Body Structure from a Gestalt Perspective: Training for Gestalt and Somatic Practitioners
MAY 26-31, 2019
Patterns of our physical embodiment are revealed and expressed in our thinking, feeling, and lived histories. They are shaped through our interactions with the world, the places and spaces we inhabit, developmental contexts, and relational others. Need to keep this as is — it’s what is on the esalen site As body or character structure, these patterns become relatively fixed modes of being through which we both express and limit our evolving self and narrative. From a Gestalt perspective, these structures are creative adjustments that can be attended to and explored in the novelty of the present moment. By doing this we can support the expansion of awareness, embodiment, and possibilities for individual and collective growth and change. In this workshop we will explore these structures (including our own) through embodied experiences of place and space, world/other, and energetic and physical heart space.
Participants will develop the following skills:
- Observation and description of somatic and energetic structural patterns
- Relational attending to structure in development and adulthood
- Undoing holding patterns and expanding range of choice and repertoire
- Attunement and relational resonance
The design of the week includes theoretical content, daily practice sessions, group process, and experiential exercises.
Note: This course is designed for practitioners with preliminary Gestalt therapy and body/character structure training. CEUs available.
Dates: May 26-31, 2019
Location: Esalen Institute, Big Sur, CARegister