Focusing with the Whole Body: The Bodying Person in Psychotherapy
Workshop 30. September – 2. October 2022 in Budapest
In this workshop we will explore how Focusing with the whole Body expands classical Focusing-oriented-Therapy. It deepens the therapeutic relationship with fresh dimensions of embodiment on the intra- as well as inter-personal level.
To help in this I will present some of the process-elements that I have developed or that emerged as relevant in the course of my work: The Body-Process Language, Relational
Em-Bodying, Grounding into Being Here, Life Living from Itself, Pendulating between “what is more” and a life situation, that needs attention.
Focusing with the Whole Body provides many trauma-prophylactic process elements that will be shared during the workshop. We will also address emotional fatigue – especially significant in times of crisis like Covid, war, the environmental situation etc. Issues of self- care, organismic regulation and co-regulation will be addressed – as well as how a sense meaningful living may be traced and carried forward The workshop will be informed by Gendlin`s philosophy. Cases studies and other applications can be shared, if there is interest and time for that.
Astrid Schillings: Focusing came into her life in 1981, when a student of Person Centered psychology. It resonated deeply with her wondering what it is to be human, why we are here. In that spirit she became a Psychotherapist/Psychologist. She has been exploring and teaching extensively on the interface of Sensitive Body-Awareness (Mindfulness, Somatic Experiencing, Qi Gong, Authentic Movement, Feldenkrais) It took her years to let her entry into Focusing with the Whole Body (FWB) carry forward beyond any traditional setting. She teaches – professionals, therapist and everybody interested – internationally as well as in her training centre in Cologne. She has been in ongoing conversation with Gene Gendlin on his extended understanding of the living body.