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Groups & Training

Our basic group and training program:

„See me, feel me, touch me – heal me!“
Body-psychotherapeutic work with aggression as a resource

A healthy attitude to aggression plays a key role for our entire personal development. This must include both the fruitful as well as the harmful aspects of aggression. For the therapeutic access to both sides, we use a pragmatic model of decontaminated aggression on one hand in contrast to a contaminated one on the other hand. We explore this subject in settings of „dialogical confrontations“ by which we`re aiming for the transformation of violence. This means using body- and contact-exercises to distinguish between suppress and channeling one´s own aggressive force supportive to our personality, health, and fairness with others.
Participants of our groups and single work report back often going through a transformative and encouraging process. Therefore, they incorporate the idea of distinction between destructive and constructive aggression in their relationships. It becomes more and more important to take position while balancing one’s own rights, responsibly and the contradiction between consideration and impertinence. It mirrors the political conflict between pacifist and militarily solutions to insure human rights.

Workshops and Trainings can be from 2 up to 4 days or cover several thematic blocks to delve deeper into the topics.
For information contact Thomas Scheskat: info(at)maennerbildung.de


Violence - Aggression as a Resource

17. und 18. Oktober 2024, Lyon
Further training for professionals (therapists, carers or managers in penal institutions) in Ecculy/Lyon (Translation from German or English into French planned)

[Translation of the French information-sheet into English (by Deep-L)]

In these times of social and cultural turbulence and increasing insecurity, violence is becoming a widespread response to everyday difficulties. In the course of our work, we can all be confronted with uncontrolled aggression on the part of clients, patients, users or people in our care. Violence is often the only response available to those who can no longer manage their emotions and frustration.
As professionals (therapists, carers or managers in penal institutions), we can learn to develop an attitude and a state of being that will enable us to better understand and manage these difficult situations and deal with violent people who have no other means of communication.
This 4-day course will look at all aspects of this energy, giving us a better understanding of it and how to help these people channel their life energy more effectively.

17 and 18 October 2024 in Ecully:
Two days to understand and experience the basics of the approach to aggression as a resource. Integrated into safe meeting structures, confrontation techniques such as pushing, slapping and wrestling will be used - based on bodywork with grounding, centring and confrontation.
1. The integration of aggression plays a key role in personal development.
2. Aggressive strength requires awareness.
3. Contaminated aggression must be transformed.
4. Bodywork on aggression in dialogue confrontations supports the relationship.

Instructor: Thomas Scheskat,
21 years' management experience in a state-run medical-psychiatric clinic
29 years of training in balancing aggression for men and mixed groups
10 years' training and management support in biodynamic body psychotherapy (Speyer, Boadella, Boyesen)
Masters in Education
member of the EABP and holder of the ECP, trained in Hakomi body-psychotherapy and Biodynamic Psychology, therapy for sex offenders and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)

21 and 22 November 2024 in Ecully:
Two days to understand and work on the pitfalls in dealing with difficult and violent clients, learn how to work on respecting limits, and rediscover the inner security that is essential for reducing violence.
The Biodynamic approach seeks to restore and reconnect each person to his or her values, which are often buried deep within. It's an approach that gently, casually rebuilds bridges where emotions have ravaged the terrain.
The tools:
Positive anchoring techniques
Building inner security
Working on boundaries and respecting personal territory
Recognising and respecting other people's territory
Cooperative work to develop a framework for group work

Instructor: Dominique Gutierrez
20 years' experience in individual and group therapy
B.E.E.S.1° since 1989
Graduated in Biodynamic Psychology (2007)
Instructor in the Equi-Libre module of the SPIP open environment and the SPIP closed environment of Saint Etienne as an Equitherapist and Therapist with Horses since 2015
Instructor in the Resources modules (Ethique-training) for violent offenders in the Roanne and St Etienne prisons (42)
Trainer with the Montpellier Biodynamic School since 2010
Founder of the Equipraticien Relationnel training course in Montbrison in 2015
Member of the EABP and holder of the ECP
Co-founder of the APPB ethics committee


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