Embodied-Relational Therapy training course 2017

Allison Priestman, Stephen Tame plus other trainers from the ERT Training Team

Date: 20/04/2017 - 25/02/2018
All Day

About this event

The approach of the ERT Training Course

ERT 2017 brochurecoverUnlike many other trainings, ERT focuses on the trainee’s own work on their embodied relating with self and other, now and in the past, before encouraging them to apply this with their clients. The theme of relationality runs through the whole course; listening to our own feelings and responses as a key part of how we work both in the training and with clients, witnessing how we are moved around and impacted by our clients, yet remaining able to witness and reflect on our working relationship. ERT in training and practice depends on deep contact; achieving this is a large part of the work, and takes great courage for both client and therapist. The training offers a held space to explore how deep contact impacts us.

To find out whether the training is right for you:
We are offering a taster workshop in January 2017

Stephen and Allison talking about the ERT Training – youtube video – November 2016


ERT Process

This is a robust and established training, which has appealed to practitioners from many different therapeutic backgrounds. It is primarily experiential; theory arises out of practice, and no written work is required, although handouts are provided, as well as online access to papers and chapters. Great attention is paid to group process, since we believe that the kind of learning we are looking for can only take place in a safe space, where concerns can be expressed and behaviour can be challenged. We want participants to learn on an embodied level, which entails being open to profoundly stirring experiences. The residential nature of the course means that we will be living, working and socialising together for seven five-day long residentials, plus the graduation weekend, creating a community. This supports a greater depth of relating in a rich and at times challenging environment. This community-building on the training feeds into the ongoing ERT community.

Course Content and Structure

ERT Diploma Training – Year One
The first year training should equip you to use ERT in your existing practice, working more deeply with your own and your clients embodiment.

ERT Advanced Diploma Training – Year Two
Year Two gives you the chance to explore your own embodiment more deeply and systematically, and to become comfortable with hands-on relational bodywork.

Optional Wild Therapy Year
An exploration and celebration of therapy’s wildness, its capacity to transcend the limitations we place on our own creativity and connectedness.


ERT Diploma Trainers:

  • Year One: ERT Diploma – Allison Priestman, Stephen Tame
  • Year Two – Advanced ERT Diploma – One of the above, plus another trainer from the ERT Training Team

Venue: Years One and Two: Unstone Grange – Rural Derbyshire.
Dates: The Diploma Year consists of four five-night residentials, with a final residential graduation weekend, on the following dates:
20-25 April 2017
8-13 June 2017
21-26 Sept 2017
16-21 November 2017
23-25 February 2018

Course Costs:
The price for Year One course is £2900, inclusive of teaching, accommodation and food. We are keen to make the course available to suitable applicants. Please do let us know if cost is an issue, and we can look at what level of reduction is possible.

Download the 2017 Training Brochure here (PDF)

ERT 2017 Training – Selection Process

Unstone Grange
Crow Lane
S18 4AL

Contact Details
Contact Person: Contact Allison or Stephen Tame
Email: info@allisonpriestman.co.uk
More contact details:
Website: http://erthworks.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/ERT-brochure-2017.compressed.pdf