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Meeting Immobilization with Compassion

Hosted by Sasha Soreff

Meeting Immobilization with Compassion
How do we treat ourselves with compassion when the moments of freeze inhabit our nervous system? With empathy and movement, we'll gently explore what it is to move in and out of immobilization.

Moments of freeze can be the nervous system's best attempt to cope with situations that exceed capacity or clear actions. Moments of freeze, as well as the moments that follow, can also bring with them alarm, frustration, enervation, and shame.

Empathic conversation, rooted in the principles of Non-Violent Communication and coupled with creative movement, invites us to connect with our experiences around being frozen. When we are accompanied in experiences of immobilization and judgement (internal and external), we can become more present to ourselves and others. Creative movement allows for the embodied expression of long-held feelings, bringing us from our heads into our hearts and toward a deeper level of self-connection and healing.

Note: All movement can be done seated, standing, or lying down, and all movement invitations are optional: you can fully participate whether you move or not. All forms of creative expression and embodiment, including stillness, is welcome.

About Sasha Soreff

Sasha Soreff is a New York City-based choreographer, dance teacher, empathy/movement facilitator, certified transformational coach,and cancer journeyer.

In workshops, Sasha weaves relational neuroscience, somatic movement, and transformational principles together, to support participants to discover deep self-connection and soulful expression—resulting in powerful, life-enhancing insights. Learn more about Sasha at


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