Are you interested in working with the body and looking to deepen your work with clients? Increase the complexity of your therapeutic palette, or anchor and integrate your working style in somatic psychotherapy theory. Join this fascinating course.
Starting in January 2024, the Physis Scotland Certificate in Somatic Transactional Analysis course will be delivered in-person over 6 days of interactive and experiential training, over 4 months.
The Certificate in Somatic Transactional Analysis is suitable for practitioners from any modality who are already in practice and have had some experience of long-term work; from trainees in advanced training to seasoned practitioners.
The underpinning philosophical frame of this Certificate is one that considers the bodymind (Dewey, 1925/1981) as central to how we identify and relate and therefore central to therapeutic change and therapeutic relationship. It sees the somatic as a key gateway to working with unconscious process and a powerful tool for manifesting change.
This way of working is often briefly attended to in core training and tends to emerge as an area of interest for practitioners when beginning to work with more complex presentations, or when stuckness, stagnation, pain or any other unexplained “irrational” difficulties arise in therapeutic work.
The Certificate course will be delivered in person and will offer plenty of space for play, experiential learning and group process. There will be an emphasis on application to practice through triad work, observed practice and supervision, as well as an opportunity for integration with a broad range of theoretical concepts from transactional analysis, psychoanalysis, body psychotherapy and trauma informed psychotherapy, along with some new concepts developed and authored by the trainer.
This dynamic training will enable you to:
The Certificate consists of three taught modules over three weekends and one assessment
Module 1: Mapping the Territory – Getting to know your bodymind, establishing contact, space and pace.
Module 2: Expanding the Frame – Moving through new territories, stretching beyond your comfort
Module 3: Standing in Your Boots – Developing your own style, taking space and experimenting with flow
There will be an assessment during the final weekend where you will be asked to design a body orientated activity for a client/couple/group (anywhere between 2-10 minutes).
You will be asked to facilitate the exercise with the group followed by facilitating questions and answers about the theoretical underpinnings of your thinking. In addition, there will be an opportunity for group feedback about your activity, facilitation and theory.
Certificate fee: £864 (Inc. VAT) (3 taught modules over 3 weekends).
£150 non- refundable deposit plus 3 x £238 if self-funding.
If you are being sponsored through your organisation, the fee is £1224 (Inc. VAT). £150 non-refundable deposit plus the remaining balance before the commencement of the course. Please note, that if your sponsoring organisation is a charity, the course fee is £864 (Inc. VAT).
A deposit as indicated above is required to secure your place. The balance may be paid in full 1 week before the start of the course, or spread over 3 instalments if self-funding, paid in January, March, and April. Please complete the appropriate section of the registration form to take up the instalment payments option.
We are delighted to offer the Certificate in Somatic Transactional Analysis in our beautiful premises in the West End of Edinburgh. Physis Scotland is located on the third floor of 22 Drumsheugh Gardens, Edinburgh, EH3 7RN.
Ronen Stilman TSTA (P)
Ronen Stilman TSTA(P) MSc (TA psychotherapy) is a UKCP and COSCA registered psychotherapist, supervisor and trainer, working with individuals, couples and practitioners in his Edinburgh centre practice and in Cyberspace. He has a keen interest in Humans and how they relate and identify in the context of culture, politics and society, integrating his background in technology and organisational change.
Following attendance of all three modules and successful completion of assessment in Module 3, you will receive a Certificate from Physis Scotland in “Somatic Transactional Analysis”.
To apply for the Certificate in Somatic Transactional Analysis, you need to complete and return an application form (link below), along with transferring your deposit in order to secure your place.
For further information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 07927 557217. The deadline for applications for the Certificate is 29th December 2023.