CAFÉ PSY conversations
Do you have an innovative way of working, a new book or area of research you feel might benefit from discussion and collegial collaboration? If so come to these Friday evening gatherings where you can present theories and ideas or listen to others in a lively chaired discussion followed by drinks and music.
Friday 20 March 2020 – Roz Carroll
A Cafe Psy discussion, led by Roz Carroll on Embodied Practice in a Disembodied World
‘The body is everywhere assaulted by all of our new media, a state which has resulted in deep disorientation of intellect and destabilization of culture throughout the world. In the age of disembodied communication, the meaning and significance and experience of the body is utterly transformed and distorted’. Mc Luhan, E. (2015), The Sensus Communis, Synesthesia and the Soul: An Odyssey (BPS books : New York) p.xi
Multiple social-economic-cultural and environmental changes are converging at this time to tip us into ‘the new normal’ of disembodied survival. Yet psychotherapy is a practice that aims to create the safety and human warmth that can include and welcome a felt sense of the body.
We will explore through experiential enquiry and collaborative dialogue such questions as:
How is the therapist to sustain and nourish their own embodied sensing when the social/economic pressure is on to be efficiently dissociated?
How can we create a context for our clients to trust the possibility of feeling and knowing and relating through their own bodies?
Is the physical set up (ie. Consulting room, skype, working outside) critical? Do we need to re-think the basic model of sitting in chairs?
How can we support embodiment through our