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Services: Core Energetics & Pathwork, Psychotherapy, Spiritual Growthwork, Supervision for Therapists & Bodyworkers, Training Groups                                                                        

Welcome to NW PATHWORK & CORE ENERGETICS AT OPENING TO LIFE

WHAT IS CORE ENERGETICS?

Core Energetics is an evolutionary process for working with energy and consciousness that integrates all aspects of the human personality—the physical, the emotional, the psychological, the will, and the spirit. The purpose of the work is to develop consciousness and the free flow of energy to allow more truth, more connectedness, more creativity, more pleasure, and more love.

Core Energetics is part of the evolution of body centered psycotherapies that began with Wilhelm Reich. Founded by John Pierrakos MD, who was a patient and student of Reich’s and co-founder of Bioenergetics, Core Energetics integrates the spiritual and psychological teachings of the Pathwork with the understanding of human energetics and psychological development. This creates a unique integral approach that works directly with our specific adaptations and our habitual patterns with the purpose of freeing the best in us—our capacity for love and healing.

links www.coreenergeticinstitute.com www.coreenergeticseast.org www.usabp.org (website of the US Assoc. of Body Centered Psychotherapy)

WHAT IS THE PATHWORK?

The Pathwork is a body of practical spiritual and psychological wisdom that describes a step by step process for personal transformation from duality to unity. The 258 lectures given by Eva Pierrakos describe the details of working with the limiting distortions of inaccurate thoughts, undeveloped emotions, and the destructive forces of negative intention. All of these are dealt with in great detail with the intention of freeing the Higher Self—the Divine Spark that exists in all of us and that is meant to guide our lives. These lectures are some of the most specific and powerful material available for learning to deal with the destructive forces of personal negativity: self will, pride, and fear, and all their manifestations that keep us from our true divine capacity.

links

http://www.pathwork.org/

KEN GOLDBERG MD is a Preventive Medicine specialist and educator with a private practice in Portland. The main modalities in my practice are Core Energetics and the Pathwork, although i include other modalities to best fit the needs of my patients. I enjoy working with the full spectrum of development and traversing from personal psychosomatic and growth issues to transpersonal, archetypal, and spiritual growth issues. I also lead groups with my partner Kathleen that focus on developing relationhsip skills and support personal and spiritual growth in community. My other professional role is as an educator. I have been on the International Teaching Faculty of the Core Energetic Institute since 1999 and have been teaching medical students since 1995 at Oregon Health Sciences University, Western States Chiropractic College, and at National College of Naturopathic Medicine.

 TRAINING IN CORE ENERGETICS: WORKING WITH ENERGY AND •CONSCIOUSNESS

Northwest Pathwork and Core Energetics is the first training Center for Core Energetics in the Northwest.  The training is a four year program designed to build a foundation for a professional practice integrating physical, emotional, psychological, and spiritual growth and development.  

 THE UNIFICATION OF OUR MIND-BODY-EMOTION-& SPIRIT OCCURS THROUGH OUR ENERGY SYSTEM.  LEARNING THE PRINCIPLES OF CORE ENERGETICS & THE PATHWORK WILL  HELP YOU DEVELOP  A TRULY WHOLISTIC PRACTICE.

THE GOAL OF OUR WORK IS TO LIVE FROM OUR TRUE ESSENCE

“The core is the human being’s whole capacity, a glowing, vital mass, both the source and the perceiver of the life force.  The core has complete unity... a process in which every person knows the truth instinctively by sensing the pulse of life... the core’s movements are the primal positive emotions, or movements to make contact and unify with the outside world.  These can be summed up as one supreme expression: love.”

John Pierrakos

WHAT IS A TRAINING IN ENERGY AND CONSCIOUSNESS?

All the universe is a manifestation of energy and consciousness.  The integrated understanding of how people function at all levels of existence including physical, emotional, psychological, will and intention, archetypal and transpersonal, and spiritual is the study of human energy and consciousness.  Although this is a big undertaking, learning to understand the principles of energetic patterns and the principals of human consciousness and development make health, healing, emotional and spiritual growth understandable as parts of a larger whole.  The principles of energy and consciousness will help you understand what connects mind,  body, and spirit, and give you a structure and specific tools to help  people on their path toward growth, healing, and love.

WHO IS THIS TRAINING FOR?

This training is designed for therapists, somatic practitioners,  physicians, health professionals, and other practitioners who want to be truly wholistic and include mind, body, and spirit in their work.  You may already be skilled in one or more aspects of working with people, for instance as a psychotherapist or as a somatic practitioner, but you find you want to include more knowledge of psychosomatic or spiritual growth in your work and need a model and tools.  Virtually all practitioners are somewhat eclectic and this training will provide a theoretical base for integrating a wide range of mind, body, and spirit disciplines as well as practical tools and a supportive environment for  learning and practicing the application of methods for working with people at all levels.  So whether you are a psychotherapist looking to integrate somatic work or transpersonal psychology into your practice, or a somatic practitioner looking to enhance the healing partnership or integrate emotional growth into your practice this training would help you.

WHAT SHOULD YOU EXPECT TO GET OUT OF THE TRAINING?

•You will learn what makes a healing container and assess your strengths and weaknesses in creating the healing container and relationships necessary for healing and growth.

•You will learn principles of human growth and development that will help you assess and work with people at all levels of health and development  appropriate to your practice.

•You will learn specific tools and techniques to work with people physically, emotionally, psychologically, and spiritually that are grounded in the best science and psychological theories of today

•You will learn the structure for a professional and successful practice

•You will learn what  separates the average practitioner from the exceptional one, and get the supervision to assist you in becoming the best you can be.

•You should also expect to have opportunities for examining yourself and your ways of relating that will stretch your  limits and increase your capacities personally and professionally.

WHAT IS THE FORMAT AND STRUCTURE?

We will meet  4 times a year for 4 day weekends  thursday morning through sunday afternoon.  Between these meetings there will be at least one meeting attended by faculty to review, answer ongoing integration and supervision questions, and discuss readings.  There may also be additional non-lead or student lead study groups for peer teaching, peer supervision, or discussion of class materials

Students will be required to have at least 20 sessions/year with an approved therapist, and   beginning in the second year at least 12 session/year of supervision with an approved supervisor.

WHY PICK THIS TRAINING FROM AMONG THE MANY OPTIONS?

First of all,  this is a training that approaches the physical, emotional, psychological, intentional, and spiritual nature of people explicitly.  If you desire the theoretical and practical tools for approaching all these aspects of people you have eliminated all but a handful of trainings.  Second,  this training is based in an energetic model of  organismic functioning.  If you want to understand and use characterology or other energetic  tools, this training will prepare you for the literature and perceptive experiences that go along with this material.  Third,  any choice of training should be grounded in your experience that this type of work, and the people who are teaching it, are a good fit for you. The two main faculty are among the most experienced and professional teachers of this work and have taught at many other institutes and we will be inviting other senior faculty as well.  No one training can be the best in all things, but i will endeavor to make this the most grounded, professional, clear, and responsive training available for students of energy and consciousness.

Training Dates:   2017: September 21-24    2018:TBD

fee:    $650/segment  $2400/year if prepaid