamental consciousness
        • 2. – Vision
        • 3. – Hearing
        • 4. – Touch
        • 5. – Perception of another person
  • VII. – Relationships: Oneness and Separateness
      • A. – Fundamental Consciousness and Contact
      • B. – The link between contact and trauma
      • C. – Balancing Inward and Outward Connection
      • D. – Healing Our capacity for contact from our core
      • E. – Healing Intimate relationships
      • F. – Healing Relationships with groups
      • G. – Exercises:
        • 1. – Attuning to the qualities within the body, with a partner
        • 2. – Attuning to core points in groups
  • VIII. – The Realization Process Release Technique
      • A. – How the Release technique works
      • B. – Understanding our psychological history
      • C. – An illustration of the release technique
      • D. – The importance of patience and kindness
      • E. – Exercises:
        • 1. – The Realization Process release technique
        • 2. – Finding and releasing constrictions in relation to a parent
  • IX. – Healing Anxiety and Depression
      • A. – Releasing the pattern of anxiety
      • B. – Releasing the pattern of depression
      • C. – Exercises: 
        • 1. – Advanced Attunement to Fundamental Consciousness
        • 2. – Three attunements to fundamental consciousness: emptiness, luminosity, and bliss
  • X. – Trauma and Spiritual teachings
      • A. – Abusive teachers
      • B. – The question of personal identity
      • C. – Free will
      • D. – Thinking and feeling
      • E. – Therapeutic presence
      • F. – Exercise: Releasing from the core into fundamental consciousness