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Pillars of Strength

Developing confidence, assertiveness and healthy boundaries through creative, embodied intuition and movement

Workshop with Ailsa Parsons RDMP CPsychol & Charlene McAuley MA RYT


Join Ailsa Parsons and Charlene McAuley for a therapeutic personal development workshop on 23rd February 2019. Ailsa will combine her wealth of experience as a psychotherapist and chartered psychologist with Charlene's experience in Gestalt Psychotherapy, Authentic Movement, Yoga and Somatics to create this unique and transformative offering.


  • help develop awareness of internal states, goals and intentions 

  • develop ways to address, change or express these creatively and intuitively 

  • experiment with personal narrative

  • explore and map one’s personal story within the body

  • identify personal strengths, difficulties and ability to live fully while holding both

  • support others and be supported in moving forward


What will the workshop involve?

There will be a maximum of 20 attendees.

You'll be guided through a sequence of creative and body-based therapeutic activities, including embodied movement, that are designed to harness your awareness of internal states and goals. From your awareness there'll be techniques to express and experiment with the stories we tell ourselves so that we can develop more clarity, strength and confidence in our daily lives.













There is no obligation to do any activity that you are not comfortable with, instead, all activities can be engaged at a level that feels useful for you. Besides movement and body awareness, we may use different physical props or creative mediums such as drawing, imagery, music and sound. You will be encouraged to use your own embodied intuition (or ‘gut feeling’) as a guide for how to engage with activities, so that you have a sense of safety as well as setting yourself some challenges.

This is an incredible opportunity to engage in transformative work under the guidance of skilled and trained professionals providing an integrative and healing approach to personal development.



When: Saturday 23rd February, 1pm - 5pm

Where: Christ Church, Parrs Wood Road, Didsbury M20 6EE

Investment: £45 early bird (20th Jan)/ £60 thereafter

More info: please contact Ailsa via phone or email: 07850 962690 / or Charlene via phone or email: 07725 854416

In embodied movement, we will work from a place of ‘what is’ by becoming more familiar with ourselves through the felt sense of moving. We are relearning how to inhabit our present bodies with awareness to live our daily lives from a centred, more confident place where we are comfortable within our skin. In the workshop, the embodied movement will involve episodes of learning new movement patterns and moments of moving from our own accord so as to trust our innate ability to learn and adapt as well as our capacity to uncover and simply be.

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