Colleen Steiner Westling, art psychotherapist and yoga therapist, runs a monthly group for therapists in the spirit of self-care to think about how, through therapeutic attunement, therapists may somatically hold stress, pain or inertia and a sense of feeling heavy or stuck in their bodies.
Offering theory and techniques acquired through her training with The Minded Institute, the UK’s leading organisation in yoga for mental health, Colleen combines her teaching with evidence based neuroscience to encourage ways of checking in with a therapist’s own physical reactions to their work.
Open to therapists of any age and physical ability; prior yoga experience not required.
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“When a client is dealing with traumatic events, vicarious traumatization may be viewed as inducing the therapist to feel the horror of the trauma.” – Babette Rothschild; author of Help for the Helper
“In our bodies, in this moment, there live the seed impulses of the change and spiritual growth we seek, and to awaken them we must bring our awareness into the body, into the here and now.” – Pat Ogden, Ph.D; Founder and Educational Director of the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy® Institute
“It’s very striking that there’s nothing in western culture that teaches us that we can learn to master our own physiology— solutions always come from outside . . . Yoga teaches us that there are things we can do to change our brainstem arousal system, our sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems and to quiet the brain.” – Bessel van der Kolk, MD; author of The Body Keeps the Score
Colleen Steiner Westling, Art Therapist and Yoga Therapist
Sundays 6:00-7:30pm: 12th November; 10th December; 21st January 2018; 18th February; 18th March; 22nd April; 20th May; 24th June; 15th July; 12th August; 16th September; 14th October
Cost: £10 per session
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