Physical tension, spasms and weakness in the body can be caused by life-style: by moving too little or doing repetitive work fascia can harden or start sticking to the surrounding structures, causing feelings of pain and stiffness.
However, as bodyworkers we have also all had the experience that tensions can be a result of repressing feelings and memories. An emotion is “energy-in-motion” and if this energy is not allowed to take it’s course it will get held back in the form of myofascial hyper- or hypo tension in the body. We stop breathing and tense our tissues to protect ourselves or we collapse because it’s all too much…
If we hold an emotion or a memory back often enough we will create a holding pattern, eventually leading to a character structure. Defined by Wilhelm Reich as ‘frozen history’, this character structure becomes our default in how we relate to others and interact with the world. We become locked in an ‘armour’ protecting us from the outside world, but this buffer also prevents us from connecting from our hearts with other people.
In this workshop we will learn to work with the body armour as well as with the emotions stored there. Peeling the onion of armour and defence mechanisms can only happen in an atmosphere of trust and safety. We will show how you can safely assist a client into his feelings and how to guide him back.
Learn to identify the different character structures and their physical end emotional aspects. Understand what causes a human being to adapt these different defence mechanisms to be able to tailor your treatment better, according to the needs of your client.
We will focus on the function of the vagus nerve and how to work with the autonomous part of the nervous system to pendulate between fight/flight/freeze/collapse and relaxation, inspired by the work of Peter Levine. By assisting your client in regulating the trauma release you empower her and help create a sense of agency and safety.
Learn how to use tools such as trauma release techniques and movement meditations to help your client to more body- and emotional awareness.
The psychological functions of the muscular system will be a topic as well, such as the 27 fear centers and how to work through the different defensive layers, reaching the core of love.
Between the mountains of Lure and the Luberon, 1h30 from Avignon or Aix, in the heart of Provence, 400-year-old medicine, fruit and chestnut trees, a three-hundred-year-old sheepfold, make this 20-hectare estate an ideal place for healing. Calm, silence, the gentle energy of nature are all qualities that you will appreciate. This place has its own history that continues through every moment, around the people who stay there and the various courses that take place there. Newly created as an Osho center in the Alpes de Haute Provence, it is naturally intended to host other activities that combine so simply with meditation.
Postal code: 04150
Village: Simiane La Rotonde
Date: May 10, 2022 - May 15, 2022 Training is 950 € + Full board accommodation (between 410 € and 450 € / 6 days), including 3 meals (vegetarian and often gluten free) cooked by a professional, all drink during the day and use of the place and it’s facilities.
Time: start: 18:00 - end: 16:00
Location: France, Simiane La Rotonde
Place: hOme SHanti hOme
Training is 950 € +
Full board accommodation (between 410 € and 450 € / 6 days), including 3 meals (vegetarian and often gluten free) cooked by a professional, all drink during the day and use of the place and it’s facilities.