Live Supervision Series: Contemporary approaches to embodiment in supervision
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About The Event
In the last decade the field of psychotherapy has seen a rising interest in the role of the body within the therapeutic relationship. This interest has seen a shift from the dualistic mind/body perspective towards a more inclusive mind-body continuum model. How might different theoretical approaches and modalities integrate embodiment into clinical practice and supervision?
Join us for a live supervision experiment in which five highly experienced psychotherapists demonstrate their understanding and practice of embodiment in connection to intersubjectivity, projective techniques, movement, identity and heritage, and spirituality.
Each session will consist of a brief presentation of the therapist’s unique approach, followed by a live supervision session and a group discussion. Reading materials will be provided.
Participants are encouraged to attend all five sessions for continuity and trust building in the group though single sessions can be booked. Do book soon as places are limited.
30TH JAN - Roz Carroll: Four Modes of Working with the Body in Psychotherapy and Supervision
We will consider a piece of clinical work through a process-analysis based on Mitchell’s ‘Four Modes of Relationality’. This has been developed and updated into an embodied model that includes a) procedural b) affective c) self-and-other configuration and d) intersubjective dimensions of the therapy. Paying detailed attention to our bodies, the group field and parallel process, we will move through these different relational ‘lenses’ to flesh out the qualities of and dilemmas being enacted in the client-therapist relationship.
20TH FEB Anna Chesner: Embodied Role in One to One and Group Supervision
During this session there will be an explication of the concept of role according to psychodrama theory and its relevance to the supervisory task. There will be an experience/demonstration of embodied role work as applied to one to one and group supervision.
20TH MARCH - Carmen Joanne Ablack: Processing Embodied Intercultural Ground
This offer for supervision is to explore patterns arising for client and therapist in processes of identity, heritage and culture (as ‘defined’ by the client). We will attempt to understand the reciprocal nature of the embodied-relational in the development of a ground for meeting between practitioner / client and supervisor / supervisee.
24TH APRIL - Yeva Feldman: The Embodied Field: Creating space for embodiment through movement
This session will focus on how we can foster an embodied field with our clients (and ourselves) and support embodied potential leading to movement and growth. Movement facilitates embodied listening, listening with one's own body, locating body experience as self experience, and embodying client's physical experience. Movement enhances our own experience of embodiment enriching what we bring to the 'field' which in turn supports client's capacity for embodied experience.
22ND MAY - Mark van Gogh: ‘Body and Soul’
Soul is spirit embodied. Some writers invite us to think of soul as a verb rather than a noun. Dr Gus Lott writes: ’Soul is an action of the body. It is a verb: ’to soul’. The body souls, just as it runs, cries or laughs. The neurons between your ears are the body, and their concert, the soul, is the action of a magnificent molecular machine.’ This supervision will consider ‘souling’ as a frame for what may embody in the therapeutic dyad, and by extension, the supervisory relationship.
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