£15 – £50

Body Memory and the Unconscious with Dr Bonnie Meekums

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Friends’ Meeting House (Room F12)

6 Mount Street

Manchester

M2 5NS

United Kingdom

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This one day training workshop, open to all qualified and student Dance Movement Psychotherapists, will address the ways in which our bodies remember feelings and events even when our conscious minds do not. These body memories may manifest in bodily symptoms, eating disorders, anxiety or injuries. They can be explored and worked through, using the principles of movement metaphor and the creative cycle, both inherent in the practice of Dance Movement Psychotherapy as articulated by Bonnie in her book Dance Movement Therapy: A creative psychotherapeutic approach.

This workshop will include movement improvisations in which you will be invited to remember both positive and less positive experiences of your own. It is important, therefore, that you come prepared for this, and with sufficient resilience and support outside of the workshop. We will agree the boundaries of confidentiality at the start of the workshop.

By the end of the workshop, you will have:

  • Learned a short exercise to elicit positive body memories, for use in client assessment
  • Understood the topic through consideration of case study material
  • Explored your own experiences of body memory, through movement improvisation
  • Considered how this approach might influence your own practice

About Bonnie Meekums

Bonnie Meekums, PhD, is one of the pioneers of Dance Movement Psychotherapy in the UK. She has taught both here and in the USA, China, Poland, Latvia and Croatia. Author of two books and many book chapters and peer reviewed journal articles, her 2002 book Dance Movement Therapy (Sage) has been influential world-wide. She has also completed two Cochrane Systematic Reviews of evidence for Dance Movement Therapy (depression and dementia). Now semi-retired, she maintains a small private practice for individual clients and supervisees, in Greater Manchester, UK.

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Friends’ Meeting House (Room F12)

6 Mount Street

Manchester

M2 5NS

United Kingdom

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