What can I do to ensure I get the
most out of my sessions?
This suggestion might help:
You can consider whether or not to keep
a journal of your thoughts, hopes, wishes
and dreams, realisations and feelings
throughout the course of the work.
This can be done on tape, in writing and
with drawing and painting as you like.
As Morven understands the situations survivors and
their loved ones share, she tunes into their
perspectives and their frame of reference.
The body moves in and out of different states all the
time, but to criticise or analyse any aspect of a
survivor’s response to their abuse is to re-abuse
them. It is important to fully accept the feelings of
disquiet, hyper-arousal, or ‘paralysis’ and
recognise these as an intelligent and appropriate.
Talk therapy can ‘air’ any related issues of the
past or present, but may only displace and
manage, rather than address the source. How a
survivor carries their abuse is subtle. Through
exploring their strategies like eg. putting on a
false posture, disappearing, running away and
other habitual reactions; piece by piece, the client
recognises their birth right - their innate sense
of safety and aliveness within their own body.
Morven has been trained by Professor Julia
Buckroyd (of Hertfordshire University
Counselling Dept) to help people break out
of the diet - binge cycle. Quite apart from
facilitating these programmes,
Morven can also offer body work, for example
to help people recognise how they connect to
their body, and help develop their own ability to
differentiate between the true sensation
of hunger - and experiencing an emotion.
Morven regularly runs courses in
Understanding Your Eating. Click on the link
Below to see what classes are going on now.
“If you are able
to be yourself,
then you have
All you have to
do is get closer
to that essence