Category Archives: Workshops

Kiev: Flesh and Bones of the Situation

Jean Marie Robine sitting with Ruella Frank

June 14-16, 2016

Flesh and Bones of the Situation

with Ruella Frank and Jean-Marie Robine
The workshop is co-organized by
KGU – Kiev Gestalt University, and
UICGT – Ukrainian Institute for Contemporary Gestalt Therapy

LOCATION
Kiev, Ukraine
St. Lutheran 6 B, Office 36
Kiev Gestalt University

For more information and registration, please contact:

KGU:
email
+38 (044) 230 94 47
+38 (044) 229 43 08
KGU Workshop Page

UICGT:
email
+38 (067) 105 08 36
+38 (095) 534 07 95
UICGT Workshop Page


About the workshop:

During this experiential, experimental and theoretical workshop, we will explore the core concepts of Gestalt therapy and unify them with those of somatic development.

We will demonstrate how fundamental movements are inextricably linked to contacting as primary experience, and how kinesthetic resonance contributes to the “id of situation” and underlies intentionality.

Through mini-lecture, experiment, experiential demonstration and discussion, we will involve ourselves in action-research to enhance our fundamental comprehension and deepen our daily practice.


Download the Workshop Flyer here, or by clicking either of the images below. Both images link to the full two page PDF file:


Milan: Open Workshop

March 17-18, 2016

Open Workshop:
Traumatic Attaching: a Phenomenological Approach

with Ruella Frank, Ph.D.

LOCATION
Milan, Italy
Conference Center “Turro,”
25 Via Stamira D’Ancona, Map

Underground:
M1 (red line), towards Sesto FS, stop: Turro Network map

Fee:
310 Euros until February 15, 2016;
360 Euros after February 15, 2016

For more information and registration, please contact :
Istituto di Gestalt HCC
www.gestalt.it
or for English Speakers register by sending an email to: info@gestalt.it


About the workshop:

According to the traditional perspective on the development of trauma in the first years of a baby’s life, the parent initiates what is thought to become a habitual traumatic reaction in the child.

Consequently, the baby reacts to the parent in ways that are rigid and repetitive.  This understanding of developmental trauma, however, does not take into consideration the relational dynamics that are part and parcel of any organizing experience.

Observing baby and parent interactions from a relational and contextual perspective and through micro-movements, it can be seen how the baby’s behaviors can powerfully impact their parents and can generate the threat of re-traumatizing for them.

This two day workshop will center on the interaction patterns of both baby and parent that over time create traumatic attaching and the passage of intergenerational trauma.

We will also explore how these early patterns influence the unfolding patient and psychotherapist relationship in the here-and-now.

Moscow: Flesh and Bones of the Situation

Jean Marie Robine sitting with Ruella Frank

June 10-12, 2016

Flesh and Bones of the Situation

with Ruella Frank and Jean-Marie Robine

LOCATION
Moscow, Russia
St. N. Basamannaya, 28, Building 1
Center of Psychology “Youcanlive”

For more information and registration, please call:
+7 (499) 390 20 12
www.youcanlive.ru

There are discounts available for groups of more than 5 people.


Workshop page on youcanlive.ru:

Image of Youcanlive.com Moscow Workshop webpage

Oslo: Open Workshop

Oslo 2008: Infant behaviors and their relation to adult psychotherapy treatment

The Center for Somatic Studies and the Norsk Gestaltinstitutt in Oslo are working together to provide workshops in Developmental Somatic Psychotherapy, the work of Ruella Frank, Ph.D., for those English speaking clinicians wishing to enhance their therapy practice through an understanding of somatic and developmental processes.

If you’re interested in participating in a future workshop to be held in Oslo, then please sign up to receive the Center’s email notifications by filling out the form in the right hand column.

The workshops in November of 2015 are:

Open Workshop:
Developing Presence

November 19 and 20, 2015

Registration
 

DSP Graduates only:
Supervision Group

November 21, 2015, 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Please email Ruella Frank to reserve your place and for further information.

Workshop Details:

1. Postgraduate Workshop:
Developmental Somatic Psychotherapy

This workshop is closed.


2. Open Workshop:
Developing Presence

“I see you see me. I feel you feel me.”

Presence develops through finding ourselves in our relational world.

