BodyDreaming: Integrating body, mind and psyche in the treatment of developmental trauma - Live Webinar CPD Event Abstract

BodyDreaming: Integrating body, mind and psyche in the treatment of developmental trauma


Friday 19 March 2021 - A Live Webinar

A one-day workshop with Marian Dunlea and Wendy Bratherton

  • This event will not be recorded

In this webinar, Marian will guide participants through her embodied therapeutic approach, BodyDreaming. Marian’s approach is the integration of 30 years of dedicated study and clinical work from perspectives including analytical psychology, psychoanalysis, Marion Woodman’s BodySoul Rhythms, Focusing, Authentic Movement, Peter Levine’s Somatic Experiencing and Organic Intelligence. Here she describes her way of working.




Marian DunleaWendy Bratherton,


10.00 GMT (06.00 EDT)

Introductions and Zoom Housekeeping

Marian Dunlea
Introduction to BodyDreaming
This is an embodied practice and we hope to offer participants the experience of learning through the body. The session will offer an overview of the practice of BodyDreaming, its origins and place in a dysregulated contemporary world. Marian will demonstrate how she has come to the practice of BodyDreaming through understanding the body’s physiology, polyvagal theory and the nervous system, and Jungian psychology. This work holds that if we regulate the Autonomic Nervous System we gain greater access to the messages and signals emanating from the somatic unconscious and dreams.

Wendy Bratherton
Wendy will introduce us to the practice of Qigong. Qigong means energy work . It taps into the natural flow of life energy to promote resilience, health and coherence. This ancient Chinese practice helps with regulating the nervous system . This will be followed by a short period where participants are invited to use art materials to take the energy onto paper.

Break out in small groups of 5

Comments, questions and sharing in large group


Marian Dunlea
‘I may be able to find some peace here’
In this session Marian will demonstrate the fundamental importance of attunement in the working through of developmental trauma. Insecure at