Creating Safety in Therapy
Sat 17th & Sun 18th Sept 2016
Tom Allan Centre, Glasgow. £150.00
As therapists we tend to take it for granted that our work with our clients provides a safe environment for them to explore issues that may be troubling them. Whilst this may be true for many clients, for those who have experienced trauma or abuse, this may not be the case.
A lot of what we do as therapists we do instinctively in the way that we relate with our clients, allowing them to feel comfortable and at ease. However, we may also be doing things inadvertently that may result in clients feeling unsafe.
Often what is termed as ‘resistance’ or someone not being ready for therapy, may actually be a manifestation of their feeling ‘unsafe’, and therefore not being able to engage.
In this two day workshop you will learn:
- How our nervous systems respond to signals of danger, threat and safety.
- Why safety is fundamental to a client being able to engage in therapy
- What things make our clients feel safe, or not, and what we can do about it.
- What features in the therapeutic environment that may be interfering with safety.
- How to reduce arousal in the nervous system to increase feelings of safety in clients.
- What you can do to increase safety, including how to make yourself feel safe.
- Practical interventions with your client that will help decrease arousal and increase a sense of feeling safe, and therefore to be able to engage in therapy.
The workshop will consist of a combination of formal input, discussion and experiential exercises.
Maggi is a counsellor, supervisor, mindfulness teacher, bodyworker and trainer, who has a particular interest in the mind-body connection.
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