Self – soothing
September 13, 2019 - September 13, 2019
Highams Park, London E4 9PB | £70 including lunch and refreshments
One of the first skills new born babies develop is that of self-soothing. They do this via the experience of being soothed, of being comforted. This brings a distressed baby back to a sense of calm, well-being and safety. For adults whose early life experiences included being left when distressed, or being denied comfort when hurt or afraid, it can be difficult to support the self during times of anxiety whilst working in therapy. Adults who find it difficult to self soothe may find themselves caught in addictions which mask feelings of inner pain and distress. Adults, who seek therapy for a variety of reasons, may benefit from considering their self-soothing abilities as these will undoubtedly be needed when painful material is processed. This day will focus on the processes involved in self-soothing, how participants own self-soothing strategies inform them as practitioners, and how we may empower and encourage self-soothing in our clients.