The Art of Integration - GTT Module with Mireya Alejo Mercet, 14 - 19 November 2017, Peace Castle Schlaining, Austria

In this retreat, we will experientially inhabit and exemplify the theme of integration through the vehicles of expressive arts, altar and sacred space creation, time in nature, context setting through Holotropic theory, slowing down and contemplation. We will also have time in community and for discussion.

"INTEGRATION" is a vital component of Holotropic Breathwork practice, as well as any other work in expanded states of consciousness. We are often reminded that preparation, session & integration are all necessary components of any complete transformational experience. Exploration with Holotropic states has impact on the totality of our being and our lives on physical, mental, emotional, environmental and spiritual levels. Giving attention to INTEGRATION offers the potential to enrich our life experience by allowing us to digest, embody and apply to our daily lives the insights and lessons learned while doing in-depth exploratory work. We will create a safe, supportive, sacred, contemplative, and playful container, that will invite spaciousness for absorbing, being with, and processing what occurs before, during and after Holotropic sessions. The week will be highly experiential and offers valuable tools to support the integration of your personal Holotropic practice. This is a not-to-be-missed opportunity for facilitators and any seekers, and offers exciting, creative ways to support groups and individuals through the integration process. In addition, there will be four Holotropic Breathwork sessions, two as a 'breather' and two as a 'sitter', along with valuable time for group sharing.

No previous artistic or creative experience is necessary for this module, all are welcome!

Lecturer Information

                                                         Mireja

Mireya Alejo, MA, MFT, is an artist, licensed psychotherapist, astrologer and expressive arts therapist. She certified with Grof Transpersonal Training (GTT) in 1993 and has facilitated groups and individuals in this approach internationally for nearly 25 years. She has been part of the GTT staff since 2004.

Her therapeutic work is informed by her years working with traditional healers in her home country, Mexico, as an anthropologist; a deep understanding of the healing power of non-ordinary states of consciousness; as well as the use of the creative arts, ceremonial work, ritual and astrology as tools for self discovery, insight and transformation. Mireya strongly believes in the power of sacred, creative, supportive and permission-giving environments to bring about personal, collective and spiritual transformation. She has dedicated a large part of her professional life towards the empowerment of women.

She is the co-creator of RIE: A Creative Meditation. And is the creator of AltarCreation: A Canvas in Movement, and of Creative Integration, a process to support the integration of non-ordinary states. For more information: www.almaquecanta.com

Mireya developed and leads The Art of Integration module, which focuses on integrating deep inner work by means of creative and artistic expression.

 

GTT Staff

Jean Farrell

GTT facilitator and trainerBorn in England, Jean has lived in Ireland for thirty years with her husband and the children and young people they have fostered. In England she worked as a senior lecturer in Youth and Community Work, teaching Counseling Skills and Group Work at Manchester Metropolitan University. In Ireland she works as a psychotherapist and offers supervision to therapists in various agencies working with trauma. She also teaches Counseling and Therapeutic Skills for the National ...

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Thomas Liska

Thomas Liska is GTT staff member and founder of the Holotropic Association of Europe with extensive experience working in Ukraine, Slovenia, Hungary, Spain, USA, UK, Turkey, Israel, Czech Republic, Poland and organizing workshops in Austria.Born in Vienna in 1965 he went through a technical education before shifting his interest towards (transpersonal) psychology and psychotherapy.He is trained in several psycho-therapeutical schools and approaches such as systemic family therapy, psychosynthesis and sex therapy. He also holds an academic degrees in counseling, ...

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Venue name

Peace Castle Schlaining

Facilitators

Jean Farrell

GTT facilitator and trainerBorn in England, Jean has lived in Ireland for thirty years with her husband and the children and young people they have fostered. In England she worked as a senior lecturer in Youth and Community Work, teaching Counseling Skills and Group Work at Manchester Metropolitan University. In Ireland she works as a psychotherapist and offers supervision to therapists in various agencies working with trauma. She also teaches Counseling and Therapeutic Skills for the National ...

