This workshop, designed for those in the healing professions, will introduce the concepts and practices of a Gestalt way of working with embodiment, as outlined in Jim Kepner’s book, Body Process. Health professionals will find ways to be more embodied themselves and how to work with a client’s body process and body experience. Participants will be taught exercises, observe demonstrations, and practice skills with one another. The group will explore the following concepts: The embodied field, embodied empathy and modeling, embodied language and the use of gesture, breathing, movement, and safe use of touch.
The workshop is taught in English and enhanced for Spanish speakers by expert assistance and supervision from Lourdes Quiroz Kepner. This is especially helpful for adapting embodied language and other concepts from English expression. This workshop is intended for therapists and health professionals who want to enhance body-oriented work.
Recommended reading: Kepner, Body Process.
Psychologists in Ohio; please see leader.