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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Return of our popular workshop . Asking the right questions in the right way is crucial and can help to uncover deeper layers within the client. As therapists we often find ourselves at a loss when confronted with our client's pain. They may have puzzling and confusing symptoms, and we can become as lost as they are in a maze of physical and emotional complaints. It can be extremely difficult for either of us to delve under the surface of many years of coping, armouring and outright denial. It is at this point that asking the right question may be the key to moving things forward. So what is this magical question that we can ask our clients to facilitate healing? When and how do we ask it?
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.
In Module 2 we will be looking at the myriad ways that healing touch has been used throughout the ages. We will cover in detail the anatomy and physiology of touch and the various ways it is employed within the world of therapeutic bodywork. Touch is perceived differently by each of us dependent, among other things, on our age, our experience and our culture. We will consider how to work with touch sensitively and appropriately. Topics covered will include working off the body, how intention affects the quality of touch and both the concept and practice of non-doing. Additionally, we ask the question 'What do we mean by embodied presence and how does it affect our work as complementary therapists?'