for Therapists

Dance of Soma & Psyche I:
Foundations in Working with the Body

CPD Workshop for Psychotherapists

6th & 7th April 2018

This experiential workshop will be of value to psychotherapists, counsellors and trainees who wish to work with their clients in a more embodied way, and who want to gain skills in working with the connection between mind and body.

In this workshop we will explore the body’s natural resources and self-healing tendencies and learn tools for helping your clients to regulate as well as ways to transform difficult sensations and emotions that clients ‘hold’ in their bodies. We will also explore how to work with the client’s personal boundaries, and how the body can be a powerful resource.

This includes working with grounding and finding a safe place in the body, finding the inner rhythm of pendulation (contraction and expansion), embodiment and working with the ‘problem’ and ‘antidote’ through movement. We will also explore how creative imagination and elemental visualisations could be used with clients who have difficulty connecting with their bodies.

This 2 day course will cover:

  • Grounding techniques and finding a safe place in the body
  • Learning tools for transforming difficult sensations and emotions that clients ‘hold’ in their bodies, including working with anxiety and physical pain
  • When to work with touch to regulate overwhelming feelings and hyperarousal
  • Utilising a variety of exercise to strengthen personal boundaries
  • Exploring embodiment and discovering resources through the body
  • Using movement to strengthen the mind-body connection


We will draw on different techniques from the practices of somatic experiencing, body psychotherapy, dance and movement psychotherapy, somatic trauma therapy and mindfulness meditation, to enhance the repertoire of interventions that you can apply in your psychotherapeutic work.

In this experiential workshop you will also have the opportunity to explore your own relationship with your body – finding your inner dance between psyche and soma.

More info & bookings:

Friday 6th & Saturday 7th September 10.30am to 6pm 



The Main Hall, Chiswick Catholic Centre

2 Dukes Avenue, London W4 2AE


Early Bird £190 (if booked and paid for by 6th March) otherwise £210

Facilitated by:
Katarina Gadjanski BSc (Hons) Dip. Psych UKCP
& Tasha Colbert BA (Hons) PG Dip. ADMP UKCP

Dance of Soma & Psyche II:

Body and Healing Trauma CPD

19th & 20th July 2018

This experiential CPD workshop will explore Peter Levine’s Somatic Experiencing approach to healing trauma, based on natural ‘animal-body’ trauma processing. It will also explore the way that shamanic traditions use animal guides in healing rituals by embodying them and following the guidance of the instinctual animal within. We will inquire into how this approach can help us when working with trauma with our clients.


Dance of Soma & Psyche III:
Body as a Resourse in Therapy CPD

26th & 27th October 2018

This workshop integrates different therapeutic approaches to craft an integrative somatic framework that could be used by both ‘talking’ psychotherapists and body-oriented therapists. This 2 day course will cover: Helping clients to connect to resourceful states through the body; Working with voice and movement to get in touch with and give expression to emotions; Exploring and strengthening the compassionate part of self through embodiment; Working somatically with opposite states to utilize the body’s natural healing tendencies.



for Everyone

Four Elements DMTM – Embodied Therapy Group


24th April – 29th May 2018

6 Week Group

TUESDAYS 7.15pm – 9pm

Four Elements DMTM ~ is an embodied therapeutic group based in Chiswick in West London..

The psychotherapeutic approach that we use integrates: body-oriented psychotherapy, the four elements transpersonal psychotherapy model, dance and movement therapy and mindfulness meditation.

The aim of Four Elements DMTM therapy group is to:

  • Explore the relationship between our mind, emotions and body
  • Get in touch with and begin to release emotional material stored in the body
  • Find a new way of processing and working with difficult sensations held in the body ~ which often accompany feelings of stress, anxiety, anger, grief and trauma
  • Develop a more compassionate relationship with ourselves

This group is aimed at those who wish to work in an embodied way - within the context of a small therapeutic group (approximately 8-10 individuals).

Four Elements DMTM uses the Transpersonal Psychotherapy model based on the elements: Earth / Water / Air / Fire. In helping people to connect with these four outer elements, they are encouraged incrementally to re-connect with the inner landscapes:

Earth = Body, Water = Emotions,
Air = Mind and Fire = Energy
As we explore and move through these four aspects of ourselves, various techniques are utilised to process and release emotion, blockages and constriction that are held within the body-mind.

For more information and to sing up please visit:

24th April – 29th May 2018

Tuesday evenings: 7.15pm – 9pm 
6 Week Group

Fee: £165, concessions £135


The Main Hall, Chiswick Catholic Centre

2 Dukes Ave, Chiswick, London W4 2AE

just a few minutes from Turnham Green tube (& 12min from Gunnersbury Overground)

Facilitated by:
Katarina Gadjanski Dip. Psych UKCP (bio)

Be calm, Be Happy


11th April – 16th May 2018

Wednesday evenings: 7pm – 9pm

Be Calm, Be Happy is a 6-week group course which provides a gradual introduction to mindfulness meditation and key teachings on positive living. Each class includes guided mindfulness exercises and meditations, group discussions and practical exercises.

Be Calm, Be Happy is teaching mindfulness meditation in the tradition of Zen Buddhist Master Thich Nath Hanh, as an effective counter-balance to the stresses of life and as an opportunity to become more calm and find an inner peace.

More info and booking:

11th April – 16th May 2018

Wednesday evenings: 7pm – 9pm 
6 Week Group

sliding scale £60 to £165

2 Dukes Ave, Chiswick, London W4 2AE

Facilitated by:
Katarina Gadjanski and Eva Michelak 
- experienced course leaders and mindfulness practitioners in Zen tradition 


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