Psychotherapist Bárbara Godoy has lead therapeutic groups around the world since 1997. The question about the meaning of being woman was the focus of her post-graduate research completed in 2005. Women’s Groups: “Four Seasons” and “Nine Muses” are the synthesis of the last 13 years of practice and ongoing research.
Women’s Group is an exploration of our assumptions about the meaning of being women through awareness intensive practices such as: story telling, communication skills, family constellation, dynamic meditation, deep relaxation, bio-energetics, psychodrama, authentic movement, catharsis (emotional release), touch, feedback and sharing.
Reconnect to your body
Create healthier relationships
Learn how to be more honest with yourself
Process difficult emotions in a safe environment
Be kind to yourself and others
For-give pass behaviours and let go of negatives patterns
Bárbara Godoy, leader therapist
M.A., Adv.Dip.Exi.Psy, UKCP, MBACP and SEA
Director of Therapy Harley Street
Existential Psychotherapist accredited by the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy, UKCP accredited Supervisor, professional member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and former committee member (and current professional member) of the Society for Existential Analysis.
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A journey through women’s cycles inspired by Goddesses from around the world
Tuesdays 7pm to 9pm
Finding nourishment, support, trust, relaxation and the vitality to create ourselves anew.
Saturdays 11.30am to 5.30pm
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Women’s Group Facilitator Certified Course
Applying your own professional and personal insight to women’s self-enquiry.
One Year Course
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Nine Muses Team
Lydia Baksh, movement meditation
Lydia is a movement therapist who specializes in healing through physical expression and the cultivation of the meditative mind, in order to bring about a deepened sense of self and an acceptance of all many parts of our self. She is also a teacher of Kundalini Yoga/Meditation, and teaches Movement Studies, Movement Psychology, and Mask Studies at The Drama Centre London.
“I believe that exploration through movement can be a very powerful tool for transformation and growth”.
Corina Piatti, performing artist
Corina is a performing artist, singer, songwriter and guitarist from Argentina with base in London. Her last EP entitled Calma reflects her ability for composing music to fill the ambience with joy and tranquility. Although being specialized in Argentinian Tango, her repertoire adjusts to every occasion by playing both covers and original music at the same time she is encouraging others to develop their singing and musical skills.
Find more information on her website: www.corinapiatti.com
Caroline Liljeström von Zweigbergk, movement artist & therapist.
Caroline Liljeström von Zweigbergk is a movement artist and a therapist. Through a dance form called Eurythmy she will take you on a journey of how a deepened listening to the heart and the life stream that continually runs through our body can refine our awareness of timing and flow through movement. In Eurythmy we use the body as an extended organ of perception. With poetry and music we express what lives in the soul via movement.
Ella Mesma, Wellness Teacher
Ella is a wellness teacher, dancer and artist. She trained at the London School of Contemporary Dance .
She runs a national wellness company called Business Yoga, as well as Ella Mesma Company, who create transformational and healing dance theatre. Although specialised in Breakdance and Afro Latin styles, her repertoire is vast, and some highlights of her performance experience include touring internationally with the Russell Maliphant Company (The Rodin Project), performing for Lea Anderson (Trying it On: The Chomondeleys)and the Olympics Opening Ceremony (2012). She is currently touring her own HOME series workshops which combine movement and meditation and are inspired by the chakras.
Gabriella Ricciardi-Otty, Psychotherapist, Writer, Actress, Striptease Artiste.
Gabriella is a graduate of the MA course in Psychotherapy and Counselling Psychology at Regents College. She is currently developing her MA dissertation – Where Angels Fear to Tread – into a book, inspired by her experience as a student, performer and observer of the art of striptease. Gabriella uses self-disclosure in every aspect of her work to create an opportunity for participants to acknowledge the centrality of their bodily experience in the context of their lives. Through a mixture of warm-ups and exercises inspired by physical acting training, dance, and striptease, she invites participants to approach the relationship with their body and sexuality in a more creative way. Gabriella’s ultimate aim is to create a space that is safe, respectful and judgement-free for each individual to discover, or rediscover, the transformative, life-affirming power of pleasure and Eros in their lives.
Madeleine Botet de Lacaze, astrologer
Madeleine Botet de Lacaze, artist and astrologer. Her performance work is interdisciplinary – working at the intersection of performance, queer theory and astrological insight to address identity, belonging and presence. Madeleine is also the founder of Astrology for Artists . She studied astrology at CASA 11 in Buenos Aires and also at the Faculty of Astrological Studies in London. Integrating her two passions, art and astrology, enabled her to communicate and reflect upon what makes us creative and what makes us feel alive ; how do we connect with our vital expressive pulse? She believes that everyone is an artist and our lives an artistic act. Through Astrology for Artists Madeleine now creates unique creative experiences, workshops, classes and mentoring.
Emma Ko, screenwriter
Emma is a screenwriter for television and film, as well as the co-leader of the Camden and Brent branch of The Women’s Equality Party – a brand new political party formed to put women’s equality and empowerment front and centre of political conversation and policy. Emma started in television as a researcher but her love of drama and storytelling led to moving into script-writing, where she has written for Channel 4’s flagship show ‘Hollyoaks’; children’s series ‘Dani’s House’ and ‘Dani’s Castle’, both for the BBC amongst her credits. Emma is currently writing for a new supernatural series for Channel 5, to be broadcast next year and has recently completed co-producing a short horror film – FIRST – with a new production entity: First Female Films (FFF). Emma set up FFF with two other creative women with the aim of encouraging, supporting, nurturing and producing films and TV made by women, particularly in genre narratives that are currently dominated by male voices. In her political life, Emma has recently run in the 2018 Local Elections for the Queens Park ward in Brent as a candidate for The Women’s Equality Party, and is currently running and supporting a campaign to end violence against women in the sex industry, particularly in the legalised areas of lap-dancing and stripping.
Leticia Prieto, Existential Psychotherapist
Leticia has been through a life long search for meaning and has found her path through exploring and deepening her understanding of her Spiritual Dimension and her connection to her inner-self and the Transcendence. She has trained as a Logotherapist, as an Existential Psychotherapist and as a Spiritual Director in the Christian tradition. She is particularly interested in exploring and enhancing the workings of Love in the human relationship.
Mira Khanya, Movement Medicine Teacher
Mira Khanya is a dancer, therapist and artist. She trained at The School of Movement Medicine and intuitively weaves from the rich tapestry of her experience. Mira creates a safe and sacred space for you to let go into the transformative power of the dance. Through this active and embodied meditation practice she invites participants on a journey of deep internal reflection, personal empowerment, relationship with community and connection to the creative life force within and around us.
Women’s Group Year Course 2019
Three terms of 10 weekly sessions
on Tuesdays 7pm to 9pm
£600 (advance payment)
Women Dynamic Meditation (Optional)
6pm to 7pm
Four Seasons: Women’s group 2019
January 15, 22
February 5, 12 and 26
March 5, 12, 19 and 26
Spring & Summer Term
May 14, 21
June 4, 11, 18 and 25
July 2, 9 and 16
October 1, 8, 15 and 29
November 5, 12, 19 and 26
Nine Muses: Saturday Intensive Workshops
Saturdays 11.30am to 5.30pm
Fee: £180 per workshop
Women's group participants work
The woman and the river
The river dried off, right under my feet. The last brook of water steamed away between my toes. I had managed to retrieve a full bucket with a straw, careful not to let it touch my lips.
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