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Your Further Learning & Development

The aim of INTEGRA CPD is to develop a comprehensive cutting-edge programme for continuing professional development, in collaboration with practitioners like yourself and in response to your evolving needs and feedback – a programme of workshops and courses that is based on a broad-spectrum integration of all the therapeutic approaches and on embodied, relational and integral principles.

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How do we make our CPD learning impactful and relevant to our everyday practice? Should our own further development not be informed by the same therapeutic principles which underpin our work? In therapy as in teaching therapy, we aim to 'walk our talk' by focussing on the learning process rather than only the content - creating safe, creative and stimulating learning environments, suited to the variety of learning styles that therapists bring to the group. Our CPD workshops emphasise experiential engagement and the mind-body connection, integrating professional competence with personal process and self-awareness, combining left- and right-brain learning that translates directly into practice.

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In our own work, we are aiming at an integration that draws on the theories, wisdom and gifts of all the therapeutic approaches. We welcome and attract therapists from across the modalities who find inspiration and challenge in the cross-fertilisation between different schools and orientations. You can read more about the main principles of our approach which can be summarised as: full-spectrum integrative - embodied/bodymind connection - relational - informed by modern neuroscience - systemic/multi-dimensional/integral - rooted in the 'Wounded Healer' - embracing uncertainty, conflict and paradox.

Read more about our integrative approach >>

Recent News from INTEGRA CPD

What are therapists looking for in their CPD training?

What have been your experiences of recent CPD events?
Useful? Boring? Inspiring? Effective?
How has it affected your practice?
See some evaluation feedback from a recent workshop.

Read more >>

Broad-spectrum Integrative North London CPD Group

Some places still available in this ongoing cross-modality CPD group, meeting in North London for 4 or 5 days per year, building an integrative community of practitioners.
Next group days for 2017: 13/14 May, 1 July, 16 Sept. 25 Nov.

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Do not take our word for it! Want to know what our events are like?

Depending on topic, aims and group composition, it's usally some mixture of experiential work (role-plays of vignettes, live sessions, skills practice), theory/discussion as well as individual and group process. Have a look at what other participants are saying:

See Feedback and Testimonials >>

Some places still available:

"Relational dynamics in body-oriented psychotherapy"

CPD in Bristol with Michael Soth: 17 June (Fee: £65)

This workshop is an ideal opportunity for an introduction to Michael’s work, and specifically how he approaches the integration of the paradigm clash between the humanistic and psychodynamic traditions. It is an affordable workshop on a crucial topic, as many integrative therapists struggle to integrate these paradigms rather than oscillate between them, both in their work and in supervision.

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This website is designed to address the continuing professional development (CPD) needs of counsellors, psychotherapists and therapeutic practitioners in general. If you are looking for a therapist, or want to work individually with one of us, please see the following websites:

Oxford Counselling and Psychotherapy

Michael has been running an Oxford-based referral service for about 25 years, helping you find the 'right' therapy for you. Assessment and referral sessions take place in West Oxford, and are primarily oriented towards Oxfordshire, but referrals and recommendations can also be made in London, occasionally nationwide and sometimes internationally.

Michael Soth

To work with Michael individually in Oxford, please use the contact form to e-mail him. He offers short and long-term individual psychotherapy, as well as individual supervision for therapeutic practitioners, coaches and consultants. He currently maintains a waiting list and is usually unable to take anybody on within less than six months.

Morit Heitzler

To work with Morit individually in Oxford, you can refer to her website. She offers short and long-term individual psychotherapy, specialises in trauma treatment (integrative, somatic, including EMDR) and offers individual supervision for therapeutic practitioners as well as complementary therapists.

All published articles & papers / presentations / hand-outs & teaching materials

You can now find all our writing, a list of all presentations (many of them available as pdf's) and all Michael's hand-outs in our new Resources section of this site.

See all Articles & Papers >>
See all Presentations >>
See all Hand-outs >>
See all Recommended Books >>
Audio >> - more mp3's to come

Since June 2013 Michael has been publishing a blog at Psychotherapy Excellence - the UK's national portal for CPD - on the dilemmas of continuing professional development in the 'impossible profession'. To make it easier for you to follow the sequence of entries (as they are really meant to build on each other step-by-step), he has created a dedicated blog site. If you have missed any of the entries, having them all in one place like that will make it easy to catch up. Here is the link:
The Impossible Profession: Counselling & Psychotherapy

Michael has been interviewed several times now for webcasts on various topics, including 'What is psychotherapy?' (see preview) and 'The embodied phenomenology of enactment' (see preview). You can find these webcasts, which feature interviews with many other well-known therapists, on sale at: Psychotherapy Excellence.

