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March 30, 2019

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.

We will:
•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.

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August 10, 2014

Editorial: When Words (nearly) Fail Us

Joe Goodbread

Language intrigues us by promising to clarify the obscurely paradoxical world of human experience. Because of its power to explicitly communicate emotions, thoughts, and a broad range of less easily categorized experience, language is the obvious medium for the practice of psychotherapy. Whether we remember Sigmund Freud practicing his “talking cure” in 19th century Vienna, or watch the television mafioso Tony Soprano unburdening his heavy conscience by talking to his psychiatrist, we are reminded not only of the potential of the word to heal us, but of its ultimate inadequacy to completely express the depth and complexity of the human spirit. Read more ›

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