About the conference
About the conference
25-27 may 2019
The conference is aimed at psychologists, psychotherapists, body psychotherapists, physicians, athletes and people seeking alternative therapies. Speakers with many years’ experience of working with clients will tell us about the influence the mind has on the body. Methods of working with the body in the psychological context will be presented. We will have the pleasure of working with outstanding specialists from the USA, the Netherlands, Germany, Great Britain, Denmark and, of course, from Poland.
All lectures will be translated into Polish, while lectures in Polish will be translated for foreigners into English (simultaneous interpretation).
Lectures are planned for the first day, with a lot of practice on the second day. Workshop registration will be organised on the first come first served basis.
In order to be rational, the mind must be rooted in the emotional signals sent by the body.
WHAT WE ARE GOING TO TALK ABOUT
President of Stowarzyszenie Nowa Psychologia (New Psychology Association).
Dorota Hołówka President of the Nowa Psychologia Association
Levels of insight
Lecture and workshop presents MARIANNA BENTZEN
Most psychotherapy systems are built to help people change by getting new insights about themselves and their relationships. In fact, conscious personality change can only happen through discoveries, insights and decisions.
So, what do we do when…
- the client isn’t having any new discoveries or insights?
- the client somehow can’t use discoveries and insights to change …
- or even remember the ones that seemed so important a day or a week ago?
In this lecture, Marianne will outline the three basic levels of insight and how to recognize them. She will describe how these skills develop in childhood and use this developmental model to point to the most useful methods and frames for psychotherapy – and for our own weaknesses!
RT – Resource Therapy
Lecture and workshop presents RACHPORN SANGKASAAD TAAL
Resource Therapy (RT) has been developed by Professor Gordon Emmerson. The origins of RT comes from Ego State Therapy (EST) which has been developed by Professor J.G. Watkins and H. Watkins.
RT an efficient psychotherapeutic approach based on the premise that our personality is not one homogenous whole but is composed of a number of parts. These parts are termed Resources because they each have different skills and abilities. A part of you may want one thing, whilst another part of you may want something completely different. I.e. “A part of me wants to buy this car, but another part of me wants to save the money for the holiday to Australia I’ve been dreaming about.”
Sometimes our parts do not behave in ways we would like them to behave: You might think: “I know I shouldn’t do it, but I just can’t seem to stop myself from checking the locks everyday”, or, “I can’t stop myself from eating sweets”. There are many behaviors people can find upsetting, yet cannot seem to stop from doing like smoking, alcohol addictions, workaholism and OCD behaviors are just a few from a long list.
The aim of RT seeks to bring normality to all of our parts, recognizing all parts of us as valuable resources. RT is a powerful, short-term therapy, because it insures that the personality part with the issue is the one that is Conscious and FELT in the body during therapy. RT gains access to the Sensory Experience Memories (SEM). Combining RT with bodywork supports even more a change in the sensory-motor system.
In Resource Therapy, the therapist understands that there is an underpinning cause, and that the part of us that is doing the unwanted behavior is not the cause, rather it is the part of us that is trying to protect us from feeling bad like lonely, anxious, guilty, ashamed or rejected.
RT is a respectful therapeutic theory and practice which acknowledges and validates the personality’s needs for internal and external health and harmony.
Personality parts are Resources and when a Resource becomes pathological the result is distress (Prof G. Emmerson).
The workshop presents JACEK PANSTER
Gestalt therapy treats the human being as a whole in the psychic, physical, spiritual and social dimensions. The aim of the Gestalt therapist is to create favorable conditions for the development of the personality by expanding the awareness of one’s own thoughts, feelings and desires, and to draw attention to the sensations that flow from the body. All this is happening in the real experience HERE and NOW, based on a supportive therapeutic relationship.
Difficult experiences here are an opportunity to broaden your awareness and, consequently, make changes in your life through conscious choices. Man becomes responsible for himself and his life.
The aim of the Gestalt therapist is to help the client realize their feelings and needs, discover their own possibilities and real impact on their lives.
