Integral Therapy for Therapists Why is it so important? (Theme: Healing in Relationship - A Systemic Approach) September 11-17th 2023- bookings now open (30 CPD points) With facilitators
Nic Morrey, Jonine Lee Gabay, & Ketut Arsana
As confronting as it may sound, many who enter the healing professions are ambivalent about doing 'the work' on themselves. Whether you've had experience on the couch or not, we will explore many forms of receiving therapeutic support for the therapist from simply getting away to Ubud and confronting a hidden compassion fatigue, receiving physical body work therapies such as massage, walking, yoga and dance, to more traditional therapies such as analysis. This training/retreat with the theme of treating trauma holistically will be challenging, unifying, liberating.... as well as relaxing, creating a pathway toward safety, passion and vulnerability.
If we are passionate about our role as therapists, the discipline requires we do our own deep exploration into subjectivity and radical receptivity. This retreat/training sets up the safe container to open the therapists personal attachment, lopsided intelligence lines of development and counter-transference issues in order to embrace the fullness of our own character development and the permission to become warmly professional as opposed to unnaturally clinically cold.
You will not only come away feeling refreshed, past participants have commented on feeling re-invigorated and excited about re-entering the profession again after confronting for example an inner anxiety "I need to fix it", a voice which comes from attachment trauma, over-burdened with a responsibility to deliver correct technique and formula and keeping up with the latest modalities. You will nevertheless be learning up to date new techniques and formulas on this retreat, but one of many includes knowing the difference between when to apply which technique, how to apply it, and why technique is often secondary to the quality of your presence which recreates an intimacy to heal your clients original attachment trauma.
The commitment to self care is particularly crucial for those in the helping profession. Lush Tropical Ubud offers a sanctuary, a place where culture connects intimately with its land and spirituality. There is so much for Western culture to learn about mental health from this alone. The training includes immersing ourselves within Balinese Hindu culture, including Kecak dance, Jegog music, Ubud art, food markets, visiting temples, eating great organic food, having regular massage, resting and recuperating & meeting like-minded therapists whilst gaining 30 PD points at a very reasonable cost.
Investment: 11-17th September 2023 $1499. APS/TPIG member price $1399. Past delegates/couples price $1299.
Cost includes breakfast, brunch, pool, WiFi, workshop manual/inventory, transport within retreat times, massage, sauna & trip to the water temple and dinner on the second night.
Book early to avoid disappointment as availability is limited.
It is recommended you wind in and out of the retreat/training. If you would like to organise further accommodation at Melati Cottages, 2 days before and after the retreat are possible, just email Era email@example.com at Melati Cottages (3 star accommodation approx $50 per night) and Era can organise this for you.
Melati Cottages is basic accommodation only. If you would like 4 star accommodation, try Ananda cottages (15 minute walk from venue) If you would like 3.5 star accommodation try The Sungu resort (3 minute walk from venue) If you would like 3 star accommodation, try Bali Dream resort (5 minute walk from venue)
Venue: Wantalin @ Melati Cottages, Penestanan, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
Timetable coming soon:
The program is designed so you feel as though you're on holiday....Therapy for Therapists.
Professional Development: This training offers 30 CPD points for professionals who have trauma, couples therapy, group work, personal development, mindfulness, integral psychology and being at the cutting edge of therapy as central to their learning objectives.
This Year's Theme: 'Healing in Relationship - A systemic approach, ' runs alongside our week of deep self-care. It is more often the case that because trauma was set up in relationship, we need others to undo it. This theme brings family constellations and centred therapy into a dynamic fusion to systemically explore your past and present relationships.
We focus so much on our clients relationships... this is a retreat to focus on your own relationships including genealogical, familial, couples therapy work as well as the relationship with yourself, culture and nature.
Therapy for therapists means you are welcome to bring your partner and 'do the work' together.
Nic and Jonine's work is embedded in over 25 years of experience in family constellations, group work, breath work, Integral theory, Imago, individual and couples therapy. Join us in the 10th anniversary of retreating in Bali with this years theme.
