Read below to find out about The Core Embodiment Process with Suzanne Scurlock-Durana.
You’ve undoubtedly been told that to feel better, all you need to do isTrust...
You probably also know that establishing trust starts with trusting yourself.
Yet, are you aware of your most reliable resource for cultivating this self-trust?
It’s your Body Wisdom... the body’s spontaneous sensations that alert you to how to be safe, comfortable, and happy in any given moment.
Your Body Wisdom is your full-spectrum form of sensing — your head-to-toe intuition. Listening to the signals your body sends throughout the day — gut feelings, tugs at your heart, legs that want to move (and fast) — sounds like an easy enough practice, right?
As a species, we’ve been doing it for millennia. Early humans depended on this full-body wisdom in an instinctual way, just like wild animals used it to hunt for food and stay safe.
The problem is, most of us have developed blocks to our Body Wisdom.
We shut out physical and emotional sensations (all feeling) due to past traumas. We let limiting beliefs about ourselves and our bodies skew our perceptions about what our body is trying to tell us.
We also get distracted by the world around us — by our digital gadgets and the often unsettling state of affairs. You may even catch yourself over-empathizing with those less fortunate, which can cause you to let too much sensing and feeling in.
So, what can you do to break through these blocks and distractions to access your most valuable resource for cultivating more trust, presence, and freedom... AND for living a calmer, more fulfilling, and enjoyable life?
In The Core Embodiment Process, instructor Suzanne Scurlock-Durana, CMT, CST-D, will lead you in highly experiential practices that get you in touch with your body’s wisdom. So you learn to easily access it as your go-to inner compass for navigating all of life.
Suzanne is one of the world’s leading authorities on conscious awareness and its transformational impact on the healing process. For more than 30 years, she’s empowered others with practical tools that help improve every aspect of their lives — from health and wellbeing to relationships, career, creativity, and spiritual growth.
Our body’s wisdom, Suzanne teaches, speaks to each of us in unique ways. In times of stress, some might have a “felt sense” that creates a wave of sensation throughout the body. Others may feel contracted in the gut. Still others may notice a blocking off or a numbness in the pelvic area.
Suzanne understands. Her proven methods for awakening the body’s innate wisdom — and her work as a practitioner and international instructor of Craniosacral Therapy and SomatoEmotional Release® — were inspired in early adulthood by a violent attack involving a trusted friend that left her with chronic pain and emotional trauma.
As she learned, our reactions to our body sensations can often be overly vigilant because our brain may be thinking that what’s happening now is similar to a past traumatic event.
This locks us out of the current moment and leaves us vulnerable because we can’t accurately sense what the rest of our body is telling us.
Unfortunately, if you can’t feel present-moment sensations, you’re left to relating with past experience through the mind only. And that’s just not enough to create the internal peace you crave.
In this self-empowering 21-week program, you’ll learn proven approaches for getting past your blocks to your body’s wisdom.
You’ll discover that your body has very specific ways of talking to you. And you’ll learn to approach this innate language with curiosity to “read” it more quickly and easily...
When you can do this, you’ll discover that it’s so much easier to access the feelings of calmness, clarity, and groundedness that can make all of life better.
You’ll even discover how to cultivate this heightened awareness when you need it — to be proactive versus reactive in a strained situation, for example. Your relationships with others (including animals) will deepen as your groundedness and relaxed presence make you more approachable and ready to receive.
AND this deeper sense of connection will spill into your connection with all of life — heightening your sense of belonging and deepening your trust in yourself and others.
You’ll also open yourself to the possibility for accelerated physical and emotional healing as you listen more closely to your body and respond to its needs more quickly.
When you can explore the “dark” and “light” sides of trusting in the nurturing energy available to you, you’re able to better sense this energy — and to integrate desirable levels into your entire system to help build and maintain feelings of trust, ease, and vitality.
Suzanne will also share experiential practices that will help unveil when your body is letting in and feeling too much. She’ll guide you in setting strong yet healthfully flexible boundaries in these circumstances...
And, she’ll offer you many ways to quiet your mind and tune into your body, including breathing exercises, explorative movements, approaches for merely “being” with your feelings, as well as looking to your nighttime dreams for insights and guidance.
When we commit to the journey of coming home to ourselves, we can more easily unveil our physical, emotional, and spiritual resistance — even when we’re feeling fear, rage, or sadness.
Suzanne will help you walk through your sometimes unsettling inner landscape with the resources, courage, and freedom you need to meet your inner demons... and disempower them.
