Curriculum van de Opleiding in Lichaamsgerichte Psychotherapie - Bodymind Integration (Energetic Integration® & Postural Integration®)

  • Het Instituut voor Bodymind Integration (IBI in Gent (BELGIË)) houdt de visie om een plaats van excellentie te zijn... Onze lichaamsgerichte psychotherapie opleidingen in Energetic Integration® en Postural Integration® zijn theoretisch begrijpelijk en praktisch belonend. Het lichamelijke ervaren staat er centraal en wordt bekeken doorheen een transpersoonlijke lens op de verbondenheid van persoon en samenleving.
  • Onze Professionele trainings zijn geaccrediteerd door ICPIT (The International Council of PsychoCorporal (Bodymind) Integration Trainers) - het enige officiële representatieve orgaan dat dit werk wereldwijd reguleert. ICPIT werd in 1988 gesticht door Jack W. Painter, PhD, de grondlegger van Bodymind Integration.
  • Deze Prospectus geeft een overzicht van de Psychotherapie Opleiding (voertaal Engels) die leidt tot ICPIT-Certificatie. Het IBI is tevens organisatie-lid van EABP. Ben je op zoek om het lichamelijke concreet in je therapie te integreren, dan ben je van harte welkom ons te vervoegen.

De Lichaamsgeoriënteerde Psychotherapie - Bodymind Integration Opleiding
(Energetic Integration® + Postural Integration®)
in Orval (BELGIË) start op 18 maart 2017

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De opleiding tot Psychotherapeut in Postural Integration® bedraagt minimum 4 jaar.
Na het volgen van het curriculum van het 5e Jaar kan je tevens het certificaat in Energetic Integration®! in Lichaamsgerichte Psychotherapie behalen.

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General Theory and Practice of Bodymind Integration - Energetic Integration - Postural Integration - Body Psychotherapy

  • Overview of Bodymind Integration : Person Centred,  Experiential; Integrative; Psychotherapeutic
    • Theoretical and Practical Foundation of Bodymind Integration
    • Theoretical and Practical Foundation of Energetic Integration
    • Theoretical and Practical Foundation of Postural Integration
  • Process Groups "Who am I?(Self)" "Who are You?(Other)" "Who are We?" "Developing Self, Other, Us" - Interaction, encounter, exploration, sharing.
  • Embodiment: Inhabiting or re-inhabiting the body in order to bring about a fuller human potential.
  • Natural Biological Forces for survival and for living
    • Biological, physiological and anatomical mechanisms for orienting, acting, immobilising,...
  • Introduction to Archetypes
    • Archetypal events: birth, death, separation from parents, initiation, marriage, the union of opposites, ...
    • Archetypal motifs: Deluge, Creation, ...
    • Archetypal figures: great mother, strong father, child (+child hero), maiden, devil, god, goddess wise old man, wise old woman, trickster, hero, Oedipus, the shadow, persona, anima (in man), animus (in woman), ....
  • Concepts of Neurosis, Body armouring and Emotional armouring

GENERAL INTRODUCTION IN THE THEORY AND PRACTICE OF ENERGETIC INTEGRATION AND POSTURAL INTEGRATION

  1. Entering the group -
  2. First steps in breath, energy work and sharing
  3. Foundations of touching and its psychological meaning
  4. The essence of the breath wave and its developmental and psychological aspects
  5. Contacting the natural abilities and emotional blockages in bodily being.
  6. First practical explorations of the experience of release (relaxation) and integration of new energetic connections between different body segments
  7. Fine energy work, meridians and points
  8. Structure of Bodymind process work, playful learning steps in the art of supporting a free energy flow and satisfactory expression in the body
  9. Foundations of Fascia. Practicing elementary Bodymind myofascial strokes
  10. Body exercises, Yoga, Awareness exercises and short mediations in the morning

Theoretical and Practical Foundation in Energetic Integration

  • Energetic theories: inborn energy; dialectical energy; the theory of the moving (natural) energy wave as described by Jack Painter, PhD;
  • Practice in Energetic Integration:
    • Breath and character;
    • Facts about breath and the significance for therapy.
    • Theoretical and Practical exploration of "natural breathing" and blockages of breathing.
    •  A Natural Cycle of Energy Flow (Jack Painter model)  & Blockages in the Natural Cycle of Energy Flow
    • Bonding Styles, Bounding Styles, Grounding Styles, Giving/Receiving Styles, Breathing Styles, Character Styles, Tissue Quality styles and how they influence the energy economy, quality of being and quality of acting/doing...
  • Anatomy and Physiology I: development from embryo to child; The nervous system (autonomic and voluntary), the musculoskeletal and myofascial system; Myofascial (anatomy) Trains;

◦ Practical work within the training group: ◦Participants exchange practical work in the training group and are supervised. Personal experiences of practical work to be detained in a training diary.

