With the development of neuroscience and its emphasis on the necessity of working with the body for effective therapeutic work, more practitioners are bringing work with the body into the therapy room. The most common method for doing this is to focus on the development of Insight. In this process, the therapist teases out themes, patterns and repetitions that are occurring at a level of body awareness or mindfulness. Insight develops and self-knowledge increases. However, as with traditional therapeutic approaches, other somatic interventions are available to deepen the therapeutic effectiveness of working with the body.
The somatic therapist may provide a somatic corrective experience. Recognising that something in the life experience of the client is missing, they empathically provide a somatic intervention that address this missing piece. Alternatively, the somatic relational dynamics may come to the fore. The therapist tunes into what is happening in her own somatic process as well as that of the client and the impact this resonance is having on their work together. This impact is then explored directly in the here and now with reference to body awareness and energetic processes. There is negotiation at the ‘intimate edge’ (Ehrenberg 1974) between client and therapist and in an effective somatic therapy session the therapist may move from one to the other as appropriate.
This one-day experiential workshop will attend to these different ways that are therapeutically effective in bringing the body into the therapy room.
In particular focus will be given to (a) Ways to develop knowledge of and deepen body awareness, (b) methods that may assist moving from insight and awareness to ‘Corrective Experience’, (c) exploring somatic interventions that can assist in the provision of a corrective experience, (d) exploring different ways to bring the interactive relational dynamics into the session from a somatic perspective.
Feedback from Narelle's recent presentations of this training:
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“This is excellent training. Narelle is an excellent presenter. I feel excited by what I’ve learnt and I intend on exploring this area to increase my skills. Very exciting, informative seminar. Experiential is the best.”
“I find the PD’s very informative and educational for me as a beginner in this field.”
“Brilliant – lots of small GP exercises – working through.”
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“Good use of practical exercises/role-plays”
“This was my first PD and I was impressed with everything! The content was useful and insightful and Narelle was very engaging as a presenter.”
“The highlight for me was the application of the theory into the real action by exercising it in the training day (PD). Very insightful and without doubt beneficial. “
“Great workshop. I particularly liked the experiential and observational learning. I feel this was only dipping a toe in the water and would love to learn more!”
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This event provides 6 hours of live interactive training and participants are required to complete the quiz in order to retrieve their certificate of completion.
We recommend checking with your association for the correct calculation of points for this event.
Narelle McKenzie is the Director and a Senior trainer of the Australian Radix Body Centered Training Centre and the Radix Institute, North America, which offers a three-year training program in Radix Body Centered Psychotherapy. She is a registered psychologist with over forty years experience working in private practice with adults, adolescents, families, couples and groups. She has a Masters in developmental psychology and extensive experience and training in psychotherapy and psychology. As part of her private consultancy Narelle has led experiential and training workshops on Embodied Psychotherapy throughout Australia, the USA and the UK. She is a Clinical Member of the Australian Psychotherapy and Counselling Association (PACFA) Register, a PACFA accredited psychotherapy supervisor, an accredited supervisor for Psychology and a member of the United States Association of Body Psychotherapists as well as a member of Peer Review Committee for the International Journal of Body Psychotherapy.
Registration fee: $199
Recorded version available to view for 3 months after event.
Attendance Certificate for 6 hours of interactive training.
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Watch the event with the Primary Participant as part of a group (on same device)
Attendance Certificate for 6 hours of interactive training.
This seminar provides 6 hours for CPD points.
Reminders will be sent prior to your live webcast event with a link to your account at https://www.pdp-catalogue.com.au where you will see your purchased webcasts.
You will need a steady internet connection, and a device such as a computer, tablet or phone upon which to view and participate.
Learning objectives of this training:
"This workshop will teach therapists how to bring the client to purposeful body-awareness and then how to apply highly effective somatic interventions to deepen client insights and enhance clinical outcomes." Narelle McKenzie
How will you benefit from attending this training?
Deepen their understanding of ways to bring the body into the therapy room
Broaden their range of practical somatic interventions that are effective and the differing therapeutic purpose underpinning them
Gain increased awareness of how their somatic processes influence the client therapeutic interaction and how to address this effectively in session.
Morning Session (includes a short break)
Afternoon Session (includes a short break)
Work with the specific aim of teaching ways to:
Evaluation and quiz - your payment includes a quiz which when completed with a minimum of 80% correct answers, will enable you to download your Attendance Certificate.
To complete the quiz, please log into your account at pdp-catalogue.com.au and click the orange "Certificate" button under the program's title.
For live webcasts, post-tests must be completed within one month of viewing the program.
This seminar has been designed to extend the clinical knowledge and applied skill of Counsellors, Psychotherapists, Coaches, Psychologists, Hypnotherapists, Social Workers, Community Workers, Mental Health Nurses and Psychiatrists.
Session One : 9:00 AM– 10:50 AM
Break : 10:50 AM – 11:10 AM
Session Two : 11:10 AM – 12:45 AM
Lunch Break : 12:45 PM – 1:30 PM
Session Three : 1:30 PM – 2:45 PM
Break : 2:45 PM – 3:00 PM
Session Four: 3:00 PM – 4:15 PM
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