She’ll share practices to help you approach what arises with strength, self-love, and compassion. So you can recognize and embody your Body Wisdom and use it as a consistent ally.
When you can make your body’s wisdom your go-to navigator for your life, you not only build the trust that opens the door to greater presence, calm, and clarity. You also find that you’re no longer ruffled by the trauma-dramas around you.
You also find and feel great pleasure in your simple daily interactions with others, as you’re more present, aware, and free for camaraderie and connection — and better able to listen beyond your mind’s usual chatter.
As you more fully embody this oldest of wisdom resources, your preoccupation with worry, or your habit of “tuning out” your body’s signals to shut out a past trauma, gives way to the nourishing flow of life energy within and around you ...
You open more expansively to all of life. And in doing so, your own unique gifts more readily flow through and from you out into the world. You feel freer, happier, more creative, and more vital.
This is your opportunity to build your self-trust. Cultivate true full-body presence. And open to the sheer enjoyment of life using practices you’ll value for a lifetime.
As a special addition to this course, Suzanne will be live streaming video of her teaching sessions. So you can have an even more powerful connection and transmission. This live video connection is easy to use. And it will greatly increase your learning and transformation.
Course sessions are on Tuesdays at Noon Pacific.
In this 21-week transformational intensive, Suzanne will guide you through the fundamental spiritual skills and competencies you’ll need to develop practices you’ll use for a lifetime to listen to your body’s wisdom and meet all your challenges with renewed energy and trust.
Each weekly LIVE contemplation and training session will build harmoniously upon the previous ones. So you’ll develop a complete holistic understanding of the practices, tools, and principles you’ll need to sustain the fluidity of smooth recoveries whenever life’s intensity takes you off track.
Full-body presence and its delicious feeling of aliveness are the elixir of life — and they result in greater clarity, joy, and vitality.
Certainly, many understand what it is to be present in each moment. But they’re missing the practical experiential skills that consistently bring them there.
During these seven weeks, you’ll discover how to cultivate a refined full-body presence that greatly enhances the quality of your life, your business success, and your personal and spiritual growth.
You’ll discover how to know when you’re truly present or simply imagining it. And you’ll learn to return to the present moment much faster when life’s stressors and traumas throw you off center.
You’ll also deepen your current experience of presence. And you’ll solidify it in each moment of your life — the difficult and the easy. So you’ll gain the resilience to stay with anxious moments, as well as ecstatic ones.
During these 7 weeks, you’ll:
During these four weeks, we’ll explore together the body signals, limiting beliefs, and expectations that get in the way of stepping into our true freedom. And we’ll expand your awareness of what impedes your spiritual growth and joy in every moment.
You’ll practice dissolving these blocks with the understanding of how important it is to walk through your own inner landscape with the resources, courage, and freedom to meet your inner demons — and disempower them.
During these weeks, you’ll:
In the next four weeks, you’ll add three powerful resources to your Core Embodiment tool chest: A calming, clarifying breath. A gentle, enlivening movement exploration. And the ability to decipher the meaning of your dreams.
Through your practice of these potent resources, you’ll discover how your normal breathing can be slightly altered to quiet your mind. Clarify your thoughts. And introduce a calm centeredness.
You’ll also learn a simple, internally inspired movement that will help you explore your body’s signals and free you to open more fully to this inner compass for greater clarity and presence.
Plus, you’ll discover how your nighttime dreams can reveal your inner wisdom.
During these weeks, you’ll:
While Suzanne is traveling for the month of June, you’ll receive four pre-recorded videos of Suzanne demonstrating her dreamwork processes. As a special addition to these sessions, Healing From the Core (HFC), advanced practitioners will be available LIVE to answer questions after each week’s video broadcast. You’ll also have an opportunity to join a small group discussion following the Q&A. These bonus sessions will enhance Suzanne’s preceding course module on dreams. Video broadcast dates are June 5, 12, 19, and 26.
In the next four weeks, you’ll illuminate personal issues that may have been eluding you your entire life. These “shadow sides” leave us feeling a constant undercurrent of discomfort that can be difficult to recognize and work through.
During this module, you’ll discover how to reclaim your power so you’re no longer hampered by your shadow material. You’ll experience practices that will expose what no longer serves you. And you’ll integrate these hidden parts of you fully, allowing you to open to the freedom to feel joy — and to walk your soul’s path.
