Listening with the Relational Body – Cultivating Right Brain Attunement to the ‘Implicit Self’

One-day workshop: Saturday 24th November 2012 (9am-5pm)

Conference Rooms, Ardington Hotel, Steyne Gardens, Worthing, West Sussex, BN11 3DZ.

The ‘decade of the brain’ has transformed our thinking about the relationship between the mind, brain and body.   It is now becoming more widely recognised that the body offers a bridge to the relational unconscious where implicit processes and non-verbal patterns of communication are central.  In order to understand and work with the ‘Implicit Self’ we need to cultivate right brain attunement to these non-conscious processes.  The body holds and expresses a symphony of these implicit meanings and yet as practitioners we are trained primarily to attend to the explicit narrative rather than listen with our bodies.

The overall intention of this workshop is to invite participants to step out of the mind into the visceral landscape of the body.  We will be exploring how the body converses with the world through the language of the senses.   Our aim is to enhance awareness of body-based processing at a sensory and somatic level.  This workshop is for all practitioners with an interest in working with and exploring the Relational Body.

Dr Jessica Christie-Sands is a Chartered Psychologist who specialises in the treatment of relational trauma.  She has extensive experience working in trauma-related fields across different services as well as an established background in teaching and training. Her clinical and research interests lie in the evolving field of affective developmental neuroscience and affect regulation therapies.  She is particularly interested in the impact of attachment trauma on the developing brain and nervous system and on integrating bodily-based processing into her clinical work.  She is a Chartered Psychologist, a Chartered Scientist and an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society.  She is also a fully accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist, an EMDR Europe Approved Consultant, a Sensorimotor Psychotherapist and Clinical Director of Sussex Psychology Services.

Jean Knights is a Consultant Psychotherapist, Supervisor and Trainer with a specialist clinical and research interest in attachment-related trauma.  She has over 30yrs clinical experience working in various NHS settings but now works entirely in private practice offering consultation and supervision.  Additionally, she has expertise in delivering training on the integration of neurobiological research into the treatment of trauma to both statutory and non-statutory services throughout the UK.  Her therapeutic work draws heavily upon affective neuroscience, sensorimotor principles and practices and attachment-based models of therapy.  She is a fully accredited UKCP Psychotherapist and a Sensorimotor Psychotherapist.

FEES: (This includes registration, course materials, lunch and refreshments)

  • £95.00
  • Group Booking Discount: 6 or more participants booking together receive a 10% discount

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