INITIATION IN POSTURAL INTEGRATION PHASE 1 (Opening the Bodymind - Superficial Layer of Fascia as landmark) + ENERGETIC INTEGRATION FOCUS 1

  1. Arrival. Process group -
  2. Steps in breath, energy work and sharing
  3. Foundations of touching and its psychological meaning. Postural Integration Paradigm Session 1 : Theoretical fundaments - technical aspects of the verbal and the non-verbal interactions - demonstration by a trainer. 
  4. The essence of the breath wave and its developmental and psychological aspects. Energetic Integration
  5. Contacting the natural abilities and emotional blockages in bodily being.
  6. Practical explorations of the experience of release (relaxation) and integration of new energetic connections between different body segments
  7. Fine energy work, meridians and points
  8. Structure of a session, playful learning steps in the art of supporting a free energy flow and satisfactory expression in the body
  9. Foundations of Fascia. Practicing the first myofascial strokes
  10. Body exercises, Yoga, Awareness exercises and short mediations in the morning
  11. Sessions are exchanged amongst students.

INITIATION IN POSTURAL INTEGRATION : (Paradigm Session 2) INTRODUCTION IN ENERGETIC INTEGRATION FOCUS 2

Process Group

Fundamentals, Theory and Methodology

  1. Bodymind Theory - The relationship between Bodymind and BodySoul
  2. Work with the superficial layers of myofascia in Postural Integration. Paradigm Session 2
  3. Body balance exercises - Movement Awareness, Vertical Uprightness and Parallelism
  4. Anatomy and Physiology I
  5. Body Reading & Tracking
  6. Charging/Discharging of Energy
  7. Gestalt Awareness and Process work,
  8. Awareness in and through Movement
  9. Theories of Personality and developmental psychological foundations
  10. Concepts of Neurosis, Body armouring and Emotional armouring
  11. Deepening work with the breath-wave
  12. Foundations of therapeutic communication
  13. Foundations of therapeutic relationship between practitioner and client
  14. Emotional work: Repairing the natural flow of feeling and the ability to express feelings
  15. Fine Energy work and introduction in the theory of the 5-elements
  • Exploration and Embodiment of Self -->Demonstration of Energetic Integration Sessions by the trainer.
  • Exploration and Embodiment of Self -->Demonstration of Postural Integration Paradigm session 2: Basic Bodymind Techniques
    • Exchange of sessions by the students.

INITIATION IN POSTURAL INTEGRATION PHASE 2 - Lengthening in Bodymind - Freeing and reorganising the shoulders - Intermediate deep fascia as landmark - PI-Session 3

  • Embodiment of Self -->Postural Integration Paradigm Session 3 : The theoretical backgrounds are explained and the technical aspects of the verbal and the non-verbal interactions of PI-Paradigm Session 3 as an entrance to the discovery and the exploration of the Self are demonstrated by the trainer. The relevant elementary principles of character development and dynamics, segmental armoring, body reading, elements of theatrical mise-en-scène, bio-energetic bodywork, body and movement awareness, 5-elements, breathwork, communication skills are learned and practiced.
    • Sessions are exchanged amongst students.
  • Anatomy and Physiology for Paradigm sessions 3
    • The Lateral Myofascial Line - Basic Notions
  • Body Reading & Tracking
  • Charging/Discharging
  • Gestalt awareness and contact
  • Awareness through Movement
  • 5 elements/acupressure points
  • Soft Energy Integration
  • Characterological Transformation
  • Verbal and non-verbal techniques and guidance

WORK OUTSIDE THE GROUP

Practical work outside the group:

  1. The students form small peer groups outside the training group where learned fundamentals and methods are repeated, shared and practiced. Participation in these peer groups is necessary for obtaining the certificate. In these peer groups the already learned should be repeated and discussed. Sessions in Postural Integration and Energetic Integration are to be exchanged. Role playing and Bodymind drama can be availed to clarify difficulties and challenges in the work. In this framework, an exchange of meetings is planned. (total of 10 hours). Supervision of helpers or assistants of the group between the training blocks in small groups, where possible, are encouraged.
  2. Homework and reading assignments

    Students before each module will receive a homework assignment, which they need to send to the trainer/teacher before the start of the following module. They are also expected to read assigned chapters of professional literature.

