POST CONFERENCE SEMINARS

 

INVITING THE DIVINE FEMININE & MASCULINE INTO OUR LIVES

EUROTAS Division of Transpersonal Research (EDTR)
Co-Founders: Calabrese/Hess/McMullin/Newmark

EUROTAS 2014 POST CONFERENCE

 

 

Giovanna Calabrese, M.D. Ph.D.

Giovanna graduated in medicine (Milan, Italy); her interest in research brought her to attain a PhD in psychiatry, for which she studied brain metabolism in major psychiatric diseases using in-vivo techniques (Milan, Italy and San Francisco, USA). When the biomedical approach to psychiatry was not satisfying to her anymore, leaving too many questions un-answered, she moved toward transpersonal psychotherapy, so she got a diploma at the Om centre for Transpersonal Pychotherapy (Milan, Italy). Her attitude to research brought her to Metanoia Institute in London, where she is completing a Doctorate in Psychotherapy by Professional Studies, using Qualitative Research Methodology to study Transpersonal Psychotherapy.
She works as a Neuro-radiologist and as a Transpersonal Psychotherapist. She also teaches science methodology at the Integral transpersonal Institute in Milan (Italy).
Giovanna is a European Transpersonal Association board member and founder and core team member of the EUROTAS Division of Transpersonal Research.
She is editor and reviewer of the Integral Transpersonal Journal.

 


Monday Morning 6th October, 2014.

EARTH MEDITATION

Giovanna Calabrese, M.D. Ph.D.

Mother earth, she accepts everything. Let all the burdens fall to Earth, Mother Earth will transform them, turning them into nourishment. She supports us if we surrender and trust her.
Through a series of movements, like Mudras, we will connect with the lovely power of Mother Earth, in a continuous cycle of receiving-transforming-giving. To follow during a meditation circle we will enter in contact with our roots, seeking for both our father’s sight and our mother’s embrace. We will try to connect with our inner child, to feel again our body growing, our feelings and emotions evolving through life events and shaping our soul. We will be like a seed nourished by the earth, we will be like a sprout that grows into a plant with roots sinking firmly into the ground and branches stretching towards the sky in search of light and wind that caress her hair.
 
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  Regina U Hess, Ph.D.


Regina is an international researcher & speaker. Her emphasis is on Transcultural Research, bridging the Arts & Sciences and Traditional Healing Practices. She has a Ph.D. in Transpersonal Studies (U.S. & UK), is a clinical psychologist (Germany), Body-centered Gestalt psychotherapist, registered nurse, co-founder of the EUROTAS Division of Transpersonal Research (EDTR), and a EUROTAS board member.

 

 

 


Monday Afternoon 6th October, 2014.

ANCIENT WOMB CAVE RITUAL: MYSTERIUM CONIUNCTIONIS

Regina U Hess, Ph.D.

                                                 
This guided trance journey will be based on the image of the so-called Womb Caves located near Nenkovo, Bulgaria. Archaeologists discovered the caves, thought to be of Thracian origin, in 2001. The entrance to the temple is shaped like a vagina whilst the cave resembles the womb as a place of conception. Light enters the cave through a special opening in the ceiling and projects a representation of a phallus onto the floor. For a limited period every year the beam of light is long enough to reach the altar and symbolically fertilize the womb. The site was apparently used for Bacchic rituals like the Dionysian Mysteries of ancient Greece and Rome. They used trance-inducing techniques, such as dance and music, to remove inhibitions and social constraints, liberating the individual to return to a natural state.
The preparation for the experience will involve sitting together in ceremonial darkness as if in the cave at night, with the purpose of accessing inner light and seeing through the dark with the entire body. Then, as the light increases, drumming, music, and movement will be used to induce a state of trance for the journey into a sacred union of the darkness with the light or, symbolically, of the Divine Feminine with the Divine Masculine within us, experienced through the body. This can be seen as Mysterium Coniunctionis (Jung), as a state where physicality and spirituality meet in a unitive condition, the unus mundus. After the journey, a time of silence will give space for taking notes and making drawings, followed by a group sharing.
 
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Rona Newmark, Ph.D.
Rona is an associate professor at Stellenbosch university, and the co-ordinator for Community interaction and Service-Learning and Sexuality & Life skills Education, for the Faculty of Education, Stellenbosch University. Up to 2009, she was involved in the training of Educational Psychologists for 11 years. Her current research interests include quality of life for individuals with intellectual disability and Autism, transpersonal psychology, hypnotherapy, service-learning, sexuality education and quantum biofeedback. Additionally, she has attended more than 30 training workshops to enhance her professional capacity as a psychologist. The skills include Play Therapy, Systemic Therapy, Hypnotherapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Higher Energy Healing, Quantum Biofeedback and Rohun Therapy. She has published in national and international journals and has presented at more than 55 national and/or international conferences. She is research supervisor and has a private practice as a psychologist.

