Our 2019/2020 Workshops details are now available to view on our website https://iahip.org/workshops-2
Workshop 11 – January 26th, 2020
Facilitator: Bernadette Divilly
Moving Awareness practice through the use of Contemplative Dance and Authentic Movement practice provides therapists in supervision with a route to understanding how we metabolize our own internal states and those of our clients through the body awareness and action. It’s a gentle way to cultivate presence and to explore somatic counter-transference.
In this experiential workshop, participants will be introduced to the Contemplative Dance Practice (www.barbaradilley.com) translated by Dance Movement Psychotherapist Bernadette Divilly to explore the supervision process within psychotherapy and some of the witnessing principles of authentic movement.
Contemplative Dance Practice (CDP) mingles the discipline of meditation and improvisation in a simple structure using personal awareness practice, open space and discussion/ reflection time. Participants will practice tracking kinesthetic delight and cultivating awareness while engaging with the four pillars of mindful movement practices. The intention is to apply the CDP model to support supervision as interactive field. Attention will be directed towards client care as the core activator of the movement process. This workshop is focused on being a support to the supervision processes and not as supervision. Its primary purpose will be to welcome and be with the unknown kindly. This workshop is suitable for experienced supervisors and professionals who are engaging with supervision in a variety of contexts.
Workshop 12 – February 22nd & 23rd, 2020
Facilitators: Anne McCormack & Jennifer Deane
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.