This Integral bottom-up training will equip you in:
Knowing what therapeutic technique to do and when to do it
Working with couples stuck in their past trauma
Healing historical blocks via Systemic/Family Constellations work
Breathwork including the Wim Hof method for slowing down the nervous system
The therapeutic applications of Centred Therapy
Finding your own yoga practice
Finding the art in therapy by learning the art of humour, literature, music and sound, dance and colour expression.
Identifying your deep values and motivations for helping others
Learning the difference between physical, emotional, intellectual and libidinal intelligence and how imbalances can lead to ill-health
Understanding character structure, both the vices and the virtues, but with more focus on the virtues
Deepening your relationship to self, nature, your partner and culture...and connection to your clients
Due to COVID instabilities we recommend taking travel insurance. In the unfortunate event you get COVID or travel restrictions take place, we will be running the program again Mid September 2024 and funds will be allocated to reserving a place for this retreat.
Before arrival, please complete the 4 Faces of Love Inventory by clicking on the boxes below and bring your print out of results. This temperament sorter will help you with the weeks exercises.....Thanks
Psychologist, (BSS Hons; MPsych Child & Family; M.A.P.S) Musician, Yoga & Zen practitioner, has over 15 years experience in the Community Health sector & for the last 12 years working privately in Melbourne helping individuals and couples heal. Nic has been travelling to Bali for a number of years running group professional development programs ‘The Psychology of Spirituality’, 'Therapy for Therapists' and ‘The Sacred Art of Relating'. His teaching style and content is influenced by his experiences in Hakomi, Insight Meditation, Mondo Zen, The Diamond Approach, Integral Psychotherapy, Imago & PACT (psycho-neurobiological approach to couples therapy).
Nic is the author of ‘The 4 Faces of Love’ which provide the structural backbone to his teachings and style of therapy titled 'Centred Therapy'. Based on understanding character structure (temperament), the modules will be used on retreat to gain insight into the relationship between connection (building relationship), spirituality and becoming leaders within the helping profession.
In private practice for over 25 years Jonine has created a unique synthesis and eclectic blend of traditional counselling and psychotherapy with alternative modalities and has a strong vision to create greater awareness of the link between unresolved trauma, loss and grief, and personal and global health and wellbeing.
With a focus on experiential, somatically focused approaches that connect us beyond mind/body to a wider ‘field’ of knowledge and support she has been leading workshops and 2-year practitioners’ trainings in Systemic/Family Constellations and Mindfulness based Breathwork therapy since 1996.
Based on the Northern Beaches in Sydney she describes herself ‘as an eternal student of life and love, following my souls agenda and attempting to unravel the mysteries of life’.
Ketut Arsana was born in the village of Padang Tegal, Ubud, and grew up in a family of traditional Balinese shaman healers (Balian). The healing tradition was passed on from his grandfather and previous ancestors. Ketut developed a more broader and more universal practice of healing and spiritual knowledge and is the spiritual teacher of Asram Munivara, a Mahatma Therapist, Master Usada Practitioner, Yoga Instructor and founder of Ubud Bodyworks Centre, Ubud Aura Retreat Centre, Ashram Munivara and Santam Bhuana Foundation.
Ketut will lead a Kundalini Tantra Yoga session and a session on Balinese healing which includes personal healings.
