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Sat, 18 May



Somatic Tools: Exploring Embodiment and Movement when Working with Children and Adults

Are you ready to explore what your body is trying to tell you and integrate this skill into your practices? Would you like to learn more ways on how you can recruit your own body as a consultant in your personal and professional life?

Somatic Tools: Exploring Embodiment and Movement when Working with Children and Adults
Somatic Tools: Exploring Embodiment and Movement when Working with Children and Adults

Time & Location

18 May 2024, 08:15 – 13:30 GMT+2

Pembroke, Pembroke, Malta

About the Event

With Dr Elaine Grech (Ph.D.)

Warranted Gestalt and Systemic Psychotherapist, Accredited Supervisor and Warranted Teacher

Date: Saturday 18th May 2024

Time: 8.15 am to 1.30 pm (5 CPD hours)

Location: Pembroke Clinic (Limited Number)

Price: 100 € (includes 2 tea breaks)

Early Bird: 90€ if you pay by the 8th April 2024

Do you want to explore ways how, as practitioners, we can feel more embodied?

Would you like to practice interventions on how we can use somatic awareness and movement in our work?

This embodied, experiential workshop welcomes multi-disciplinary professionals who want to develop their somatic therapeutic skills further. Aimed for: Multi-disciplinary practitioners who want to learn how to incorporate embodied, somatic therapy techniques. The professionals include psychotherapists, family therapists, psychologists, doctors, nurses, psychiatrists, counsellors, guidance teachers, teachers, creative arts therapists, social workers, child and youth care workers, support workers, teachers, and holistic well-being professionals.

Since the workshop is experiential, it also aims to support the personal and professional growth of the practitioners. While the focus of this workshop is experiential, the interventions that will be explored and practised are inspired by evidence-based practices in somatic psychotherapy (see Peter Levine, 1997) and the expressive arts therapeutic modalities (see Cathy Malchiodi, 2020). These interventions honour the realization of how “our body keeps the score” (Van der Kolk, 1996) and therefore the main goal of somatic psychotherapy is to change the trauma-related response by paying attention to embodied, bottom-up processes (Levine), since “our body holds the healing” (Malchiodi, 2022).

Our body communicates beyond the words we might choose to utter or keep inside. Thus, the body has a crucial place in our personal and professional communication. In this workshop we will be zooming in on how to get in touch with what our body is trying to tell us. We can explore how bodily sensations and feelings can also be expressed outwardly through words and movement. The creative exercises in the workshop aim to enhance our body awareness, enriching our self-reflexive professional practices. We will practice getting in touch with somatic experiences that can support our therapeutic understanding of what is going on in ourselves and significant relationships and contexts in our personal and professional lives.

Booking and Payment Procedure:

1. Booking through the website:

and click Register Now on the event of your choice.

2. How to secure your payment:

• Payment needs to take place within 24 hours; otherwise, your registration will not be secured.

• Write your name and the workshop’s title when processing the payment so that payment can be identified.

• Email confirmation of payment to so that I can confirm your booking: Name and Surname, Workshop Title and Date, Method of Payment chosen and email address for correspondence regarding the workshop.

3. Participants will receive a receipt of payment on the email provided and will receive a certificate of attendance with the actual amount of CPD hours completed after completing the workshop. The certificate will reflect the hours actually completed so, please make sure you are present for the whole workshop.

4. Please note that it is on a first-come, first-served basis and therefore, your booking can only be confirmed after receiving payment and registration.

5. The payment is non-refundable unless due to the rare eventuality of the workshop being cancelled by the facilitator if the minimum number is not reached.

6.  Around a week before the workshop, you will receive an email with the location and some ideas on how to prepare yourself for the training.

Fee 100€ 

90€ Early bird fee if you pay by the 8th April 2024

Payment Options:

Payment on Revolut

or Mobile Banking: 00356 99447307

Paypal (If using PayPal, please add 5 euros to the amount to cover the PayPal Fee).

Online Bank Transfer

SWIFT Code: VALLMTMT IBAN: MT60VALL22013000000040013125068

Looking forward to our embodied workshop.

Many blessings

Dr Elaine Grech

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