2 spaces on upcoming Authentic Movement workshop

Authentic Movement workshop

(for those with AM or other psychotherapeutic/somatic experience)

Sat 5th March 2016


40 Clarence Mews

Hackney, London E5 8HL

Workshop runs from 10.30am until 4.30pm

This workshop will introduce you to the Discipline of Authentic Movement. This ritual practice is based on the work of Janet Adler and is a practice of developing embodied consciousness in a moving practice. It offers you an opportunity to explore and deepen your knowledge and experience of this practice which might also be described as active imagination in movement. We will work at depth with a practice of being present to all that we are in movement and stillness as a ritual practice and begin to explore the practice of developing our inner witness as both a mover and a witness. We are cultivating compassionate presence as we allow experience to unfold in our moment to moment moving.

This workshop is suitable for those with experience of the practice of Authentic Movement or related somatic practices as well as those with psychotherapeutic experience. The workshop may be of interest to those in the fields of psychotherapy, movement and other creative arts, spiritual and mystical practices. You may attend one or all. Application is by short biographical letter of introduction (please outline your journey or experience and interest in AM along with any psychotherapy experience; this will be followed by an informal interview.

We will work at depth with moving and witnessing practice and, although these are not psychotherapeutic groups, the nature of the work requires an openness to the symbolic and to unconscious processes. As a Jungian Analyst and Focusing Trainer, Jane has the skills to contain and ensure the group’s safety when working at such depth.

The cost is £80 per workshop.

A biographical letter which outlines your experience and interest in Authentic Movement and related unconscious processes should be sent to: jb@janebacon.net

A short telephone/skype interview will be arranged following submission of your letter of interest


Jane Bacon is a Jungian Analyst (UKCP, IAAP registered), Focusing Trainer and on the faculty of Janet Adler’s Circles of Four (a preparation programme for those interested in teaching the Discipline of Authentic Movement www.disciplineofauthenticmovement.com). She is also Professor in Dance and Somatics at the University of Chichester

Clarence Mews is a wonderful, welcoming artists studio space located is a 5-8 minute walk from either Hackney Central or Hackney Down underground station. Please email jb@janebacon.net for additional travel information.