Dealing with Trauma in Therapy and Bodywork
Dive deeper and fly higher in a group of international moving people! Connect roots and wings!
People are vulnerable, many of us have experienced traumatic events, from birth to negligent or abusive care, from experiences of violence and war to operations and accidents or disasters. Unresolved and traumatic memories tend to block the natural flow of energies in the mind, body and soul.
Dealing with old, open wounds costs a lot of energy and can cause somatic and psychological symptoms.
Compensation helps to survive and function, but symptoms and crises are constant reminders of an underlying chronic post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Bodyworkers and therapists are confronted with clients who often suffer from deep, hidden, and underlying PTSD symptoms that cause all kinds of comorbid disorders. Above all, they are challenged by difficult clients to develop their skills, knowledge, clarity and awareness, and are challenged to undergo an ongoing self-awareness process.
IBT - Integrative Moving Trauma Therapy, supported by Soul Rhythm's conscious dance and bodywork.
With the body and movement-oriented approach of IBT resources are built up and the affect regulation ability is increased.
Practical exercises make it easier to recognize dissociation and the transgression of the tolerance window of the nervous system at an early stage. Client security and mindful approach are in the foreground.
The work will take place throughout the group, in smaller groups and in individual therapy sessions within the group.
This workshop counts as IBT Module 1: Introduction Day and Module 2: Body and Movement Perception for Psychotherapists
Bodyworkers and therapists who want to acquire basic knowledge about trauma and post-traumatic stress and are open to learning through action.
Willingness to learn by processing one's own unresolved traumatic memories as well as moving within a group of co-workers, led by a teacher with and without music.
Contents and goals:
Every morning there is an introduction to IBT for those who work therapeutically. The basics and impact factors of process-oriented trauma therapy and practical exercises from the repertoire of IBT are taught and practiced.
In this workshop you will learn:
Every evening, those who want to engage in free, guided movement in a group will have the opportunity to use dance as a self-experience.
The two "Concious Dance" styles, 5 Rhythms and Soul Motion will support you with their respective maps and frames.
All of this happens in the safe and supportive space of appreciation and respect for each other.
Literature: (in German)
Bewegung als Ressource in der Traumabehandlung, Praxishandbuch IBT - Integrative Bewegte Traumatherapie von Romana Tripolt: Klett - Cotta, Reihe Leben Lernen 287, ISBN 978-3-608-89180-5
Mag. Romana Tripolt
Psychologist and Psychotherapist/Psychodrama, Austria, working with traumatized clients for 20 years. Developer of IBT - Integrative Movement Traumatherapy
Founder of the Traumahealing Institute Vienna and AT - Academy for Traumatherapy, EMDR Europe Trainer, Brainspotting Coteacher and Consultant, Member of ICMTA, International Conscious Movement Teacher Association, Founding member of EMDR Network Austria, Member in ÖNT- Austrian Network for Traumatherapy, GPTG - Association for Psychotraumatologie and Violence research, ÖBVP - Austrian Occupational Union of Psychotherapists
Martin Steixner, MSc
Soul Motion Teacher, trained by Vinn Arjuna Martí in the US, Natural Health Professional (Deutscher Heilpraktiker), Master of Public Health, Imago® Facilitator, Trager® Practitioner, Developer of Soulrhythms Bodywork, Member of ICMTA, International Conscious Movement Teacher Association
Venue and Accommodation:
Auroville, 605 104 Tamil Nadu, South India
Booking of flights and rooms has to be done by yourself.
The nearest airport is Chennai. Taxi from Chennai Airport to Auroville is around RPS 2500.- (40 $, 32 €).
There are a lot of nice guest houses in different categories in the center of Auroville: Please book directly at guesthouses.auroville.org
Contribution: € 480 in combination with the Conscious Dance units € 580
Reduced price for participants coming from India or other Low Income Countries on request.
Participation in the workshop
Support in connecting with other participants for travel issues
Support in finding good paces to stay before, during and after the workshop
Consulting for day-tips, sightseeings and traveling in South India
Auroville consists of an international population which we like to welcome for the dance units in the evening in our circle.
There will be enough time between the workshop units to visit other Communities or the Matrimandir in Auroville, for spending relaxing hours on the beach, for getting a massage or visit the Sri Aurobindo Ashram in Pondycherry.
Feb. 1st to Feb 8th, 2020
Feb 1 is arraival day, workshop start on Feb 2 in the evening!