Therapy in motion
An introduction to working with the body as a tool for communication with ourselves and with our clients. This workshop will focus on breath and movement techniques to support the therapeutic relationship. Breath is our life force. We breathe in life and we breathe out our last breath before we die. Dance movement therapist Ana Halprin states that "Breath is movement made visible".
There will be time to integrate theory into practice and consider clinical examples of how to introduce embodied approaches creatively in counselling and psychotherapy.
- Learn specialised breathing and movement techniques to support you and your work with clients.
- Synthesise theory into practice including case study examples of how to introduce these techniques with clients in times of need.
- Discover your own breath and movement patterns and how they can serve you and your clients.
- Build confidence working with the intelligence of the body.
- Develop embodied listening through increased awareness of how your body responds in relationship with your clients.
- Share and enrich professional practice with peers.
- Breath moves the body and impacts communication and our ability to relate.
- When tense we hold our breath.
- Our organs do not function well when tense and stress decreases our immune system.
- Awareness of how we breath and move can help us to develop authentic ways of relating by understanding how we feel in the moment
- Research suggests that practising breathing techniques and mindful movement exercises can support motivation, confidence, communication, mental health, relationships, resilience and well-being.
- And improve physical posture, immune system, digestion, circulation, concentration and sleep!
About the Trainer - Mhari Baxter
Mhari is a qualified and registered Movement Psychotherapist, Yoga Teacher, artist and Trainer. She has extensive experience working with all ages and abilities from professionals, students and adults in community mental health care settings to children with behavioural difficulties in schools.
She believes everyone has mental health and wants to share techniques and resources so that individuals may develop their full potential and organisations may flourish. She has enjoyed training professionals at Scottish Water, Addictions Counselling Inverness, Perth College and Cairngorms National Park Authority to support communication, confidence and well-being.
Who is this aimed at?
Counsellors, psychotherapists and helping professionals.
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