Body and Touch
The Gestalt therapy view holds that effective therapy requires embodied presence between client and therapist. Embodied meeting can provide the client with support for the development of awareness and organismic self-regulation – the aims of therapy.
This workshop provides some background theory and offers experiential exercises to give counsellors and trainees some insight into the therapeutic value of attending to body process and touch in counselling work.
- Workshop: Body and Touch
- Date: TBA
- Cost: £60 (concessions available for previous workshop attendees and those on low incomes)
- Venue: Friends Meetinghouse, 22 School Lane, Liverpool, L1 3BT
Consideration will also be given to the ethical and practical limitations of touch. This is a one-day CPD workshop suitable for humanistic counsellors and trainees. Participants from other approaches are welcome too.
My workshops are experiential, which means that I want participants to actually experience the Gestalt therapy approach rather than just being provided with intellectual information. Gestalt therapy is primarily non-verbal and as such I aim for workshops to give participants a real feel for this approach.
Please note: Participants have choice throughout in relation to taking part in exercises and experiments. Handouts and CPD attendance certificates are supplied. Tea, coffee, water and biscuits will be provided. Lunch is not included but there are many eating places nearby. There is disabled access to this venue.
Booking policy: I don’t require a deposit, just a commitment that you will attend. You pay in full on the day by cheque or cash. This avoids the hassle of sending payment through the post. However, if you reserve a place and then cancel within a week before the workshop I would want you to pay a cancellation fee of £20. And if you don’t attend on the day of the workshop the full amount is payable.
For more information on my workshops, please see the main page here.