Personal Postural Integration and Energetic Integration sessions:

The students need to receive sessions of recognized Postural Integration and Energetic Integration practitioners. A minimum of 5 sessions and a report on this self-experience are required (10 hours)

An additional 50 hours of work consist of courses, chosen by the trainer and student in consultation (for example workshops in breathwork, bioenergetics, movement awareness, etc). A limited number of these hours may be fulfilled by work taken prior to a student beginning a training.

GENERAL THEMES FOR THE SECOND YEAR:

  1. Repetition of Phases I and II of the Postural Integration process. Paradigm Sessions 1, 2 and 3
  2. Introduction of Phase III and IV of Postural Integration. Paradigm Sessions 4-5-6-7
  3. Energetic Integration - The relationship between breathing patterns and character structure
  • Embodied dyadic attunement - neurobiological theories and body psychotherapy (Stern (1985), Trevarthen (1993, 2001), Schore (2001), Porges (2005),...)
  • Our Memory Systems: 
    • Explicit, Declarative, Episodic
    • Implicit, Emotional, Procedural
    • Naturalistic Ways of modifying memories
    • “Inner screens” and “outer stages”
    • Developing an affective vocabulary

REPETITION AND ELABORATION OF POSTURAL INTEGRATION PHASE 1 (Opening): Paradigm Sessions 1 and 2

  • Revision of Postural Integration Phase 1:
    • Selective experiencing of the soma with separate focusses on Body Reading & Tracking - Gestalt process work - Awareness through Movement - 5 elements/acupressure points - soft energy - Characterological Transformation - Verbal and non-verbal techniques and guidance -
    • Gestalt base
      • Here and now
      • Claiming body parts
      • Intensification
  • Outline of Character Structures (Reichian and Post-Reichian), Character Analysis and Therapy based on W. Reich, Lowen/Pierrakos, Stephen Johnson, Jack Painter - Anatomy and Character structures.
    • Character (& postural) dynamics: Overview of "fragmentation dynamic" (schizoid process); orality; symbiosis; Inflation; narcissism; compression; sexual blockages in relation to the hysterical character; passive feminine character; macho, masculine-aggressive and obsessive-compulsive character
    • Body reading of blockades and character dynamics/structure: Structural, Energetic, Phenomenological Body Reading & Tracking revealing  “holding”, “undercharge/overcharge”, “undergrounding/overgrounding”, “underboundedness/overboundedness,” ....
    • Bodymind Drama: finding the childlike and familial triangle (triangulation); Transforming the rolls in the Triangle, approaching possible solutions
    • Somatic interventions for release: Pelvic movements; Stimulation of the external muscular armor; work on segmental armoring (Wilhelm Reich's Theory)
    • The use of feedback: learning to view yourself through others’ eyes, and learning the ways in which your behavior affects others

    • Theoretical and Practical Foundation in Postural Integration

    ◦ The four pillars of Postural Integration - Tensegrity as Body Balance  (Influence from Structural Integration School) - Vibrational Integrity as balanced freedom (Influence from Reichian School) - The importance of Fine Tuning in both Tensegrity and Vibrational Integrety - Therapeutic Touch - Gestalt view of reality - 5-Elements - The Process of Release and Integration - Phases in the Therapeutic Process

ELABORATION OF POSTURAL INTEGRATION PHASE 2 (Elongation) PI-Session 3

  • Revision of Postural Integration Phase 2 (PI-Session 3):
    • Body Reading & Tracking - Gestalt process work - Bio-Energetics and Reichian Bodywork - Awareness through Movement - 5 elements/acupressure points - Soft energy work - Characterological Transformation - Verbal and non-verbal techniques and guidance - Transference and Countertransference
    • Family patterns and roles
      • Parental or familial forces in early steps of energetic wave
      • Masculine and feminine polarities
      • New role options and experimentation

INITIATION IN POSTURAL INTEGRATION PHASE 3A (Claiming and reorganising the pelvis - DEEP FASCIA LANDMARKS: BF 4 AND 5) + ENERGETIC INTEGRATION Stage 2

