Level 1 Training Course

Level 1 Training Course 2024-05-19T12:29:22+00:00

Working with the Body in Therapy

Level 1 Training Course Sept 2024 – Jan 2025 (5 weekends)

LifeChange Psychotherapy returns this September with its Level 1 Course of Integrative Bodywork Training for therapists interested in developing and specialising in bodywork, bioenergetics and body process awareness and tracking for their client work.

Course Overview:

  • Experiential and practice-based modules with practical skills and tools, including core theory and framing
  • Focus on bioenergetics, bodywork and breathwork (Reichian Breathwork, Lowen Bioenergetics)
  • Character structure / dynamics based (Reich, Lowen, Johnson, Kessler)
  • Includes integration with other humanistic, integrative frameworks such as Person-Centred Therapy, Relational Gestalt and Trauma-based work (Rogers, Yalom, Ogden, Van Der Kolk etc.)
  • Therapeutic interventions and techniques for deeper integrative work with clients
  • Max 12 Places (for quality of experiential training, individual, dyadic and group work)

Training Course Dates 2024/25 (5 weekends)

Sat/Sun 7-8 September

Sat/Sun 5-6 October

Sat/Sun 23-24 November

Sat/Sun 14-15 December

Sat/Sun 18-19 January

Therapists who have completed an Introductory Training Module in Bodywork or any similar training are encouraged to apply

More Details:

  • Fees: €1250 including a booking deposit of €250 (instalments can be arranged)
  • Location: Avila Centre, Morehampton Road, Donnybrook, Dublin 4, D04 YF66
  • Participants should hold a psychotherapy qualification and be engaged in ongoing clinical practice and supervision
  • Extensive handouts and electronic notes provided
  • CPD points: 60
  • Clinical Supervision, peer support and extra group practice available and recommended
  • Follow up Level 2 Skills Development Modules and Post-Graduate Specialisation for longer term and continuing professional development available for those who have completed initial bodywork training courses in Ireland or abroad

About the Facilitator:

Brian Gillen is an experienced Psychotherapist specialising for over twelve years in Bodywork and Body-based Psychotherapy as a practitioner and trainer. He is a Core Trainer and Lecturer on the MA Psychotherapy Programme at Dublin Business School. He is also a Clinical Supervisor, Director and Founder of LifeChange Psychotherapy & Counselling and Body Psychotherapy Ireland. He holds a Masters Degree in Psychotherapy and has trained with the IPP and abroad in various Bodywork, Biodynamic and Bioenergetic approaches to therapy. He has been a long-standing member of IAHIP, ICP and inaugural Chair of CORU’s Counselling & Psychotherapy Registration Board.

For more information on all training courses please email us at training@lifechange.ie, call (01) 661 2220 or fill out the short application form below:

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