Marcus Gottlieb has been a commercial solicitor, a volunteer at a domestic violence charity, a worker at Victim Support. Separately from his work as a psychotherapist, he was trained as an Alexander Technique Teacher by Misha Magidov and Anthony Kingsley, who were among the original cohort that learned under F.M. Alexander’s pupil Patrick Macdonald. He studied Pesso-Boyden under the system’s founder Albert Pesso and Dr Lowijs van Perquin as part of the third group of students in the U.K. He trains in Somatic Experiencing under Dr Gerhard Zimmermann of Mainz.
- IMPACT OF STRESS
- Chronic stress leads to migraines, IBS, high blood pressure, depression, anxiety, pain symptoms - a wide range of physical or emotional dysfunction. The underlying cause is overwhelm.
- REACTION PATTERNS
- Fight-flight-freeze-submit have anatomical, emotional and mental elements. For example, when ‘freeze’ is triggered, we go rigid, may feel numb or wary, want to hide, experience panic attacks.
- NEW PATTERNS
- New patterns are formed and reinforced using compassionate mindfulness - curiosity about our bodily sensations and impulses via Alexander Technique, Pesso-Boyden and Somatic Experiencing.
- GROUP & WORKSHOPS
- Groups allow a bond of trust to build so that you can extend your range of social behaviour. Workshops help you engage with issues more deeply, quickly. Pesso-Boyden is a particularly powerful approach.