Forthcoming Psychotherapy & Counselling CPD Workshops, Courses, & Events

Jul
1
Sat
2017
North London – Ongoing Integrative CPD Group @ The Nebula
Jul 1 @ 10:00 – 17:00

An ongoing, broad-spectrum integrative group
This semi-closed group has been running for several years now, with new participants joining the 'pool' of members as places become available. Led by one of the most experienced integrative trainers in the UK, this group will provide an ideal relational container for your ongoing development as a therapist. By immersing yourself in a diverse group of colleagues from different schools and orientations, you will widen your perspective, deepen your practice, draw both inspiration and challenge from the co-created wide-ranging experiential work and have a reference point as well as resources and teaching to support your further development.

You can find a detailed description of the format and objectives of this group on the dedicated page.

Jul
15
Sat
2017
OTS: Witney – Relational Dilemmas of First Sessions and Initial Assessments @ Witney Therapy Centre
Jul 15 @ 10:00 – 17:00

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First sessions and initial assessments are different and in some ways more difficult than regular sessions within an established process. In a first session we do not yet have a shared understanding nor an agreed therapeutic frame. It is one of the main tasks of a first session to develop such a frame, but not just routinely or as an arbitrary or standard given, but in service of the specific work required and therefore appropriate and maybe adjusted to each individual client.

A first session, especially if it includes an assessment, therefore comprises some quite contradictory modalities of engagement (all of which have matter-of-fact, practical implications as well as therapeutic and relational ones): some quasi-medical interactions, a business negotiation, a meeting of two humans / strangers, as well as therapeutic considerations throughout, plus the tensions between the four, manifesting to some extent as contradictory pulls between the therapist's presence as a person and their presence within the role. Hopefully at the end of the hour all of that will culminate in a sufficiently solid and mutually understood and negotiated working alliance (another relational modality).

The special dilemmas of such initial sessions arise because, after all, these are quite contradictory relational modes, and thus reveal more clearly just what a confusing mix of relational modalities the therapeutic relationship consists of.

So that means that a workshop on this topic is of interest and has benefits for a wide range of therapists, including specifically beginners as well as experienced practitioners.

What will you get out of this workshop?

As a beginner trying to build up your practice, the topic is immediately relevant to how you approach initial meetings with clients and whether or not these lead to ongoing work. The way most of us handle this to begin with relies mainly on imitating  and copying our own therapists and tutors. However, that may not suit you and your style. Being clear about the conflicts and dilemmas that are inherent in first sessions is helpful in you working out your way of conducting these.

These questions are not only relevant for beginners, obviously, but we can all continue learning and reflecting on the habits we have developed in our practice. We can all usefully spend some time investigating what happened with clients who did not choose to continue after initial meetings, and what was the dynamic that got in the way of a working alliance.

For experienced practitioners focusing on the complexities of first sessions helps us sharpen our awareness of the tensions between the various relational modalities that are inherent in  the therapeutic relationship all the time. Based on an integration of contributions by Lavinia Gomez, Martha Stark and Petruska Clarkson, Michael has developed some formulations that bring out the inherent tensions more clearly than each of these models by itself.

Format of the day:

So in order to provide a foundation and framework, Michael will give some background teaching and briefly touch upon his ‘diamond model’. But apart from that more general and abstract input, we will stick closely to the topic of the day and its practical applications.
In preparation, it will be useful for you to remember difficult first sessions and bring these as examples for us to work on experientially.

You can find some background reading to the topic, which Michael has put together on the basis of running this kind of workshop before, here.

Details:
Date & Time: June 11th 2017 10.00 - 17.00
Venue: OTS-Witney Therapy Centre
Lunch: As usual we will arrange a bring and share lunch in the week before the event.

Training Package:

As this training is part of a series, a training package has been compiled and is available on booking. The material is in numbered order to support any limitations on study time you may have prior to June 11th, but please note that they are essential study prior to coming to another event in this series.

The training package includes:
A revised and worked through transcription of the first half of the May 7th training day.
A 2hr40m YouTube video of the 7th May 2017 training day.
Various handouts

Booking:
To secure your place, please transfer the relevant fee to the OTS Account:
Account Name: EJ Smith
Account Number: 31434683
Sort Code: 40-47-39
Fee:
OTS Members  - £40
OTS Affiliates  - £50
OTS Applicants  - £60
Non-members  - £75

If you live in the area and want to join, contact the director of OTS, Justin Smith via the website.

