Our 2019/2020 Workshops details are now available to view on our website https://iahip.org/workshops-2
Workshop 8 – November 24, 2019
Facilitators: Jessica Cottee & José Castilho
Jessica and José would like to build on their workshop from last year in which participants tuned in to their inner experience. This year, we propose to focus on perception and invite participants to explore not only visual perception but other senses and parts of the body too. It is not necessary to have attended last year’s workshop or to have any prior experience in dance.
Elements of Butoh dance will be used to perceive and experience the mind-body, and to give a container for this in order to provide movement. Perception contrasts with expression, since nothing is pushed or forced to the surface, but more passively given time and space to be released. Butoh movements can tap into both physiological and emotional aspects of the body, embrace the entirety of time lived from birth, and arise from intuition or spirituality. “The manifestation of these inner elements and transformation from one to another are not expressed through techniques; rather, they have already been present within the dancer’s body and are actualized out of their dormancy.” (Masaki Iwana, Essays on the Art and Philosophy of Butoh)
We hope the workshop will support the therapists’ practice by providing ways to further sensitise the body and increase body resonance within ourselves and in relation to our clients, thereby expanding the quality of connection we can offer. We hope participants will also feel nourished, refreshed and enjoy the chance to move and deepen their awareness of themselves.
Workshop 9 – December 1, 2019
Facilitator: Yvonne Cunningham
In the workshop, an array of learning difficulties will be explored including the presenting components, their underpinnings in neuroscience, the current approach to diagnosis and emerging views and the effects on clients’ mood and self-concept.
Practical cases and interventions will be explored and participants given an opportunity to explore presenting client issues.
Workshop 10 – January 18 & 19, 2020
This is a 2-day Workshop
Facilitators: Dr. Lorraine Price & Julie Dearden
When the early relational needs in infancy go unmet, they are searched for into adulthood. In therapy, these infantile needs can re emerge and the client’s relational story can be told through the transference relationship.
In this workshop we will look at these early needs, regression in therapy and outside of it, and how to work within the unconscious relationship to help the client find a narrative for their experiences. This workshop will be clinical, theoretical and experiential, with the aim of helping therapists to be more effective in working with these issues.