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Dancing Psychic Structures: Healing Patterns of Relating and Relationships — Chrystabel Butler

Dancing Psychic Structures: Healing Patterns of Relating and Relationships

In this two-day workshop we will be exploring our habits of relating and relationship. using somatic movement, authentic movement and dance. We investigate how we communicate in authenticity or collapse into fear and defense mechanisms, preventing us from meeting life in openess. We use the ancient wisdom of the Enneagram to guide explorations.
Mind-body patterns of reactivity are physiological habits, we use self-awareness in movement, somatic interoception and intraception to discover pathways to shift, transform and let go of patterns which no longer serve us.

Day 1: Authentic Movement, developing movement self-awareness, interoception, intraception.
Day 2: Psychodrama and Moving Sculptures

Chrystabel Butler is a certified Integrative Psychotherapist and Dance/Movement Therapist, with areas of specialization in treating trauma through creative movement and arts. Her approach integrates a wide range of experience in movement and healing. With a background in competitive gymnastics, she is also a certified instructor for Yoga and Pilates and has taught creative somatic movement in UK, Japan, Netherlands, Bulgaria, Egypt and Australia. Committed to the study of Axis Syllabus, she is passionate about approaching dance through an understanding of anatomy, physics and biodynamics. She provides personal Somatic Coaching through rehabilitative modalities including authentic movement and release techniques.

20—21 April 2024


Saturday and Sunday




$140 Full
Concession available, contact Chrystabel to discuss




All welcome. No experience necessary.

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