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Episode 126: “Living Centered and Coming Back to Our Bodies” featuring Connie Lawrence, LISW-S PAT

Today, Mickenzie and Lindsey sit down with therapist and Onsite guide, Connie Lawrence to talk about one of our absolute favorite topics – somatic therapy and embodiment. Together they explore the importance of coming into our bodies, learning how to recognize our feelings within ourselves, and how somatic movement and community can change our lives.  

Meet this episode’s expert

Connie is the founder of the Cleveland Psychodrama Institute and the creator of Recovery in Motion® – an upbeat experiential program developed for the women’s prison of Cleveland that eventually spread to addiction treatment and groups for survivors of sexual assault. She been a trauma therapist at the Cleveland Rape Crisis Center and considers trauma treatment to be sacred work.

She is honored to be a Guide at Onsite and recently enrolled the Strozzi Institute’s courses in Trauma & Resilience, Embodied Transformation, and she is a candidate for certification in the Somatic Coaching program.

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Living Centered Program

Life—it can be so overwhelming.  

So often we move through it so swiftly and efficiently that we subconsciously begin to muscle through each day without even blinking. We don’t have time to get that workout in let alone tend to our internal landscapes, so we bypass our trauma, sidestep our emotions, and keep it moving. Our daily actions have become completely disconnected from our purpose, our dreams, and our desires. It was all working…until it wasn’t. The cracks begin to appear. 

The Living Centered Program is our response to this phenomenon—we want to help you quiet the noise and bring you back to center. Living Centered is an invitation home to your true self. 

What is the Living Centered Program? 

The Living Centered Program is a six-day workshop led by expert therapists who will guide you in exploring, deconstructing, and rewriting your narratives. Our beautiful campus and retreat-like setting allows you a break from your daily distractions and provides the clarity needed to re-establish congruence between your feelings, values, and actions so that you might live a more intentional, meaningful, and fulfilling life.  

This world-renowned group experience is specifically designed to meet you right where you are. Our team will help you connect your past and present experiences and work through issues such as trauma, depression, anxiety, codependency, loneliness, childhood wounds, family dysfunction, negative relationship patterns, or simply the stresses of daily life. 

Visit us at to see if this program might be a fit for you!


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