Couples Body Psychotherapy
A Course for psychotherapists from the UK and Europe
With Gabriel Shiraz
be held at Emerson College, a charming rural location just an
London. Forest Row, East Sussex, UK
2020, December 2020, March 2021
course is designed for experienced psychotherapists who want to broaden their
field of expertise on individual and professional levels. It equips therapists
to work with couples, using therapeutic tools from the world of Body-Psychotherapy,
such as awareness techniques, therapeutic discourse, movement, touch, breathing
and psychodrama. The course is held at Emerson College, a charming setting surrounded
by nature, ideal for in-depth learning.
learning process will provide the therapist with tools for working with couples,
as well as a powerful personal process. On our journey of experiential and
theoretical learning, we will learn about the complexity of couples therapy, in
which four entities are present in the therapy room: each of the two partners, their
relationship and the therapist., as well as the relational ties between
will be held over three long weekends:
September 2020, 3-6- December 2020, 3-6 March 2021
Thursday 13.00-21.00, Friday 09.00-17.00
day off and time for individual and couples practice, Sunday 09.00-17.00
2020 - The first meeting; the room in couples therapy. Various needs and
desires, conflicts, and means of mediation. Working with personal and couple narratives.
The broadening process of the couples therapist to encompass each partner and
the relationship itself.
December 2020 - Tensions, stress, situations of crisis and routine in a
couple’s relationship. Working with individual and couple patterns and
narratives. The Primary Couple Personality and Couple Armour. Unique mind-body
techniques for working with couples in conditions of distrust and crisis.
2021 - Therapeutic work with couples on questions of intimacy and sexuality. Dealing
with explosive issues such as struggles for control, money, aggression and others.
Spirituality and beliefs in a relationship and their impact on the cople. The
therapeutic space, and processes of understanding, closure and ending the therapy; recommendations for the future.
is a mind-body-energy therapy method. Its approach to the couple and the family
is holistic. It explores the different layers within us: thought and behaviour
patterns, body structure and body image, our breathing, movement, and posture,
physical and emotional expression, resonance within the couple and the family, mind-body
relationships, psychosomatic and sexual problems, belief systems, personal and
session is taught and practiced individually, in pairs, and in groups. The
course draws on unique ways of working with couples from the world of body psychotherapy
– through therapeutic discourse, movement, mind and body awareness, modelling from
the world of Virginia Satir, and more. Through a process of personal learning
and development, we will observe and explore different situations in couples therapy.
Throughout the course, we will broaden our therapeutic capacities - from
working with individuals, to working with couples - presenting case studies from
therapy and using discussions and training. Once the course ends, we will progress
to a group support and supervision structure and training, using Skype and other
Shiraz is 54 years old and married with four children. After
studying Biodynamic Psychotherapy with the late Gerda Boysen in London during the
nineties, Gabriel Shiraz has been practicing as a Body-Psychotherapist for the
past 22 years. He is a trainer, lecturer, supervisor and psychotherapist for
individuals, couples, therapists and groups. He founded and was a director
of the Body Psychotherapy program at Reidman College in Israel from 2001 to 2008.
He has also supervised and trained in mental health hospitals in Israel for ten
years. Currently, he is a senior trainer at Reidman College, University of
Haifa and teaches at other institutes in Israel and Europe, including the
London School for Biodynamic Psychotherapy (LSBP). He is a qualified
member of the European Association for Body Psychotherapy (EABP).
teaches Body Psychotherapy and couples therapy. He works with trained
psychotherapists who want to develop and expand their skillsets to become
couples body-psychotherapists. He runs workshops for couples, with a
focus on improving their communication and relationships. He believes that
can advance to working with couples as well.
course coordinator to - Keren Ghitis
is a Senior Student (MA) of Mindfulness based Psychotherapy at
the Karuna Institute/Middlesex University and a UKCP trainee therapist.
She is an experienced yoga and movement teacher and
has been leading international workshops and retreats for over
per year of studies - for all three weekends in 2020/1 - GBP 1,350, including
lunch, not including accommodation. (there are Airbnb options and small hotels
for a range of budgets).
held at Emerson College, a beautiful rural venue, about an hour from London
Row, East Sussex, UK , http://www.emerson.org.uk/
information please email your CV,
and I will
be happy to schedule a Skype meeting with you
me by email or phone.
Gabis345@walla.com | +972-544-241165
register please email: Keren Ghitis