The body and action in dialogical practices

Author: Justine vanLawick

Annotation: When we put the body, do-ing and action in the centre of dialogical practices, hope emerges.

In the workshop we will integrate exercising, experiencing and reflecting. 

Language: English (with czech translation)

Justine van Lawick (Netherlands)
Justine van Lawick (Netherlands)
Justine is clinical psychologist, family therapist and co-founder of the Lorentzhuis (1984), centre for systemic ...

The Person of the Therapist in Family Therapy Practice: about the therapeutic process, the therapist’s experiences and the therapist’s inner conversation.

Author: Peter Robert

Annotation: Psychotherapy research shows that -in individual therapy as in family therapy- some therapists are more effective than others. This highlights the importance of the person of the therapist.  The focus of this workshop is on the person of the therapist in the present moment of the therapy session.  The person of the therapist is crucial in the responsive attunement with the family members.  It is the core of the complex therapeutic alliance that is characteristic for family therapy.  The person of the therapist is also crucial in listening and being empathic: the therapist has to listen with his/her ears, eyes and heart and he/she has to be authentically moved by the family members’ stories.  We will reflect on ways in which the person of the therapist can contribute to the effectivity of the therapeutic process.  

Language: English (with czech translation)

Peter Rober (Belgium)
Peter Rober (Belgium)
Peter Rober, PhD is clinical psychologist, family therapist and family therapy trainer at Context -Center for ...

Psychosis is not an illness but a survival strategy in extreme stress.

Author: Jaakko Seikkula

Annotation: In the pre conference we will focus on collecting experiences of the dialogical humanistic practice in most sever mental health crisis.

Language: English (with czech translation)

Jaakko Seikkula, Ph.D. (Finland)
Jaakko Seikkula, Ph.D. (Finland)
Professor of Psychology University of Agder; Professor of Psychotherapy (emeritus) University of Jyväskylä He has ...

Dialogue as the embodiment of compassionate societies

Author: Mark Steven Hopfenbeck

Annotation: Jaakko Seikkula and David Trimble (2005) have described how dialogue as an embodiment of love becomes a healing experience in network meetings. Our world is in need of similar experiences to create more compassionate communities that can contribute to social, political and ecological healing. Compassion, as a sensitivity to the distress and suffering in self and others combined with a commitment to alleviate that suffering, is actualized through dialogue. Compassionate societies can only co-evolve together with welfare institutions based on mutual respect, human rights and social justice supported by networks of kindness and caring. By recognizing the interdependence of self and other while cultivating compassion through dialogue we can generate the motivation to connection emotionally, come together to create coordinated change, secure sustainable solutions for our planet and provide for the wellbeing of coming generations. The workshop will be an opportunity to exchange ideas on how dialogue can contribute to more compassionate societies and a better future for all. 

Language: English (with czech translation)

Mark Hopfenbeck (UK/ USA/ Norway)
Mark Hopfenbeck (UK/ USA/ Norway)
Mark Hopfenbeck is social anthropologist specialising in health and social policy, an assistant professor at the ...