Designed for women with a background in movement and personal psychotherapy. Elements include working with dreams in the body (Dreamdancing®), Authentic Movement (“active imagination in movement”), creative methods from Marion Woodman’s BodySoul Rhythms® approach, Somatics and neuroscience.
The alchemical metaphor provides a guide for the embodied individuation journey in the practice of psychotherapy.
Elements from Jungian theory, neuroscience and attachment work will be interwoven and further integrated
through movement, somatic awareness, witnessing practice, drawing, writing and discussion.
In this 5-day retreat for experienced movers we will engage the Alchemical metaphor as it relates to bodily experience in the process of healing and change, integrating moving and witnessing practice, Jungian theory, embodied experience, dreaming, drawing and writing.
Who Can Benefit:
Therapists will have an opportunity to gain an embodied understanding of the somatic intricacies in the therapeutic relationship, enhancing their ability to be present in a more vital, increasingly conscious way. Dreams, images, myth and metaphor reflect the body’s intelligence as it seeks lived experience, and furthers the healing process.
Artists will have an opportunity to move through old patterns, and to reconnect with the lifeblood of their own aesthetic impulse.
Educators may replenish by returning to the wisdom of the body, as our original text.
Those who seek will have an opportunity to embody questions of the spirit.
1) Stromsted, T. (in press). The Alchemy of Authentic Movement: Awakening Spirit in the Body, in Dance, Somatics and Spiritualities: Contemporary Sacred Narratives ~ Leading edge voices in the field: Sensory experiences of the divine, (Eds.) Amanda Williamson, Glenna Batson, Sarah Whatley and Rebecca Weber (available on Amazon Books, December, 2014)
2) Stromsted, T. & Seiff, D. (in press). Dances of psyche and soma: Re-Inhabiting the body in the wake of emotional trauma. In D. F. Sieff (Ed.), Understanding and healing emotional trauma: Conversations with pioneering clinicians and researchers. London, UK: Routledge. (available on Amazon Books, December, 2014).
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Contact: Tina@AuthenticMovement-BodySoul.com ; Tel: 415-668-7857