Our bodies are a map of our histories, the narrative of our lives; they record the ways in which we were brought up, our illnesses, our emotional experiences and our beliefs. They reflect the stories we tell ourselves, and the stories others tell about us.
DAŠKA HATTON STAT; RCST
Daška Hatton initially trained as an Alexander Technique Teacher qualifying in 1998. She is a registered Craniosacral Therapist and member of the Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique. She has served as a Council member and subsequently a Trustee of the Craniosacral Therapy Association of the UK. She has a certificate in the Foundations of Counselling and Psychotherapy and is currently training to be a supervisor. She is a visiting teacher at the Alexander Technique School, Queens Park.
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LIZ KALINOWSKA FCSTA
Liz Kalinowska first studied Craniosacral Therapy while training at the London School of Osteopathy. After qualifying in both disciplines, Liz was invited to be a senior tutor at the College of Cranio-Sacral Therapy. In 1999 she co-founded The Institute of Craniosacral Studies, which sought to integrate different approaches to the Therapy. She is a Fellow of the Craniosacral Therapy Association of the UK having served as both council member and chair. She is a supervisor and is currently Chair of the Disciplinary Committee for the CSTA.
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Meeting our clients where they are is an art that grows with practice. It is crucial to the work we do, but can our expectations of each other sometimes be too high? What happens when we feel we aren't relating successfully to a client and what can we do to create a more balanced relationship?
Sometimes we find ourselves with uncomfortable feelings towards a client, and wonder if we can work together at all. Occasionally a client will resist getting well. What does resistance feel like? How might we work with it in a session, how does it inform us, and how do we decide whether to push forward or hold back?
Are there times when we collude with clients, and how might this manifest? How might we hinder the therapeutic relationship or suppress the healing process by allowing a clients’ agenda to prevent them from moving forward? How much do we want to please our clients, and might they want to please us as well? This workshop looks at all aspects of these questions in order to help us spot collusion more readily.