UK Network

Division of Clinical Psychology


My experience of working with the body of clients who are D.I.D.

Presenter: – Celia Harrisson

(Suitable for all)
The diagnosis of D.I.D equals immense suffering. For some their level of grief, pain and terror is off the scale in terms of human suffering. How does one begin to include the body in our therapeutic work when for our clients their body often feels like a war zone or a place of extreme shame and loathing or for whom their body is highly defended from feeling anything at all? Trauma is stored visually and viscerally and the body can’t be left out of the overall journey to recovery/ healing.

“In the depths of winter I finally learnt that within me lay an invincible summer” (Camus 1968). This is my hope for all with whom I travel.

The workshop will include:

  • Enabling our clients to experience some positive experience in their body.
  • Somatic Resources.
  • Somatic Boundaries and how our bodies hold the wisdom.
  • Use of visualisations.
  • Working with “Parts” communicating through pain in the body.
  • Working somatically with “fight”, “flight” “submit” “Freeze”. Singing

Celia HarrissonCelia Harrisson is a BACP Senior Accredited Psychotherapist & Supervisor and Advanced Certified Sensorimotor Psychotherapist. And  is on the committee for RAINS.