The (lost) art of embodied awareness

16-hour workshop on Somatic Developmental Psychotherapy.

31 de enero, 1 y 2 de febrero de 2020.

Dates: January 31st, 1 and February 1st and 2nd, 2020.

This workshop presents Developmental Somatic Psychotherapy, an approach to rediscovering the lost art of embodied awareness, through attending to how we kinesthetically resonate with one another.

Movement is the root of all contacting and provides the foundation for psychological functioning. It is essentially through movement that we feel ourselves and each other. Movement is our first language. However, our capacity to make sense of felt qualities and dynamics is often diminished as we are more practicing our thinking in words. The less we feel ourselves the less we feel our on-going kinesthetic resonance with the world around us. This can contribute to a sense of alienation, anxiety, stress and depression. Re-learning how to feel ourselves with an other can support us to sense ourselves again as an integral part of the world.

In this workshop we will explore this non-verbal realm of contacting, and practice our ability to listen through movement. We will break down contacting into its most basic elements and attend to our immediate sensed, and aesthetic experience of our lived situation. Developmental Somatic Psychotherapy is an approach to gestalt therapy that highlights the relational and phenomenological values inherent in gestalt, and offers a system which integrates movement into all aspects of gestalt theory and practice.

Conducted in English and Spanish.

Helena Kallner MA, MSc, UKCP reg. Psychotherapist, practices Gestalt psychotherapy in Stockholm. Helena is a senior teacher and supervisor of Developmental Somatic Psychotherapy™, presenting workshops internationally. She is presently a doctoral student at Metanoia Institute/ Middlesex University, researching psychotherapists’ use of movement and Kinesthetic Resonance in psychotherapy.

You don’t need to have a background in gestalt therapy to attend this workshop. It is open for psychotherapists, coaches, consultants and other professionals who are interested in learning about how to attend to non-verbal aspects in their work.

January 31st, 1 and February 1st and 2nd, 2020.

Friday 31: from 17:00 to 21:00
Saturday 1: from 10:00 to 14:00 and from 16:00 to 20:00
Sunday 2: from 10:00 to 14:00

The workshop will take Place in Carena Association located at: Plaça del Miracle del Mocadoret, 1. (Next to Plaza de la Reina) in Valencia, Spain.


Reduced price: 245 € before December 10th 2019.
Standard price: 295 € December 11th 2019.
Making only a reservation before this date does not entitle you to a reduced price.


To register for the workshop, you must:

Use this form to fill in your details.
Make the payment through our secure payment platform, and at the latest, 7 days before the start. Cash payment is not allowed.

For PAYMENTS, you have two options:
You can make a reservation for the workshop paying 90€ and later complete the total payment of the course . This way you will ensure that you are not left out of the course, without having to pay the total amount at once. However, in order to enjoy the reduced price, you must complete payment of the total workshop before December 10th.

The payment of the reservation does not entitle you to the reduced price. The amount of the reservation is non-refundable.

Another option is to pay the total amount of the course. The total amount will be 245€ until the 10th of December and after that date the price will be 295€.
Refunds will be made in case of cancellation of the course.
If you have any questions, you can use this form to contact us.
All registrations for the workshop will have to be made through the links to the payment platform indicated above, at the latest 7 days before the start of the workshop.

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