Seminar: stress management and personal space with Dr. Gerhard Zimmermann
The seminar will give you a more theoretical framework for the experiential approach of the workshop, including the neurobiology of learning, emotional memory and how to address behavioural issues and traumatic experiences. Dr Zimmerman will increase focus on Dr Stephen Porges’ Polyvagal Theory.
Unmanaged excitation and muscular tension, which we experience as stress, can lead to the development of a variety of symptoms and diseases such as chronic pain, high blood pressure, eczema, anxiety disorders and depression. It brings tremendous relief to experience that a stress pattern has a function and is not just ‘bad’. Acknowledging our personal way of reacting to stress helps to adjust our behaviour in order to be able to respond differently in similar situations in the future.
In making internal space we create an inner dialogue and a reflective capacity that facilitates the adaptation and differentiation of our behaviour. It guides us to our own felt insights, rather than imposing ‘you must’ solutions: we enter into a transformative state, a relational field that creates warmth and allows novel behaviours to appear that can be shaped into an individual response. As a result, we perceive conflicts or stressful situations with a greater distance and with improved self-regulation. Personal space often leads to an inner calm and a deep and very satisfying self-contact.
Life transitions and crises can be used as a challenge to form new personalised answers and to grow a warm, more accepting relationship to our self and others. We will learn how to dialogue with the body to influence and differentiate thinking, feeling and personal behaviour in order to organise a more emotionally integrated way of acting and to reduce symptoms of helplessness and stress.
Individual meetings with Gerhard are also available on Friday and Sunday mornings. Please book early!
The professional group explores the concepts and application of Formative Psychology in more detail. We meet Friday 20th April at 3pm for 3.30-5.30pm at the Elizabeth House Hotel.
Dr. Med. Gerhard Zimmermann - an experienced medical doctor working in the field of behavioural medicine, he runs a private practice in Mainz, combining his medical knowledge with psychotherapeutic approaches. He also trained in Gestalt and Behavioural Psychotherapy, and for over 30 years has studied extensively with Stanley Keleman, founder of Formative Psychology and Philosophy, Centre for Energetic Studies, Berkeley, California.
£185 for the seminar and workshop – deposit £80. Seminar alone is £40. One-to-ones with Gerhard - £85.
For more information and to book your place, contact Phine Dahle at Southampton CPP, 023 8032 0097, or email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
SCPP is a Member of the Spectrum Associated Centres Network, London.