Sunday, January 22, 2017
February 17, 2017 Sacramento, California
February 20, 2017 San Francisco, California
April 21, 2017 Roseville, Minnesota
April 24, 2017 Bloomington, Minnesota
PESI SEMINAR SERIES:
Mindfulness and Creativity Tools
the Body and
Transform the Mind
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February 25, 2017
[1404 Greenfield Avenue #1, Los Angeles, CA 90025]
THE WHACKY WORLD OF FRACTALS
Psychotherapy is about perceiving and changing personal, interpersonal or intergenerational patterns. Patterns exist both in nature and in human nature, and our brains are designed to be pattern makers. But where do these patterns come from and what is the deepest most useful level of drawing connections? This seminar is all about fractals: perhaps the most universal pattern of patterns in nature. Fractal patterns extend across mind, body, brain, soul, world, and relationships.
Fractals are connecting threads that weave together similarities while separating differences across space and time as well as symbolic/imaginary realms. Once you “see” a fractal you forever see it. The you will start to see fractals everywhere—within the whacky drawings of Dr. Seuss, the branching of neurons, and even within the unpredictable yet very recognizable patterns of fate.
This workshop will teach about fractals: where they appear in nature and why fractal patterns are so important in psychotherapy.
We will look at how fractals relate to: transference dynamics; borderline personality disorder; parallel processes within supervision and psychotherapy; clinical intuition; repetition compulsions; repetitive dream themes
Fractals contribute to a realistic understanding of what “recovery” means. Because fractals exist in the spaces between traditional dimensions they are especially useful to model psychological boundaries, including their paradoxical features.
Participants will leave the day equipped with a new pair of holistic and effective lenses for seeing interpersonal patterns and responding to patients.
Goddard College Expressive Arts Workshop by Terry Marks-Tarlow, PhD
Accessing Creative Practices through Developing Clinical Intuition
on the day of the event)
- The paradigm shift afforded by nonlinear science (chaos theory, complexity theory and fractal geometry) for mind/body/brain integration;
- Intuition’s workings via bottom-up, implicit, non-conscious modes of communication;
- Its evolutionary and developmental roots within mammalian limbic emotional and motivational circuits;
- Its creative manifestation in the therapeutic dialogue through PLAY, including unconsciously orchestrated games that organize relational bids and rhythms of engagement, defense, and novel emergence.
CRACKED ORLANDO: DRAMMA PER MULTIMEDIA E FRACTALS
*New production presented by Arts Beyond the Machine with the Juilliard School’s Center for Innovation.
Jonathan Dawe‘s CRACKED ORLANDO is a delicate mini opera/ballet running approximately forty minutes and designed specifically for performance in a museum. Recasting energies and sounds of the Italian Baroque, this composition reforges references to early eighteenth century music through compositional workings based upon fractal geometry. A truly miniature work, aspects of the music and drama are distilled into crystallized moments, ranging from shimmering stasis to mercurial flashes. In keeping with these ideas, the text has been extracted from the libretto originally used by Vivaldi, and regrown using fractal methods as well.
Cracked Orlando from the epic fantastic tale by Ariosto, tells the story of Orlando, who in love with Angelica, pursues her to the island of the sorcerer Alcina, only to discover that she truly loves Medoro. Trapped within Alcina’s enchanted realm and distraught with profound jealousy and despair he is taken by great madness. His sickness resolves only when Alcina’s power is broken, all illusions are lifted, and her lush island is revealed as the barren desert it truly is.
LIBRETTO Terry Marks-Tarlow
SATURDAY, April 1
10:00 am – 1:00 pm
The Five Qualities of Mindfulness: A Multidisciplinary Experience
Terry Marks-Tarlow, PhD