Yorkshire Supervisors' Forum

20th February 2021 Supervising Somatic Therapy Online – benefits, challenges, and reflection. An on-line workshop.

Supervising Somatic Therapy Online – benefits, challenges, and reflections
This event, facilitated by Justyna Muller, will allow space to discuss and reflect on how we use somatic awareness while working on screens or by phone and when the visibility of client’s or supervisee’s body is limited to within the screen or is invisible. Is the somatic resonance still happening? And if so, can we work with this?

We all use somatic / body communication in therapy and supervision either consciously, through observing the client’s or supervisee’s changes in body or facial expressions or unconsciously through “empathic mirroring”.

Somatic therapy integrates the awareness of body processes during therapy and supervision offering techniques that support clients and their therapists, to safely integrate and manage high levels of distress. We can use this awareness whilst in therapy and supervision when “words fail” and there is no language or emotion to express past or present events, as in frozen or dissociative states.

In this meeting, Justyna will present different ideas about working with the body in therapy, from an archetypal and relational perspective, through to more modern perspectives on working with trauma by integrating body, emotions, mind, and imagination. She will present basic ideas from neuroscience, especially the importance of understanding the function of the autonomic nervous system in therapy. Justyna will offer practical and down to earth ways of brining therapists and clients back to the“ window of tolerance” whilst working online or by phone with traumatic or challenging life events.

During this event, you will be offered an option to participate in creative activities online and to reflect and discuss different aspects of somatic work in small groups.

All participants will be invited to have a cushion, papers, and crayons at hand.

Justyna Muller is a BACP accredited counsellor and psychotherapist with interest in Jungian Psychology and Somatic Trauma Therapy. Her interest in providing online somatic trauma therapy started from a discussion with Babette Rothschild many years ago, while Justyna worked for ChildLine. Since then, she supervised and trained therapists to offer safe and creative therapy online for clients who present with complex and/or relational trauma.

10.00 am – 1pm followed by lunch - this event will be on line via Zoom.

26th June 2021 There's a hole in my bucket!' Exploring wider themes around loss. (Please wait for the venue to be confirmed)

In the unprecedented events of the last few months, we have all felt the presence of loss in one form or another, both personally and professionally as therapists and supervisors. We will explore wider themes around loss, the effects of loss on us and how we might support ourselves and our supervisees when we experience it.

Ian Wallace is a highly experienced counsellor, supervisor and trainer. Considered one of the best in his field, he offers fresh insights in this topic.

Amelie Lavan is a therapist who started her counselling career as a Cruse Bereavement counsellor and supervisor. She brings knowledge and experience from many hours of bereavement counselling to this workshop

2nd October 2021 Creative Supervision

Creative Supervision, presented by Alison Brear, uses a variety of arts based or action methods and techniques to explore client material, therapeutic relationships and interventions from a different perspective. It can be a powerful way of connecting with client material, understanding the relationship dynamics at play within the therapeutic work, the system or organisation and reinvigorating therapeutic practice.

This workshop introduces the concept of working with a combination of two supervision models; Creative Supervision (Anna Chesner, Mooli Lahad ) and the 7 eyed model (Hawkins and Shohet).

It will briefly explore how the 7 eyed model can be used as a map and framework to contain and support creative techniques within supervision using a blend of theory and experiential practical work in pairs or small groups.

This workshop will be of interest to anyone who supervises counsellors, psychotherapists and arts therapists.

Alison is a dramatherapist, psychotherapist and supervisor with many years of experience in providing supervision and offering individual and group therapy to a wide range of adults and young people. She has worked within the NHS, private practice and the voluntary sector. Alison lives in Harrogate, is a long standing member of the Yorkshire Supervisors' Forum and has a passion for bringing creativity into the counselling room, supervision space and life in general.


£20.00 for Yorkshire Supervisors' Forum members.

£35.00 for non-members.

Lunch is included at all events held face-to-face.

Please note that by filling in the booking form, you accept our terms and conditions. You can cancel your booking and receive a FULL refund any time up to 30 days before the event. After that, NO refund is possible and the full fee will be retained. This is because we have already committed to booking the accommodation and food for the event and are unable ourselves to change our financial obligations. Thank you.

Yorkshire Supervisors’ Forum Half Day Workshop

Supervising during a pandemic: what we are learning. Presented and facilitated by Amy Mills
Delivered online via Zoom
10am-1pm 26th September 2020

The fee for this Workshop is: £20 for members and £35 for non-members. You can make a booking by completing the online form below.


Once you have submitted your booking you should receive a confirmation email from us. Please keep hold of this email as a reference for any future queries. Payment of £20 for members or £35 for non-members should now be made via PayPal, Internet Banking or by Cheque.

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