Body talk: working with the unspoken in therapy
7 Holly Avenue West
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Tyne & Wear
Special price: book before 30th October 2018 and save 10% - Pay only £89.10 (normal price £99.00) - enter code BODYTALK10 at checkout.
Mind and body are fully integrated and what the therapist notices in the client’s body, or experiences in his/her own body, energy, tension, holding or other non-verbal phenomena, is vital to bring into awareness and into the work with our clients.
Today, our clinical work with traumatised and abused clients, both adult and child, coupled with recent neuroscience research, emphasises how trauma is held in the body and how bodily understanding is essential for working with such issues in therapy today.
This workshop will deeply explore body awareness in therapy and illuminate working with non-verbal phenomena and counter transference. We will draw on a range of body psychotherapy theory, clinical examples and group discussions, whilst reflecting on the therapist's felt counter transference in her own body.
We will incorporate a newer understanding of the autonomic nervous system, the breath and felt energy in the body as key pillars of the day.
During the workshop we will explore:
- The history of phenomenology and body awareness in psychotherapy
- Including: Reich, Gestalt and Freud
- The Autonomic Nervous System
- Contemporary psycho therapeutic literature exploring trauma related bodywork
- Including: Bessel van der Kolk, Steven Porges, Peter Levine, Pat Ogden, Daniel Siegal
- Body counter transference as felt by contemporary psychotherapists
- Including: Nick Totton, Babette Rothschild, Susie Orbach
- Befriending the body: Techniques to become safely aware of physical sensations and establishing synchronicity, agency and meaningful connections
Healing and learning from neuroscience: Establishing a sense of self and community, through yoga, meditation, theatre, music, movement, vocalisation, and psychodrama
Therapists attending this workshop will take away the following tools for use in their clinical practice:
- A deeper understanding of the Autonomic Nervous System.
- A deeper understanding of core body psychotherapy theory.
- New techniques to work with non-verbal phenomena in their own clinical practise.
- Counter transference awareness and how to incorporate this knowledge into clinical practice.
- Tools for synchronicity, rhythmic and play in healing.
- This workshop is facilitated by Lorna Evans and provides six hours of CPD.
Note: The material in this workshop awakens many sensations, emotions, experiences and thoughts. It is really important that you already have some awareness and knowledge of this subject.
About Valerie Adlparvar
Lorna Evans is an integrative adult Psychotherapist who works with a primary model of Transactional Analysis. Registered with UKCP & BACP, holding an MSc in Body Awareness & Psychotherapy and PGDip in Integrative Psychotherapy.