Presence - Awareness - Impact
Wellfleet, MA on Cape Cod
The way in which we embody ourselves is integral to our experience of others, and to others' experience of us - our impact. This highly experiential workshop will draw on knowledge from the frontiers of neuroscience and clinical practice to help practitioners exert a powerful, mindful influence on their client's conscious and unconscious experience. Learn more.
The messages we send before we even open our mouths are the ones that others respond to most directly and most powerfully. Becoming more aware of these messages means becoming more aware our physical carriage: the timbre, pace, and pitch of our voice; the speed of our gestures; the engagement of our facial expressions; the ebb and flow of our breathing; and more.
Awareness of these typically unconscious aspects of our physical presence allows us to experiment with them, to gain greater and greater skill with them, and to recruit them as powerful allies in our work. In addition, the body is an extraordinarily sensitive "register" of subtle events in the field. Attending to our own physical responses gives us a great deal of information about what's happening in our environment and offers insight into a client's reality that is unavailable through direct questioning.
This workshop will allow participants to understand and work with their embodied presence in new ways and to track their moment-to-moment physical awareness with growing precision. Using these foundations, participants will begin to build fundamental body-oriented observation and intervention skills.
- Gain insight into their own physical presence.
- Experience and practice new techniques to support their own embodied experience and awareness.
- Develop a wider range of options in using their physical presence to heighten their impact.
- Develop deeper access to relevant information
in the field.
- Start to build body-oriented intervention skills for heightened impact.
November 7-9, 2014
Begins Friday, 9am; Ends Sunday, 1pm
Fee: $600; GISC members: $550
CE hours: 19 - APA, ICF
Faculty: Ann Carr, MA, MCC, GPCC; Archie Roberts, MA
Coaches: This program is International Coach Federation (ICF) certified for 19.25 core competency hours.
Psychologists: GISC is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychotherapists (APA, CE). GISC maintains responsibility for all programs and their content.
Please see the Continuing Education page for full details.