Beyond Identification CE

Beyond Identification: “The Healer’s Heart”

with Kathy Kain, Lael Keen, and Scott Zamurut
Saturday, December 2, 2023, on Zoom
9:30am – 3:30pm
Registration: $95

Program Description

The 2023 Beyond Identifications program focuses the state of the practitioner as an essential factor in the healing process. The heart has been recognized as a center of awareness in many spiritual traditions since ancient times. Many healing traditions also recognize that the heart plays a central role in organizing internal states.

Recently, the fields of interpersonal neurobiology, somatic studies, and trauma treatment have also come to understand the position of the heart in organizing the healing process across modalities. This year, we reach beyond the discipline of psychotherapy to include healing approaches that involve hands-on work. All three of our presenters are experts and teachers of somatic healing disciplines.

There is much to still to be learned about the role of the heart in promoting human development and healing. This program offers the opportunity to increase our understanding and awareness of how focus on the heart can remove impediments and increase the possibility of realizing our full human potential.

What You Will Learn

      • The central role of the heart in healing practice.
      • The anatomical, physiological, and energetic place of the heart in the human system.
      • How somatic practice can support the healer’s resilience.
      • How somatic practices nourish heart-full presence.
      • How the healer’s presence supports the client’s healing journey.

Learning Objectives

As a result of attending this retreat participants will be able to:

    • to identify the key energetic center that governs the human heart.
    • name at least one of the human perception systems.
    • describe how two sensorial pathways in both the tactile sense and the visual sense affect the therapeutic relationship
    • identify at least one of the brain regions which is involved in threat response.
    • list 3 key fascial structures that support and protect the human heart.
    • name the 4 aspects of the Circle of Being in the Rolf Movement® model of seeing.
    • perform at least 2 somatic exercises which support healthy Heart Rate Variability.
    • describe the fourfold vision of the Human Being that Rudolph Steiner set forward in the spiritual science of Anthroposophy.

For more information please call (415) 499-1115 or email

**International Association of Sufism is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences, to sponsor continuing education for LCSWs, LMFTs, and LEPs, Provider number: 95354. IAS maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content. Continuing Education grievances and request for refunds, disability accommodations, copies of CEU certificates or other records should be directed to For our policies pertaining to these matters, please go to the policies page.