Touching Dialogue Skills - Body Awareness Training

Touching Dialogue Skills 2 - What is my body trying to say to me
Weekend workshop 18.-19. January 2020
Touching Dialogue Skills is basic training in a fundamental human need: to give and receive physical contact - to touch and to be touched - and being able to do that with awareness, contact and clear boundaries.

All Touching Dialogue takes place dressed, the client/receiver keeps his/hers clothes on at all times.

Touching Dialogue Skills is both for your personal and professional life. Personally it leads the way to more clarity, honesty and deeper intimacy. Professionally it is an advantage in any job where physical contact happens - working with kids, sick or elderly, with massage or other kinds of body therapy, with any psychotherapy that includes body awareness.

Touching Dialogue Skills is structured as weekend workshops with a maximum of 8 participants.

Have a look at the upcoming workshop in the below - feel free to contact the teacher Stefan Green Meinel at info@touching-dialogue.dk.
Stacks Image 238
Stacks Image 221
Stacks Image 223
  • Touching Dialogue Skills

    Open or Close
    Touching Dialogue Skills is basic training in a fundamental human need: to give and receive physical contact - to touch and to be touched.

    One part is about your own body awareness - to connect with yourself and the inner sensation of being you. It is a sense of deep identification, the realization of “this is how I truly feel, this is the sensation of me”. It is a stream of useful information, unique and personal input to decision making and life navigation. It is a fundamental part of feeling alive, being well-balanced as a person.

    Another part is about touching another person - to have touch awareness and sensitivity regarding the other persons body reactions. This is about the ability to make contact. To “see” the other person and take into consideration how he or she is responding, to touch which is gentle, respectful and maintaining clear boundaries, building a dialogue based on “feeling safe and cared for”.
    Stacks Image 207
    Touching Dialogue is also about a shift from “doing” into “being”, from “thinking” into “sensing”, from “mind” into “body”. It aims to integrate the whole person, both through verbal dialogue and silent moments of deep contemplation.
    Stacks Image 216
    These are useful skills both for your personal and professional life. It leads the way to more clarity, honesty and deeper intimacy. Professionally it is an advantage in any job where physical contact happens.

    This could be while working with kids, sick or elderly people having the ability to put a hand on the shoulder that says “you are safe, I’m here to support you”.

    This could be while working with massage or other kinds of body therapy to have the an extra skill in reading the non-verbal reactions coming from the clients body.

    This could be while working as a psychotherapist to have an extra tool regarding body awareness, to let the client experience his/her body in a very direct way and bring it into the talking based therapy.

    Each Touching Dialogue Skills workshop will include basic training in body and touch awareness. The list below describes fundamental skills that are themes in all Touching Dialogue Training:

    • Awareness about you and your own body.
    • Awareness about the client/receiver and his/her body.
    • Ensuring clear boundaries.
    • Touch awareness and sensitivity.
    • Reading and responding to non-verbal body reactions.
    • Exploring silent moments of deep contemplation with the client/receiver.

    All Touching Dialogue is based on consent and includes the right to say stop at any time, if the client/receiver wishes to do so.

    All Touching Dialogue takes place dressed, the client/receiver keeps his/hers clothes on at all times.

    "Touching Dialogue Skills” is a training in itself and is a prerequisite to begin the Touching Dialogue Therapy training, which is a unique synthesis of body work and psychotherapy.

    Touching Dialogue Skills is presently structured as three weekend workshops:

    Touching Dialogue Skills 1 - Inner permission to change
    Touching Dialogue Skills 2 - What is my body trying to say to me
    Touching Dialogue Skills 3 - Touch as part of a work situation
  • Touching Dialogue Skills 2 - What is my body trying to say to me

    Open or Close
    The focus of this workshop is to do basic training in body and touch awareness, and to work with “What is my body trying to say to me”.

    The body will inevitably respond to what is going on inside and around a person, creating a flow of spontaneously and instinctively reactions. These reactions are most often expressions of how a person truly feels deep inside, they happen autonomously regard- less of what a person is thinking or deciding to do.

    Being aware your body reactions holds a number of advantages. It is a sense of deep identification, the realization of “this is how I truly feel, this is the sensation of me”. It is a stream of useful information, unique and personal input to decision making and life navigation. It is a fundamental part of feeling alive, being well-balanced as a person.
    Stacks Image 196
    In this kind of work there are basically two ways to connect to the body. One way is to direct the awareness to a specific part of the body, that is drawing your attention. Another way is to think about a specific person or situation, and then explore how your body reacts. In the workshop both ways will be used.

    We will work our way through basic body and touch awareness building the framework for deep contemplation, supported by gentle and respectful touch while lying on a massage table, creating the ideal setting for this kind of personal process.

