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Healing trauma with guided drawing: a bilateral approach to sensorimotor body mapping - BOOKING CLOSED

Guided Drawing is a body-focused drawing technique providing an archetypal structure that applies the philosophy of Jungian Depth Psychology to universal, formal elements such as a line or a circle or a square. Adults draw with closed eyes and both hands, using chalk crayons or finger paints on large sheets of paper. Drawing rhythmically with both hands does not use imagery, but the direct expression of one's Felt Sense.

Tuesday 24th & Wednesday 25th May 2022

10:00am - 13:00pm each day


Delivered via Zoom, information for the day & invite to join will be sent once booking has closed

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**Open to Qualified and Trainee Art Therapists from the UK and Internationally**

The process of exploring the history of experienced tensions, postures and attitudes leads to an unfolding of one's personal and trans-personal life story. A dialogue emerges between perception and expression, which creates increasing awareness of an inner guidance that knows the path towards transformation and healing.


Sensorimotor Art Therapy

In recent years “sensorimotor” has emerged as a term to describe body focused psychotherapies that use a bottom-up approach. Instead of a cognitive top-down strategy, sensorimotor art therapy encourages the awareness of innate motor impulses in the muscles and viscera, also as heart-rate and breath. The expression of these motor impulses followed by their perception through the senses, allows the development of new neurological pathways that can repair traumatic memories; such an approach is capable of restoring wholeness and



Completion of this course will enable participants to:

• Understand the body-focus of archetypal shapes, when these are drawn in rhythmic repetition


• Apply trauma-informed principles such as Pendulation and Titration


• Facilitate nervous-system regulation through therapeutic interventions with particular shapes



Cornelia Elbrecht BA. MA. (Art Ed), AThR, SEP, has more than 40 years of experience as an art therapist. She is also a Somatic Experiencing trauma therapist (SEP). She has studied at the School for Initiatic Art Therapy in Germany, also Jungian and Gestalt therapy, Bioenergetics and bodywork. She is founder and director of the Institute for Sensorimotor Art Therapy, School for Initiatic Art Therapy. Cornelia is a registered professional member of ANZACATA, the Australian, New Zealand and Asia Art Therapy Association and IEATA, the International Expressive Arts Therapies Association. She is an accredited art therapy supervisor. 2019 Elbrecht, Cornelia; Healing Trauma with Guided Drawing; a sensorimotor approach to bilateral body mapping.

Additional Information:

Please Note:

Booking closes 1-week prior to start date. Information and link to join the day will be sent once booking has closed.


Trainee BAAT Member: £110.00


x3 Reduced Rate for Trainees or Unemployed Members: £85.00


Please Note: We can not reserve reduced rate places.


Full Unemployed or Retired Member: £110.00


Full Underemployed Member: £120.00


Full Member (Self Funded): £130.00


Associate Member: £130.00


Employer Funded BAAT Members: £200.00

Non-BAAT Member (Self or Employer Funded): £220.00


Please create a Free Booking Account if you don't have one or are not a member, here:


Employer Funded places for members or non-members, please download a course booking form here: Invoice Request Form - Course Booking Form.docx

Completed Booking Forms (with purchase order number and BAAT booking account number), please email to:


Please Note: We do not accept employer funded bookings without an employer purchase order.

Convenors: Cornelia Elbrecht

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