Body Psychotherapy weekends

Hi all – I’ve posted all upcoming weekend dates on the Erthworks website here:
https://erthworks.co.uk/events/

Recent feedback:

A rich, diverse and profound experience. I felt affirmed by both therapists and other participants.”

“This has been life-changing for me … I’d definitely like to come back and carry on my journey with you.”

“Just to say thanks again to Judith and Stephen for a moving, powerful and inspiring weekend.”

“I think the weekend has marked a turning point in my search for ‘self’ and opened new horizons and unforeseen possibilities.”

“I found this weekend to be very powerful and surprised at the effects of working in this way – it felt like it was possible to get to the heart of things as they are.”

“I feel I have met with myself in a deeper, richer way and been able to connect more authentically with others.”

“I felt it was very well held and this helped me in feeling safe and allowed me to go to quite deep places in my experiential body.

“The level of safety created enabled me to go deeper into my experience than I’ve done in the past.”

“Stephen and Judith extended this feeling with their calm, compassionate way of working ….  and I am in awe of the places it helped me reach.”

“Thank you for the most amazing powerful weekend. I have never felt so held and supported (physically and emotionally) in any therapeutic relationship before. “

Stephen Tame & Judith Salling-Ash are offering deep therapeutic process weekend groups drawing on Embodied-Relational Therapy and Radix – two strands of Reichian body psychotherapy.
These non-residential weekends invite you to work with your process, and are intended to be transformative. We invite you to work at your own pace and depth with the material you bring.You will have the opportunity to work therapeutically with both Judith and Stephen.
Please note that these are therapeutic rather than training weekends. These weekends are open to anybody who is drawn to join us, though we ask you to consider paying attention to having sufficient therapeutic support and/or resource in your life to help integrate what can be a powerful and impactful therapeutic experience.

These weekends work well as either a stand alone therapeutic encounter or as an adjunct to 1:1 therapy. Our experience is that the resources of a group, over a weekend, can hold and facilitate processes differently, sometimes more deeply and powerfully, than within our 1:1 work.

Current neuroscience and leading edge psychotherapy is showing that trauma is stored in the implicit memory within the body.  These weekends offer the possibility of accessing and releasing or processing this trauma.

For Stephen, including Radix is something of a return to source, bringing the dynamism and structure of Radix into the work.  Judith is enjoying collaborating – exploring the differences and similarities between Radix and Embodied-Relational Therapy (ERT), enlivening her Reichian work.

Radix offers a rigorous model for making sense of our emotional/physical armouring  as well as the earlier softer structures, and gives us a robust confidence in a clear and raw approach to the work. The approach is intuitive and follows the process (particularly of the body) faithfully, within a strong frame created by clear structural reasoning and exercises.

Stephen writes: I’ve found that Radix has woken up my psychotherapy practice – I’m more relaxed and confident in supporting clients to work physically and robustly, and it has usefully shifted my focus slightly away from the relational between a client and myself, to recentralising the client’s experience, with the relational in service to them and their process.
I’ve found this very refreshing, and am really pleased to be co-leading this ongoing therapeutic work with Judith Salling-Ash. Judith is an experienced practitioner, and has spent more time engaged in Radix work than almost anybody else in the UK – She is a solid, compassionate, courageous therapist.

If workshops are unable to take place, we will refund fees, or transfer bookings to later dates where possible

. Please note that places are limited to 8 participants.

Body Psychotherapy weekend

Overview of the weekends:
-We spend a little time warming up – moving, stretching, some contact with others. There will be some time trying small experiments in pairs, and an invitation to share briefly with the whole group.
-We then move into two groups – one working with Stephen on the Saturday, and Judith on the Sunday, the other working with Judith on the Saturday, and Stephen on the Sunday. This is an opportunity for participants to work with their process, with the support of an experienced therapist, with the possibility of the therapist inviting particular support from peers in the group. This process might be quiet, loud, expressive, receptive… it might be moving or talking or being held…, depending on what is useful for the client at this time.
The Sunday afternoon we move back into integrating the work – some time in the whole group, some time in pairs…

There will be a maximum of 8 participants on the weekend.

