13 years ago, I was attending the Sexual Grounding therapist education with Willem Poppeliers. I felt that this is the thing I want to bring into the world. And now, just a few weeks ago, as a trainer I finished the first Heart&Sexuality therapist education. 18 people from different countries who are as enthusiast as I was at the end of my education. 15 of them want to work in our project, Whow! So, the project goes on, not only in the form as usual, but people use their creativity to develop their own projects. Our Hungarian students for instance receive European funding for learning with us and develop programs for sexual education at schools (for teachers, parents and children). It would be great if they could give this education here in the Netherlands later on. My heart is jumping when I see that we really make changes in people life’s and in their relationships and with this in society. Sexuality should come out of the shadow and become something normal and beautiful again. We have to change the way we teach our children about sexuality so they can become proud sexual beings!
Maya Kerstan, trainer Heart&Sexuality
With the Heart&Sexuality project, Bodymind Opleidingen has something unique to offer in the field of personal development and extra professional education: where men and women can learn how to regulate their sexual energy (instead of suppressing it) and how to establish stable intimate relationships, how to heal old pain in the heart and the sexual organs and how to accompany children in a healthy way in their sexual development. There are not so many institutes who work with the delicate subject of intimacy and sexuality on the basis of the psychosexual development.
The basic training “Sexuality in connection” covers the psychosexual development from conception till adolescence and is followed up by an advanced training that is about the psychosexual development in adult relationships and sexuality as essence. People who already work in the therapeutic field can sign up afters these 2 years of self-development for an extra therapist education where they can learn to work with our methods.
In the beginning of next year, we will give our programs in English to reach also people who not understand Dutch. The last time this happened in Bodymind educations, was about 16 years ago (the last group Willem Poppeliers teached).
So, here is our new program for 2020:
Trainer in all international trainings: Maya Kerstan with team
INTRODUCTION WORKSHOP “Lust & Love”
There are biological programmes running in our body's. At certain times hormones are released so we can develop as sexual beings. Nature has given us feelings of lust and excitement connected to these hormones. In our culture, we split somehow lust from love, the genitals from the heart, that makes us losing our power and self-esteem. In our education, we often missed an adequate reflection by our parents. We developed imprints that are not healthy for the energy flow in our body and not helpful for creating intimate relationships.
The good news is that we can rewrite these imprints and find back our natural innocence, excitement and curiosity. We can learn how to regulate our sexual energy instead of misusing or suppressing it. We can learn how to connect head, heart and sexual organs again and how go into an intimate relationship with dignity.
January 18 & 19, 2020 DJOJ in Rotterdam, € 275,- incl. lunch
ONE DAY INTRODUCTION WORKSHOP
Get to know the work of Heart & Sexuality.
February 2, in Eke, Belgium by Greet Vlaming
EXTRA EDUCATION FOR PROFESSIONALS “Erotic Transference”
We are sexual beings and throughout our lives, we constantly develop our sexuality within specific phases. In these different phases, we need support and healthy mirroring from our parents and educators. These needs have mostly remained unrecognized, leaving a crucial void in our psychosexual development that makes us vulnerable to exploitation, shame and other forms of subtle or overt sexual misuse.
How can we as therapists, psychologists and educators, who have not received enough support in our sexual development as well, provide what is needed for our clients or students? Without awareness of what is missing, without the skills to deal with this powerful dynamic, it feels like skating on thin ice. This may repeat not only old familiar patterns, but can also cause serious psychological harm. That’s why we provide these two days of training to develop a deep understanding of the dynamics within the erotic transference and give you some tools how to work with it.
March 6 & 7, 2020 in DJOJ, Rotterdam, € 295 incl. coffee/thee and lunch.
HEART & SEXUALITY INTERNATIONAL BASIC ONE YEAR PROGRAM 'SEXUALITY IN CONNECTON'
Our trainings are very effective forms of self-development based on body-oriented psychotherapy, in which we address sexuality and intimacy in a clear, direct and pure way. In this basic training, participants are given the opportunity to recognize and catch up on unfinished developmental steps within the psycho-sexual development. In the advanced training, we also prepare for upcoming developmental stages. For therapists, it is also an opportunity to learn how to work with sexuality and intimacy.
In this training, we aim to find back our sexual dignity, our connection to heart and genitals and the ability to create stable relationships. The basic training is followed by an advanced training and a therapist education.
24 days in 4 blocks, starting in March 2020 in Centrum de Horst, Meddo, € 3300 excl. accommodation costs and subgroups.
A questionnaire and participation in an introduction like those above are part of the selection procedure. Passive understanding of English is required. In case everybody speaks Dutch, the language will be Dutch.
More information: https://bodymindopleidingen.nl/heart-sexuality/international-courses