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Body Talk: A weekend training in Somatic Experiencing & Authentic Relating

Body Talk: A weekend training in Somatic Experiencing & Authentic Relating
Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st March, 2024
11am to 6pm both days
The Salisbury Centre
An immersive weekend training incorporating the therapeutic embodiment practices of Somatic Experiencing and Authentic Relating.

This Easter weekend, you are invited into a safe, nurturing container to explore your embodied, emotional being and the many ways you express yourself in relation to other beings.

Through movement, touch and conversation, we will guide you to artfully encounter your curiosity, vulnerability and boundaries through a journey of deep, meaningful and playful therapeutic practices.

This one-off training will take place at Edinburgh’s inner city sanctuary, the Salisbury Centre, and led by two experts in Somatic Experiencing, Authentic Relating and other embodiment techniques: Laurie King and Emma Snellgrove.

Participants often walk away with a profound sense of well-being, a remarkable connection to their bodies, and an experiential toolkit that they can use right away to make every part of their lives even better.

We look forward to welcoming you into a beautiful container that is sure to inspire you to step further into the kind of life you truly desire.



Laurie King

I’m Laurie (he/him), a queer British-Kiwi who’s current home-base is Amsterdam. My passion is creating spaces that cultivate healthy, thriving human-to-human relationships, helping people take off their masks, feel their sensations and celebrate their aliveness on Earth. Since 2019, I have organised and facilitated hundreds of Authentic Relating, Dating and Embodiment workshops in Oceania and Europe. My training includes The Embody Lab, Authentic Life Course, and Connection Institute. I have facilitated at internationally acclaimed festivals such as Stretch, and organisations such as ART International.

My workshops have sparked thousands of nourishing connections, turning many strangers into life-long friends. I look forward to holding space for you!

Here’s what some previous participants have said:

“This was a game changer for me. I’m blown away on a daily basis as to how easy communicating and relating has been since doing Laurie’s incredible workshop” – Andy

“I live with complex PTSD and anxiety so in the past I have really struggled to open up to people and build meaningful connections. Discovering these workshops has been a life changer and both my therapist and I are thrilled with how my confidence has blossomed in recent months. Laurie’s time and generosity really means the world to me” – Sarah

“I love Laurie’s energy, wisdom, execution and light touch. I felt super safe to open up and connect while he was holding the space” – Tess

For more info, check out itoiauthenticrelating.com.

Emma Snellgrove

Hello, my name is Emma. I have worked in the Arts as a performer/director and actress for over 15 years. My holistic practices focus on Bodysex, Somatic Experiencing, Authentic Relating and Contact Improvisation.

As an artist I believe that we need to fully express our creativity.

The work I do is about revealing the vulnerability we all hold. Our experiences and what we create can have a very special magic, in that, we can transcend ideologies, bridge differences and establish human connectivity.

As a therapist, Bodysex Leader & Guide, I use my methods of communication in organisations, groups and with individuals locally and internationally.

My mission is for the individual and the group is to become more inspired to work from the heart and harmonise their individuality through unapologetically treasuring their lives in presence with one another.


HOW MUCH will I invest?£195 – Earlybird ticket (available until 1st March)

£240 – Regular ticket

There are only 12 spaces available. Book early to secure your place!

If finances are a barrier but you’d really like to attend, please pop us a message and we can figure something out 🙂