REDCLIFFE / MORETON
TWO-DAY TRAINING: 28 & 29 June, 2024
in Integrative Counselling
Somatic-Focused Expressive Therapies
Dr Mark Pearson
The wisdom of the body
has been neglected in the evolution of cognitive and behaviourally focused
therapy. Focussing on the body, its sensations, feelings and energies enables
clients to enhance their therapeutic gains, achieve clearer cognition and
establish a more rewarding relationship to the life of their emotions.
This experiential two-day
training will introduce a range of creative arts-based therapy skills,
including the use of sensory art, body focus techniques, using movement through
bioenergetics for self-awareness and stress release, effective relaxation
techniques for those who may struggle to be still and quiet.
In this training
you will learn to guide clients to use somatic signals to support self-understanding,
combat excessive self-criticism, enhance emotional regulation and improve
COST: $565 (includes training manual and
refreshments. BYO lunch)
DATE & TIMES: 28 & 29 June, 2024.
Each day from 9am to 5pm
WHAT TO BRING: Pen, journal or notebook, lunch.
WHERE: Expressive Therapies Training & Consulting Rooms - Redcliffe - Moreton Bay.
detailed flyer and Registration Form contact: email@example.com
Ph: 0419 492 713
Extract from Pearson &
While some therapeutic approaches stress the
need to recognise and repair cognitive dysfunction, in ET it is equally
critical to pay attention to somatic experience and understand the importance
of psycho-physiological connections. What seems evident is that if we focus on
removing the symptom only, then in terms of healing potential this is
'tantamount to killing the messenger' (Rossi, 1990).
Rather than aiming for relief of, or diversion
from presenting symptomology, ET increases the ways a counsellor can draw the
client's attention to the body's messages. Along with expanding the ways they
respond to reported somatic symptoms, this focus can lead to assisting a client
to, and increasing their skills for, self-exploration and achieving emotional
and psychological change.