Energy: Psychology: Self-Healing Methods for Bodymind Health

Overview of 5 Days

(Schedule is open to organic evolution depending upon group needs)

Dr Mayer’s integral approach to Energy Psychology includes synthesizing Bodymind Healing Qigong (2000) and Bodymind Healing Psychotherapy (2007, 2009). So, each day there would be some Qigong practice to introduce participants to activating a healing trance state. The integrative dimension of Bodymind Healing Psychotherapy involves applying these methods to behavioral healthcare for hypertension, chronic pain, etc. The integral dimension involves using Energy Psychology without mentioning Qigong or doing Qigong movements, i.e. using breathing methods, the River of Life guided meditation practice, acu-point self touch, and symbolic process modes of healing (such as the Mythic Journey Process). Participants will be introduced to how to apply BMHQ & BMHP into their mental health practices and they will have the personal experience and practice of these traditions.


Sunday night:

7:30-9:30: Introduction

Day 1: Monday

8:30- 11:30

• Bodymind Healing Qigong-Long Set


• Applying Bodymind Healing Qigong in Behavioral Healthcare

• Cross Cultural Traditions of Postural Initiation: A Building Block for Energy Psychology

• The River of Life Practice: Transcendent Dimension


• Applying BMHP to hypertension, chronic Pain

• Bodymind Healing Qigong

Day 2: Tuesday


• Bodymind Healing Qigong-Short Set

• Bodymind Healing in Psychotherapy-An Energy Psychology Approach

• The Energy Psychology beneath Traditional Psychotherapies: Cognitive/Somatic Healing, Gendlin’s Focusing

1:45- 3:45

• Broadening and deepening the scope of bodymind healing interventions in brief and depth psychotherapy without mentioning Qigong: Static Qigong practices, relaxation and breathing methods, self-touch using acu-points to aid self-soothing, symbolic processes.

• Applying Bodymind Healing Qigong to Trauma

• Psychotherapy as Changing your Life Stance

• The River of Life Practice: Transmuting Dimension

7:30- 9:00

• The Animal Forms of Qigong: A Primordial Ground for Energy Psychology

• Powerpoint Slide Show: The Ancient Roots of Energy Healing and Traditions of Postural Initiation

• Tai Chi Dance

Day 3: Wednesday

8:30- 11:30

• Bodymind Healing Qigong-Short Set

• The Mythic Journey Process: The Symbolic Process dimension of Energy Psychology

• Group Sharing in Dyads


• Instructor Demonstration with a Workshop Participant

• Animal Forms of Qigong: Changing Life Stances in Psychotherapy

Wednesday night: Free

Day 4:Thursday

8:30- 11:30

• Bodymind Healing Qigong-Short Set

• Instructor Demonstration with Workshop Participant(s)


• Two Person Self Development Practices: Tai Chi Push Hands as Energy Psychology

• Dyads and Observer: Practicum

7:30-9:00 PM

** Kripalu Sampler: The Four Dimensions of Tai Chi Chuan

Day 5: Friday

• Bodymind Healing Qigong

• Review