We are delighted to be hosting this one day workshop online via Zoom at a reduced price of £40.
Lorna Evans, MSc PGDig: Psychotherapist & Trauma Sensitive Yoga Teacher
A workshop for counsellors, psychotherapists and health workers interested in deeply exploring Body Awareness and illuminating working with the Body, non-verbal phenomena and countertransference.
Mind and body are fully integrated and what the therapist notices in the client’s body, or experiences in their own body, energy, tension, holding or other non-verbal phenomena is vital to bring into awareness and into the work with our clients.
Today, our clinical work with traumatised clients, both adult and child, coupled with recent neuroscience research, emphasises how trauma is held in the body and how a bodily understanding is essential for therapists working with trauma, anxiety and depression both online and face to face post Covid-19.
This workshop will deeply explore body awareness when working therapeutically and illuminate working with non-verbal phenomena and countertransference.
We will draw on a range of body psychotherapy & trauma theory, clinical examples and group discussions, whilst reflecting on the therapist’s felt countertransference in her own body. We will incorporate a newer understanding of Poly Vagal Theory, Autonomic Nervous System, the power of the Breath, Movement and felt energy in the therapist’s body as key pillars of the day.
During the workshop we will explore:
Key aspects of psychoanalytic understanding of the relationship with Mind and Body.
The History of the Body in Science and Therapy: Exploring the work and research of Freud, Wilhelm Reich, Laura & Fritz Pearls (founders of Gestalt therapy) , Eric Berne, Patruska Clarkson, Babette Rothschild, Bessel van der Kolk, Pat Ogden, Nick Totton, Bessel van der Kolk, Robert Shaw, Daniel Stern, Peter Levine, Stephen Porges, Allan Schore, Danielle Siegel & Susie Orbach
Healing and learning from Neuroscience: Establishing a sense of self and community, through yoga, meditation, theatre, music, movement, vocalization and psychodrama
Befriending the body: Learn Trauma Sensitive Yoga tools to work with clients online and face to face
Therapists attending this workshop will take away the following tools for use in their clinical practice
Note: The material in this workshop awakens many sensations, emotions, experiences and thoughts within our own bodies. It is very important that you already have some clinical awareness and knowledge of this subject.
Lorna Evans is an Integrative Psychotherapist registered with UKCP & BACP, holding an MSc in Body Awareness & Psychotherapy and PGDip in Integrative Psychotherapy.
Lorna now proudly integrates Psychotherapy and Yoga with a focus on the Body, Breath & Movement for treatment of anxiety, depression and trauma. Recently working on documentaries and projects with The Discovery Channel, BBC, SKY as well as other press for Medium, BBC and BACP Magazines promoting her work.
Lorna is passionate about raising awareness of the Science behind Yoga, Breath and Movement for treatment of anxiety, depression, trauma, maintaining positive mental health and wellness. Lorna focuses her workshops on Neuroscience, the Autonomic Nervous System and Poly Vagal Theory, to clinically explain the benefits of working with the Body, Breath and Movement in therapy.
Alongside her clinical practise, Lorna is very proud to teach Trauma Sensitive Yoga and learn from the students at the NHS Recovery College, HIV Groups, Mind and many other trauma survivor groups across the UK. Lorna also runs workshops across the UK training therapists, health workers and yoga teachers who have an interest in working with the Body, Breath, Movement and Yoga for treatment of anxiety, depression, trauma, maintaining positive mental health and wellness.