Relational Living Body Psychotherapy has its roots in Dialogical Gestalt Psychotherapy, focusing on two bodies relating with and regulating each other. The way both client and therapist look, sit, move, and breathe sends messages in both directions. Based on her experiences as a psychotherapist/trainer, Julianne likes to show how this rich and ofte n unnoticed body-to- body-communication can be brought into awareness. The therapist’s own bodily attunement to the body language of the client, along-side an awareness of one’s personal physical resonances, opens possibilities for embodied interventions and experiments. This workshop will give opportunity to discover and explore, how these interventions and experiements are developed, verbally announced and then mindfully bridged to the client's body (not touching). Julianne has developed a system of attuning and helping to regulate the client that is healing to experience and fascinating to learn. The workshop offers a safe and respectful space for exercises, experiential process, live supervision and demonstration, theory input and small group work. The participants will receive a 30-page- handout with the relevant theoretical concepts.
Julianne Appel-Opper, Dip. Psychology, Clinical Psychologist, Psychological Psycho- therapist, UKCP reg. Integrative and Gestalt Psychotherapist, MUKAHPP, Supervisor, intern. Trainer. She has 25 years clinical experience including working in psychosomatic clinics. For 12 years she lived and worked in various countries and is now in private practice in Berlin. She has been a Visiting Tutor at several psychotherapy training institutes internationally. Julianne has developed the 'Relational Living Body Psychotherapy' which she has taught internationally and published about, incl. the British Gestalt Journal, USA Body Psychotherapy Journal, The British Journal of Psychotherapy Integration as well as contributing to books 'About Relational Body Psychotherapy'. Young, C. (Ed.) (2012) and most recently 'When Hurt Remains: Relational Perspectives on Therapeutic Failure'. Rolef Ben-Shahar, A.& Shalit, R. (Eds.) (2016) London: Karnac.
For more information, to download publications or to read what others said about the workshops, please visit her
website at: www.thelivingbody.de
CPD certificates will be issued.