Working with the body in counselling and psychotherapy
52/53 High Street
Why attend this course?
There is growing recognition, especially through advances in interpersonal neurobiology, attachment and trauma research, that many of the issues that clients bring into therapy are somatically embedded. As therapists, we therefore need to be able to engage with the non-verbal and embodied aspects of the client’s experience and help raise somatic awareness within the client.
What will it cover?
This master class offers an opportunity for clinical inquiry into how to work safely and effectively with the body in counselling and psychotherapy. This will be especially relevant to counsellors/psychotherapists with no formal training in a body-oriented approach, or those who have done some CPD training in this area but would like to deepen their clinical practice.
The day will have a practical focus exploring clinical dilemmas and situations, especially in areas such as complex trauma and somatisation disorders. It will provide relevant clinical examples and use life demonstrations and discussion as well as drawing on relevant current research and models. There will also be opportunities for participants to bring their own clinical material and challenges.
GCS is proud to host Margaret Landale who is is an experienced psychotherapist and supervisor. She has been a training director at the Chiron Centre for Body Psychotherapy and delivers workshops and talks nationwide and has taught at the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice, Bangor University.