Bill Bowen will be sharing the next step in his psychotherapy process. Resourcing. The foundation of his work.This lecture will introduce concepts that will be explored experimentally in his upcoming workshop. Get a taste of resourcing and learn more about Bill Bowen's practice.
Psycho-Physical Therapy is resource based model of psychotherapy. This means the central focus of the therapy is on supporting a client in developing the capacity to create new options for successfully dealing with the issues he or she brings to therapy. We call these new options “resources”. Resources are those things, actions, and qualities we can draw upon for aid in times of need. Therapeutically, resources are defined as those actions, awarenesses, and abilities that support a person in maintaining a sense of self and a feeling of competency, regardless of what is occurring in his or her environment.
Psycho-Physical Therapy focuses on a wide range of psychological, emotional and physical based resources. This workshop will explore the assessment, building and integration of resources as a primary approach for therapeutic transformation. This experiential workshop will address the broad concepts of therapeutic resourcing and practical aspects of building and integrating both psychological and somatic resources as a singular therapeutic process. Students will take away clinically useful techniques and approaches that can be applied in their practice. Specific attention will be given to:
- The tracking and assessment of existing and missing resources
- The building of new psychological and somatic resource option
- The integration of psychological and somatic resources
This workshop will be followed by another one-day workshop that specifically addresses the use of somatic based resourcing. Developed and taught by master somatic psychotherapist Bill Bowen, Psycho-Physical Therapy offers clinicians a practical and integrated therapy model that benefits from his over thirty years of clinical practice and training in a multitude of somatic psychotherapy and bodywork modalities.
About Bill Bowen
Bill Bowen, MFA, LMT, is the founder of Psycho-Physical Therapy and a master practitioner in the field of Mind-Body Therapy. Bill will be teaching a two day introductory workshop to working with the body in psychotherapy. Teaching will be experiential. Though geared towards psychotherapists and bodyworkers the workshop is open to all interested individuals.
Bill's background combines an immersion in the life of the human body with a clinical practice informed by multiple trainings in Somatic Psychotherapies and Body Work. He is trained in Rolfing and Rolfing Movement work, Hakomi Body Centered Psychotherapy, Biodynamic Analysis, Somatic Experiencing, Biovalent Manual Therapy and numerous other somatic and psychological disciplines.
His unique therapeutic method has evolved out of his 40 years of working with the creative process, body work, somatic patterning, mind-body therapy, and spirituality. The active integration of physical, mental, and emotional experience has been the continuing focus of his work. He has been a trainer in the Hakomi method and was co-founder, with Pat Ogden, of the Hakomi Integrative Somatics. Bill has taught at colleges in both Europe and the United States and is currently on the faculty of the Somatic Psychology program at JFK University. He maintains a therapeutic practice in Portland, Oregon.