This training workshop will include a brief introduction to the theory underpinning Bonnie’s approach (derived from her PhD research), together with experiential exploration of techniques for working with trauma through Dance Movement Therapy (DMT).
Although the focus is on client trauma, given the subject matter, participants need to ensure that they come prepared, with sufficient resilience and support outside of the workshop. Group boundaries including confidentiality will be agreed upon. Participants are not to view it as a workshop for personal therapy.
The workshop will cover the concept of the ‘dilemma of embodiment’, the importance of psychological safety and a containment approach’ in Dance Movement Psychotherapy (DMP) with traumatized people.
Techniques of management will be taught to participants to allow the establishment of psychological safety. DMT techniques that can be used for resolution of traumatic memories will also be addressed. This will include consideration of how this 'containment approach' might influence a participant's practice.