SHORT COURSES AND INTRODUCTORY COURSES
Short courses and introductory courses are available in Cambridge and we can also arrange to teach an existing group in your locality. A minimum of ten participants is needed. Courses include Introduction to Body Psychotherapy, Introduction to Biodynamic Massage, and Relaxing Mind and Body (stress and relaxation from a body psychotherapy perspective), Working with Anxiety, Work with Physical Symptoms, Holistic Anatomy and Physiology.
Please see Training in Biodynamic Massage for full details of the Holistic Anatomy and Physiology course, which is suitable for counsellors, psychotherapists, and complementary therapists wanting to know more about the relevance of the subject to their work.
MINDFULNESS BASED STRESS REDUCTION COURSEA nine weekly course for healthcare professionals, creative arts therapists, counsellors and psychotherapists as continuing professional development.
This course is based on the renowned programme developed by Dr Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center 27 years ago. The course was originally offered in the outpatient clinic to those facing the challenge of living with illness, pain, depression, and chronic stress and is now increasingly sought by those wishing to learn about the benefits of mindful living in a structured programme. The programme also offers elements of Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) for those recovering from depression (Teasdale, Williams, and Segal).
Professionals will learn about mindfulness as a way of being more present with themselves and their clients; learn how to take care of their own well-being more effectively; learn about the potential benefits of mindfulness based approaches for their clients.
The programme is practise based, participatory and educational. Participants are encouraged and supported to commit to developing a daily meditation practice at home. Guidance notes and CDs are provided. These courses are of great value to those who have had some experience of meditation and to those who have had no experience at all.
Next course: 10th October to 5th December 2013 - 9 Thursdays 7.15 - 9.15 p.m. and one all day on a Sunday 1st December March
For further information and to book please call Chantek on 01799 522516. Website: becoming mindful
This supervision group is an opportunity to explore clinical work by drawing on Body Psychotherapy and Body-Gestalt approaches, as well as Mindfulness. It is intended for UKCP registered psychotherapists. You will be expected to bring your own clients and to actively participate in work brought by others. The group will have limited numbers and be a closed group.
The group will be led by Lindsay Fovargue, UKCP registered Body and Humanistic Psychotherapist. She has been a staff member at Cambridge Body Psychotherapy Centre since 2008. She draws on wide therapeutic experience and training, which includes Gestalt, Arts Psychotherapies, Jungian analysis, Transpersonal work, Mindfulness, Somatic Trauma Therapy, short-term focussed work, and Equine Assisted Therapy. She has broad experience in her working life, which has included experience of supporting ‘hard to engage’ adults with severe mental; counselling and mental health for 11-25 year olds; safeguarding young people and adults; project development within the voluntary sector; multi-disciplinary support (with health, social care and housing sectors). She is currently completing the Supervision Diploma at The Gestalt Centre
Dates: Tuesdays fortnightly 6.30 p.m. to 9.00 p.m.
April 9th; April 23rd; May 21st; June 4th; June 18th; July 2nd; July 16th and July 30th. (please note there is no group on May 7th)
Please contact us for future dates.
To apply for a place, please send brief details of your qualifications, experience and client work and the full payment to Lindsay Fovargue at CBPC, 28 Ditton Walk, Cambridge, CB5 8QE. Cheques should be made payable to CBPC or via bank transfer. Please ask for details.
For further information please contact Lindsay Fovargue via CBPC
WORKING WITH ANXIETY(An Introduction to Body Psychotherapy)
This one day workshop will explore an understanding of anxiety from a body psychotherapy perspective. It will introduce basic concepts of body psychotherapy, including the cycle of regulation and grounding, and methods of working with a wide range of clients. The format includes lecture, discussion, experiential exercises, reflection, handouts and recommended reading.
BIODYNAMIC MASSAGE STUDY DAY
Continuing professional development for
Biodynamic massage therapists.
INTRODUCTION TO BIODYNAMIC MASSAGE
Suitable for complete beginners, counsellors,
healthcare professionals. One day course to
learn basic methods and theory of Biodynamic
Massage. Biodynamic massage involves "contactful touch" and the day will provide opportunities to explore communicating through touch.
WORKING WITH PHYSICAL SYMPTOMSA Workshop for complementary therapists, counsellors and psychotherapists
We often meet clients who present with physical symptoms. How do we work with these clients and their symptoms, both on a physical and verbal level? How can we usefully think about the psychology of symptoms? Are there typically body psychotherapy ways of looking at symptoms? How can we have a psychological understanding of physical symptoms that avoids treating the body as a mere repository of what the mind cannot contain?
Free evening with talk and opportunity to discuss training courses offered at CBPC. Light refreshments. No need to book.
Friday 26th April and 24th May 2013
INTRODUCTION TO BODY PSYCHOTHERAPY RELATING, RHYTHM AND BOUNDARIES
The course will introduce some of the skills and theory of body psychotherapy<
Each person has their own rhythm and in any relationship with another there is a process of tuning into the other person and then making adjustments to accommodate the rhythm of that individual. Often our personal rhythms are disrupted from the way that we were brought up. And, in addition to that we can feel that life is too fast, and that we are not in charge of the pace of it. Equally life can seem too slow, uneventful or even on hold and stuck with nothing getting started or completed. Any relationship involves a movement towards the other and then more towards oneself - inner and outer relating. Movement towards the other can mean getting lost and not knowing where we begin and end. In daily life this can mean not knowing what we want, or living at a pace that isn't quite right for us and being swept along by the crowd. Movement away from the other can mean feeling lonely and isolated, rather than feeling at peace in solitude.
INTRODUCTION TO BODY PSYCHOTHERAPY - STANDING IN THE WORLD
Taking our place in the world involves finding a firm "inner ground" from which to move into relationship with others. This is a felt, physical experience that can be cultivated. Those that have it are self assured and confident, have no need to be pushy and do not get blown off course by others. The day will explore this theme experientially and theoretically. It will also provide an introduction to body psychotherapy.
INTRODUCTION TO BODY PSYCHOTHERAPY - KNOWING WHAT YOU WANT
The course will introduce some of the skills and theory of body psychotherapy. Knowing what you want and making life decisions can be a complicated business. Your head says one thing, your heart another, friends advise different things. Your guts say this is the place to live, but it makes no sense. The day will explore different ways of making decisions, finding out what you really want, and head, heart and guts working together for more whole decision-making.
Suitable for health-care workers,
counsellors and those wanting to know about body psychotherapy with a view to further training.