today I wrote an application for the "The World Arts and Embodiment Forum (WAEF)".
as there was a lot of reflecting on my work envolved, I share my application here:
This workshop is a simple Somatic Movement class in which the theory can be directly perceived, embodied, reflected and shared.
This workshop will examine the intersection between Buddhist psychology and Somatic Movement Therapy to show its use for self-care and sustainable self-development as well as for Somatic Coaching, Somatic Touch and Healing Dance.
This Somatic Movement class will focus on the Somatic Dialogue and its use of the Buddhist concepts of “mind-factors” and the “law of action” for building resilience and preventing burnout. The “mind-factors”, especially the helpful and healing qualities of the mind, are always part of the beginning of the Somatic Dialogue, the questioning part.
The “law of action” is the key factor of the answer and the developmental part in the Somatic Dialogue. The questioning and the answering of the Somatic dialogue are furthermore mirrored in the science-based sensory-motor cycle.
Working with the somatic dialogue is stabilizing through finding a moveable balance in the body as well as in the mind. This moveable balance is, through its adaptability, more sustainable.
Inside of this highly experiential Somatic Movement class there will be a short presentation of the Buddhist concept of mind and its use in the Somatic Dialogue.
Buddhist psychology is not only the heart of the Somatic Dialogue, practicing the Somatic Dialogue in different somatic arts, becomes a spiritual practice in itself.
This workshop incorporates also sharing circles that blend indigenous circle-culture with highly developed democratic practices.
In addition this workshop will give some insight in the technology, that was developed during the covid-19 pandemic to work with somatic teaching & somatic coaching in an online and hybrid way for one-on-one sessions, group education and big trainings.
Workshop leader Dieter Rehberg is an innovating pioneer, who, based on his artistic and somatic education and practice, developed his own somatic method: Physio-Mentale Entwicklung (PME). PME has its roots in german expressive dance (rosalia chladek), usa-centered somatics and post-modern dance, buddhist psychology and trauma-informed neurosciences, as well as in cutting-edge approaches of short-time-counseling. The Somatic Dialogue is one of the key-factors of PME.
To participate you need:
perceive your thoughts and feelings
to be seen (camera on)
Bac. Dieter Rehberg, RSMT, is performer, Psychological Counselor (LSB), Somatic Movement Therapist (ISMETA) Dance Educator and Massage Therapist. He is the director of the "Institut und Akademie für Physio-Mentale Entwicklung" and of “The Somatic Training”. Since 20 years he works in his private practice in Vienna/Austria and teaches nationally and internationally.