These trainings are open only to those who are already qualified in Pulsing, and aim to help you extend and deepen your practice. As usual, the teaching will be predominantly experiential. The groups are small, with no more than 10 participants. Jenny Firkins of ZenBodywork is assistant facilitator. These one-day workshops do not run frequently, so early booking is recommended.
The Certificate training provides a comprehensive sequence for the whole body for Pulsing in the functional mode. In professional practice, however, you will often want to place additional focus on certain areas, and will need to be comfortable working in the other modes: pleasurable, meditative and psychotherapeutic. This calls for additional moves beyond the standard sequence, and for freestyle - the use of improvised movement.
As Pulsing is a body-to-body dialogue, moving away from a rigid sequence of moves is essential, both to engage the client appropriately and to maintain a vitality and creativity in your own relationship with Pulsing as a practice.
This one-day workshop will teach additional moves to the ones on the basic training to extend your repertoire; it will teach the side-lying form of Pulsing; we will also explore freestyle. Bring your curiosity, creativity and a willingness to experiment in a spirit of fun.
Saturday 17 November 2018
Pulsing is a transformative Reichian bodywork, a method of dissolving body armour and character armour in a gentle way and within a strongly relational framework. It is powerful on a somatic level whichever of the four modes is being used, but the psychotherapeutic mode brings conscious awareness into the mix, maximising the potential for deep transformation.
This one-day workshop will explore working with emotions and awareness: how and when to use verbal interventions and other psychotherapeutic techniques; how to mesh these with the bodywork; when to engage and when to back off; and the importance of self-care when working psychotherapeutically.
Even if you are not qualified to use Pulsing as an explicit body psychotherapy, this workshop will be useful, as clients will often go into emotional expression regardless of your working contract. Attendance requires you to be willing to be emotionally present and engaged. The day will include teaching of theory, awareness exercises, a Pulsing demonstration and hands-on practice.
Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to attend.
Workshop cost (single day) is £75.
Once I have confirmed your place, please make your payment as soon as possible. Your place is not guaranteed until payment has been received.
Colwood Gardens, Colliers Wood, London SW19 2DT
The venue is 1 minutes walk from Colliers Wood underground station (Northern Line). There are also buses into Wimbledon (British Rail and District Line tube). Parking restrictions are in force on Saturdays in the roads closest to the centre. Parking is not restricted in Zone CW, just around the corner from the tube station.
The venue has a kitchenette where drinks can be made; tea and coffee will be provided. Lunch may be brought or easily purchased nearby.
What to bring
Please bring clothing that is comfortable and does not restrict movement; t-shirt and jogpants or leggings are recommended (preferably cotton, as Lycra tends to be too slippery). You will also need a notebook and pen.
The workshops run from 10am to 6pm.
A Certificate of Attendance will be given to all participants.