Details:Name Brighton School for Embodied Therapy
Bodylistening Training 2022/23, Brighton
Tutor: Tim Brown
Assistant: Lindi Dick
January 2023 7/8
The Bodylistening training programme is being offered in 4 weekend workshops. The programme is designed to introduce modern body-centred therapy, with a mixture of theory, demonstration and experiential work.
There is growing interest in the field of body psychotherapy and somatic psychology. Body-centred approaches to dealing with psychological problems are now well established. Recent advances in neuroscience explain how the body is involved in our growing sense of self, and how this can be affected during early development. Our bodies hold the key to old problems and new possibilities; Body Psychotherapy is a therapeutic approach which gets to the root of who we are, and what we can become.
Working with the body is a creative process. This programme will give you background theory on how and why body-centred techniques work. You will develop ‘bodylistening’ skills to contact and work directly with the body. This includes greater self-awareness of your own body as a channel of wisdom and useful information – an incredibly useful resource, both personally and professionally.
Who is this programme for?
counsellors and psychotherapists who want to explore body-centred approaches to therapeutic work with clients;
bodyworkers (massage therapists, teachers of body disciplines such as yoga, pilates, etc) who are curious about the psychological and emotional impact of their work, and want to work creatively with what emerges;
anyone who works creatively with the body (dance, martial arts, etc) and is considering a move into body-focused therapeutic practice.
The programme is designed to be a mix of training and self-development. It has the potential to lead on to more advanced trainings for those who may wish to take this work into professional practice. To get a flavour of the course content, you could read my article Body Psychotherapy – a short guide to the art and science of Bodylistening. There will be opportunities for discussion, sharing, interaction and exploration. Recommendations for reading and further information will be provided, along with course notes. You will be asked to provide a short written reflection following each of the weekends.
Studying Body Psychotherapy in a group means that our own bodies, and our reactions to other participants, will be activated and provide some of the learning experience. You must be prepared to be involved in experiential work and engage in the shared group process.
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