    The teaching will consist of short presentations, meditation, demonstrations, creative exercises, group sharing and a lot of working in pairs at a massage table - all participants will keep their clothes on at all times.
  • Practical

    Open or Close
    The workshop is open to anybody with an interest in body and touch awareness, it will be a group of 8 participants.

    It is an advantage to have some experience with meditation, bodywork and personal development, but it is not a requirement, what really matters is your curiosity towards contemplation, touch and awareness.

    Teaching language: English

    When: The weekend of 18.-19. January 2020. Saturday from 10 to between 4 and 5. Sunday from 10 to between 3 and 4.

    Price: Intro price: 80 €

    When the workshop is over it will be nice if you leave a written feedback that may be used publicly (anonymously or with your first name, as you please) - not a requirement.
    Stacks Image 202
    Where: Lobuschstraße 12.
    Five minutes from trainstation Altona - get directions here Google Maps
    Registration: Send an email to the teacher, Stefan Green Meinel at info@touching-dialogue.dk and you will receive a registration form to return.

    Any thoughts or questions? Please send an email, and Stefan will be happy to answer in writing or meet you on Skype (no charge).
  • The teacher

    Open or Close
    Stefan Green Meinel, b. 1968
    Stacks Image 139
    Gestalt Therapist, 2000
    Touching Dialogue Therapist, 2002
    Touching Dialogue Teacher, 2010
    Teacher of psychotherapy, 2012
    Homepage: www.gestaltterapi.info
    Member of The European Association for Gestalt Therapy (EAGT), www.eagt.org

    Experienced teacher of Gestalt Therapy and Touching Dialogue, known to have high emphasis on a safe teaching atmosphere with space for both laughter and seriousness.

    Any thoughts or questions? Please send an email to info@touching-dialogue.dk and Stefan will be happy to answer in writing or meet you on Skype.
  • Upcomming workshops

    Open or Close
    Touching Dialogue Skills 3 - Touch as part of a work situation
    28.-29. March 2020, Lobuschstraße 12, 22765 Hamburg Ottensen
  • Feedback from participants

    Open or Close
    Joining the Touching Dialogue Workshop with Stefan was an unexpected deep dive into a meeting with myself. The tools are immense simplicity and available for each and everyone at any time: Our bodies, our presence and another human being.
    I loved the space Stefan created and how the exercises invited me into my authenticity, to get a sense of what is real for me and how to communicate this.
    Most needed in these crazy times.
    Deep gratitude for having been a part of it!

    Andrea <3

    - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

    I felt overwhelmed from the „touching dialogue“ experience and I was really surprised to see the deep impact it had on me. Two weeks later I strongly believe it is a wonderful „simply“ method Stefan taught us which really touched me. I believe feeling the inner body sensation is a „door opener“ which can bring me anywhere. 
    I never thought that two simple exercises can have such an impact. I felt a great peace, it was so silent in me. I felt I can reach out anywhere, - this is a place I do not need to find. The place is in me already, I only need to let it grow.

    Participant

    - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

    When I looked up „Touching Dialogue“ on the internet I received many findings leading me to heart-moving film dialogues, very often from India, where there seems to be a great expertise on that subject. I have been lucky to catch a glimpse of how we can be moved (nearly) without words - and move others too - in the two day workshop from Stefan Green Meinel. A master, no question. In the final feedback, when he gave us the option to resume our experience in one word, one of us said „Simplicity“. Everything is in there: Easy access to the essence.

    What have we experienced: How we open inner rooms - mental and emotional - by touch. Everything is done in mutual agreement with each other. A retreat is possible any time. First of all we learn to say: „No" or „Yes" or "Maybe.“ Everything is easy. And nevertheless  - or maybe therefore - blissful.

    Reinhard

    Als ich „Touching Dialogue“ im Internet suchte, bekam ich eine Menge Hinweise auf zu Herzen gehende Film-Dialoge, sehr oft aus Indien, wo man sich darauf offenbar besonders gut versteht. Wie wir uns (fast ) ohne Worte tief bewegen lassen – und andere bewegen – können, vermittelte mir der zweitägige Workshop von Stefan Green Meinel. Ein Meister, ohne Frage. Im Abschluss-Feedback, als er uns anbot, unsere Erfahrung in einem Wort zusammen zu fassen, sagte eine von uns: „Simplicity“. Darin steckte alles: Ganz einfach das Wesentliche erfahren. 

    Was haben wir erfahren? Wie wir den Zugang zu inneren Räumen – mentale und emotionale Räume – durch Berührung öffnen. Alles geschieht im Einvernehmen miteinander. Ein Rückzug ist jederzeit möglich. Wir lernen als erstes „Nein" oder „Vielleicht" oder "Ja“ zu sagen. Alles ganz einfach. Und trotzdem - oder deshalb -beglückend.

    Reinhard



Denne hjemmeside bruger cookies til at lave besøgsstatistik. Dit besøg bliver automatisk anonymiseret overfor trejdepartsservere.