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Psychotherapeutic Listening with the Body
A skills development workshop led by
Margaret Landale and Jon Sletvold

Saturday 6 December 2014 - SOLD OUT

Contemporary theory suggests that in order to truly understand the client's inner world the therapist has to be willing to be open to their bodily self and to experience the feelings and sensations that surface in relation to the other person; it is in that embodied domain that essential clues to the patient's subjectivity can be found. Going into that space demands vulnerability from the therapist - the ability to place their own ego, consciousness and defences on hold. When working with challenging or complex clients this can be especially difficult. In this skills-development day when have invited two highly experienced therapists to train us in the ability to be mindfully attentive in the moment-to-moment of each therapeutic interaction so that the maximum empathy and attunement can be offered while we simultaneously protect ourselves from overwhelming affect. This ability is at the core of mindfulness-based practice and therapeutic, implicit communication.


Margaret Landale

Margaret Landale has been working as a psychotherapist for over 25 years. She has been a training director at the Chiron Centre and delivers workshops and talks nationwide on subjects such as somatization, complex trauma and the integration of mindfulness in psychotherapy. Recently she co-facilitated the 'mindfulness in individual psychotherapy' module at CMRP, Bangor University. Publications include: 'Working with psychosomatic distress and developmental trauma' in: Contemporary Body Psychotherapy - The Chiron Approach, Linda Hartley ed., Routledge 2009. 'The use of imagery in body oriented psychotherapy' in Body Psychotherapy, Tree Staunton ed., Brunner-Routledge, 2002.

Jon Sletvold

Jon Sletvold is a licensed specialist in clinical psychology and psychotherapy. He was founding Board Director and is currently Faculty, Training and Supervising Analyst at the Norwegian Character Analytic Institute. He is former chair of the Psychotherapy Speciality Board of the Norwegian Psychological Association. He is the co-editor of two previous books (in Norwegian), and the author of the recently published book: The Embodied Analyst - From Freud and Reich to Relationality. Routledge Taylor and Frances Group, January 2014.


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Self-funded: £120
Organisationally-funded: £180
CPD Hours

Certificates of Attendance for 5 hours will be provided at the event

Grange Fitzrovia Conference Suite
Bolsover Street

Registration: 09.30
Start: 10.00
End: 16.30