In presenting this unique approach, Resource Oriented Skill Training (ROST) as a body psycho therapeutic method, Merete will focus on;
o supporting here-and-now presence and our capacity for personal contact in our body
o gaining a felt sense of inner success through precise individual dosing of experience
o working with biographical imprints in the present
o being in resonance and connected with the surrounding world
o developing new and more relevant pathways of coping for 'today'
o learning how to self regulate somatically in order to manage external pressure and optimize safety
ROST, also called Motoric Haiku, builds on knowledge of personality growth through psychomotor development and specific psychosocial skills connected to individual muscles. These skills include centering, grounding, boundaries, containment, regulation of contact, and our ability to cope with high arousal states.
Included is the concept of muscle hypo- and hyper-response, the coping patterns of 'giving up' or 'controlling' we learned as we grew. Being able to recognize these established responses in our current everyday reactions is a powerful tool we can use to support development and transformation of old patterns, and to avoid re-traumatization.
Our ability to sense our muscles is a way we can personally learn to build new resources for ourselves. Professionally it is an effective therapeutic method for helping clients to safely make the changes they are looking for.
What are the benefits of including the body in psychotherapy?
Sensing muscles and their psychological function can awaken original resources and a potential for action that impacts the biographical patterns of experience. Often this brings hope and the possibility to change old inflexible patterns of relationship.
Patterns founded before spoken language and patterns tied in implicit memory (sensory perceptions, experiences without conscious connection to a story) cannot be reached through the spoken language. A body oriented approach is an opportunity to reach into these layers of consciousness and begin a process of healing and integration.
What to expect in this workshop
With a mix of body exercises, theoretical presentation and discussion, participants will experience the effect of ROST on their own body and in their own emotional process. An improved ability to cope with everyday life and especially with stress and other forms of high intensity, both personally and professionally, can be expected.
Who will attend?
The workshop is highly relevant for all therapists AND for those people who personally are curious about this method. You do not need to be a registered therapist or have previous Bodynamic training to attend.
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