sharing Dr. Eva REich's healing work with the world
Gentle Bio-Energetics Training Program Atlanta, Georgia, USA
November 3,4, 5 – December 8, 9,10 2017 – January 12,13,14, 2018
Trainer: Richard C. Overly
Integrating verbal and body therapies for healing trauma memory that interfere with healthy living.
Gentle Bio-Energetics was developed from 1940s to 1990s by Eva Reich from her experience assisting her father, Wilhelm Reich; her work with babies and mothers; her rural Maine medical practice; and her worldwide training programs. “I was born into this. However, there have been many stepping stones as my understanding and knowledge evolved over the years. I was not trained in just one system.” Eva Reich The basis of GBE theory includes the interaction between: Life Energy, our vital living force; Trauma, any experience that interferes with energetic flow, difficult birth time, operations, injury, addiction, abuse, war, deaths, etc.; and Armor, the ways we learned to protect ourselves as a result of trauma, tight muscles, splitting off, psychosomatic symptoms, lack of energy, long term emotional memory from primal time, character defenses, etc. Gentle Bio-Energetic is a healing process involving becoming aware of our protective systems, healing the underlying trauma and restoring our natural energetic flow to fully experience all of life. “Of all those who knew and studied with Reich, Eva Reich has perhaps the most extensive knowledge of his work and life.” Myron Sharaf, Fury on Earth, p. X. Drawing on her vast experience Eva, created a model integrating verbal and body therapy tools for healing and growth from pre-birth to pre-death. From her clinical experience, she realized that in all of us is a “baby structure” from our early beginnings that impacts our present quality of life. She integrated tools to work with this structure. From observing her father and his research she developed her Butterfly Touch that she used in all her work to gently melt armor, like working with a baby. She discovered that melting armor and helping people learn from within themselves how they stopped their energetic flow was the key to good therapy. Along the way she incorporated more than 30 tools to help people discover how they blocked their energy flow and how they could open the flow. The key was in the client not the therapist so she learned to work within the person rather than have a preconceived idea of how it ought to be. “My clients are amazed at how such a gentle touch in all of GBE can have such a profound, immediate, life changing impact on their bodies and in altering their behavior.” Student The training program covering all of Gentle Bio-Energetics is experiential learning combining theory and practice. Students will observe the techniques demonstrated by the trainer and then practice them with peers, both giving and receiving. Experiencing the tools for one’s own work is essential in becoming effective in using GBE with others. Students will learn techniques they can use immediately within their profession and/or practice with peers. Greater skill can be developed through supervision and attending additional training programs for those desiring to achieve certification in the process. Target audience: The program is open to anyone interested in learning in depth Eva Reich’s work. Gentle Bio-Energetics is not psychotherapy but can be used in psychotherapy as well as other professions. Medical and mental health practitioners, midwives, doulas, physical therapists, occupational therapists, teachers, clergy, massage therapists, yoga instructors, parents and those interested in their own personal growth are among the students who have benefitted both professionally and personally. Students will learn the theory of GBE and how it relates to techniques including:
Trauma Life Line and assessment (to discover the roots of life patterns)
Butterfly Touch & Butterfly Touch Massage (power of gentle touch to melt armor);
Gentle Bio-Energetics Balance (connecting to the body, speeds up the process);
Metamorphosis (heal in-utero & conception trauma, for pelvic energy during birth)
Psychodrama Birth (heal birth trauma);
Segmental De-armoring (basic strucure of the method);
Work with emotions and relationships;
Psychophonic Breath (to open energetic wave through body and make birth easier)
Butterfly Touch Peristaltic Massage (restore peristalsis, for smooth muscle armor);
Richard Overly is the Director of Training for the Gentle Bio-Energetics Institute, Asheville, NC. Richard Overly practiced therapy as a clergyman 1966-1972, as a counselor at Family Service Association 1972-1981, and then in private practice from 1981 until the present. He trained with Eva Reich in Gentle Bio-Energetics from 1985 until she stopped training in the mid 1990s. Eva invited him to assist her in programs in his geographical area and approved his teaching GBE. Richard helped create the Gentle Bio-Energetics Institute, USA, to continue Eva’s work worldwide. For the last 10 years his focus has been mostly on training students in Europe to carry on Eva’s work. In consultation with Eva, he wrote Gentle Bio-Energetics: Theroy and Tools for Everyone; Eva Reich’s Butterfly TouchMassage, both in book form and DVD. The latest publication is Good Beginnings: A manual of Eva Reich’s Gentle Bio-Energetics Theory and Tools for use during Pre-Birthl, Birth, Infancy and Early Childhood.
Dates: November 3,4, 5 – December 8, 9,10, 2017 – January 12,13,14, 2018 Students must register for the entire program and pay full fees.
Fees: $1200 for program due 2 weeks before start. Early bird discount: $1100 dollars. If payment plan is by weekend = 500 dollars due by 2 weeks before weekend.
Additional costs: - Gentle Bio-Energetics Theory and Tools book at workshop price - 50 dollars Additional materials will be available at workshop prices including Butterfly Touch Massage book and dvd and Manual for Good Beginnings. Registration and information:
The Gentle Bio-Energetics Institute is a 501(c)3 not for profit organization located in Asheville, NC. We are dedicated to teaching Gentle Bio-Energetics throughout the world to enhance the quality of life. The Gentle Bio-Energetics Institute is an Approved Provider of Continuing Education under the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB). Provider # 396604-00 32 CE hours. Must attend all workshop sessions to receive credit.
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