Make Love Better: Navigating the Intersections of Power

online seminar

Monday 1 February 17:30 – 21:30

An online seminar with Jan Dworkin, who introduces the way in which process-oriented psychology approaches relationships and the dynamics of power in relationships.

A seminar in which we will discover the relationship as a dojo, in which we have a lot to learn. You will develop knowledge of your conscious and unconscious powers – personal and social. You will examine social and cultural injuries that affect how you relate to others. You will see how the dynamics of power affect your intentional and unintentional communication and create obstacles to intimacy and understanding.

Like the world, our relationships are complicated and chaotic. Today’s relationships, whether romantic, sexual, business or friendly, often transcend nationality, race, class, age, religion and culture. And while many societies do not recognize diversity in relationships and do not accept less conventional models of relationships or family life, all relationships are always, in some respects, intercultural, diverse, and full of power differences.

If we gain the ability to orient ourselves in these differences, friendships and partnerships, regardless of social groups, can become enlightening and transformational. Cross-cultural relationships can wake us up, teach us about ourselves, others, and the world.

The seminar is the ideal opportunity for anyone who wants to learn more about the dynamics of power in their own relationships. To a large extent, it is also intended for facilitators, mediators, therapists and coaches who want to broaden their perspective and move their understanding and skills to a higher level.

Our work will consist of a combination of theoretical interpretation, internal work exercises and live demonstrations.

Jan Dworkin, PhD (USA)

Excellent therapist, teacher, trainer, organizational consultant, conflict mediator, team builder, and mentor with years of international and intercultural experience. She teaches process work training seminars around the world, coaches leaders and teams in a variety of industries. Co-founder of the graduate school Process Work Institute (PWI), focused on research and training in process-oriented psychology, which she led for 10 years. She is the author of Make Love Better: How to Own Your Story, Connect with Your Partner, and Deepen Your Relationship Practice (Belly Song Press, 2019), which has made her a guest on many podcasts and public media.

Jan is a charismatic personality and has a virtuoso ability of clarity in her teaching, which touches many of your layers at the same time. She leads you to an understanding of yourself and deep to inaccessible places within your inner world which are yet unknown to you. To places you didn’t know or didn’t attach importance to. Radically transparent and vulnerable, clear, strong and accurate. Her directness, deep understanding, and how she brings herself to the work, regardless of her role or function, creates an environment of trust, giving you courage. Jan throws herself into the matter, provides challenges and awakens the desire to research, observe and change. The drive to actively join what calls for a hearing.

Her work is based on cultivating awareness. Awareness of how you see yourself and how others see you; awareness of natural and supernatural worlds; awareness of visible and invisible dimensions. She helps you to find an authentic way to live in accordance with your truth, even if it seems crazy and leads to trouble. She helps couples, teams and groups to connect with the original vision and intention to be together. To learn to communicate and cooperate despite all the differences. Release creativity and growth lurking beneath the surface of conflict and struggle.

The seminar takes place online on the Zoom platform and is open to everyone without the need for previous experience.

The seminar will be held in English and will be consecutively translated into Czech.

You will receive additional information, including connection details, no later than the day before the start by email. If you do not see the message, check your tabs for promotion, spam and in case you still cannot find it contact us at +420 723 078 959.

Price 115 EUR per person. The course fee is paid in advance. The reservation created by paying the course fee is binding.

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Process Oriented Psychology

The method includes mind, body, and spirit. It combines into one framework the original techniques of dreamwork, work with bodily symptoms, relationships, work in altered and extreme states, work in movement, meditation, inner work and deep work with the body. It consists of the following ideas:

1: Growth and learning happen at the edges of awareness and identity

Process work facilitates expansion beyond what is known and dominant by honoring and embracing what is marginal. Our progress takes place on the borders of consciousness, by including our rejected, emerging or yet unknown parts of self-perception and repertoire of our behavior. Also within society, people and groups on the margins – the artists, the irrepressible outcasts, and those that refuse to be silenced – have always been a source of creativity and cultural transformation.

2: The bad things that happen can sometimes be the best things

… if you learn from it you cannot lose. In the process, we use learning while struggling and inspiration from obstacles and pain. We notice their purpose, hidden benefits and secondary gains. Embracing what hurts us, putting ourselves in it and skillfully exploring it with the right mindset can lead us to discover the meaning, purpose, or new direction that awaits. Do not avoid obstacles – it will only deepen them. Instead, enlarge, aggravate, and amplify them in your own imagination. Examine them in great detail and be open to unexpected knowledge and solutions.

3: Harmony needs dissonance

We tend to get rid of what opposes us or just doesn’t suit us. However, this way of thinking and acting is not sustainable. Deep democracy, the philosophical basis of process work, shows that it is necessary to give space to all voices and all ways of perceiving reality in order to understand the whole – the system. When we let different voices be heard, including emotional and extreme ones, which are often excluded from public speech, interaction and dialogue, human connections and unexpected solutions are created.

Process work moves people, teams, communities from division and conflict to collaboration and learning. When we ignore parts of ourselves, neglect minorities, oppress or abuse weaker parts of the whole, a crisis ensues. Get to know and understand the marginal individuals of your community as well as your own madness and rejected tendencies.

Jan Dworkin on codependency in relationships

4: Reality has many dimensions

Process work values multiple realities: the measurable, the objective, the subjective, the psychological, the dream and the unspeakable spiritual realities without borders. Conflict arises when people meet and communicate with each other from different levels of experience. If we begin to respect the reality of the other, communication is more effective and conflicts are alleviated.

Although people emphasize the facts: those measurable, objective, and evidence-based aspects of reality, they often behave, live, and love according to their subjective, emotional, and irrational experiences, feelings, and dreams. Listen and consider deeply the perspectives that originate in your dreams, in nature, and in altered states of consciousness. We can become even more awake if we recognize and appreciate the different levels of experience in others and in us.

5: Power is your friend

Power comes from many places and has many forms. An essential part of our development is the recognition of the power that has been given to us by the color of our skin color, gender, nationality, social status. It is essential for personal growth and development to enter your innate or hard-won strength. A special group of personal forces are the so-called soft forces. They include self-confidence, the ability to show vulnerability, indulge in insecurity, lead or follow gracefully, receive feedback, and express a wide range of emotions. These should be accepted and celebrated, as they can be used for the benefit of people and communities.

Process work explores many dimensions of social, personal or status power. You are learning to use your earned and innate privileges correctly. And to be more agile if you are in a position of hierarchical power.

6: You don’t have to know anything to dream

We are naturally creative and imaginative, but unfortunately we lose this innate ability while growing up. The process supports us and teaches us to dream again. We re-nurture our imagination, support the mind in wandering and fantasizing, we learn to notice seemingly insignificant signals, flirts and tendencies. At the same time, we discover that new things arise from the wisdom of our deepest selves. If you dare to dive deep into your unique self, you will find your greatest teacher.

Everyone can develop their own way of observing visions, bodily perceptions, movements, surrounding signals and use them for their own growth. Process work offers a number of methods and skills that allow you to immerse yourself deeply in the uniqueness of experiences and provide access to inner wisdom.

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