Penetrating the Darkness: Releasing Trauma from the Body
Amy Sprague Champeau, LMFT, Jungian Analyst
Saturday, March 18. 2017
Grace St Paul’s Episcopal Church, 2331 E Adams St (in the Bloom Room)
Lecture: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Members: $15, Non-Members: $20
Our bodies are the context for all our experiences as human beings. The field of trauma therapy now recognizes that “the body keeps the score” of all that has happened to us. In the lecture portion of this workshop, we will explore trauma from a Jungian perspective. We will discuss the experience and concept of the ‘somatic unconscious’ and the risks and benefits of using the body as a gateway and ‘royal road’ for accessing and releasing negativity and unconscious material so that we experience, as Marion Woodman says, “more positive energy” and “genuine Light”. The presenter will speak from her experience as a Jungian analyst and her training in a deep form of bodywork which is designed to release trauma and negativity from the body.
Amy Sprague Champeau is a Jungian analyst and licensed marriage and family therapist with a private practice in Tucson, Arizona. She is a graduate of the Analyst Training Program at the C.G. Jung Institute of Chicago where she is a faculty member in the Analyst Training Program and regular speaker and presenter in the Institute’s public programs. After becoming an analyst she completed a series of trainings in body methods to increase body awareness, treat traumas, and facilitate greater connection to our creativity. She is a certified practitioner in TRE (tension and trauma releasing exercises), EMDR and Integral Bodywork, is the founder of the Moment-to-Moment Intuitive Painting Process and is a long-time practitioner of zen meditation.