Sandtray Therapy in Supervision and Beyond – Training for Therapists

An experiential day discovering the potential for sandtray therapy within supervision and for peer support groups- for experienced therapists and supervisors.

  • No experience of Sandtray Therapy and the process is needed.
  • Both supervisors and supervisees will gain from this training.
  • Explore the power and potential of symbols and embodiment work.
  • The experience of your own sandtray process is a vital learning tool
  • Explore the value of using sandtray to discover hidden transference and counter transference, psyche blocks, parallel process and more.
  • Group process to explore peer supervision potential.
  • CPD Certificates provided

‘The world of the sandtray becomes our training ground for life, and can lead to profound growth and fulfilment.’

Early Bird £55 by 15
th January 2019

Previous participants have said:

  • ‘Truly worthwhile experience, providing personal and professional exploration and reflection.’
  • ‘Anna created a safe space for us to explore the sand trays……..informative and enjoyable.’
  • ‘Anna has a profound understanding of Sandtray Therapy. Her own personal experience of life, skills and experience as a therapist adds to the rich dimensions of this work.  Thank you Anna’ S

Pay via the website, Sandtray page – contact Anna for other forms of payment and any queries.

Solstice Meditation


Winter Solstice Meditation

Angel Wing Mandala

Fulcrum House

Grove Road, Redland, Bristol BS6 6UJ

Friday 21st December

Room 2, 7:00pm

This is an open meditation and everyone is welcome to come for an hour of silent meditation dedicated to the earth at this time of Ecological crisis. There will be refreshments, readings and dreamwork after meditation.

For more information call Janine on 07971 783 374


Understanding Your Eating

Are you a comfort eater?

The Understanding your Eating programme is designed for people who are aware that their overeating is driven by emotions rather than hunger.

This is not a diet programme. I will not be weighing you or telling you what to eat or how much. I think you probably know about that already. Instead this helps you to explore how you eat to deal with your feelings, and gives you ways to change this.

This programme teaches you a different way of getting through the day.

The Understanding Your Eating Introductory Course

Five weeks long, for 90 minutes each week, on Thursday evenings in September, at Fulcrum House.

  • Week 1 – Eating is not just about hunger.
  • Week 2 – Eating to manage feelings
  • Week 3 – Self esteem and how it helps you look after yourself better
  • Week 4 – Improving body esteem
  • Week 5 – Using people instead of food to get you through your day

Cost: £200. Early bird £160 by 1st August.

For further information please contact:

Shelley Treacher

07702 188676

Register your interest here:


Should you wish to continue your development, with experienced and educated support, the introductory course leads to a further 9 modules. Here’s where we really go into detail, to help you change your life.

An Introduction to Relational Body Psychotherapy – an ERT approach

Allison Priestman, Stephen Tame

28-29th Jan 2017
£180 (£155 early bird)

There is a growing interest in the world of counselling and psychotherapy in working with body experiences, and there have, for a long time, been traditions of body psychotherapy paying particular attention to this.

There is also a growing interest, amongst practitioners of many kinds, in working with the relationship between the client and therapist. This is central to many strands of psychotherapy.

Embodied-Relational Therapy (ERT) has been developing an approach since the 1980’s of working relationally with body experience. Indeed, it is becoming ever more clear to us that relationship happens between bodies, and that body experience happens in relationship.

As ERT practitioners and trainers, we start from this conjunction – not as something weird, different or esoteric, but as the ground from which psychotherapy takes place.

If you are interested in developing your own skills in working from the ground of embodied relating, then get in touch, and come along.

This workshop is also a good taster for the Embodied-Relational Therapy Training.

Embodied-Relational Therapy (ERT)
– at the meeting pace of Body, Process and Relational Psychotherapy

More info and booking form at:
or contact Stephen on 01626 438 279

Solstice Meditation

An Evening of Meditation and
Prayer at Fulcrum House

Everyone welcome! 

