COURSE OBJECTIVES AND COMPETENCIES:
The training encompasses a wide spectrum of theory and practice including:
- Body empathy
- Detailed study and transformation of the emotions of anxiety and discomfort re-establishing the organic balance between the sympathetic and parasympathetic systems
- Empathic support in the therapeutic relationship
- Counselling dialogue
- Conflict solution and Problem Solving;
- Harmonization of neuromodulators
- Use of key words in active listening
- Verbal and non-verbal identificationmethods
- Role playing and active learning
- Skilled facilitating for meetings, work groups or support groups
Usage of “Thought Maps”:
Epistemology of action: advantages/disadvantages
Epistemology of interpersonal respect
The themes covered by the course examine the main aspects expounding Ecological Communication, the system created by professor Liss, with special reference to the techniques for an in-depth analysis and the transformation of emotions and the facilitation of communication in individual and group settings.
The course is structured in the following manner:
a) Monthly group encounters
b) Monthly internships (individual and groups)
c) Required reading
d) Reciprocal collaboration
e) Case supervisions
The course has two essential didactic goals, which are divided into 2 levels:
Level One - Facilitator of Ecological Communication (Years 1 and 2): The ability to apply the ecological principles to relationships and therapeutic relationships; individual and group communication skills; the handling of discussion groups, their planning and active learning; and facilitator as catalyst for participation.
Level Two - Biosystemic Counsellor (Year 3): The ability to cultivate the therapeutic relationship and emotionally support through deep, active listening, offering to self-help groups and individuals the opportunity to explore, discover and clarify more productive and creative ways of living.
From the onset the course emphasizes participation (practice makes perfect) and gives the opportunity to develop skills through experiencing. The simulation of real cases (role-playing) is a key to this method. The participant will be able to recreate the context of their everyday life (work, school, associations, specific relationships with family or friends) in which they experience distress or discomfort.