IAHIP Workshop 1 – Contemplative Dance as a support to Supervision

Saturday 23rd September 2017 10.00a.m. – 4.30p.m.

IAHIP Office, 40 Northumberland Avenue, Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin

Contemplative Dance practice provides therapists in supervision with a route to understanding how we metabolise our own internal states and those of our clients through the body awareness and action. Its a gentle way to cultivate presence and to explore somatic countertransference.

In this experiential workshop participants will be introduced to the Contemplative Dance Practice (www.barbaradilley.com) translated by Dance Movement Psychotherapist Bernadette Divilly to explore the supervision process within psychotherapy. Contemplative Dance Practice(CDP) mingles the discipline of meditation and improvisation in a simple structure using personal awareness practice, open space and discussion/ reflection time. Participants will practice tracking kinaesthetic delight and cultivating awareness while engaging with the four pillars of mindful movement practices. Deep play in open space practice will be used to move with the supervision process, including the roles, responsibilities and tasks. The intention is to apply the CDP model to support supervision as interactive field. Attention will be directed towards client care as the core activator of the movement process. This workshop is focused on being a support to the supervision processes and not as supervision. Its primary purpose will be to welcome and be with the unknown kindly. This workshop is suitable for experienced supervisors and professionals who are engaging with supervision in a variety of contexts.

Bernadette Divilly is a Choreographer, Dance Movement Therapist & Dancer with an MA in Somatic Psychology & Dance Movement Therapy from Naropa University Boulder CO and Hons BA in Psychology from NUI Galway.


IAHIP Accredited Members and Pre-Accredited Associates €70

Qualified Psychotherapists of other Professional Organisations/Bodies €90