Wednesday Evening on the 21st of December

7:00- Doors open

7:30-8:30  Silent meditation

8:30  Prayers for the earth

9:00  Tea & Refreshments

For more information contact Janine  07971 783374

Your Current Everyday Practice: Between talking therapy and beyond


Bristol – Your current everyday practice:
between ‘talking therapy’ and beyond 

with Michael Soth 

Sat, 5 Dec. 2015 at Fulcrum House

This is a one-day CPD workshop for reflective practitioners (counsellors and psychotherapists) and forms an intro-day for an embodied, relational CPD group with Nick Totton and Michael Soth

This day offers a space to reflect on your current practice, in terms of the tension between verbal and non-verbal interaction, and to explore how you are using your capacities for ‘implicit relational knowing’ (which is a term used by the well-known Boston Change Study Group), and how that translates into your therapeutic responses and interventions.
We will briefly clarify and explore the notion of ‘implicit relational knowing’, but spend most of the day enquiring into your practice, and your bodymind experience within the therapeutic position.

A useful distinction in terms of the therapist’s internal process is between perceptions, understandings and interventions –  three aspects which interweave in our stream of consciousness when we are working. We can enquire how these three processes hang together, how your awareness of body and mind – the client’s and yours – feeds into this,  and how your responses emerge out of your perceptions and understandings, in the context of your modality and theoretical framework.

As this day also functions as an intro-day to the ongoing series of weekends on embodied, relational approaches to psychotherapy, it will not introduce any new ways of working, but is an opportunity to explore and reflect on the bodymind process of your current practice in your established modality.
The potential of extending and expanding your practice and presence through embodied and relational perspectives will be addressed in the ongoing course.

More info …


Family Energy Circle with Louanne Lachman

LL-logoA Workshop for Transforming Family Patterns

With LouAnne Lachman, MBACP (ACCRED), AMET (ACCRED)

“A randomized controlled trial of veterans with clinical levels of PTSD symptoms
found significant improvements after EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques). Although
pain, depression, and anxiety were not the primary targets of treatment, significant
improvements in these conditions were noted.” Church, D., & Brooks, A. J. (2014).
Explore: The Journal of Science and Healing, 10(1), 24-33

During this Family Energy Circle workshop you will . . . . .

  • Discover effective ways to work with family patterns in mind and body
  • Use awareness and meridian therapy practices to change your internal response in the body
  • Learn how to work with your response to family using gentle and effective methods
  • Learn a technique shown to be effective by numerous research trials

There is nothing so difficult as family. They trigger us into the difficulties of our childhood beliefs
like nothing else. Come to this workshop to address these issues before the holidays begin. Go
into a family focused time with more awareness, openness and boundaries than ever before. Make
it an easier meeting.

When we come to centre and balance, we have a lot of power and ease. Of course, some patterns
will not disappear in minutes, but you will be surprised at how much your relationship to family
and yourself will change. And you will have tools you can use in the future.

Meridian therapies/Energy Psychology is based on ancient principles of acupuncture. They are
procedures that gently re-align the body’s energy system without the discomfort of needles.

Energy balancing accesses the body’s energy system, addresses unresolved emotional issues as
a likely cause of physical disease, psychological dysfunction and personal performance limits.
This workshop is for anyone who would like to learn how to address family behaviour patterns,
accompanied by awareness and energy practices in order to develop a sense of ease in the body
and relaxation in the mind.

The beauty of this workshop is that you not only learn powerful techniques but you also have
some time to get a real sense in your body of how these techniques work, so that you can use
them in future whenever trauma is triggered or stress arises.

You are sure to leave this workshop feeling inspired and renewed!

Saturday 12th December, 2015, 10am-5pm
Bristol, Fulcrum House

COST: £75.00 before 1st December, £85 after that
(6 hours CPD for professionals)

LouAnne LachmanThis workshop is being offered by LouAnne Lachman, MBACP (Accred), AMT (Accred). She is a therapist with many years of experience working with Body/ Mind therapies and Meridian therapies, such as Meridian Tapping/ EFT. She is accredited with both BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) and AMET (Association of Meridian and Energy Therapies).

For more information or to register, contact LouAnne Lachman by email at,
or telephone her at 07871 105 335.

More information is available at

The Heart of Touch using Craniosacral Therapy

Lynn ShorthouseThe Heart of Touch day is open to all therapists and aims to increase your awareness of yourself and your client and amplify and cultivate your capacity to pay attention to everything in your relationship with yourself and others. We will practice listening from the Bramavihara’s natural states of Grace, which can only be known through relationship.

Experience in many such groups has shown that it is possible to offer deep work quickly in the six hours we have together. We will explore: going slowly, resourcing with an attitude of enquiry, permission to have range of feelings, intention of doing no harm, separating observations from evaluation, and needs from requests.

The Bramavihara’s offer a deep holding in which the therapist can rest.

