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.”
"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
Saturday 14th March 2020, 10.30am – 6pm
& Sunday 15th March 2019, 11.30am – 6.30pm
(14 CPD hours)
The Main Hall, Chiswick Catholic Centre
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.