Presence, Relationship and Resonance:
Three keys to effective therapy
Effective relationship requires a host of skills that build a working field between two people, such as client and therapist, or student and teacher or co-workers and partners. Communication skills, the ability to regulate closeness and distance, accurate empathy, social engagement skills, and an understanding of emotion and its regulation, are a few of these inter-subjective competencies that can make an important difference.Resonance is the living, pulsing expression of the connection and attunement between two people. A central element in building resonance is the regulation of the rhythm of their interaction. Slower and faster rhythms control the expression and feedback mechanisms which enable two people to synchronize with each other. Ultimately, a field sense can develop between individuals. External stimuli can be experienced in this way as wave forms which communicate information differently from both language and gesture.
The above are elements in Jim’s therapeutic methodology of Formative Embodiment. This seminar will emphasize learning by doing, in which the key concepts presented will be experienced, enacted, and, hopefully, embodied. The intention is to add depth, refinement and nuance to any therapy or interpersonal activity the participants are involved in. The class will include lecture, demonstration, and a variety of experiential and skill-building activities.
Dr. James Jim Feil
Jim Feil, MA, DC, RPP, RCST has been in the field of complementary health care since 1970. He began his career in the healing arts by studying with Dr. Randolph Stone, founder of Polarity Therapy, from 1970 to 1973. He began practicing Polarity Therapy in California in 1973, and started teaching and training therapists in 1976. He was one of the founding directors of the American Polarity …