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Breath~Body~Mind – Practices to Enhance Adler’s Holistic Approach to Wellbeing

14th March 2017 · 7:30pm - 9:00pm

In person | Virtual event

 Breath~Body~Mind – Practices to Enhance Adler’s Holistic Approach to Wellbeing

This presentation will interlink the holistic nature of the Adlerian approach with practical ways to engage breath and movement practice to enhance counselling. It will illustrate how the somatic effects experienced by an individual who is dealing with the distressful outcomes of trauma or feels overwhelmed by the stress of everyday life, can be overcome. During the theoretical aspect of the presentation neuroscience evidence will be reviewed to demonstrate how somatic hyper-arousal can be overcome and calm sustained through the routine engagement of breath and movement practices that sooth the autonomic nervous system. Participants will be invited to experience breath and movement practices. Margaret will illustrate how self-soothing combined with visualisation and sound creates a guided meditative focus, promoting heart-rate variability and enhanced poly-vagal activity, known to promote resilience. Clients who adopt these activities can learn to overcome life issues such as anxiety and depression, fibromyalgia, ADHD, leading to, for example, enhanced concentration and more balanced emotions. These non-medicating approaches can also be used to support the reorientation of deeply held negative activating beliefs and the development of a growth orientated mind-set which promotes resilience.

Quote from Daniel Siegal: The book “The Healing Power of the Breath”, the approaches upon which this lecture is based, “…provides the essential skills we need to bring health into our lives.” Adlerians believe all humanity possesses the capacity to choose to take the life-changing steps neccessary.

Margaret Wadsley B. Ed. M.Phil. M. A. (Integrative Psychotherapy) UKCP registered, Certificate of Study of Adlerian Psychology (NASAP), Diploma in Supervision (Integrative). Member of ASIIP (since 1984), NASAP and ASA (Adlerian Society of Arizona), DRT (Dru Registered Yoga teacher)

A member of ASIIP since 1984, Margaret came from a background in additional support needs. In 2006 became a UKCP Registered Integrative Therapist and has developed a successful private practice in Falkirk and Glasgow, seeing children, families and adults. As a clinical supervisor, Margaret supports counsellors and therapists who work in schools and private practice. She integrates her more recent training with Adlerian theory and concepts to inform her assessment and therapeutic interventions. She has experienced among her clients: children, young people, parents, families, individual adults, university students and asylum seekers. She has lectured in Early Childhood Studies, led workshops for therapists and educators, both nationally and internationally, in the USA, Canada and Russia, most recently at Northern Arizona University. As an accredited trainer, registered with Education Scotland, Margaret does training and consultancy work encompassing therapeutic, educational and managerial worlds. She has published in national journals and an international journal and is now a member of the Adlerian Society Research Group. She is also actively involved in integrating holistic approaches to promoting the mental health and wellbeing of children, families and adults by developing ways to build on Adler’s concept of “organ Jargon”.

Admission £7 (concessions £4) All welcome. No need to book. CPD certificates are available. Lecture enquiries:

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