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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.
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.
***What is Bioenergetics?***
This training will cover a thorough theoretical and practical grounding in the work of Wilhelm Reich and his followers.
Bioenergetics is a self-exploration through becoming aware of tensions in your body. The tensions create your character, the person you became under the influence of your parents and your society. The tensions are created by the energies of past formative experience imprinted on your body. By becoming aware of the tensions in the muscles and the energetic charge or emptiness in the soft tissues of the body, we can release the imprint, any accompanying emotion and energetic charge, freeing up our energy to flow freely and take forms chosen by our consciousness appropriate to being an adult and to the response we consciously choose to life in each moment. We liberate ourselves from our reactive patterns, and not only release the energy locked into the old reaction, but also the energy used to repress and control our natural selves and to adapt to the image demanded of us by society. This frees up a huge amount of energy for our aliveness, our creativity, our pleasure and joy in life.
So we become free to be our true selves, flowing with life and with the energy to create our conscious path and fulfill our dreams.
Themes for this work are:
- Primal therapy, birth and intrauterine experiences and imprints that affect our lifetime patterns of energy.
- Understanding the patterns and needs of one’s character type
- Moving from dependency to independence
- Being aware of your feelings and expressing them appropriately and communicatively
- Knowing what you want and what you don’t want and communicating that safely and respectfully
- Raising your energy levels, being more alive, aware, sensitive to life.
- Grounding and standing on your own feet
- Increasing the flexibility of one’s attitudes
- Flowing with life instead struggling against it
- Opening to aliveness and pleasure
- Being able to be present and to stay in contact
Further work for this training:
- An understanding of the phenomenon of resistance and how to use and work through it.
- How to work energetically and physically with projection, both positive and negative.
- The different kinds of touch, their intent and and applications: holding, containing, focussing, making conscious, confronting, soothing, mothering and fathering, supporting, grounding.
- Understanding the energy movements of expanded and contracted, dense and diffuse, penetrating and enveloping, ballooning and collapsing, and how to work consciously with them.
- The emotional plague, repression and rebellion.
- Armouring and core energetics, energy and character.
- Imprints, memoire corporelle, regression, Janov and Grof.
- The relationship between consciousness and energy, catharsis, demons, creative confrontation, witness consciousness.
- The importance of breath, Reichian and other breathing techniques.
- The orgasm reflex , the birth reflex.
- Character analysis – the character types and their use in therapy. The narcissistic character. The oral character. Anality, the sado-masochistic character.The psychopathic types 1 and 2.The hysterical character. The rigid character. Schizoid and borderline characters.
- Therapy and spirituality.
- Techniques to raise energy, bioenergetic stress positions, Osho meditations.
- Grounding and its importance, both through the feet and through the eyes.
- The segments and their order of opening.
- Reich‘ s students and their contributions: Kelly and the Radix Institute, Stanley Keleman and Alexander Lowen, Ron Kurtz and Hakomi, David Boadella and Biosynthesis, Gerda Boysen and family and Biodynamics.
- Self regulation, the inner wisdom and balance of the body
***Who is this Training For?***
It is open for people who have some experience in verbal therapies and want to explore particular themes through body work, or who want to deepen their experience of themselves through the methods of bioenergetics. It is also designed for therapists, therapeutic masseurs and counselors who wish to include working with the physical body and the energy body in their repertoire of therapeutic methods and interventions.
THIS WORKSHOP IS OPEN TO INDIVIDUALS & COUPLES / TRIADS / OTHER CONSTELLATIONS OF ALL GENDERS, SEXUALITIES & BODY TYPES.
The training occurs at The Centre of Transformation which is approximately 1 hour away from The Centre of Transformation where the training will be held. The nearest airport is Prague airport.
It is possible that we may be able to arrange some transport to the centre or put you in touch with others coming so that you can share taxi fares or come by public transport together.
The cost included in the ticket is just for the teaching fee. You will need to organise your own transport to get there and pay for accommodation and board in Euros at the centre when you arrive.
More information regarding how to get there, and accommodation and board charges can be found here
The training starts at 19:00 on the Wednesday night and finishes after lunch at 14:00 on the Sunday for each block. If you are booking flights then you should aim to land in Prague by at least 15:00 on the Wednesday and your return flight from Prague ideally should not be earlier than 18:00. These guidelines are provided to support you in ensuring you do not miss the start of your training or miss your return flight home.
*** Dates ***
Block 1 – Wed 8 to Sun 12 Sep 2021 (residential – Czech Republic near Prague)
For those interested in the yearlong training or going further, the other blocks are as follows:
Block 2 – Wed 3 to Sun 7 Nov 2021 (residential – Czech Republic near Prague)
Block 3 – Wed 23 to Sun 27 Feb 2022 (residential – Czech Republic near Prague)
Block 4 – Wed TBD to Sun TBD 2022 (residential – Czech Republic near Prague)
YOU ARE WELCOME TO COME AND EXPERIENCE BLOCK1 BEFORE SIGNING-UP TO THE OTHER 3 BLOCKS AND WE HAVE PRICING TO REFLECT THIS.
***Investment and Booking ***
Per Block – Earlybird Price: £370 + Booking Fee (available until 15th April 2021) or until first 8 places are filled, whichever comes first.
Block 1 Only Full price: £420 + Booking Fee
Blocks 1-4 Yearlong Training – Earlybird Price: £1330 + Booking Fee (available until 15th March 2021) or until first 8 places are filled, whichever comes first.
Blocks 1-4 Yearlong Training – Full Price: £1520 + Booking Fee
You can avoid paying the booking fees if you pay by bank transfer.