Stress and Self Management...Forming a Personal Life...with Dr Gerhard Zimmermann

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Counsellors and trainees
Elizabeth House Hotel, 42-44 The Avenue, Southampton, Hampshire, So17 1XP

Stress and Self-Management Workshop
Forming a Personal Life
with Dr Gerhard Zimmermann

Seminar Friday October 11th  7pm - 9pm
Workshop Saturday 12th  9.30am - 5pm
Individual sessions , NOW FULLY BOOKED 

The Seminar
Stress is a part of life. Understanding the psychology of stress and knowing more about how an organism (ie our body) adapts itself under pressure is helpful in dealing with stress-related symptoms. Formative psychology, using somatic emotional exercises, is highly effective in the management of anxiety and depression as well as psychosomatic and stress related symptoms and illnesses such as sleep problems, headaches, allergies, eczema, asthma etc, and therefore in managing our relationship to ourselves. Stress patterns consist of a combination of inherited and learned emotional and motor memories. By using the formative method we are able to make a managed transition between our past and the present by differentiating the learned emotional and motor behaviour pattern.

The seminar will give you a more theoretical framework for the experiential approach of the workshop, including the neurobiology of learning and behaviour. Supportive literature will be provided at the Seminar and Workshop.

The Workshop
Gerhard uses the formative/somatic method, which teaches us how to dialogue cooperatively with the body in order to influence and differentiate thinking, feeling and personal experience. In doing simple exercises we will learn ways to regulate ourselves under stress, to reduce symptoms and feelings of helplessness and to organise a more emotionally integrated way of acting and living our lives. We can use life transitions and crises as a challenge to form new personalised answers and to grow a warm and comfortable
relationship to our body and to ourselves.

Professional Group
This group is an opportunity for people who use Formative Psychology in their work to explore the concepts and application of Formative Psychology in more detail. It requires ongoing commitment. We will meet on Friday October 11th 3.30-5.30 at the Southampton Counselling and Psychotherapy Practice, (address below).

Please contact Phine for information about this group.

Dr. Gerhard Zimmermann Gerhard is an experienced medical doctor working in the field of behavioural medicine. He runs a private practice in Mainz, combining his medical knowledge with psychotherapeutic approaches. He has trained in Gestalt and Behavioural Psychotherapy and for the past 19 years has studied extensively with Stanley Keleman who has developed Formative Psychology at the Centre for Energetic Studies in Berkeley, California.

Seminar & Workshop: £140
Seminar only: £30. Workshop only: £115 
(a non refundable deposit of £60 will reserve your place)

The Elizabeth House Hotel,               For more information or to book a place
42-44 The Avenue,                          PHINE DAHLE Psychotherapist
Southampton SO17 1XP                   SCPP 88 Gordon Av Southampton                                                                                              SO146WD  
Tel and fax:(023)80224 327               tel; 02380 320097
Wheelchair Accessible            

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