Authentic Movement: Embodied Empathy

Published on 02/09/2016 by

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Categories: Personal Development, Workshop

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Date(s) - Friday, September 2, 2016 - Sunday, September 4, 2016
2:15 pm - 5:15 pm


Authentic Movement: Embodied Empathy
Professor Helen Payne AHPPUKCP accredited psychotherapist; MBACP; ADMP.UK; Helen is one of the leading international experts in the field of Embodied Psychotherapy.
When: 2, 3, 4 Sept 2016
Friday – 2.15pm-6.15pm
Saturday – 9.00am-5.15pm
Sunday – 9.00am-5.15pm

Place: The Empty Studio, The Poplars, Redhill, Rushden, Herts SG9 0TH, UK
Cost: £280.00 including home cooked lunch/refreshments (discounts for unemployed/students/ADMP UK/EADMT and UKAHPP)

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/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?
In authentic movement our experience of one another develops within deep embodied empathy. There is a rhythmic dance arising out of the experience which resonates in our bodies in the present moment and beyond it. This embodied empathy is crucial for transformational learning enhancing our being in the ‘here-and-now’ Participants will learn to engage with this direct experience of embodied empathy, beyond words and concepts through their own and others authentic bodily movement.
• There will be an exploration of body awareness, body-mind-spirit connections and kinetic meditation where mindfulness is crucial to practice.
• There will be an exploration of 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 will be explored in dyads, triads and groups to include the four phases of processing.
• The programme will honour a non-judgemental ethos and provide both witnessing and movement experiences, verbal and symbolic reflective processes, as well as small teaching seminars
• Be inspired in a setting with wildlife up close, beautiful landscapes, places to explore, good food and friendly faces
NB: Deadline for bookings: 3 weeks prior to start of course Bring art materials/cushion. 14 Hours certified CPD. For further information, accommodation/transport, booking form, reservations: email [email protected] telephone 00 44 (0)1763 288592. Dog/cat has been in the house. Dietary needs welcomed.