Bioenergetics – Block 1

Bioenergetics
When:
1-Mar-2023 @ 13:00 GMT – 4-Mar-2023 @ 15:30 GMT
2023-03-01T13:00:00+00:00
2023-03-04T15:30:00+00:00
Where:
The Pathways Studio near MediaCityUK
Lord Byron Square
Manchester
M50 2XH
Contact:
Elara
07391 552 616
Bioenergetics - Block 1 @ The Pathways Studio near MediaCityUK | England | United Kingdom

We (Jon and Elara) are delighted to bring this one-of-a-kind Bio-Energetics Year Long Training for The Paths of Transformation for the first time to the UK. This is one of less than five yearlong Bioenergetics 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.

***What is Bioenergetics?***

Bioenergetics is not to be confused with the body of work that comes from biochemistry but comes from Wilhelm Reich and the therapy developed by his students.  This body of work not only includes bioenergetics but also Bioenergetic Analysis (Alexander Lowen), Biodynamic Psychology and Massage (Gerda Boyesen) Ron Kurtz (Hakomi) and Biosynthesis (David Boadella), Radix Therapy (Charles Kelly), Stanley Keleman (Formative Psychology) and also draws on the work of Leonard Orr, Arthur Janov and Stan Grof.

This training will cover both theoretical and practical grounding in the work of Reich and his followers.

Bioenergetics in general 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.

More specifically 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 as we become free to be our true selves, flowing with life and with the energy to create our conscious path and fulfil our dreams.

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.

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
  • Assertiveness
  • 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 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 (cellular memory), 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.
  • 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.
  • Bonding.
  • Reich‘s students and their contributions including: 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 wish to explore their own patterns of holding and be able to release this energy and live fuller and more expansive life.  Feeling more alive, creative and deepening their pleasure and joy in life..

It may also be useful for those 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 counsellors 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.

***Logistics***

The training occurs at The Pathways Studio, Manchester and is non-residential.

The cost included in the ticket is just for the teaching fee.  You will need to organise your own transport to get there and sort out your own accommodation and food.

The training starts at 13:00 on the Thursday and finishes at 17:00 on the Sunday for each block.

*** Dates ***

Block 1 – Thursday 3  to Sun 6 Nov  2022 (non-residential – Manchester)

YOU ARE WELCOME TO COME AND EXPERIENCE BLOCK1 BEFORE SIGNING-UP TO THE OTHER 3 BLOCKS AND WE HAVE PRICING TO REFLECT THIS (SEE BOOK TICKETS).

For those interested in the yearlong training or going further, the other blocks are as follows:
Block 2 – Thursday 16 to Sun 19 Feb 2023 (non-residential – Manchester)
Block 3 – Thursday 8 to Sun 11 Jun 2023 (non-residential – Manchester)
Block 4 – Thursday 5 to Sun 8 Oct 2023 (non-residential – Manchester)