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USABP Presents: The Pulsation of Life, the Human Connection and Moving Beyond the Trauma

  • 18 Jun 2021
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Zoom


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USABP Spotlight Series and the International Institute of Core Evolution present: 

The Pulsation of Life, the Human Connection and Moving Beyond the Trauma 
Expanded Dimensions of Body-Oriented Therapy - from Spirituality to Science … and what does Love have to do with it?

This event will be recorded and available for members and non-members who register for this event. This course will not include CEs.

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Main Points of Workshop

In the ex­per­i­en­tial vignettes we ex­plore top­ics such as:

• So­mat­ic Aware­ness and the Practice of Mind­ful­ness
How do we struc­ture our ex­per­i­ences on the level of our body, feel­ings, think­ing, mind and in dir­ect­ing our will to real­ize our po­ten­tial?

• Ex­plore the Mat­rix of Ground­ing
The Core Evolu­tion concept to stand on the ground and feel con­nec­ted to the Uni­verse and to all ex­ist­ence.

• The Body is the Temple of the Soul
How does your per­son­al his­tory be­come vis­ible in your body?
In your per­son­al de­vel­op­ment you formed inner work­ing mod­els, which in­flu­ence your emo­tions, body re­ac­tions, think­ing, be­ha­vi­or and be­liefs.  By ob­serving body re­ac­tions, un­der­stand­ing the un­der­ly­ing needs and learn­ing how to nour­ish them, you can suc­cess­fully change these pat­terns. 

Click here to email and get more in-depth ma­ter­i­al about this the­ory and teach­ing in the 10-page cur­riculum for the Core Evolu­tion Train­ing.

• Re­pres­sion of Ex­pres­sion can cause De­pres­sion™
What was the per­son­al, emo­tion­al and phys­ic­al dy­nam­ic that you could not ex­press or live as a young per­son? What con­sequences did this have in the Body-Mind Field and what at­ti­tude and be­ha­vi­or res­ul­ted out of it and are still act­ive today?
• Bey­ond the Brain – The Con­scious­ness of the Body-Mind
The brain has a role in me­di­at­ing con­scious­ness, but only in lim­it­ing ways takes part in cre­at­ing per­son­al con­scious­ness. For this we have to ex­pand the ex­plan­at­ory model and in­clude quantum di­men­sions of our ex­per­i­ence and our ca­pa­city to per­ceive real­ity.

• Love is the Res­on­ance with the Flow of Life
The state of love al­lows you to re­cog­nize the lar­ger di­men­sions of life. In ex­per­i­en­cing this flow, you open to the love for your­self and oth­ers and to the love that oth­ers ex­press to you. This deep­ens heart com­mu­nic­a­tion, in­tim­acy and au­then­ti­city. In this state you open for new choices in feel­ing, think­ing and be­ha­vi­or. You ex­pand the lim­it­ing ego and move life’s pur­pose with the Will of Your Heart.

Core Evolu­­tion ad­dresses the whole­­ness of a per­­son – the per­­son­al qual­it­ies and unique po­ten­­tial. From this trust in our in­­her­­ent power of love, good­­ness, cre­at­iv­ity and ca­pa­­city for self-heal­ing, we ad­dress the traumatic situations and lim­it­a­tions a per­­son faces to connect with their resources so that the person can un­­­fold their qual­it­ies and move beyond the trauma to­ward self-real­­iz­a­­tion – per­­son­ally and pro­fes­­sion­ally.

Participants will learn:

  • to sense and activate their own life pulsation on different levels of their life;
  • to differentiate breathing patterns and recognize their impact on the body and personal expression;
  • to differentiate Interoception, Exteroception and Proprioception;
  • to practice Mindfulness principles to affect Vagal tone and to release excess tension;
  • to recognize how they organize patterns of experience.


- Welcome, Event Housekeeping, USABP Messaging, Onboarding Attendees, Poll
(5 min)

- Introduce Topic and Welcome Speaker (2 min)

- Short Interview with Presenter - talking about their inspirations and visions for our field (8 min),

- Tuning in experiential

- The Presentation – with experiential vignettes, sometimes with personal feedback and further interwoven explorations. (90 min),

- Q&A (10 min),

- Wrap up (upcoming events, resources etc.) (3 min)

- USABP Closing (2 min)


Siegmar Gerken, PHD, ECP, HP (Psy​cho​ther­​apy) stud​ied psy​cho​­­logy, edu​ca​­­tion and an­­​­­thro​­­po​­­logy. He taught on the fac​ulty of the JFK University So​mat​ic Psy​cho​­­logy De​­­part​­­ment, the Santa Bar​bara Gradu​ate In​sti­­tute, the Esalen In​sti​­­tute, and the Be​ha​vi​or​al Ther­­​apy Train​ing In​sti​­­tute in Ham​burg. 

His Near Death Experience in early childhood and consequent vision led him to many teachers and further extraordinary life experiences.  Meet­ing with Jiddu Krish­namurti and David Bohm, learn­ing and teach­ing with John C. Pi­er­rakos, MD for nearly 20 years (until 2001),  prac­ti­cing Zen and ex­plor­ing many other realms of therapy and con­scious­ness, Dr. Gerken has al­ways been in­ter­ested in build­ing bridges between Psy­cho­logy and Spir­itu­al­ity, En­vir­on­ment, Per­son­al­ity and Eco-Psy­cho­logy, Science, Medi­cine, Heal­ing and the subtle di­men­sions of life.

