Dance of Soma & Psyche:
a training in Integrative Embodied Psychotherapy IEP
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 in their practice.
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.
Integrative Embodied Psychotherapy IEP is a therapeutic model developed by Katarina Gadjanski and Tasha Colbert, the co-founders of the Institute of Embodied Psychotherapy.
IEP draws on a range of techniques from the practices of body-oriented psychotherapy, dance movement psychotherapy, somatic experiencing, somatic trauma therapy, neuroscience, creative arts, transpersonal psychotherapy and somatic mindfulness. This integrative approach will help you 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).
5 - 6 Dec 2020
Foundations of Working with the Body
25 - 26 Sep 2021
17-18 April 2021
20-21 March 2021
27-28 Nov 2021
Healing Trauma and the Animal Body
15-16 May 2021
Attachment Trauma and the Body
8-9 May 2021
29-30 Jan 2022
26-27 June 2021
Autumn 2021 TBC
12-13 March 2022
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 Integrative Embodied Psychotherapy
Complete a written piece on how you have applied Integrative 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