 


  Tuesday Morning, 7th October, 2014.

UNVEILING THE VITALITY OF OUR SACRED AND TRUE SELF

Rona Newmark, Ph.D.


A therapeutic journey guided by RoHun principals will provide an opportunity for the vitality of our sacred and true Self to be unveiled. RoHun therapy is a holistic and alternative form of healing which assists us in revealing the posture of our inner being that isolates us from the personal relationships and achievements. This journey will facilitate further shadow purification, unmasking thinking patterns which limit our perceptions and freeing us from self-sabotage. Through this process of healing through movement and drawings in the sand, the Mental and Emotional Bodies are cleared, preventing negative influences from imprinting into the Etheric Body and ultimately in the Physical Body. In connecting with the earth a space for soul, mind recovery is created. The marriage of the divine male and female is celebrated and the divine child experiences unconditional love and trust as well as the energy to access all his/her spiritual powers.
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Lindy S. McMullin, Ph.D. candidate


Lindy McMullin holds a Post Graduate Certificate in Western Esotericism, a Master of Science in Transpersonal Psychology & Consciousness Studies (UK), and is currently doing her Ph.D. at Stellenbosch University. She is a core team member of EDTR and is certified by EUROTAS as a Transpersonal Psychotherapist. Lindy is president of SYNTHESIS and is an international speaker and Quantum Field Therapist.

 

 

 

Tuesday Afternoon, 7th October, 2014.

THE GREATER MYSTERIES OF ELEUSIS

Lindy S. McMullin, Ph.D. candidate


The Fall/Autumn celebration begins with the Proerosia, the blessing of the land and the new planting season. Honoring and invoking the blessings of the Earth Mother, we honor the divine power in play at the time of new beginnings. This is the time when the seed (Maiden) and Earth (Demeter) unite, to bring about the fertile season.
For this part of the workshop, we will start off with an overview of the workshops and then move to the sea for purification. After purification, we will dress in white, return to the conference room and proceed to bring light to the hearth, and descend into the depths of self to recognize the blessings in every situation that has caused sorrow or pain. The sacred journey into the underworld that has been completed, with the archetype of Persephone, we will proceed to open up to the Divine Light of spring, with the archetype Demeter/Rhea and the union of Thea & Theos , goddess & god. This will be followed by the birth of Iakchos, giver of wealth, and the reflection of the innocent self that must now be returned to the land, in service for the planting and harvest that will bring new beginnings.
After the guided visualization, participants will have time to draw, write and share with the group. Please bring instruments with you, drums, rattles etc, a covering for your eyes and a light shawl or blanket. For the purification you will need a swimming costume and white clothes.


 
Cost for 2 days: 60 Euros for Conference Participants, 100 Euros for guests

 

 


POST CONFERENCE WORKSHOP

6th - 7th October, 2014.

METAMORPHOSIS: A JOURNEY OF TRANSFORMATION THROUGH SHAMANIC PRACTICES

Steven Schmitz Ph.D. & Pier Luigi Lattuada MD., Ph.D.

EUROTAS 2014 POST CONFERENCE

 

Pier Luigi Lattuada, M.D., Ph.D., is a psychotherapist and the current President of the Integral Transpersonal Institute (ITI) and the Transpersonal Medicine and Psychotherapy Association in Milan, Italy. He created Biotransenergetics, which is a transpersonal methodology, a psycho-spiritual discipline coming from Afro-Brazilian shamanism. Pier Luigi is the Vice President of the European Transpersonal Association (EUROTAS) and serves on the board of the Italian Psychotherapy Associations Federation. Dr. Lattuada has published sixteen books on shamanism, transpersonal psychotherapy, and integral medicine, as well as various articles.

 

 

 

 

Steven Schmitz, Ph.D., is a Professor at Sofia University, USA (formerly the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology) in the Global Ph.D. Program and an international teacher, speaker, and seminar leader on the topics of transpersonal psychology, shamanism, and conscious couple relationships. Dr. Schmitz was initiated into shamanic practice in 1974 and has a private practice of transpersonal counseling and shamanic healing. He is a board member of EUROTAS and Co-President of the Association for Transpersonal Psychology (ATP).

 

 

 

6th - 7th October, 2014.

Shamanism is an ancient spiritual tradition that honors what is sacred in life. Looking at life and living from a shamanic perspective has proven to be illuminating and healing for our modern, often alienated, dispirited, and disconnected ways of life. Two experienced transpersonal psychologists and shamanic practitioners will lead you in a journey of transformation through shamanic practices. In a safe and respectful way, you will participate in rituals, sacred sounds, shamanic drumming, sacred movement, shamanic journeying, and group sharing. You will experience shifts in consciousness for a deeper connection with spirit, nature, the elements, others, and your self. You will leave the seminar having experienced the “two becoming one” and feeling more empowered, balanced, and alive.

 

Cost for 2 days: 60 Euros for Conference Participants, 100 Euros for guests


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