Walk of Life Workshops & Training

in non-stylised and environmental movement

with Helen Poynor RDMP, RSMTsm (ISMETA)

Extend your movement experience and refresh your professional practice moving in response to inspiring landscapes on the Devon/Dorset coast.

Autumn Reflections October 25 -26th

Movement Ritual Explorations November 22 – 24th

Walk of Life Training

Applications for 2014 – 2015 Training now being considered

The Walk of Life Training attracts regional, national and international participants from a wide range of movement backgrounds.  It consists of three 5 day intensive sessions in autumn, winter, and spring/summer combined with ongoing personal practice.

The training is grounded in an experiential understanding of the structure of the body, an awareness of the relationship between the moving body and the self, and of the responsive inter-relationship between body, earth, self and environment.  In a process which unfolds over time each participant is supported to follow the evolution of their movement practice within the context of the group.  This approach fosters an embodied sense of presence in daily life and in performance.

The grounding principles are explored in the studio and in the inspiring environments of the Jurassic Coast in South West UK.  Movement scores are used as springboards into motion, awakening vitality and heightening awareness. The natural environment becomes both partner and teacher.  The changing seasons, weather and tides present continual challenges, each element stimulates different experiences and elicits a different range of movement qualities and skills.

Non-stylised and Environmental Movement

Walk of Life Training Programme October 2014 – May 2015

Call 01297 20624 for brochure or see


Body Mapping for Women

with Annette Schwalbe

To feel, touch and sink into the feminine body.  To draw, paint and give shape to the stories that we live in our bodies.  To mark and uncover the places that pain and the places that hold potential and joy. To create organic connections and nurture the creative power within.

All Body Mapping Intensives and the Mentorship take place in Bristol and within an intimate group setting which enables each woman to fully take her place and space whilst being safely held and accompanied on her unique journey.

Body Mapping Mentorship: For women therapists, facilitators and artist with Body Mapping experience –  September 2014 – June 2015

Autumn Intensive: Gathering Deep Nurture for the Winter to ComeDate TBA

Walking your own Path

Oct 2013 – July 2014

Details:Walking your own Path

For further information and registration: 07598937204 / 01373 812091



Training as a Group Facilitator in The BodyMind Approach (TBMA)™ for patients with chronic somatised conditions


Venue: The Empty Studio, The Poplars, Redhill, Rushden, Herts SG9 0TH UK

Click on course dates for details

All course are endorsed by BACP

3-4 Oct 2014 (Fri/Sat) The BodyMind Approach to the treatment of medically unexplained symptoms (introduction) A BACP endorsed CPD course tbma and mus Oct Intro 2014 flyer

14-15 Nov 2014 (Fri/Sat) The BodyMind Approach to the treatment of medically unexplained symptoms (follow up) A BACP endorsed CPD course



Move into Life Programme

with Sandra Reeve RDMP

Full details on

For bookings and information: 01297 560511

11-17th August The Burren, Kilfenora, Ireland

Strata: Autobiographical and Environmental Movement  with Sandra Reeve

The opportunity for a six-day residential  Strata workshop (see above). Such a stunning environment to work in, with an octagonal movement hall for practice (day or night!) and delicious food. Move, revitalise and relax. Open to all.

30 August  – 5 September, 2014  Stonebarrow , Charmouth

The Ecological Body: Ecological Movement  with Sandra Reeve

This workshop begins from a sense of the collective. As moving, adaptive beings we study our relationship to change through movement in a wild garden, through the lens of niche, pattern, and emergence.

We learn to move more fluidly with change, embodying less resistance or grasping and reacting less to it. The world becomes a shared habitat rather than owned territory. This sense of belonging and sharing is profoundly ‘ecological’.

Some movement experience needed. Please call me if you are new to this work.



August 2014

 Led by Linda Hartley

Five days to nourish and regenerate, through immersion in your movement practice and the wild beauty of the North Norfolk coast

Authentic Movement and the Art of Witnessing

13–17 August 2014 (Wednesday – Sunday)

In this contemplative and transformative practice, we awaken the wisdom of the body as the relationship between movers and witnesses is explored. Creating a safe space in which unconscious material can arise and be integrated, both mover and witness learn to become present to their direct experience so that clarity within their relationship to self and other grows.

