terça-feira, 14 de janeiro de 2014

May 2014, 23th, 24th, 25th 

Vila Nova de Cerveira, PORTUGAL

This Training Retreat offers psychodrama, sociodrama and sociometry as tools to experience the Unity of Mankind and to make it visible. This Training Retreat brings to you the existential core of psychodrama and sociodrama, which is Sociatry - Awakening the Autonomous Healing Center - to help heal the World and our own lives.

Sociatry - the Healing of Society and our lives - is at the heart of sociodrama and psychodrama. During this Training Retreat you will receive practices, tools and ideas to awaken to the global realities we all share and a path forward.  You will experience the Autonomous Healing Center - the unity to humankind and all life.

You will come to know the force that separates us from this unity. You will learn the tool of Social Microscopy - which shows the organization of mankind and our unity.  These tools and information are of benefit to social workers, therapists, educators, and other professionals, to see a large global picture and a unique way to help an individual and a group at this time in human history. This Training Retreat is also of value for personal and professional growth.

Sociodrama and psychodrama will be taught as a way to access the Autonomous Healing Center, for finding meaning and active hope. This Training Retreat offers a Certificate from the Zerka T. Moreno Foundation.  The central themes of the Retreat are in the following ideas:

"A human being is part of a whole, called by us the 'Universe,' a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings, as something separated from the rest--a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circles of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty."       Albert Einstein

"Moreno attributed healing to what is going on silently, mostly invisibly, in the body and deep within the self.  He termed it due to the 'autonomous healing center' within.  Awakening the autonomous healing center, the power to heal oneself, is how I see thevalue of psychodrama and all forms of therapy."     Zerka T Moreno   To Dream Again - A Memoir

"A truly therapeutic procedure cannot have less an objective than the whole of mankind.  But no adequate therapy can be prescribed as long as mankind is not a unity in some fashion and ask long as its organization remains unknown."  J.L. Moreno Who Shall Survive?

We invite you to join us.

Edward Schreiber is a Fellow of the American Society of Group
Psychotherapy and Psychodrama and the recipient of the Scholar's Award of ASGPP. He is the editor of Zerka Moreno's Memoir and author of the chapter on Psychodrama, Sociometry, Sociodrama and Sociatry in Kaplan and Sadock's Comprehensive Guide.  He is the Executive Director of the
Zerka T. Moreno Foundation.

This retreat has the support of the Psychodrama Portuguese Association http://www.sociedadeportuguesapsicodrama.com/

Edward Schreiber - Retreat Facilitator

Edward Schreiber is a Trainer in Psychodrama, Sociometry and Group Psychotherapy. He is a long time student Metaphysics, combining the essence of Zen with the essence of Psychodrama, creating Psychodrama-Sociodrama for Transformation. Edward is the Director of the Zerka T. Moreno Foundation for Training, Research and Education. Edward is the author of the Chapter on Psychodrama, Sociometry, Sociatry and Group Psychotherapy in Kaplan and Sadock’s Comprehensive Guide to Psychiatry, 9th Edition. He is the co-editor of The Quintessential Zerka: Writings by Zerka Toeman Moreno on Psychodrama, Sociometry and Group Psychotherapy. Ed is the Editor of To Dream Again: Memoirs of Zerka Toeman Moreno.

Edward is student of the Path of the Godhead - Sociatry - The Teachings of JL and Zerka T Moreno. He is the recipient of the Scholar's Award from the ASGPP and is completing is Doctorate in Divinity. He teaches the Path of the Godhead in the US and around the World.

segunda-feira, 13 de janeiro de 2014

Keynotes for the retreat

There is a vitality, a life force, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique.

And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and be lost. The world will not have it. It is not your business to determine how good it is; nor how valuable it is; nor how it compares with other expressions. It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open.

You do not even have to believe in yourself or your work. You have to keep open and aware directly to the urges that motivate YOU. Keep the channel open ... No artist is pleased ...

There is no satisfaction whatever at any time. There is only a queer, divine dissatisfaction; a blessed unrest that keeps us marching and makes us more alive than the others.

Martha Graham to Agnes DeMille

(Selected by Edward Schreiber)

domingo, 12 de janeiro de 2014

How to reach Vila Nova de Cerveira

Vila Nova de Cerveira has an área of about 110 Km2 and is located in the northwest of Portugal, just near the river Minho (left riverside) which is the border with Spain. This village integrates the region of Alto Minho, which has as main town Viana do Castelo.

This region has a very good accesses network and Vila Nova de Cerveira is easily reaches by car, bus or train. It is connected to the highways A3, A28. Crossing the international bridge, which connects it to Galicia, the distance to:

- Vigo is 53 km;
- Santiago de Compostela is 128 km;
- La Coruña is 202 Km;
- Viana do Castelo is 36 Km;
- Porto is 106 km;
- Lisbon is 415 km.

Adress: Hotel Rural Malaposta
Largo Virgínio Fiuza - Lovelhe, 4920-080 Vila Nova de Cerveira

I - By plane

Closer airports are:

A - PORTO (95 Km) - portuguese most closer airport; then you can take a bus (see below); or taxi (more or less 100 );

B - Vigo (43 Km) - spanish most closer airport; then you can take a train - https://www.cp.pt/StaticFiles/CP/Imagens/PDF/Passageiros/horarios/regional/porto_valenca.pdf; or bus, wich phone is 00 34 498 637 3411; or a taxi;

C - Santiago de Compostela (128 km); you can take a train or bus to reach Vila Nova de Cerveira;

D - Lisbon (415 Km)- you can take a bus (see below).

II - By bus

A - From Porto to Vila Nova de Cerveira: http://www.avic.pt/index.php?seccao=transportes&conteudo=horarios

B - From Lisbon and Porto to Vila Nova de Cerveira: http://www.avic.pt/conteudo/pdf/Horario.Expresso.pdf

Porto - AVIC - Internorte - Interface da Casa da Música
Rua do Capitão Henrique Galvão - Porto
Phone: 00 351 22 605 24 20

Lisboa - AVIC - Estação do Oriente, Bilheteira 1 (Oriente Train Station)
Phone: 00 351 218 940 238 / 00 351 217967234

[Based on the information of the municipality webpage - http://www.cm-vncerveira.pt/portal/page/vilanovadecerveira/portal_municipal/Turismo/como_ca_chegar]