Escape the cold of winter and journey to the southern hemisphere, where January is summer time! Less than an hour from Buenos Aires lies a watery world of islands and little rivers, perfect for exploring and experiencing ways to incorporate the body in psychotherapy. Our home for the week is an upscale eco friendly boutique hotel with the amenities from home yet the feeling of being on a private island retreat far from the hustle and bustle of modern life. This course offers an amazing opportunity and professional training in the powerful technique of body or movement therapy, "Working with the body in psychotherapy". Sometimes words and talk therapy are not enough, learn how to access and help clients express different parts of the self through movement therapy.
Daily Lectures and experiential aspects of learning movement therapy are key to this training.
Our movement therapy course has a theoretical aspect, an experiential aspect and a technical aspect. The experiential aspects of movement therapy are essential to understanding the theory and the proper choice of technique.
See our itinerary and seminar descriptions below.
Aimed at psychologists, educators, psychotherapists, and people who have a search or questions about the link between the body, emotions and personal transformation and to integrate this approach to other forms of healing , learning a methodology within a system that promotes human development in our bodies, mental and spiritual awareness. Post-licensure instructional level introductory course.
Here's what you'll learn and the objectives of this course:
1- Apply movement as a metaphor to help a person physically demonstrate a therapeutic challenge or achievement.
2-Utilize mirroring (matching/echoing the person's movements) to illustrate empathy for an individual and group validation of his or her or the group experience.
3- assess body language, non-verbal behaviors, and emotional expressions through dance movement therapy
4- Assess, evaluate, and create treatment goals.
5- Design and Implement planned interventions.
6-Develop and adjust treatment to continuously meet the needs of the client.
7- Assess the mind-body blocks through dance movement therapy
8- prepare a session utilizing movement dance therapy to apply with specific cases in one’s psychotherapy practice
9-assess how dance movement therapy may be applied to ones current cases
10-identify how through dance movement one can express oneself and come into contact with the conscious and unconscious parts of their personality.
11- Demonstrate how the therapeutic relationship is communicated through non-verbal means.
12- Assess how movements can be symbolic and can represent unconscious material/processes.
Venture on cultural excursions to:
• El Tigre Delta
• El Mercado de Puerto de Frutos We will visit Puerto de Frutos, the local fruit and artisan market. and take a small antique boat ride down its many waterways. At water level, the intimacy is astounding: kayakers stop one another for directions, and one can hear the conversations emanating from the docks of island houses built on stilts.
Our meeting space and accomodations will be at Amarran Sancho. Amarran Sancho is recognized for its natural beauty and tranquility. Located on the banks of Arroyo Espera , in the first section of Tigre´s Delta. It preserves and shares the most unique treasures of the Delta. Comprised of 7.5 hectares, it includes a natural reserve; a buffer forest, (ideal for trekking and tree adventure rope sports); private beach, parks and walking trails. This is an ideal setting to feel part of nature and to interact harmoniously with the environment. Visiting Amarran Sancho will be an enriching and memorable experience.
The Tigre Delta is among the world’s largest, and only major deltas in the world that does not empty into a sea or ocean, several smaller rivers and waterways form a multitude of water "streets" with sedimentary islands covered in forest and grasslands. With its islands and canals, Tigre is what Venice might have looked like before development. Tigre is named for the jaguars — which were called tigers — that once roamed here.
“Tigre is a way to refresh the head.”
Latte-colored waters – rich with iron from the jungle streams flowing from inland South America – there are hidden gems in this marshy region. Our boat ride into the delta offers peeks at local stilt houses and colonial mansions, and you can explore along some peaceful trails.
Everything is done by boat—buses, taxis, hauling services, etc. There are even supermarket boats! If you don’t have a cell phone or a radio, you can put a basket on your pier to let the grocery boat know you need to buy something.
Here is what Jeff, Mind Body Passport participant says about Tigre, "A surreal sort of place it looked almost staged like going on a jungle cruise at disneyland but it was real. It seemed like there was this sort of vibrant market place but frozen in time with pirate ships rusted and a way of life from centuries ago".
About Argentine psychotherapy
It has been said that “when it comes to choosing a psychologist, we are like women searching for the perfect perfume. We try a bit of this and a bit of that before eventually arriving at the right fit.” Argentines scoff upon hearing that psychoanalysis has been on the wane in the United States and other countries, rivaled by shorter-term and cheaper modalities.
Residents of this country grapple with high inflation and an economic slowdown but seem to know precisely what they want out of their psychotherapy: psychoanalysis, and plenty of it. The number of practicing psychologists in Argentina is approximately 196 per 100,000 people compared with about 27 per 100,000 people in the United States, according to the American Psychological Association.
“There is no taboo here about saying that you see a professional two or three times a week,” says Tiziana Fenochietto, a psychiatrist at the Torcuato de Alvear Hospital for Psychiatric Emergencies. “On the contrary – it is chic.”
Psychoanalysis here is not just for the wealthy. The state medical system offers patients free sessions. “We say no to charity and yes to equal opportunity,” says Adriana Abeles, president and founder of the Fields of Psychoanalysis Foundation. When patients cannot afford to pay, they can volunteer in exchange for their sessions, doing jobs like repairing furniture, cooking or painting walls.
