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Humanistic Alchemy
7 Quarry Crescent
Hastings
East Sussex TN24 3SD

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Humanistic Alchemy is a programme of 35 experiential workshops, conducted by Guy Gladstone, Amadis Cammell, Richard Lawton and 21 other group facilitators. The course involves one full weekend per month with a preliminary evening and a follow-up morning meeting, plus a week-long rural residential in the second year. While allowing for diverse intentions and an only minimally preconceived process, it will provide an extended forum for psychological and social healing, authentic spirituality and reconnection with our bodies and the natural world. It also provides participants with a profound grounding in groupwork and facilitation. This is a post-modern interpretation of the traditional alchemical project, based on prevailing transformational paradigms and grounded in humanistic activities.

The themes of the workshops are four strands of the Human Potential Movement: Bodymind, Expressive Arts, Ecosocial and Transpersonal. Amadis and Guy will facilitate the conjunction of these four elements during pre and post weekend groups. These continuity sessions are conceived as holding the ongoing process of participants.

Bodymind

These modalities all work directly with the reality of the body; its life-force, attitude, sensations and emotions. Long-forgotten feelings and unmet needs repressed deep in our body are accessed, processed and integrated. The animal within, demonised for centuries, is given its rightful place so that our passage through life becomes more congruent with our evolutionary heritage.

BIOENERGETICS - Guy Gladstone ◈ CORE REALISATION (SOMATICS and DYNAMICS) - Amadis Cammell ◈ NEO-REICHIAN BODYWORK - Richard Lawton ◈ ENCOUNTER WITH SELF & OTHER - Jill Hall ◈ RADIX - Michael Gavin ◈ OPEN ENCOUNTER - Pat Young ◈ PULSING - Richard Lawton ◈ BODYWORK IN WATER - Guy Gladstone ◈ REGRESSION AND INTEGRATION - Jenny Nicholson ◈

Expressive Arts

These activities take many varied forms due to our capacity for creative and artistic interpretations of the human condition. This is also where we can relax, interact, play and enjoy manifold expressions. Healing and transformation come in ways hitherto unknown and unforeseen.

AUTHENTIC MOVEMENT - Guy Gladstone ◈ PLAYBACK THEATRE - Veronica Needa ◈ WRITING THE SELF - Rosie Jackson ◈ VOICEWORK - Melanie Harold ◈ DANCE MOVEMENT - Tim Brown ◈ PSYCHODRAMA - Guy Gladstone ◈ FIVE RHYTHMS - Emma Leech ◈ SELBSTDARSTELLUNG - Guy Gladstone ◈ ECSTATIC DANCE - Seth Newman ◈

Eco-Social

These workshops introduce cutting edge perspectives and pathways to commitment in our relationship to our environment. The natural and social environment has a marked effect upon our psyche, both consciously and unconsciously, yet is often ignored or scarcely addressed in mainstream psychology.

ART, MARKS & MARX - Kevin Jones ◈ COUNCIL OF ALL BEINGS - Pat Fleming ◈ FIVE ELEMENT DAO QIGONG - Amadis Cammell ◈ NVC and RADICAL PSYCHOLOGY - Maria Arpa ◈ THE RAINBOW OF DESIRE - Guy Gladstone ◈ SOCIAL EMBODIMENT - Sarah Lloyd ◈ THE WORK THAT RECONNECTS - Jenny Mackewn ◈ CO-COUNSELLING - Celia Wilson ◈

Transpersonal

These practices connect us to and embody states of being beneath and beyond the personal; the matrix and the canopy. Both traditional and contemporary interpretations of spirituality and essence are explored. A space is fostered for enquiry into the meaning, purpose and significance of our human existence.

ENLIGHTENMENT INTENSIVE - David Lawrenson ◈ HEART of BEING - Amadis Cammell ◈ VISION QUEST - Jerry Hyde ◈ DIAMOND ALCHEMY - Amadis Cammell ◈ MEDICINE WHEEL - Chris Luttichau ◈

Continuity & Assessment Sessions

The continuity sessions will primarily be a space for process and integration. By this we mean firstly we will be attending to the medium-term response to the previous weekend. Secondly this will give an opportunity for course members to address significant recent life developments. Thirdly it will begin to provide an orientation for the upcoming weekend. Finally, this is the space for the quintessential synthesis.

In the second year course members will be presenting course-related topics of particular interest to the group, in both the pre and post weekend sessions, as part of the process of self and peer assessment.

CONTINUITY SESSIONS - Guy Gladstone & Amadis Cammell ◈ SELF & PEER ASSESSMENT - Denis Postle ◈


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