Movement Therapy Workshops in 2020
Find your answers through movement therapy workshops: monthly workshops coming in 2020
Do you ever feel like you’ve lost contact with the ‘real you’?
You’re not alone. Most of the people that come through my door share the same fears and anxieties:
“I’m not good enough”. “I feel like a fraud.”
“I don’t know who I am anymore.”
“I’ve lost contact with the person I was before I had kids.”
“I can’t show people the real me.”
“I don’t deserve love.”
“I loose my sense of self in relationship.”
But what would it be like if we could ground ourselves and make contact with our centre?
Would we feel more able to weather an emotional storm, safe in the knowledge that we could find our centre again?
What would it be like to tap into that inner observer?
Being curious about moving in different ways. Finding our edges, safe in the knowledge that we can retreat to our centre at any time.
Perhaps we might feel a stronger sense of self. Feel more connected to our needs, goals and desires.
We might get a stronger sense of “YES! This is ME!”
Join me each month as we tap into the wisdom of our body in these gentle somatic movement therapy workshops.
Learning how to ground and centre ourselves so that our body becomes a place of safety.
Invoking our inner observer. Becoming aware of sensation, listening to the signs from our body and the messages from our unconscious.
Softening and releasing.
Daring ourselves to move in ways out of our normal habitual range, finding our edges.
Through movement we tap into the limbic part of our brain and the memories held in our body. Through movement we can create change. Find out the neuroscience behind this.
I’m well aware that this may be out of your comfort zone at first, so I encourage you to bring a friend for FREE to the first workshop in February (and maybe share the cost) so that you have someone to share this exploration with.
Each of these workshops will explore a different theme, common to us all as we travel through this life.
Finding centre: this is me – Saturday 1 Feb 2020 2.30-5pm
On Saturday 1 February 2020 we will be exploring the theme of finding our centre, connecting with our sense of self. The parts that we may hide away for fear of rejection. Connecting to our inner rhythms and inner reality. We may find a way of expressing ourselves through our body to show the world “I am …. (this). I am not.. (that)….”
The mind expresses itself through the body, so in this exploratory, introductory somatic movement therapy workshop we will use movement and breathing to gently explore your inner reality. Giving you an opportunity to get curious about yourself. Exploring different ways of moving, thinking and feeling. Tapping into the wisdom of your body.
How do you want to feel in 2020?
Connection – Saturday 7 March 2020 2.30-5pm
On Saturday 7 March 2020 we will be exploring the theme of Connection. Connection to your own body, to the earth, to others, to your inner realm of knowing. Is my body a safe place to me? Connection vs individualism and separation. Can I still feel myself when I am connected to you?
How connected do you feel to your own body? Is it a safe place?
Do you listen to your gut instinct or dismiss it?
How connected do you feel to others? Are you ok in a duo but feel lost in a crowd? Can you still feel yourself when you are with another? Separation vs individualism.
What is it like for you to be truly seen by another? Or heard?
Future workshops will be on Sat 4 April and Sat 9 May. Future themes may include: menopause and your changing body, perfectionism, shame and self-compassion, grief and loss, beyond fear, and more…..
Sarah is an experienced body psychotherapist and has been leading groups through somatic movement therapy since 2015. Find out more about her.
Somatic movement therapy is for every body, not just ‘dancers’
These are introductory somatic movement workshops. You can choose to move as little or as much as you like. You do not need to be a ‘dancer’. (I’m not! I’m just a human who likes dancing). Stretching your arm is movement, scratching your ear is movement. Let’s explore how an increase in movement in your body can increase the possibilities in your life.
These somatic movement therapy workshops are suitable for people over the age of 18 (as we may touch on issues that may not be suitable for younger people), but there is no upper age-limit.
It is your choice to move as much or as little as you want. Even imagining a movement in your body can have a beneficial effect, so you won’t miss out if there is part of your body that needs to rest.
I have clients with shoulder, knee and hip replacements who work within their own limit and adapt movements to suit their own body (or just don’t do that particular movement).
A chance to explore new possibilities
The movement at the begining and end of each workshop will be guided by me (Sarah). However, in the middle of the workshop there is an opportunity to explore your own movement preferences, trying something new, observing your choices, letting your body lead the way.
At each workshop there will the chance to write/journal/draw whatever came up with your movement, and if you want to you can share in intimate, safe groups.
Time: 2.30-5pm on Sat 1 Feb, Sat 7 Mar, Sat 4 April, Sat 9 May 2020
Investment: $60 per person (BRING A FRIEND FOR FREE TO THE FEBRUARY WORKSHOP because it’s always nice to try something new with a pal!)
How to book your place: Maximum 12 people, so it is highly recommended that you book your place. To do this you can either:
Call or SMS Sarah on 0450 22 00 59 (she can take credit cards over the phone or she can give you the details for an internet transfer)
Email Sarah at firstname.lastname@example.org (She will give you the details for an internet transfer); or
Ask Sarah about it in your next session.
In case you were wondering….. I have deliberately avoided using an online booking system because this is a personal development workshop and I like to have personal contact with the people attending.
Venue: Upper Hall of Thomas Leitch Memorial Hall, 10 Windsor Road, Red Hill Q 4059 (The hall is on the same block as the Windsor Road Baptist Church). See Google Maps image below.
Accessibility: There are 5 steps up into the Upper Hall
Transport: There are 5 carparks immediately opposite the Hall and many more further down the driveway to the right behind the Church (see image below).
Wear: comfortable clothes you can move in. Please think “comfort” rather than “fabulous” (your inner fabulous will shine through anyway).
Bring: A water bottle and an open heart.
Cancellation policy: Cancellations less than 1 month but more than 2 weeks prior to the workshop will receive a 50% refund. Cancellations less than 2 weeks prior to the workshop date are non-refundable. You can transfer the ticket onto a friend 48 hours prior to the workshop by emailing Sarah at email@example.com
This workshop is for:
People over the age of 18. It is for my current clients, previous clients and those of you that I’ve not yet had the pleasure of meeting.
This workshop will involve some gentle and dynamic movement since this is a body-centred workshop. Some grounding, stretching, breathing and some movements to process your feelings.
If I have not had the pleasure of meeting you before, please call me so we can see if this type of workshop is right for you. (Group work is not for everyone. In some cases, you may prefer to see me for 1:1 attention.) To book to see me you can either book via my online calendar or call me on 0450 22 00 59.
How to Book:
Call or SMS me on 0450 22 00 59 (I can take credit cards over the phone or i can give you the details for an internet transfer)
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org (I will give you the details for an internet transfer); or
Ask me about it in your next session.
In case you were wondering….. I have deliberately avoided using an online booking system like eventbrite because this is a personal development workshop and I like to have personal contact with the people attending.
Feedback from previous workshops:
What did you like about the workshop?
“I learned that I am not alone in how I feel.”
“It got me to think about and challenge things on a deep level.”
“It was so expressive and really helped me to define my goals, feelings and what is holding me back.”
“The location. The size of the group. The focus/theme; worksheets and structure of the day. Supportive atmosphere.”
“It was a good balance of individual and group activities.”
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