Vitalizing Ourselves, Vitalizing Our Work

A Personal Four Day Intensive For Therapists & Healers

A New Approach To Transformation & Change

“The truth, the reality being experienced, is the thing that heals.”

Wilfred Bion

“After all my years of doing individual and group work, it is now more important to me that my presence be felt as vital, rather than my interventions be correct.

Entering encounters that generate the possibility of aliveness, and being immersed fully in service of transformation, is what matters most.”

– MIchael Mervosh

 Workshop Logistics

Thursday, June 6th – Sunday, June 9th

This workshop is limited to 10 participants.

  • Arrivals are on Wednesday evening.
  • Workshop starts Thursday morning.
  • Workshop concludes with lunch on Sunday.  


Workshop Segments 

Moving The Body

You will receive restorative embodiment opportunities each day via walking in nature, pranayama breath work, and optional morning yoga. 

Group Work

Our primary practice tool to develop the ability to deepen and vitalize sessions for practitioners, and for the helper to learn more about their own depths.

Embodiment Meditations

An ’embodied presence’ is supported by the mind’s ability to calm itself by becoming centered and grounded in a felt exchange with our body awareness.

Horse Presence

We will have the opportunity to experience the subtle relational energy and feedback that our ‘pre-sense’ has on these majestic beings.

Dynamic Content

Embodied transmissions of essential content for doing vitalization work with ‘helpers’, deepening the capacity to face and work with client challenges.

Surrounded In Beauty

We will spend portions of our day being out in the beauty of the nature setting that surrounds us, and allows us to balance the depth work we do.

Workshop Readings

Preparation readings are provided so that participants will be ready to gain the most benefit from this particular workshop experience.  

The readings will be referenced throughout the workshop, as they will be relevant to the unfolding processes that we share.

The readings provide you with a useful lens through which you can deepen your understanding for how a helper’s own vitalization can either assist or hinder the client’s vitalization process.

Workshop Content

A meditative space at Dojo Bianco.  




We can make our minds

So like still water

That beings gather about us

that they may see 

It may be,

Their own images,

And so live for a moment

With a clearer,

Perhaps even fiercer life

Because of our quiet.

         – Yeats


Our Workshop Setting

We will be immersed in the beautiful and intimate setting of Dojo Bianco, in the heart of the Tuscan countryside in Italy – where we will be graciously and attentively hosted by Ceren Akcelik.

Everything about this unique atmosphere will be conducive to the space we will work, play and rest in.

The quality of all that we enter, from the group space, the lodging, and the meals – to the vastness of the rural fields and mountains, the quiet majesty of the horses, and elegance of the setting – all this will support a deep exploration of the transformational work we will do together.

Through small group work and ‘active witnessing’, we deepen our ability to listen more closely, to look more clearly, and to feel more deeply.  This process is what vitalizes ‘the field’ in which we work.  

This vitalization process allows us to have more effective impact, to move and moved by others, & to more effectively respond to the subtleties & the nuances of our client’s unfolding depths, as it emerges in a living process.

– MIchael Mervosh

Sample A Guided Embodiment Meditation

Below is a guided embodiment meditation from a recent PSEN US Training.

Embodiment - Bringing Breath To The Pelvic Floor

by Michael Mervosh | The Essential Support of Groundedness - 18 minutes

Attention to detail is an important part of the workshop atmosphere.

The Workshop Facilitator

Michael Mervosh

Michael Mervosh

PSEN Co-Founder

Michael is a licensed clinical psychologist in Pittsburgh, PA, USA.  He has been devoted to his full-time private practice, providing intensive individual and group psychotherapy for 30 years.

His founding and lifelong work is with the Hero’s Journey Foundation, which he has cultivated over the past 25 years.  This work is a uniquely crafted blend of nature-based psychological and mythological transformation work. 

He makes use of group process, community settings and majestic wilderness environments to deepen an individual’s self-awareness, and to help them embrace unifying life experiences. 

He is the co-founder and lead trainer of PsychoEnergetics Training, a four-year training program for depth work and process facilitation, set in community-oriented learning groups. 

PSEN Training is offered in the United States and Europe, with 50 students in each training program.  It has been in existence since 2006.