Presenter: Shirley Hicks
This presentation will explore through case studies and a range of experiential experiences, the importance of observing and engaging with the body as part of a wholistic bottom up, top down approach.
Aspects of therapist embodiment and its impact on this work, how to track a client’s experience, how to enhance interoceptive awareness through curiosity and mindfulness and how to link the thought sense with the felt sense will be explored in this highly experiential session.
Presenter: Shirley Hicks is a somatic psychotherapist and yoga teacher who has been practising for over 25 years. She has a Master of Counselling . Her somatic training was initially in Neo-Reichian techniques but her practice is also strongly influenced by Ron Kurtz the founder of Hakomi, Peter Levine, Babette Rothschild and the developmental somatic work of Ruella Frank. She has a specific interest in how traumatic events in life become part of the body’s story and the person’s experience.
Shirley operates a private psychotherapy and yoga practice on the Gold Coast and is the co-founder of Trauma Sensitive Yoga Australia- an organisation committed to promoting a discussion in both the yoga and wider mental health care community around trauma informed practices when working with clients recovering from trauma. Shirley is also facilitator with the BlueKnot foundation.
Where: Relationships Australia. 159 St Pauls Terrace, Spring Hill
When: Friday 1 May, 5 – 7 p.m. Enjoy networking with other counsellors from 5.00pm. Topic presentation starts 5.30pm and concludes at 7.00pm
Please click on this link https://www.trybooking.com/574601 to make your online booking now and take advantage of the Early Bird Price.
Early Bird – payment needs to be made by Sunday 19 April 2020
Members: $18 Non Members: $23 QCA Student Members: $16
Members: $23 Non Members: $28 QCA Student Members: $21
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: This event attracts 1.5 Professional Development hours.
QCA Committee Professional Development Program