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

Workshop at: 18th International Congress of EABP: Identity in Transformative Times
Construction, Deconstruction, Reconstruction


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 suppressing and channeling one’s own aggressive force supportive to our personality, health, and fairness with others.

Relation to Congress theme: Participants of 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.

Zwei ringende Frauen

Presenter: Thomas Scheskat

Date: 8th September 2023, 17:00 to 18:30 hrs

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