with Vivian Revitt and Peter East, May 7th – 12th 2014 Govinda Valley Retreat Otford NSW
This retreat is open to psychotherapists, psychologists, counsellors, body-workers, mental health practitioners, social workers, allied health practitioners and those interested in a somatic approach to both their personal and professional relationships.
“Our quality of presence is frequently the difference that makes the difference”
There are many things that shape our relationships and inform our work as therapists – our particular training, the theoretical frameworks we draw from, our personalities and our own psycho-emotional histories…. all of these things play a role in how we engage with the people we are working with.
Irrespective of our style or orientation there is a quiet slow place that we can at times work from. When we slow the body and the mind we may find that we are met and accompanied by a gentle presence. This is a place of wisdom, of heart and soul that can greatly serve the therapeutic process, in fact all aspects of our lives, even in the midst of challenging circumstances. When we rest deeply into this place with no avoidance of anything, relaxing away from recoil, it becomes easier to accept what is truly our experience.
We touch a place where change can happen. Not necessarily a change in circumstance but perhaps a change in how we experience and process our lives. The urgency to ‘solve’ presenting issues can often distract us from being and working together in a different way, this quieter, slower way.
Human relationship is the sacred context in which we accept the obligation of consciousness to learn, mature psychologically and transform. When we come together as a group committed to an in depth study of our humanness we discover extraordinary potential at the core of our being. This work will be the focus of these 5 days.
You will experience the essential qualities and skills underpinning the principles of Somatic Psychotherapy. You will also develop an understanding of the practical applications of this way of working. These skills can augment your current therapeutic practice.
The teaching methodology will include theoretical presentation, experiential exercises, discussion, personal reflection and there will be time for quiet contemplation. “Our quality of embodied presence is frequently the difference that makes the difference.”
Vivian Revitt; Diploma Somatic Psychotherapy, Grad. Cert Adult Education U.T.S. Sydney, Certified Hakomi Therapist, Member A.S.P.A.-A.T.M.S.-H.A.A.
Peter East; BA, Dip Somatic Psychotherapy, Grad Certificate Ad Ed, Member A.S.P.A.
$1490. Early bird registration if received by 31st March 2014.
$1590. After 31st March 2014
Price includes accommodation and all meals.
Govinda Valley Retreat, 51 Lady Carrington Rd, Otford, NSW
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photo credit: artist in doing nothing