Friday 10th Jan 2020
6.45pm - 9.30pm
Saturday 11th Jan 2020
10.30am - 4.30pm
Fridays 17, 24, 31 Jan & 7,14 Feb 2020
6.45pm - 9.30pm
There are two bursary places available
for no/low income - the bursary offers a 50% discount on the full fee.
We are committed to making our work available to anyone who wants to participate, regardless of income. If finances are a barrier please do get in touch.
The course includes a daily home practice of 30 minutes, 5 days a week,
for the duration of the course. Honouring your commitment to this practice is a requirement.
I have been running workshops and groups since 2000 and practising as a humanistic psychotherapist since 2007. Both my personal experience and my professional training have taught me that valuing and developing our relationship with ourselves is central to living a fulfilled and purposeful life.
I am fascinated by the interplay between our thoughts, our emotions and our bodies and am excited to be working with all three aspects of ourselves on this course.
I have been working as a mindful eating and movement coach with groups and individuals for 20 years and started including Open Floor movement practice in my work in 2015. Establishing a deeper connection with myself through conscious dance and embodied movement has had a deeply healing and energising impact. Over the years, I have seen for myself and my clients how nurturing gentle observation, self expression and compassion can ignite connection and growth.
What will the sessions be like?
The sessions combine movement, experiential exercises and talking. Our aim is to provide an opportunity for you to experience ideas, tools, and change rater than just talking about them. Participating in the group can be challenging, exciting, emotional, exhausting, invigorating and fun! Everything you do and say as well as your participation on the course is confidential.
What if I can't make it to every session?
We ask that all particpants commit to every session and all the homework practice. This is part of the process of developing self care and self respect. When we make time for ourselves, when we say no to others to say yes to ourselves, we are setting healthy boundaries. Prioritising your commitment to yourself in this way is both empowering and liberating.
Isn't it selfish and self indulgent to spend so much time just thinking about my self, focusing on me, my problems, on what I think, how I feel and what I want?
Many people are reluctant to spend time and resources just for themselves. The culture we live in often portrays self reflection and self care as indulgent, unnecessary or selfish. And yet, if we are not willing to take responsibility for ourselves, when we don't pay attention to what we want and need, that impacts all those around us. When we put others first, at the expense of what we want, what we dream of, when we behave selflessly and consistently sacrifice ourselves for others, we can become resentful, depressed, anxious, angry... and our families, colleagues and friends are the ones who feel the consequences. Being selfish enough to take the time to learn how to take care of ourselves, respect ourselves and value ourselves has the power to positively impact everyone in our lives. Being selfish, in this way, means taking responsibility for our own lives. Who else is responsible for us if we are not? Who else has the job of empowering us to live a purposeful and satisfying life. People who are fulfilled and happy are the ones who have the lasting energy to empower others to do the same.