The Mindful Practitioner – Moving from bones

An experiential anatomy workshop

A CPD workshop for practitioners

This experiential CPD workshop will develop your skills as a practitioner. It will enhance and develop your own body awareness whilst giving treatments. This will influence your quality of touch and therefore the experience of the receiver. We will explore this through experiential exercises, mindful movement and anatomy of the skeleton.

Refine your ‘working posture’ ie sitting, standing or moving, to feel grounded and present and engage more dynamically with clients using mindful movement, body awareness and an understanding of the moving skeleton.

How can mindful movement help me?

It can help to:

  • Decrease stress, anxiety and muscle tension
  • Discover new ways to relax
  • Reduce aching or stiff joints
  • Assist easier movement
  • Promote focus and concentration
  • Improve balance and postural stability
  • Access inner vitality and inner support

and much more

Can you tell me more about the workshops?

Each workshop

  • Guided exercises, movement explorations (indoors and in nature), some individual or paired bodywork to provide personal sensory experiences
  • This will be grounded within an understanding of some western anatomy The movement focus will explore how we use to bones to lever us off the ground and use the joints to shape our movements.

What topics will we cover?

  • Improving body posture when treating clients
  • How to give helpful feedback to your clients on your ‘felt sense’ of the treatment
  • Anatomy & physiology of bones and the skeleton
  • How greater awareness of your own body improves your treatments

This will help you to:

  • Improve your working posture and reduce muscle tension
  • Engage dynamically with your clients
  • Feel more grounded in your own body when treating
  • Enhance your quality of touch for a deeper client experience
  • How to give helpful feedback to your clients on your ‘felt sense’ of the treatment
  • Differentiate between sensation, emotion and beliefs when using touch
  • Develop the notion of your skeleton as a resource
  • Review the anatomy of bone and the skeleton

What can I expect to learn?

  • Develop your inner ‘listening’ and ‘hearing’ skills
  • Understand how the body works
  • To view the body/mind from a holistic perspective

By the end of this course you should be able to:

  • Review the anatomy of bone and the skeleton
  • Improve your ‘working’ posture as a practitioner
  • Develop a deeper sense of grounding
  • Engage more dynamically when treating clients
  • Develop the notion of your skeleton as a resource
  • Differentiate between sensation, emotion and beliefs

How does it work?

  • These workshops are based on the notion that attention to our sensory experiences can increas body/mind awareness. Thus developing our ability to hear, acknowledge and give ourselves permission to listen to the wisdom of the body.
  • Becoming more sensitive to when we feel balanced or unbalanced and given more clarity about what is needed to regain a sense of well-being. These insights can lead to more empowered choices towards healthier life choices. With the aim toward a more embodied and integrated self.
  • This first-hand experience of what it is like to be in our bodies can get us more in touch/tune with what we   need to bring back some balance within our body and between body and mind, be that physical, emotion or , psychologically. This can qive a clarity and a sense of empowerment of making choices on the steps we need to take towards feeling better/ a sense of well-being

Who can come to these workshops?

Suitable for: Bodywork practitioners, talking therapists and health professionals. Please wear loose comfortable clothing suitable for gentle movement. Nb please note that when filling out an application form it is not a requirement to have a massage certificate.’

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

‘As this is a CPD workshop Suitable for any practitioner, therapist, health professional or student in training or.

Do I have to bring anything with me?

Comfortable clothes to move with indoors. Footwear: indoors to wear soft, non-slip footwear or bare feet. pad and pen.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

Experiential exercises, demonstration, practice, some anatomical theory, discussion, feedback and questions.