In this two-day workshop, we explore the phenomenology of presence as it develops through emerging interactions of baby-parent in the first year of life and client-therapist in the here-and-now of therapy.

Lecture, movement exploration, discussion and therapy demonstration.

9:30 am – 5:00 pm, both days

Fee: 360 EUR / 3000 NOK

Norsk Gestaltinstitutt
Pilestredet 75 C
0354 Oslo
Phone: 22 59 16 50

For further information and to register email
ngi (at) gestalt.no or go to www.gestalt.no


For further details and questions about the workshops: email Norsk Gestaltinstitutt AS or go to www.gestalt.no

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Future workshops include:

Video Microanalysis of transactional movement processes within parent and baby psychotherapy:

In the first year of life, babies and their parents co-create a basic movement vocabulary that underlies the developing styles of contacting for both. Such subtle yet powerful movements define the boundaries between one and another and communicate what each partner wants and needs. When gestures within the relational field are poorly formed or misunderstood routinely, interruptions in contacting occur.

In this two-day workshop, we demonstrate how video microanalysis as a tool in baby/parent psychotherapy teaches parents to become more aware of the obvious, but often unnoticed world of nonverbal behaviors. Using video, we also show that working with movement pattern of both parent and child can shift the relational dilemma that brought the family to therapy. It will be evident how video microanalysis brings about rapid changes in the emerging relationship.


All workshops are open to psychologists, social workers, psychiatrists, infant educators, physical therapists, mental health counselors from a variety of backgrounds, as well as movement therapists/educators and those lay people who wish to better understand the relationship between psychological experience and physical expression.

For further information: email us at somaticstudies.com

The workshops in June of 2013 were:

June 8, 2013

Advanced Supervision for Graduates of DSP

June 10 – 12, 2013

Postgraduate Workshop:
Developmental Somatic Psychotherapy

June 13 – 14, 2013

Open Workshop:
Unfolding Kinesthetic and Relational Awareness


The workshops in March of 2011 were:

March 12, 2011

Advanced Supervision for Graduates of DSP

March 14 – 16, 2011

Postgraduate Workshop:
Developmental Somatic Psychotherapy

March 17 – 18, 2011

Open Workshop:
Discovering Embodied History


The workshops in September of 2009 were:

September 3-4, 2009

Introductory Workshop:
Developmental Somatic Psychotherapy

September 6-7, 2009

Follow-Up Workshop:
Developmental Somatic Psychotherapy

NYC: DSP Introductory Workshop 2015

Ruella Frank in workshop

Pushing: The experience of separating from and including the other.

Pushing: The experience of separating from and including the other.

February 20-22, 2015

Introductory Workshop:
Developmental Somatic Psychotherapy

LOCATION
The Feldenkrais Institute
134 West 26th Street
2nd Floor
New York, NY 10001
Map

TIMES
Friday, Saturday, Sunday 9:30am – 5:00pm

FEE
$375

To register:
Please make your check payable to
Ruella Frank, Ph.D., and send it to:
124 West 93rd St., #2C
New York, NY 10025

Sign up for notifications to receive information about future workshops in New York and elsewhere. You can find the email sign-up in the upper right-hand corner of this page.

About the workshop:

Ongoing nonverbal interactions with our primary caregivers during the first year of life set a relational foundation that is apparent both in the everyday life of the adult and in psychotherapy. Even though our adult postural attitudes, gestures, gait and breathing patterns have changed over time, the foundations established in our first year remain readily observable and available. Attending to these patterns within psychotherapy is especially powerful.

During this workshop, participants learn how their relational styles originated through affective/movement patterns within the infant/caregiver dyad. Through movement, participants will explore these intrinsic yet unaware primary patterns which are part of present experiences and influence daily life. We then apply this understanding to the here-and-now of the client/therapist dyad


The workshop is open to psychologists, social workers, psychotherapists, psychiatrists, infant educators, as well as movement therapists/educators who wish to better understand the relationship between psychological experience and physical expression.

For further information: email us at somaticstudies.com

Edinburgh: DSP Introductory Workshop

Ruella Frank in workshop

Pushing: The experience of separating from and including the other.

