Two-day workshop in Antwerp
Do you need more depth in your dance?
The 5Rhythms and the basic knowledge of the Polyvagal theory are a wonderful combination. It is a fundamental approach that gives a deep insight into feelings, thoughts and behaviour patterns and we are able to deal with ourselves and others in a different and more nuanced way. For me, the new insights make it possible to have more compassion for myself and others.
The poly >> what?
The Polyvagal theory is a simple model for understanding the relationship between body, mind and emotion. Its founder is Stephen Porges (USA). The insights of this theory are also called the science of safety. Safety is the basis. The basis for feeling good (emotionally, physically and mentally). Our behaviour is often not the result of a rational choice made by the brain. They are autonomous energy flows that move in patterns with the aim of finding a balance between connection and protection. You need security to be able to connect with yourself and with the people around you.
The autonomic nervous system is the foundation on which our experience of life rests. The way in which we move through the world (approaching it, turning away from it, making connections with others or isolating ourselves) is controlled by the autonomic nervous system. Your nervous system is shaped by events and learns on the basis of use. You train it all day long, with every action, thought, activity, ...... unconsciously. And when we become aware of this ... we can use experiences in the present on purpose to restore resilience in the nervous system.
This is an active dance workshop. The emphasis is on movement and experience. Free movement and experiential exercises are alternated with theoretical knowledge, where you can experience the functioning of the autonomic nervous system at first hand. You will get a lot of new insights, exercises and tools that you can integrate into your life. I am looking forward to share my insights from the perspective of the autonomic nervous system and to discover together, to experiment, to face the challenges that belong to life more powerfully.
The autonomic nervous system responds to the challenges of everyday life by telling us not what we are or who we are, but how we are. Once we understand the role of the autonomic nervous system in shaping our lives, we can never fail to see the world through that lens.
Very useful for people who help people: therapists, coaches, teachers etc.
Essential is 15 hours of experience in dance forms such as 5Rhythms, OpenFloor, MovementMedicine, Biodanza, etc.
The greatest thing about learning, in all its forms, is the ability to make our nervous system our ally, rather than our enemy. William James