Gestalt Relational Living Body Psychotherapy - 'Developing embodied interventions and experiments within the co-created embodied field'


  • Birmingham Counselling and Psychotherapy Centre Bearwood, Warley Woods, B68 9HE Birmingham UK

Gestalt Relational Living Body Psychotherapy focuses on two bodies relating with and regulating each other. The way both client and therapist look, sit, move, and breathe sends messages in both directions. Based on her experiences as a psychotherapist and trainer, Julianne will show how this rich and often unnoticed body-to-body-communication can be brought into awareness. The therapist’s own bodily attunement to the body language of the client, along-side an awareness of one’s personal physical resonances, allows the possibility for explicit interaction within this mode of communication. During the weekends we will work on how these embodied interventions and experiments (not touching) can develop and form a bi-directional bodily bridge. Julianne offers a safe and respectful space for exercises, experiential process, live supervision and live demonstrations. Julianne Appel-Opper, Dip. Psychology, Clinical Psychologist, Psychological Psycho-therapist, UKCP registered Integrative and Gestalt psychotherapist, MUKAHPP, Supervisor, Trainer with 25 years clinical experience. Julianne is a Primary Supervisor, Examiner and Visiting Tutor at the Metanoia Institute in London. For 12 years she lived and worked in various countries and is now in private practice in Berlin. She has contributed to several journals and books about her approach.

Organiser: Julianne Appel-Opper, www.thelivingbody.de

email: julianne.ao@web.de