The art of transformation: going through the shadow to recollect the light
Newspapers and TV reports are full of deep and disturbing stories about collective and indivual trauma which might resonate with our "shadow" (CG Jung). The workshop will show how to use the restorative qualities of groups, psychodrama and the way of the heart to transform the "shadow" within us and around us. On a technical level the workshop will combine different methods: classical and jungian psychodrama, work with symbols, fairy tales, myths, dreams, wisdom concepts, mystic teachings (Rumi, San Juan de la Cruz…), body focusing and arts. It will facilitate competences for the work with trauma and secondary fenomena including skills for an active stress management. It will provide an insight into the first line work with collective trauma (e.g. realized by Medicins sans frontieres and others) showing different interventions to transform pain in resilience and to regenerate hope inspite of the violence suffered by entire communities.