June 8-11, 2015

Introductory Workshop:
Developmental Somatic Psychotherapy

LOCATION
Central Edinburgh

TIMES
Monday – Thursday, 9:30am – 5:00pm

FEE
£500, with non-refundable deposit of £150

For more information and registration, please contact :
Edinburgh Gestalt Institute EGI
0131 228 3841
www.egi.uk.com/events/…ruella-frank
info (at) egi.uk.com

Sign up for notifications to receive information about future workshops in New York and elsewhere. You can find the email sign-up in the upper right-hand corner of this page.

About the workshop:

This workshop will benefit counsellors, psychotherapists and experienced trainees who want to enhance their understanding of early relational movement processes as they emerge within therapy. Attending to relational movement patterns is particularly powerful when guided by contemporary developmental thinking.

Ruella has developed a conceptual and practical framework around six fundamental movements, co-created within the infant/parent dyad in the first year of life and similarly functioning within the co-creating of adult relationship. Since the mid 1990s, she has been developing and advancing a present-centred, nonlinear and phenomenological developmental theory for Gestalt therapy with these six fundamental movements and their psychological attributes at its centrepiece.

The training style will be within a large group format. There will be live demonstrations, skills practice and theoretical input rather than a group process focus. This training style is common with visiting international trainers, as it means more participants can experience specialised learning at reasonable cost.

Ruella and EGI are delighted to offer this unique opportunity to work in the UK with an internationally renowned leader of the field.


For further details and questions about the workshops: email info (at) egi.uk.com or go to www.egi.uk.com/events/…ruella-frank


All workshops are open to psychologists, social workers, psychiatrists, infant educators, physical therapists, mental health counselors from a variety of backgrounds, as well as movement therapists/educators and those lay people who wish to better understand the relationship between psychological experience and physical expression.

For further information: email us at somaticstudies.com

Edinburgh: Open Workshop: Traumatic Attaching

Ruella Frank in workshop

June 13-15, 2015

Open Workshop:
Traumatic Attaching
A somatic and developmental approach

LOCATION
Central Edinburgh

TIMES
Saturday – Monday, 9:30am – 5:00pm

FEE
£375, with non-refundable deposit of £150

For more information and registration, please contact :
Edinburgh Gestalt Institute EGI
0131 228 3841
www.egi.uk.com/events/traumatic-attaching…ruella-frank
info (at) egi.uk.com

Sign up for notifications to receive information about future workshops in New York and elsewhere. You can find the email sign-up in the upper right-hand corner of this page.

About the workshop:

This cutting edge advanced practitioner workshop will centre on the interactions of infant and parent, which over time create patterns of embodied traumatic attaching, and which signify the passage of intergenerational trauma. It is ideal for experienced counsellors and psychotherapists who are Developmental Somatic Psychotherapy graduates, or who have a grounding in working with body process.

Special emphasis will be placed on how these early psycho-physical patterns are expressed within the adult client-therapist relationship, and how to extend your clinical range with them. You will develop your phenomenological capacity and refine your ability to attend to embodied co-transferential process, and to work relationally with enduring patterns of traumatic attaching. Ruella will teach into the phenomenon of kinaesthetic resonance and how this can illuminate and deepen clinical understanding and intervention.

Ruella has developed a conceptual and practical framework around six fundamental movements, co-created within the infant/parent dyad in the first year of life and similarly functioning within the co-creating of adult relationship. Since the mid 1990s, she has been developing and advancing a present-centred, nonlinear and phenomenological developmental theory for Gestalt therapy with these six fundamental movements and their psychological attributes at its centrepiece.

The training style will be within a large group format. There will be live demonstrations, skills practice and theoretical input rather than a group process focus. This training style is common with visiting international trainers, as it means more participants can experience specialised learning at reasonable cost.

Ruella and EGI are delighted to offer this unique opportunity to work in the UK with an internationally renowned leader of the field.


For further details and questions about the workshops: email info (at) egi.uk.com or go to www.egi.uk.com/events/traumatic-attaching…ruella-frank


All workshops are open to psychologists, social workers, psychiatrists, infant educators, physical therapists, mental health counselors from a variety of backgrounds, as well as movement therapists/educators and those lay people who wish to better understand the relationship between psychological experience and physical expression.

For further information: email us at somaticstudies.com