The imprint - embodied relational experience and the power of the intention
This workshop focuses on how we experience our relationship with the self, deepening awareness of how we understand ourselves, our processes and the needs of our soul.
Traumatic events in infancy create a lasting IMPRINT throughout our life span. We recreate and re-experience our imprint in all our relationships, defences, coping strategies and decisions as we go through life. Eg: If we have experienced rejection, we will expect it in all our relationships.
Traumatisation can affect the child's soul during or even before birth, and can occur throughout one's life. The earlier the traumatisation takes place, the greater the effect it has on the individuals development, therefore hindering the creation of healthy personality structures.
We will explore the impact of trauma on the soul and within the body, and learn how the mechanism of "splitting" supports personality structures used to survive and cope. The split off traumatised aspects of the self will not be available in conscious awareness and may manifest as psychological issues such as anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, addictive, avoidant or obsessive behaviours, isolation and/or physical illness.
Embodied relational experience within the group setting can deepen our understanding of our relationship to our traumatised parts. We will work with the power of the intention to support what we hope to work on and change as we work together to connect with ourselves.
About the host
Mal Thompson MA is a UKCP registered Gestalt psychotherapist, supervisor and trainer with 18 years experience in designing & delivering training to psychotherapists & counsellors and 15 years experience of working with dependency and addiction. I believe issues relating to our traumas, & those we inherit, reside at the core of our true essence.