1. About the school:
The School for integrative personal work and therapy work is a four-year programme of training in the area of the integrative body-oriented psychotherapy and spirituality.
Through the four-year programme the students are presented with a complete overview of contemporary integrative body-oriented psychotherapy orientations from both, theoretical and practical, i.e. experiential perspective.
Together with personal development, which is the focus of the first two years of the programme, in the 3rd and the 4th year the attention is shifted to therapy. In that sense, one’s own personal development becomes the basis of the high-quality therapy work or the application of the therapy-related methods in other professions.
The personal development programme and therapy work programme are consolidated within the four-year training programme, and within the mandatory programme, the students decide which one to put their focus on or to remain focused on both programmes.
At the same time, in order to acquire their diploma, the students undertake to carry out their obligations referring to working as therapists, regardless of their future intentions concerning professional psychotherapy.
More about the School and the related obligations may be found here.
2. Overview of topics for therapy work:
- Relation therapist-client
- Methodology of working with character defences
- Body-reading: physical–energy-psychodynamic diagnostics
- Techniques relating to segmental armouring (body-muscular-energy armour)
- Regressive body work
- Techniques of working with a roller – for opening the rear segments of the body-armour
- Techniques of working with mats for the purpose of opening the frontal segments and integration of frontal and rear segments
- Work related to establishing the flow through all segments and the connection between them
- Psychodynamic understanding of body-energy work
- Complementarity and integration of the methodology of work with character defences and object relations
- Working with early trauma
- Techniques of dissolving and breaking through blocks
- Adulthood and taking responsibility for one’s own transfer of trauma – unconscious selfishness
- Four steps of Core energetics therapy: braking through the mask, discharge of the Lower Self, centring in the Higher Self, discovery of life plan
- Techniques of the Jungian integrative dream analysis
- Working with chakras and subtle bodies
- Energy contact in the therapy process
- Working with intention in the context of therapy
- Importance of mirroring – why, how and when to mirror a person during therapy
- Integration process
- Healthy entrance into the role of a therapist
- Ethics for therapists
- Application of therapy-related methods in other professions
3. Teacher team:
4. Supervision team:
5. Recommended literature:
A.H. Almaas: The Pearl Beyond Price, Diamond Books, 1988
Stephen M. Johnson: Characterological Transformation, Norton & Company, New York, 1985.
Stephen M. Johnson: The Symbiotic Character, Norton & Company, New York, 1991.
Sue Gerhardt: Why Love Matters, Routledge, New York, 2009
Peter A. Levine: Healing Trauma: Restoring the Wisdom of the Body, Sounds True, Colorado, 2008.
Alexander Lowen: Bioenergetics, Penguin Books, New York, 1994.
Theresa Sheppard Alexander: Facing the Wolf: Inside the Process of Deep Feeling Therapy, Plume, 1997.
Sheldon Kopp: Back to One: A Practical Guide for Psychotherapists, Science and Behavior Books, 1977.