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Essential Somatic Movement: An Experiential Introduction

This workshop will be held at The Academy SPACE, in Sheffield. It will introduce and teach some basics of Essential Somatic Movement – an education practice in the tradition of existential philosopher and practitioner Thomas Hanna, which helps you feel more at ease in your body by increasing self-awareness and actively releasing muscle tension.

As this workshop’s primarily for counselling practitioners, I’ll outline ways the practice often has an emotional impact and resonance, how it might benefit clients & counsellors alike, and how it relates to work with trauma (such as Peter Levine’s Somatic Experiencing®). I’ll also outline what individual Clinical Somatics sessions involve, and allow time for questions and discussion.

We’ll do a little floor work, but most of the practical movements we’ll explore will be seated and standing. You’ll thereby start to experience the possibilities this practice opens up to eradicate tightness, tension, and discomfort in your body, enabling you to move more easily, with more awareness, and ultimately with more joy in your ‘soma’.

The workshop will be especially useful for those interested in MUS (medically unexplained symptoms) and trauma; Essential Somatics also speaks to experiences and causes of anxiety & depression.

Tickets available here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/essential-somatic-movement-an-experiential-introduction-tickets-55645969593 [I understand this event is now sold out - 5/2/19]