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Body-focussed Interventions in Schema Therapy

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This workshop presents the theory and experiential approach to integrating body-focused techniques to enhance schema therapy practice in a time-limited manner. These strategies are particularly useful for clients who present with complex needs and have histories of severe childhood neglect or trauma, and who have difficulties engaging with traditional schema therapy techniques. 

This interactive workshop is designed for schema therapists and those who have an interest in schema therapy ideas (such as CBT therapists and those from other training backgrounds) who wish to expand their repertoire by incorporating simple but powerful somatically-focused interventions. 

Topics covered at the workshop:

  • Understanding the role of the body in trauma – the neurobiology underpinning complex trauma and fragmentation of self
  • Barriers to working with the body both for the client and the therapist 
  • Tracking the body to identify triggers and modes 
  • Healing the child modes with body-oriented affect regulation resources 
  • Enhancing imagery techniques with somatic focus 
  • Strategies for working with anger
  • Somatic interventions for boundary setting and development of a sense of self
  • Helping clients develop an embodied healthy adult mode
Location London
Category Talking Therapies
Details of Event
Start date 10 Jul 2019
Start time 9:30am
Venue Address The BPS Building, 30 Tabernacle Street, London EC2A 4UE
Amount £345
Organiser Schema Therapy School
Speaker Dr Helen Startup and Janis Briedis
Contact No. 0773 4931562
Keywords Feelings, Psychological, Psychology, Therapeutic, Therapy
Regions Greater London