Judith Salling-Ash:
Judith originally trained in TA psychotherapy and became interested in body psychotherapy and Radix specifically as part of her journey to come home to her own body. She works in private practice in Swindon where she enjoys the privilege of connecting with and discovering other embodied souls. Her work is influenced by non-dual perspectives and supported by current neuroscience thinking. https://www.jsatherapy.co.uk/

Stephen Tame:
Stephen Tame is a relational body psychotherapist, with decades of experience and enthusiasm working with clients and trainees. He is a member of the Embodied-Relational Therapy training team. He continues to learn from his colleagues, clients, trainees, other trainers and the wider world. http://www.stephentame.co.uk

Location
The Hearthside Room, The Old Manse
Mary Street
Bovey Tracey,
Devon
TQ13 9HQ

Contact Details – to find out more and to request a booking form:
Email Stephen: stephentame@gmail.com
Email Judith: https://www.jsatherapy.co.uk/

…and all upcoming dates here: https://erthworks.co.uk/events/

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PLUS IN SEPTEMBER:

Experiential Body Psychotherapy Workshop in the New Forest

Experiential Body Psychotherapy Workshop in the New Forest

When

06/09/2024 – 08/09/2024
7:00 pm – 5:00 pm
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Drawing on Radix®, Embodied-Relational Therapy, T.A., Counselling, possibly also pulsation and voicework, this residential weekend workshop will be experiential, with a combination of larger and smaller groupwork, pair work, and individual work within the wider group.

What is Radix?
Radix® is a powerful body-centred therapy that promotes change, growth, and healing. The word Radix means “root” or “source” and here refers to the flow of the life force underlying our thoughts, feelings and movements, our mind and our consciousness or spirit.
We will work with breath, movement, sound, touch, and vision to help restore the rhythmic flow of the life force throughout your being. To feel more alive, to express yourself authentically, and connect more deeply with others. Radix is a body centred approach and unlike other psychotherapies that are somatically informed, Radix has the body as the central focus with the emphasis on the somatic unfolding.The Structure of the WorkshopAfter checking in on Friday 6th September, and having had dinner, we will begin that evening with an orientation to the workshop, getting acquainted with workshop participants and facilitators in your first group session.

On Saturday and Sunday, you will have opportunity to take part in both larger and smaller group work, paired work, and individual sessions within the wider group.
You are welcome to stay over on Sunday night.

Timings: Friday: arrive from 3pm, session time: 7pm – 9pm
Saturday: 9:30 to approx 7pm       Sunday: 9:30 to 5pm

Cost: Including all facilitation, 3 nights accommodation in twin shared rooms, breakfasts, and Friday evening meal: Between £500 and £370 – You choose
(Between £500 and £300 if booked before June 7th 2024 – You choose)

If you are able to pay higher up the scale, this enables us to keep the lower price available for people who need it, many thanks. Payment by instalment is welcome if this makes it easier for you.

Food: We will cook a simple meal for the Friday evening from ingredients provided by us (feel free to help cook if you wish!), and we will also provide the ingredients for a simple breakfast for Saturday, Sunday and Monday mornings.
Lunches and evening meals on Saturday and Sunday can either be at a local pub, or bring food to cook or/and share. Our experience is that this works well.

Contact bodypsychworkshops@gmail.com with queries and booking inquiries.
Please note that places are limited to 12 participants.

Facilitators

This is a unique workshop, co-led by up to 6 experienced practitioners, who have been training together in Radix® in the last few years, who bring with them experience and expertise that inform their practices from a wide range of different fields:

Judith Salling-Ash originally trained in TA psychotherapy and became interested in body psychotherapy and Radix specifically as part of her journey to come home to her own body. She works in private practice in Swindon where she enjoys the privilege of connecting with and discovering other embodied souls. Her work is influenced by non-dual perspectives and supported by current neuroscience thinking.  https://www.jsatherapy.co.uk/

Simon Bonnin maintained a private practice for a number of years combining his trainings in Hypnotherapy, Counselling and NLP before deepening his embodiment and learning through trainings in Body Psychotherapy. He also brings his experience from business ownership and a career in the charitable sector working in education as a tutor and senior manager supporting disadvantaged and vulnerable adults.

Ali Bell TBC, David Rasulo TBC

Stephen Tame is a relational body psychotherapist, with decades of enthusiasm working with clients and trainees. He is a member of the Embodied-Relational Therapy training team. He continues to learn from his colleagues, clients, trainees, other trainers, and the wider world. http://www.stephentame.co.uk

Tessa Fergusson is a Chinese and Japanese traditionally trained practitioner, with a private practice that focuses on embodiment and somatic work. She has been in private practise for 20 years and has been senior lecturer of point energetics in training others in Acupuncture. Tessa has studied in Embodied-Relational Therapy and from there Radix, and for the last two years has been running regular Radix groups in Cornwall. https://www.tessafergusson.co.uk

Venue:  Avon Tyrell Outdoor Activity Centre

                               

Avon Tyrrell Activity Centre is in sixty-five acres of beautiful grounds in the New Forest National Park, located about 80 miles southwest of Heathrow airport. Its lakes are set amid a mixture of woodland and open spaces.
Our workshop space is Avon Lodge, which has open space for our workshop, a full kitchen, twin bedded shared rooms, 2 toilet/shower rooms.

Contact bodypsychworkshops@gmail.com with queries and booking inquiries.
Please note that places are limited to 12 participants.