Sep
16
Sat
2017
Exeter: Body-oriented CPD Weekend Group with Nick Totton
Sep 16 @ 10:00 – Sep 17 @ 17:00

Exeter: Body-oriented CPD Weekend Group 2017 (Weekend 3 of 4, with Nick)

with Nick Totton & Michael

These workshops, designed for counsellors and psychotherapists from across the approaches, are an opportunity to work with and learn from two of the most experienced trainers at the forefront of bringing embodiment into psychotherapy.
Rather than grafting the body onto established practice as one more eclectic technique, Nick and Michael have been working towards a non-dualistic embodied way of being and relating in the therapeutic relationship.
This series of CPD training events provides an ideal container for your continuing professional development, rooted in your own embodied process.

For full details  regarding this unique venture in Britain's Southwest, see the dedicated page: Exeter: Body-oriented CPD Weekend Group 2017.

North London – Ongoing Integrative CPD Group @ The Nebula
Sep 16 @ 10:00 – 17:00

An ongoing, broad-spectrum integrative group

This semi-closed group has been running for several years now, with new participants joining the 'pool' of members as places become available. Led by one of the most experienced integrative trainers in the UK, this group will provide an ideal relational container for your ongoing development as a therapist. By immersing yourself in a diverse group of colleagues from different schools and orientations, you will widen your perspective, deepen your practice, draw both inspiration and challenge from the co-created wide-ranging experiential work and have a reference point as well as resources and teaching to support your further development.

You can find a detailed description of the format and objectives of this group on the dedicated page.

Oxford: Integrative Trauma Therapy – 2 CPD Days with Morit Heitzler – Workshop 1 @ Asian Cultural Centre
Sep 16 @ 10:00 – 17:00

For all the background information and a detailed workshop description of these CPD days, see the dedicated page.

Download the leaflet

Download the booking form to email back

Download the booking form to print and post

Sep
17
Sun
2017
TRS: London – What do we mean by ‘relational’? – Sunday workshop (tbc) @ London
Sep 17 @ 10:00 – 17:00
TRS: London - What do we mean by ‘relational’? - Sunday workshop (tbc) @ London | London | England | United Kingdom

Over the last 15 years or so, relational perspectives have had a significant impact across the field of psychotherapy. However, the wider its increasing influence has spread, the less clear it has become what we actually mean by ‘relational’. The default common denominator would be the recognition that in therapy it's the relationship between client and therapist that matters, and that the quality of that relationship is a significant indicator of outcome.

Continue reading on the dedicated page ...

This Sunday workshop will offer a whistle-stop tour through the three most established and mutually complementary formulations regarding relational stances, those by Gomez, Stark and Clarkson, with a brief overview outlining my ‘diamond model’, which is an attempt to integrate all three of them. It is in the nature of the topic that the event will be quite abstract - to help you prepare for the workshop, I will offer some reading materials prior to the event. But there will be some experiential work and maybe a demonstration supervision involved at some point during the day.

Oct
2
Mon
2017
Limitations & dangers of an integrative approach – and what to do about them @ The Randall Room, All Saints Church
Oct 2 @ 19:30 – 21:30

An evening event for Bristol Psychotherapy Association

Since its origins in the early 1990s, I’ve always been passionately involved with the integrative movement in psychotherapy.

However, are we manifesting its full hoped-for potential?

What are the limitations, dangers and disadvantages of an integrative approach?

What are its challenges and what can we do about them?

Oct
10
Tue
2017
London: bi-monthly Advanced Small Supervision Group for Experienced Therapists @ Oak & Pastor
Oct 10 @ 10:30 – 17:00

This group (maximum 7 participants, meeting once every 2 months on a Tuesday in Archway, North London 10:30 to 17:00) originally organised by Eamonn Marshall, has been running for 3 years now. From September 2017 there are two more places available in this group, which is open to experienced therapists only from across the modalities. All of the current participants work also as supervisors, tutors or teachers alongside their private practice and share a perspective that draws from both humanistic and psychoanalytic traditions. Please enquire soon if you are interested in joining.

This was the initial invitation from Eamonn : "I am canvassing interest from those who might want to form a London-based bi-monthly supervision/CPD group provisionally starting in October 2014. The group leader will be Michael Soth who for many years was Training Director at The Chiron Centre for Body Psychotherapy, and who has been teaching and running integrative and embodiment-oriented CPD for 20 years.

I participated in Michael's Oxford CPD group for two years and have just decided not to continue this coming autumn due to the expense and effort of travelling up to Oxford from South East London. However, Michael is willing to establish a similar group in London if there is enough interest, and I am obviously keen for that to happen.

Michael has spent much of his career thinking about and formulating what an integrated therapeutic approach might actually look like, and thinking through the inherent difficulties in bringing together theories that seem to be fundamentally incompatible. This is a project that I have been pursuing myself over the last decade or more. For Michael's full biography, in his own words, please see here.

