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A Phenomenological Reflection Upon the Benefits of Kum Nye Movement within an Embodied Approach to Existential Psychotherapy – JASON UPTON – 25th of June @ 10 am – 12 pm

June 25, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

£15.00 – £20.00

A Phenomenological Reflection Upon the Benefits of Kum Nye Movement within an Embodied Approach to Existential Psychotherapy

Jason Upton is a UKCP registered existential psychotherapist and dance movement therapist with many years’ experience in the fields of trauma, sexual abuse and sexual offending. He currently lectures at Regent’s University and sees clients in private practice. Jason has practised Kum Nye and other Tibetan movement practices for over 17 years. He is also doing a PhD at SOAS which takes a phenomenological perspective on early Tibetan Buddhist practices which involve the body and sense perception.


I will look at the therapeutic effects of a Tibetan movement practice called Kum Nye. Having experienced the tremendous benefits of Kum Nye during my own recovery from trauma, I have begun to explore the integration of Kum Nye movement with my client work. During the seminar, I will give an introduction to Kum Nye and shows videos of some of the movements. I will offer my reflection upon how clinical issues such as trauma and depression may affect one’s embodied way of being-in-the-world through an application of Merleau-Ponty’s concept of the body schema. Drawing upon personal experience and clinical material, I propose that Kum Nye movement can help overcome sedimented habits in the body schema and allow for a return to an expressive sense of meaning-making in and through the body. I will discuss my experience of how such an embodied approach can be integrated into therapy sessions with clients.

The seminar will include an opportunity to experience a few Kum Nye movements, so I would encourage participants to find an appropriate space where they can stand and move their arms freely. The movements will be simple and combined with slow and fast breathing. Most people should be able to perform them at a level comfortable for their ability.

This event will take place on Zoom. A link will be sent prior to the date.

A 2-hours Certificate of Attendance will be emailed to participants


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June 25, 2020
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
£15.00 – £20.00
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