We (Jon and Elara) are delighted and honoured to have been invited to teach the Bio-Energetics Year Long Training for The Paths of Transformation in the Czech Republic. It is a particular honour as this is one of less than 5 year long Bio-Energetics trainings worldwide. We are now delighted to bring the Path of Energy to the UK.
The Path of Energy – Bioenergetics
How we embody and express our energy makes our psyche and our patterns of reactions to life visible. We hold in our bodies the energy we dared not express when we were vulnerable children, both as a tension in the muscles and as a charge of energy in the organs and connective tissue. This fixed form of expression and defence is called our character. It is our social, adapted self, and blocks and represses our spontaneous flow of life energy, our wildness, including large amounts of our sexuality and creativity.
The energy path, inspired by the work of Wilhelm Reich and the therapy developed by his students, such as bioenergetics and biodynamic psychology and massage, seeks to release old trauma, habits, and unconscious defensive attitudes and to liberate our life energy for aliveness, pleasure, and for self-actualization. It seeks to change the base of our existence from an attitude based on fear and unconsciousness to a mindfulness of our choices and an ability to express ourselves from our heart, our sex and our spirit. It includes an analysis of our own character and patterns, which we respect as a necessity for survival, an understanding of the biographical causes of our stuckness and limitations, and strategies for healing our trauma and our fears, and to find freedom of expression and creativity as an autonomous human being.
The ability to read the energy and character of others and know how to support their energy will be taught, as well as an understanding of energy movements such as contraction and expansion, penetration and enfolding, density and diffusion. As such it is an invaluable training both for oneself and as a professional resource for those working energetically with others.
Steps of the Path of Energy
If you decide to go further with Bioenergetics, it is recommended to attend the introductory evening of bioenergetics. In this introductory evening, you will be introduced to the basics of bioenergetic work with the body – both at the theoretical level (especially work of Wilhelm Reich and Alexander Lowen), and on a practical self-experiential level, through simple exercises and bioenergetic positions.
To discover bioenergetics into more depth and feel its effects on your body and psyche, you can attend one-off introductory courses of bioenergetics, which can be from an afternoon or evening to up to 4 days.
Those who are interested in a deep on-going process of self-exploration and self-liberation, can step into the year long Bioenergetic training. During the training, you will go through a process of becoming aware of muscle tension in your body, accepting and understanding your character structure and the gradual release of scars from the past, which will lead to liberation and finding your true energetic nature.