The group will comprise no more than 7 practitioners, and is intended for those with considerable post-qualification experience (10+ years). A gender balance will be actively sought. You should have a curiosity and interest in therapeutic approaches other than your own, and be comfortable with a group supervision format. There will be an emphasis on experiential learning through role play and two-chair work, which naturally opens up the opportunity to discuss therapeutic perspectives, theory and practice, and, significantly, to learn about Michael's highly nuanced take on thinking (and working) across therapeutic divides. As with all supervisory/learning work, there is an overlap between personal and professional development, and Michael and the group will work to find a good balance between the two.

Michael will make all decisions on the eventual membership of the group."

The following Tuesdays are proposed for the academic year 2017/2018:

12 Sep 2017
28 Nov 2017
30 Jan 2018
13 Mar 2018
8 May 2018
26 Jun 2018

Oct
21
Sat
2017
London, Ealing – Ongoing Professional Development Group for Experienced Therapists @ Overton House
Oct 21 @ 11:00 – Oct 22 @ 17:00

This group is for experienced therapists only (practising for 8 years or more), and has had a consistent core group of participants for the last 4 few years, meeting 4 - 5 days per year. There is a pool of 18 participants, and 2 more places are available from 2017. See the dedicated page for detailed info.

Nov
18
Sat
2017
Athens: Embodied Dimensions of Transference, Countertransference & Supervision
Nov 18 @ 10:00 – Nov 19 @ 17:00

Engaging with therapeutic impasses, breakdowns and stuckness by integrating non-verbal communication, somatic processes and ‘implicit relational knowing’

“How can we use our own embodied awareness and our perception of the client's bodymind to maximise our understanding of the intersubjective dynamics in the therapeutic process?”

This workshop is based on integrating the wisdom and expertise of two diverse and in many ways contradictory traditions: the psychoanalytic tradition and the body-oriented Reichian and post-Reichian tradition. Psychoanalysis has developed incredible sensitivity to unconscious mental processes and relational vicissitudes, but remains limited to the ‘talking cure’.

Body psychotherapy has developed a profound understanding of bodymind processes, and a rich and creative toolbox of working experientially bottom-up towards an integration of physical, emotional, imaginal and mental aspects of being, but remains limited by fixed relational stances on the part of the therapist and a lack of awareness around countertransference (where it is understood as the therapist’s problem only, rather than also containing information about the client’s unconscious).

 

By bringing the two traditions together, we get the best of both worlds, leading to profound possibilities of deepening the therapeutic process, making therapy more effective, and dealing with otherwise unmanageable impasses and complications.

Whereas recognising and working with the transference has been an essential aspect of the Reichian tradition, working in the transference and with the countertransference has been a neglected part of the therapeutic relationship in body-oriented work. Most humanistic therapists share with Freud the classical assumption that countertransference boils down to the therapist’s own ‘stuff’ or pathology, and is therefore best dealt with by further therapeutic work on one's own process and character as a therapist, towards authenticity or congruence.
As long as we reduce countertransference - in David Boadella’s terms – to an “interference with contact”, our work can not benefit from what the psychoanalytic tradition calls the ‘countertransference revolution’: the recognition that the transference and countertransference “interlock” (in Heinrich Racker’s terms) and that some of our experience in the therapeutic position can give us deep insight into the client’s inner world, including their early relational experiences which contributed to their character formation. This interlocking depends upon ‘somatic resonance’, but goes way beyond its traditional meaning as ‘feeling the client’s feelings’. The ‘countertransference revolution’ helps us recognise how the “client’s conflict becomes the therapist’s conflict”.
The fact that body-oriented tradition has overlooked and ignored the ‘countertransference revolution’ is curious, because it is precisely embodied perception should enable the therapist to be much more acutely aware of the ways in which the client's unconscious experience is communicated nonverbally, subliminally - via empathic attunement, somatic resonance, projective identification - and thus appears in the countertransference.
“Within the Body Psychotherapy tradition … the relational vicissitudes of the therapeutic endeavour are still under-theorised. Thus, a holistic and phenomenological two-person psychology as bodymind process still awaits formulation.”

Workshop format

Michael has been working on re-integrating the Reichian and psychoanalytic traditions since the 1980’s and is an internationally recognised trainer in this field.

In this workshop, we will use participants’ own personal-professional experience and client material to learn experientially and theoretically, using role-plays to work through supervision vignettes in an embodied and experiential way. Michael will interweave the group process with the learning as well as skills practice, to demonstrate and teach, drawing on our shared experience in the group.

