“Engaging the Resources of the Embodied Mind” with Margaret Landale – Saturday 4th November 2017
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.
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 counselors/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 somatization 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.
Margaret Landale is an integrative psychotherapist, trainer, author and conference speaker. She specialises in stress-related and psychosomatic disorders and has taught widely on these subjects. She is a supervisor and trainer and has worked as the Training Director at the Chiron Centre for Body Psychotherapy in London.
Her publications include ‘Working with psychosomatic distress and developmental trauma’ in Contemporary Body Psychotherapy – The Chiron Approach by Linda Hartley ed., Routledge 2009; and ‘The use of imagery in body oriented psychotherapy’ in Body Psychotherapy, Tree Staunton ed., Brunner-Routledge, 2002.