Working to Recovery & Midwife of the Soul
presents: A Series of Two-Day Workshops - Exploring the interaction between Trauma, Spirituality and Mental Health - A body based approach.
DATES & CITIES
- Monday 20 & Tueday 21 January 2020
- Thursday 12 & Friday 13 March 2020
- Thursday 30 & Friday 1 May 2020
- Thursday 14 & Friday 15 May 2020
: Karen Taylor and Wendy Moffat
- (Waged) People with Lived Experience
- (Unwaged) People with Lived Experience
- (Waged) Family Members
- (Unwaged) Family Members
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Contact Karen on Tel: 01851 810789 or email: email@example.com
WHO IS THE WORKSHOP FOR
This two-day workshop is for practitioners, people with lived experience and family members / supporters.
ABOUT THE WORKSHOP
Having been involved in Mental Health care for 35 years, I have been on a long journey of learning. I have embraced the hearing voices approaches that my husband Ron Coleman helped to establish, but I have also been on my own spiritual journey. This has led me to believe there is no neat dividing line between those that are having a spiritual emergence and those that are deemed to be “psychotic”.
On my journey particularly over the last 30 years, I have also come to understand that many people labelled as “psychotic” are actually survivors of trauma and that the voices & visions they experience are often connected to the trauma they lived through.
In the last few years my journey has grown much more with the realisation that many people diagnosed as having “psychosis” often have dissociated parts and this is where the real work of healing begins. Understanding this, then working with the person on their journey of recovery. This often involves the person being able to map out the “selves”, form relationships with them, comfort them and learn what is needed to heal.
I also see through my work that how often understanding how people have cut themselves off from their bodies in order to survive has often left them with physical and emotional distress that they have buried deeply. I will share the facilitation with Wendy, who will also look at how the body holds the memories and what you can do to help the body and mind link and heal
This 2 day workshop will help unravel the complexities and simple ways that we can help a person journey. How curiosity is the key and understanding the many entwining narratives is the key to healing. We will also explore simple body work techniques that can help the process. How externalising inner emotions and selves through techniques like Sculpting can enable the person to look in on what is happening rather than being caught in the middle.
- People will leave with a better understanding of how trauma can manifest itself within a person.
- Understanding the protective. Factors of flight, fight and freeze at the time of trauma, but how over time the negative impact of repeatedly returning to a fear response.
- What is happening within the body and how the body heal.
- Simple body exercises.
- The connection between spiritualty, healing and trauma.
- How “psychosis” is often diagnosed when a trauma response is misunderstood.
- Learning to be curious, narrative approaches.
This workshop is for practitioners, people with lived experience and family members and supporters.
THE FACILITATORS - KAREN & WENDY
was a RMN with 16 year’s experience within the NHS in England with both older people and adults of working age. After leaving the NHS, she worked with her husband Ron Coleman bringing the hearing voices and recovery approach to many countries including Italy, Australia, New Zealand, France, Hong Kong, Korea, USA, Canada, Denmark, UK and Ireland. She put all her experiences into running recovery house projects, her learning on working with “psychosis” is rooted in practice and living with a voice hearer for 21 years. Karen is experienced in working with families and believe real healing occurs when dialogue happens. In the last few years she has branched out with her ‘Midwife of the Soul’ work and learning around spirituality. This has led to further questioning about trauma and the realization that many people are misdiagnosed and really have dissociation at the heart of their distress and survival.
Wendy Moffat trained as a Body Psychotherapist and has lived experienced of her own trauma which has dealt with through body-based therapy and her own spiritual journey. She has also recently supported a family member whose journey led them into mental health services. It is through this experience that Wendy’s own views and perspectives have been challenged and re-assessed. It has strengthened her belief that trauma is at the heart of a body that is out of balance, and that the components of healing include kindness, compassion, listening, patience, creativity and a little bit of magic! She works in a very gentle way to ensure trauma is not re-activated and aims to support healing by finding healthy safe ways back into the body.