Marian Dunlea is a Jungian analyst and somatics practitioner, an international speaker, and an author. She has been leading workshops for over 30 years integrating body, mind and soul.

 

She is head of Training for the BodySoul Europe organisation, which is sister to the Marion Woodman Foundation.

 

She is creator of BodyDreaming® an approach which incorporates developments in neuroscience, trauma therapy, and attachment theory with Jungian psychology, and the phenomenological standpoint of interconnectedness.

 

She lives in Ireland close to the sea.

 

Marian with her NAAP 2019 Gravida award
Marion with the NAAP 2019 Gravida Award
Marian’s book BodyDreaming in the Treatment of Developmental Trauma: An Embodied Therapeutic Approach provides a theoretical and practical guide for working with early developmental trauma. This interdisciplinary approach explores the interconnection of body, mind and psyche, offering a masterful tool for restoring balance and healing developmental trauma. The emphasis on attunement to build a restorative relationship with the sensing body creates a core sense of self, providing a secure base for healing developmental trauma.
 
 
It is essential reading for psychotherapists, analytical psychologists and therapists with a Jungian background, arts therapists, dance and movement therapists, and body workers interested in learning how to work with both body and psyche in their practices.
 
 
The book forms the basis for the Professional Development Training in BodyDreaming. The current wave is due to finish in 2024; more details here.
 
Winner of the NAAP 2019 Gradiva® Award
Winner of the IAJS Book Award for Best Book published in 2019