Introductory Workshop in Body Psychotherapy – Bodymind Integration.
New dates follow.
In Body Psychotherapy, the body traditionally is seen as the “congealed life history” of the person. Evidence from neuroscience and research into the nature of consciousness reveals that “current awareness is a carpet that is woven with threads of memories from the past.” What this means is that we unconsciously tend to become entangled again and again in the same recurring patterns, which are based on impressions and conclusions from this (sometimes distant) past. From these entanglements arise ultimately all kinds of suffering, pain and discomfort that may affect our health.
The scientific research from the last 50 years, has shown that the CLIENT himself carries a vision as to the possible solutions and has implicit ideas about the desired change (a theory of change).
For the THERAPIST, the body is the guide to help reveal this theory of change, thus triggering an effective therapeutic process that leads to more satisfying, effective and satisfying interactions.
Body-oriented psychotherapists need in their guidance to learn how to trust their senses as necessary tools in the making of therapeutic contact. The ability to do this can throw the needed light on important aspects of the suffering that the client carries. These and other skills are demonstrated as well as practiced in this workshop.
Participants will be able to learn how to work with an “energetic cycle” going through different phases (beginning with security, building up energy/nurturance, discharging energy/exploration, moving towards freedom and excitement on to a plateau …). They can experience exercises and learn how to have an eye for and to name the various emotional states and blockages as they appear in body posture, facial expressions and tone of voice.
The process of becoming aware of impulses, feelings and cognitions is always accompanied by forms of body awareness and active bodywork, in order to provide depth and feel to the process of transformation. For example, work with posture, movement, energy, voice, breathing, touch help to unlock, ground, limit and contain the powerful feelings and conflicts that are trapped in the bodymind. Gestalt process work, embodied psychodrama (bodymind drama) and deep bodywork help to release and integrate what you have learned to suppress and oppress – often associated with deficits in the satisfaction of basic needs. The way of working will help one to develop a perspective and an ability to be aware of how one feels and thinks without becoming immersed in those states.
The workshop is open to anyone interested in BodyMind Integration – Body Oriented Psychotherapy (both ” laypeople” and professionals can participate). Those who are interested in taking part in the body psychotherapy training will be provided all necessary information before enrolling.
For more information, please contact us.
Where? Institute for Bodymind Integration – Destelbergenstraat 49-51, B-9040 Gent (Belgium)
When? New dates follow: Hours: from 9.30u until 17.30u with a 1 hour lunchbreak.
Costs: Send …. euros to account number with
Iban: BE24 0017 2768 0538
BIC BNP Paribas Fortis : GEBABEBB
from the Institute for Bodymind Integration with message “Intro-workshop Body Psychotherapie/”
Tea and coffee are offered. Please take care for your own lodging.
Any questions? Contact us