He now teaches at uni​ver­­​s­it​ies and private in­­​sti​­­tutes world​wide, on the in­­​ter­­​­­con­­​nec​ted​­­ness of psy­cho​so​mat​ic pro​­­cesses as they man­i​fest on the levels of body, emo​­­tions, mind, will and con­­​s­­cious​­­ness. For al­­most 15 years, Dr. Gerken also led Change Man­age­­ment work­shops at the Nor­we­­gi­an De­fense University Col­lege.  

His re​search in human en­­​ergy field doc​u​­­ment​a​­­tion with Prof. F. Popp on psy​cho-emo​­­tion​al states of our Body-MInd Field, opened new ho​ri​zons to sci​ent​ists and prac­­​ti​­­tion​ers. He is co-founder of the Scien­ti­f​ic Com​mit​tee of the EABP. Dr. Gerken is a lec​turer, ther­­​ap­i​st, train​er and su​per­­​visor.

• Siegmar co-foun­ded the ther­apy and con­sult­ing In­ter­na­tion­al Train­ing In­sti­tute of Core Evolu­tion® and CoreSo­ma® with his wife Cor­ne­lia;
• es­tab­lished the spe­cial­ized Core Evolu­tion Trauma Train­ing­s™– ad­dress­ing the in­teg­ra­tion of un­re­solved stress pat­terns and Devel­op­ment­al-, Shock-, Fam­ily-, Gen­er­a­tion­al- and Col­lect­ive Trauma;
• and cre­ated the In­ter­na­tion­al In­sti­tute for En­ergy & Con­scious­ness® for ap­plied Mind­ful­ness in Psy­cho­logy, Spir­itu­al­ity and Science, which also in­cludes the:
Man­age­ment teach­ing in Author­ity and Lead­er­ship and the
- Energy, Love and Con­scious­ness Pro­grams™ of Core Evolution®, con­nect­ing with the Essence with­in and the Know­ledge of the lar­ger Ex­ist­ence.

Siegmar: “I ex­per­i­ence Love as the res­on­ance with the flow of life. There­fore I work to real​­ize my lifelong vis​ion to fa­cil­it­ate light in this world, es­​pe​­cially in my work with people, so that they can find real­iz­a­tion and ful­fill­ment.”  


L. Cozolino - The Neuroscience of Psychotherapy

A. Damasio - Self comes to mind

E. Kandel, J. Schwartz, T. Jessel - Principles of Neural Science

S. Kelemann - Embodying Experience 

J. Krishnamurti - Total Freedom

H. Maturana, F. Varela - The Tree of Knowledge

J. Masterson - The Search for the Real Self

J.C. Pierrakos - Core Energetics

R. Sapolsky - Behave

R. Sheldrake - Rebirth of Nature

D. Stern - The Interpersonal World of the Infant

About The International Institute of Core Evolution and CoreSoma

Core Evolu­tion is a re­la­tion­al, psy­cho­dy­nam­ic, body-ori­ented and mind­ful­ness-centered ther­apy. Core Evolu­tion is an in­nov­at­ive ap­proach to a Whole Per­son Psy­cho­logy based on Mind­ful­ness and rooted in the Essence of Being. Its found­a­tion is the com­pre­hens­ive un­der­stand­ing that es­sence and life en­ergy are ex­pressed through our Core - the cen­ter of the in­di­vidu­ated uni­ver­sal life en­ergy, a well­spring of heal­ing, joy, cre­ativ­ity and wis­dom.

Core Evolu­tion ad­dresses the Pulsa­tion of Life in each of us. Life ex­presses it­self in pulsa­tion. Every breath, every heart­beat, every move­ment, every thought rep­res­ents the flow of life in us. If this flow is dis­tor­ted or re­stric­ted, we limit our per­cep­tion and ex­pres­sion in life. Often this is ex­pressed in:

• re­strict­ing our breath­ing,
• in­creas­ing our muscle ten­sion,
• with­hold­ing of our emo­tion­al ex­pres­sion and our au­then­t­ic self,
• which in­flu­ences our de­cisions and ac­tions,
• af­fect­ing our intra- and in­ter­per­son­al per­cep­tion and com­mu­nic­a­tion.

There­fore we ad­dress the in­ter­con­nec­ted­ness on all levels of our ex­ist­ence:
• our body-mind Field and its so­mat­ic ap­pear­ance,
• our emo­tions and feel­ings,
• our thoughts and our cog­nit­ive ca­pa­city’
• and also our will, our de­veloped ego, with which we dir­ect our ac­tions in life.

In Core Evolu­tion we work with all top­ics that the pro­cess of life brings.

Dr. Gerken is teaching on the cutting edge of science and knowledge in introducing modern technology with his research in documenting physical, emotional and mental energy patterns with Infrared Analysis and Biophoton-Measurements, which indicate, that we embody our past and present experiences as images in our consciousness, and that  memory and consciousness is not just a function of the brain, but of the whole Body-Mind  Field.

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