  1. Understanding of the relationship between breathing patterns and character structure
  2. Anatomy and Physiology II
  3. Myofascial techniques for deep pelvic work
  4. Masculine and Feminine Energy as expression of our breathing
  5. Relational Patterns and sexuality, The dynamic of our Parental Triangle - Mother, Father and Child Archetypes - The Oedipal phase of development
  6. Transference and Countertransference
  7. Crisis intervention, structure of a crisis, diagnosis and delegation
  8. Energetic breathwork and its correlation with rigidity
  9. Structure of a session, protocols
  10. Deepening of Fine energy work and work with the 5-elements
  11. Spirituality in Bodywork
  12. Body Reading and Gestalt Process Work
  13. Movement Awareness, Vertical Uprightness and Parallelism
  14. Theories of Personality and developmental psychological foundations
  15. Deepening work with the breath-wave
  16. Foundations of therapeutic communication
  17. Foundations of therapeutic relationship between practitioner and client
  18. Emotional work: Repairing the natural flow of feeling and the ability to express feelings
  19. Fine Energy work and introduction in the theory of the 5-elements
  • The theoretical backgrounds are explained and the technical aspects of the verbal and the non-verbal interactions of PI-Session 4 and 5 are demonstrated by the trainer. Sessions are exchanged by students under supervision.

INITIATION IN POSTURAL INTEGRATION PHASE 3B (CLAIMING AND REORGANIZING THE PELVIS - DEEP FASCIA LANDMARKS: PI-Session 6)

  • The theoretical backgrounds are explained and the technical aspects of the verbal and the non-verbal interactions of PI-Session 6 as an entrance to the discovery and the exploration of the Self are demonstrated by the trainer. The relevant elementary principles of character development and dynamics, segmental armoring, body reading, elements of theatrical mise-en-scène, bio-energetic bodywork, body and movement awareness, 5-elements, breathwork, communication skills are learned and practiced.

Energetic Integration work in the context of Postural Integration - Selective experiencing of the soma with separate focusses on Body Reading & Tracking - Gestalt process work - Reichian and Bio-Energetic Bodywork - Awareness through Movement - 5 elements/acupressure points - soft energy - Character Analysis & Characterological Transformation - Verbal and non-verbal techniques and guidance - Transference and Countertransference

  • Leading therapeutic bio-energetic exercises and other neo-reichian and movement and mindfulness oriented structures in individual and group settings. Routines, classes, procedures.

WORK OUTSIDE THE GROUP

Practical work outside the group:

  1. The students form small peer groups outside the training group where learned fundamentals and methods are repeated, shared and practiced. Participation in these peer groups is necessary for obtaining the certificate.  Sessions in Postural Integration and Energetic Integration are to be exchanged. Role playing and Bodymind drama can be availed to clarify difficulties and challenges in the work. In this framework, an exchange of meetings is planned. (total of 10 hours).
  2. Personal Postural Integration and Energetic Integration sessions:The students need to receive sessions of recognized Postural integration and Energetic Integration practitioners. A minimum of 5 sessions and a report on this self-experience are required (10 hours)

    An additional 50 hours of work consist of courses, chosen by the trainer and student in consultation (for example workshops in breathwork, bioenergetics, movement awareness, etc). A limited number of these hours may be fulfilled by work taken prior to a student beginning a training.

GENERAL THEMES FOR THE THIRD YEAR:

  • Revision of Postural Integration Paradigm Sessions 4, 5, 6 and 7, merged with the Energetic Cycle
  • Systematic five element balancing; special acupressure point fine tuning in touch psychotherapy
  • Who is the therapist/counselor/bodymind integrator? Taking on Therapeutic Leadership - Leadership Styles
    • Awareness through role claiming
      • The here-now body
      • Playing old and new roles concerning authority and leadership
  • Developing Resilience as a client and as a therapist (The ability to „bend” without „breaking”),
  • Continued Recovery, and Restoring the Deep Self through Postural Integration and Energetic Integration
  • Transference and Countertransference
  • Dealing with and managing pain and suffering; Psychosomatics
    • Neutralizing the Factors That Cause Chronic Pain:
    • The Journey Back from Unmanageable Pain:
      • Developing the Felt Sense
      • Interrupting Pain Triggers
      • Pendulation and the Rhythms of Pain
        • Uncoupling of excitement and fear or allowing excitement without fear
        • Uncoupling immobility and fear
        •  Journaling - the health and other benefits of it
        • Teachings on the prevention and Resolution of the Pain of Medical Trauma
  • Anatomy and physiology 
  • (Psycho)pathology

