Curriculum Year 3: 2017-2018

2016 – 2017 SCHEDULE

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tree2MODULE 1: A HOLISTIC APPROACH TO SEXUALITY – 14 CE Credits

Friday Nov. 4 – Sunday Nov. 6, 2016*

The Harmonious and Sexual, Rigid Personality

• Explore the issues of sexual rejection and a need for perfection.

• Transform negative sexual attitudes into positive and healthy modes of sexual expression.

• Learn about the rigid wounding and the rigid defense.

• Create a bridge between sexuality and love.

• Understand how to work with sexual abuse and its consequences.

• Become familiar with the Oedipal Complex and how it can shape relationships.

• Observe the physical structure of the rigid defense.

Techniques for Sexual Health and Dysfunction

• Learn techniques for release of sexual anger.

• Integrate head, heart and pelvis using Bioenergetics and Core Energetics exercises.

• Release the resistance to pleasure through dance and movement.

• Explore the pelvic segment, identifying energy blocks in the lower back, legs, feet, hips, and buttocks.

• Review techniques from traditional sex therapies.

Full Day of Group Process and Group Supervision

*Rosh Hashanah, Jewish new Year, begins the eve of Oct 2nd. Those who are impacted may leave the training early.

tree3MODULE 2: A HOLISTIC APPROACH TO CREATIVITY AND TRANSFORMATION – 14 CE Credits

Friday Dec. 2 – Sunday Dec. 4, 2016

Ego Functions and the Core: Manifesting the Creative Self

• Identify the role of the ego in promoting growth and change.

• Differentiate between a healthy, disciplined ego and an unhealthy, unfocused ego.

• Learn a process to transform the negative ego.

• Learn how the creative ego helps one attain self-responsibility and achieve life goals.

• Explore the ego in the body.

• Discuss existing misconceptions about the ego.

The Seven Stages of Holistic Therapy

• Learn how to work with a client from beginning to end, experiencing the natural progression through each of the seven stages of holistic therapy.

• Learn how to create a holding environment, confront the mask, release the lower self, transform it, access the higher self, identify one’s life path, and terminate the therapy.

• Engage in practice sessions with classmates.

• Permit lower self expression and help clients tolerate involuntary muscle movements and unburied aggression.

• Use visualization, meditation, prayer, and ritual in sessions.

• Conducting an open-ended, holistic, bodymind interview.

tree1MODULE 3: THE ROLE OF TRANSFERENCE IN THERAPIST/CLIENT RELATIONSHIPS – 14 CE Credits

Friday Jan. 27 – Sunday Jan. 29, 2017

The Role of Transference in Healing

• Understand the meaning of transference and projections onto the therapist.

• Look at positive and negative transference in body therapy sessions.

• Demonstrate how to work with transference using the Core Energetic model.

• Explore methods by which negative and positive transference is resolved and the role of supervision.

• Discuss issues related to sexual transference, the use of touch in therapy, and whether body therapy calls forth a different transference than talk therapy does.

Counter-transference

• Identify reverse transference in the therapist.

• Roleplay the manipulative therapist, the helpless therapist, the know-it-all therapist, the lonely therapist, and the infatuated therapist.

• Explore counter-transference in relationship to the therapist attachment style and character structure.

• Learn how counter-transference can aid the client.

• Deal with ethics and legal consequences when sexual boundaries are ignored or broken.

Full Day of Group Process and Group Supervision

tree7MODULE 4: ASSESSMENT THROUGH BODY READING – 14 CE Credits

Friday March 24 – Sunday March 26, 2017

Core Energetic Body Readings

• Discover what information the body reveals about emotional wounds, prior history, present-day struggles, and core qualities.

• Develop skill in Core Energetic and Bioenergetic body readings.

• Learn how nurture, nature, culture, energy, and unconscious processes shape bodies.

• Read the body’s energy flow, muscular blocks, posture, aura, and chakras, to understand developmental stages, current behavior, and early wounding.

• Discover the frozen history in the body.

• Find our what the skin, fat, eyes, height, coloring, facial expression, and temperature reveal.

• Practice body reading with classmates.

Using the Body Readings to Create a Treatment Plan

• Approach a body reading with sensitivity, create safety, and ask for feedback.

• Construct a treatment plan based on body reading findings.

• Decide what techniques, methods, and theory should follow from the body reading.

• Practice applying a well-designed treatment plan based on the information revealed through a body reading.

Full Day of Group Process and Group Supervision

tree8MODULE 5: CONFRONTING THE MASK AND RELEASING THE LOWER SELF – 14 CE Credits

Friday April 28 – Sunday April 30, 2017

The Mask

• Explore the mask aspect of the personality and how it develops.

• Understand the distortions, Pride, Self-Will and Fear, that are formed in childhood.

• Learn how Reason, Will and Emotion modify the personality.

• Recognize the masks of Love, Serenity and Power, the mask of Perfection and the Idealized Self-Image.

Releasing and Transforming the Lower-Self

• Learn the biopsychosocial history of the lower self.

• Explore the resistance to confronting the lower self.

• Identify the relationship between lower self and hate, rage, cruelty, terror, evil, destructiveness, violence in society, id, shadow, and terrorism.

• Work with techniques to overcome fear of involuntary movement and aggression.

• Discover which clients are appropriate for lower self-expression.

• Experience the transformation of heavy, stuck energy to a higher energy pulsation.

Full Day of Group Process and Group Supervision

Sunlight and trees with green leaves, soft focus, lens flare, Osaka prefecture, JapanMODULE 6: EXPLORING THE HIGHER SELF: MINDFULNESS AND MEDITATION – 14 CE credits

Friday June 23 – Sunday June 25, 2017

The Higher Self

• Study the theory of the Higher Self, higher consciousness, soul work, and the authentic self.

• Explore methods to connect to one’s Higher Self, including meditation, mindfulness, visualization, and channeling.

• Understand the shame of the Higher Self, the relationship to faith and surrender, and the relationship to the lower self.

The Universal Life Plan and Life Task

• Understand the theory of a Core Energetic evolutionary process.

• Explore the transpersonal, the spiritual principles that integrate one’s life and practice, the interconnection of all life, and surrender as a means by which the Divine Will can manifest.

• Identify your life task and your personal journey in this lifetime.

Soft Techniques and the Neurophysiology of Touch

• Use energy balancing and soft techniques to bring awareness to regions of holding in the body, to integrate splits in the body, and to heal. Students practice in dyads.

• Understand the effects of touch on the body.

• Learn the different types of touch and how to use each appropriately.

• Identify the indications and contraindications to using touch with a client.

• Know what techniques may be contraindicated.

• Understand counter-transferential and transferential issues associated with touch.

PRESENTATION OF FINAL PROJECTS

• ETHICS YEAR II Confidentiality and Boundaries

GRADUATION- TWO YEAR PROGRAM

Years 1 and 2 are structured for professional mental health practitioners, healers, and body workers who wish to add Core Energetics to their practices and for individuals who desire to live a holistic and healthy life style. There is a graduation at the end of Year 2.

Year 3 is an optional year for those who want a more advanced practice and for those who want to delve more deeply into the process.

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