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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Making a connection is a term that is often used to describe what happens in a relationship between two people, but what exactly does connection mean in the context of CST? Other questions we will be discussing during this day are: How do we each as therapists connect with a client, and what is it that deepens the connection we have with them? Is it possible to treat someone if we don't feel a connection? What does it feel like when we truly connect with a client, and what difference does this make to the way the session goes? Are there times when we need to disconnect to allow more space for processing?
The first workshop looks at the nuts and bolts of being a Complementary Therapist, moving from negotiating first sessions through to bringing a series of treatments to a close. We will be examining our expectations of what it means to be a practitioner and learning some very practical ways of looking after ourselves as Therapists both inside and outside sessions. However long you have been in practice, our experience is that you will still find something in this module to enhance the way you support yourself and your clients. As well as exercises performed in ones or twos, there will also be an opportunity for group supervision where participants can bring client material for discussion.
This workshop explores what separation means and looks at how and why we separate from clients. Endings are as important as beginnings, and we want to make any transition as smooth as possible. When therefore is the right time to finish a course of treatments and how do you bring things to an elegant resolution? What happens afterwards? Do you keep in touch and how do you do that? What happens if it is the client who wants to stop coming for treatment? How do we deal with the feelings that naturally arise from the loss of a client?