What other participants said about past Bali training retreats (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019... then a pause due to COVID)
"This integral training has been electric....WOW...Thank-you". Anon "My practice will be enriched by what I have learnt, firstly from self-healing and insights, and then ways of working with clients. The facilitation was great, beautiful, warm caring souls with a lot of knowledge and generosity. Thank-you for a wonderful week". Anon "I can't wait to do more with you guys. The training covered so much depth, so much richness that an extra 7th or 8th day would have helped consolidate it better". Anon "I particularly enjoyed the yoga, dance, nature walk, Balinese healing and sound meditation. The facilitation was amazing with a wealth of knowledge, passion and incredible skills and qualities brought to the group. I have lots of micro-skills to take away". Anon "I have been enriched by the training. The personal journey has given me valuable insights into where/what I need to work on as a therapist. The model and workshop content has given me a lot to work with in my own time. The grounding practices were my favourite parts of the week". Anon "The facilitation was flexible, responsive and created a safe space for exploration. Sensitive to the groups needs. Present. Open to being directed/organic. I now have techniques for recognising traits/dynamics in others and how to engage with techniques which will best serve their viewpoint/understanding". Anon "My practice will be enriched due to my personal growth. My perception and attitude changes will transfer to more compassion, understanding and confidence in relating to clients. The Pyramids of Chi were fantastic". Anon "I hoped for connection, refreshment and energising activation and I found those things. My take home for my practice is how trauma effects the exchange of energy flow, connecting with nature and how to work with dreams and getting in touch with my 'wild indigenous one'. Thank you for your gifted, creative, loving, present, sensitive, intuitive and generous facilitation. You are both experts in your respective fields and have read deeply and widely to bring your discoveries with passion to us". Anon "This training was way better than I imagined it would be. It's given me many frameworks to work with personally and professionally. I have personally moved from 'struggle' to 'stability and vulnerability' which will give me the strength to hold the space for my clients...to connect more with my vulnerability to understand them. I learnt so much and am so grateful for this. The best part was getting out of my own head". Anon "I'm now less in my head and more in my body. Mindfulness has been a massive take away message, including moving through pain via yoga- to allow it to come, to accept it, to not be afraid of the pain, to be patient and come home to myself and remember to love myself". Nick "I'm taking away so much more self awareness about my body and how it moves, and being exposed to all the different ways to be with myself e.g. via the mask work. I have had many aha moments. It's been great". Olivia "The key thing I'll take away is to allow myself to get into a vulnerable state, and in combination with the integral practice I was taken out of my comfort zone which brought many insights about my need to control things". Antionette "I just love relating to the people this retreat attracts. I am becoming better at saying yes and no and things that I do and don't want to do. It feels awkward sometimes to confront stuff like that; to drop being nice". Sallyann "I've discovered how to use my energiser more and also how to use my body more and help my clients become more grounded I will also take away the effects of the healing I received". Sally "I have ploughed through a swamp and come out the other side to a fresh water lake". Vana "It was challenging in a good way". Clair "I'll be taking home a new found family. It's like discovering your tribe. Members of your tribe coming together and that's important to me. The save relationships inventory has given me great insight into how I relate to others. It's given me a whole new modality to work with when counselling couples". Paul "This retreat has opened me up to another big chapter in my life". Carla "I loved the people, the setting and the openness. I'll be telling my friends and colleagues about this". Anthony "Others can see I've transformed. it was a great opportunity to leave Australia and my comfort zone". Meryl "I had a gorgeous time with all these wonderful people and I have to come back again...so get here...be here...and don't miss out". Sally-ann "I loved being taken out of my comfort zone, and the content and the context and how the retreat has opened all my chakras". Meredith "A great opportunity to learn with like-minded people in the beautiful environment which was open, sharing, relaxing and energising all at the same time". Margaret "It's been wonderful, oh the dancing, every day has been extroadinary. What a great amount of energy put into this retreat. I'm looking forward to getting into the tree of life work and receive the facilitators passions. WOW are we lucky" Jo "It's been a wonderful experience to join like-minded professionals in amazing ways doing body work, intellectual work and emotional work". Carol "I loved the mix of people from the more spiritual approach in combination with the psychological approach and I loved the great discussions we had. The setting and the relaxed environment was really conducive to learning. I mostly enjoyed the mask workshop and visiting Anom the mask maker and the 5Rhythms". Lisa "I just loved meeting likeminded people and putting myself in a group dynamic and observing myself in other people who mirror me". Sakajawea "A really transformational journey and I was able to connect back to myself and journey with other people who are in the same vibration as myself who are able to mirror me and it was empowering. I found a lot of strength and really looked at parts of myself I would like to work with and enhance and harness these qualities. I got a good look at an aspect of myself that maybe I wouldn't have seen before. I'm fully empowered". James "I really enjoyed the openness, the beautiful people, the sharing, the safety provided for us to go out of our comfort zones which has really developed trust". Pippa "Wow the people in this retreat have been great. What a beautiful place to hold a retreat. So much creative energy. " Tanya "The retreat has broadened my horizons and given me a whole lot of of ideas to implement back in my work setting, and beautiful surroundings in which to emerse myself in different ways of thinking and to work with really intelligent capable people". Leanne "I'm discovering things I wouldn't have expected". Tania