Vitalizing The Therapeutic Encounter

A New Approach To Transformation & Change

“I have decided, after all my years of doing individual and group work, that it is more important that my presence be felt than my interventions be correct. It is now clear to me that entering into encounters that generate the possibility of aliveness, and entering into it fully with those I work with, is what matters most.”

– Michael Mervosh

“This is an influence or control which does not rely on understanding psychic structures or processes, and does not evolve out of reflection, but out of exposing the soul to the relentless and uncompromised influence of reality upon it – and of itself upon reality, including upon its fellow subject.”


Enlivening & Vitalizing

The Therapeutic Dyad:

A Five Day Intensive Workshop

In Service Of Aliveness & New Possibility

March 15th – 19th, 2023

Lifebridge Sanctuary
Rosendale, NY

The workshop room in the Lifebridge Sanctuary.

This is the second workshop in a series on Vitalizing the Therapeutic Field. It entails bringing about the therapist’s aliveness in service of moments of therapeutic risk and engagement that can directly lead to change for both client & therapist.

This dynamic workshop will give practitioners opportunity to activate their own affective and vitalizing presences in the field of a two-person dyad – engaging transformation in action – where one can explore ‘doing whatever it takes’ to get below the surface of the ego’s conscious efforts to maintain itself and the status quo, entering the realm of new experience in the unconscious – the ‘not-yet-known’.


MARCH 2023

Preparation Readings

Understand & Apply New Approaches To Vitalization Work

“Perhaps for you it is too late to turn back to the old ways.  Maybe you have already begun to enter  unsettling experiences of deeper processes, of finding yourself becoming someone you have not yet become, but are beginning to recognize.  This way of working will never be fully understood by you or I, nor received so easily.  But if you dare to simply enter into  encounters fully, in any given moment both you and your client will be altered, and no one can say for sure who has been changed by who.”

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Our Beautiful Workshop Home – Lifebridge Sanctuary

The Majesty of Bonique Crag – Our Workshop Hiking & Bouldering Area