The workshop presents AGNIESZKA KLIMEK
The workshop presents ADA STOLARCZYK
TRE® is an innovative series of exercises that assist the body in releasing deep muscular patterns of stress, tension and trauma. The exercises safely activate a natural reflex mechanism of shaking or vibrating that releases muscular tension, calming down the nervous system. When this muscular shaking/vibrating mechanism is activated in a safe and controlled environment, the body is encouraged to return back to a state of balance.
Tension & Trauma Releasing Exercises (or TRE®) is based on the fundamental idea, backed by research, that stress, tension and trauma is both psychological and physical. TRE®’s reflexive muscle vibrations generally feel pleasant and soothing. After doing TRE®, many people report feelings of peace and well-being. TRE® has helped many thousands of people globally.
TRE® is designed to be a self-help tool that, once learned, can be used independently as needed throughout one’s life, thereby continuously supporting and promoting personal health and wellness.
The workshop will presents AGNIESZKA SUT
Biodanza as a response to the most important human needs in the world of virtuous chaos.
A movement full of expression that is created from an archetypal gesture. The music that accompanies him and the meetings between the participants of the classes that create the emotion, are the elements that use the Biodanzy method to introduce the participant to the process evoked by positive ecofactors. Lack of the possibility of verbalization during the class introduces into the state of emotional intensity, which looks for forms of expression through movement.
According to the theoretical model developed by the creator of Biodanzy, prof. Rolando Toro, a psychologist and Cilean anthropologist, a man to feel a part of life (a condition indispensable to maintaining the homeostasis of the organism), needs him to create conditions to express the genetic potential with which he came into the world. To give him the conditions to meet human needs.
Biodanza creates a space in which to stimulate vitality and the feeling that I live. Emotionality and the need to belong to the community, contact with other people. Creativity in life and finding solutions. Pleasure. A sense of emotion in the body and the ability to recognize them. Transcendencyjność.
Biodanza is an international method, with many scientific publications on its effect on health.
EMI – EYE MOVEMENT INTEGRATION THERAPY
Lecture and workshop presents MINNIE JEANNE LOUBSER
The human spirit has strong and natural tools for self-healing. Therefore, “EMI”, integration therapy with the eye is an innovative technique of neurotherapy using eye movement. This tool helps to release negative and recurring patterns of action caused by various injuries.
The EMI technology was developed in 1989 by American psychotherapists: Connirae and Steve Andreas. EMI is a very innovative and powerful way to work with eye movements. During EMI, as with EMDR, eye movements with a guide are used. However, in contrast to the rapid eye movements (REM) used in EMDR, in EMI slowness, directed fluid eye movements (SPEM) are conducted throughout the client’s field of view. This facilitates access to fragmented traumatic memories, with all sensory, affective and somatic information related to them.
The client also begins to gain access to memories, experiences, insights and resources from other aspects of his life, thus integrating traumatic memories into a broader, healthier context. This process helps to move the trauma from the current tense memory to the past time memory. Customers report that they experience EMI as a more respectful and milder form of eye movements in the treatment of injuries.
During EMI, the somatic / body memory is automatically accessed and the release of energy associated with incomplete somatic responses can be facilitated. This process helps the brain-mind-body, find a very fast and effective way to self-heal.
METHOD: The presentation will take place in the form of a 60-minute lecture, followed by a 3-hour workshop with demonstration and interactive experience of the participants. Case discussions describe how this combination of innovative therapies helped to cure Complex PTSD, trichotillomania, phobias, panic attacks and non-epileptic seizures.
EFFECTS OF EDUCATION: During the lecture, participants can get a better insight into the effects of trauma in the brain-mind-body system. Participants will be able to explain how access to visual cues, neurological networks, limbic (affective) systems and body memories are combined and trigger flashbacks, panic and other PTSD symptoms and behaviors, what EMI is and how it facilitates healing.
During the workshop, participants will see how their own eye access points are connected to the resource zones in their field of view. A live demonstration will be conducted to demonstrate the full process of the EMI therapy session.
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DMT – Dance Movement Therapy
Lecture and workshop presents IZABELA GUZEK
Dance therapy is based on the use of movement as a process that increases physical, mental and spiritual integration of people. The basic elements of dance – movement and rhythm become the way to achieve harmony of body and mind, make it easier to get to know yourself and your emotions, as well as communicate with other people.
