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Somatic Transformations
Given the new paradigm in neuroscience… how do we practice with people with trauma?

Led by Dr Sharon Stanley

Friday 19 and Saturday 20 May 2017


The last decade has challenged psychotherapists to integrate a massive amount of data and information into their practice with highly vulnerable patients. How do we decide what is essential to adapt to our practice and with specific patients? In this 2-day workshop, Dr Sharon Stanley will outline these major shifts in terms of relational principles governing psychotherapy today, and will describe essential and effective practices that emerge for the treatment of trauma. Grounded in relational research on trauma, mentored by Allan Schore, guided by Stephen Porges' Polyvagal Theory and inspired by the soul work of Donald Kalsched, Sharon has developed a contemporary integrative model which she is bringing to the UK for the first time.

At the core of her model of Somatic Transformation is the practice of feeling into another's inner world: a bodily based attunement, connectivity and inquiry that animates the intersubjective field and guides the use of somatic interventions and reflection. We will explore:
  • The basic principles and practices for the "new paradigm" of neuroscience as applied to psychotherapy
  • Attunement, resonance and the mystery of embodiment
  • Going beyond cognitive knowing and socially engaging in somatic empathy
  • Mindfulness, consciousness and somatic awareness
  • Somatic interventions for restoring neural-emotional regulation
  • Somatic interventions for restoring cortical and subcortical connectivity
  • Integrating the somatic processing into meaning through reflection
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Speaker

Dr Sharon Stanley
Dr Sharon Stanley is a psychotherapist, educator and writer living on Bainbridge Island, Washington. As a long time student of Allan Schore, she has integrated a number of somatic practices for healing trauma into an elegant, cohesive, relational and phenomenological model of psychotherapy, Somatic Transformation. At the core of Somatic Transformation is the practice of feeling into another's inner world: a bodily based attunement, connectivity and inquiry that animates the intersubjective field and guides the use of somatic interventions and reflection. Sharon has taught this model to hundreds of practitioners over the past 20 years. She continues to explore somatic ways of knowing, relating and psychological processing from a phenomenological perspective through the lenses of her own clinical practice, neuroscience and nature-based practices. In addition to her in-depth courses for practicing psychotherapists, Sharon has worked extensively with First Nations people in Canada, studied Afro-Brazilian practices of healing the residue of the trauma of slavery in Brazil and is currently on the faculty for Antioch University in Seattle. In 2016, Routledge published her book: Relational and Body-Centered Practices for Healing Trauma: Lifting the Burdens of the Past. (2016) Routledge. More >>


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Fees

Self-funded: £250
Self-funded x 2: £340
Organisationally-funded: £300

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CPD Hours

Certificates of attendance for 12 hours will be provided at the event
Venue

Grange Fitzrovia Hotel
20-28 Bolsover Street
London
W1W 5NB
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Schedule

Friday
09.30 Registration and coffee
10:00 Start
11:15 Coffee
13:00 Lunch
15:30 Tea
17:00 End

Saturday
09.30 Registration and coffee
10:00 Start
11:15 Coffee
13:00 Lunch
15:30 Tea
17:00 End
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