|Working with Physical Symptoms|
Facilitator: Kathrin Stauffer
Body Psychotherapy works with the idea that all our thoughts and feelings are accompanied by physical processes in our bodies – and conversely, any change in the state of our bodies will be experienced subjectively by the mind, and may be given a meaning on that level. This concept allows us to explore connections between physical illness and emotional distress.
My one-day workshop aims to present participants with ways of thinking about bodily symptoms in psychotherapeutic terms. I will draw on theory and practical experience from body psychotherapy, object relations and attachment theories.
You will learn something about the general principles of self-regulation in health, stress and disease as well as something about interactions between physical symptoms and feelings. In addition to this, we will explore some commonly presented symptoms, and also symptoms that you may wish specifically to be covered.
Dates: Saturday 12th of January 2013.
Times: 10.00 am to 5.30 pm
12a The Mall
London W5 2PJ (map)
The fee for this course is £105.
Please register online by December 22nd 2012. By booking you are entering into a contract with CABP to pay for your place even if unforeseen circumstances prevent you from attending. If the workshop is cancelled we will refund your payment.
Kathrin Stauffer PhD, UKCP Registered Body Psychotherapist, is the author of ‘Anatomy & Physiology for Psychotherapists: Connecting Body & Soul’ (W.W. Norton 2010). Originally a research biochemist, she retrained at the Chiron Centre for Body Psychotherapy in London. She works in private practice in Cambridge and London as a body psychotherapist, biodynamic massage therapist, trainer and supervisor.