Spring 2016 Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction in Western MA  
Northampton:  Apr 14th, Th 6-8:30pm for 8 wks + 1 full day, May 22nd.  
Class ends June 2nd.


The Somatic Center
150 Main St., Suite #4
Northampton, MA  01062

For More Information:  

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Intimacy and Body Awareness:  a 6 week therapeutic healing group
199 Main St., Suite 5, Northampton, MA
Starting - October 2nd, 4-5:30pm
Additional Dates:  Oct 16, 30, Nov 6, 12, Dec 4
Learn More Here.



Dragonfly Integrative Care Open House:  April 12, 2013  4-6pm 
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Atkinson's Family Practice
17 Research Dr.
Amherst, MA  01002



The Animal Body:  Healing Trauma through Embodiment
Institute for Sexuality Education and Enlightenment
Hartford, CT
November 15, 2012

Past dates:
July 17th, 2012

Kristen Chamberlin, MS, LMT - Somatic Therapist

Our culture tends to confuse the erotic and the sexual.  In so doing, we cut ourselves off from pleasure in all aspects of our lives.  In this workshop, we will explore how to re-embody our lives using techniques and concepts from Yoga, Himalayan Tantra and Somatic Experiencing®.  Through learning these ideas for yourselves, you will naturally enhance and improve your ability to aid your clients in their erotic and sexual journeys as sex educators and therapists.

For more information on ISEE's July Summer Institute.


The Animal Body:  Lessons from Somatic Experiencing
The Whole Health Expo
Clarion Hotel, Northampton, MA
April 22, 10am, Southampton Room

Kristen Chamberlin, MS, LMT - Somatic Therapist

Kristen places our personal healing work squarely in the context of today's larger global issues as The Inner Work of Social Change, a key link in navigating today's social concerns.  She asks:  "What if reclaiming our capacity to sense our bodies as all animals do, could be the missing link to healing ourselves, and the planet simultaneously?"  Lessons are taken from animals, some of the wisdom traditions and modern neurobiologists about how to live and love more consciously in the world. 


Holistic Sex EducationTM: Principles and Skills for Clinicians and Educators
ISEEE - Institute for Sexuality Education and Enlightenment, Avon, CT
January 13-15, 2012

Dr. Roz Dischiavo, PhD. - CEO and founder of ISEE
Kristen Chamberlin, MS, LMT - somatic therapist and facilitator

Kellie Ryan, LMT - founder of The Academy of Muses

Whether we are educating a client in session, a participant in a workshop, or a patient on the examining table, the way that we envision human sexuality is crucial to effectiveness.  A sex-positive approach is key, but it is not a large enough framework.  What does it mean to include the whole person in our paradigm?  How can we incorporate body, mind, emotions and spirit into our assessments, our interventions, our suggestions with clients and those that we educate?  This 3 day-long workshop will explore ideas and methods for working with clients or creating workshops/educational experiences from a holistic viewpoint.

Boundaries and Sexuality in the Dance:  
Attention, Communication, Action

Dec 4, 2011 - Florence, MA

Sanford Lewis:  producer, 'Contact Improve:  An Intimate Dance'
Kristen Chamberlin:  somatic therapist and facilitator

A facilitated dialogue for the Pioneer Valley's 'Dance New England' community.  

If we're really accessing the vitality dance has to offer us, then every dance becomes
an experiment in expanding repressive cultural norms around sexuality, creativity and
touch.  We owe it to ourselves to become exquisitely conscious and capable communicators.


Unveiling:  Healing, Body Image and Art
w/ Catherine Musinsky, Kristen Chamberlin and Nicola Harder
August 22, 2011 - Freedom, NH

A workshop based on the award-winning short film "Unchastened".1

This is a workshop for survivors of all kinds.  Its about seeing and being seen, 
finding ourselves whole beyond ordeal and finding beauty and
connection where there was pain. 

Catherine Musinsky, dancer, choreographer, breast cancer survivor from Cambridge, MA

Kristen Chamberlin, somatic therapist and facilitator from Western, MA

Nicola Harder, an acomplished body paint artist visiting from Berlin, Germany

1.  Director/Editor Brynmore Williams, "Unchastened".