Susan McConnell has been traveling from her home in Chicago to Heidelberg to bring Internal Family Systems to the people of Germany since 2001. She returns this spring to bring her unique synthesis of IFS with somatic practices in this experiential training for graduates of the IIFS Institut Heidelberg who want advanced training. For more information for both workshops, contact Uta Sonneborn +49 6221 181899
IIFS Institut Heidelberg 127, Bergheimer Str. , 69115 Heidelberg, Germany
SOMA, PSYCHE, AND SOUL
May 26, 27, 28 2019
The practices of body awareness, conscious breathing and movement, rooted in the more recent findings of neuroscience and nourished by ancient healing traditions and spiritual practices, have at their base the inherent unity of body, mind and soul.
Through guided exercises, demonstrations, and small group experiences, participants will discover how these practices shine a light on the somatic aspects of the inhabitants of the inner world of the psyche. We will look at how experiences shape the brain and the body and how symptoms, body structure, and body processes reveal parts. When body and mind are no longer separate, the spirit is freed. We will learn how our Embodied Self energy--the intelligence, creativity and awareness--inherent in every cell of our bodies, can inform and guide us throughout our lives.
LISTENING WITH OUR HEARTS AND HANDS
May 31, June 1, 2, 2019
The practice of Radical Resonance involves our entire nervous system including our autonomic nervous system and the structures of our limbic brain. It also considers the heart as more than a simple mechanical pump for our blood, but as an emitter of an electro magnetic field far more powerful than that of the brain. A compassionate, open heart and mind in relationship has the power to revise the hearts and minds of others. Radical Resonance, associated with the element of water, engages the fluid systems of the body—the blood, lymph, the extra cellular matrix surrounding all of our cells, the fluid within our joints and that bathes our brain and spinal chord. Tuning into our bodily fluids we find the wisdom of containment, boundaries, and the reciprocal flow of connection.
Attuned Touch engages our skin and the sensory nerves, but also the deeper layers of the body systems that are available for the deep communication through touch. The body tissues perceive, receive, and respond to the messages of all the qualities of Embodied Self energy communicated through the hands of the client, the therapist, or both.