Nick Totton
Workshops, Talks and Courses

All these courses are POSTPONED until Covid-19 allows. Do please get in touch if you want to express interest.

March 28/9, May 23/4 and July 25/6 2020

Skylight Centre, London

Body, Breath and Energy
A short course in Reichian bodywork
Nick Totton
with Kate Ellis

700



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Reichian bodywork explores breath, tension and relational contact as paths to release and transformation. It asks the simple but difficult question: Can we breathe freely while staying in contact with the other? When we try to do so, this amplifies patterns of bodily tension - ‘armouring’ - which we have developed in order to suppress difficult feelings of need, fear, grief, rage and so on; releasing these through physical expression and voice opens a larger space in us for joy, love and creativity.

 
This training will teach a method of exploring our patterns of armouring, through working mainly in pairs and following a very simple structure which allows many possibilities to emerge, including powerful states dancing between the bodily, the relational and the spiritual. Through accessing these places we can connect with and change our deepest patterns of resistance and avoidance.

November 7/8 2020, Feb 6/7, April 17/18 and June 26/27 2021
Spiral Centre, London
Grace and Chaos
A short course on group facilitation
Nick Totton and Polly Macafee
1200



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This course is for anyone who wants to learn more about groups, how they function and how to facilitate them. It will focus primarily on psychotherapy groups, but should also be useful for counsellors, educators, activists,voluntary workers, alternative health practitioners etc.
Grace and Chaos, Chaos and Grace: in a successful, living group process the two dance together, mirror each other, marry each other, become each other. We will learn about groups by being one: holding an open space for the group to do what it needs to do, and using theory in a creative and accessible way to make sense of our experience. This combines two possible group functions, process and task (i.e.learning). You will have opportunities to practice and develop facilitation skills by ‘taking the wheel’ of the group for a while.

October 24/5 and December 5/6 2020, Feb 13/14 2021

The Loft at Little Dippers, Brighton
Body, Breath and Energy
A short course in Reichian bodywork
Nick Totton
with Kate Ellis

700


Download flyer
here

Reichian bodywork explores breath, tension and relational contact as paths to release and transformation. It asks the simple but difficult question: Can we breathe freely while staying in contact with the other? When we try to do so, this amplifies patterns of bodily tension - ‘armouring’ - which we have developed in order to suppress difficult feelings of need, fear, grief, rage and so on; releasing these through physical expression and voice opens a larger space in us for joy, love and creativity.

 
This training will teach a method of exploring our patterns of armouring, through working mainly in pairs and following a very simple structure which allows many possibilities to emerge, including powerful states dancing between the bodily, the relational and the spiritual. Through accessing these places we can connect with and change our deepest patterns of resistance and avoidance.