What has become more and more important for me as a therapist over the years is how I care for myself, how I manage my energy so that I can continue to be there for people, so that I can look forward to every session and enjoy what I do without suffering burnout or fatigue.
In July, Andrea and I run our first CPD workshop together at the Bristol College of Massage and Bodywork where I work as a tutor. And we are now expanding on similar themes that relate to quality of touch in our work even though we are not making it our focus at this time. This is why our next workshop is open for anybody who engages in the process of self knowledge, and bodyworkers, therapists, movers, and dancers.
How can we become more alive, present and responsive?
How can we create an effortless alignment and ease in our body?
How can we create authentic self expression?
Join us in exploring these questions and more in a playful and fun way, drawing on extensive somatic knowledge, research and experience gained in dance and the martial arts.
What we bring into this work are Andrea Maciel’s more than 15 years of experience in working with actors and dancers as a dancer, movement teacher, scholar and body therapist. Andrea has a background in body-mind-centering, based also on the work of Laban and Bartenieff.
And I will contribute and draw on my experience of practicing and studying soft martial arts (Ki-Aikido) for 20 years that had the co-ordination of mind and body at its heart, and on my experience as a tutor and therapist.
Some of the elements we are going to work with are personal dance and authentic self-expression, moving from the centre and effortless alignment, the body in relation and connection, and cellular movement patterns and inner resonance.
The workshop takes place on Sunday 13th October from 11:00 to 17:00 at Bristol City Yoga and costs £ 59.00. Early Bird tickets sell for £ 49.00. There is also a 1 1/2 hour taster we run on Sunday the 29th of September at 11:00 at Bristol City Yoga.