Dance of Soma & Psyche:

a training for psychotherapists and counsellors

Dance of Soma & Psyche, our Continued Professional Development training, is for qualified psychotherapists and counsellors who wish to work with their clients in a more embodied way and gain confidence in utilising somatic approaches.


This experiential course brings together a number of therapeutic methods, to craft an Integrative Embodied Psychotherapy framework that can be used by both ‘talking’ and body-oriented therapists. It draws on a range of techniques from the practices of body-focused psychotherapy, dance movement psychotherapy, somatic experiencing, somatic trauma therapy, neuroscience, creative arts, transpersonal psychotherapy and mindfulness, to enhance the repertoire of interventions you can apply in your psychotherapeutic work.


Modules may be taken individually, or as a complete course leading to certification.  To ensure a high standard of training we keep all our groups small (maximum 16 participants). 



21 - 22 November


Dance of Soma & Psyche I

Foundations of Working with the Body

5 - 6 December


Part 1:

6-7 March 2021

Part 2:

15-16 May 2021

Dance of Soma & Psyche II

Healing Trauma 


Part 1: Trauma and the Animal Body

Part 2: Attachment Trauma and the Body

26 - 27 June


Dance of Soma & Psyche III

The Body as a Resource in Psychotherapy

Certificate in Integrative Embodied Psychotherapy

 If you are interested in gaining a 'Certificate in Integrative Embodied Psychotherapy' you will need to:

  •  Be a fully qualified and registered psychotherapist or counsellor

  •  Complete all modules of the Dance of Soma and Psyche course

  • Attend 6 individual mentoring session to further develop your skills and confidence in Embodied Psychotherapy  

  •  Complete a written piece on how you have applied Embodied Psychotherapy approaches in your practice

"What you are offering in your workshops is such a rich tapestry of experiences. I found all three workshops to be a rich, soulful and enlightening experience… Blessings to you both, and [for] the ripple effect on all that are touched and moved by your work… I highly recommend the workshops to other therapists."


KB, Psychodynamic Psychotherapist

"The gentle and considerate way in which the group was facilitated enabled me to become fully present with whatever came up...The experience of the weekends gave me an invaluable insight into my own personal process, and the importance of the body in the therapeutic relationship. The timing and pacing between the exercises and group reflection was just right. I’d thoroughly recommend this course for both deepening one’s professional practice, and for valuable personal insights."

JH - Dramatherapist and Coach



"Thank you very much for such a lovely and insightful training session. This was a brand new experience for me because I never had any therapeutic sessions which really engaged my body. I think I got to know how to start working with both bodies (therapist’s and client’s) in the sessions. Actually I found my body was more engaged in the coming counselling practice, and my clients benefited from it."

QZ - Trainee Counsellor

COVID-19 notification


Please note that all the dates on our website are up to date and all training and workshops are done in person - but at an alternative venue:  Pensford Field Nature Reserve, 19-21 Pensford Avenue, Kew TW9 4HR. For full details please click on FAQ link above

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