Early Relational Experiences And Touch
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august, 2020

26aug(aug 26)18:0030(aug 30)16:00Early Relational Experiences And Touch Event TagsNijeholtpade,NL

Event Details


Research shows, that touch is at the foundation of our relational experiences, the fundamental mode of the caregiver-infant relationship before the capacity for language develops. Through touch we form an image of our body and its boundaries, a sense of embodiment, that contains all our experiences on a neurophysiological, emotional, behavioural and cognitive level.

This seminar provides an understanding of the importance of an intentional touch in learning self-regulation and working with the implicit memory of the relational matrix of early live. We’ll explore the interplay between bodily experiences, emotional and mental states in order to support developmental progression and integration of our capacity to relate to ourself and others.

Participants will learn specific tools to implement touch in their respective therapeutic practice supporting „bottom-up“ integration while exploring psychological patterns „top-down“.


Topics covered

  • introducing intentional touch/self-touch to address different systems in the body: muscles and connective tissue, organs, brain and central nervous system
  • specific handholds to support the development of healthy boundaries, resilience, coherence and organisation
  • intentional touch to support regulation: containing/giving space, stabilising, balancing and organising 
  • starting to work with the experiences of relational dynamics of preverbal states (implicit relational knowledge)
  • exploring embodied presence, somatic mindfulness and resonance during touch-work
  • neuro-affective regulation – emotions and embodiment
  • what to do, when clients have difficulties accessing their body, or develop symptoms when reconnecting to it


The content and structure of the seminar are suitable for both psycho- and bodytherapists.

The course will be taught in English with no translation.

Date – August 26th-30th 2020, starting August 26th at 18.00 hrs

Place – Centre the Bron, Nijeholtpade

Organiser – AUMM Instituut, Information and booking: info@aumm.nl or 0031-595 423023

Price – € 550,- (accommodation and food € 295,-)

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26 (Wednesday) 18:00 - 30 (Sunday) 16:00


Centrum de Bron

Binnenweg 18, Nijeholtpade 8475 EG, Nederland


Aumm Opleiding PRTWadwerderweg 97 9988 SV Usquert Phone: +31 595 - 423023 info@aumm.nl