Learning Objectives

to deepen and enhance our ‘implicit relational knowing’

to deepen our awareness of the relational significance of non-verbal communication

to apply the insight of modern neuroscience to our practice

to integrate ‘one-person‘, ‘one-and-a-half-person’ and ‘two-person psychology’

to recognise oscillations in the working alliance in response to unconscious processes

to recognise transference and countertransference as bodymind processes

to understand the principles and application of the countertransference revolution

to recognise the therapeutic potential of impasses and enactments

Επιπλέον κείμενο
Ενώ το να αναγνωρίζουμε και να εργαζόμαστε με τη μεταβίβαση έχει υπάρξει ένα βασικό στοιχείο της Ραϊχικής παράδοσης, το να εργαζόμαστε μέσα στη μεταβίβαση και στην αντιμεταβίβαση έχει υπάρξει ένα παραμελημένο κομμάτι της θεραπευτικής σχέσης στη σωματικά προσανατολισμένη θεραπεία. Οι πιο πολλοί ανθρωπιστικοί θεραπευτές μοιράζονται με τον Φρόυντ την κλασσική υπόθεση ότι η αντιμεταβίβαση συνοψίζεται στα θέματα του ίδιου του θεραπευτή ή στην παθολογία του και συνεπώς αντιμετωπίζεται καλύτερα με περαιτέρω θεραπευτική εργασία επί της προσωπικής διεργασίας και του χαρακτήρα ως θεραπευτή, με στόχο την αυθεντικότητα ή τη συνέπεια.

Όσο αναγάγουμε την αντιμεταβίβαση σε μια «παρεμβολή στην επαφή» (με τους όρους του David Boadella), η εργασία μας δεν μπορεί να επωφεληθεί από αυτό που η ψυχαναλυτική παράδοση ονομάζει «την επανάσταση της αντιμεταβίβασης»: η αναγνώριση ότι η μεταβίβαση και η αντιμεταβίβαση «αλληλοεμπλέκονται» (με τον όρο του Heinrich Racker) και ένα μέρος της εμπειρίας μας στη θεραπευτική θέση μπορεί να μας δώσει βαθιά επίγνωση για τον εσωτερικό κόσμο του θεραπευόμενου, συμπεριλαμβανομένων των πρώιμων σχεσιακών βιωμάτων που έχουν συνεισφέρει στη δημιουργία του χαρακτήρα του. Αυτή η αλληλοεμπλοκή εξαρτάται από τη σωματική αντήχηση (somatic resonance), αλλά είναι πολύ διαφορετική από την κλασσική έννοια του «νιώθω τα συναισθήματα του θεραπευόμενου». Η «επανάσταση της αντιμεταβίβασης» μάς βοηθάει να αναγνωρίσουμε πώς η «σύγκρουση του θεραπευόμενου γίνεται η σύγκρουση του θεραπευτή».

Είναι περίεργο που η σωματικά προσανατολισμένη παράδοση έχει παραβλέψει και αγνοήσει «την επανάσταση της αντιμεταβίβασης», επειδή ακριβώς η ενσώματη ακρίβεια είναι η οποία θα έπρεπε να επιτρέπει στον θεραπευτή να είναι πολύ περισσότερο ενήμερος των τρόπων με τους οποίους η ασυνείδητη εμπειρία του θεραπευόμενου επικοινωνείται μη λεκτικά, υποσυνείδητα δια μέσω ενσυναισθητικού συντονισμού, σωματικής αντήχησης, προβολικής ταύτισης και συνεπώς παρουσιάζεται στην αντιμεταβίβαση.

«Εντός της παράδοσης της Σωματικής Ψυχοθεραπείας… οι σχεσιακές δυσκολίες της θεραπευτικού εγχειρήματος είναι ακόμα ελλιπώς θεωρητικοποιημένες. Έτσι, μια ολιστική και φαινομενολογική ψυχολογία των δύο προσώπων ως διεργασία ψυχοσώματος ακόμα παραμένει να αναπτυχθεί.»

Oxford: Integrative Trauma Therapy – 2 CPD Days with Morit Heitzler – Workshop 2 @ Asian Cultural Centre
Nov 18 @ 10:00 – 17:00

For all the background information and a detailed workshop description of these CPD days, see the dedicated page.

Download the leaflet

Download the booking form to email back

Download the booking form to print and post

Nov
25
Sat
2017
North London – Ongoing Integrative CPD Group @ The Nebula
Nov 25 @ 10:00 – 17:00

An ongoing, broad-spectrum integrative group

This semi-closed group has been running for several years now, with new participants joining the 'pool' of members as places become available. Led by one of the most experienced integrative trainers in the UK, this group will provide an ideal relational container for your ongoing development as a therapist. By immersing yourself in a diverse group of colleagues from different schools and orientations, you will widen your perspective, deepen your practice, draw both inspiration and challenge from the co-created wide-ranging experiential work and have a reference point as well as resources and teaching to support your further development.

