Our 2019/2020 Workshops details are now available to view on our website https://iahip.org/workshops-2
Workshop 6 – November 9, 2019
Facilitators: Linda Hanlon & Maria Mc Grane
The workshop will explore the symbolism contained within the universal phenomena of fairy tales, exploring the important role symbolic thinking plays in childhood development and consequently in adults, from both individual and collective unconscious perspectives. The workshop will consist of didactic presentation and experiential exercises designed to facilitate creative exploration of outlined themes and relevance in the therapy relationship.
Workshop 7 – November 17, 2019
Facilitator: Karen Shorten
The workshop gives participants the opportunity and space in which to explore awareness, contact, process, incorporating transference and counter-transference from a Gestalt perspective.
We work collaboratively and creatively in an experiential process exploring the relational, to understand the dynamics between the person as a therapist and the client, paying particular attention to the “now”.
Workshop 8 – November 24, 2019
Facilitators: Jessica Cottee & José Castilho
Jessica and José would like to build on their workshop from last year in which participants tuned in to their inner experience. This year, we propose to focus on perception and invite participants to explore not only visual perception but other senses and parts of the body too. It is not necessary to have attended last year’s workshop or to have any prior experience in dance.
Elements of Butoh dance will be used to perceive and experience the mind-body, and to give a container for this in order to provide movement. Perception contrasts with expression, since nothing is pushed or forced to the surface, but more passively given time and space to be released. 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)
We hope the workshop will support the therapists’ practice by providing ways to further sensitise the body and increase body resonance within ourselves and in relation to our clients, thereby expanding the quality of connection we can offer. We hope participants will also feel nourished, refreshed and enjoy the chance to move and deepen their awareness of themselves.