Process-orientated family therapy and community-based healing
Healing history, personal and collective
This workshop is for family therapists, psychotherapists, counsellors and professionals of all kinds who work with (or want to work with) families. It will be useful for experienced therapists and those in training.
This seminar will focus on the basics of process-orientated family therapy, with a specific focus on healing our history personal and collective. Our personal history is our family history; what happens inside the family. Our collective history is what happened to our family over the generations, including wars, genocide, poverty, and so many other difficult historical events that affect all of us either directly or indirectly.
For many of us, these incidents live in our collective memories and shape our lives like an invisible force. The more we consciously can process our history, the freer we find ourselves to be present in this moment. In this way, process-orientated family therapy is a kind of enlightenment method. It is also political because if we can process our history, we can break the cycles of hopelessness and revenge, and our unconscious use of rank over others.
Process-orientated family therapy is a unique integration of individual work, relationship work, group process, and community-based healing. At times it looks like communication work; at times theatre; at times deep meditating together; other times like a family dance; and finally it often looks like a spontaneous healing ritual that involves the whole community.
This seminar will contain theory, exercises, family role-playing, and possibly working with families invited to come for therapy as a demonstration for the seminar.
This seminar focuses on;
- the basics of process-orientated family therapy
- roles and ghost roles
- history as a ghost role
- second training - spiritual and shamanic interventions in family work
- community-based healing
- art, creativity, and family work
Hosted by Hayley Merron
Gary Reiss, LCSW, PhD., Diplomate in Process Oriented Psychology. Gary has a private practice in Eugene and Portland, Oregon, and teaches Process-oriented Psychology worldwide. His specialties include family therapy, sex therapy, working with coma patients, Worldwork in hot spots in the world. Organised by the big room cic