What Is Vitalization Work?A New Approach To Transformation & Change
In Service Of Aliveness & Vitality In The Practitioner & Client
A receptive, embodied presence and active, attentive witnessing deepens the practitioner’s ability to be moved, shaped & informed by the client’s character, thus becoming more effectively responsive to the nuances of the client’s unfolding process.
“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.”
– Boaz Shalgi
Vitalization Workshop Logistics
- Workshops consist of five days.
- Wednesday evening start.
- Sunday 12 noon completion.
- The workshop is ‘in person’.
The Next Workshop is
March 15th – 19th, 2023
Consists of optional embodiment opportunities each morning to start the training day with yoga postures and/or pranayama breath work.
Our primary practice tool to develop the ability to deepen process sessions for practitioners, and for the client to learn more about their own depths.
Peer Support Groups
A primary support function for each trainee, it provides a gathering space to integrate or complete fresh learning that happens during the training week.
Deepening our embodiment is fundamental to the mind’s ability to calm itself, and be present to a felt exchange with the world around us.
Using A Practitioner’s Mind
An important segment that allows for the practitioner to think in new and useful ways about their client and themselves during & after a session.
An informal, communal relaxation and ‘down’ time’ for spontaneous social exchanges in ‘mutually wanted’ space, for the enjoyment of being together.
Embodied transmissions of emotional and psychological content relevant to the depth work and process facilitation taught in each week.
Large Group Supervision
Offered through individual ‘demo’ sessions done by staff or students, followed by questions and explorations taken further by the group as a whole.
The work is deep, meaningful and intense. The engagement and support of the learning group is a key to each person’s development.
The Readings Provide The Clinical Foundation For Our Learning
- The books are required.
- Some PDF reads will be provided.
- Some of Michael’s Lecture Notes will also be provided.
Workshop Resources – Audio Files
A Private & Secure Page For The Training Group Only
- Includes audio files of guided embodiment meditations.
- Includes audio files of MM’s lectures.
- All files are from the three training weeks.
Grounding and enlivening the practitioner’s body and mind
to facilitate deeper meaning and vitality within the client.
The view from one of the bouldering climbs near Lifebridge Sanctuary.
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.
Sample Guided Audio Meditations
Embodied Mindfulness Practice
Practicing Embodied Presence
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