2017-18 Immersion: Deep Dive into Multidimensional Healing


WOTB-Circle-Logo-DesignImmersion, 2017-18
Starting October, 2017

A Deep Dive into Multidimensional Healing: Body, Mind, Spirit, & Emotions

Secure your place in the 2017 Immersion at 2016 prices with a $500 deposit.
You can still pay monthly.

Are you a practitioner who wants to do deeper work of your own, and offer deeper work to others, including physical touch?

Or a lover of growth and healing who wants deep, committed and loving group support to finally move through that piece that has felt so intractable all these years?

Interchange grad? See what other Interchange grads are saying 

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Wisdom of The Body is a particularly effective group of insights and practices that can help heal a wide variety of symptoms, and equip its practitioners to show up more effectively for themselves and others. An important component of our work is Healing From Neglect, a popular workshop topic we give throughout the year, and also an effect of doing Wisdom of The Body work, which involves exquisite attention to parts of ourselves that may be suffering from habitual neglect.

For the last few years, those who experience the work of Wisdom of The Body have been saying things like,

Wisdom of The Body sessions have allowed me to go deeper inside myself and attend to physical sensations, emotions and themes; this work has helped create more breathing space and more energy flow throughout my body as well as more space for the arising of needs and wants that I’ve habitually learned to squelch. With the support of Jill’s curiosity, openness, sensitivity to my needs, and ability to create a safe container I’ve been able to attend to whatever arises when we work together, and move in the direction of freedom.” – Joan Diamond"Wisdom of the Body"

I received so much love! I felt totally seen, met and accepted! I reached a deep place I have struggled with before, and this time, actually went through it. I cried, laughed and roared. All my expression was welcomed. This is cutting edge somatic healing.” – Ilya Yacobson, LAc

If you have tried talk therapy and didn’t get results, this is for you. Jill uses somatics, actual physical contact, and verbalization to tap into your experience and express what needs expressing. For some, even being a space of unconditional positive regard will be new and transformative. For more experienced practitioners, Wisdom of The Body allows you to get straight to work on what most needs it.”  – Steven L.

Secure your place in the 2017 Immersion at 2016 prices with a $500 deposit.  (You can still pay monthly.)

In the 2017-18 9-month Immersion, you can learn how to apply ALL the components of Wisdom of The Body to your own healing and repertoire of approaches, while receiving sessions consistently

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You get: 

      • One weekend workshop and one evening video class per month
      • Three 1:1 sessions with Jill over the nine months
      • An exquisite community of like-minded clients and practitioners who become more and more effective with each other over time
      • A chance to work at an unprecedented level of depth and healing
      • Instruction in and practice with an unusual and extremely effective combination of cognitive, emotional, body, and energy tools you can begin using right away for multidimensional healing
      • Getting in near the ground floor of a cutting-edge healing (un)modality that has the potential to influence how therapy and healing unfold in the coming years and decades
      • Nine months of focused attention and learning from the founder of Wisdom of The Body, and her students
      • The chance to learn and practice an expanded capacity for holding your own and others’ unfolding with the deep compassion and acceptance (beginning with self-acceptance) that enables true healing

The Immersion is an especially good match for practitioners whose background includes Conscious Dance, energy work, Interchange, Co-Counseling, Contact Improvisation, Hakomi, Family Constellations, and other related modalities.

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In the meantime…

Secure your place in the 2017 Immersion at 2016 prices with a $500 deposit.
You can still pay monthly.

I’m Jill, and I started all this.

Jill Nagle, Founder

Jill Nagle, Founder

If you’re like me, you’ve had lots of sessions over the years with practitioners who couldn’t take you where you needed to go. For me, sometimes, they went like this: I sit down on a couch and start talking about my inner world.  The practitioner listens. Just when I get to a place where I feel a deep release coming–tears, sound, movement, the practitioner becomes anxious, because this is outside what they’re trained to handle. To manage their anxiety, they begin doing their modality to me, at me, on me…in their mind, for me, but instead of helping, it shuts me down, because it interfered with the wisdom of my body.

I could feel in my body where I needed to go…they just couldn’t follow me. Things are changing now. Here’s how I got to to where we are today:

In 2013, I was gifted with a laboratory. I had a partner who was a survivor of extreme trauma. From time to time, she would somaticize (express through her body) her trauma in the form of acute pains in different places of her body. I would hold her, and she would release her emotions, and the pain would dissipate. I asked myself the question that would begin Wisdom of The Body:

Where can an adult go to get sustained, aware, nonsexual physical contact with someone who also has the capacity to hold their feelings?

In the last three years, I have developed Wisdom of The Body, in which we create a field of love and spaciousness for the wisdom of the client’s own body. Together with the client, we co-create what the session looks like. I’ve had students along the way, who learned the work, helped refine it, and gave me the sessions I’ve always wanted to have!

Secure your place in the 2017 Immersion at 2016 prices with a $500 deposit.
(You can still pay monthly.)

