As integrative child therapists, we work from the wisdom of the child. A great, still somewhat underexposed, source of wisdom is the body itself. In this training you will learn how as an (integrative) child therapist you can use the body even more as a source of knowledge and healing. Not only is the body the most reliable counselor, it also houses stored energies, such as in trauma, which we sometimes better lose than are rich. How does that work in the body and in the brain? How does that feel? How do you effectively put that knowledge and experience into practice? We will cover that in this training.
The training is for child therapists, group size is maximum 10 and is given by Kitty van Houten and Femke Soethoudt.
Themes that are discussed include feeling, boundaries, sharing work, trauma work, discharging, relaxing, moving. Methods and techniques we use include emotional bodywork, somatic experiencing, children’s yoga and systemic work. Forms: feeling, visualization, touching, dance, music, play, drawing, voice. In the training we work experientially, of course, but we also bring the underlying theory, purpose of the exercises and make the link to child therapy practice. There is also room for mutual exchange. In addition to paying attention to the wisdom of the child’s body, we also pay attention to the role and guidance of parents.