Advanced Diploma in Neurosomatic Psychotherapy

NAOS Institute invites applications for our stand alone year 

10 weekends, 20 days total, in London W5
Course Director: Mark Hamlin

Integration of brain health, neuroplasticity, interoception and body-mind research into psychotherapy work in combination with Arnold Mindell’s Processwork.

This training is for Qualified counsellors (minimum 2 years), bodyworkers and healers. Brennan practitioners will find this year useful and challenging in equal measure.

We can only accept a small group of students.

For more information and the application process, email to

“Through their feelings and attitudes, therapists express their fundamental beliefs about life. These attitudes permeate and shape all of the therapist’s apparent techniques. … I call these feeling attitudes meta-skills” (A.Mindell)

The training will focus, over ten weekends, on

  • Transpersonal work with (Deep Democracy)
  • Creative process as in Mindell, Moreno et al.
  • Mental health familiarization

Learning outcomes

  • To critically examine. the contributions of transpersonal psychology to neurosomatic psychotherapy
  • To critically examine P. Clarkson’s “The therapeutic relationship”
  • To expand existing psychotherapy models to include social justice issues (GRSD, BAME et al)
  • The explore the use of ritual in psychotherapy and its contributions to working with trauma
  • To familiarise students with the work of A. Mindell (in particular consensus reality, dream body, essence, ghost roles, dual signals)

Each weekend will attend to

  • teaching, both didactic and experiential,
  • live supervision and
  • group process.

with support of Bernd Leygraf
Mark Hamlin, Ana Rhodes-Castro, Gill Elmsely, Dr Ahmad Sheraz, Jaap Westerbos

May be paid in 10 or 20 instalments
Full fees: £ 3995.00

Advanced Diploma in Neurosomatic Psychotherapy
Level 7

Dates and time
Teaching hours are from 9.30am to 5pm unless otherwise indicated.

The weekends will be a mixture of inner work and reflection, individual and group work.

Weekend 1: Sat 11 & Sun12 February 2023
Weekend 2: Sat 18 & Sun 19 March 2023
Weekend 3: Sat 13 & Sun 14 May 2023
Weekend 4: Sat 10 & Sun 11 June 2023
Weekend 5: Sat 8 & Sun 9 July 2023
Weekend 6: Sat 2 & Sun 3 Sept 2023
Weekend 7: Sat 30 September & Sun 1 October 2023
Weekend 8: Sat 7 & Sun 8 October 2023
Weekend 9: Sat 27 & Sun 28 November 2023
Weekend 10: Sat 16 & Sun 17 December 2023

Mark Hamlin
Mark has worked as a group facilitator for the last 6 years. His focus is on building resilience and community by navigating and exploring difficult dynamics. He currently delivers workshops exploring the UK class system, white identity and racism.
Mark is also part of a team delivering online forums and symposiums exploring the different themes connected to environmental collapse and climate justice.
He practices as a trauma-informed therapist, working for a charity based in Manchester, supporting male survivors of rape and sexual abuse.
Mark has co-founded and co-run a crisis support service offering free online and phone counselling sessions for people who otherwise find it difficult to access counselling and psychotherapy.

Full course content
Application process