Having completed my Body Mapping Mentorship with Annette Schwalbe in July 2017 I am now developing my own approach to this work and setting my own workshops. Working with images in the body is something that I have been exploring for many years through my somatic movement work, particularly through Skinner Releasing Technique. And I always remember one of my tutors of art therapy saying “never underestimate the power of the projected image”. She was absolutely right. Images, symbolism and metaphors, when they arise in the body can be immensely powerful.
This is the Autumnal Body Mapping – now simply called – Moving and Being Workshop. I like to think of it as an opportunity to open our awareness to the quantum realm – it’s a creative space that honours embodied experience alongside the stories that we use to describe our experience. The coming together of women in this creative space is always a potent experience and its an antidote to our busy, thinking, doing lives.
What you might find, create or bring into your life as a result of a making your map – is yet to be known.
Feedback from a previous participant : “During the second meditation, it felt like I had become my image and I experienced a feeling of calm and levitation. I definitely was not expecting to feel that”.
There are still places left for the Moving and Being workshop on the 29th October. Do join us!
Psychoanalytic Approaches to Work with Under 5’s in a Changing World. The Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust.
I attended this 5 day short course in March 2015. Many of the case studies were extremely traumatic to listen to and included working therapeutically with families in hospital wards and documented the use of smart phones and technology in the clinical space. In my own work with children, I work with whatever they choose to be their voice until they can find it within themselves, and use whatever space we find ourselves in.
Primitive anxieties – fear of loss, death and disintegration were returned to again and again. Through all the clinical case material that was shared, the therapist’s ability to remain centred, reflective and containing while working with extremely complex situations and traumatic emotional states was impressive. Their capacity to create and hold space for the tangle of human relationships and emotions to to be perceived and felt without fixing, instructing or withdrawing – was inspiring.