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Welcome to The Center for Body Up! Co-Regulation.
Founded by Beth Dennison in 2012, the center develops and shares Body Up! Co-Regulation skills designed to combat loneliness, dissolve shame, build sturdy relationships, regulate our nervous systems, and cultivate a culture of intelligence and cooperation. The center is devoted to co-regulation in relational space (online and in-person), and educating practitioners who want to learn and share embodied co-regulation practices.

Body Up! Co-Regulation is more efficient than self-regulation. You can learn quick, collaborative ways to calm down, energize and adjust for attuned communication:
  • Listen in and get connected with self and other when you want to.
  • Gear up for work or play as needed.
  • Settle down so you can sleep and relax when it is time. 

Safe and Non-Judgemental

"It's great that Beth's methods are not an 'all-or-nothing' type of participation. I appreciated the safe and non-judgmental environment."

A New Dynamic

"Co-Regulation has created a whole new positive dynamic, a happier and more beautiful and connected dynamic, between me and my son…something to help calm down his nervous system so that the doorway to thinking about the real issue and how to solve it can be wide open.”

Next Level Skills

"Even though I thought I was good at building rapport, the exercises brought my skills and awareness to a new level."
Somatic Therapist

Founder - Beth Dennison, MA in MFT, MEd, LMT, SEP

Beth brings 50 years of teaching, psychotherapy and study of neuroscience to designing learning experiences that rewire our brains for connection and co-regulation. Her groundbreaking book on Body Up! Co-Regulation provides a much needed remedy to the disconnection and dysregulation that pervades modern culture.

Working with PTSD, Beth realized that we all need what trauma clients need, a sense that we belong and we matter. It is a basic human necessity. As a result, she champions embodiment in relational space as the foundation of effective therapeutic relationships and healthy human interaction.

She puts new information from neuroscience to the test of embodied practice. Her background and education include Somatic Experiencing, Marriage and Family Therapy, Bodywork and Peer Counseling. Beth’s workshops teach participants how to tune in to their own nervous system and connect generously and appropriately with others. More…

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