|The Therapeutic Relationship|
Facilitator: Morit Heitzler
An exploration and understanding of the dynamics within the
A course for complementary practitioners, bodyworkers, massage therapists
and helping professionals.
In your practice, have you ever felt...
• drained and invaded after sessions with particular clients?
• irritated, fed up, resentful or angry with a client?
• unable to refuse clients’ requests or demands?
• compromised by meeting patients in social situations?
• unclear about setting and maintaining boundaries?
• out of your depth in terms of client reactions, emotions & behaviour?
These situations, conflicts and questions are common experiences amongst complementary practitioners.
Would you like some help in dealing with them?
If you want to develop your understanding of the practitioner-patient dynamics, but don’t want to pursue a course in counselling or psychotherapy, then this course IS for you!
By exploring the unspoken dynamic evoked in the therapeutic relationship, you will develop and increase your understanding of the emotional and psychological aspects of holistic work and your ability to contain them.
The focus of this course is to make basic psychological principles of the therapeutic relationship accessible whilst supporting the practitioner’s own style of treatment.
Some of the issues that will be explored and discussed include:
Boundaries - Their function and how to establish and maintain them
Therapeutic frame & contract - Commitments, fees, times, lateness
Therapeutic touch - Difficulties around regressive and sexual dynamics
How to end a process - Separation, loss and completion
Unconscious processes - Projection, transference & countertransference
The experiential process, combined with theoretical understanding, will enhance participants’ development and deepen their capacity to meet their patients’ needs emotionally as well as energetically and physically.
A willingness to explore your own process is preferred.
“Learning with Morit has had an enormous influence on my practice. Her insight reaches directly into the fundamental issues, which underpin my relationship with my patients. I leave each session feeling challenged yet wiser and more capable.” H. Bacchus (massage/bodyworker)
This course comprises four workshops that complement each other which can be taken individually or as a series.
Date: 4 Saturday's:
Times: 10.00 am to 5.30 pm
12a The Mall
London W5 2PJ (map)
The fee for this course is £105 for each module.
Please register online up until 2 weeks prior to your selected date. 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.
“As a Rolf Practitioner and body worker, work with Morit has brought deeper awareness into the client-practitioner relationships, giving space to recognise the re-occuring patterns that manifest in the physical and their connections across into the psychological. The support and widened perspective given by Morit's work has enhanced my journey as a practitioner and deepened my practice immensely.” V. Wright (body worker)
Morit Heitzler has gained a diploma in Body Psychotherapy from the Chiron Centre for Body Psychotherapy, London before then studying an MSc in Integrative Psychotherapy at the Metanoia Institute, London.
As well as working with individual clients and supervising psychotherapists, counsellors and complementary practitioners, Morit is an experienced teacher and group leader in England and Israel.
She designed this course based on her own long-standing practice as a complementary practitioner. For many years she lived in South-East Asia where she trained and worked with a wide variety of complementary therapies.
“Working with Morit have been some of the best CPD times I have ever spent. I feel I have become a more grounded practitioner, able to deal confidently and professionally with the various dynamics of the patient-practitioner relationship.” Jess Buck (acupuncturist)