BodyDreaming: Integrating body, mind and psyche in the treatment of developmental trauma
Saturday 28 March 2020 - London
A one-day workshop led by Marian Dunlea
In this training workshop, Marian will guide participants through her embodied therapeutic approach, BodyDreaming, which explores the interconnection of body, mind and psyche and provides a theoretical and practical guide for working with early developmental trauma.READ MORE...
The method aims to restore the balance of a dysregulated psyche and nervous system and to activate innate healing capacities, through which we can see how it is possible to change our default responses to trauma of “fight, flight, freeze” and to create new neural pathways. This methodology integrates analytical psychology, attachment theory, trauma theory, somatic and neuro-scientific theories and is useful for psychotherapists, art, dance and movement therapists, and body workers interested in learning how to work with body and psyche.
Registration and Coffee
This session will offer an overview of this practice, its origins and place in a dysregulated contemporary world.
The Resolution of Trauma: Attunement and the Body – Part 1
Here, Marian will explain how the body works in relation to the BodyDreaming approach, providing an accessible outline of neuroscientific theory, structures and neuroanatomy of attunement, affect regulation, attachment patterns, transference and countertransference and the resolution of trauma throughout the body.
Attunement and the Body – Part 2
Working with Clients
In this session, Marian will bring her way of working and theories to life through transcripts of sessions with clients. Through these texts participants will witness how this work can positively impact attachment patterns and developmental trauma. Marian will demonstrate how to work with dreams, using BodyDreaming. It will be evident through case material and dream work that this somatic approach complements and enhances psychobiological, developmental, psychoanalytic and Jungian approaches.