BELOW IS A LIST OF OUR UPCOMING WORKSHOPS FOR OCTOBER/NOVEMBER
BOOKINGS STILL AVAILABLE ON https://iahip.org/workshops-2
Saturday, October 20th, 2018
Facilitator: Jim Fitzgibbon
Gordon Wheeler’s says: “A generation of men has grown up and reached midlife in a “world without fathers.” Meanwhile, they have become fathers themselves, either to their own children or as mentors, teachers, supervisors, and helping professionals. This workshop will explore the strengths, blocks, joys and pains in the roles of “fathers”, with particular emphasis on the male-male nurturing relationship. Using exercises and group process, we will focus on issues of intimacy, shame, dependency, and the unexamined pain as having to serve as our own models.”
Using these lenses, this workshop is intended to be a safe, experiential, place to re-orient, where you can explore together the meaning of “being a human” instead of “being a man”. Wheeler says that to “be not do”, to not “try to fix it” are the hardest thing for guys. Together we can explore being there with rather than being there for“.
This workshop is open to all caring professionals – psychotherapists, counsellors, social workers, nurses, teachers etc.
Sunday, November 4th, 2018:
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”.
Saturday 10th November 2018
Dancing the Inner Body: Tuning In, Being Moved: Exploring the Unconscious Through Movement
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 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.