BELOW IS A LIST OF OUR UPCOMING WORKSHOPS FOR NOVEMBER
BOOKINGS STILL AVAILABLE ON https://iahip.org/workshops-2
A Few Places Still Available – Please Book Now
Saturday 10th November 2018
Facilitators: José Castilho & Jessica Cottee
In this experiential workshop, Jessica and José show how Butoh can be used by Psychotherapists to explore different ways of expression, with the body as a living entity as the raw material. Through transformation – one of the most important elements of Butoh – the body plays with surreal themes and androgynous forms with total disregard to the intentional creation of beautiful movements; instead dancers express primal human conditions. Movement in Butoh starts deep inside the flesh and bones until it breaks on the skin of the dancer, as the unconscious finds its expression into consciousness through movement. For that reason, Butoh movements can tap into both physiological and emotional aspects of the body, embrace the entirety of time lived from birth, and arise from intuition or spirituality. “The manifestation of these inner elements and transformation from one to another are not expressed through techniques; rather, they have already been present within the dancer’s body and are actualized out of their dormancy.” (Masaki Iwana, Essays on the Art and Philosophy of Butoh) Jessica and José will guide participants to experience their own physical expression of hidden inner elements through a day of Butoh.
Jessica Cottee is an IAHIP pre-accredited counsellor and psychotherapist, who trained at Dublin Counselling and Therapy Centre and currently works with adults in private practice. With a background in languages and a passion for dance, she is curious about the ways of bringing a form to sensations and using creative practices as a vehicle for expressing uniqueness.
Having trained from a young age in classical ballet, modern and African dance, Jessica has more recently worked with Butoh masters Minako Seki, Masaki Iwana and Yumiko Yoshioka, and through the practice has found a direct and gentle way to explore and express the shades of her life. She is researching how this embodied art form can be applied in a therapeutic context.
José Castilho is a psychotherapist trained in the Irish Institute of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy and a full member of The Irish Analytical Psychology Association (IAPA), the professional body representing Jungian psychology in the Irish Council for Psychotherapy (ICP). He has a private practice in Capel Street, and he also works as a psychotherapist for the Gay Men’s Health Services (GMHS). He has a long-term interest in dance and movement, trained in classical ballet, Isadora Duncan technique and other forms of movement. He has trained in Butoh with Juju Alishina, Minako Seki and Yumiko Yoshioka, he has an interest in Butoh as an art form and as a way of accessing and exploring the unconscious.
Sunday 18th November 2018
Facilitator: Barbara Dowds
Depression and Anxiety: Disorders of the Self? Causes and the implications for working with these conditions
Depression, together with its associated condition of anxiety, affects about one in five people in the developed world. It is increasing by 20% per year and therefore cannot be attributed to ‘bad’ genes – despite the prevalence of this belief within the medical model. What are the alternative explanations? It is central to Barbara’s evolutionary perspective that depression has a purpose, whose message we ignore at our peril. Accordingly, she will put forward a biopsychosocial model, in which the impact of social conditions on both childhood vulnerability and adult triggers will be explored. In particular, she will examine the ways in which our current ways of living block the satisfaction of fundamental human needs, including our rootedness and belonging, the development of an authentic and embodied a sense of self and our capacities for relationship and meaning. Barbara – inviting case examples from participants – will discuss the implications of her analysis for working with depression in the therapy room. In experiential sessions, we will also learn to interpret the signals of our own depression, not as a disease to be cured, but as a wake-up call telling us that all is not well in our personal and social world.
Barbara Dowds is a psychotherapist and supervisor working in Greystones, Co. Wicklow. She taught on a B.Sc. in counselling and psychotherapy for ten years and was a university lecturer in genetics prior to 2002. Barbara is the author of numerous articles and two books, the latest Depression and the Erosion of the Self in Late Modernity (Routledge, 2018).
Saturday, 24th and Sunday, 25th November 2018
Facilitators: Anne McCormack & Jenny Dean
It is said ‘your biography becomes your biology’ and that we are the sum total of all that has happened to us. The purpose of these workshops is to provide a safe environment to explore where you are in your life right now and where you might be heading.
In the workshop we will provide a safe environment to work experientially, focusing on the importance of the body in sustaining and maintaining psychological, emotional, physical and spiritual well-being. We will also encourage you to explore the past and present stories of your life that support or hinder a connection with your own wisdom and life-force.
We combine a mix of bodywork techniques, group activities, creative activities, movement and meditation to support expression and body-mind awareness and all of our work is supported by a theoretical framework using specific techniques and activities to bring focus to the BodyMind. Some of those techniques include movement, dance, voice, and art to chart your journey through the weekend. Subtle body movement and interactive Bioenergetic exercises, which can connect to emotion in the moment and bring it through to safe expression. Meditation and mindfulness using active and guided meditations, body scanning and visualization for BodyMind awareness and relaxation. These meditations are a powerful way to feel into your body and become more present.
Anne McCormack MIAHIP, IACP. is an accredited Biodynamic & Integrative Psychotherapist & Trainer who has seventeen years’ experience working with group dynamics and training students of psychotherapy in the Tracht Psychotherapy Foundation. She also works in one to one private practice in both Athlone and Galway.
Jenny Deane MIAHIP is an accredited Biodynamic & Integrative Psychotherapist specializing in Body Orientated Psychotherapy and working in one to one private practice. She is an experienced group facilitator has been working with adults and young people for the past 15years, in many different settings. Jenny loves to work deeply, supporting people to see who they really are, in a safe, caring and fun way.