You can find a detailed description of the format and objectives of this group on the dedicated page.

Nov
28
Tue
2017
London: bi-monthly Advanced Small Supervision Group for Experienced Therapists @ Oak & Pastor
Nov 28 @ 10:30 – 17:00

This group (maximum 7 participants, meeting once every 2 months on a Tuesday in Archway, North London 10:30 to 17:00) originally organised by Eamonn Marshall, has been running for 3 years now. From September 2017 there are two more places available in this group, which is open to experienced therapists only from across the modalities. All of the current participants work also as supervisors, tutors or teachers alongside their private practice and share a perspective that draws from both humanistic and psychoanalytic traditions. Please enquire soon if you are interested in joining.

This was the initial invitation from Eamonn : "I am canvassing interest from those who might want to form a London-based bi-monthly supervision/CPD group provisionally starting in October 2014. The group leader will be Michael Soth who for many years was Training Director at The Chiron Centre for Body Psychotherapy, and who has been teaching and running integrative and embodiment-oriented CPD for 20 years.

I participated in Michael's Oxford CPD group for two years and have just decided not to continue this coming autumn due to the expense and effort of travelling up to Oxford from South East London. However, Michael is willing to establish a similar group in London if there is enough interest, and I am obviously keen for that to happen.

Michael has spent much of his career thinking about and formulating what an integrated therapeutic approach might actually look like, and thinking through the inherent difficulties in bringing together theories that seem to be fundamentally incompatible. This is a project that I have been pursuing myself over the last decade or more. For Michael's full biography, in his own words, please see here.

The group will comprise no more than 7 practitioners, and is intended for those with considerable post-qualification experience (10+ years). A gender balance will be actively sought. You should have a curiosity and interest in therapeutic approaches other than your own, and be comfortable with a group supervision format. There will be an emphasis on experiential learning through role play and two-chair work, which naturally opens up the opportunity to discuss therapeutic perspectives, theory and practice, and, significantly, to learn about Michael's highly nuanced take on thinking (and working) across therapeutic divides. As with all supervisory/learning work, there is an overlap between personal and professional development, and Michael and the group will work to find a good balance between the two.

Michael will make all decisions on the eventual membership of the group."

The following Tuesdays are proposed for the academic year 2017/2018:

12 Sep 2017
28 Nov 2017
30 Jan 2018
13 Mar 2018
8 May 2018
26 Jun 2018

Dec
2
Sat
2017
Exeter: Body-oriented CPD Weekend Group with Michael Soth
Dec 2 @ 10:00 – Dec 3 @ 17:00

Exeter: Body-oriented CPD Weekend Group 2017 (Weekend 4 of 4 with Michael)

with Nick Totton & Michael

These workshops, designed for counsellors and psychotherapists from across the approaches, are an opportunity to work with and learn from two of the most experienced trainers at the forefront of bringing embodiment into psychotherapy.
Rather than grafting the body onto established practice as one more eclectic technique, Nick and Michael have been working towards a non-dualistic embodied way of being and relating in the therapeutic relationship.
This series of CPD training events provides an ideal container for your continuing professional development, rooted in your own embodied process.

For full details  regarding this unique venture in Britain's Southwest, see the dedicated page: Exeter: Body-oriented CPD Weekend Group 2017.

It is likely that the group will continue in 2018 with another series of four weekends.

Jan
27
Sat
2018
London, Ealing – Ongoing Professional Development Group for Experienced Therapists @ Overton House
Jan 27 @ 11:00 – Jan 28 @ 17:00

This group is for experienced therapists only (practising for 8 years or more), and has had a consistent core group of participants for the last 4 few years, meeting 4 - 5 days per year. There is a pool of 18 participants, and 2 more places are available from 2017. See the dedicated page for detailed info.

Jan
30
Tue
2018
London: bi-monthly Advanced Small Supervision Group for Experienced Therapists @ Oak & Pastor
Jan 30 @ 10:30 – 17:00

This group (maximum 7 participants, meeting once every 2 months on a Tuesday in Archway, North London 10:30 to 17:00) originally organised by Eamonn Marshall, has been running for 3 years now. From September 2017 there are two more places available in this group, which is open to experienced therapists only from across the modalities. All of the current participants work also as supervisors, tutors or teachers alongside their private practice and share a perspective that draws from both humanistic and psychoanalytic traditions. Please enquire soon if you are interested in joining.

