Exploring the mind in the body
Professor Helen PayneUKCP accredited psychotherapist, Snr Reg ADMP.UK.Helen is one of the leading international experts in the field of Embodied Psychotherapy.
April course:Friday 8 April 2011 - 2.15pm-6.15pmSaturday 9 April - 10.15am-5.15pmSunday 10 April - 10.15am-5.15pm
May course:Friday 13 May 2011 - 2.15pm-6.15pmSaturday 14 May - 10.15am-5.15pmSunday 15 May - 10.15am-5.15pm
The Garden Room, Letchworth Centre for Healthy Living, Hitchin Road, Hitchin, Herts SG6 3NA http://www.letchworthcentre.com
Or £320 for assessed course
Who is this programme for?
This programme is open to those new to the discipline of working with the embodied mind, as well as those familiar with this way of working in counselling and psychotherapy. Professionals in mental health services together with those wishing to experience this way of working for their own personal development will also benefit from the course.
Applications are open to practitioners trained and qualified in the arts therapies or counselling/psychotherapy and those with substantial personal therapy experience. If your background is outside these areas please contact us to discuss the suitability of the programme for you. A commitment to attend all sessions is required.
What does the programme cover?
- Participants learn to engage with a direct experience of the self, beyond words and concepts.
- It can assist in developing body awareness, body-mind-spirit connections and kinetic meditation where mindfulness is crucial to practice.
- Mindful movement, in gesture and posture, sometimes with closed eyes as in ‘Authentic movement’ will be core to the programme.
- The roles of witness and mover are explored in dyadic, triadic and group formations.
- Applications to specific client populations are examined such as those with medically unexplained bodily symptoms
- The programme will honour a non judgemental ethos and will provide both witnessing and movement experiences, verbal and symbolic reflective processes, as well as small teaching seminars
A short assignment, for those with appropriate entry requirements and wishing to achieve the 10 credits at level M (Masters) is available. Students will have 6 weeks to complete the task which will be based on experiential learning and with both a creative and written component. A Certificate in Professional Development recognises 30 credits at level 7/M.
What to bring:
Please bring art materials, lunch or if you prefer there is a restaurant nearby. Bed and breakfast can be arranged at an extra cost, please request details if required. Tea/coffee will be provided.
For further information:
Contact Helen Payne: email [email protected] or telephone 01707 285861
How to book:
To request booking form to reserve a place contact: Karen Wells: K.C. [email protected]
Deadline for bookings
31 March and 30 April respectively