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Thomas Liska

Thomas Liska is GTT staff member and founder of the Holotropic Association of Europe with extensive experience working in Ukraine, Slovenia, Hungary, Spain, USA, UK, Turkey, Israel, Czech Republic, Poland and organizing workshops in Austria.Born in Vienna in 1965 he went through a technical education before shifting his interest towards (transpersonal) psychology and psychotherapy.He is trained in several psycho-therapeutical schools and approaches such as systemic family therapy, psychosynthesis and sex therapy. He also holds an academic degrees in counseling, ...

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Sonja Busch

Sonja works as supervisor supporting professionals in the psychosocial field. Specialized in trauma supervision she has a broad background in working in the areas of gender based violence, trafficking in persons, sexual abuse, unaccompanied minor refugees, street children etc. in Austria and abroad, especially in (post-) conflict countries. Furthermore, she supports individuals through coaching and body therapy.  Her academic background includes a master in political science and sociology as well as in clinical supervision, coaching and organizational development. She ...

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Price

Early bird price for the GTT Module on The Art of Integration in Peace Castle Schlaing is € 1.090,- in a double room and € 1.160,- in a single room (registration and payment before 2nd October 2017).

When registering after 2nd October 2017 the price is € 1.240,-. in a double and € 1.310,- in a single room.

The price includes the GTT module with accomodation and full board in Hotel Peace Castle Schlaining (http://www.hotel.friedensburg.at/) from 14th to 19th November 2017. When registering please state which kind of room you wish and be aware that there is only a limited number of single rooms available.

To register please download and fill in the registration and medical form and send it back to info@holotropic-association.eu

The registration form can be downloaded here: GTT Module registration form

Location

Rochusplatz 1 A A-7461 Stadtschlaining Austria

Rochusplatz 1 A

A-7461 Stadtschlaining

Austria

Payment Details

Easybank
Holotropic Association
Otto-Probst-Platz 8/1/14
1100 Wien, Austria
SWIFT: EASYATW1
IBAN: AT42 1420 0200 1095 2132
Reference Code: Integration + name of participant

Cancellation Policy

The cancellation fee is € 50,- any time you cancel the workshop.


If you cancel the workshop within 30 days before the start, the whole workshop amount will not be refunded, but after deducting the € 50,- cancellation fee it could be applied to any other workshop or Module during the following 4 years (with Holotropic Association Europe).


If you cancel the workshop more than 30 days in advance the total amount (minus the 50 Euro cancellation fee) will be refunded.

Travel Information

If you travel by car

The peace castle Schlaining is located in the Southern part of Austria:
Driving distance from Vienna: 1.5 hours
Driving distance from Bratislava: 2 hours
Driving distance from Zagreb/Ljubljana: 2.5 hours

Map:https://goo.gl/maps/WV23uW3wB542

If you travel by plane

Vienna International Airport (VIE)http://www.viennaairport.com/en/passengers

Bratislava (BTS)http://www.bts.aero/en/passengers/, from Bratislava airport a direct bus goes to Vienna.

From Vienna airport a direct bus goes five times a day to Pinggau (half an hour from Peace Castle Schlaining). For those arriving to Vienna a day before the starting day we will try to assist in arranging car sharing opportunities or if this does not work out arrange a transfer possibility from Pinggau to Schlaining. For the return on Sunday we can organize a transfer to Pinggau bus station after the closure of the workshop for the busses departing at 13:50 and 16:40.

The bus schedule looks as follows:

Airport Vienna - Pinggau and return Pinggau - Airport Vienna

10:50 - 12:15------------------03:40 - 05:10

13:50 - 15:15------------------06:50 - 08:20

16:50 - 18:15------------------10:30 - 12:00

21:00 - 22:25------------------13:50 - 15:20

23:55 - 01:20------------------16:40 - 18:10

You can also check the link here: Bus airport Vienna - Pinggau

The other possibility is to go from Vienna airport to Vienna center and take the bus from Vienna Center (Karlsplatz or Matzleinsdorfer Platz/Triester Strasse) to Oberwart, which is ten minutes from Schlaining.

Public transport by bus from Vienna City Center

is available regulary from Vienna and Graz to Oberwart (10 min from Schlaining). Also here we try to organize a transfer to Schlaining or you can take a taxi.

Bus schedule Vienna - Oberwart as well as Graz - Oberwart:http://www.linie-g1.at/wp-content/uploads//2016/03/Fahrplan_7900_20160317.pdf