Relating - The Key to Trauma Healing

meeting deeply - staying centered - transforming sustainably

26.11. – 01.12.2019, Clenze (between Berlin, Hamburg & Hannover)


In this course we will explore the deeper foundation of healthy relationships and trauma healing: relational competency!

Firstly because it is obviously more enjoyable and fulfilling to live and work within good relationships; secondly, because outcome studies have shown that therapeutic success largely depends on the quality of the relationship between the people aswell as the context.

Inter- & Intrapersonal dynamics such as projection & introjection, transference & countertransference, resonance … are all keys to understanding the therapeutic (or any) close relationship.

In psycho- and trauma therapy these essential aspects of treatment are more frequently integrated, but in bodywork they are almost always overlooked or not understood.

We want to close this gap and offer a more integrated perspective. Not because techniques and methods from bodywork, coaching, yoga etc. are not valid, but to focus on these deeper layers within therapy/ bodywork to make our treatments more effective, more fulfilling and more sustainable for everybody involved.

In this training we are going to explore the role of social and interpersonal competencies within the “therapeutic relationship”. We will offer clear orientation through presentations, as well as a wide variety of powerful practical skills and tools.



This course is for anyone who works with people: bodyworkers, coaches, psycho- and other therapists, yoga teachers, and anyone else who is looking for a deeper understanding of relationship dynamics and skills to improve their relationships.



  • How can I perceive my own boundaries more clearly and how can I protect them?
  • What can I do about feeling depleted or even burned out from therapeutic work?
  • How can I protect myself energetically (in treatments and life)?
  • Why are some techniques effective on one day/person, but not the next?
  • How can I differentiate more clearly between myself and others … physically, energetically, emotionally?
  • How do my own patterns affect my relationships and treatments?
  • How can I perceive or ‘read’ my clients’s patterns more consciously and  better respond to them?


Being able to offer a clear and empathetic relationship is key to working with people:

  • Learn how old, unresolved relationship dynamics operate in you (intrapersonally) and how they affect your present relationships (interpersonally).
  • Understand these dynamics and learn to embody sustainable transformation for yourself and others.
  • Consciously work with RESONANCE
  • Recognize projections – understand their function and know how to work with them consciously. Learn to differentiate between what is yours, and what is the client’s etc.
  • Work with boundaries: improve your understanding and perception of them
  • Stay centered even during intense processes
  • Understand the relationship between physical and emotional processes
  • Explore relationship patterns and expand relationship skills to strengthen all three levels of relational competence: to yourself, to others, and to deeper awareness
  • How can I feel supported by something bigger in my relationships?
  • find more integration in yourself to strengthen your existing relationships


We will start each day with exercises (movement and stillness) to prepare body and mind for the daily programme. During the course, we will work with different formats to explore relational patterns and dynamics: partner and small group exercises, meditations, group processes, sharing, individual reflection, and lectures.


Ralf Marzen
Psychologist, Trauma Therapist, Bodyworker, Founder of: Embodied Trauma Healing, Mudita School of Thai Yoga Massage, Stillpoint Center for WellBeing in London.

Pascal Beaumart
Physio- & Trauma Therapist, Founder of Holistic-Bodywork(.org), Owner of the Holistic Bodywork Training Centre (Seminarhof Drawehn) in Clenze, Germany.

Practical Information



Tuesday November 26th  – Sunday December 1st 2019

Arrival from 16:00 on Tue 26th, dinner at 18:00, start at 19:30 – 21:30



Morning programme 7:30 – 8:45
Breakfast: 9:00 – 10:00
Morning Session: 10:00 – 13:30
Lunch break: 13:30 – 15:30
Afternoon session: 15:30 – 18:30
Dinner: 18:45 Free evening programme

End of course 01.12.2019 at 13:30, ending with lunch


Seminarhof Drawehn
Im alten Rundling 13
29459 Clenze OT Kassau


including course preparation material and handout for the course:

Early bird price until 28.04.2019: 490 €
Lazy bird until 06.10.2019: 590 €
Normal price: from 07.10. 2019: 690 €



Full board prices 49 € / day in a shared room
59 € / day in a double room
78 € / day in a single room

Overnight stay and meals (5 nights) will be charged directly on-site.

The course will be held in German & English, on request with simultaneous translation.

Number of participants is limited. This course can be booked individually and can be used as an introduction to holistic bodywork training.


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