'Therapy for Therapists': As confronting as it may sound, many who enter the helping profession (psychologists, psychotherapists, counsellors, healers, pastoral workers, life coaches etc) are ambivalent about doing 'the work' on themselves. Whether you've had experience on the couch or not, we will explore many forms of receiving therapeutic support for the therapist from simply getting away to Ubud and confronting a hidden compassion fatigue, receiving physical body work therapies such as massage, walking, yoga and dance, to more traditional therapies such as weekly psychoanalytic Freudian, Jungian and Lacanian approaches, and why you might engage in a practice like this, and be exposed to being held over time as opposed to being fixed quickly. This training/retreat will be challenging, unifying, liberating as well as relaxing, creating a pathway toward safety, passion and vulnerability.
This Integral training will equip you in:
· Understanding the benefits of doing both therapy and supervision
· Exploring 12 therapeutic deviations from a centred therapeutic approach
· Knowing what therapeutic technique to do and when to do it and not do it
· The therapeutic applications of Polyvagal theory, EMDR, Attachment theory, Yoga, Mindfulness/meditation, Integral theory, Centred Therapy, Voice Dialogue, Transactional Analysis, and the Wim Hof Method
· Finding your art and style in therapy by adding humour, literature, music and sound, dance and colour expression to your tool box.
· Learning how sound, music and certain frequencies assist in healing ADHD & Autism.
· Identifying your own emotional triggers as they arise and how to process them both within and outside of therapy
· Identifying your deep values and motivations for helping others
· Learning the difference between physical, emotional, intellectual and libidinal intelligence and how imbalances can lead to ill-health
· Integrating the core values of the contemplative traditions such as Sufism, Buddhism, Hinduism, Christian and Jewish mysticism into your therapeutic practice and assisting a clients spiritual development.
· Supporting clients interested in working with their dreams
· Understanding character structure, both the vices and the virtues, but with more focus on the virtues
· Deepening your relationship to self, nature, your partner and culture...and connection to your clients
The commitment to self care is particularly crucial for those in the helping profession. Lush tropical Ubud offers a sanctuary, a place where culture connects intimately with its land and spirituality. There is so much for Western culture to learn about mental health from this alone. The training includes immersing ourselves within Balinese Hindu culture, including Kecak dance, Jegog music, Ubud art, food markets, visiting temples, eating great organic food, having regular massage, resting and recuperating & meeting like-minded therapists whilst gaining 30 PD hours at a very reasonable cost.