John Bowlby


Attachment though the body

Saturday, 4th November 2017

Workshop: 10:00-13:00

Speaker: John Andrew Miller 

The client entering a consulting room brings a history of attachment difficulties and also a body presentation reflecting those difficulties.  Looking carefully at a client’s body and helping a client explore posture, gestures, facial expression and breathing patterns can add new levels of insight and vibrancy in therapeutic work.

In this workshop, I will explore the idea that attachment is through the body.  In the first half of the morning, through presentation, exercises and discussion, we will see how concepts and techniques from body psychotherapies can be used in attachment-based psychotherapy.  I will share a case study of a client who, as he became more at home with his own body was able to overcome difficulties in relating to another’s body.

In the second part, I will help apply these ideas by offering live supervision to those attending this workshop who are willing to bring and share client material.  We will also have ample time for questions and answers.

John Andrew Miller trained in Bioenergetics, a body-oriented psychotherapy, adding to his extensive knowledge of more verbal psychodynamic and integrative psychotherapies.  He learned about Attachment Theory through extensive on-going supervision and continued professional development.  He is an on-going member of the IAN monthly peer consultation group sessions and for many years served on the IAN Executive Committee.           

John now maintains a small private practice in London, working individually with adults and providing therapists with cross-modality supervision.

Additionally, in 1976 John created and directed the first Masters of Arts in Psychotherapy in this country.  He has taught on several counselling courses and served as academic consultant, external moderator, or examiner to several training programmes. 

John is registered with both the psychodynamic and integrative colleges of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy. He is a member of the International Institute of Bioenergetics, the Association for Group and Individual Psychotherapy, and of course the International Attachment Network.


Venue: I Fairbridge Road, London N19 3 EW

IAN and AGIP/AppT members £15; Non-members £25

Registration will be necessary as places are limited.

For further information and to book contact Monika at or call 07940 060700


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