Workshops’ descriptions

doctor, psychotherapist, group analyst, prenatal bonding analyst, promoter
of pre- and perinatal psychology and psychotherapy in Poland, founder of the Academy of Pre- and
Perinatally Oriented Psychotherapy ( )

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, with the hope that the voice of women in labor will be heard and sensitize medical personnel, and thus influence their conduct in
the future.
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.

Lecture topic: Psychological and psychotherapeutic help for people affected by war. The dynamics of needs and opportunities.
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 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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Lecture: Abuse, support or power? The role of the father in the life of the family.

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.

Working with trauma is a heavy burden for the therapist. During the workshop we will create an opportunity to share experiences, reflect on what factors and aspects of the work are particularly taxing, and touch on vicarious trauma.We will also focus on ways to minimise overload.
Self-care and Self-regulation in TRE® Process – from life threatening to safety
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.
I am an integrative psychotherapist, EMDR therapist and a certified NEST therapist. The area of my interest is trauma and understanding what happen with the body.

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.

Workshop Working with the inner child. The technique of getting to know yourself will allow each person to try to see their inner child, who often wants to tell us something important in various ways. We will look at important theoretical and practical points of view such as:
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.
One of the basic ideas of working with the family in the Open Dialogue approach is to create a space so that every voice is heard. In this way, slowly – as if from a puzzle – the background of the mental crisis of one of its members begins to emerge, which allows both her/his relatives and therapists to understand the essence of this crisis. Supervision in the Open Dialogue approach resembles the formula of working with a family, but instead of “a person in mental crisis”; there is a therapist “in crisis with his patient”, and the other family members are „replaced” by other supervision participants (therapists) sharing their impressions and reflections. The task of supervisors, acting as reflective moderators, is to ensure that each voice expressing these reflections is listened to and to try to perceive their polyphony through their own meta-reflection, which ultimately aims to broaden the perspective of the therapist
How to maintain a long-term work-life balance – between work, personal and relational environment. Prevention, understanding and preventing stressful work and personal events is key to maintaining inner life balance, prolonging work performance, improving relationships and strengthening inner satisfaction. The aim of the workshop is to outline the main stressful events and recognize the role they play in our lives. Based on a holistic concept, propose a system of individual preventive steps tailored to each workshop participant. We will answer the questions: How to increase psychological resilience. Searching for resources in the bio-psycho-socio-spiritual level of personality.