Skip to content

Body Talk: Working with the Unspoken. When talking is not enough

A 3 hour ZOOM CPD event with Lorna Evans

Please note events are live stream only they are not recorded

The event:

A workshop for counsellors and psychotherapists interested in exploring body awareness in therapy whilst illuminating working with non-verbal phenomena and countertransference 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.

Today, our clinical work with traumatised and abused clients, 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 therapists working with trauma, anxiety and depression in person and online during the covid pandemic.

This workshop explore body awareness in therapy and illuminate working with non-verbal phenomena and countertransference.

During the workshop we will explore:

Key aspects of psychoanalytic understanding of the relationship with Mind and Body

The Autonomic Nervous System & Poly Vagal Theory

Body countertransference: As felt by contemporary psychotherapists including Susie Orbach & Nick Totton

Countertransference: Two Bodies in the Room. A TA Model of felt understanding

The Power of the Breath & Movement in treatment of Anxiety, Depression & Trauma

Befriending the body: Techniques to become safely aware of physical sensations and establishing synchronicity, agency and meaningful connections

Healing and learning from neuroscience: Focus on Trauma Sensitive Yoga and clinical examples from Lorna work with the NHS. Establishing a sense of self and community, through yoga, meditation, theatre, music, movement, vocalization and psychodrama