How to Enroll for Practitioner's Training
“The unarmored, active and receptive individual has a consistent, soft yet firm tone from the skin inward to the deepest structures.” - Jack Painter
“Grabbing for pleasure takes you outside yourself. Instead, you can stay inside your own skin and know that whatever happens, you’ll still be ok.” - Jack Painter
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The new Pelvic Heart Integration Practitioners’ Training will begin in February 2015. REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS DECEMBER 1, 2014. Applicants must complete at least one 5 day immersion training or have the permission of Dr Anapol to be considered for the practitioners training. In addition you are encouraged to assist at least one 5 day training prior to enrollment and must assist at or organize and teach at least one group where Dr. Anapol is present prior to completion. In 2015 there will be four 6 day face to face training modules on at least two continents. You can attend 3 of the 4 modules remotely via video recordings and/or live stream webcast. Everyone is encouraged to attend the Module 4 in person and it will be scheduled at a time and place to accommodate the greatest number of students. In addition to these face to face training groups, the practitioners training includes monthly group coaching calls, Q and A calls and case conferences, online students forum, downloads/recordings of all webinars and teleseminars, guest teachers, additional video, audio, and print materials for download, reading list, and listing on the practitioners website upon successful completion of the course. Students are encouraged to begin leading or co-leading the new series of PHI exploration groups in their home territories on completion of each module, as well as, or in addition to offering private sessions. When possible, Dr. Anapol will be present at Activation groups to anchor and give feedback. A Certificate of Completion will be given upon satisfactory completion of the Training.
The intention of the Pelvic Heart Integration (PHI) Practitioner Training is to support you in becoming the best practitioner of the healing arts that you can be through the mastery of this powerful System of Whole Person, Hands On Healing developed by Dr. Jack Painter. After Jack developed his world famous integrated system for general bodywork, called Postural Integration, he realized that there is so much sexual energy locked in the pelvis that it deserves more focus to liberate this potent life force.
Unlike most transformational modalities which involve either bodywork or mental/emotional work, PHI approaches body, mind, and spirit in an integrated way. It addresses the physical, sexual, and energetic obstacles to health and harmony along with the psychological and the spiritual. While this approach demands a lot of the practitioner, it also delivers a lot to the client! Those who lack previous relevant background in the healing arts may need additional coursework and those who wish to become trainers of other practitioners may need a second year to qualify. Practitioners are encouraged to team up with other practitioners whose skills and experience complement their own and the training offers the opportunity to form this type of partnership. For example, someone with a strong bodywork background may wish to work with someone with a strong psychotherapy background so that they can support and learn from each other. When this training is completed satisfactorily participants will be qualified to offer individual sessions and/or lead group sessions, and will be listed as practitioners on the new Pelvic Heart Integration website.
Pelvic Heart Integration can take the form of a GROUP modality, or a series of INDIVIDUAL sessions. Traditionally it has been offered as five consecutive days for the Level 1A, 1B and 1C training, or as a series of 10 hours of individual sessions, usually divided into 90 minute or 2 hour blocks. Practitioners are encouraged to work in tandem with a partner whether offering sessions to groups, individuals, or couples, but this is not required. At this time, I am encouraging graduates to considering offering PHI to groups of 12 people, either in a 5 consecutive day format or when feasible, in a series of 5 weekend workshops spaced over a longer period of time. Group work is not appropriate for everyone but it has many advantages over individual work and group facilitation skills will be taught as part as the PHI Year Long Training. Note that these Introductory PHI groups will be geared for clients, as distinct from the accelerated groups I am currently offering for professionals and those with prior work in sexuality.
About 80% of both the individual session work and the group work involves synergizing the modalities of breathwork, movement, Gestalt, psychodrama, energy work, and general bodywork. Genital touch and internal work are not introduced until late in the process. In the case of group work, this would not be until the 3rd five day cycle. In the case of individual sessions, this would be after six or eight hours. What this means for practitioners who are reluctant to challenge professional restrictions on genital touch, is that they still have a wide latitude to practice PHI and could consider the use of “surrogate” practitioners for the genital and internal work. What this means for practitioners who do not have professional licensing considerations, is that they may have additional session opportunities under the supervision of licensed professionals.
All four Training Modules can be attended either in person or remotely via video recording and/or live stream, depending upon our location, but you must attend at least 1 of the Modules in person. You will need a personal computer (laptop is fine) and internet access to participate in the trainings remotely. All sessions will be recorded so that you can listen at your leisure or review them as often as you wish. We will cover the following topics in the four Training Modules. Some topics will be taught by Dr. Anapol and some by guest teachers who are specialists in these areas, but Dr. Anapol will teach some part of each Module and be present throughout. Participants who have no prior exposure to some of these areas and desire a deeper course of instruction are encouraged to pursue additional coursework or mentorship with Dr. Anapol or with the relevant guest teachers who have been carefully selected for their expertise and their understanding of PHI.
