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Fran Lavendel, MA, RDMP, RSMT, UKCP

Professional Background

I have over thirty years experience as a somatic and movement psychotherapist, previously working with children and adults in special needs schools, psychiatric hospitals and in the community. I am a registered member of the Association for Dance Movement Psychotherapy (ADMP UK), a registered private practitioner and clinical supervisor with ADMP and a registered somatic movement therapist with the International Somatic Movement Education & Therapy Association (ISMETA). I am also registered with UKCP.

My training in Body-Mind Centering® in the early days of my career led to the incorporation of developmental movement principles into my practice and the beginning of an enduring commitment to the study of experiential body process as a gateway to understanding human experience.

The introduction to The Discipline of Authentic Movement twenty-five years ago and continuing study with my teacher Janet Adler have profoundly influenced my work and my life in every way, inviting conscious presence in every moment.
I now work in private practice as a somatic and movement psychotherapist and as a teacher of the Discipline of Authentic Movement. I am also a faculty member of the Circles of Four preparation programme for people who are interested in teaching the Discipline of Authentic Movement.




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