Body Talk: Working with the Unspoken

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

Who is it aimed at?

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.

Course Outline

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

Learning Outcomes

Therapists attending this workshop will take away the following tools for use in their clinical practice

  • An understanding of the scientific and clinical research findings supporting working with the body, breath & movement. Specifically, benefits for anxiety, depression, trauma, positive mental health and self-care
  • New techniques and practical tools to work with non-verbal phenomena in your own clinical practice when working with anxiety, depression & trauma – Focus on Trauma Sensitive Yoga
  • A deeper understanding of the Autonomic Nervous System & Poly Vagal Theory
  • A deeper understanding of core body psychotherapy & Trauma theory
  • Countertransference awareness and how to incorporate this felt sense into your clinical practice
  • Accessible resources: Reading list, Audio and Online practices

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.

Course Structure

  • Didactic
  • Experiential
  • Group discussion

Facilitator’s Biography

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.

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Coming Up

August 15, 2020 10:00 am
The Borderline Adaptation – Walking on Eggshells Sold Out
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August 19, 2020 6:00 pm
TA Taster Session – Online
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August 29, 2020 10:00 am
Guide to Working With Transference in the Therapeutic Relationship – Online Sold Out
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September 4, 2020 1:30 pm
TA 101 Online – Introduction to Transactional Analysis
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September 19, 2020 10:00 am
Exam Preparation Group – Online
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September 25, 2020 9:30 am
TA Foundation Year 2020-2021
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October 3, 2020 10:00 am
Diploma in Counselling Supervision 2020-2021
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October 3, 2020 10:00 am
Body Talk: Working with the Unspoken – Online
Register by: 2 October 2020

Previous Courses and Events

August 1, 2020 10:00 am
TA 101 Online – Introduction to Transactional Analysis Sold Out
Registration closed
July 13, 2020 6:00 pm
Supervision: Views from the Helicopter – Online
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July 4, 2020 10:00 am
TA 101 Online – Introduction to Transactional Analysis Sold Out
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July 2, 2020 5:30 pm
CTA Oral Exam Support Q&A – Online
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July 1, 2020 6:00 pm
Working Creatively with the Child Ego State – Online
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July 1, 2020 10:00 am
Introduction to Counselling Skills – Online Event Postponed
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June 29, 2020 6:00 pm
Working at the Teach/Treat Boundary in Supervision – Online
Registration closed
June 25, 2020 5:30 pm
CTA Written Exam Support Q&A – Online
Registration closed

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