'Embodied Awareness in Relational Work'
Saturday November 18th, 2017
NCVO, 8 All Saints St., London N1 9RL
9.30am - 5.00pm (followed by our AGM)
For our 2017 conference, we are delighted to be joined by Margaret Landale, who will lead us in an exploration of the role of embodied awareness in relational ways of working.
The day will include a keynote, time in smaller groups and an open forum, as well as a panel discussion with Shoshi Asheri, Robert Downes and Steff Oates.
Margaret Landale is an experienced psychotherapist and supervisor. She has been a training director at the Chiron Centre for Body Psychotherapy in London and delivers workshops and talks nationwide on subjects such as somatization, complex trauma and embodied empathy. Having been a mediator for many years, she has become increasingly interested in the integrations of mindfulness in psychotherapy and has taught on the 'mindfulness in individual psychotherapy' module at the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice, Bangor University.
Publications include: 'Working with psychosomatic distress and developmental trauma' in: Contemporary Body Psychotherapy - The Chiron Approach, Linda Hartley ed., Routledge 2009. 'The use of imagery in body oriented psychotherapy' in Body Psychotherapty, Tree Staunton ed., Brunner-Routledge, 2002.
Shoshi Asheri is a psychotherapist, clinical supervisor and trainer. She teaches on the post-graduate programme at the Minster Centre and other psychotherapeutic organisations in the UK and abroad. She was a member of the training director’s team of the Chiron Centre for Body Psychotherapy. She is a founding member of The Relational School UK and a member of its Executive Committee. The application of Embodied Relationality as a force of change both in and out of the consulting room has been a central subject of enquiry in her teaching, writing and conference presentations.
Robert Downes is a psychotherapist, supervisor and trainer. He teaches ’ the body in psychotherapy’ module at the Minster Centre in London and is the current chair of the Relational School. He delivers workshops and CPD events on embodiment and psychotherapy, working with adolescents and the integration of the transpersonal into clinical practice. He trained at the Chiron Centre in the 90s and has been the last 13 years studying the Diamond Approach. He is currently engaged in integrating notions of white fragility into clinical thought and practice.
Steff Oates is a Teaching and Supervising Transactional Analyst. She enjoys a varied work life, combining her psychotherapy practice with supervisory and training roles in London, Paris, Geneva, Bucharest and Edinburgh. Originally trained in Transactional Analysis, Steff has developed a long standing passion in working with issues that are not easily understood at a verbal level. She was co-founder of the Northern College of Body Psychotherapy and is committed to her own ongoing development and training others. Steff is a keen writer with a number of published articles and book chapters.