During these weeks, you’ll:
During the last two weeks of the program, we’ll integrate all the course experiences to help you uncover your unique soul path and gifts.
You’ll discover practices that will help you let go of what other people want from you, so you drop more deeply into who you truly are.
Once there, your body’s wisdom can inform you moment-to-moment... lighting your path home.
Over these last weeks, you’ll:
In addition to Suzanne’s transformative 21-week virtual course, you’ll receive these powerful training sessions and bonus materials. They complement what you’ll learn in the course. And they deepen your understanding and practice.
As mentioned above, while Suzanne is traveling for the month of June there will be a break in Suzanne’s live teaching sessions. As a special bonus during this break, you’ll receive four pre-recorded videos of Suzanne demonstrating her dreamwork processes. HFC advanced practitioners will be available LIVE to answer questions after each week’s video broadcast. You’ll also have an opportunity to join a small group discussion following the Q&A. These bonus sessions will enhance Suzanne’s preceding course module on dreams.
In this audio conversation, Kate and Suzanne share about the power of presence and using the wisdom of your body. You’ll discover five key principles that help you with your health and wellbeing, as well as your everyday life. And you’ll hear how these principles apply to your healing journey. And how you can access your inner wisdom to find unique solutions to life’s challenges.
Kate Mackinnon, CST-D, is a Diplomate-Certified Craniosacral Therapist through the Upledger Institute. She’s also a presenter for the HFC curriculum, and a licensed Physical Therapist in both California and the United Kingdom. Kate has been using touch to support her patients in their healing and in accessing their physical potential for the last 30 years. She spent many years working with children with disabilities where she first came across Craniosacral Therapy. She is very excited to get this effective treatment more widely known through her book entitled From My Hands & Heart: Achieving Health & Balance With Craniosacral Therapy. It was published through Hay House with a foreword written by Dr. Wayne Dyer, who was her patient and the impetus for her to write the book.
In this intriguing interview led by Dawson Church, Suzanne shares about her recent book, Reclaiming Your Body. She talks about the importance of addressing the body component in the care that’s received after trauma and other life experiences. It’s an exciting time to be alive in that these body-centered therapies are more commonly added to the traditional care received from doctors and other caregivers.
Dawson Church has edited or authored many books in the fields of health, psychology, and spirituality. He has collaborated on articles with many of the leading voices of our time, including Larry Dossey, Bernie Siegel, Caroline Myss, Barry Sears, and John Gray. He earned his doctorate in Integrative Healthcare at Holos University, under the mentorship of distinguished neurosurgeon Norman Shealy, MD, PhD, and founder of the American Holistic Medical Association. He went on to receive a postgraduate PhD in Natural Medicine. Church and Shealy co-authored a compendious survey of spiritual healing throughout history called Soul Medicine: Awakening Your Inner Blueprint for Abundant Health and Energy.
In this intimate interview led by Suzanne, Stephen Porges discusses the complex topic of how Polyvagal Theory applies to Craniosacral Therapy. Stephen’s clear explanations made an impression on Suzanne. And she wants to share this work with you because she found him to be incredibly approachable — showing that a high level of intelligence and the capacity to connect with people are not mutually exclusive.
Stephen W. Porges, PhD, is Distinguished University Scientist at Indiana University, where he directs the Trauma Research Center within the Kinsey Institute. He holds the position of Professor of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina and Professor Emeritus at the University of Illinois at Chicago and the University of Maryland. Stephen also served as president of both the Society for Psychophysiological Research and the Federation of Associations in Behavioral & Brain Sciences and is a former recipient of a National Institute of Mental Health Research Scientist Development Award. He has published more than 200 peer-reviewed scientific papers across several disciplines. In 1994 he proposed the Polyvagal Theory, a theory that links the evolution of the mammalian autonomic nervous system to social behavior and emphasizes the importance of physiological state in the expression of behavioral problems and psychiatric disorders.
At one level or another, traumatic experiences are a part of any life — from the emotional shock of a parent or peer’s careless words in childhood to intense physical injuries to life-threatening emergencies and/or assaults. Not only do these events take a toll on our psyches, in Reclaiming Your Body: Healing From Trauma & Awakening to Your Body’s Wisdom (New World Library, June, 2017), author Suzanne Scurlock-Durana explains how they they cut us off from the wisdom of our bodies as well.
— Katrina, Scotland
Suzanne’s course definitely reassured me on things I intuitively felt but did not always feel allowed to share/teach. I learned a lot about the power of empathy and presence through Suzanne. Thank you.
