Relational Body Psychotherapy – an ERT Approach

Jayne Johnson and Stephen Tame

Date: 17/11/2018 - 18/11/2018
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

About this event

There is a growing interest in the world of counselling and psychotherapy in working with body experiences, and there have, for a long time, been traditions of body psychotherapy paying particular attention to this.
There is also a growing interest, amongst practitioners of many kinds, in working with the relationship between the client and therapist. This is central to many strands of psychotherapy.

Embodied-Relational Therapy (ERT) has been developing an approach since the 1980’s of working relationally with body experience. Indeed, it is becoming ever more clear to us that relationship happens between bodies, and that body experience happens in relationship.
As ERT practitioners and trainers, we start from this conjunction – not as something weird, different or esoteric, but as the ground from which psychotherapy takes place.

Embodied-Relational Therapy (ERT) has its roots in Reichian body work, process approaches, psychodynamic therapies and earth centred spirituality. ERT is an holistic integrative approach focusing on two facts about human beings: we are embodied and in relationship. To be alive we need to be a body, to be alive we need to relate to others; our greatest challenges and our greatest joys follow from these twin facts.

This workshop offers you the opportunity to experience working as a relational body psychotherapist – working through the fours phases of the ERT model: Contact, Information Gathering, Amplifying and Integration. It is also an ideal taster for the two year modular Embodied-Relational Therapy training, the first year of which will be led by Jayne and Stephen.

The Old Manse
Mary Street
Bovey Tracey
TQ13 9HQ

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Contact Person: Stephen Tame
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£125 earlybird if booked by 1st October, £150 thereafter