In a weekend workshop format, this course explores the postural and energetic solutions to stress that we build as children, patterning our structure and our behavior for the rest of our lives. We will cover five defense strategies defined by the p
rinciples of Core Energetics and explore approaches to addressing them.
Each of these five patterns has its own muscular holding, energetic blocking, muscle tissue consistency, and perspective or attitude. To the extent we have unresolved developmental issues, each of us is activated by varying degrees of these styles, depending on our genes and training. We know unresolved material is present so long as we are not experiencing an inner streaming of life energy.
This class delves into energy structure, the make-up of defenses, and how we can begin to recognize tendencies in ourselves and others. With this awareness, we can begin to relate to others from a deeper understanding of their needs and a compassionate sense of how to meet them. For the therapists among us, this influences how we concentrate our work, with what intention, and how to avoid provoking the client’s defenses. This class is for professionals and non-professionals alike.