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Psychotherapeutic Listening with the Body
A skills development workshop led by
Margaret Landale and Dr Jon Sletvold

Saturday 6 December 2014 - SOLD OUT

09.30   Registration and Coffee
10.00   Jon Sletvold

Learning about the patient through our own body - PART I
In the workshop I will demonstrate how we can learn about the patient through our own body and that we can develop skills to learn about the patient through attention to our bodily sensations as they arise in that relationship. This will above all be done by offering some of the participants a supervision on a case of her/his choice. In this supervision the therapist will be asked first to explore her embodied subjectivity and her authentic feelings. After that she will be asked to assume physically the position of her patient and from this position to explore embodied empathy. At the end of the demonstration the therapist will be asked to move to a third position for reflecting upon the experiences in the two preceding positions. The theoretical underpinnings of this approach, aimed at integrating experiences of self, other and interaction is elaborated in my recently published book The Embodied Analyst - From Freud and Reich to Relationality (Routledge, 2014).
11.15   Coffee Break
11.45   Jon Sletvold

Learning about the patient through our own body - PART II
13.00   Lunch (please note that lunch is not included at this venue)
14.15   Margaret Landale

Developing and sustaining embodied empathy in psychotherapy - Part I
Empathy is a core quality and key component to positive psychotherapeutic outcomes. This workshop will explore practical dimensions as well as dilemmas for cultivating and maintaining embodied empathy within the psychotherapeutic relationship. We will draw on current research into the application of compassion and mindfulness practices within psychotherapy and look in particular at the challenges for developing empathic attunement when working with complex dynamics such as early trauma and issues of affect dysregulation, mistrust, shame and dissociation. The workshop will introduce practical techniques alongside clinical vignettes and also offer opportunities for participants to bring their own clinical questions and experiences.
15.15   Tea
15.30   Margaret Landale

Developing and sustaining embodied empathy in psychotherapy - PART II
16.30   End

Self-funded: £120
Organisationally-funded: £180
CPD Hours

Certificates of Attendance for 5 hours will be provided at the event

Grange Fitzrovia Conference Suite
Bolsover Street

Registration: 09.30
Start: 10.00
End: 16.30