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Creating Space for YOU! Saying ‘No’ to Burn out & exhaustion!

October 9, 2021 @ 10:00 am - October 10, 2021 @ 5:00 pm

“If you do not make time for your wellness, you will be forced to make time for your illness”
“If you do not make time for your wellness, you will be forced to make time for your illness”

Do you spend a vast majority of your time holding space for others?

Are you a Therapist, Counsellor, Manager, Practitioner or Leader?

Have you noticed it is a challenge to secure focused time for your own physical, emotional, mental health and wellbeing?

Are you getting close to feeling ‘maxed out’ or completely ‘exhausted’ or already feel that way?

Then join us for our Tamalpa UK “Creating Space for YOU” weekend. In this two day ‘In Person’ workshop on the Kent coast, our main theme and intention is to support a gentle unwinding and spacious recharging. Participants will have the opportunity to slow down and reconnect with the pulse of their own heart beat and the rhythm of their own breath in a safe and trusted environment.

When was the last time you put your self and sense of harmony in your life first?

Are you curious how a somatic and creative movement practice could support not only you?, but also those that you work with?

Entering through the door way of the physical sense of awareness, participants will be guided to explore their own body’s wisdom through mindful, somatic and creative movement, mark making and expressive drawing, weaved together with insightful life art questions and poetic dialogues.

Empowering participants to tap into their innate body wisdom to recover their own zest and energy for life once more, or prevent reaching a place of burn out.

The weekend would suit anyone interested in discovering further how an embodied life art practice can support physical, emotional and mental health and wellbeing.

No previous dance or art experience needed.

Who should attend?

  • Therapists, Counsellors, Managers, Leaders
  • Social prescribing link officers
  • Arts and Health practitioners
  • Health professionals
  • Professionals needing CPD hours


Located on the beautiful Kent coast, a minute from the Sandgate esplanade and 5mins drive from Folkestone and its vibrant creativity community. With easy access from the M20 and high speed rail link to London.

Home to the UK’s largest urban contemporary art exhibition https://www.creativefolkestone.org.uk/folkestoneartworks/

Venue: Chichester Memorial Hall, Sandgate, Kent (Nr Folkestone) (55mins from London St Pancras via the High Speed Southeastern train.

Cost: £200 concession rate £165 (booking via applicable if paid via Eventbrite)

Date: 9th & 10th October 2021

Time: Saturday, 10am – 17.00pm (GMT)

Sunday, 10am – 16.30pm (GMT)

This workshop will aim to offer participants the opportunity to;

  • Raise body awareness.
  • Support & develop an embodied practice & integration of a body focused approach.
  • Introduce the Movement Based Expressive arts approach of Tamalpa, developing & experiencing some of the models & modalities.
  • Encourage & support a shift from the analytic mind of interpretation, to creative listening, exploration, art & movement.
  • Introduce movement & art as a container for the therapeutic encounter.
  • Develop the Tamalpa Life/Art Process® as a resource & support, both personally & professionally.
  • Expand self-care, deepen presence & grounded awareness.


How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please email info@tamalpa-uk.org or call 01303 488 538

About the facilitators

Helen-Jane Ridgeway, UKCP

Helen-Jane Ridgeway is a UKCP registered Integrative Psychotherapist & Supervisor, a Certified Sensorimotor Psychotherapist (specialising in working with trauma), Organisational Coach, a body worker, movement innovator and choreographer and Breath~Body~Mind Trainer.

She is a Tamalpa Movement-based Expressive Arts Therapist & Clinical and Ethics Director of Tamalpa UK.

Helen-Jane’s previous professional career in dance, performing arts, choreography and dance education, (teaching in the UK and Europe) has afforded her a special interest and unique understanding of the mind/body relationship.
Throughout the UK, Europe and USA she offers embodied movement workshops and trainings, Tamalpa Life/Art Process workshops and Breath~Body~Mind trainings.

Lian Wilson, RSMT/RSME

Lian Wilson is the Creative Director of Tamalpa UK. She is a Registered Somatic Movement Therapist RSMT and Registered Somatic Movement Educator RSME with ISMETA (International Somatic Movement Education and Therapy Association) A Tamalpa Practitioner and Dancer.

Her primary interest and passion is in the development of health and wellbeing in individuals and diverse communities through the participation and education of the benefits of dance and somatic movement based expressive arts, notably through the Tamalpa Life Art Process ®.

She was an Assistant Researcher at the Sidney De Haan Research Centre for Arts and Health, Canterbury Christ Church University, supporting research into the benefits of Dance and Dementia and Dance for Falls Prevention.

In her personal & professional life Lian draws upon her love of movement, creativity, nature and ongoing daily practice of living and sustaining a healthy life.


October 9, 2021 @ 10:00 am
October 10, 2021 @ 5:00 pm


Chicester Memorial Hall
70 Sandgate High Street, Sandgate, Sandgate
Folkestone, Kent CT20 3AR United Kingdom