The late Gabrielle Roth, founder of the 5 Rhythms movement practice, was a quintessential woman of the body and sometimes called an “urban shaman.” Gregory Bateson was an iconic man of the mind and a foundational contributor to most modern methods of systemic therapy. Bateson and Roth interacted at Esalen in the legendary times during the late 1970s and Bateson encouraged Roth to bring her creation into the world. This workshop will explore the work of these two pioneers and how to integrate movement and mind to create generative resources for change and healing.
Survival strategies (fight, flight, freeze) are deep patterns often learned at an early age. If not updated and enriched, they can become limitations. Bateson’s Levels of Learning provide a powerful roadmap for transforming survival strategies to more effective forms of protection and safety.
Bateson's Research Team and the Palo Alto Group (Jackson, Haley, Weakland, Fry, and Watzlawick) developed Communication Theory. Grounded in 65 years of research, Interactional Focused Clinical Approaches, derived form Communication Theory offer a radically alternative paradigm for understanding human behavior and evoking change. These essential premises and practical interventions techniques will be described.