Your Special Powers as a Facilitator: using bodywork and movement in psychotherapy
Knowing who you are and what your goals are when you work as a therapist, coach or facilitator is key to effectiveness. It may be obvious to you who you are: “Who am I? Well, I’m me, of course”. On the other hand, it’s not always so clear. We lose ourselves in moments when a situation becomes complex, when we are triggered with our own personal history or there is a lot of emotion. It happens especially when we have a particularly challenging client or have to perform, pass an exam or have an inner or outer expectation of what we should be doing. We lose ourselves.
Developing methods that give you the awareness to stay present allows possibilities to open that change a situation from a flop into something satisfying and sometimes miraculous. We know now that this special awareness is part of the unconscious which takes place not only in your mind but in other experiences like in your body and movements. It is the unconscious expressing itself to you, showing you your special powers. Using this awareness is what Arny Mindell, the founder of Processwork calls the 2nd training.
In this workshop we will focus on bringing together the 1st training, the learning you can do from teachers and books, and the 2nd training, the learning that you gain through your special awareness.
•use 2nd training to enhance your special awareness and special powers
•address how and when to introduce the 2nd training to your clients and when not to
•use the Laban Movement System to deepen the 2nd training and help us facilitate the dreaming in the body
•work with stuck, difficult or impossible situations when it’s hard to stay in touch with yourself.
On March 29 a supervision seminar run by Kate Jobe for psychotherapists will take place.
Both the workshop and supervision seminar will be translated into Polish.
Writing Block Dreamwork
I have had a writing block for most of my life. I can’t count the times that I’ve had an impulse, even the need to write about the learning and ideas that fascinate me. Countless people have said to me, “You have to write, you are doing such interesting stuff.” I’ve worked on it numerous times, yet I am still plagued with something like a faulty gene that won’t let me write.
Recently a friend told me that she remembered Arny Mindell saying that if you have a depression take on an impossible task. Read more ›7
Tags: Dream Work, Dreambody, embodiment, movement, Process Work