The course provides a theoretical and skills based experiential model for inclusion of the body in the therapeutic process, from a Humanistic and Integrative perspective. The aim is to introduce you to the theoretical model and experiential skills which will facilitate the inclusion of body awareness in the therapeutic relationship.
The course draws from the theory and practice of Wilhelm Reich and Alexander Lowen in its approach. There is a specific focus on character structure defence theory in practice.
Theory content will be linked to specific experiential techniques.
Understanding of theory will be supported through applied skills sessions, experiential work and theory /lecture , discussion input.
Process & Purpose
It is expected that participants are capable of holding their own experiential process when undertaking this course. Use of process through role play and more experiential exercises will be approached as an aid to clinical understanding - not personal therapy.
Our purpose is to introduce you to the inclusion of an additional perspective to your current practice. This perspective allows process at a physical level to be recognised and explored in a stable clinical context. As course facilitators we are committed to communicating an integrative model of bodywork, which is practised from a humanistic perspective.