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Sean Baker and Susan Richter present at the National IAEDP Conference
At this year’s iaedp™ Symposium, held on March 22 – 25 at the Omni at ChampionsGate in Orlando, Florida, a series of research presentations outlined key recent advances in learning about signals that go awry in the brains of people who suffer from eating disorders and how to move forward toward successful recovery. More than 70 poster presentations and special networking and social events took place during the 2018 Symposium. Many of the most noted eating disorders experts from around the U.S. and internationally provided the latest treatment and research.

New Beginnings practitioners, Sean Baker, LMFT, SEP and Susan Richter, LMFT, SEP, Certified Eating Disorders Specialist, presented  “Better Brain Function through Movement:  Using Exploratory Movement for Trauma and Eating Disorder Recovery.” Based upon neuroscience research and the work being conducted at The New Beginnings Center, they discussed how exploratory movement, with an emphasis on physical sensation, can bypass the critical thinking brain and its inhibitory reactions. They demonstrated step-by-step techniques for expanding body awareness with ease and somatic techniques to manage PTSD triggers.
Move Better. Feel Better.
Special Events

Wednesday, March 28
Wednesday, April 11
Wednesday, April 18
  • Learn how your posture, aches and pains tell the story of your life and how you heal them.
  • Discover new tools for self-awareness and growth.
  • Release unconscious tension patterns to in-crease your energy and productivity.
  • Experience how your own body move-ments can heal trauma, increasing capacity to experience pleasure
  • Notice real relief from anxiety and how to self adjust your nervous system
Lead by Dr. Monica Lesslie PT, DPT

Cortical Field Re-Education® is a system of healing through learning that increases attention and heightens perception. This new kinesthetic input communicates to the nervous system what it is habitually doing out of awareness and creates effective lasting change.

The cost is $50 per session, insurance may apply. Sessions start at 5:30pm and will run 90-120 minutes. They are located at The New Beginnings Center in Suite R. To learn more, please call (805) 987-3162 or visit or
Banishing Burnout:
Prevention, Detection, and Restoration
Tuesday, April 3rd at 7pm
Presented by Alison Papion, LMFT

Are you finding yourself feeling increasingly exhausted, ineffectual, overwhelmed and frustrated? Is your tolerance for daily life events decreasing? You may be suffering from burnout. When we combine the emotional tolls of our work to our already stressful daily life events (caring for children, a household, finances, deadlines, etc.) we often find ourselves depleted. It is often easier to focus on the needs of others and overlook our own early warning signals of burnout. We must find ways to keep our heart and soul cups full so we can continue to pour from them.

LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE! To register, please go to: or call (805) 987-3162.
Alison is the IOP Program Director and a private practice LMFT at The New Beginnings Center. She holds a belief that every individual she comes across holds within him/herself the power to heal. The role of the clinician or treatment program is to help those individuals access their power when they feel they have none. Alison specializes in treatment for trauma and addictive disorders and is passionate about bringing a sense of hope and empowerment to the individuals she serves. Her hope is that, through the Intensive Outpatient experience, individuals will learn to embrace their power and find connection with others who share similar experiences, bringing them closer to their personal healing and, ultimately, to the life they dream of living.
The New Beginnings Center now offers an Intensive Outpatient Program for Anxiety and PTSD.

Our somatic based center is now poised to offer a specialized program catered to your needs for expert and sensitive care to help heal from trauma and PTSD, along with its accompanying symptoms like: depression, anxiety, eating disorders, chronic pain or injuries. 

Services include:
  • Individual and Family Therapy
  • Medication Management
  • Dietitian Services
  • Cranio-Sacral Therapy
  • Therapeutic Yoga Group
  • DBT Skills Group
  • Mindfulness Meditation
  • Somatic Experiencing and EMDR

The New Beginnings Center was founded in 1982 with an integrative approach to help individuals, couples and families address life's challenges and reach their full potential. Our team of practitioners provide a diverse range of therapeutic and healing services.

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