Working with the body in counselling and psychotherapy: exploring the opportunities and challenges
There is growing recognition especially through advances in interpersonal neurobiology, attachment and trauma research that many of the issues that clients bring into therapy are somatically embedded. Therapists therefore need to be able to engage with the non-verbal and embodied aspects of the client’s experience and help raise somatic awareness within the client.
This master class offers an opportunity for clinical inquiry into how to work safely and effectively with the body in counselling and psychotherapy. This will be especially relevant to counsellors and psychotherapists with no formal training in a body-oriented approach or those who have done some CPD training in this area but would like to deepen their clinical practice.
The day will have a practical focus exploring clinical dilemmas and situations especially in areas such as complex trauma and somatisation disorders. It will provide relevant clinical examples and use life demonstrations and discussion as well as drawing on relevant current research and models. There will also be opportunities for participants to bring their own clinical material and challenges.
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About the host
Margaret Landale is an experienced psychotherapist and supervisor. She has been a training director at the Chiron Centre for Body Psychotherapy in London and delivers workshops and talks nationwide on subjects such as somatization, complex trauma and embodied empathy.