Module 1 focuses on supporting a deeper understanding of the Breath Cycle and the way it relates to Reichian based character and body types, gender roles, family influences, and developmental stages. More specifically it includes:
- Overview: Reichian Theory and Inner Marriage
- The four genders – human potential vs medical model of personality
- Body types and personality types
- Sexual issues related to types
- Relationship issues related to types
- Postural issues related to types
- Breath issues related to types
- Jack Painter’s Breath Cycle – Four parts repeating to peak (climax) and gradual return to resting state
- Movement – undulation and subtleties of muscles involved in pelvic movement
- Energetic flow and streaming
- Images and intentions
- The function and purpose of breath and movement
- Harmonizing with a partner
- Stages 5-9 (which are not addressed in the 5 day Immersion course)
- Parental Triangle - Our Model for God and Goddess
- Need for support from both same sex and opposite sex
- Holy Trinity and Holy Square
- Sexual guilt and sexual shame
- Identifying the program and creating the upgrade
- Linking the program with armor and releasing of armor
- Internalizing the support we need
- Facilitating triangle work – timing, resistance, closure
Module 2 focuses on working with blocks in all four phases of the Breath Cycle, identifying related sexual and relational issues, and understanding and transforming the ancestral roots of these dysfunctions. We will also address the fundamentals of somatic psychotherapy: how to identify core issues and choosing a focus for a session using body reading and/or Gestalt dialogue. Finally we will look at essential parameters such as pacing, boundaries, ethics, transference, counter transference, dealing with resistance, group facilitation skills, and using the tools of PHI to work with interpersonal issues within the group. It includes:
- Blocks to the Breath Cycle
- Links to developmental stages and personality types
- Stage 1 (Presence/embodiments) blocks – origin, how to work with, related sexual and relationship issues
- Stage 2 (Oral) blocks– origin, how to work with, related sexual and relationship issues
- Stage 3 (Releasing) blocks – origin, how to work with, related sexual and relationship issues
- Stage 4 (Free breath) blocks – origin, how to work with, related sexual and relationship issues
- Interrupted breath
- Post climactic breath
- Group Work
- Group facilitation skills
- Working with a co-facilitator
- Holding space
- Psychodrama basics
- Ancestor work, clearing the maternal and paternal lineage in a tribal context
- Working with couples and relationship issues using the whole group
Somatic Psychotherapeutic Basics
- Elements of a session, finding a focus for a session
- Body reading, diagnostics, Gestalt dialogue
- Knowing how deep to go, how fast to go, and what to leave alone
- Dealing with resistance and letting the client lead
- Transference, counter-transference, ethics, and boundaries
- Sex therapy 101 – common issues and conventional approaches (so you know what the rest of the world is doing)
Module 3 will cover the inner (not visible) work of cultivating presence and acceptance, identifying beliefs and sensations and distinguishing these from thoughts and feelings, working with sexual trauma and dysfunctions, and working with the energy body (meridians, chakras, and sacred geometry of the body) to release sexual tension and armoring. Meredith Sands Keator (www.templebody.com) will be guest faculty for the energy body part of this Module.
- Energy Work
- Basic principles and Eastern and Western theory
- Meridians and acupressure points relevant to sexuality and gender
- Sacred Geometry and Anatomy
- Mapping Eastern and Western anatomy interfaces
- Inner Work
- Identifying internal sensations vs mental concepts
- The attitude of curiosity and openness
- The “truth” response
- Feeling vs thinking and identifying sensations
- Distinguishing between self and other
- Preverbal body memory
- Trauma Therapies and Working with Sexual Abuse
- Theoretical perspectives
- The catharsis/re-traumatizing controversy
- Victim Triangle
- Women and sexual abuse
- Men and sexual abuse
Module 4 will cover pelvic bodywork, cultivating intuition, how to work with your own sexual energy in a session, and marketing, ethics and legal issues for PHI practitioners. It includes:
- Pelvic Bodywork and Anatomy
- General principles
- Genital anatomy and structures involved in sexual response
- The psoas
- Area of sexual tension and ways to release
- Male genital massage
- Female genital massage
- Anal bodywork
- Cultivating Intuition
- How to tune in
- Identifying your personal modality
- Preparation: Know Yourself
- Skillful use of intuition
- Pattern recognition
- Marketing and Legal Issues for PHI practioners
- Group vs Individual vs Couple sessions
- Working in Tandem
- The 10 hour individual format
- Protection = preventing complaints
- Ethics and professional codes
- International and Intra-national Legalities: Think globally, act locally
- Remote sessions
- Networking and giving and receiving referrals
Mentoring, Coaching, and Peer Support
Once a month online “case conferences” where participants can share their experiences giving and receiving sessions and receive feedback and coaching from Dr. Anapol and other experienced practitioners are included in the training. There will also be a monthly Q&A call where participants can get their questions about any aspect of Pelvic Heart Integration answered. These monthly calls are group sessions, open to all participants. Each participant will also be able to schedule one individual mentoring call or face to face session as part of the training. Additional individual calls or private sessions will incur additional fees.