This was the initial invitation from Eamonn : "I am canvassing interest from those who might want to form a London-based bi-monthly supervision/CPD group provisionally starting in October 2014. The group leader will be Michael Soth who for many years was Training Director at The Chiron Centre for Body Psychotherapy, and who has been teaching and running integrative and embodiment-oriented CPD for 20 years.

I participated in Michael's Oxford CPD group for two years and have just decided not to continue this coming autumn due to the expense and effort of travelling up to Oxford from South East London. However, Michael is willing to establish a similar group in London if there is enough interest, and I am obviously keen for that to happen.

Michael has spent much of his career thinking about and formulating what an integrated therapeutic approach might actually look like, and thinking through the inherent difficulties in bringing together theories that seem to be fundamentally incompatible. This is a project that I have been pursuing myself over the last decade or more. For Michael's full biography, in his own words, please see here.

The group will comprise no more than 7 practitioners, and is intended for those with considerable post-qualification experience (10+ years). A gender balance will be actively sought. You should have a curiosity and interest in therapeutic approaches other than your own, and be comfortable with a group supervision format. There will be an emphasis on experiential learning through role play and two-chair work, which naturally opens up the opportunity to discuss therapeutic perspectives, theory and practice, and, significantly, to learn about Michael's highly nuanced take on thinking (and working) across therapeutic divides. As with all supervisory/learning work, there is an overlap between personal and professional development, and Michael and the group will work to find a good balance between the two.

Michael will make all decisions on the eventual membership of the group."

The following Tuesdays are proposed for the academic year 2017/2018:

12 Sep 2017
28 Nov 2017
30 Jan 2018
13 Mar 2018
8 May 2018
26 Jun 2018

Mar
13
Tue
2018
London: bi-monthly Advanced Small Supervision Group for Experienced Therapists @ Oak & Pastor
Mar 13 @ 10:30 – 17:00

This group (maximum 7 participants, meeting once every 2 months on a Tuesday in Archway, North London 10:30 to 17:00) originally organised by Eamonn Marshall, has been running for 3 years now. From September 2017 there are two more places available in this group, which is open to experienced therapists only from across the modalities. All of the current participants work also as supervisors, tutors or teachers alongside their private practice and share a perspective that draws from both humanistic and psychoanalytic traditions. Please enquire soon if you are interested in joining.

This was the initial invitation from Eamonn : "I am canvassing interest from those who might want to form a London-based bi-monthly supervision/CPD group provisionally starting in October 2014. The group leader will be Michael Soth who for many years was Training Director at The Chiron Centre for Body Psychotherapy, and who has been teaching and running integrative and embodiment-oriented CPD for 20 years.

I participated in Michael's Oxford CPD group for two years and have just decided not to continue this coming autumn due to the expense and effort of travelling up to Oxford from South East London. However, Michael is willing to establish a similar group in London if there is enough interest, and I am obviously keen for that to happen.

Michael has spent much of his career thinking about and formulating what an integrated therapeutic approach might actually look like, and thinking through the inherent difficulties in bringing together theories that seem to be fundamentally incompatible. This is a project that I have been pursuing myself over the last decade or more. For Michael's full biography, in his own words, please see here.

The group will comprise no more than 7 practitioners, and is intended for those with considerable post-qualification experience (10+ years). A gender balance will be actively sought. You should have a curiosity and interest in therapeutic approaches other than your own, and be comfortable with a group supervision format. There will be an emphasis on experiential learning through role play and two-chair work, which naturally opens up the opportunity to discuss therapeutic perspectives, theory and practice, and, significantly, to learn about Michael's highly nuanced take on thinking (and working) across therapeutic divides. As with all supervisory/learning work, there is an overlap between personal and professional development, and Michael and the group will work to find a good balance between the two.

Michael will make all decisions on the eventual membership of the group."

The following Tuesdays are proposed for the academic year 2017/2018:

12 Sep 2017
28 Nov 2017
30 Jan 2018
13 Mar 2018
8 May 2018
26 Jun 2018

May
8
Tue
2018
London: bi-monthly Advanced Small Supervision Group for Experienced Therapists @ Oak & Pastor
May 8 @ 10:30 – 17:00

This group (maximum 7 participants, meeting once every 2 months on a Tuesday in Archway, North London 10:30 to 17:00) originally organised by Eamonn Marshall, has been running for 3 years now. From September 2017 there are two more places available in this group, which is open to experienced therapists only from across the modalities. All of the current participants work also as supervisors, tutors or teachers alongside their private practice and share a perspective that draws from both humanistic and psychoanalytic traditions. Please enquire soon if you are interested in joining.

