Transform Your Life Programme
Offered in cooperation with the Netherlands Institute of Core Energetics “NICE”. This programme is accepted as the first-year of the four-year CORE Energetics professional training programme offered by NICE www.coreenergetica.nl
The theme for the first year is to develop an understanding of the personality and the developmental history of a person. The mind, spirit, energy, emotions, personality and defenses are studied based on their interaction with the physiological body. The year is the foundation upon which the knowledge of Core Energetics (CE) is built. Students will learn about themselves, how they block their own creativity, movement, and life force.
Energy and Consciousness:
MARCH 9 (1-6PM), April 23 (7-10PM)
for programme students only
An introduction to the concepts of energy and consciousness and exercises to help the student experience: charge and discharge, expansion, contraction, flooding, leaking, and stasis. Principles of pain and pleasure, including breathing, movement, feelings, grounding, pulsations, life force and streamings. Participants will have the opportunity to experience a body reading.
Introduction to the Character Structures and Exploration of the Schizoid Defense:
MARCH 16 (6-9PM) MARCH 17,18 (9:30AM-5:30PM)
An overview of the character structures. What they are; their relationship to each developmental stage; and how their occurrence affects the energy flow which determines the shape of the body. The relationship of character defenses to psychopathology and personality disorders. Students receive an overall map of the structures; understanding how one follows from the other and their relationship to woundings at vulnerable developmental time periods. Also covered are the mask, lower self, and higher self statements of each structure and the universal life task of each structure.
Schizoid Defense: Understanding the effects of parental hatred or disinterest on a pre-ego development. Observation and the diagnosis of the physical structure of the schizoid defense. Experiential work in pairs concerning the developmental factors responsible for the schizoid personality. Techniques and approaches for working with this defense in the therapy session.
The Personality: Mask, Lower Self and Higher Self
FRIDAY, MAY 11 (1-6PM)
An overview of the mask (pseudo personality), lower self (destructive forces) and higher self (real self, truth and love). An introduction to the pyramid model of the human being in which mind, body, feelings, will and spirit interact holistically. A description of the Core Energetic model of energy and consciousness. Students work in dyads to experience the interplay of these theories in their own lives.
Exploration of the Psychopathic Defense:
FRIDAY, MAY 11 (7:30-9:30PM), SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, May 12,13 (9:30AM-5:30PM)
Understanding the role of seduction and betrayal in the developmental wound. Observation and diagnosis of the physical structure of the psychopathic defense. Experiential work concerning the developmental factors responsible for psychopathy. Working with this defense in the therapy session.
Exploration of the Oral Defense:
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, JUNE 29, 30 (9:30AM – 5:30PM)
Understanding abandonment and attachment issues and the resulting neediness or counter-dependence. Observation and diagnosis of the physical structure of the oral defense. Experiential work in pairs concerning the developmental factors responsible for orality. Approaches and techniques for working with this defense in the therapy session.
Orientation to the Body – The Segments and Exploration of Masochistic Defense
FRIDAY JULY 20 (6-9PM) SATURDAY AND SUNDAY JULY 21,22 (9:30AM-5:30PM)
An explanation of Reich’s seven body segments (ocular, oral, throat, chest, diaphragm, abdomen and pelvis). The history and evolution of Core Energetics in terms of the expansion and development of Reich’s segmental armoring. An exploration of movement and breathing as they relate to the segments of the body (the earthworm). An overview of how the different segments are related to specific character defenses. Introduction to the techniques used in unblocking frozen energy of the segments.
Masochistic Defense: Understanding enmeshment and autonomy issues. Observation and diagnosis of the physical structure of the masochistic defense. Experiential work concerning the developmental factors responsible for masochism. Working with techniques appropriate for the masochistic character structure in the therapy session.
Ego Functions and their Relationship to the Core and Exploration of the Rigid Defense
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 7 (6-9PM) SATURDAY AND SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 8,9 (9:30AM-5:30PM)
An in-depth exploration of the concept of ego in the Core Energetic model, which includes: the body as ego, transforming the ego, principles of self responsibility, the selfish aims of the negative ego, helping the ego to be in the service of the Core and the higher self, ego development and wounding in the different character structures. Emphasis is placed on the little ego and the big ego: the ego as it works for higher good and the ego as it fulfills selfish or unrealistic aims.
Rigid Defense: Understanding oedipal issues and the resulting split between the heart and the pelvis. Observation and diagnosis of the physical structure of the rigid defense. Experiential work concerning the developmental factors responsible for rigidity. Approaches for working with this defense in the therapy session.
Congratulations and Closing
WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 26 (7-9:30 PM)
The cost of the programme is £1800
Payment plans and scholarship available.
Select modules are open to the public and priced separately.
To reserve your space, or to ask question, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.