Studio Somatic Body Mapping Intensive – November 2020
7th & 8th of November, 10am-5.30pm Sat & Sun
GATHERING DEEP NURTURE FOR THE WINTER TO COME
for women only
SOMATIC BODY MAPPING is a creative therapeutic process that allows you to feel into and creatively communicate the stories that you live in your body. It involves creating a life-size representation of your body on canvas and using images, symbols, objects/natural materials and words to map out different living places in you: Places that are full of life, places that pain, and places that hold hope and potential for the future. In the process of creating the body map you will discover new links between these places in you and gain a deeper understanding of your own power to create health within you and through your way of living in this world.
This AUTUMN TO WINTER INTENSIVE is designed for women practitioners and takes place in an intimate and confidential group setting facilitated by Annette together with Andrea Wright. The small size of the group makes it possible for each woman to fully take her place and space whilst being safely held and accompanied during her personal explorations and discoveries. The focus will be on replenishing your inner resources as we move from autumn to winter.
The Intensive Retreat interweaves drawing, painting and sculpting with movement, touch, ritual and heart-felt speaking. Previous skills in art making are not required. Gentle care and sensitive attention is given to the small and big things that move and shine through us. We also hold with warmth and confidence those experiences that are stored with pain or lack of feeling in you.
As somatic body mapping follows a process of creatively conceiving and coming into human form we will also be working with the subtle resonances of your prenatal and birth experiences. This might touch places in you that feel vulnerable yet, as they are safely processed, can lead to healing and a renewed sense of self.
We will attend to this area of early experience right from the time of preparation for the intensive with the help of the specially designed Body Life Form. Answering the baby/girl/woman centred questions on the form helps your body and psyche to attune with what is most important to be with right now. A half an hour Zoom conversation with Annette prior to the start of the series further helps to settle into the somatic body mapping exploration ahead.
The weekend Intensive allows for the current landscape of your lived body to become more visible, more accessible and more meaningful. It enables you to gain a new perspective on old habits and difficulties, make new choices, deeply appreciate your creative power and celebrate what flourishes in and through you.
The weekend intensive allows for the landscape of your lived body to become more visible, more accessible and more meaningful. It enables you to gain a new perspective on old habits and difficulties, deeply appreciate your creative power, and celebrate what flourishes in and through you.
FEE: £250 (£100 deposit), inclusive of art materials and coffee break. Please bring your own lunch or use one of the cafes along Walcott Street. To register and pay deposit please contact me
Should changing Covid-19 restrictions require us to postpone the intensive you will be given the choice of either a full refund (including deposit) or a place on one of the intensives in 2021.
If you are a creative arts therapist, psychotherapist or counsellor, completion of this workshop also allows you to apply for the year-long Somatic Body Mapping Mentorship