Resilience Can Be Learned

Come join us for this beneficial and timely course where you will learn ways to:

  • Communicate feelings and emotions with clarity, comfort and wisdom
  • Sense, identify and allow space for emotional expression in yourself and others
  • Physically shift from one emotional state to another
  • Rebalance from states of dysregulation, and calm the nervous system
  • Become more resilient within your profession and personal life 

Resilience Helps Us Cope & Rebalance

Experts from many branches of the social science fields recommend developing resilience to help us cope and rebalance. Resilience is the process of adapting well in the face of trauma or tragedy, threats or other significant sources of stress. Yet resilience is complex and our abilities may vary in differing degrees across multiple domains of life including the workplace, educational setting, personal life and within relationships. The main factors contributing to our success in developing resilience are such things as: adopting a positive attitude; having a good self-image; being able to effectively manage feelings and impulses in a healthy manner; and having good communication skills. 

Methods and Skills Offered Within This Course

The good news is we can learn resilience skills!  In addition to the main factors listed above, resilience skill development involves such practices as: recognizing stress in the body (or somatic sensing); building physical hardness (or learning physical emotion regulation); strengthening the relaxation response; and increasing positive emotions. 

The Emotional Body® method helps you develop the ability to sense, reconnect with, and manage your emotions. Using evidence-based methods and gentle somatic sensing lessons participants learn skills in emotional fluency and physical emotion regulation. Physical self-regulation of emotion requires developing detailed somatic sensing skills and a knowledge of how these translate into emotional expression. Somatic is a term that relates to the body —soma is Greek for body. Somatic sensing is physically “tuning into” many aspects of our bodies using all our senses (sight, smell, taste, sound, touch, and movement). Somatic sensing lessons raise awareness of minute movements of muscles, skin temperature, pulse, breathing patterns, and any feelings like tingling, looseness or tightness of certain areas, resistance or ease of movement, and overall physical attitudes or intentions with movement. These somatic sensing skills are then connected to specific evidence-based patterns of emotion and their regulation, resiliency skill development, and methods for rebalancing and calming the nervous system. 

Learning how emotions emerge and express in and through our bodies can: 

  • Assist with unlocking physical disconnections, disembodiment, and numbness often associated with trauma
  • Provide insights into disruptive behaviors, habits, and avoidance tactics
  • Strengthen our ability to establish personal boundaries and communicate our needs
  • Open more achievable pathways to optimism, happiness, and tranquility 
  • Develop and refine our capacities for personal control and the ability to deal with challenges


Registration is CLOSED: Contact us for information about a waitlist or opportunities in the future

Dates:  Every other Sunday - July 10, 24, August 7, 21

Time:  11:00am-1:00pm EST

Course Delivery: Online through Zoom link provided on Thinkific course platform

Limited Enrollment: 24 

Cost: $450  

Emotional Resilience & Rebalance

A Physical Exploration of the Emotional Body and Its Potential to Rebound & Balance

Every other Sunday - July 10, 24, August 7, 21 from 11am-1:00pm EST. Each session will include a primary lesson from Laura Bond on the theme of emotional resilience and rebalance and its relationship to the Emotional Body® method, including practical exercises for all involved during the main session. The second half of the session will be devoted to small break out groups where participants will have the opportunity to practice exercises and hold small group discussions with additional Emotional Body instructors assisting the facilitation. The primary lesson will be recorded and available for continued practice to registered participants, as well as for anyone unable to attend the session. Additional bonus recordings for home practice of Emotional Body lessons will be provided by Laura Bond to registrants for their continued practice of the lessons and methods covered in the course. Open to anyone over the age of 18 years old.


Instructor Bio:

Laura Bond (Lead Instructor/Trainer) is the founder of the Emotional Body® method and is an internationally recognized somatic practitioner and scholar dedicating her career to providing safe and reliable techniques for physical emotion regulation, and the development of emotional expression and somatic resiliency methods. In addition to her expertise in acting, directing, and voice production, her primary research centers around the development of a physical emotion regulation method using somatic education philosophies with the evidence-based emotional effector patterns (EEP). After 20 years of practice-research, teaching and writing in this area she developed new ways to teach the EEP and founded a new method for physical emotional regulation and somatic resiliency, called the Emotional Body® method. Her research included collaborating and co-teaching with Feldenkrais® method practitioners since 2007 and an intensive teacher-training sabbatical in Chile in 2006 with neuroscientist and research psychologist Susana Bloch, an original member of the team that discovered the EEP. Laura is a full professor at the University of North Carolina Asheville and the author of The Emotional Body: A Method for Physical Self-Regulation, which is the core text used in Emotional Body courses. To learn more about the Emotional Body method and Laura Bond visit

Laura Bond

Lead Instructor/Trainer


“The Emotional Body offers a fascinating physiologically based way to access emotions and then safely return to a neutral state. What I appreciated most about this training was the way in which the instructors encouraged a gentle curiosity towards how one's body uniquely experiences the emotional patterns. I highly recommend this training for anyone who wants to expand their range of emotional expression whether for personal or professional reasons, and do so in a healthy way, as well as anyone looking to increase their emotional literacy in daily life. ”

Online Course Student

Amy Shearer

“The Emotional Body introductory course was a wonderful experience that exceeded my highest expectations for deep personal learning; challenging, nurturing and fulfilling. What a delightfully safe and engaging course in living emotionally! The Emotional Body is about discovering and cultivating emotional clarity, deep personal freedom and creativity. Goodbye boredom, hello humanity!”

Online Course Student

Mark Lichtenberger, Feldenkrais Method® Authorized Functional Integration® Teacher

“I was skeptical about taking an online course with this material, but this course was phenomenal! I was impressed by all of the teachers and appreciated the way I was taught with empathy and compassion. The sense of ensemble that was cultivated contributed to a positive learning environment. I always felt safe and inspired. ”

Online Course Student

Natasha Lorca Yannacañedo, Actor/Assistant Professor

Terms and Agreements

An Education Course – Not Therapy or Counseling Service

This course is designed for educational purposes only. It is not meant to be used to diagnose and/or treat any psychological and/or medical condition(s). For diagnosis or treatment of any psychological or medical problem, consult your own therapists or physician. The instructors and facilitators of this course are not responsible for any specific conditions that may require medical supervision and are not liable for any damages and/or negative consequences from any treatment, action, application and/or following the information provided in this course. 

Participants must be 18 years of age or older.

Emotional Body Cancellation Policy

We rely on an accurate attendance count to make important arrangements for our courses. If an attendee needs to withdraw from a course/workshop after paying their registration fee, they must inform us in writing via email at [email protected] prior to the first day of the scheduled course. 

If you need to cancel your participation in a course/workshop, the following refund schedule applies: 

  • If cancellation is made in writing 15 or more calendar days before the start date, registrant will receive an 90% refund. 
  • If cancellation is made in writing within 14 calendar days before the start date, registrant will receive a 75% refund
  • If cancellation is made 24 hours or less before the start date or if a registrant does not attend the course, no refund is available  

Although it is highly unusual, however if the course must be cancelled for any reason, participants will be notified immediately and will receive a full refund of all course registration fees. The Emotional Body and Pure Expressions, LLC is not responsible for expenses incurred beyond the registration fees.