Fri 06 Mar, 2020


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Breath Body Mind Integration – Advanced Level

This course is for those who have a grounding in mindfulness/yoga, other body-mind approaches and compassion-focused psychologies and practices     We will be looking in more detail at emerging evidence from the fields of neuroscience, polyvagal theory and compassion-focused psychology and the relevance of this evidence to our work in supportive and palliative care.   We will discuss “total pain”, breathlessness and the bi-directional effect of emotions on symptoms & why it is clinically important to understand and work with the interdependence of body-mind and spirit

Location: Sobell Study Centre

Educational Credits:



Kate Binnie is an HCPC registered music therapist Mindfulness teacher and yoga therapist. She combines these approaches (a Western, creative psychodynamic training - with yoga and Buddhist philosophy and techniques) in her clinical practice within supportive and palliative care settings. Kate has an MSc in palliative care at the Cicely Saunders Institute (King’s College London) for which she was awarded the Samuel Sebba scholarship, and she now teaches on the MSc course (advanced psycho-spiritual care). Kate also holds a Senior Research Associate post at University of Bristol in the department of academic primary care, and is working on the Wellcome Trust funded Life of Breath project researching aspects of breathing and breathlessness.

Course Programme

09.30 Registration opens: tea and coffee available
• Breath-Body-Mind Integration – relevance to supportive & palliative care
• Philosophical traditions: The Logic of Respiration Contemporary compassion–focused psychology
• following other courses…. barriers & facilitators for personal and professional life
• Practice & practical tools: psycho-social spiritual suffering & trauma
11.15 Coffee
• Evidence, theory and practice for “hard to reach” symptoms
• Integrating BBMI into practice
• Practice & practical tools for working with physical symptoms
13.00 Lunch (time fixed)
• Guided meditation – what does it mean, “to relax?”
• BBMI and the relationship with sustainable compassionate care. Tools and tips
15.00 Tea
• Sharing ideas – small group discussion
• Closing practice
16.00 Evaluations and close
16.30 End of day

Course Aims

This course will
• Offer a chance for those interested in body-mind approaches to learn more about the philosophical underpinnings, theory of effect and evidence supporting them
• Offer a supportive space for HCPs of all types to discuss, share ideas and experiences of using BBMI techniques in clinical practice
• Underline the importance of personally embodying a body-mind approach – we will be doing plenty of experiential practice which will provide take-home tools for self-regulation and self-compassion as well as supporting confidence in working with psycho-spiritual suffering with patients and families
• We will continue to build a growing network of professionals across disciplines who are interested in developing best practice around “integrative” medicine, complementary and creative therapies and their place in supportive and palliative care settings

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previous course participants have said

“I feel I am also more likely to give compassionate care”

“Introduction into different models of thinking, how is it adopted into different settings

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