Welcome to Marianne Bentzen
NeuroAffective Personality Development
03.-06. oktober 2024
Sensing ourselves and our world is the foundation for being able to immerse ourselves in joy as well as in heartfelt presence.
SHAME AND GUILT – WHY IT IS IMPORTANT AND HOW TO WORK WITH IT! ENGLISH/GERMAN
The focus of this training is to get a deeper understanding of the evolutionary and developmental dynamics of shame and guilt, and how to integrate these feelings in our adult personality. Based on research in developmental psychology, we will explore how these feelings emerge in childhood, the important function they have, what to do if they are overwhelming, and what to do if they are not sufficiently developed. Working hours will alternate between theory, questions, discussion, interpersonal and individual exercises and debriefings. There will be at least one demonstration session during the training.
There will be plenty of opportunity for supervision questions and to come to an realistic intervention plan for your clients.Click here for more information
ONGOING MEDITATION TRAINING NEAR FRANKFURT, ENGLISH/GERMAN AWARENESS
Juni 12.–16., 2024
opening our bodies, our lives, our hearts In this training, we will work with how we use our awareness. We will practice different levels of awareness and depth of sensing. In this process, we will work with refining our sense of our bodies, becoming more sensitive to shifts in our basic arousal levels and to the different aspects of tension, undertension and what information these defenses hold.
We will work with the mandala exercise to explore the places in our lives that are open and balanced, and we will also look at the areas that are painful and closed. We will also work with deepening our sense of our hearts, with the feelings of gratitude, compassion and love, both in our lives, in our sense of the world and in relationship to the divine.
The format of this workshop will alternate between mindfulness training, debriefings, theoretical presentations, mindfulness in movement or activity, peer exercises and discussion.Click here for more information
(FULLY BOOKED) INNER DEEPENING (ENGLISH)
April 14-19, 2024
Meditative Aliveness in Casola, Lungiana.
April 21.–26., 2024
5-day meditation training with Marianne Bentzen. in Casola in Lunigiana, Tuscany, Italy.
Foreword by Peter A. Levine
Also available as an ebook
I offer professional trainings and supervisions in Neuroaffective Personality Development, or NAPD for short. I also offer trainings in meditstion and spirituality. All my trainings are tailored to the needs of the organisation or group I am working with and they always contain theory and practical exercises based on the theory.
To choose the best approach in psychotherapy we need a good theoretical map. My map is based on the natural development of brain and personality. Each developmental level needs a different kind of support and different challenges. Do we need to focus on stress-regulation and sensations at the autonomic level, feelings and relationship at the limbic level or new mental insights at the prefrontal level?
In meditative practice, the stepwise training of sensing, feeling and empathetic thought is also highly functional, partly because we are working along with the natural development of brain function, and this tends to help the overload of thinking that many people struggle with.
COMMON TRAINING SUBJECTS
Trauma and spirituality
’Language before language’ – tracking the nonverbal language in interaction
Moments-of-meeting – how feeling met changes the brain
Working with shame and guilt
Working with low energy and depression
System-oriented group processes – attachment, status and teamwork in groups
The quality of our lives exists not in the events that we experience, but in how we engage with those events. During good times and bad, practicing – playing with – a sense of listening or surrendering in the direction of Grace, of the Wholeness in Life, can help us to rest in a deeper current of awareness.Click here for more information