Traumatic attaching: a somatic and developmental approach with Ruella Frank

June 13, 2015
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June 13th, 2015


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Ruella Frank, Ph.D., an internationally renowned trainer and author, has been exploring early infant movements and their relationship to the adult since the mid-1970s. Ruella is founder and director of the Center for Somatic Studies, and faculty at both the New York Institute for Gestalt Therapy and Gestalt Associates for Psychotherapy. Since the 1990s, she has synthesised the present-centred, non-linear and phenomenological development theory for gestalt therapy based on six fundamental movements, co-created within the infant/parent dyad.

Ruella’s workshops are run within a large group format, with live demonstrations, skills practice and theoretical input rather than group process.

Traumatic attaching: a somatic and developmental approach

This cutting edge advanced workshop will centre on the interactions of infant and parent which create patterns of embodied traumatic attaching, and which signify the passage of intergenerational trauma. It is ideal for experienced counsellors and psychotherapists who are Developmental Somatic psychotherapy graduates, or who are grounded in working with body process.

Focus is given to early psycho-physical patterns expressed within the adult client-therapist relationship. You will develop your phenomenological capacity, refine your ability to attend to embodied co-transferential process, and deepen your approach to working with enduring patterns of traumatic attaching. Understanding of kinaesthetic resonance is taught to enhance clinical understanding and intervention.

Location: Edinburgh – to be confirmed
Dates: Saturday 13 – Monday 15 June 2015
Cost: £375 including a non refundable deposit of £150

This workshop is now fully booked, please email info@egi.uk.com to be added to the reserve list.