Workshops and Training


Embodied Relational Therapy
Introductory Weekend Workshop

Facilitators:
Jayne Johnson & Stephen Tame
12/10/2019 – 13/10/2019

This Introductory Embodied Relational Therapy weekend workshop will be ideal for anyone wanting to explore relational body psychotherapy. We’ll be offering a taste of the 4 stage model of ERT.

The workshop is ideal for anyone considering the ERT full training or for anyone wishing to have a taste of what ERT has to offer. Jayne Johnson and myself have enjoyed working together on many workshops and trainings, and we are enthusiastic about sharing this work with others. We welcome anyone working one to one in a therapeutic setting i.e. psychotherapists, counsellors, coaching practitioners, shamanic practitioners, homeopaths, etc.
Cost £180 or £155 early bird booking before 12th September 2019.

Location
The Energy Centre, Hebden Bridge
The Energy Centre, Burlees House, Hangingroyd Lane, Hebden Bridge,
West Yorkshire, HX7 7DD
Contact Person for enquiries and booking: Stephen Tame
Email: stephentame@gmail.com

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Working Relationally
with Movement and Touch

Facilitators:
Allison Priestman, Stephen Tame
16/11/2019 – 17/11/2019

Much of our clients’  formative experiences are of movement and touch. It is important for our clients that we have some confidence and competence to work in these core channels of their experience.

Our bodies are in constant movement, mostly unnoticed. This is an opportunity to open and refresh our insight into how our clients move, how we move, and how our clients move us. We will be working with small and large movements, intentional and unconscious movement, in a gentle and supported way.

Similarly, our clients are always experiencing touch – the touch of fabric on skin, the touch of our emotional contact. We will be introducing a frame for working more confidently and intentionally with touch, in support of our clients safety and unfolding process.

This work will be held and explored through a relational framework. Exploring how to make use of and think about, our complex embodied responses to our clients. The weekend will be experiential, underpinned by theoretic input drawn from Embodied-Relational Therapy.

Group size 8-14 participants. This workshop would serve as useful ‘taster’ for the Embodied-Relational Therapy training starting in Derbyshire in April 2020.

Location
Oxford Therapy Centre
142-144 Oxford Road, Temple Cowley, Oxford, OX4 2EA

Contact Details
Contact Person: Allison Priestman
Email: info@allisonpriestman.co.uk
More contact details: 01453 731226
Website: http://www.allisonpriestman.co.uk/
Cost
£180 (early bird £150)

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Group Facilitation Training

Facilitators:
Jayne Johnson & Stephen Tame

30/11/2019 – 02/02/2020

An 8 day experiential training

This course is primarily intended to support process group leaders to develop their skills, confidence and capacity.

This course is for practitioners leading groups which process emotional and relational material.

It will be useful to trainers and group facilitators in a variety of fields, including: counselling, psychotherapy, homeopathy, wilderness leadership, mindfulness, coaching, yoga, shamanic practice, osteopathy, massage, training for trainers.   You will need a level of awareness of your own emotional and relational processes, and a capacity to tolerate a wide range of group relational interactions.
The course will include:

  • Creating the conditions – setting the conditions for a successful group
  • Personal and group process work, facilitated by Stephen & Jayne
  • Opportunities for course members to facilitate the group
  • Supervision on your own group facilitation work
  • Creative approaches to groupwork, including, for example; channel changing, bodywork, group sculpting, energy awareness, split group and individual work
  • Working with polarisation, chaos, and conflict
  • Developing your own facilitation style

The course will comprise 3 non-residential, 2 and 3 day weekend sessions
30th November and 1st December 2019
3rd, 4th and 5th January 2020
28th, 29th February and 1st March 2020

Total Cost of £800
There will be a maximum of 12 trainees in the group
Some concessionary places are available, dependent on need and bookings

To book your place please contact Jayne: 07913 656889     mail@jaynejohnson.co.uk

Location
The Energy Centre
Hangingroyd Lane, Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, HX7 7DD

Feedback from 2018-2019 course:
“I would recommend this course for so many whether you want to be part of a group, facilitating a group or for any person interested in people  and the ability to work deeply with another and other.”

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Embodied-Relational Therapy
Training Course 2020

Facilitators
Jayne Johnson & Stephen Tame
16/04/2020 – 01/02/2021

Unlike many other trainings, ERT focuses on the trainee’s own work on their embodied relating with self and other, now and in the past, before encouraging them to apply this with their clients. The theme of relationality runs through the whole course; listening to our own feelings and responses as a key part of how we work both in the training and with clients, witnessing how we are moved around and impacted by our clients, yet remaining able to witness and reflect on our working relationship. ERT in training and practice depends on deep contact; achieving this is a large part of the work, and takes great courage for both client and therapist. The training offers a held space to explore how deep contact impacts us.

