30 & 31st January 2020 – Embodied Listening Workshop – The Elmfield Institute

Embodied Listening Workshop

The Elmfield Institute

for Therapists & Health Practitioners (30 & 31 January 2020)

“Trauma compromises our ability to engage with others by replacing patterns of connection with patterns of protection” (Porges, 2011)

For a client to be truly heard is one of the most healing events. We can do this through deep listening, compassion and empathetic presence.

This training is designed for health practitioners who want to offer affect regulation and resilience practices for their clients. It is based on the trauma-informed research of Dr. Stephen Porges, Dr. Peter Levine, and Babette Rothschild, as well as others. The foundational principles of the training are Polyvagal-informed, using the research of Dr. Porges to develop strategies for psychological safety. The exercises are based on finely attuned body awareness practices of biodynamic craniosacral therapy.

  • learn the foundational principles of the Polyvagal Theory
  • learn practices for better co-regulation, how to better relate to clients
  • experience how to be fully present for your clients, how this affects the clinical container
  • establish healthy boundaries in clinical practice, as a means to create safety
  • learn resilient communication techniques to share with your clients
  • develop tools and techniques to ground yourself when with a challenging client
  • take home Polyvagal-informed body awareness practices to integrate into your professional practice protocols
  • enjoy self-care time out for yourself in beautiful tranquil natural surroundingsParticipants will benefit from on-going learning and support:
    • 3 weekly online group supervision sessions for participants
    • monthly 2 hour drop-in class (Tuesday evenings at Elmfield)
    • course manual
    • online resources including guided meditations, research papers, essays, guided exercises.This workshop is for anyone working in psychotherapy, counselling, bodywork, yoga teaching, primary care health, social workers. **CPD attendance certificates provided**


Date: Thursday 30th- Friday 31st Jan 2020

Facilitators : Jane Shaw & Gareth Toner

Price: £195 includes lunch and refreshments

Times: 9.30am to 4.30pm

Venue: Elmfield Courtyard, 23 Moyallan Road, Gilford, Craigavon, BT63 5JX

For more information please contact jane.shaw@elmfieldinstitute.com or call Jane Shaw on 07974 159460

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