|Belly Dance Therapy|
Facilitator: Ruth Cowan
Integrating Body Psychotherapy with Skills from Dance and Movement
These one-day workshops would be useful to practitioners who want to work with women using bodywork in a highly sensitive, safe and respectful manner without touch. It focuses on the pelvic area where there can be much armouring to protect dormant trauma. Slow bodywork exercises, focusing on the breath and guided visualisations may allow memories, or sounds to emerge in order to be explored and held.
Simple, slow belly dance movements isolating the pelvis, ribs, or shoulders are used mindfully to connect with the body in an internal felt sense and to dialogue with this internal relationship. Some theory will be included about respecting body armouring as necessary protection.
The skills learnt will be valuable techniques to use for those who have body image issues and for those who want to explore their connection to their pelvis, where much creativity and aliveness lies. It would also be useful for women who are trying to conceive, before and after pregnancy, before and after gynaecological surgery or after trauma to this area. Working with belly dance therapy is a way to aid and support the process of re-embodiment to help heal dissociation, alienation and objectification in relation to the body.
Dates: Individual 1-day workshops on:
Times: 10.00 am to 5.30 pm
12a The Mall
London W5 2PJ (map)
The fee for this course is £105 per 1-day workshop.
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.
Ruth Cowan is an Integrative Body Psychotherapist in private practice and has facilitated groups in various settings since 1991. She has facilitated Belly Dance Therapy Groups for women since 2003 privately and for organisations where she aims to integrate Body Psychotherapy with her skills from her background in dance and movement. She is passionate about working in a respectful, holding and sensitive way enabling safety and exploration and has a diploma in Integrative Supervision from The Minster Centre. www.bellydancetherapy.co.uk