Topsy - Turvy

Being with what is

A Rehearsals for Living
Training for Personal and Professional Allowance

Saturday, June 11, 9:00 - 6:00 PM, in Bow, WA

In this experiential and respectful trauma informed exploration we are all co-researchers and co-creators. We will experience how complex, caring and interactive group dynamics provides a brave, resilient, creative and sound structure for group action explorations, sharing, caring and healing .

As we attune to each other, we bring ourselves and awareness into this moment, increasing our curiosity and connections. We will work and play with embodied presence, as we allow for what might emerge from our seemingly impossible stuckness. These group explorations honor our innate gifts of connection to ourselves and others, and our search for authenticity, and our mutual surprise and delight with co-created, embodied and Healing experiences. Attention to this emergence allows us time us to integrate the new and break up old patterns. In our heart of hearts we know what is needed, and how and when.

The theories and practices developed by J.L. Moreno, the originator of Psychodrama, including Role Theory, Spontaneity/Creativity, and Sociometry will be embodied and embedded as well as explicated within the learning format. Pesso Boyden System of Psychomotor is another approach modality that blends well with our work .

Finding our way between the forces of change and our need for belonging, is a hard won miracle. Being fully human is indeed a moment to moment journey. We all face challenges in this topsy turvy lifetime, and share basic instincts and needs. This brave space work and play space grows organically from our inner and outer awareness, and from our sensitivity and care for one another, ourselves, and the ground and groundlessness we share.

Pot Luck Lunch, Sliding Fee Scale: 75 to 165
Future All day Trainings : Oct 8 and Nov. 19, 2022

Marianne & Bob Shapiro co-facilitate, having over 25 years of working together. They are fluid and transparent and complement each other well. They are used to traveling in unknown territory. They are both American Board Certified Psychodramatists. Marianne is also a Certified Trainer and Educator of this dynamic, creative and effective experiential group process, and hence they offer this workshop as both a training and an opportunity for personal and professional skill development. They have been facilitating an on going Wednesday night group for over 22 years which is currently open for a few new members. Attendance at this day long training can prepare you for group work. Marianne, MA, MFA, LMHC practices Psychotherapy in Skagit County, and Bob, M.Ed., is a Mediator and Tai Chi and Qi Gong practitioner and instructor in the Valley. They enjoy adventuring with each other and others.
Image painted by Marianne 4/22
Future All day Workshops : Oct 8 and Nov. 19
Zoom Psychodrama Trainings will continue May 21, June 18, July 16

Wednesday Night group 6-8 restarts Sept. 14

Training Series begins
4th Friday of Month, 9 AM - 4 PM, Sept 24, Oct 22, Nov 26

Training Credits in Psychodrama, Group Psychotherapy and Sociometry from the American Board of Examiners may be earned.