Date: 7 September 2019 from 14:30 to 16:15
Conductors: Manuela Maciel
Introduction to Psychogenealogy
This workshop introduces the latest scientific developments in Transgenerational studies and participants will have the opportunity of experiencing and practicing Transgenerational therapy tools and techniques. The workshop, held by Manuela Maciel, Trainer at the Anne Ancelin Schützenberger School of Transgenerational Therapy, will demonstrate the original psychogenealogical approach created by the Founder and main Trainer of the School, Prof. Anne Ancelin Schützenberger.
Family legacies play a direct role in the formation of emotional symptoms and can cause repetitive patterns of behaviour such as the “anniversary syndrome” or “invisible loyalty” which are repeated from one generation to the next. Future generations preserve their loyalty and deal with unfinished business by accommodating to dysfunctional patterns in the family of origin and re-enacting similar life scripts.
Some of the clinical tools and techniques which will be demonstrated during this workshop comprise the Genosociogram, the Family Atom, the use of Toys, Incognito Auxiliaries and Psychogenealogy exercises.
Manuela Maciel (Portugal) is a Clinical and Social Psychologist, and Psychodrama Director for 32 years. She is experienced individual, group and educational therapist. She was the Chairperson of the Psychodrama Section of the IAGP – International Association of Group Psychotherapy and Group Processes (2003-2009). Member of the board, supervisor and teacher in the Portuguese Psychodrama Society (SPP). Manuela was trained in Psychogenealogy by Anne Schützenberger and has additional training in cognitive-behavioral therapy and EMDR. She was Founder and Consultant of International Sociodrama Conference (2007-2020) and Founder of International Transgenerational Conference (2007). She wrote and edited books and articles on the topic of Sociodrama and Psychogenealogy.