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Body of Knowledge: Our Search for Meaning in 2020 - Integrating Body, Breath & Movement

A workshop for counsellors, psychotherapists, Yoga & Mental health professionals with a keen interest in working with the body and making their current practice more trauma informed whilst gaining confidence and tools to integrate the body, breath and movement when working with anxiety, depression & trauma during the pandemic both in person and online. 

Mind and body are fully integrated and what the therapist notices in the client’s body, or experiences in her own body, energy, tension, holding or other non-verbal phenomena is vital to bring into awareness and into the work with our clients.   Our work, both adult and child, coupled with recent neuroscience research, emphasises how trauma is held in the body and how a bodily understanding is essential for professionals working with anxiety, depression & trauma in person and online during the covid pandemic. 

On completion of this workshop you will gain an understanding of the core concepts of working with the body, breath and movement. You will leave the workshop with a deeper understanding of the importance of science and research in relation to bringing the body, breath & movement into therapy including Neuroscience the Autonomic Nervous System & Polyvagal Theory. 

You will gain practical tools to integrate into your current clinical or therapeutic practice focusing on the body, breath and movement. These tools are trauma informed and will include, Trauma Sensitive Yoga, which is a proven treatment for survivors of trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) offering effective healing and symptom reduction, it is a clinically validated method of yoga researched by Bessel van der Kolk in the USA.

Trauma sensitive yoga has foundations in Trauma Theory, Attachment Theory, Neuroscience and Hatha Yoga with an emphasis on mind body connection, breathing and movement.