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Rethinking Anger: A Bioenergetic Approach

Dates: To be announced.

Anger is empowering when it provides the energy to change something. It can lead us to find where we stand in the world and to speak our true voice, as in “speaking truth to power.” Anger can also be dangerous when expressed inappropriately or chronically denied. It can draw us into a forcing current of “My way ” or “I’m right” that undermines our capacity for human connectedness. Chronically denying anger can lead to explosions or to living in anxiety and fear as we lose our ability for healthy self-protection. Blocked anger can be an underlying factor in depression while anger expressed inappropriately can become harmful in our relationships. Suppressed anger can contribute to physical problems such as TMJ. The workshop will provide mental health therapists an opportunity to learn the theory, and to experience the work of the body-based psychotherapy approach of modern Bioenergetic Analysis, including various types of anger and ways to express it appropriately. Lay persons are welcome and will learn how to use their body experience to navigate opportunities for growth and connection which come from healthy anger and its effective expression. Come explore new ways of relating to this vital energy!

Laurie Ure is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, Certified Bioenergetic Therapist & local trainer for the Mass Society for Bioenergetic Analysis. She has a private practice in Gloucester, MA. She leads Bioenergetic workshops and training groups at Shilo Farm, in Florida and internationally. She loves working with groups and has been a primary organizer of the Mass Society for Bioenergetic Analysis annual fall conference in Essex, MA for several years.

Terry Hunt EdD is a Psychologist in private practice in the Boston Area and a CBT (Certified Bioenergetic Therapist) / Local Trainer. He maintains a general practice with individuals and couples. He also has sub-specialties in various addictions, Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACOA), and young adult resiliency. He is co-author of Emotional Healing; A program for Emotional Sobriety and Secrets to Tell, Secrets to Keep

Registration is not available for this workshop.