BEING THE THERAPIST - Revision of PI-Paradigm Sessions 4 and 5 - Energetic Integration

  • Taking on Therapeutic Leadership - Styles of Leadership
  • Transference - Countertransference in Postural Integration and Energetic Integration sessions from a Characterological point of view.
  • Therapeutic Relationship: The anatomy of Rapport - Leadership. Developing a Calming Presence.
  • Noticing Sensations. The Recipe for Resilience : How to maintain resilience as a therapist.
  • Working with Sexual Trauma : Healing the Sacred Wound. Trauma and Spirituality = Pathway to Awakening.
  • Managing erotic counter-transference.

BEING AND LEADERSHIP - Revision of PI-Paradigm Postural Integration Session 4, 5 and 6

  • Anatomy and neurophysiology
  • Selective experiencing of the soma with separate focusses on Body Reading & Tracking - Gestalt process work - Bio-Energetics and Reichian Bodywork - Awareness through Movement - 5 elements/acupressure points - soft energy - Characterological Transformation - Verbal and non-verbal techniques and guidance - Transference and Countertransference
  • Re-Inhabiting the Body -
  • Neutralizing the Factors That Cause Chronic Pain: - Securing a Resting Place in the Body - Grounding - Shifting the Posture of Helplessness and Collapse

CLAIMING YOUR LEADERSHIP - Revision of PI-Paradigm session 7

  1. Revision of Reichian Techniques for working with Segmental Armoring : Ocular, Oral and Cervical segment.
  2. Demonstration of Postural Integration Paradigm session 7: The Head and the Face - Exploring the "Mask Face" and the "True Face" - Basic Bodymind Techniques
  3. Anatomy and Physiology
  4. Gestalt process work
  5. Transference and Countertransference -
  6. Awareness through Movement
  7. 5 elements/acupressure points
  8. Soft Energy Integration
  9. Verbal and non-verbal techniques and guidance
  10. Exchange of sessions by the students.
  11. Extra topics: Helping the Client Connect with the Conflict-Free Experience - Exploring and Managing the Roots of the Fight and Flight Response - Working with Healthy Aggression -

INTEGRATION - Postural Integration sessions 8-12

  • The Integration phase of Postural Integration : Structural and Vibrational
    • upper and lower body, center and periphery, left and right, back and front, inside and outside.
  • Horizontal Integration: top-bottom; center-periphery; paradigm sessions 8,9
  • Vertical Integration: left-right; front-back; inside-outside; session 10
  • Enriched Integration: Elaboration of horizontal integration; session 11
  • Interactive Integration: Resonance with the outside world; session 12
  • Energetic Integration work in the context of PI - Integration sessions -
  • Trans-generational Healing

WORK OUTSIDE THE GROUP

Practical work outside the group:

  1. The students again form small groups outside the training group where learned fundamentals and methods are repeated, shared and practiced. In this framework, an exchange of meetings is planned. (total of 10 hours)
  2. Working with training-clients can be discussed in this group and also experiences in personal individual sessions, which were obtained from a recognized EI practitioner, can be shared.
  3. Experiences of these peer groups are logged and to be added to the training diary.

Homework and reading assignments

Students before each module will receive a homework assignment, which they need to send to the trainer/teacher before the start of the following module. They are also expected to read assigned chapters of professional literature.

Personal Postural Integration and Energetic Integration sessions:

During the training, each student is required to obtain 5 sessions from a recognized PI/EI practitioner. These Sessions treat personal energy topics (personal self-discovery process) which are important for the students. In those sessions, also hopes and difficulties connected with the role of a student-practitioner in Postural Integration and Energetic Integration, can be processed. Likewise topics related to other students, practice-clients, trainers or assistants can be important.

The notes after each session shall be added to the final dossier.

Practice with training-clients outside the group.

