Body Focused Counselling Course

ADDING A BODY FOCUS TO COUNSELLING PRACTICE offers a unique opportunity to combine aspects of two streams in counselling, those that are language based and those that focus directly upon the body. Two highly experienced practitioners and course facilitators from each of these traditions, Doug Sotheren and Lisa Frese, collaborate and provide you with profound learning experiences in the relational approach to body Psychotherapy that is now gaining wide recognition.

 The new emphasis arising out of recent neuroscience and trauma research has opened both the recognition and re-finding of the emotions, attachment, and the body for practitioners To add into their current practice these five weekends provide an opportunity to explore your potential for working directly with body processes, using appropriate interventions ranging through therapeutic touch, energetic focus and somatic awareness as part of your counselling work with individuals and couples.


 The weekends will be in workshop format with use of structured exercises, demon-strations, and practice of body focus skills with other group members. There will be two very experienced assistances supporting the group as well.

The goal will be developing or heightening each participant’s observation skills and responsiveness to the client at the “somatic” level and then creatively using this awareness in body focused interventions.

The theory underlying this model, both its history and current formulation will be provided in readings and bibliography for participants to develop outside the training weekend time.

Between each weekend participants will be offered guidelines for opportunity to respectfully practice the new learning in their counselling work.

VENUE:Crystal Waters Healing Centre, 47a Ruttleys Rd, Wyee

 1.45 hour train trip from Central or 2 hours by car from Sydney, accommodation is available near by

9.30am – 4.30 pm

COST: $1,850.00 (incl. GST ) payable in weekend installments

DATES: 24/25 Feb., 17/18 March, 28/29 April, 26/27 May, 30 June/ 1 July 2018

9.30am – 4.30 pm


Lisa Frese  OR BY PHONE:   02 92819251, 0424 566 692

Deposit:   $150.00 secures your place in the course.

Send to: Lisa Frese, PO Box 4051, Wagtaffe, NSW 2257


Event Properties

Event date 24-02-2018 12:00 am
Capacity Unlimited
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