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Skills To Liberate Our Heart - Allowing True Vulnerability

  • Family Therapy Institute 111 East Arrellaga Street Santa Barbara, CA, 93101 United States (map)
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You are welcome to join us either as a Learning Program participant or as a workshop member. This is a way to further your personal process and do it in community.

This month's theme: Nourishment for the Heart, Soul & Nervous System, Resourcing Self, Cultivating Presence, and Disentangling the Flow of Love.

You are welcome to join us either as a Learning Program participant with a 6-month commitment or as a workshop member.

To Register:

We suggest registering and paying in full, 1-month in advance to guarantee your seat and, especially, if you would like to undertake a personal Constellation. After 1-month, we can’t guarantee your seat or the option for a Constellation, as our workshops tend to fill quickly.

To register, download and print the application by clicking the button below. 

After completing, mail with a check (payable to JoAnne Chartrand) for full payment ($400) of the workshop, to:

JoAnne Chartrand
333 Old Mill Rd.
Santa Barbara, CA 93110

After your application is received, you will be sent a confirmation via email with further instructions.


The cost to attend this workshop is $400.

We are able to offer full refunds for cancellations made within three days of the workshop with a $50 cancellation fee. After, we are not able to offer refunds. Ensure you are committed before registering.

What You will Learn:

  • Cultivating Presence, Intra-Psychic Dynamics, Develop more Resiliency

  • Connecting with Ancestors, Tools to Heal Relationships, Accessing Resourcing Skills

  • Increase Basic Trust in Life, Resolve & Metabolize Trauma, Finding your place in the World

  • Recognize Psychological Splitting, Deepening Embodiment Practices, Understand The Impact of Trauma

  • Increase Your Window of Tolerance, Differentiate True & False Autonomy, Release Trans-Generational Trauma

  • Experiential & Collaborative Learning, Personal Development Process Work, Reconnect to Internal Family Systems

  • Develop a deeper Connection with Soul, Learn to access the Body as Home Base, Access Essential Qualities as Resources

  • Power Point Presentations On the Theory, Become part of a like-minded Community, Access the Power Of Being Fully Present

  • Practice Facilitation Skills, after 6 months, Self-Regulation & Co-Regulation Practices

Theory of Trauma & Bonding, we will address:

  • Love Trauma, Birth Trauma, Neuroscience, Intimacy Issues, Entanglement Trauma

  • Differentiation Dynamics, Pre & Peri Natal Trauma

  • Symbiosis and Autonomy, Victim Perpetrator Trauma, Family Conscience Trauma

  • Attachment Styles & Trauma, Divine Homesickness Trauma, Internal Family System Trauma

  • Merging & Separating Dynamics, Understanding Retraumatisation, Multi-Generational Trauma Theory

  • Heal Ruptures between Self & Soul, Interrupted Reaching Out Dynamics, Early Trauma, including Birth Trauma

  • Release Trauma from Nervous System, Effects of Dissociation & Disembodiment

We will  include constellation themes such as: Family Conscience, Orders of love, Fate, The Informing Field, and The Art of Facilitating etc.

  • Orientation For the Trauma Training - We will approach the themes from the perspective of the influences in our bonding patterns, from the ancestors, our ego, our relationships, the body and essence, soul and the divine.

  • Ancestors – We will look at systemic & trans-generational patterns we inherit from our families and entanglements with past events, which may have major influences on our current relationships.

  • Personality – We will explore our personal history, ego, developmental issues and personal traumas, that limit us in life.

  • Relational and Interpersonal – We will explore our ways of being in the world, along with our entanglements in relation to self and others, parents, partners and life relationships.

  • Somatic & Embodiment – We will include awareness of landing home in our bodies, self-regulation, nervous system activation, the body as the gateway to the informing field.

  • Transpersonal – We will deepen our connection to our essence, our soul, and to the sacred.

The following pages on this website will also inform you of the theoretical concepts included in the training: Learning ProgramRelational ConstellationsSE Trauma WorkSomatic Psychology, and Sacred SoulWork


Family Therapy Institute
111 E. Arrellaga St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Saturday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday: 9:00am - 4:00pm 

Park in rear of building.


For questions related to this workshop, email us or call 805-563-0558.