Embodied-Relational Therapy (ERT), which has emerged primarily from the body psychotherapy tradition, and now works at the meeting place of relational, process and body psychotherapy, is an initiative based in the UK, developed by Nick Totton and Em Edmondson in the late 1980s. ERT has continued to develop through the contributions of past and present ERT trainers: Nick Totton, Allison Priestman, Emma Palmer (author of Meditating with Character), Stephen Tame and Jayne Johnson, and the wider community of ERT trainees and graduates.
ERT is process and incarnation centred, approaching human beings as united bodymindspirit, perfect with a few local difficulties.
Our nature seeks to express itself freely, while at the same time protecting itself in conditions often of great difficulty. This double task of expression and protection makes us subject to contradictory pulls, and offering double messages about what we feel, want and need.
Through a relationship which is supportive and non-invasive, it is possible to disentangle our doubleness and allow our process to unfold – which is what has been trying to happen all along.
We offer relational body psychotherapy workshops, relational body psychotherapy training, individual therapy and supervision.
Learn more about Embodied-Relational Therapy here.