Sat, 10 Dec|
Did Spirit Go? Integrating Mind, Body and spirit in Therapy
Exploring Mind, Body, and Spirit as inseparable in the therapy process + the Science of Safety to enable a sense of spiritual connection
Time & Location
10 Dec 2022, 10:00 – 13:00
About The Event
About this event
A positive workshop for those interested in Spirit and Hope in the therapy process. Reflecting on our clients' healing journeys and the changes to their Autonomic Nervous System, creating moments of connection to something higher.
This workshop explores that Mind, Body, and Spirit are inseparable. Our work is with the shadows presented to us via the Mind, Body, and Spirit, yet Spirit, or Soul, is often missing and forgotten in our training and clinical work.
As contemporary clinicians, we must acknowledge that the psychological and spiritual dimensions overlap. All beings have a yearning for something higher. When we are in a safe state of calm, regulated by our breath and autonomic nervous system, our sense of spiritual connection with humanity is at its highest.
Major life and world events change us. Our proximity to death, illness, grief, and trauma reshape who we thought we were and how we exist in the world. Often who we thought we were no longer defines us. This change is non-verbal, a bodily felt sense.
In therapy, our clients get well. Change happens. A transformation of their suffering occurs as we work together. If this did not happen, we would not continue in our work. In our therapy rooms, we will begin to hear the voices and signs of the Spirit/Soul, stories of Hope, Love & God step into our work. Providing protection, comfort and often a reason to live. As Victor E Frankle wrote,
"In some ways suffering ceases to be suffering at the moment it finds a meaning."
During the workshop, we will explore:
- Our search for meaning in 2022 - Individuation and the Soul
- The Science of Safety - How the body responds and the roles of the Autonomic Nervous System, Vegas Nerve & Fascia in our connection to something higher
- Religion Vs Spirituality - What's the difference anyway?
- The Spirit of Christmas - The Spirit/Soul narrative and what/who is missing
- The Unconcious narrative - Water, Death and New Life
- Lifting your spirits - What connects our clients to their Spirit/Soul
- The uncanny coincidence - We're All Connected
"A robin appeared at my window this morning."
"I keep seeing my lucky numbers in different places."
"A white feather just fell from the sky in front of me."
-Feeling it in your bones - Importance of physical strength
About Lorna Evans, Psychotherapist & Trauma-Informed Yoga Teacher
Lorna proudly integrates psychotherapy and the body with a focus on breath & movement as healing tools to transform trauma, anxiety, and depression.
Recently working on Podcasts, press and books with UKCP, Psychologies Magazine, MTV, The Discovery Channel, BBC, SKY, and Samaritans, as well as other press for UKCP (media spokesperson), Medium, BBC and BACP Magazines promoting her. Lorna is currently working on several books to be published in 2023.
Lorna's YouTube Channel, The Mind Movement, encourages people to find a therapist, and she shares positive psychoeducation about staying well by raising awareness of the body, breath, and movement.
Lorna has worked in primary care and MIND for many years and now has a private clinical practice in the North East. Lorna's clinical work is grounded in the knowledge that mind and body are fully integrated, and what the therapist notices in the client's body or experiences in her own body, energy, tension, holding or other non-verbal phenomena is vital to bring into awareness and the therapeutic work with our clients.
Alongside her clinical practice, Lorna is proud to teach Trauma-Informed Yoga and learn from the students of Changing Lives, NHS Recovery College, Mind and many other trauma survivor groups and charities across the UK.
On the day of the workshop
- Wear comfortable clothing, so you're as comfortable as you can be
- Chair: Ideally, sit on a chair that keeps your spine straight, and you can easily move your arms out to the side and twist. You're also welcome to sit on the floor or where ever you feel most comfortable - your choice
- There will be several short movement breaks during this workshop
- Provides 3 hours of CPD from The Mind Movement
- Includes a recording of the event with access for a year
Accessibility & inclusivity is important to us. If you require support to join us for this workshop, please let us know in advance, and we will ensure adjustments are made. We have experience working with interpreters and translators. All welcome.
The material in this workshop awakens many sensations, emotions, experiences and thoughts within our bodies. You must already have some clinical awareness and knowledge of this subject.
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