Embodied support for contact with Jim Kepner

January 23, 2014
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January 23rd, 2014

Jim Kepner

Please note that the workshop is now sold out. To be added to the waiting list for a place please contact us.

This four-day workshop is for therapists and counsellors who wish to deepen their understanding and practice of embodied support for contact through working with one of the most prominent body-orientated international Gestalt practitioners. The group will explore the mechanics of postural and neurobiological ground for contact; co-regulation using the nervous system for enhanced functioning, and how these processes can be reflected in Gestalt relational field theory and practice. This workshop will be experiential and theoretical.

Participants will learn and reflect about:

  • An overview of neurobiological basis for safety, relational connection, autonomic state regulation.
  • Nervous system energy practices that enhance vagal tone, modulate sympathetic reactivity and increase body awareness through hands-on work.
  • Mutual empathic co-regulation via relational modulation of vagal tone through breathing, pacing, vocal prosody and rhythm.
  • Exploration of postural and developmental movement supports for contact and presence.

Location:  Edinburgh venue TBC

Dates: 23-26 January 2014

Cost: £450 including a non-refundable deposit of £150. This workshop can be booked as a pair with Lynne Jacobs’s Interactional embodiment workshop saving £50

Jim Kepner PhD, is co-founder and chair of the advanced training programme ‘Working With Physical Process’ at the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland. A pioneer in clinical work with embodiment of experience, he teaches this work widely around the world. He is the author of Healing Tasks, Psychotherapy with Adult Survivors of Childhood Abuse and Body Process – A Gestalt Approach to Working with the Body in Psychotherapy. 


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