ERT Process

This is a robust and established training, which has appealed to practitioners from many different therapeutic backgrounds. It is primarily experiential; theory arises out of practice, and no written work is required, although handouts are provided, as well as online access to papers and chapters. Great attention is paid to group process, since we believe that the kind of learning we are looking for can only take place in a safe space, where concerns can be expressed and behaviour can be challenged. We want participants to learn on an embodied level, which entails being open to profoundly stirring experiences. The residential nature of the course means that we will be living, working and socialising together for seven five-day long residentials, plus the graduation weekend, creating a community. This supports a greater depth of relating in a rich and at times challenging environment. This community-building on the training feeds into the ongoing ERT community.

Course Content and Structure

The training is a modular 3 Year Course – We ask you to commit to the diploma (first) year, then you decide as and when you wish to continue to the Advanced and Wild Therapy years

ERT Diploma Training – Year One
The first year training should equip you to use ERT in your existing practice, working more deeply with your own and your clients embodiment.

ERT Advanced Diploma Training – Year Two
Year Two gives you the chance to explore your own embodiment more deeply and systematically, and to become comfortable with hands-on relational bodywork.

Optional Wild Therapy Year
An exploration and celebration of therapy’s wildness, its capacity to transcend the limitations we place on our own creativity and connectedness.

Practicalities

2020 ERT Diploma Trainers:

  • Year One: ERT Diploma – Jayne Johnson, Stephen Tame
  • Year Two – Advanced ERT Diploma – One of the above, plus another trainer from the ERT Training Team

Venue: Years One and Two: Unstone Grange – Rural Derbyshire.
Dates: The Diploma Year consists of four four-night residentials, and a five night residential
16th – 20th April 2020 (4 nights)
25th -29th June 2020 (4 nights)
24th – 28th September 2020 (4 nights)
19th – 24th November 2020 (5 nights)
28th January – 1st February 2021 (4 nights)

Course Costs:
The price for Year One of the course is £3,350, inclusive of teaching, accommodation and food. There will be a reduction of £200 off the cost of the course for the early bird booking before 7th December 2019.
We are keen to make the course available to suitable applicants. Please do let us know if cost is an issue, and we can look at what level of reduction is possible.

Location
Unstone Grange
Crow Lane, Unstone, Derbyshire, S18 4AL

Contact Details
Find booking info on ERT website here
Contact Person: Stephen Tame
Email: stephentame@gmail.com
More contact details: mail@jaynejohnson.co.uk

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Feedback from previous workshops:

“I would recommend this course for so many whether you want to be part of a group, facilitating a group or for any person interested in people  and the ability to work deeply with another and other.”

“I felt very inspired & feel that ERT has already helped me join up some dots for many of the other trainings I have attended and been working at synergising- a feeling of home-coming!”

“I enjoyed the experiential nature of the weekend & felt it gave me a genuine taste for the work”

“Overall, I found this workshop a positively profound experience”

“I got a real insight into shifts that could happen with this approach for me and my client”

One of the things I appreciated most about the weekend was the invitation to develop my own practice through the training, to explore relationships to the material starting from what I already do. It felt nurturing and encouraging to have the space to do so.

“I came away with an encouraged, exciting feeling of how my training in counselling/psychotherapy can complement my practise. I enjoyed every moment. A big  Thank you”

“I loved the training day….I felt I was in very good hands with an experienced and highly skilled practitioner. Great watching you work.  I enjoyed the relaxed teaching style and the encouragement to try things out and not worry about making mistakes.”

“I really enjoyed the demonstration session as it brought the days learning together. I liked that the day was very experiential with plenty of opportunities to try new ideas out.”

“I very much appreciated your calm, warm and engaging manner and style of training.”

“I really valued the relaxed and respectful atmosphere which, for me, encouraged and allowed the more spontaneous and creative (and destructive!) parts of me to be felt and be expressed.”

“I feel newly inspired about the value, and potential, of two people in a room exploring how they come into contact. Thank you!”