During this stage, students, when having fulfilled the requirements and agreed upon by the trainer, are allowed to work with practice-clients under supervision.

outline of the general themes for the fourth year

Fundamentals, Theory and Methodology

  1. Group- and individual supervision guide the work with training clients.

  2. Further substantiation of Postural Integration and Energetic Integration : Revision of work with deep layers of fascia (Paradigm Sessions 4,5,6,7) - Revision of Integration Paradigm sessions 8,9,10,11,12 -

  3. Transference and Countertransference
  4. Psychosomatics - The stress response - Trauma and the Body - Chronic Pain
  5. The Methodological Balance Between Wholistic Insight and Specific Precision
  6. De-emphasising techniques, adapting interventions to what each client requires
  7. Round-up of Clinical Methods Applied to the Energy cycle - Applied to Character Structure - Applied to Transference, and Countertransference - Applied to Core-Core Contact -Applied to groups
  8. Structuring Treatment processes, Sessions, developing Strategies
  9. The Structure of Long Term Healing - Working through in the therapeutic relationship
  10. Resistance, Regression, working through and countertransference
  11. Hypnosis and suggestion
  12. Individual vs. group settings.
  13. Referral procedures.
  14. Crisis Intervention
  15. Ethics

FURTHER SUBSTANTIATION OF ENERGETIC INTEGRATION STAGE 3 - Selective strategies for Postural Integration

  1. Group Supervision of work with Training Clients
  2. Deepening work with the breath-wave
  3. Working with selective Strategies
  4. Transference and counter-transference in breathing patterns, postures and character structure
  5. Advanced skills in therapeutic communication
  6. Resonance and transparency in the therapeutic relationship between practitioner and client
  7. Emotional work: Repairing trauma, the natural flow of feelings, aliveness and the ability to express feelings
  8. Fine Energy work and the 5-elements
  9. Holding the Whole, Working the Parts, The Methodological Balance Between Wholistic Insight and Specific Precision
  10. Clinical Methods Applied to the Energy cycle
  11. Clinical Methods Applied to Character Structure
  12. Clinical Methods Applied to Transference, and Countertransference
  13. Clinical Methods Applied to Core-Core Contact
  14. Clinical Methods Applied to groups
  15. Structuring Sessions, developing Strategies
  16. The Structure of Long Term Healing - Working through in the therapeutic relationship
  17. Therapeutic bodywork (bio-energetic exercises and other neo-reichian and movement and mindfulness oriented structures) as part of a complementary aid in individual and group settings. Routines, classes, procedures.

FURTHER SUBSTANTIATION OF ENERGETIC INTEGRATION Stage 3 - Selective Strategies in Postural Integration

  • Group Supervision of work with Training Clients
  • Anatomy and psychophysiology - Myofascial Meridians - Muscular Chains
  • Exchange of PI and EI sessions amongst students under supervision
  • When it gets stuck:
    • The Movement of Emotion and Consciousness in unblocking the therapeutic process.
    • The new inside and outside difficulties
      • Reinforcing inner options
      • Confronting the client’s new center with outside difficulties
  • Unfreezing and the movement towards pleasure: an ongoing process.
  • Self-regulation
  • Healing as Shared Energy
  • Helping the Therapist and the client in a World of Change. Developing Resources
  • The therapist in Prevention Programs and Social Service.
  • Developing a multidisciplinary vocabulary : medical, therapeutic, understandable.
  • A continued course in Psychopathological Concepts and how to make them understandable. Education as part of the deal.
  • A Matter of Character : What else can you bring in or try out?
  • Finding inspiration in related fields: analytical, humanistic, transpersonal, behavioural, philosophical ....
  • Life Processes and Spontaneous Transformation - Life as therapy
  • Motivation strategies - e.g. Life long development and learning for everybody.
  • Taking care of Prevention and Social Service.
  • Working within a multicultural and multireligious environment.
  • The new challenges of social crisis, terrorism, refuge, poverty,.... The response of the body psychotherapist
  • Social media. Distance learning. Therapy from a distance. Pro- and cons.
  • The Process of Getting It All Together
  • The creative mind - e.g. Going Beyond Outdated models of collaboration and sharing. New ways of journaling
  • Breath, The Key to Vitality and Power
  • When all goes wrong - Armouring has been reinforced - finding flexibility, resilience and openness once more.
  • Transgenerational patterns and how to understand them and deal with them.

