Working with fragile states of self: Baby steps towards self-compassion with Margaret Landale
Many clients present with fragile or vulnerable states of self and work with these clients must proceed carefully and with great sensitivity.
Chronic shame processes are rooted in developmental trauma and can make the processing and integration of early trauma memories difficult and challenging for both client and therapist.
This workshop introduces clinical perspectives and effective practical techniques for engaging with chronic shame. We will look at how to establish an empathic collaborative therapeutic alliance and engage with avoidant and dissociative processes; how to work with core emotions such as fear and self-loathing and how to cultivate together with our client a fresh capacity for paying attention to embodied and felt experiences and develop self-acceptance and self-compassion.
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 somatisation, complex trauma, and embodied empathy.
Having been a meditator for many years, she has become increasingly interested in the integration of mindfulness in psychotherapy and has taught on the 'mindfulness in individual psychotherapy' module at the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice, Bangor University.
'Working with Psychosomatic Distress and Developmental Trauma' in: Contemporary Body Psychotherapy - The Chiron Approach, Linda Hartley ed., Routledge 2009.
'The Use of Imagery in Body-oriented Psychotherapy' in Body Psychotherapy, Tree Staunton ed., Brunner-Routledge, 2002
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