All participants will have access to an online library of written materials, audio, and video including: Outline of all components of Pelvic Heart Integration work list, description of all processes and exercises, audio and video of Jack and Deborah doing sessions and explaining the breath cycle, reading list, and film list.
Additional Learning Opportunities and Requirements
In order to complete this program, each participant will need to give ten pelvic heart integration sessions and to receive ten pelvic heart integration sessions. These sessions can be exchanges with other students, part of the face to face training sessions, paid sessions, or unpaid sessions. Participants must either videotape or provide a written report on half of these sessions (five they received and five they gave) along with their analysis (written or taped) of the sessions. If two practitioners give a joint session (which is encouraged), both may submit their own reports for the same session, and if the receiver is also a trainee, all three may report on the same session. Written permissions for video or audio taping must be obtained prior to recording. It may also be possible to arrange a “live” video session, or an all live session, in which supervision occurs in real time, in person or via the internet.
Alternatively, a student can facilitate (or co-facilitate) 2 five day or 5 two day Pelvic Heart Integration groups in place of giving the individual sessions, but they must still receive ten sessions themselves. A written report on this experience must be submitted.
All students must either assist for at least one PHI Activation led by Dr. Anapol, or organize and lead at least one PHI Activation where Dr. Anapol is present. You are encouraged to assist at as many PHI Activations as you can during your training and will pay only meals and lodging to attend. If you organize and lead the PHI Activation, you will receive payment of 30% of the net profit for the event.
Optional Academic Credit
Academic credit toward an MA or PhD can be earned for an additional fee through the International University of Professional Studies. Inquire if you are interested in this option.
The cost for the entire program, including 4 six-day face to face Training Modules and assisting at one PHI Activation (meals, lodging, and travel costs not included), recordings of all Training Modules, group mentoring and coaching calls, one individual mentoring session, student forum moderated by Dr. Anapol, print, audio, and video downloads, instructions for all exercises and processes, reading list, and film list - is $6000 USD if paid in full via cash, check, or wire transfer prior to the enrollment deadline of December 1. Payments made by credit card or with the “four pay” plan will incur a 3% surcharge.
Credit card payments are accepted (in US Dollars only) and if you prefer, you can register with a deposit of $900 and then 4 quarterly payments of $1275 (plus 5% surcharge) USD. You must be current with your payments to attend the upcoming training modules.
If you elect to register for Training Module 1 separately (instead of as part of the Yearlong Training) you can apply $900 of the amount you paid toward registration in the Yearlong Program within 1 week of enrolling in the Yearlong Training with a deposit of $1275 (plus 5% surcharge if paying with Paypal or Credit Card).
Refund Policy: If after participating in the Module 1 Training you notify us in writing that you choose not to continue with the training within two weeks of completion, you will pay only the balance due to cover the cost of that Module. If you have paid the full amount you will be refunded the balance after the cost of Module 1 is deducted. There will be no further refunds given. If you are unable to complete the training, due to circumstances beyond your control, you may be able to arrange to continue at a later date. Cancellations made in writing at least 30 days before the start of Module 1 will be refunded the full amount less a $150 processing fee. Cancellations made in writing less than 30 days before the start of Module 1 will be refunded the full amount less a $150 processing fee and a $150 cancellation fee ($300 total).
To receive an application, please send request via email. If you register for any of the Level 1 Trainings or if you register for the Yearlong Practitioner Training and after reviewing your application we find that this program is not appropriate for you, we will refund your entire payment.
HOW TO ENROLL
Send either a $900 deposit or full payment of $6000 to the address below. Remember this amount INCLUDES participation in the 4 six-day face to face Training Modules and assisting at as many Activations as you wish (meals, lodging, and transportation costs NOT included).
Send check or money order to: Deborah Anapol, POB 4322, San Rafael, CA 94913. If you prefer to pay via wire transfer, email me for wire instructions.
To pay with Paypal or by credit card, click here and select your preferred option from the drop down menu (3% will be added to your total for full payment and 6% for installments)
Your choices are: Full payment of $6180 or Deposit ($927 plus four installments of $1352 each) or for late enrollment (following participation in Module 1) Full payment less $950, or Deposit of $1352 followed by 2 more installments of $1352 and a 4th installment of $452.
If you are choosing to enroll with a deposit plus four installments, all payments must be completed by December 1, 2015 unless otherwise arranged.
“By feeling our parents in a more empathic way we realize that their longings are also our longings. It allows their hot heart and genital energy to stream through our bodies. We are the product of their fucking, The orgasm that created us is in our cellular memory.” - Jack Painter
“If that’s so, it explains why the Feminine energy has been so low on this planet. So many women didn’t come during conception!” - Deborah Taj Anapol, Ph.D.