About Natalia Braun, MSc

Therapy is too good to be limited to the sick.

Dr. Erving Polster

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Creative Counsellor and Gestalt Therapist with Profound Expertise in Applied Psychology

  • MSc in psychology from the University of Derby, UK

  • Multiple years of continuous education in gestalt therapy and trauma-informed expressive arts therapies

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  • Certified in CISM (Critical Incident Stress Management), specialised training in psychological crisis interventions with individuals and groups, along with further training in treatment of complex PTSD, International Critical Incident Stress Foundation (ICISF) & University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC)

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Practice, Jungian Psychoanalysis, The Society of Analytical Psychology, UK

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Gestalt therapy: Relational Interventions for New Psychopathologies in a Post-Pandemic World, Istituto di Gestalt HCC Italy, Postgraduate School of Gestalt Psychotherapy (in progress)

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  • Qualitative research in psychology, counselling and psychotherapy; peer-reviewing

  • Continuous education in expressive arts since the 80s; application of dance, drama, poetry, art, and music in human development

  • Over a decade of international experience in career counselling, coaching and assessment: it includes clients and organisations from such industries as Mental Health, Healthcare, Education, Publishing, Automotive, Innovation, Start-ups, Food & Beverage, Maritime, Life Sciences, Pharmaceutical, Chemical Manufacturing, Insurance, Banking, Consulting, Creative & Performing Arts, Legal, Information Technology, NGOs

  • Qualified assessor and psychometric test user certified by The British Psychological Society (BPS) and member of the Register of Qualifications in Test Use (BPS RQTU)

  • Certified in conducting Hogan and NEO personality assessments

  • Certified Professional Coach (College of Executive Coaching, USA)Certified Gestalt Coach, Certified Systemic Team Coach (Academy of Executive Coaching, UK), ICF Associate Certified Coach

​Membership in Professional Associations

  • Professional member in good standing of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA) as well as American Counseling Association (ACA) and its division Association for Creativity in Counseling (ACC)

  • Member of the International Association for the Advancement of Gestalt Therapy (IAAGT), New York Institute for Gestalt Therapy (NYIGT, Associate), International Critical Incident Stress Foundation (ICISF), International Association of Creative Arts Somatic Education (IACASE), Association for Women in Psychology (AWP), the BPS (MBPsS), American Psychological Association (APA, International Affiliate), Society for Qualitative Inquiry in Psychology (SQIP), International Society of Critical Health Psychology (ISCHP), Vice President of the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC) Switzerland 2015/2016

Publications and Presentations

  • Braun, N. (2022, September 15–17). Influence of Dance on Embodied Self-Awareness and Well-Being: An Interpretative Phenomenological Exploration [Conference session]. International conference Movement: Brain, Body, Cognition, La Sorbonne University, Paris, France. https://www.movementis.com 

  • Braun, N. & Kotera, Y. (2021). Influence of dance on embodied self-awareness and well-being: An interpretative phenomenological exploration. Journal of Creativity in Mental Health. https://doi.org/10.1080/15401383.2021.1924910

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  • Braun, N. (2021, March 6). Influence of Dance on Embodied Self-Awareness and Well-Being: An Experiential Workshop [Conference session]. Annual conference of the Association for Women in Psychology, online. https://www.awpsych.org/2021_conference.php

  • Braun, N. (2021, January 25). Stress and Anxiety Management: Creative Techniques for the Pandemic and Beyond. [Workshop]. Swiss Association Women++, online. https://www.womenplusplus.ch/

  • Braun, N. (2020, September 11). Influence of Dance on Embodied Self-Awareness and Well-Being: An Experiential Workshop [Conference session]. Annual conference of the Association for Creativity in Counseling, American Counseling Association, online. https://www.creativecounselor.org/conference 

  • Braun, N. (2020, June 7–9). Influence of Dance on Embodied Self-Awareness and Well-Being: An Interpretative Phenomenological Exploration [Conference session]. Annual conference of the American Psychological Association (APA), Society for Qualitative Inquiry in Psychology (SQIP), Lesley University, Cambridge, MA, United States. http://sqip.org/sqip-2020-annual-conference/ (Conference cancelled)