Beginner’s body™© is an applied mindfulness and somatic practice workshop to help clients truly change.
In this experientially led face-to-face workshop, we will explore how the application of mindfulness-based practices can enable us to become and sustain a more mindful or somatically based practice, meeting our body again for the first time, Beginner’s Body. We will also be exploring somatic practices that encourage clients to experience release and change at a fundamental level.
We will be referencing the work of:
- Tara Brach (True Refuge) pause for presence, mindfulness in our life.
- Paul Gilbert and Choden (Mindful Compassion) to explore Compassion 101 and how imagery works.
- Reginald Ray (The Awakening Body) to explore somatic descent in various forms.
- Rob Nairn’s (Diamond Mind) HIFAWIF practice or how I feel about what I feel.
To integrate into our overall therapeutic practice a more somatically oriented set of interventions.
This workshop is for any practitioner who seeks to integrate more somatically based practices into their own modality (being the mindful therapist) and deliver the same to their clients.
This workshop is facilitated by Graeme Armstrong and provides six hours of CPD.
To book or find out more information, go to jesmondtherapycentre.co.uk.
About the host
Graeme has been a therapist since 1998. Originally trained in the person-centred approach, he then continued his training with Relate in Rugby using psychodynamic and behavioural approaches to counsel couples in their relationships. In 2004, he completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Couple Therapy with the University of Manchester, integrating psychodynamic and systemic approaches with human sexuality; this was broadened with a further Postgraduate Diploma in Systemic Therapy through the University of Hull on 2009.
Since then, Graeme has undergone training with Mark Whyte in CBT for couples and has extensive training in working with couples when domestic violence is experienced. Graeme currently works with individuals, couples, families and young people in Newcastle as a counsellor and clinical supervisor.
Graeme successfully completed the second part of an MSc in Mindfulness and Compassion at Samye Ling Tibetan Monastery, Eskdalemuir, through the University of Aberdeen and has been awarded the Post Graduate Diploma in Mindfulness with distinction. He is currently teaching mindfulness including through the Mindfulness Association in Scarborough, Eskdalemuir, York and London.