Bioenergetic Training Starts this Fall October 31- November 4, 2018


Bioenergetic Training Starting this Fall!
A few spaces available. Register soon!
The Massachusetts Society for Bioenergetic Analysis is partnering with the Atlantic Canada Society for Bioenergetic Analysis to offer in-depth training in the theory and practice of Bioenergetic Analysis. The training is conducted in a small group process, which includes both didactic and experiential teaching methods. It includes extensive group work to foster both personal and professional growth for expanding self-awareness, self-acceptance and vitality. The training is open to therapists, other professionals and to those seeking personal growth. We welcome you!

Applications are currently being accepted at A deposit of $500.00 USD is required by September 3, 2018, to reserve your spot.

Training begins October 31-November 4th with the Fall Conference in Essex, MA. You’ll participate in your own small group with your fellow trainees and also have access to the broader experience of a bioenergetic conference. Subsequent training weekends will run Thursday through Saturday, from 9 am – 6 pm, and Sunday from 9 am to 2 pm. These weekends will be held in Eliot, ME.

Registration for the Fall Conference is separate but required. You can register for the Conference here: There is a early registration discount of $100 if your fee is paid in full by August 12.

For the other four weekends, fees include dormitory style housing for those who need it on a first come, first served basis, and snacks. The cost is $2800 USD if you pay in full by October 1. If you need to pay in two installments, $1500 is due by October 1 and $1500 due by January 1, 2019.

Trainees will also become members of the International Institutes of Bioenergetic Analysis, which requires dues of $85.00 USD.

Training Dates
Oct 31 – Nov 4, 2018 (fall conference in Essex)
Dec 6 – 9, 2018
Jan 31 – Feb 3, 2019
March 28 – 31, 2019
May 16 – 19, 2019
For more information about bioenergetic analysis or about bioenergetic training, look here:
Some partial scholarships may be available.

Submit Application

The MSBA is gratefully accepting donations for a scholarship fund for potential trainees who are not able to afford the full training fee. Donations can be made by sending a check made out to the MSBA to: c/o Laurie Ure, 11 Hickory St, Gloucester, MA 01930. Donations are tax deductible as the MSBA is a 501(c)3 organization.

Essex Workshop October 31- November 4, 2018

Embodying Wholeness:
The Healing Power of Emotions
Fall Bioenergetic Conference

Dates: Oct 31 – Nov 4, 2018
Location: Essex Woods Meeting & Retreat Center
Featuring Violaine DeClerk IIBA Trainer from Belgium!
Scholarship discounts available for people new to Bioenergetics who need financial assistance to attend. Contact Susan Kanor at for more information.

Experiences from our past can wound us physically and emotionally. These experiences restrict our capacity for satisfying relationships, diminish our vitality and limit our sense of wholeness. The impact of difficult early life events becomes structured in our bodies and blocks us from living with a sense of ease. This inhibits our ability to take risks, to move toward pleasure, and to maintain boundaries reflecting self-respect. Understanding the source of these restrictions, combined with safe and appropriate emotional expression can help restore health, aliveness and an ability to connect deeply with others.

In the context of a supportive community through Bioenergetic exercises, talks, discussion and group process we will explore together the healing power of emotional expression which can lead to a greater sense of wholeness. We invite you to join us!

Gabor Maté, Canadian MD one of the keynotes at the May 24-28 Conference Toronto

Dr. Gabor Mate is a keynote speaker at the upcoming Toronto conference.  Dr. Mate is a Canadian physician and internationally renowned speaker who specializes in neurology, psychiatry, and psychology, and the study and treatment of addition. .

In the attached video on “Attachment, Disease and Addiction”, Dr. Mate describes how attachment disruption and early trauma shows up later as disease and addiction.  He provides a clear description of the delicate task that psychotherapy has to gently get through cognitive layers of protection and help the person face and reorganize the emotional (and we would add “the somatic”) residue the wounding has caused.  This hour and 20 minute video is well worth the watch.

Don’t miss the chance to hear Dr. Mate address the Conference on the theme of social consciousness and action. May 24-28, Toronfto


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Bioenergetic Basics in New Brunswick- starting September 17,2016

International Institute of Bioenergetic Analysis

International Conference: May 24-28, 2017, Toronto, Canada

Reflecting Back Looking Forward : Essence of Growth in Bioenergetic Analysis


Bioenergetic Basics: Introducing the core concepts and basic techniques of Bioenergetic therapy in 6 full-day sessions

Dates:     September 17, October 15 and November 19, 2016, and February 18, March 18, and April 8, 2017

Time:      9 am to 3 pm

Location: Seaman’s Hospital, 12 Vye St., Miramichi, NB

Bioenergetic therapy is a highly effective therapeutic approach that combines work with the body and mind in the context of a therapeutic relationship to help people change at a deep level. This workshop is designed to give professionals in the healthcare field basic functional knowledge of Bioenergetics through lecture, demonstration, and experiential processes. Bioenergetic theory and techniques will be taught and participants will have the opportunity to practice the techniques. The meetings will also include Bioenergetic exercise classes and demonstrations of Bioenergetic psychotherapy sessions.

Bioenergetic Basics is for:

  • psychotherapists and mental health practitioners who want to add somatic psychotherapy work to their practice
  • practitioners of other disciplines who want to learn about the Bioenergetic approach to psychotherapy
  • individuals who want to learn about Bioenergetic therapy for personal growth

Participants will learn effective body based techniques to apply to:

  • depression
  • anxiety
  • trauma and PTSD
  • general unhappiness with life
  • relationship challenges

Leaders: Leslie Ann Costello, Ph.D., L. Psych, Certified Bioenergetic Therapist (CBT).   Paula Foley, MSW, Certified Bioenergetic Therapist (CBT), and other members of the Atlantic Canada Society for Bioenergetic Analysis.

Costs:   $525.00 if paid in full 1 week prior to first session; $625.00 if divided into 2 payments on September 12, 2016 and January 15, 2017. Cancellation policy: refunds up until 1 week after the first session minus a $100 administrative fee. No refunds later than 1 week after the first session.

Registration: A registration form will be available soon. In the meantime, if you’re interested or have questions, get in touch with Leslie at 506-206-2667or reply to this email.

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Atlantic Canada Society for Bioenergetic Analysis

Atlantic  Canada Society for Bioenergetic Analysis members met the last weekend in September, 2015 to chart a path for bringing knowledge and awareness  to individuals who want access to Bioenergetic Therapy in the provinces of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island, Canada.


This is our group at the recent meeting of our Society. One of the decisions we made was to explore the development of a web site.  This blog is a first step on the way to developing a  wordpress web site to promote ourselves as therapists and exercise group leaders and to bring information about the many benefits of bioenergetic therapy and exercise  to Atlantic Canada and the world.

More information to follow. Please feel free to post to this blog.