Dance of Soma and Psyche III

The Body as a Resource in Psychotherapy

Dance of Soma & Psyche III: The Body as a Resource in Psychotherapy


A two-day module that explores how to utilize the body as a resource in psychotherapy. We now know that working with the body is essential in the healing of trauma, yet in today’s society we tend to neglect the innate wisdom of the body, leading us to disconnect from its very source of healing.


This training will enhance the repertoire of somatic interventions that you can apply in your psychotherapeutic work, as well as working with the body creatively.


The course covers:


  • Helping clients to connect to resourceful states through the body

  • Working with voice and movement to get in touch with and give expression to emotions

  • Exploring and strengthening the compassionate part of self through embodiment

  • Learning tools for transforming difficult sensations and emotions that clients hold in their bodies, such as sadness, loss and grief.

  • A transpersonal approach to healing, using visualisation as a way to connect with the body

  • Working somatically with opposite states to utilise the body’s natural healing tendencies

  • Exploring how your own body can be a resource in your practice

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). 


“All three workshops were beautifully presented, structured well, and facilitated at a perfect pace for learning and experiencing / embodying the practices. I particularly appreciated the flow and ‘layering’ of the activities, punctuated with group discussion”

LF, Practitioner and Researcher

"Thank you both for such a well thought out and 'put together' weekend.  I was very touched by the sensitivity and empathy in which the exercises were presented and taught.  For me, these new skills were just what I needed to put into my own 'toolbox' for my workshops.  Fabulous!  Huge thank you."

IZ, Movement Facilitator 

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 26th June 2021, 10.30am – 6pm    PLACES AVAILABLE 

& Sunday 27th June 2021, 11am – 5.30pm  

(14 CPD hours) 


The Main Hall, Chiswick Catholic Centre

2 Dukes Avenue, London W4 2AE


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.


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