"Als je de mens in beweging brengt, zal die zichzelf helen." Gabrielle Roth

More Than This

met Alain Allard

Deze workshop wordt enkel in het Engels gegeven. Hij telt als vijf dagen van 'Spiegels' als vereiste voor de 5 ritmes leraarsopleiding.

Mirrors and ego characters

We are essentially fluid beings constantly changing as we breathe and move through life, opening and closing, learning, forgetting, remembering. We can easily forget this though and lose our presence in fixed roles and seemingly solid identities... as if... we were objects untouched by feelings. Gabrielle, in her Mirrors mapping called these states "ego characters".

We both fear and seek attention

Circumstance combined with our innate sensitivity often leads us, particularly in the company of others, to act... as if... we were these characters that we hide behind. Presenting ourselves in some way as if we have life nicely managed, we learn to become self limiting, hoping to be approved of, to be loved, hiding the very vulnerability which makes us "human" in the best possible sense. This humanity, which can so unite us, create community and deep empathy, can when fear arises, become quickly covered over with judgment and isolation. We lose the ability to see and clearly feel the beauty behind the mask. We both fear and seek attention from "others".

Individual attentions and group processes

Using the Perspectives process which offers individual attention with careful group holding we can uncover more than these ego character styles, detaching from them, making them move more visible for all to see, hold, respond to and release. No participant is pushed each one having the possibility to follow their own pace. We can witness ourselves as we are mirrored by others, embracing and embodying our own shapes and movements with the support of the group. We practice moving to reconnect to the core intelligence of our body, breath and bone, so tapping in to a more universal intelligence that allows us to get better at seeing ourselves and others with delight and fascination. This work enables us to develop clearer perspective, compassion and respect for the Mystery and vulnerability that connects us all.

This workshop counts as 5 days of Mirrors towards the 5Rhythms® Teacher Training.