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Personal development workshops

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Vibrant and energising, relaxing and nurturing, pleasurable and playful, meditative and healing - Pulsing is a delight to give and a joy to receive.

Pulsing is a transformational bodywork, a rhythmic body therapy that is possibly one of the very best forms of bodywork, and certainly one of the most enjoyable. This Reichian bodywork helps you connect to your embodied self, release physical tension and emotional stress, let go of old patterns and discover your authentic self.

Pulsing uses a continuous rocking of the whole body to encourage the receiver to release both the superficial holding of everyday muscular tension and the chronic holding of body armour. The wave-like rhythm brings a sense of ease and flow, encouraging the receiver to accept support and nurturing, to surrender to the motion and release their habitual control of the body's natural impulses.

Within this matrix of continuous rocking, the limbs are stretched, lifted, shaken, rotated and swung to encourage the whole body to open up. Different rhythms may be explored, from the slow and meditative to the dynamic and exciting. This allows you to experience unfamiliar states or engage with ones you habitually block, while being safely held. It grants you permission to connect with feelings and sensations, to release physical tension and emotional stress and attune to your natural energy and power.

Pulsing rhythmic bodywork

These weekend workshops are a great way of immersing yourself into an experience of this delightful bodywork. They are suitable for anyone who is:

  • Stressed and wants to relax
  • Tired and needs to be energised
  • Seeking an undemanding sensuous experience
  • Out of touch with their body
  • Wanting to explore embodiment
  • Interested in Reichian therapy

The training is primarily hands-on learning. Short demonstration sessions are followed by supervised practice in pairs, during which you will receive one-to-one coaching on technique and good practice. The groups are small and friendly, with no more than 10 participants. Jenny Firkins of ZenBodywork is assistant facilitator. (The photo above shows Jenny at work during a training day.)

If you are already qualified, you are eligible to attend Pulsing advanced trainings.

Workshop dates

Workshops take place over a weekend, from 10am to 6pm on both Saturday and Sunday.



Workshop location

Yuan Centre, Colwood Gardens, Colliers Wood, London SW19 2DT
Please do not address Pulsing correspondence to this address.


A single weekend costs £125. Anyone who has already completed the Pulsing practitioner training and wishes to attend for a refresher is entitled to a reduced price of £85.


All courses must be pre-booked and paid for in advance. There is no admission on the day without prior registration. first, decide which date(s) you wish to book, then complete the online booking form. Once I have confirmed your place, make your payment. Your place is not guaranteed until full payment has been received.
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Professional qualification

You must satisfactorily complete any 4 weekend modules within the space of 2 years. See the prospectus for full details.


The persistent rocking of Pulsing can have a hypnotic effect, which easily results in an altered state. It is perhaps then not suitable for anyone who experiences flashbacks as a result of trauma or PTSD or is suffering from any kind of dissociative disorder or for whom an altered state might be problematic.


The Pulsing prospectus contains full details of the training. To avoid any misunderstandings, please read it before booking.
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Pulsing Rhythmic Bodywork

About this training

Pulsing was created in the late 1970s by Curtis Turchin, a bodywork practitioner from the USA. In 1978 he gave a demonstration of Pulsing at the Open Centre in London, and returned the following year to run a formal training. Two of the participants - Silke Ziehl and Guy Gladstone - developed this practice and began to offer their own trainings; as far as I am aware, they were the only people worldwide who did this. I undertook my basic Pulsing training with Guy Gladstone, and later a Master training with Silke Ziehl. For many years I assisted Guy Gladstone on his trainings, and when he decided to cut back on his workload prior to retiring he placed the programme in my hands.

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You can get much more information on Pulsing, including the history of Pulsing, articles by top practitioners and a UK & Ireland directory of therapists, on the Pulsing Association website.

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