Working with the Body
- 28th Nov '20 11.00 am – 1.00 pm
The relationship between psychological well-being and the bodily manifestation and physical health/illness has been explored. The definition of health and illness have been an interesting area. The mind-body practices whether in psychotherapy or in holistic/integrated medicine have begun to be more known, to help individuals become more aware of their body and ease some of their physical sensations and experiences. The focus on the body while practicing psychotherapy is essential, especially when many clients start understanding their problems but struggle with their sensations. Understanding what happens in/with the body throughout together with the emotional roller coaster that exists whether from internal struggles or external situations such as the covid-19 crisis could be of benefit to assist clients in such a difficult time. In a world where we are losing physical connection with others and shifting most interactions online, how can we work with clients to help assist their physical sensations and experiences.
This is a 2-hour online workshop via zoom. Registrants will be emailed a link to join.
Mai completed her Doctorate Degree in Counselling Psychology from the New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling in London, UK. Her research is titled: Beyond the notion of performance anxiety: A phenomenological exploration of the lived experiences of anxiety for elite Egyptian tennis athletes. This research is about integrating an existential approach within the field of sports psychology and expanding the idea of performance anxiety and the view of anxiety in general.
Mai currently works in private practice in Egypt with a wide range of client issues such as: Anxiety, anger, depression, grief, interpersonal issues, emotional eating, mothering struggles, chronic and life-threatening illnesses and other life issues. Mai does sports counselling, as she helps professional athletes of various ages improve their focus, self-esteem and manage their performance-related anxiety.
She is well trained in psycho-oncology, counselling people with cancer and their families during different stages of the illness both in private and hospital settings. Her role involved psycho-education about the illness, side effects also offering family support, supportive therapy, end of life communication, palliative care for people with terminal illnesses, grief therapy, and relaxation/visualization techniques.