FURTHER SUBSTANTIATION OF ENERGETIC INTEGRATION PHASE 3 - Postural Integration : Integration Phase Postural Integration Sessions 10, 11 and 12

  • Group Supervision of work with Training Clients
  • The Integration phase of Postural Integration and Energetic Integration : upper and lower body, center and periphery, left and right, back and front, inside and outside.
  • Horizontal Integration: top-bottom; center-periphery; paradigm sessions 8,9
  • Vertical Integration: left-right; front-back; inside-outside; paradigm session 10
  • Enriched Integration: Elaboration of horizontal integration; paradigm session 11
  • Interactive Integration: Resonance with the outside world; paradigm session 12
  • The inside and outside
    • The flexible model: vibrational integrity
    • Refinements of free expansion and contraction
      • Inside and outside contracting together but at different intensities
      • Inside and outside expanding together but at different intensities
      • Spontaneous free contrast: inside expands, outside contracts or vice versa
  • The core and shell: limited and unstable expansion and contraction
  • The Bodymind Integration typology (Jack Painter, 1986)
    • Expanding types
      • Loose expanding outside with contracted core
      • Expanded hard outside with confused core
    • Contracting types
      • Loose shell with contracted core
      • Loose shell with outer core contracted and inner core confused
    • Unstable types
      • Over-expanded
      • Over-contracted
      • Fluctuating
    • Even but restricted types
  • Partial Integration
  • with Postmodern approaches in working with children, adolescents, adults, couples, families, and the community in a wide variety of settings.
  • crisis intervention work
  • treatment of a range of psychosomatic disorders,
  • challenging social and cultural injustices that lead to oppression of certain groups.
  • Therapy as a process of liberation from oppressive cultural values
  • Enabling clients to become active agents of their destinies.
  • Elements of Energetic Integration with couples and family therapy, awareness training of mental health professionals, behavior problems in children, and teaching and learning.
  • the attitudes of the therapist and a “way of being.”
  • The Therapist in his strive for active listening, reflection of feelings, clarification, and “being there” for the client.
  • Diagnostic testing, interpretation, taking a case history, questioning or probing for information.
  • Limitations of Multicultural work: Values of individuality, freedom, autonomy, and self-realization often conflict with cultural values of collectivism. Questioning the therapist in the „not-knowing” stance
  • Selective experiencing of the soma with separate focusses on Body Reading & Tracking - Gestalt process work - Reichian and Bio-Energetic Bodywork - Awareness through Movement - 5 elements/acupressure points - soft energy - Character Analysis & Characterological Transformation - Verbal and non-verbal techniques and guidance - Transference and Countertransference -

 

Further SUBSTANTIATION OF POSTURAL INTEGRATION AND ENERGETIC INTEGRATION

  • Working with Soft and Gentle Energy for Integration and deepening of a non-violent stance in life
  • Group Supervision of work with Training Clients
  • Postural Integration as a form of Brief Therapy.
  • Assisting people in the process of living with greater expertise and ease.
  • The benefits to time limited therapy, as a mirror to the time-limited reality of human existence.
  • The initial, middle and final phases of therapy.
  • De-emphasising techniques in favor of a priority to understanding and guiding a client’s world.
  • Description, understanding, and exploration of the client’s subjective reality, as opposed to diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis
  • Basing interventions on philosophical views about the essential nature of human existence.
  • Evaluating what has been accomplished and what issues may need to be addressed later.
  • The therapeutic session is a small contribution to a person’s renewed engagement with life, or a rehearsal for life.
  • Adapting interventions to one’s own personality and style, as well as being sensitive to what each client requires.
  • The importance of therapists reaching sufficient depth and openness in their own lives to venture into clients’ murky waters without getting lost.
  • Bodymind Integration as a collaborative adventure in which both client and therapist will be transformed if they allow themselves to be touched by life. When the deepest self of the therapist meets the deepest part of the client, the counseling process is at its best.

Work outside the training

Practical work outside the group:

  1. The students again form small groups outside the training group where learned fundamentals and methods are repeated, shared and practiced. In this framework, an exchange of meetings is planned. (total of 10 hours)
  2. Working with training-clients can be discussed in this group and also experiences in personal individual sessions, which were obtained from a recognized EI practitioner, can be shared.
  3. Experiences of these peer groups are logged and to be added to the training diary.

Homework and reading assignments

Students before each module will receive a homework assignment, which they need to send to the trainer/teacher before the start of the following module. They are also expected to read assigned chapters of professional literature.

Personal Postural Integration and Energetic Integration sessions:

During this year, each student is required to obtain 5 sessions from a recognized PI/EI practitioner. These Sessions treat personal energy topics (personal self-discovery process) which are important for the students. In those sessions, also hopes and difficulties connected with the role of a student-practitioner in Postural Integration and Energetic Integration, can be processed. Likewise topics related to other students, practice-clients, trainers or assistants can be important.