These are known as metta (love), karuna (compassion), mudita (sympathetic joy) and upekkha (equanimity). There is something that opens up that is no longer “me”. This is a doorway to our availability to that which can hold and heal us. For both client and therapist these qualities replace the defences’ as the means of protecting the heart.

The attentional field is much wider than either the therapist and client includes “initiator” and “Receiver”. It is possible to be directly known within a much wider relational Field. We can let go of the task, the agenda, the focus, and just allow an expansion of awareness into the room and beyond when attending to this field, we are seeing if we can open to the unknown – that which it is not possible or necessary to access with the cognitive mind. As we drop into more spiritual aspects of our being we open to a depth of contact where meaning arises.

Led by Lynn Shorthouse who trained at Karuna in 1994.
The day will include influence from Lynn’s training in Therapeutic Supervision, with Robin Shohet of the Centre for Supervision & Team Development. Lynn will offer input from that training and also How the Body Releases Trauma and Restores Goodness from Peter Levin’s book “In an Unspoken Voice”.

Two-Chair Work with Michael Soth

Two Chair Work: A Creative Experiential Technique with Michael Soth

Solutions to the technique’s recurring pitfalls

two-chair workWhen it comes to shifting the focus of therapeutic interaction from ‘talking about’ to ‘exploring the experience’, there are few techniques more useful than ’empty-chair’ or ‘two-chair’ work (this applies to therapy as well as supervision).

However, when therapists attempt using the technique, it often does not produce the intended or intuited results. Having started with what seemed a burning, vibrant issue, the spark gets lost, and the interaction ‘goes flat’ or starts going round in circles.

This CPD day aims to engender both detailed knowledge and skill as well as confidence, whatever level of experience you are currently bringing to this type of work. It is designed as a comprehensive summary of my experience with the technique, (and thus suitable for those who have participated in previous workshops on this topic, aiming at rounding this off into a whole).

I am confident that in terms of the nitty-gritty detail of technique (what you actually do and say as a therapist and in what sequence), these days will be amongst the most specific and useful you will ever do. It’s as close to a ‘recipe book’ of therapeutic intervention as is feasible when we are interested in the aliveness and spontaneity of the client-therapist interaction.

You can download further information on Michael’s approach to two-chair work and also download a booking form.

About Michael Soth

Michael SothMichael Soth is an integral-relational Body Psychotherapist, trainer and supervisor (UKCP), living in Oxford, UK. Over the last 25 years he has been teaching on a variety of counselling and therapy training courses, alongside working as Training Director at the Chiron Centre for Body Psychotherapy.

Inheriting concepts, values and ways of working from both psychoanalytic and humanistic traditions, he is interested in the therapeutic relationship as a bodymind process between two people who are both wounded and whole.

In his work and teaching, he integrates an unusually wide range of psychotherapeutic approaches, working towards a full-spectrum integration of all therapeutic modalities and approaches, each with their gifts, wisdom and expertise as well as their shadow aspects, fallacies and areas of obliviousness.
He has written numerous articles and is a frequent presenter at conferences. Extracts from his published writing as well as hand-outs, blogs and summaries of presentations are available through his website for INTEGRA CPD: as well as at

An Ecopsychology Journey

the work that reconnects (us with the planet)

The most remarkable feature of this historical moment on Earth is not that we are on the way to destroying the world — we’ve actually been on the way for quite a while. It is that we are beginning to wake up, as from a millennia-long sleep, to a whole new relationship to our world, to ourselves and each other. Joanna Macy

Our hearts call us to another way of living. We do not want to be destructive. We want to live harmoniously; to find again our right relationship with the Earth, but we are immersed in a culture where the predominant story is one of separation.

To step into the new story – one of interbeing and connection – we need each other and circles like this which offer a space to be present with all of our feelings in relation to the earth & the challenges we and future generations face.

The work that reconnects draws on over 30 years of experiential group-work developed by Joanna Macy, John Seed and many others in the deep ecology movement. Its roots are in eco-psychology & spiritual ecology.

Jane Sanders UKCP came across Joanna Macy’s work in the early 80’s and has been involved in the emerging field of ‘eco-psychology‘ through training therapists and facilitating the work that reconnects.

She has worked in Glastonbury for 25 years as a Core Process Psychotherapist.

To book your place on ‘An Ecopsychology Journey’ contact Jane direct using the Email link or phone number above.


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