Here’s what we’ve discovered:

  • True healing is modality-agnostic. Modalities can help–a lot–but it helps to know when to let go of them.
  • The best way we can prepare to help our clients is make our own energy field as robust and full of love as possible. To do this, we:
    – Do our own healing in a similarly deep and open-ended fashion as we offer o
    ur clients
    – Continually work on what comes up for us in showing up as healers
    – Catch ourselves when we go into ego excitement about a modality, energy pattern rigidity, or anything else that pulls us out of attunement
  • Sitting in a chair talking is only one of many ways we can heal.

If you want more from your own journey, and/or a greater capacity to help others, please consider joining us for this immersion.

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Scroll to the bottom for logistics.

Secure your place in the 2017 Immersion at 2016 prices with a $500 deposit.
(You can still pay monthly.)

Here’s a three-step overview of what we do in Wisdom of The Body–each of these steps involves smaller steps as well:

PyramidStep one: Create a rich, robust and coherent field
A field is the energy that surrounds the work we do, that holds what come forth. How strong and healthy it is determines what we can create within it, and how well that will go.
Creating a field involves several things. First, it involves getting our own energy body into shape, so that we personally can hold whatever arises. Second, it involves grounding the space we’re about to inhabit with structures to call forth and hold what arises there, so we as practitioners and witnesses can all be held in something larger. Third, we need to get into alignment with anyone else who will be practicing with us in the field so that we ensure coherence of the field. Any number of people in any setting create a field without even trying. With Wisdom of The Body (and many other healing practices), we attend to creating one just right for the work we wish to do.

Step two: Attunement, through Radical Presence
The first principle I like to call the “Prime Directive,” which is to fully and completely accept what arises within oneself and others before responding. This ties in closely with the second principle, Radical Presence. Radical Presence is love, plus attunement.
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You might have heard of love. Though it needs no introduction, getting love to flow often involves getting everything else out of the way–that’s the tricky part! Attunement is the crucial piece to delivering love in the right shape, measure, form and intensity that the client needs in that moment. We want all our offerings to come from an exquisite Radical Presence, and we cannot effectively practice Radical Presence without a rich, robust and coherent field! Once we have that, we can attune to our clients on so many levels:

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  • Physical–how much bodily distance or closeness does the client need?
  • Cognitive/verbal–how do we interpret what we hear, and filter what we say for optimal clarity? We draw heavily on Nonviolent Communication and related schools of thought for ways to strip illusion from the English language, and get closer to the heart of things.
  • Emotional–how do we show up when big feelings get expressed? Or when the client seems shut down? To the extent that we have fluency with our own range of feelings, to a similar extent will be able to hold those of others.
  • Spiritual–metaphysical means “beyond the physical.” Many times what works most powerfully  to move entrenched patterns is working outside most psychological traditions, such as with our human energy field, or our ancestral lineage, especially in combination with the physical, cognitive and emotional.

Each element works with, reinforces, and help to integrate the others. We are whole humans who do not get wounded only one way, so our healing, too, needs to be multidimensional, and address all of us.

By the way, who reading has noticed that our mandala contains all four of these quadrants? It’s not a coincidence.

Step three: Offerings (Modalities, in diagram)
We listen carefully for what comes forth to offer to a given client, and practice discerning between our own excitement about a particular offering, versus a download from the higher kkittens1nowing of the shared field of intention for the client’s healing. The client will always course-correct us if our initial offering doesn’t fully resonate.

I’m fond of noting that Wisdom of The Body is nothing new–we were all born knowing how to heal from whatever happens to us–all we need is the right kind of attention. The creature in us knows where to go from there, and if you’ve ever been to one of our events, you’ve seen how this happens.
With a rich, robust and coherent field to hold us, grounded and Radically Presenced practitioners accompanying us with exquisitely downloaded offerings, we effectively recreate a sort of ideal family field–the client becomes a child of the Universe, where all of her gets welcomed, accepted and received with the most exquisite love, spaciousness and holding, as she wishes and needs. None of us needs or deserves any less.

We’ll learn all this piece by piece. Your only task now, if you wish it, is to begin.

Secure your place in the 2017 Immersion at 2016 prices with a $500 deposit.
(You can still pay monthly.)

Apply here

Here is a partial reading list for the first semester:

Whatever Arises, Love That, Matt Kahn
Radical Acceptance, Tara Brach
The 5 Personality Patterns: Your Guide to Understanding Yourself and Others and Developing Emotional Maturity, Steven Kessler
Selected chapters from Light Emerging, Barbara Brennan
Selected chapters from The Body Keeps The Score, Bessel van der Kolk

Dates/times TBD

Vision for Next Steps

After this immersion, possible opportunities include:
– Certification in Wisdom of The Body
– Additional advanced training and practice
– Assisting with a new immersion training of other practitioners
– Presentations, workshops, and paid sessions with clients

Cost–2016 Prices good for a limited time only.

$350 per month if paid monthly (total, $3150), due on 1st of each month starting February 1st, 2017.
$2,772 if paid up front (12% discount)

Secure your place in the 2017 Immersion at 2016 prices with a $500 deposit.
(You can still pay monthly.)

So, if you are so inspired, come join us–get unmodalized, shed what you know, lose your mind and come to your exquisitely perfect senses. We’ve been waiting for you. If you would like to play in that field this year…

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Call Jill (415 509 6430) for more information.

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