Licensed Clicnical Psychotherapist in Buenos Aires Argentina
Alejandra Lieberman specializes in working with the body in psychotherapy through through movement, dance , breathing and specialized therapeutic techiniques allowing freedom and connecting metaphorically with the conscious and unconscious through movements in the body allowing expression and emotions to become free. Dr. Lieberman is the founder and owner of Centro de Cuerpo y Arte and works as a Psychologist ad body therapist utilizing expressive movement, psychodrama, masotherapy, and psychoanalysis.
Mind Body Passport Inc.is approved by the California Psychological Association to provide continuing professional education for psychologists. Mind Body Passport Inc. maintains responsibility for this program and its content."
Seminar hours 24, not included in CE hours are leisure activities, breaks and meals, excursions.
Jan. 25 Sunday
All day: Arrivals meet-and-greet, introductions to the group, Drs. Leslee Brown and Alejandra Leiberman and Tigre
Getting settled, exploring our island
8pm Group dinner, overview of course
July 26 Monday
9am Seminar Level 1 - Land/support movement as a psychophysical and spiritual integration
Recognition and development of psychophysical obstacles
The movement as psychophysical and spiritual integration
Recognition and development of psycho-physical barriers
Recovery of natural movement
Plastic : singular way of being bodily in the world
Contact. Basics, circulatory massage I, kneading and discharge lines
Recovery of natural movement.
2:30pm Boat ride through river delta , visit to El Mercado de Las Frutas
We will visit Puerto de Frutos, the local fruit and artisan market. and take a boat ride down its many waterways. At water level, the intimacy is astounding: kayakers stop one another for directions, and one can hear the conversations emanating from the docks of island houses built on stilts.
January 27 Tuesday
9am-1pm Seminar Level 2 - Fire/Life Force Stages of work
Nutrient-expression of self awareness
The dynamics of opposites in the body, in movement, in personality, in the dynamic link
· Tree Adventure rope courses
· Bird watching
7pm-9pm Seminar: massage circulatory II, contemplation , open your senses to nature.
January 28 Wednesday
8 am Breakfast
9 a.m.-1 p.m.: Seminar Level III : Water Emotions and Its Transforming Power
Reading the body: body image conceptualisation.
shafts and props; osteo-muscular scheme;
the three Apollonian, Dionysian and Eastern lines; psychophysical integration. - Functional Anatomy.
1:00 p.m.: Lunch
2:30 : Liesure, Hiking, swimming
8 p .m. Group dinner
January 29 Thursday
8:00 a.m.: Breakfast
9:00- 1:00 p.m. Seminar Level IV: Air The Communication
The use of music and voice: extension of auditory perception.
Rhythm melody, timbre, harmony, silence, shout, sound, word, singing.
The use of expressive movement from the energy centers from dramatizations, plastic, emotions.
1 p.m. Lunch
2 p.m. Liesure
7:00-9 p. m.: Seminar Massage circulatory III, contemplation , open your senses to nature.
9 p. m. Group Dinner
January 29 Friday
8:00 a.m. : Breakfast
9 a.m.-1 p.m.: Seminar: Earth, Fire, Water and Air Dance Together
level 5 - Movement awareness and postural correction
To column, abs, hips, legs, feet, breathing, before and after childbirth, yoga and health
Functional anatomy II.
Level 6 - Sample of a class.
Planning, emptying, floor bar relaxation, breathing, expression, corrective postural awareness, centeredness.
The class as an experience of self-knowledge:
1- selflessness, observation ,contemplation
3- Meditation in motion and dynamic linking
4- Practice class.
1 p. m. Lunch
2 p. m. De- brief, goodbyes, prepare for our journeys back home. Departures
* ITINERARY IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE
** optional Tango lessons available
All inclusive of training and seminars, lodging at Amarran Sancho boutique eco hotel ( double occupancy), all meals (vegetarian).
Excludes: air, airort transfers
single supplement available at additional cost,(single supplement available at additional cost).
$2287 USD early bird discount pay in full (prior to Oct. 15th) click here
$2587 USD after Oct.. 15th
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- Leading international study trips
- Director of International seminars
- Private practice for over twenty years,
- Assistant professor
ABOUT DR. LESLEE S BROWN
Dr. Brown is President and Director of Mind Body Passport Inc. designing and leading international study trips worldwide.
Study Abroad for Adults!!
She also serves as The Director of International seminars and Gastprofessor at Sigmund Freud University, Vienna.
International psychology and developing “psychologists without borders” has become her focus.
Dr. Brown has been in private practice for over twenty years, has been a research psychologist for The Neurologic Institute and has served on faculty at UCLA Medical School teaching psychology and rapport building techniques to medical students.
Dr. Brown was assistant professor at The Chicago School and Director of Centers for International Studies.
The last article written about Dr. Brown’s work said she is a, ” Visionary , Study Abroad Goddess, Ashtangi apprentice and Doctor of Psychology”.