“Very enjoyable and enriching day, thank you Stephen”

“It felt like there was a lot of permission and support”

“It felt very safe to try new things”

“Thank you for a very enlightening day which will certainly enhance my practice”

“Thank you so much! I have a better understanding of embodied-counter-transference and how to use it more skillfully in my work with clients…”

“The day was enjoyable & incredibly valuable…”

“I have learnt so much today that I can use with future clients”MalhamskysliverA wide range of Embodied-Relational Therapy workshops and trainings can be found on our website: www.erthworks.co.uk

MalhamskysliverOne or two of Stephen’s previous workshops:

Group Facilitation Training
An 8 day training with Jayne Johnson – Devon –  winter 208-2019

Wild Therapy Weekend Training Workshop
Allison Priestman and Stephen Tame  – October 2018

“My clients are human animals, interdependent with the plants, animals, soil, bacteria and other non-human beings around them. They yearn for connection with nature, they grieve the loss of other-than-human life.”

Take the chance to experience and include the other-than-human in therapeutic work
This weekend workshop offers you the opportunity to undomesticate your practice – to include the wild in your work, both indoors and outdoors, in your mind and in your body, and in the connection you offer to those you work with.
It is also an ideal taster for the One Year Wild Therapy training, originally created by Nick Totton, author of ‘Wild Therapy’ and led in 2019 by Allison and Stephen.For some notion of Stephen’s approach to Wild Therapy – listen to a recent podcast interview here:
Wild Therapy – bringing therapy into the wild, and the wild into therapy
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 January 2018 – the Hearthside Room – Devon
Movement in the Therapy room

Supporting you to introduce and develop your use of movement, proximity, gesture and impulse into work with clients
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January 2018 – the Hearthside Room – Devon
Making Mistakes in the Therapy Room
Embracing the richness of mistakes, and engaging with the physiological story of our response to mistakes in client work.
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November 2017 – the Hearthside Room – Devon
Breathwork in Counselling and psychotherapy

Learn how to deepen your use of breathwork in client sessions

MalhamskysliverFebruary 2018 – United Medical and Dental College, Karachi, Pakistan:

Breathing as Resource – Breathing as Exploration
with Stephen Tame and Clare Raido
This workshop brings together two experienced practitioners exploring how we can consciously use breath to contain and protect ourselves, and also use it to explore, transform and release.

Relational Body Psychotherapy – an ERT Approach
with Jayne Johnson and Stephen Tame

Imposter Syndrome
with Stephen Tame and Shehla Alvi

MalhamskysliverWorking with Body Process

Heartwood Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Training
Dartington, Devon, Saturday 21st January 2017

We have always known in our guts – that feelings, thoughts, stories and wounds are held in minds and bodies together – that body movements, sensations, impulses and posture have meaning, power and resonance.
This workshop is a chance to start to explore how we can work with this knowledge – how we can support our clients to use body sensations and experiences as vehicles for growth and healing. The workshop will combine experiential exercises with theoretical input.

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Making Mistakes in the Therapy Room

mistaken therapistSt Barnabas House Counselling & Therapy Centre, September 2015

Although we aim to treat our clients with respect, empathy and clarity, we’re going to get things wrong sometimes:
We might misunderstand a client, say something clumsy, our attention will wander, we forget their name or appointment time, we push their buttons inadvertently, overstep the mark…
With the best will in the world, there are many ways things can go pear shaped.

In this experiential workshop, we will explore how to:
-Make fewer and smaller mistakes in the first place
-Feel more relaxed and comfortable about the mistakes we will make as practitioners
-Make some sense of why we make mistakes
-Handle our mistakes gracefully and openly
-Actively use the mistakes we make to deepen the therapeutic work, and to help our clients move forward
We will use individual & pair work, with group theory and discussion, to learn and to integrate our experiences.
My aim is to create a safe and stimulating learning environment. No prior knowledge or experience is assumed.

MalhamskysliverEmbodied-Relational Therapy
Jayne Johnson, Stephen Tame
November 7th-8th 2015, Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire

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Feedback from Jayne and Stephen’s recent training event: “I mean, for me, it is up there, top five of ALL the workshops, residentials, course modules, teaching events I have participated since… ever.”

 MalhamskysliverListening to my Body Telling my Client’s Story
Embodied Counter-Transference
One to One Project
Kings Lynn – 8th November 2014

How can we use our own embodiment as a resource for our client work?

How can we make sense and creative use of our intense and uncomfortable responses to our clients? This workshop aims to offer an experiential opportunity and a theoretical model to explore how we can utilize our embodied counter-transference.
When working with clients, we will often experience unusual and strange responses in our own bodies, which can be difficult to notice, make sense of, and use therapeutically. Our bodies can literally pick up unconscious material from our clients. This workshop, led by an experienced body psychotherapist, is a chance to explore these kinds of experiences, and to develop tools and techniques for accessing our embodied counter-transference, and projective identification, as a powerful resource for our work.

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