— Paola, Paris, France
This course really helped me connect with my inner wisdom, grounded in my body. I became aware of blockages I didn’t know I had. Suzanne is a wonderful, easy to follow, grounded teacher. I will use these techniques daily and with my clients. Thank you, Shift Network and Suzanne!
— Carrie, Frankfort, Kentucky
Suzanne’s work is solid yet graceful, grounded, and profound. She has the capacity to transfer information in an easy, full-hearted manner. Practical skills for stressful times.
— Cari Greywolf, Asheville, North Carolina
I have worked with Suzanne’s explorations for a few years and found the course a wonderful next step in this work. I understand more than I did and I have a whole new set of meditations and explorations to work with.
— Mary Ellen, Rockport, Massachusetts
By taking this course and the work we did in it, plus the discovery of Craniosacral Therapy, I found what I was needing: to get into my body and be able to listen to it more clearly. Emotions I was feeling but could not express due to tension, were finally released, and I discovered a deeper connection from within and through my body, and I am more able to regulate my energy, activity, and focus.
— María, Caracas, Venezuela
A fantastic journey befriending parts of your body that have been pleading to be listened to, heard, and treated with lovingkindness and cherishment. It’s an inside job that can certainly created a newer me without negativity on the road to balance and the sweet life you have yearning for. Are you not worth this?
I have been involved with body wisdom for two years, and this course brought a deeper connection with my internal self. Thank you for offering this course. I would strongly recommend it to anyone.
— Linda, Washington State
I felt a genuine care and warmth from the facilitator and teacher during the course and feel continued support by this organization, like they sincerely care. The Shift Network generously further supports the participants by making all the course work accessible for a year! I need this and am delighted to have this access.
I was able to apply the information in this course to do public speaking in a more fully grounded and present way than I ever have before.
The Core Embodiment Process not only offers some of the most advanced online teachings currently available, it also offers a thriving global community of support.
Join your fellow students and practitioners from across the world in the live interactive conference calls or in our online community to support and learn from each other while you discover how to open your mind and expand your paradigm of reality.
This international community is at the leading edge of a global movement of people who are committed to manifesting a better world for all beings. This emerging planetary movement is rooted in an open heart and stands for the principles of mutual support, cooperation, harmony, and reverence for all of life.
Twenty-one 90-minute Class Sessions With Suzanne Scurlock-Durana
Experience a rare opportunity to be mentored and learn with leading conscious awareness instructor Suzanne Scurlock-Durana — from the comfort of your own home. Each class session includes a live streaming video option and guides you to learn the specific skills and abilities to awaken your spiritual potential. Course sessions are on Tuesdays at Noon Pacific.
Twenty-one Video Recordings of Class Sessions
After each class, the video will be available for you to download or stream in high-quality format. You’ll never have to worry about missing a session, and you can watch anytime and anywhere — on any connected device and at your convenience.
Twenty-one Audio Recordings of Class Sessions
After each class, the audio will be available for you to download in high-quality MP3 format. You’ll never have to worry about missing a session, and you can listen anytime and anywhere — on any connected device and at your convenience.
Twenty-one PDF Transcripts of Class Sessions
In addition to the high-quality videos and MP3 audios, you’ll also receive the entire class transcription in PDF format after each session is completed. You can then review, print, and highlight the most important insights and practices you were given.
Twenty-one 30-minute Interactive Group Practice Sessions
With live class attendance, there will be a 30-minute optional interactive practice session directly following each class. You’ll be placed in an intimate group with several other participants on the conference call to interact, share, and do additional practices to further integrate the weekly lessons. If you’re unable to attend the calls live, the Online Community group allows you to connect with each other to find alternative times to interact.
Interactive Exercises and Questions for Each Lesson
After each lesson, you’ll have the option of completing related exercises, practicing new tools, and answering questions to accelerate your learning and integrate each week’s lesson.
Our exclusive Facebook online community is the perfect place to continue your discovery process after each class. Here, you can continue the discussion about deepening practices, interact with your fellow students, and get access to additional resources to take your exploration to an even deeper level.
The Core Embodiment Process℠ Bonus Collection
We feel honored Suzanne Scurlock-Durana has chosen to partner with The Shift Network to offer this exclusive LIVE online training.
This is a rare opportunity to interact directly with an expert in awakening the body’s innate wisdom, whose powerful insights and pioneering work are helping us heal ourselves and our world.
