WORKSHOPS + CLOSED GROUPS

I periodically run workshops with the intent to bridge the arts with inner work. I offer closed movement therapy groups for an embodied, relational and spiritual practice.

Upcoming Workshops:

 

Reflecting selves and others. Making connections through images, words and movement. Immaginando l'altro. Ritrovarsi nelle immagini, parole e movimenti.

Saturday 17th August, from 10am to 5pm, N16, London, UK

 

This CPD is an experiential full day workshop that offers a combination of activities from art and drama & movement therapy to support our personal narrative through creative expression. Phototherapy serves to bridge the two disciplines by mapping our own journeys through photographic images. 

Is what we communicate with words truth or illusion? 

How can we give space to the world within, to its symbols and metaphors?

The images, spoken words and expressive movement that emerge from this exploration will mirror our emotions and life experiences. Through this journey, participants will have the opportunity to tell and explore their creative potential, playing between verbal and non- verbal language.

In this workshop the group has the function of containing and supporting each other, while the central focus is pair work. Our partner is a silent witness making use of their imagination, perceptions and intuitions. By working in pairs, we find ways to reflect each other. This mirroring can help us to recall hidden parts of ourselves.

This is an experience in which various languages, both verbal and non-verbal, intertwine, creating possibilities for a new image of the self to emerge.

If you are interested in expanding your practice as a psychotherapist, counsellor, coach, arts therapist, bodyworker, artist or you are looking for a full immersion in self-care and self-discovery this workshop can be for you. I am happy to arrange a one-to- one video connection with you to discuss more and find out together if this CPD would be right for you.  Contact + Registration: samuelerusso@gmail.com

 

Reflecting selves and others. Making connections through images, words and movement. Immaginando l'altro. Ritrovarsi nelle immagini, parole e movimenti.

Thursday 12th September 2019, Alcala de Henares, Spain

 

This workshop offers a combination of activities from art and drama therapy to support our personal narrative through creative expression. Phototherapy serves to bridge the two disciplines by mapping our own journeys through photographic images.

This workshop is part of the 15th ECArTE Conference, co-facilitated with Art Therapist Chiara Digrandi. More info at www.ecarte.info

Closed Movement Therapy groups:

 

Movement Therapy Men Group

From October 2019 date TBC, N16 London 

If you wish to engage with the body in movement or stillness, I offer  sessions in a closed group based on Authentic Movement for men only. Authentic Movement is a contemplative movement practice which has evolved within the field of dance movement therapy, and been influenced by Jungian psychology and meditative practice. As in the discipline of mindfulness meditation, we seek to pay attention to our direct experience, moment by moment, witnessing the sensations, feelings, thoughts, images and movement impulses which arise into consciousness. 

Individual assessment required for this group. If interested or need further information contact me here

 

Movement Therapy Queer Group

From October 2019 date TBC, N16 London 

If you wish to engage with the body in movement or stillness, I offer sessions in a closed group based on Authentic Movement for people who identify within the community of Gender, Sexual and Relationship Diversity (GSRD). Authentic Movement is a contemplative movement practice which has evolved within the field of dance movement therapy, and been influenced by Jungian psychology and meditative practice. As in the discipline of mindfulness meditation, we seek to pay attention to our direct experience, moment by moment, witnessing the sensations, feelings, thoughts, images and movement impulses which arise into consciousness. 

Individual assessment required for this group. If interested or need further information contact me here

 

Movement Therapy mixed Group

From October 2019 date TBC, N16 London 

If you wish to engage with the body in movement or stillness, I offer sessions in a closed group based on Authentic Movement. Authentic Movement is a contemplative movement practice which has evolved within the field of dance movement therapy, and been influenced by Jungian psychology and meditative practice. As in the discipline of mindfulness meditation, we seek to pay attention to our direct experience, moment by moment, witnessing the sensations, feelings, thoughts, images and movement impulses which arise into consciousness. 

Individual assessment required for this group. If interested or need further information contact me here

 

 

 

 

‘By retreating into a non-existent past and future, we lose the direct experience of now.' ― Linda Hartley