of pre- and perinatal psychology and psychotherapy in Poland, founder of the Academy of Pre- and
Perinatally Oriented Psychotherapy ( www.akademiaprenatalna.pl )
Lecture: Prenatal and perinatal roots of violence and war
Workshop: Obstetric violence, help in childbirth, women’s power
During the workshop we will talk about obstetric violence that women face in connection with pregnancy and childbirth. Each participant will be able to tell her story. These stories will be collected and posted on the portal for doctors Konsylium24.pl, with the hope that the voice of women in labor will be heard and sensitize medical personnel, and thus influence their conduct in
We are social beings and we learn everything in our relations with people. Any violence that befalls a woman in labor also affects the child coming into the world and conditions her for violence later in life. As women, we have the power to fight for a trauma-free birth for generations to come. This is the first step to developing societies without violence and building world peace.
Since February 2022, supporting people fleeing warfare from Ukraine, as well as our professional colleagues working for them in Poland and Ukraine, we said that this help will be a marathon, not a sprint. It still is and will be. The experience of war, migration of millions of Ukrainians, e.g. to Poland, the availability of information on the cruelty happening so geographically and culturally are just some of the aspects that customers and patients report. I invite you to reflect on the dynamics of needs and the possibilities of psychological and psychotherapeutic support, available help tools and the role of psychotherapists.
Workshop topic: Let's breathe out and listen! Working with tension and the BASIC PH model as
the basis for building a mentally resilient society.
Effective tension regulation and effective communication with a person in crisis after experiencing trauma are basic support tools. During the workshop, I will share the knowledge and skills gained during the training with prof. Mooli Lahad from Israel https://www.icspc.org/en/cspc-disaster-managment/ I will present and invite you to join the exercises for self-regulation and the use of
the BASIC PH model in working with various groups of clients, patients, including those after experience of trauma.
The BASIC PH model has been disseminated and proposed for use in crisis situations for years. It assumes the existence of six basic communication channels and recommends adapting the helpers to those currently used by clients.
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Workshop: In whose power am I? The power of the past and the power of desires. The power of the
relationship and the power of the person.
The aim of the workshop is to help participants to build their awareness of what influences – on a conscious and unconscious level – their decisions, choices and the way they experience reality. We will also consider what it means to feel strong or weak and what role close relationships play in it.
Proposal of workshop content:
Stress barometer – description of a tool used for recognition of threat/safe level awareness of signs coming from body and steps of self-regulation – some helpful practices
1. TRE® session – live experience of process using current signs for self-regulation
During TRE® session and further practice we become more aware of our internal integration with deeper felt-sense.
We experience how to start and stop, dose with self-regulation to follow the body process with enough comfort and trust.
Our emotions need to be noticed, named and experienced. Sometimes, however, they are stopped somewhere or blocked. This workshop will be an opportunity to contact our places where something is "stuck", places where we experience impotence. Through the voice and contact with the body, we will try to revive these places, activate and experience our power. We're going to use the polyvagal theory by stimulating the vagus nerve.
1. Who is the inner child?
2. Why is it important to heal the inner child?
3. How can you work with your inner child?
4. Technique-visualization during which you will meet and get to know your inner child.
During the workshop we will see the figure of the “inner child” who will allow us to understand ourselves more deeply and take care of ourselves, to see how it influences our attitude towards ourselves and our relations with others. During the workshop, we will have the opportunity to get to know our inner child, his world of feelings and experiences, consciously touch our deeper childhood emotions and give ourselves space to see and experience them.
We will try to get to know our deep unmet needs of childhood, which we may experience through the unconscious process in adulthood.
Awareness and contact with our sensitive, emotional, childish part can help us solve various current difficulties. Deficiencies and injuries that a child experiences affect our emotions and behavior, aggressive and demanding treatment of ourselves or the constant search for filling an undefined void. Working in this direction can give you more understanding of your reactions and defense mechanisms.
The workshop can be especially helpful for people who have experienced some type of abuse or neglect. Adopting your sensitive, childlike part allows you to find and integrate your strength, flowing not through violence, but through inner wholeness.