Educational Workshops

Radix® Educational Workshops teach mental and physical health professionals, in an in-depth way, about the energetic viewpoint of psychological and physical dynamics (and their interrelationship), the functional identity between mind and body and the role of the body in the process of healing and personal growth.

The curriculum includes

  • the history of the energetic concept from its European origins in psychiatrist Wilhelm Reich;
  • basic bioenergetic principles as developed but Reich, Kelley and their students;
  • reading the body – observing physiological and behavioral manifestations of the life force;
  • interventions to mobilize energy and expressing feelings or, in people who get overwhelmed by their feelings, to ease their emotions to a tolerable level,
  • understanding the developmental process and attachment styles in relation to character structure.
  • working with trauma and other specific issues.

Teaching methods are experiential, didactic, and individual study.

The goal of training in Radix is to give workshop participants the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of Radix® Bodywork, and to incorporate the theory and techniques their own practice. The excellence of the training is dedicated to the premise of the underlying unity of the mind and body as it reflects our personality and our unconscious, and that strong healing and transformation is rooted in working with the body.

 

Level One.  Module 1

The Radix Institute offers a series of intensive training workshops in a modular format.
Module 1: a Five-Day Workshop:  Integrating Mind, Emotions and the Body in Therapy:  An Holistic Approach
        History of Energetic Work and its relationship to the current Radix Approach
         Module 1 presents the Basic Concepts and Foundations of Radix Work:
• Pulsation    •    Segments    •   Armoring and Counter-pulsation  •   Contact with self and contact with others   •   Grounding    •   Centering   •    Attachment    •   Boundaries    •   Containment
Past Module 1 workshops:
       Fort Lauderdale, Florida, February 28-March 4, 2018
       London, England, August 31-September 4, 2018
       Melbourne, Australia, March 21-25, 2019

 


Level Two: This level provides more depth in understanding and application of the basic concepts to oneself as an individual and a practitioner, and to one’s clients.  The modules can be taken in any order and all are a pre-requisite for Level 3 modules. An online group consultation will be held one month after completion of each module.

Module 2 – The Body as the Doorway to Intervention

Reading the Body
Understanding the body’s pulsatory flow that underlies the processes of thinking,
 feeling and action.
Facilitating the pulsation and working with interruptions in the pulsatory flow
Facilitating a body based process model
Working with the eyes as a key process in ensuring that one is ‘present’ in the body, vital to effective intervention
Integrating interventions through the ocular segment.

Next Module 2 workshop:  Melbourne, Australia, October 18-21, 2019
Past Module 2 workshops:
       New Forest, England, January 24-27, 2019.

Module 3  – Pulsation, Grounding and Presence
Being grounded is the basis of being able to feel safe, have clear thinking, and be present in the here and now. Contact and engagement with one’s current experience enhances the ability to have pleasure, love, calmness or alertness, social engagement, excitement without anxiety, being able to take action to meet one’s needs.   Being ungrounded and out of self with ourselves and others results in anxiety, depression, apathy, inflexibility, confusion, lack of awareness of their experience, numbness, rumination, boredom, and inability to satisfy one’s needs.
This workshop is Module 3 of the Radix Training Program.
Course content:
  • Understand Contact and Contactlessness both interpersonally and within the Self
  • Facilitate Grounding to increase awareness and effectiveness
  • Learn Postures and movement to change established patterns of holding
  • Learn subtle somatic processes required to support the body as a resource and sustain connection with oneself and others
  • Identify habitual patterns of connection or disconnection resulting from consciously or unconsciously avoiding embodiment
  • Practice application of the concepts presented

Past Module 3 Workshops:

       New Forest, England, September 16-19, 2019



Module 4 – Embodiment for Support, Boundaries, Regulation

Therapeutic Touch – indications and contraindications
Developing and sustaining flexible Energetic and Emotional Boundaries
Containment and Regulation of Energetic processes

Past Module 4 workshops:

       Bury St Edmund, England, September 19-22, 2019



Module 5 – Affect:  Experience, Expression and Regulation

The relationship between emotion and energetic flow
Deepening and developing emotional experience and expression
Working with the Radix process to identify and enliven blocked and repressed emotions
Facilitating appropriate emotional expression
Differentiating grief and depression
Models of affect regulation and how they fit with the Radix approach

Next Module 5 workshop:  New Forest, England, April 17-20, 2020.  Contact information@radix.org for more information.


 

Level Three: This level applies the basic Radix concepts to common therapeutic and personal growth concerns with the goal of deepening one’s understanding Radix processes and ability to apply Radix theory, and to and build a bridge between Radix and other somatic and non somatic psychotherapy and personal growth approaches. A minimum of fifteen personal Radix sessions is a requirement to attend these workshops.

Module 6 – Attachment, Development and Trauma

Applying Radix concepts to developmental theories/perspectives
Radix models of assessment and intervention and how these relate to developmental issues and attachment patterns
Working bodily with trauma
The relationship of attachment, development and trauma from a Radix perspective
The contribution of neuroscience and developmental neurobiology

Next Module 6 workshop:  New Forest, England, April 21-24.  Contact information@radix.org for more information.

Module 7 – Characterology and  Personality Development

The structural and functional aspects of character structure
Radix Characterology
Working with character strengths and defenses
Characterology versus process work. Is there a conflict?
Assessments and interventions with different character types
Reichian character structures

Modules 7  will be held in  New Forest, England,  November 4-7, 2020.  Contact information@radix.org for more information.

Module 8  – The Relationship Between Early Development and Character  Structure

Applying Radix concepts to the group process/relationships
Merging and differentiating as a bodily experience
The Radix client in the family and other social systems
Characterology and its impact on social systems
Using one’s own character structure effectively in the therapeutic relationship
Basic psychoanalytic theories of transference
The function of the body in the transferential process
When to refer and the referral process

Modules  8 will be held in  New Forest, England,   November 8-11, 2020.  Contact information@radix.org for more information.

Module 9  – Sexuality

Sexuality and its relationship to aliveness
The body processes in the expression and inhibition of sexual aliveness
The effects of sexual abuse
Working with the broad range of sexual expression

Module 10 – Integration, Purpose and Enabling the Attainment of Goals

The importance of Integration and Purpose Work
The significance of the Ocular Segment integration through the body
Integration across the body
Integration of Radix with other models of therapy
Integration of the work into every day life.


Level Four: Developing Radix Professional Skills. This level is primarily geared to those in the certification program.

 Module Eleven: Applying Radix Concepts to Current Therapeutic Issues

Depression
Dissociation and Trauma
Sexual and Physical Abuse
Eating Disorders
Anxiety and Panic attacks  

Module Twelve – The Radix practitioner as a professional; Radix and Group Work


Establishing and developing a professional practice
Promotion and legal and association requirements Accountability
Ethical practice and complaints procedures
Other responsibilities
The Radix model of group work and group processes