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Mar 14 2020

Newport Beach
Introductory Psychodramatic Bodywork

This Introductory Psychodramatic Bodywork Workshop, for professionals only, combines two forms of psychotherapy: bodywork and psychodrama. The former involves safe touch to help individuals connect with the messages that are held in the body as pain, numbness and/or illness, and to increase somatic and emotional awareness and build capacity for secure attachment and greater intimacy. In the latter, blocked spontaneity from earlier traumas is unblocked and re-integrated through dramatic action methods.

The Introductory Level Workshop focuses on:
• Understanding, witnessing and experiencing the emotional release of anger, fear and sadness – from barely expressed to full released
• Increasing somatic and emotional awareness and building the capacity for healthy attachment and greater intimacy
• Learning where the body holds each of these emotions when they are unexpressed
• Learning and practicing guidelines for safe touch
• Increasing our comfort with the use of safe touch
• Increasing our somatic mindfulness
• Experiencing the integration of bodywork in the structure of a psychodrama
• Understanding how the holding of emotion affects the recovery process
• Closure theory

March 13-15, 2020
9:30 am – 5:00 pm each day
Newport Beach, CA

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Mar 14 2020

Retrieving the Treasure – Returning to Serve, Heal, and Transform the Wasteland

Our 2018 series, which has used myth and the Journey of the Heroine/Hero as a model for healing and transforming ourselves and our world, culminates in this final three-day workshop, which focuses on the Return of the Heroine/Hero.

During phase three, we again draw upon action methods and expressive arts, including the Sociometric Wheel, to help us explore:
• How the Heroine/Hero, who heard the Call and travelled the Journey to retrieve the Treasure, must Return home with those transformational gifts;
• How Global Citizens and Social Artists can nurture community, age consciously, share resources, and actively support the empowerment of all beings;
• The power of joining with kindred spirits in a compassionate community of support, inspiration, encouragement, and celebration; and
• A ‘winter’ of self-care needed to ponder and integrate transformational experience.

Participants will have the opportunity to:
• Identify and reflect upon the gifts they’ve received on the Journey – their Treasure;
• Interact compassionately with others in understanding how they might individually and collectively explore what it means to be Global Citizens and Social Artists;
• Access roles that can deepen their understanding of and experience with action methods and their use; and
• Reflect on how their learning might be incorporated personally and/or applied professionally after the workshop.

Though helpful, it is not necessary to have attended the previous two events. Indeed, as multifaceted beings, in one area of our life, we may be hearing a Call; in another, we may be experiencing the Journey; and in a further area, may be striving to integrate and apply new learning – the Return. The focus of this workshop is on the Return, but the overall heroine/hero’s journey remains the context and will be incorporated into the workshop.

Time: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. each day
ABE Hours: 18

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American Board of Examiners in Psychodrama, Sociometry and Group Psychotherapy
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