Lecture and workshop presents GRZEGORZ PAWŁOWSKI
During the lecture you will realize what breath is and how important it is in therapy, personal development and self-realization. Breath is our first major life fuel. It is the foundation of the pyramid of healthy life. It has an anti-stress effect. Freed breathing is also an effective natural tool for shaping life, passing challenges and life turns. By its very nature, it has many therapeutic properties. Breath helps you quickly touch the nature of the problems that trouble us and find effective solutions. Enables efficient contact with the emotional and physical sphere, transforms – often it is the fastest way to solve the challenges we face. The effects are quickly translated into everyday life. You will experience and practically discover 4 valuable breathing techniques for the 4 spheres of our lives.
The workshop will present ANNA ZUBRZYCKI
Mindfulness is the art of conscious life, through systematic observation and exploration of the nature of one’s own mind. Mindfulness is defined as drawing attention to the present moment through the experience of a given moment in a non-judgmental and accepting manner. Thanks to the training and the set of techniques, we slowly develop and develop a sense of conscious body and mind. A key aspect in mindfulness training is the attitude of benevolence, which supports the process of self-discovery and thanks to that it also enables one to open up to others. The lecture will contain the latest research results as well as areas for practical application of this approach.
Referral of the unacceptable, accepting attention to the current experience leads to better contact with your body and mind, enables a fuller and deeper understanding of yourself.
The observation itself based on mindfulness triggers self-regulating processes of our body, which can result, among others, in the reduction of physical and mental symptoms of stress. In addition, the calm, rhythmic, deep breath that accompanies the practice of mindfulness can reduce stress through a stabilizing, positive effect on the functioning of the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system.
The workshop will present JACEK PASZKOWSKI
The Feldenkrais method, commonly referred to as Feldenkrais, is a system of somatic education developed by Moshe Feldenkrais (1904 – 1984), which uses the movement to develop self-awareness and improve functioning. At the core of Feldenkrais’ Method is the assumption that the development of kinesthetic self-awareness (that is connected with body movement, body position relative to oneself, the degree of muscle tension), increased motor repertoire and development of motor potential and the discovery of easy, light and pleasant movement leads to improved well-being, increased well-being and reducing pain. The Feldenkrais method is an experimental method (that is, to benefit from it, you have to experience it on yourself, not watch or read about it), providing tools for self-observation, increasing awareness and ways to modify movement and action in general and to improve the learning process.
Moshe Feldenkrais claimed that it is healthier to learn than to be a patient. The method teaches new efficient movement patterns that are an alternative to habitual movement patterns. New neurological patterns and improvement of well-being may have (and often have) therapeutic effects.
Moshe Feldenkrais claimed that finding an easier and more pleasant movement can contribute to improving the quality of life and have an impact on intellectual and emotional functioning. He took it as follows: what I am striving for is a more plastic mind, not just a flexible body.
Feldenkrais drew on the wealth of fields he was most devoted to, namely physics, engineering and judo, as well as the teachings of such teachers as F.M. Alexander, Heinrich Jacoby, Mabel Todd, Gerda Alexander, G.I. Gurdżiejew, Elsa Gindler and many others.
The workshop will present ELIZA KUROWSKA
The One Brain® method is a modern, fast and permanent results system of therapeutic work with emotional difficulties in adults, adolescents and children.
Based on neurobiology, he uses the latest scientific findings about the functioning of the human brain, while representing a holistic approach to the body, mind and emotions.
OneBrain® system allows to restore, disturbed by stressful experiences, balance and communication between the cerebral hemispheres and further in the entire nervous system of the body.
One Brain® shows high effectiveness in reducing stress and therapy of emotional disorders and disorders: depression, anxiety, insomnia, autoaggression, obsessions, phobias, mania, bulimia, anorexia, post-traumatic stress disorder and many others.
It allows to radically change the mood and “stand on the feet” of people experiencing difficulties related to divorce, illness of their own or a loved one, after experiencing violence or mobbing.
Thanks to OneBrain®, it becomes possible to overcome the difficulties that until now could be insurmountable, such as continuous postponing important matters for later, maintaining the diet, jitters, unwanted outbursts of anger or problems in relationships.