Dance of Soma & Psyche I

 Foundations of Working with the Body

Dance of Soma & Psyche I: Foundations of Working with the Body

This two-day module will introduce you to working safely with the body in your psychotherapy practice and offer foundations in somatic approaches to working with clients.


It is relevant for psychotherapists who are new to working with the body and keen to gain skills in this approach, as well as for practitioners who are familiar with some of these methods, and wish to gain new tools. Through learning experientially, you will explore your own mind-body relationship, the 'dance of soma and psyche', which will give you the confidence to work with your clients in a more embodied way. 


The course covers:


  • Grounding techniques and finding a 'safe place' in the body

  • Learning tools for transforming difficult sensations and emotions that clients hold in their bodies, including working with anxiety and physical pain

  • Working with the client’s personal boundaries, and the integrity of the body

  • Working with the ‘problem’ and ‘solution’ through the body

  • Using movement to strengthen the mind-body connection

  • Working with touch to regulate overwhelming feelings and hyperarousal

  • Using creative imagination and elemental visualisations with clients who have difficulty connecting with their bodies

This module may be taken individually, or as a part of a year-long course leading to certification.  

To ensure a high standard of training we keep all our groups small (max 16 participants). 

“I will hold the memory of the two days as something very precious. It was so valuable to work experientially

MP, Psychotherapist

"Liberating, surprising and releasing. From a personal point of view this came at a good time for me and enabled me to release a lot of emotion in an environment that felt incredibly contained and well held."

HF, Integrative Psychotherapist

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


Saturday 21st November 2020, 10.30am – 6pm    ONLINE

& Sunday 22nd November 2020, 11am – 5.30pm 

(14 CPD hours)


Change: due to national lockdown we will run this weekend online

Pensford Field Nature Reserve,

19-21 Pensford Avenue,

Kew TW9 4HR 

Greater London

Saturday 5th December 2020, 11am – 6.30pm    IN PERSON - STROUD

& Sunday 6th December 2020, 11am – 5.30pm 

(14 CPD hours)


Centre for Science and Art, 

13 Lansdown, 

Stroud GL5 1BB



Early Bird £195 (if booked and paid for 1 month before the start of the course) otherwise £225

To book please click the button below and fill out the form. The payment details are on the form.



November workshop is FULLY BOOKED

We do sometimes get cancellations so please email us if you want to go on the waiting list (please do not complete the online booking form for November workshop)

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