Trauma and Creativity: When Cracks Become Gold, Creative Paths for transforming conflict
With Boris Sopko & Gill Emslie
Open to the public. Barcelona and surroundigs
Much of the most touching and powerful creative expression emerges from painful experience with which we resonate, both individually and collectively. We are surrounded by this in the music, art, poetry, dance that we are drawn to. This training seminar will emphasis the connection and use of creativity in transforming traumatic or difficult experiences.
Trauma and its effects are present in everyday life. Whether in our personal experience, from listening to others, in unexpected atmospheres, or in family or cultural stories. The underlying influence of these experiences influences many of our relationships and interactions.If you ever criticize yourself for over reacting to something small, become entangled in a relationship conflict, enraged or depressed very quickly, or struggle with shame and later wondered why such a strong reaction occurred – there is most likely an element of trauma in the background.
During this training seminar we will:
- learn how painful cracks in life can carry seeds for new unexpected creative and empowering directions.
- develop skills to facilitate yourself and others in these experiences
- understand the collective impact on our individual experience
- explore renewed strength of our identity, a way to express difficult feelings and develop new perspectives.
This training seminar will be highly experiential, supported by theoretical presentations. It is relevant for anybody who is interested in exploring a Processwork approach to trauma and creativity, and is either affected personally, or works with individuals or groups where trauma is, or may be present.
Based on Dr. Arnold Mindell’s Processwork approach with its multi-dimensional framework and metaskills of deep democracy. This trans-disciplinary approach emphasizes embodied learning and increased awareness at its heart.
7-9 December: SEMINAR Trauma and Creativity with Gill Emslie and Boris Sopko (OPEN TO PUBLIC)
Friday 7/12 : 16.00 – 19:30
Saturday 8: 10:00 to 14h-15.30 to 19:30
Sunday 9: 10:00 to 14h-15.30 to 17:30
December 10 and 11: Training days only for students