Through this easy online format, you’ll save time and money on workshop costs (including travel, accommodations, and meals, which would cost thousands of dollars). Plus, you’ll be able to benefit from Suzanne’s incredible teachings and exercises from the comfort of your home — at your own pace!
If you’re serious about activating your body’s innate capacity to thrive on every level, then you owe it to yourself, your loved ones, and our world to take this one-of-a-kind training.
If you’re ready to take the next step in evolving yourself, click the register button below to reserve your space now.
Suzanne Scurlock-Durana is a brilliant teacher who offers a powerful approach to healing on all levels.
— Shakti Gawain, Author of Creative Visualization
Suzanne is a master practitioner, with extraordinary intuitive and healing abilities, whom I have been blessed to know and work with for many years. Reclaiming Your Body is a groundbreaking work that can lead all of us to more health, vitality, and freedom.
— Rachel Carlton Abrams, MD, Author of Bodywise
In her book Reclaiming Your Body, Suzanne Scurlock-Durana draws on her decades of work facilitating profound transformation in people suffering from a range of physical and emotional dis-ease.
— Tara Brach, PhD, Author of Radical Acceptance
[Suzanne] shows you how to be friends with your body — how to relate to it as an ally rather than something to control, judge, manipulate or push away.
— John Upledger, DO, OMM
I remember how life changing this workshop was for me the first time through. It was a turning point in my journey that allowed me to show up more powerfully in my office and hospital practice.
— Dr. Joel Ying, MD, certified Healing From the Core presenter
After studying with Suzanne, there is an ease during my therapeutic sessions I had not previously experienced. [She] me how to incorporate essential resources of energy, grounding, and connection to spirit/life force.
— A physical therapist, New York
Nowhere else have I found such powerful, yet gentle, healing. These trainings are a masterful synthesis of conscious intention, cutting-edge hands-on work, and ancient indigenous ceremony using breath, movement, and sound to augment it all. What an incredible combination!
— An occupational therapist, North Carolina
I loved the practical skills I learned [from the course]. I found the grounding skills highly valuable. Also, the breath and movement exercises helped me deepen my experience of being grounded. Now, I can call upon this in the real world, especially at school.
— A massage therapy student
The blending of Suzanne’s unique and wonderful gift of teaching allows me to fully expand my practice and therapeutic presence. Learning these concepts and techniques... opens the door to fully understand the depth and possibilities this work can bring to others, as well as yourself. Suzanne teaches each of us how to connect to our source, how to hold a healing space for another person, and how to live life to its fullest. Thank you.
— A physical therapist
This work has changed my life! This work is vital for dealing with the uncertainty and trauma so present in these times.
Suzanne Scurlock-Durana, CMT, CST-D, bestselling author of Reclaiming Your Body: Healing From Trauma and Awakening to Your Body’s Wisdom, is one of the world’s leading authorities on conscious awareness and its transformational impact on the healing process.
For more than 30 years, she has empowered people with practical tools that enable them to experience joy in each moment without burning out. These skills help improve every aspect of their lives, from their health and wellbeing to their relationships, their careers, their creativity, even the growth of their businesses.
After decades of perfecting her methods of awakening the body’s innate wisdom, Suzanne created the comprehensive Healing From the Core training curriculum in 1994. Today it includes a robust selection of international workshops, webinars, speaking engagements, and audio programs.
One of the original instructors personally mentored by the late Dr. John E. Upledger, Suzanne also continues to teach Craniosacral Therapy and SomatoEmotional Release® for the Upledger Institute on nearly every continent.
What’s more, she collaborated with the late Emilie Conrad for almost two decades. Together they integrated Emilie’s Continuum Movement® with Suzanne’s Full Body Presence to teach other practitioners how to accelerate and deepen the healing process.
Suzanne has authored hundreds of articles, and thousands visit her blog at Presence Matters: Reflections on Body, Mind and Spirit. Plus, she maintains a private practice in Reston, Virginia, where her clients benefit from the innovative techniques she teaches in her first book, Full-Body Presence: Learning to Listen to Your Body’s Wisdom.
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I have never participated before in an online course. The packaging, presentation, inclusion and Facebook postings created a wonderful, safe cocoon to participate. I haven’t seen a course so well put together ever — not in all the years of taking college classes — and I had my doubts about doing an online course. The wealth of organization and ease of learning materials and support made this fun as well.
– Claudia F., Medford, MA
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