Connecting With Touch

Developmental Touch: Healing the Overloaded Nervous System

Joanna Haymore, MS, OTR/L, LMBT

Developmental Touch presents experiential training in somatic sensations underlying our sense of ease or struggle in our bodies.

By recognizing these primary cellular pattern of Vibration, Breathing, Pulsation, and Sponging inside ourselves, we can better understand how we derive feelings of comfort, protection, nurturence, and vitality.

This felt sense of the life within allows us the steadiness to be fully present for ourselves and others.

Learn skills to recognize, develop, and maintain this inner core to heal your overworked nervous system.

I am grateful to Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen for demonstrating how our body’s pre-vertebral movement patterns and experiential anatomy of our primary cellular layers provide the blueprint for greater ease in our nervous systems.

This workshop provides a somatic foundation in embodied touch and presence skills that are vital to better outcomes in:

  • Pediatrics
  • Rehabilitation
  • Trauma healing
  • Yoga and movement
  • Massage Therapy
  • Birth and Wellness
  • Somatic Psychology

Next Class TBA

To Register:


  1. Yield and Push movement dynamics in your Practice
  2. Cellular Breathing as an Embodied Wellness Practice
  3. Experience Developmental Anatomy of primary cellular layers
  4. Hands-on in Pre-vertebral Body patterns and recovery for the nervous system

Portrait of Joanna About Joanna

Joanna’s private practice at BodyMapSkills and consultation with Developmental Therapy Association in occupational therapy is with children, families, and adults. Certified as a Body-Mind Centering® practitioner since 1989, and licensed massage therapist, NCBMBT (#637), she is a registered therapist with the International Somatic Movement and Education Therapy Association. As a workshop leader for Healing From the Core: Full Body Presence, she leads national and international workshops for the Upledger Institute.

New COURSE-Developing and Deepening Your CST Presence (DDCSP)
*Detroit, Michigan- September 22-25, 2016-
Contact: 800-233-5880

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Participants have said

“I was amazed that I could actually use touch to feel what was going on at a cellular level. This class changed my perspective about what is possible using touch and how much my presence and state of mind matter.”  -Biofeedback Specialist

“For anyone who uses touch in a therapeutic way—a good balance of lecture and experiential content for learning the cellular aspects of what happens during therapeutic touch.”  -Pediatric Occupational Therapist

“Innovative and researched—this workshop teaches you how to be grounded and with your clients, mindfully listening to both your body and theirs in a profound way.” -Holistic Psychiatrist

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For more Information, contact Joanna at or 919-612-6686

Our Cells—All 50 Trillion—Are Us.