Delivered by: Dr David Tune

Offered as six three-day (Fri – Sun) workshops, delivered face-to-face in Nottingham City Centre on the following dates:

Workshop 1Fri 26th, Sat 27th & Sun 28th January 2024
Workshop 2Fri 16th, Sat 17th & Sun 18th February 2024
Workshop 3Fri 8th, Sat 9th & Sun 10th March 2024
Workshop 4Fri 5th, Sat 6th & Sun 7th April 2024
Workshop 5Fri 3rd, Sat 4th & Sun 5th May 2024
Workshop 6Fri 14th, Sat 15th & Sun 16th June 2024

About this training:

This course will look at the theory of Body Psychotherapy, starting with its origins in Psychoanalysis and transition to Humanistic Psychotherapy. The Course will focus on four models of body psychotherapy: Adjustment, trauma discharge, Process and Relational. Students will have an opportunity to practice body psychotherapy skills in small groups, and to apply their learning to their own clinical practice in group discussion, and to their own process. The content will include teaching theory, exercises in small groups to illustrate aspects of theory, application to client work through discussion, and developing a reflective body-orientated approach through process work. Students will be expected to be graduates or final year students, who are practising psychotherapists. The course is designed to be integrated into the student’s existing practice models.

This training is suitable for qualified counsellors and psychotherapists, and students at Level 5 and above of their training, and participants will have the opportunity to practice some of their learning working in groups with each other.

Please note: the workshop is a confidential space and all participants must agree to this boundary. Please bring along a cushion or pillow and wear comfortable clothing.

How is the course delivered?

This experiential training is offered as 6 workshops leading to the SPTI Certificate in Body Psychotherapy. In order to qualify for the SPTI Certificate, participants must:

  • have 100% attendance
  • complete a group presentation and write-up
  • keep a self-reflective journal throughout the training
  • pass a competency profile comprised of self, peer, and tutor assessments

Programme leader:

Dr David Tune

Chiron Association of Body Psychotherapy practitioner PhD. UKCP. C.Psychol. Af.BPS.

David is a Body Psychotherapist, Supervisor, Trainer and author, who has studied and worked in the fields of Body Psychotherapy in Europe and the USA since the late nineteen eighties. David currently lives in York and runs workshops nationally. David is a tutor at the Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute in Nottingham on our MSc Integrative Psychotherapy and BSc (Hons) Counselling & Psychotherapy programmes.


SPTI Members £1,872 and Non-Members £2,059

Please note: A deposit of £300 is required at time of booking. Fees may be paid by four instalments which include an administration fee.

For more information please contact:

Collette Colver, Graduate Officer, SPTI
t: 0115 924 3994      e: