Workshops with Helen Payne

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Training as a Group Facilitator in The BodyMind Approach (TBMA) for patients with chronic somatised conditions

 COURSE DATES 2017

Venue: The Empty Studio, The Poplars, Redhill, Rushden, Herts SG9 0TH UK

20-21 Jan 2017 (Fri-Sat) The BodyMind Approach to the treatment of medically unexplained symptoms (introduction) A BACP endorsed CPD course

3-4 March (Fri-Sat) The BodyMind Approach to the treatment of medically unexplained symptoms (follow up) A BACP endorsed CPD course

28-29 April (Fri/Sat) The BodyMind Approach to the treatment of medically unexplained symptoms (introduction) A BACP endorsed CPD course

2-3 June (Fri/Sat) The BodyMind Approach to the treatment of medically unexplained symptoms (follow up) A BACP endorsed CPD course

4-8 September  ‘The Discipline of Authentic Movement Retreat’ 

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13-14 Oct (Fri/Sat) The BodyMind Approach to the treatment of medically unexplained symptoms (introduction) A BACP endorsed CPD course

24-25 Nov (Fri/Sat) The BodyMind Approach to the treatment of medically unexplained symptoms (follow up) A BACP endorsed CPD course

FULL DETAILS AND QUERIES

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The Empty Studio

Authentic Movement: Embodied Empathy

Intensive Retreat Monday 4 Sept - Friday 8 Sept 2017

                        Professor Helen Payne, PhD

UKCP accredited psychotherapist; MBACP; ADMP UK Snr. Reg. movement psychotherapist. Helen is one of the leading international experts in the field of Body/Movement Psychotherapy. 

Authentic Movement (AM) will be the method used during this intensive. Pioneered by Mary Starks Whitehouse in California, AM enables a direct connection to the depths of our unconscious, accessing the rich resources of our intuitive wisdom expressed through the embodied word, image, sensation and relationship as well as through natural, rejuvenating movement. Founded on Jung’s concept of the active imagination and the collective unconscious, authentic movement also derives from dance movement therapy, play therapy, groupwork and spiritual practice where symbolic meaning is seen in physical expression. As practised with Helen it has a safe, self-directed, non-judgemental and empathic framework. Participants learn to dwell more easily in their bodies, and to engage creatively with a direct experience of the self beyond words and concepts. It can assist in developing body awareness, body-mind-spirit connections and kinetic meditation where mindfulness is crucial to practice. The roles of witness and mover are explored in dyadic, triadic and group formations with the four phase process. The retreat will provide ritual, witnessing and movement experiences, silence, verbal and symbolic reflective processes, as well as small teaching seminars. Due to the environment we will explore participatory consciousness which can emerge through engaging in authentic movement in relationship with all aspects of the sentient world.  Be inspired in a setting with wildlife up close, beautiful landscapes, places to explore, good food and friendly faces. Studio sessions will be interspersed with reflection time in silence, opportunities to experience nature and artwork periods. Seminars will address questions arising from your explorations in studio time as well as those relevant to your professional practice.

Who Can Apply?

This intensive is for practitioners qualified in counselling/psychotherapy or the arts therapies with substantial personal therapy. If your background is outside these areas please contact Helen to discuss the suitability of the course for you.  No experience in dance is required. You will need an aspiration to inhabit your body more fully and to re-discover your authentic nature through bridging psyche, soma and spirit. This is suitable for both beginners and those experienced in Authentic Movement. Some applicants participate regularly for on-going training, some for personal development, whilst some are new to the circles.

Times: 4.00pm, Monday 4 September 2017 -11.00am Friday 8 September 2017

Equipment: Bring backjack to sit on if required, notebook/journal and art materials.

Language: It is expected that all participants will have a working knowledge of English. Location: We gather in the beautiful countryside at the Empty Studio, SG9 0TH Hertfordshire, UK. Stansted/Luton airports nearby, close road/rail from London then taxi.

Accommodation: B&B/hotel nearest town or, to keep costs to a minimum, we can offer basic camping/very, very basic caravan-type accommodation on site (not a campsite/no indoor shower) price to include breakfasts/tea/coffee (see details on booking form). Please respect the venue is a family home which also keeps costs down considerably. 3 lunches included in fee. Pub nearby for evening meal.

