Educational Workshops

Radix® Educational Workshops teach participants, 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 personal growth.

The curriculum includes the history of the energetic concept, basic bioenergetic principles, reading the body, techniques for mobilizing energy and expressing feelings, and understanding the developmental process in relation to character structure. Teaching methods will be 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 transformation is rooted in working with the body.

 

Level One.  Module 1

The Radix Institute offers a series of modules, beginning with Module 1: a five-day training workshop entitled “Working Holistically in Therapy and Personal Growth:  Basic concepts of the Radix approach and its Reichian Roots.”  Module 1 presents the theory of Wilhem Reich and Charles Kelley, and the basic concepts of the Radix approach:
• Pulsation    •    Segments    •   Armoring and Counter-pulsation
• Contact with self and contact with others    •   Grounding    •   Centering
• Attachment    •   Boundaries    •   Containment.
Current Module 1 Offerings:

 In the United States,  February 28-March 4, 2018, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. This training workshop will be non-residential, and tuition is $1800 (or get the early bird registration cost – see flyer).  Thirty (30) Continuing Education credits will be available for Social Workers, Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Mental Health Counselors, Psychologists, and Marriage and Family Therapists (see specifics for your state.)

Download the brochure:  Radix Training Module 1, Florida

In Europe the workshop will be held in April 9-13, 2018 in Achberg, southern Germany. This training workshop is residential, and tuition is  1790 euro (or get the early bird registration cost – see flyer).

In Australia the workshop will be held in early 2018.

 

 

Level Two: This level provides more depth in understanding and application of the basic concepts to oneself and to others.  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 – Understanding and Engaging with the Vitality of the Body-Mind

Facilitating an energetic process model of the body
Body Reading
Identifying Pulsations and Counter pulsations in the body
Ocular Segment significance for working with Presence and Integration

Module 3  – Facilitating Presence and Grounding from an Energetic Perspective

Contact and Contactlessness
Grounding
Movement
Patterns of pulsation and energy levels

Module 4 – Embodiment for Support, Boundaries, Regulation

Physical Contact – indications and contraindications
Developing and sustaining flexible Energetic and Emotional Boundaries
Containment and Regulation of Energetic processes

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

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
The relationship of attachment, development and trauma from a Radix perspective
The contribution of neuroscience and developmental neurobiology

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

Module 8  – Relationships and Transference from a Somatic Perspective

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

Module 9  – Sexuality

What enhances and inhibits our sexual expression?
How this manifests in the body processes?
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 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