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Embodied Approaches to Eating Disorders Part 3 Improv and DVT

Last month I attended a three day training course called Embodied Approaches to Eating Disorders led by Laura Wood, Martin Redfern and Naomi Nygaard – all creative therapists who are also trained in IFS. This is the third and final blog sharing some of the different strands of that training. The first blog looked at an embodied approach to IFS which works with parts of self and yesterday’s blog looked at meditation and theatre approaches. Today we are going to look at […]

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Embodied Approaches to Eating Disorders Part 2 meditation and theatre

Last month I attended a three day training course called Embodied Approaches to Eating Disorders led by Laura Wood, Martin Redfern and Naomi Nygaard – all creative therapiss who are also trained in IFS. I am reflecting on and sharing some of the different strands of that training. Yesterday’s blog looked at an embodied approach to IFS which works with parts of self. Tomorrow’s blog will look at movement, improvisation and Developmental Transformations. Today’s blog will start with meditation and […]

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Embodied Approaches to Eating Disorders Part 1 Eating disorder and IFS Parts

At last years conference I attended a fantastic workshop called ‘Embodying the dis-embodied: dramatherapy interventions for every stage of eating disorder treatment’ led by Dr Laura Wood. In that three hour workshop, Laura introduced some of the approaches she used when working with clients at an eating disorder treatment centre. Laura asked important questions like “What happens when the identity of an eating disorder is what sustains the person?” – some of her clients believe they can not function without […]

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Embodiment for the Organs with Body-Mind Centering®

This week I attending The London Embodiment Circle, a group of different practitioners who work with the body through yoga, dance, martial arts, therapy and many other disciplines. After an opening check in and meditation warm up, we progressed to the main session which this month was on an embodied approach to conscious movement. Body-Mind Centering® Irene Cena led the session; she is a registered Body-Mind Centering® practitioner and Somatic movement educator. View this post on Instagram Irene Cena is […]

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The Jailers Daughter by UnDisposables #DramatherapistAtTheTheatre

Reality TV is a guilty pleasure for many of us. Love Island, Big Brother, I’m a Celebrity – the idea of watching other people navigate life in a confined space is a big rating hit. Who is being genuine? Who will fall in love? Who will fight? Will they fail the task? Who will you vote for? This is the setting for the Jailer’s Daughter. The story is inspired by Two Noble Kinsmen by Shakespeare and Fletcher; Prince Palamon is […]

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Zombie Zoo

Dominic McHale and Kevin Short star in Zombie Zoo, a story about a man trying to interrogate a zombie who has maintained a small slice of humanity. Can the zoo keeper negotiate with the zombie? Do zombies make deals? Does this zombie remember who he was before? Does he have the key to stop the zombie invasion? Zombie’s are a recurring horror within fiction and popular culture, from Frankestein to Michale Jackson’s Thriller to Shaun of The Dead. A zombie is a reanimated […]

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Collapsible #DramatherapistAtEdFringe

Collapsible is a brilliant one woman play by Margaret Perry produced by High Tide and Ellie Keel. Esther has just lost her job and recently broken up with her girlfriend. “I feel like a chair… like one of those folding chairs, you know?… Those collapsible chairs. Solid one minute and then.” Collapsible by Margaret Perry She asks her friends and family to describe her in a word or phrase and makes a list of her qualities to share at interviews. […]

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Moonbird #DramatherapistAtEdFringe

Orla is the silent prince. Born deaf, his parents can not understand why he does not respond to his own name and ask “What are we doing wrong?” When they find out he is deaf they search for a cure. Orla is poked and prodded and shouted at; He is frustrated but he is still deaf. His parents despair “He is such an angry child; he should at least be trying.” The moonbird comes to try to teach the parents […]

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Cardboard Citizens: Bystanders #DramatherapistAtEdFringe

In 2017 there were 597 deaths from homelessness. At least 235 people affected by homelessness have died between January and June 2019 – an average of one every 19 hours. (https://museumofhomelessness.org/2019/08/14/shocking-new-statistics-the-dying-homeless-project/ ) Statistics can be shocking but they are rarely moving. Personal stories of homeless people are rarely told because who would tell them? Cardboard Citizens work with Homeless people in the UK and have collected six stories to tell in this play. Vernon Vanriel, a Windrush generation boxer Tomek, […]

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Styx #DramatherapistAtEdFringe

Max Barton and Addison Axe are musicians from a musician family. A few years ago, their grandfather passed away after suffering from alzheimer’s. Recently their gran has also been diagnosed with alzheimers. Max is keen to find out more about his musical family and starts some detective work to track down the people, places and songs which are important but missing parts of the memory. Syncronisity Jung believed that sometimes in therapy, coincidences would emerge that seemed less than likely by […]

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