ERT Trainings

Relational Body Psychotherapy, Wild Therapy, Group Facilitation and more…

Our core training, the Embodied-Relational Therapy Training, has been running successfully for many years. As the work has developed, new trainings have been created, including Wild Therapy, Embodied Relating, and Grace and Chaos – more details on all these below:

Date/Time Event
01/11/2016 - 31/10/2017
All Day
Embodied Relating training course starting November 2016
Spiral Center, London
Facilitated by Nick Totton and Allison Priestman

This course is based on Nick’s book Embodied Relating: The Ground of Psychotherapy, and aims to give the ideas of the book a base in experience, and to apply them to clinical situations. It also draws on Allison’s latest thinking and working with these and similar themes. Truly integrating body psychotherapy with verbal work means recognising that our embodied perception is fundamental to all psychotherapy practice: it is the concrete experience from which we derive abstractions like ‘transference’, ‘counter transference’ and ‘projection’.
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or contact Nick Totton at nick@3-c.coop
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01/02/2017 - 31/01/2018
All Day
Wild Therapy training course 2017
Unstone Grange, Unstone Derbyshire
Facilitated by Stephen Tame & Jayne Johnson

An exploration and celebration of therapy’s wildness: its capacity to transcend the limitations we place on our creativity and connectedness. Working outdoors in comparatively undomesticated settings encourages us to bring the other-than-human and more-than-human – animals, birds, plants, trees, hills, rivers, winds, dreams, ghosts, spirits – into the therapeutic process. Spending time ‘in nature’, as we say, can help us appreciate that we are ever anywhere else, always inhabiting and encountering our own nature. This is a one year course with Jayne Johnson and Stephen Tame, consisting of three residential’s in Derbyshire and Lancashire and one weekend in Bristol.
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or contact Stephen Tame at stephentame@gmail.com
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20/04/2017 - 25/02/2018
All Day
Embodied-Relational Therapy training course 2017
Unstone Grange, Unstone Derbyshire
Facilitated by Allison Priestman, Stephen Tame plus other trainers from the ERT Training Team

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.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
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or contact Contact Allison or Stephen Tame at info@allisonpriestman.co.uk
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04/11/2017 - 30/06/2018
All Day
Grace and Chaos
Facilitated by Allison Priestman and Stephen Tame

This course, which has run successfully for the last three years, is for anyone who wants to learn more about groups, how they function, and how to facilitate them.
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or contact Stephen Tame at stephentame@gmail.com
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24/02/2018 - 25/11/2018
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Embodied Relating: The Ground of Psychotherapy
Spiral Centrre, London
Facilitated by Nick Totton


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or contact Nick Totton at nick@3-c.coop
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