The notes after each session shall be added to the final dossier.

Practice with training-clients outside the group.

During this stage, students work, in addition to the other requirements, under supervision with at least 3 practice-clients (of both sexes), necessary for certification.

Graduation in Postural Integration

At the end of this year students may be ready with their work under supervision with practice-clients.

When the written report is finished, and all requirements fulfilled at this time. Certification in Postural Integration is awarded.

The 5th year is an extra year. Fulfilling the requirements of that year, leads to Certification in Energetic Integration

ENERGETIC INTEGRATION as an EXISTENTIAL GROUP PROCESS.

  • Energetic Integration as a facilitator of group therapeutic processes
  • Exploring the different faces and roles of Groups for Self-Exploration, Self-Development:
    • The group as a provider of a context - to look at oneself, and to consider what choices might be more authentically one’s own.
    • The group as a place to openly share fears - related to living in unfulfilling ways and to come to recognize how one has compromised one’s own integrity.
    • The group as a vehicle to gradually discover - ways in which one has lost direction and can begin to be more true to oneself.
    • The group as a place to learn - that it is not in others that one finds the answers to questions about significance and purpose in life.
    • The group as a place to learn to live in authentic ways - and refrain from prescribing simple solutions.
    • The group as a provider for work on self-responsibility and community.
    • The group as an organism - From dyadic resonance to group resonance -

GROUP AND SYSTEM DYNAMICS FROM A BODY ORIENTED PERPECTIVE

  • The body in group psychotherapy
  • Facilitating interpersonal functioning
  • Facilitating relating in meaningful ways in groups,
  • Being yourself in the company of other people, establish rewarding, nourishing relationships.
  • The search for meaning; No ultimate answers for ultimate concerns.
  • Structured group work vs. unstructured spaceWorking with the body in Body B Psychotherapy
  • The Anatomy of the Group Process
    • Phases of Group Development - The Energetic Integration Model - An orgasmic cycle for Groups.
    • Bodymind Transformation and Group Dynamics
    • Carrying over “peak experiences,” as attractive opportunities for rapid change, beyond the immediate encounter
    • Conflict and Compassion in Group Work
    • A lifelong journey of self-exploration with and within groups
  • Group & System Dynamics from a Body Oriented Perspective.
  • Phase Model in Group Dynamics.
  • Group Transference and the Leader
  • Group Staying Power
  • Cohesiveness in Change

LEADING GROUPS WITH SPECIAL THEMES and Problems

  •  Working with Anorexia Nervosa - Boulimia - Body Image Disorders - Psychosis - Schizophrenia - Depression - Alzheimer's - Drug abuse - Selective focus on Body Processes - Insights from Body Psychotherapy and Psychomotor Therapy in fostering mental health and in the treatment of psychopathology - Functional/Experiential/Conflict oriented - Verbal and non-verbal techniques and guidance - Transference and Countertransference -

From PSYCHOPATHOLOGY to health with GROUPS

Group Supervision - Level and form of psychopathology - Evidence of psychopathology emerging in the group process - Individual Processes, Social Processes and Psychopathology - The psychopathology of hate - Psychopathology of school going children - Group responses to psychopathology - Ethnicity, immigration and psychopathology - Stigma as a risk factor for mental health - High risk behaviours and the group - Pathological gambling and the group - Happiness and emotional well-being scores in groups - Terrorism as a psychodynamic factor -  The post-terrorism situation - Children of Holocaust survivors and other war children - Emotion regulation strategies in groups - Working with the body in groups of adolescents and young adults - Working with the home-less - The role of the peer group - Verbal and non-verbal techniques and guidance - Transference and Countertransference

WORK OUTSIDE THE GROUP

Practical work outside the group:

  1. The students need to do an internship in group therapeutic work.
  2. Supervised Practice with groups and clients outside the training group.During this stage, students work, in addition to the other requirements, under supervision with at least 2 practice-clients (of both sexes), necessary for certification.

Graduation in Energetic Integration

The students are now working under supervision with practice-clients and groups.

When the written report is finished, and all requirements fulfilled at this time. Certification in Energetic Integration is awarded.

The 5th year is an extra year. Fulfilling the requirements of that year, leads to Full Certification in Energetic Integration

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