Tuition Fee: 500.00 GBP (but see discounts) inclusive of home cooked lunches and refreshments. Deposit 50 GBP and accommodation costs due by 20 August 2017 Application process:  Complete the booking form and the in-depth application form and send with deposit to H.L.Payne@herts.ac.uk Questions? Call 00 44 (0)1763 288592/07702314981.          

The Trainer: Helen helped to pioneer the development of dance movement psychotherapy in the UK, is the first Fellow, and Senior Reg. Member, ADMT.UK. She has been working as a psychotherapist (UKCP Reg.) since 1990 and as a trainer and researcher for over three decades both in clinical and private practice. She has published widely in the field, in seven languages, was previously Head of Counselling and is now a Professor of Psychotherapy at the University of Hertfordshire, UK where she supervises PhD candidates and teaches embodied practice. Her clinical experience with young offenders, children with autism and emotional/learning difficulties together with her research projects has influenced her approach.  She first discovered Authentic Movement in 1979 with Mary Whitehouse, since then studied for seven years with Dr Janet Adler and has her permission to teach the discipline. She is trained in Person-Centred Counselling and Group Analysis. This together with experience of practice-based research Laban Dance/Analysis, Buddhist meditation, Analytical Psychology, Process-work, and Shamanism helps her to provide a safe, creative and transformative environment. She is the MD and Clinical Director for the University spin-out company www.pathways2wellbeing.com


 The Empty Studio

 Authentic Movement: Embodied Empathy

Professor Helen Payne

       UKCP accredited psychotherapist; MBACP; ADMP.UK; Helen is one of the leading international experts in the field of Embodied Psychotherapy.

When:          16, 17, 18 June 2017   Friday - 2.15pm-6.15pm, Saturday - 9.00am-5.15pm,  Sunday - 9.00am-5.15pm

 Place:          The Empty Studio, The Poplars, Redhill, Rushden, Herts SG9 0TH, UK

Cost:            £285.00 including home cooked lunch/refreshments (discounts for unemployed/students/ADMP UK/EADMT and UKAHPP)

 Who is this programme for?

This programme is open to those new to the discipline of working with the embodied mind, as well as those familiar with this way of working in counselling/psychotherapy. Professionals in mental health services together with those wishing to experience this way of working for their own personal development will also benefit from the course. Applications are open to practitioners trained and qualified in the arts therapies or counselling/psychotherapy and those with substantial personal therapy experience. If your background is outside these areas please contact us to discuss the suitability of the programme for you. A commitment to attend all sessions is required.

 What does the programme cover?

In authentic movement our experience of one another develops within deep embodied empathy. There is a rhythmic dance arising out of the experience which resonates in our bodies in the present moment and beyond it. This embodied empathy is crucial for transformational learning enhancing our being in the ‘here-and-now’ Participants will learn to engage with this direct experience of embodied empathy, beyond words and concepts through their own and others authentic bodily movement.

  • There will be an exploration of body awareness, body-mind-spirit connections and kinetic meditation where mindfulness is crucial to practice.
  • There will be an exploration of body awareness, body-mind-spirit connections and kinetic meditation where mindfulness is crucial to practice.
  • Mindful movement, in gesture and posture, sometimes with closed eyes as in ‘Authentic Movement’ will be core to the programme.
  • The roles of witness and mover will be explored in dyads, triads and groups to include the four phases of processing.
  • The programme will honour a non-judgemental ethos and provide both witnessing and movement experiences, verbal and symbolic reflective processes, as well as small teaching seminars
  • Be inspired in a setting with wildlife up close, beautiful landscapes, places to explore, good food and friendly faces

NB: Deadline for bookings: 3 weeks prior to start of course Bring art materials/cushion. 14 Hours certified CPD. For further information, accommodation/transport, booking form, reservations: email H.L.Payne@herts.ac.uk  telephone   00 44 (0)1763 288592. Dog/cat has been in the house. Dietary needs welcomed.

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