Metamorphosis of Being – Body and Soul
Talk 1 with Q&A: concerning Alexander Technique
Saturday 23rd October 2021 11:00 – 13:00 BST (10:00 – 12:00 UTC)
Keith Silvester writes:
The process of psychological and emotional change cannot be divorced from the body. The problem is that the body can get ‘stuck’ in habitual patterns through poor use. FM Alexander’s discoveries in the early years of the 20th century, obtained by close self-observation, were that such habits can gradually change through processes which involved ‘inhibition’ and the re-training of ‘direction’, such that the relationship between head-neck-back changed.
The role of the mind and our habitual way of thinking are crucial to the way we use and mis-use our bodies. What is not so obvious is that the effects may work the other way too: changes in the way we use our bodies affect feelings, thoughts, and subjective experience. Sometimes an Alexander Technique lesson can evoke spontaneous and unexpected reactions rooted in past experiences, and the effects on emotion and ‘sense of self’ can be profound and life-changing.
In this presentation there will be some experiential work involved.
Talk 2 with Q&A: concerning Homeopathy
Saturday 23rd October 2021 14:00 – 16:00 BST (13:00 – 15:00 UTC)
Alexandre Winkler writes:
“Homeopathic provings and their therapeutic applications have demonstrated that all disturbed physical and psychological functional patterns, fixations and crises have macroscopic substance likenesses “out there”. That means our complexes are in functional correspondence not only with the code systems of our organs – our muscular body armour, acupuncture meridians and points – but also with the informational systems encoded in the various substance patterns and field systems of the outside world.“
Edward C. Whitmont, The Alchemy of Healing, Psyche and Soma
We anticipate that there will be either informal discussion shortly after the second talk, to which all attendees will be warmly invited, or else small discussion groups taking place on a Saturday after the event. Details to be confirmed nearer the time.
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Speaker: Keith Silvester
Keith Silvester is an integrative psychosynthesis therapist, trainer, and supervisor. Psychosynthesis was developed by Roberto Assagioli, an Italian analyst, who had strong associations with Jung. Qualifying originally at the Institute of Psychosynthesis in London in 1990, Keith has run the counselling service at the Central School of Speech and Drama, and been training director of the Psychosynthesis Trust in London where he now remains on the training faculty. He was also Chair of the Humanistic and Integrative College of UKCP for many years and is currently President of European Federation for Psychosynthesis Psychotherapy. He has held a lifelong interest in the Alexander Technique, qualifying in 2013 as a practitioner.
Speaker: Alexandre Winkler
Alexandre is of German and Spanish origins born and raised in Paris. After a career in investment banking he decided to leave the world of finance and chose to dedicate his energy to his true passion, homeopathy, which entered his life when he was 2 months of age. He graduated from the Centre of Homeopathic Education where he gained his Licentiate and BSc (Hons) degree in Homeopathy, and runs his private practice in East London while also being a director of the board of the Society of Homeopaths. His interest in psychology originally led him to take a counselling course at WPF and then to participate in the Fay Pye Grass Roots Seminars (C.G. Jung Club of London) and the “Quest” seminars (organised by Alan Mulhern). He got a certificate with the London College of Clinical Hypnotherapy as an EMDR and Ego State Therapist and is currently finalising his training with the Counselling Pastoral Trust to qualify as counsellor.