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, Emotional Anatomy and Physiology.
Please see Training in Biodynamic Massage for full details of the Emotional 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.
Free evening with talk and opportunity to discuss training courses offered at CBPC. Light refreshments.
Friday 9th March 2018 7.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m.
Venue: CBPC, 28 Ditton Walk, Cambridge, CB5 8QE
ENERGETIC SELF-CARE FOR THERAPISTSMany people, especially those sensitive to others or those working in the ‘helping professions’, can find themselves feeling tired and drained, seemingly without good reason; perhaps taking on emotions and sometimes even physical symptoms of their clients.
Within a safe and healing space, this experiential workshop will offer a joyful, interactive opportunity to explore how you become more aware energetically of yourself and of your environment, how you interact energetically with other people, and most of all how you can learn to look after yourselves better, improving your sense of well-being.
The workshop will cover easy-to-learn, effective tools to create new, positive and self-supportive habits of energetic self-care as an integral part of your every-day life.
We will cover topics such as: sensing another person's energy field; anatomy of the subtle bodies; bodily resonance & transference; grounding; cleansing; attuning to clients; opening up and closing down our energy centres (Chakras); recognising and taking care of personal space and boundaries (often described as 'psychic protection').
This workshop is suitable for counsellors, psychotherapists, health professionals and complementary therapists.
Date 21st July 2018
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.
Date:Wednesday 20th June 2018
Course leader: Gill Westland
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.
MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS
For trainee psychotherapists and counsellors and qualified practitioners for Continuing Professional Development
The day will cover psychiatric diagnostic manuals, major psychiatric diagnoses, mental health and risk assessments, laws pertaining to mental health and possible litigation, accessing mental health resources, psychotropic medication currently in use – pros and cons, and selection of clients for in-depth psychotherapy (psychosis, neurosis, spiritual emergency).
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.
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: TBC 2017 - 9 Thursdays 7.00 - 9.00 p.m. and one all day on a Saturday/Sunday
For further information and to book please call Chantek on 01799 522516. Website: becoming mindful