This retreat is open to those new to Authentic Movement as well as those with some experience.

Cost: £335, includes lunch (deposit £150 payable when booking)

Venue: Kelling, North Norfolk

Authentic Movement Five-Day Summer Retreat

27 – 31 August 2014 (Wednesday – Sunday)

In addition to deepening your own movement process in the presence of others, and refining witnessing skills, we will explore the relationship between the Individual and the Collective, and the mystical dimension of the discipline of Authentic Movement. The relationship between movement and language in both speaking and writing will be an integral part of this exploration.

For those who have studied with Linda before, or with other teachers of the Discipline of Authentic Movement. Please apply with details of previous relevant experience, and a reference from your primary Authentic Teacher if you have not studied with Linda.

Cost: £335, includes lunch (deposit £150 payable when booking)

Venue: Kelling, North Norfolk

For information and bookings please contact us at:          Tel: 07768 364 697


OXPIP Group Training

OXPIP groups provide a safe space for parents to enjoy and learn about their babies. We use Baby Massage and Watch, Wait, Wonder and video feedback to encourage sensitively responsive parenting, to enable parents to feel more confident and to enhance early attachment.

This is a 4 day training aimed at early year professionals who want to learn to facilitate groups with parents babies aged 0-2 underpinned by therapeutic principles and informed by attachment and brain development research.

Through this training you will:

  •        Learn to facilitate groups safely and effectively
  •        Learn about Baby Massage and Watch, Wait, Wonder, Positive visual feedback and using these techniques within groups
  •        Learn to support parents and infant to build their relationships
  •        Learn how to evaluate the effectiveness of your groups
  •        Increase your confidence as a parent infant group facilitator


  1.     8th, 9th, 10th October plus follow up day on 7th November 2014 – to book and request and invoice click here

You will need to be able to video yourself facilitating a parent infant group to bring to the final training session

For further information about the course please go to

Cost: £375 (early bird rate of £300 for July course if booked before 1st June)

Venue: Central Oxford

 Opportunity for Training OXPIP ( Oxford ) Parent Infant Psychotherapy Training 2015

Applications are invited for our Parent Infant Psychotherapy programme from qualified and appropriately registered mental health professionals e.g. psychotherapists, counsellors, clinical psychologists and other therapists.

Time Commitment: 25 Fridays over 2015 (plus supervised clinical work)

Location: Oxford

Cost: £1,500. This reflects a significant subsidy from the Department of Education and PIP-UK. The fully funded price of this training is £4,000. Applicants should note that they are required to undertake their own therapy during the training and this will need to be self-funded.

A limited number of bursaries to cover the training costs above are available.

For further details please look at our website:

Harriet Calvert, Clinical Director, is happy to answer questions and can be emailed on

We are working towards accreditation for the course with APPCIOS (The Association for Psychodynamic Practice and Counselling in Organisational Settings) and the British Psychoanalytic Council

Monika Celebi  Video Interaction Guider, AVIG UK, Trainer and Supervisor , Consultant Parent Infant Psychotherapist UKCP, Senior Movement Therapist ADMP

To find out about VIG in the UK and find details of courses visit the AVIGuk website

Information about OXPIP:


‘Movement of Colour’


The next ‘Movement of Colour’  workshop series will run from October 2014 until June 2015. There will be a total of 9 all-day sessions which will be held monthly in York.

Each workshop will focus on a different colour going through the colour spectrum, beginning and ending with ‘white’.

As the workshop leader, I will draw from Dance Movement Psychotherapy and Dramatherapy to explore each participants’ and the group’s responses to the individual colours. There will be opportunities for individual and group work within the sessions. The sessions will incorporate dance, movement, story, writing, singing and voice work, music, drawing, painting, craft activities and objects. The workshops will be run as a closed group because of the personal and processual nature of the work. It is necessary to commit to all nine sessions.

The workshop series is suitable for personal and professional development.

The cost is: £110 per day (£90 concession)

It is necessary to pay a non-refundable deposit of £90 to book a place on the workshop series.

Please contact me if have any questions or or interested in joining the group.

I look forward to hearing from you
With best wishes



The Professional Association for Dance Movement Psychotherapy in the United Kingdom.

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