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Licia Sky, BFA

Licia Sky, BFA

SKU: LSkyInPerson

Research shows that our ability to be aware of our bodies impacts and enhances how we process sensations and memories, and how we heal from traumatic events. Explore embodied awareness through experiential exercises and learn and how you can foster embodied awareness with clients who have a history of trauma.


In this workshop, Licia Sky guides discovery through meditation, movement, theater exercises and play to show how this awareness affects the therapeutic container, safety and ability to be present with what emerges within the session. Based on the upcoming book, Come to Your Senses, the Official Workbook for The Body Keeps The Score, this program offers an array of non-verbal, experiential exercises drawn from theater, guided focusing, dance, meditation, yoga, bodywork, and Embodied Voice.


This experiential program can be taken alone or as a follow-up to Bessel van der Kolk, MD's course, Frontiers of Trauma Treatment.

  • About

    Licia Sky is a co-founder and the CEO of the Trauma Research Foundation.

    She is a somatic educator, artist, singer-songwriter, and bodyworker who works with traumatized individuals and trains mental health professionals to use mindful meditation in movement, theater exercises, writing and voice as tools for attunement, healing, and connection. She is a regular instructor in trauma healing workshops at Cape Cod Institute, Kripalu, and Esalen. For the past decade, she has been teaching expanded awareness in workshops to clinicians and laypeople around the world

  • Course Title

    Embodied Awareness Workshop

  • Course Agenda


    Noticing in Stillness

    • Default states- Internal focus

    • Detailed Exploration of body sensations, orienting attention, breath, sound, self-connection


    Noticing in Standing

    • External focus

    • Sense of balance

    • Weight

    • Direction of attention and energy


    Noticing in Movement

    • Rhythm

    • Direction

    • Postures


    Noticing in Interaction: Interpersonal Neurobiology

    • Eyes and Eye Contact

    • Gestures in space

    • Voice and vibration


    Practice and Grounding

    • Attunement, listening, flow

    • Q&A on practice and application

  • Course Objectives

    Upon completion of this course participants will be able to:

    1. Describe a detailed body tracking meditation that incorporates interroception, proprioception, and neuroception

    2. Identify internal sensations in stillness

    3. Observe how non-verbal awareness affects physical and emotional states

    4. List techniques to explore non-verbal awareness in movement

    5. Describe how to foster safety, curiosity, and shifts of state through non-verbal interaction

    6. Explore your non-verbal voice and how it affects your body 

    7. Use vocalizing and sound for energizing, calming, and tension release

    8. Describe methods rooted in interpersonal neurobiology to calm the nervous system and create safety

    9. Use active listening to increase attunement