Oslo: Open Workshop

Oslo 2008: Infant behaviors and their relation to adult psychotherapy treatment

The Center for Somatic Studies and the Norsk Gestaltinstitutt in Oslo are working together to provide workshops in Developmental Somatic Psychotherapy, the work of Ruella Frank, Ph.D., for those English speaking clinicians wishing to enhance their therapy practice through an understanding of somatic and developmental processes.

If you’re interested in participating in a future workshop to be held in Oslo, then please sign up to receive the Center’s email notifications by filling out the form in the right hand column.

The workshops in November of 2015 are:

Open Workshop:
Developing Presence

November 19 and 20, 2015


DSP Graduates only:
Supervision Group

November 21, 2015, 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Please email Ruella Frank to reserve your place and for further information.

Workshop Details:

1. Postgraduate Workshop:
Developmental Somatic Psychotherapy

This workshop is closed.

2. Open Workshop:
Developing Presence

“I see you see me. I feel you feel me.”

Presence develops through finding ourselves in our relational world.

In this two-day workshop, we explore the phenomenology of presence as it develops through emerging interactions of baby-parent in the first year of life and client-therapist in the here-and-now of therapy.

Lecture, movement exploration, discussion and therapy demonstration.

9:30 am – 5:00 pm, both days

Fee: 360 EUR / 3000 NOK

Norsk Gestaltinstitutt
Pilestredet 75 C
0354 Oslo
Phone: 22 59 16 50

For further information and to register email
ngi (at) gestalt.no or go to www.gestalt.no

For further details and questions about the workshops: email Norsk Gestaltinstitutt AS or go to www.gestalt.no


Future workshops include:

Video Microanalysis of transactional movement processes within parent and baby psychotherapy:

In the first year of life, babies and their parents co-create a basic movement vocabulary that underlies the developing styles of contacting for both. Such subtle yet powerful movements define the boundaries between one and another and communicate what each partner wants and needs. When gestures within the relational field are poorly formed or misunderstood routinely, interruptions in contacting occur.

In this two-day workshop, we demonstrate how video microanalysis as a tool in baby/parent psychotherapy teaches parents to become more aware of the obvious, but often unnoticed world of nonverbal behaviors. Using video, we also show that working with movement pattern of both parent and child can shift the relational dilemma that brought the family to therapy. It will be evident how video microanalysis brings about rapid changes in the emerging relationship.

All workshops are open to psychologists, social workers, psychiatrists, infant educators, physical therapists, mental health counselors from a variety of backgrounds, as well as movement therapists/educators and those lay people who wish to better understand the relationship between psychological experience and physical expression.

For further information: email us at somaticstudies.com

The workshops in June of 2013 were:

June 8, 2013

Advanced Supervision for Graduates of DSP

June 10 – 12, 2013

Postgraduate Workshop:
Developmental Somatic Psychotherapy

June 13 – 14, 2013

Open Workshop:
Unfolding Kinesthetic and Relational Awareness

The workshops in March of 2011 were:

March 12, 2011

Advanced Supervision for Graduates of DSP

March 14 – 16, 2011

Postgraduate Workshop:
Developmental Somatic Psychotherapy

March 17 – 18, 2011

Open Workshop:
Discovering Embodied History

The workshops in September of 2009 were:

September 3-4, 2009

Introductory Workshop:
Developmental Somatic Psychotherapy

September 6-7, 2009

Follow-Up Workshop:
Developmental Somatic Psychotherapy