This was the initial invitation from Eamonn : "I am canvassing interest from those who might want to form a London-based bi-monthly supervision/CPD group provisionally starting in October 2014. The group leader will be Michael Soth who for many years was Training Director at The Chiron Centre for Body Psychotherapy, and who has been teaching and running integrative and embodiment-oriented CPD for 20 years.

I participated in Michael's Oxford CPD group for two years and have just decided not to continue this coming autumn due to the expense and effort of travelling up to Oxford from South East London. However, Michael is willing to establish a similar group in London if there is enough interest, and I am obviously keen for that to happen.

Michael has spent much of his career thinking about and formulating what an integrated therapeutic approach might actually look like, and thinking through the inherent difficulties in bringing together theories that seem to be fundamentally incompatible. This is a project that I have been pursuing myself over the last decade or more. For Michael's full biography, in his own words, please see here.

The group will comprise no more than 7 practitioners, and is intended for those with considerable post-qualification experience (10+ years). A gender balance will be actively sought. You should have a curiosity and interest in therapeutic approaches other than your own, and be comfortable with a group supervision format. There will be an emphasis on experiential learning through role play and two-chair work, which naturally opens up the opportunity to discuss therapeutic perspectives, theory and practice, and, significantly, to learn about Michael's highly nuanced take on thinking (and working) across therapeutic divides. As with all supervisory/learning work, there is an overlap between personal and professional development, and Michael and the group will work to find a good balance between the two.

Michael will make all decisions on the eventual membership of the group."

The following Tuesdays are proposed for the academic year 2017/2018:

12 Sep 2017
28 Nov 2017
30 Jan 2018
13 Mar 2018
8 May 2018
26 Jun 2018

Jun
26
Tue
2018
London: bi-monthly Advanced Small Supervision Group for Experienced Therapists @ Oak & Pastor
Jun 26 @ 10:30 – 17:00

This group (maximum 7 participants, meeting once every 2 months on a Tuesday in Archway, North London 10:30 to 17:00) originally organised by Eamonn Marshall, has been running for 3 years now. From September 2017 there are two more places available in this group, which is open to experienced therapists only from across the modalities. All of the current participants work also as supervisors, tutors or teachers alongside their private practice and share a perspective that draws from both humanistic and psychoanalytic traditions. Please enquire soon if you are interested in joining.

This was the initial invitation from Eamonn : "I am canvassing interest from those who might want to form a London-based bi-monthly supervision/CPD group provisionally starting in October 2014. The group leader will be Michael Soth who for many years was Training Director at The Chiron Centre for Body Psychotherapy, and who has been teaching and running integrative and embodiment-oriented CPD for 20 years.

I participated in Michael's Oxford CPD group for two years and have just decided not to continue this coming autumn due to the expense and effort of travelling up to Oxford from South East London. However, Michael is willing to establish a similar group in London if there is enough interest, and I am obviously keen for that to happen.

Michael has spent much of his career thinking about and formulating what an integrated therapeutic approach might actually look like, and thinking through the inherent difficulties in bringing together theories that seem to be fundamentally incompatible. This is a project that I have been pursuing myself over the last decade or more. For Michael's full biography, in his own words, please see here.

The group will comprise no more than 7 practitioners, and is intended for those with considerable post-qualification experience (10+ years). A gender balance will be actively sought. You should have a curiosity and interest in therapeutic approaches other than your own, and be comfortable with a group supervision format. There will be an emphasis on experiential learning through role play and two-chair work, which naturally opens up the opportunity to discuss therapeutic perspectives, theory and practice, and, significantly, to learn about Michael's highly nuanced take on thinking (and working) across therapeutic divides. As with all supervisory/learning work, there is an overlap between personal and professional development, and Michael and the group will work to find a good balance between the two.

Michael will make all decisions on the eventual membership of the group."

The following Tuesdays are proposed for the academic year 2017/2018:

12 Sep 2017
28 Nov 2017
30 Jan 2018
13 Mar 2018
8 May 2018
26 Jun 2018

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INTEGRA CPD - Trainers

Michael Soth
Michael SothIntegral-Relational Body Psychotherapist (UKCP)
Michael is an Oxford-based integral-relational Body Psychotherapist, trainer and supervisor, with more than 28 years' experience of practising and teaching from an integrative perspective.
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Morit Heitzler
Morit HeitzlerIntegrative Body Psychotherapist (Msc, UKCP)
Morit is an Integrative Body Psychotherapist (UKCP) based in West Oxford, where she maintains a private practice. She has been teaching in the UK and in Israel for more than 15 years.
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