Process Oriented Family Therapy
& Community Based Healing with Gary Reiss
Thursday, 26 March 2020 -
Healing History, Personal and Collective
This seminar will focus on Process Oriented Family Therapy, with a specific focus on healing our history personal and collective.
Our personal history is our family history, what happens inside the family.
Our collective history is what happened to our family over the generations including wars, pogroms, genocide - so many difficult historical events that affect all of us either directly or indirectly.
For many of us, these incidents live in our collective memories and shape our lives like an invisible force. The more we consciously can process our history, the freer we find ourselves to be present in this moment. In this way, process-oriented family therapy is a kind of enlightenment method. It is also political because if we can process our history, we can break the cycles of hopelessness and revenge, and our unconscious use of rank over others.
Process-oriented family therapy is a unique integration of individual work, relationship work, group process, and community-based healing. At times it looks like communication work; at times theatre; at times deep meditating together; other times like a family dance; and finally it often looks like a spontaneous healing ritual that involves the whole community.
This seminar includes theory, exercises, family role-playing, and possibly working with families invited to come for therapy as a demonstration for the seminar.
This seminar focuses on...
Who's it for?
This is for anyone working therapeutically with families either directly and indirectly (internal family systems). It will be particularly beneficial for counsellors, psychotherapists, psychologists and others whose training was more focused on the individual.
At the same time those working with families will discover a deeply intuitive and creative process that engages with the deeper dynamics impacting the family at the historical, personal, collective and political level.
Also welcome are those working with families but not necessarily in a directly therapeutic capacity.
About Gary Reiss...
A diplomate in Process Oriented Psychology and Certified Process Work Trainer and Senior Faculty Member at the Process Work Institute in Portland, Oregon.
Gary holds a Masters degree in Social Work from Washington University, St. Louis; a Doctorate in Integrative Studies with a Specialization in Process oriented Psychology and Conflict Resolution
He has been in private practice for over 30 years and specialities include family therapy, sex therapy, working with coma patients, Worldwork in hot spots in the world, organizational development, and integrating Process work with different spiritual traditions including shamanism, Tantra, and Aikido.
Gary works in Israel and Palestine doing conflict work with Israelis and Palestinians and is involved in similar work in Europe, the United States, and several other countries.
Thursday, 26 March 2020 to Saturday, 28 March 2020.
Start time: 9.30am
End time: 5.00pm
Cost: £300.00 per person
If you are a charity, a not-for-profit organisation or a group (min 3) of self-funding practitioners please contact us to discuss group discounts - offer ends: Friday, 3 January 2020
For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org
or to register: either full payment or deposit
Join us for a master-class in
Process Oriented Family Therapy & Community Based Healing
Gary Reiss (LCSW, Phd)
Process Oriented Psychology &
Co-developer of Process Oriented Family Therapy. Director of Rivers Way Community Clinic in Portland,Oregon.
Certified Teacher of Process Oriented Psychology Worldwide. Specialises in family therapy, sex therapy, coma work and World work.
Gary has published 11 books including Healing History, The Dance of Sex, Families that Dream Together