4th Term 2021 - exact time to be determined | Napier

My body, my home - Body-based Exploration Group

Movement and body-based approaches will be used to re-establish a basic sense of connection to and within the body by increasing body awareness and an embodied sense of self and safety.
My body, my home - Body-based Exploration Group

Time & Location

4th Term 2021 - exact time to be determined
Napier, 19 Marine Parade, Bluff Hill, Napier 4110, New Zealand

About The Event

Over the past 20 years significant progress has been made in describing and

analysing the impact trauma has on the body and the overall nervous system,

resulting in the vast development of treatment approaches incorporating body

work in psychotherapy. Based on current research into neuroscience and guided

by theories of dance/movement therapy, the aim of this body-based group is to

give and increase attention and awareness to fundamental movement principles

(Bartenieff fundamentals), effectively increasing body awareness and embodied

sense of control, allowing a person to move more fully and expressively, and to feel

more connected to their body and sense of self. This is particularly helpful for

trauma clients, who have coped by numbing or completely disconnecting from

their bodies, and/or lost their sense of self. While these coping strategies allowed

the client to survive, long-term it causes many to feel chronically unsafe in their

bodies and disables them to track shifts in emotional states before they become

too intense to handle efficiently. Consequently, this group programme focuses on

re-establishing a connection with the body in a structured and safe way, enabling

participants to not just see their body as a place of trauma, but as a resource and

place of healing.

Group Facilitator: Jessica Lochte

Co-Facilitator: To be determined

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