Introductory workshop Core Strokes™ in France (Villers-en-Prayères)

30 June > 3 July 2022
Villers-en-Prayères (France)

A transformational experience for personal development based on a body-mind and integration approach

Core Strokes™ is a comprehensive (psycho)therapeutic process for self-development within a relational and affective alliance in order for us to connect with our Core (Center of Right Energy) Essence. Download the FLYER.

A powerful combination of experiential and didactic learning opportunities

This workshop will give you an understanding of how blocked energy affects you emotionally, physically, mentally and spiritually. You can experience powerful energetic techniques that open the flow of life force in a systematic way.

In this workshop you will discover the many ways in which you unconsciously prevent yourself from being well aligned, clear minded, fully alive and joyful. By bringing stuck energies to action, followed by inter-action one can find satisfaction, validation, and the internalization of meaning. Through the work one can let go of old/historic psychological maps which are functionally identical with the holding patterns and layers of protective «armor» in the body. The work supports the creation of new meaningful bodymind maps (both in body and mind) with a yes to your deeper life stream on all levels of your personality.

You will find out how your body and your feelings are important guides for finding your purpose in life and for inviting wanted change. The three stages of change in Core Strokes can be summarized as: “Let be, Let go, let in”.

Participants testify that the work helps them to experience more pleasure and satisfaction, and a sense of meaning and connectedness.

For all those willing to go deeper personally and professionally, this workshop is also an introduction to the professional training modules that are being organized in different countries (these may be followed separately in the locality of your choice).

Program of the workshop in Villers-en-Prayères (France)

Core Strokes ™ is a creative, dynamic and ultimately enjoyable way to fully experience the creativity, dynamism and joy of your own life force. In an introductory workshop Core Strokes, we integrate:

  • the overall meta-view of a model of a “natural energetic wave in steps” as well as clearly defined blockages which can be stated in terms of character structure.
  • The overall meta-view of a map of consciousness and a map of personality as orientation for assessing the depth of the work, understanding defense mechanisms that obscure the Core. You will be able to resolve conflicts and relationship difficulties with yourself and others.
  • Structured exercises to increase the physical sensitivity and awareness.
  • Dynamic body reading, which is the development of a dialogue between the energies of the different parts of your body in relation to each other and the environment.
  • Microtracking, development of the pre-frontal lobe “pilot” and the “witness”.
  • Gestalt exercises.
  • Controlled interactions in role-play with accommodation in pairs, triangles or larger constellations with placeholders for the exteriorization of the inner “bodymind drama”.
  • Process work, hands-on work and other supportive work (physical, cognitive and energetic) to relax the myofascial network (which is tied to our emotional and autonomic defense systems)

Through individual and group practices, you will be able to experience how your entire body, energy, feelings and attitudes start to change subtly. People who have experienced this work firsthand, tell us that they become livelier, more powerful, more connected, satisfied, joyful, courageous.

The place in Villers-en-Prayères

This workshop is hosted in Villers-en-Prayères at 2h from Paris, in the “Domaine des 7 Vallons”. Built on 43 hectares of land with lakes, forests and meadows, the Domaine des 7 Vallons enjoys a natural setting conducive to healing, while being accessible by public transport. It is situated in the Champagne region in the heart of nature,  a wonderful place with a large hosting capacity. For more details, see HERE.

What about the facilitator?

Dirk Marivoet, MSc.

is the facilitator of this workshop. He is a certified psychotherapist (ECP) and a licensed psychomotor therapist (University of Leuven), director of the International Institute for Bodymind Integration. He is also a certified trainer and supervisor for all methods of Bodymind Integration (Postural Integration®, Energetic Integration® and Pelvic-Heart Integration®) and a teacher and supervisor of Core Energetics®, a Body Oriented Psychotherapy modality .After more than 35 years of working and teaching, both in the academic, alternative and complementary fields of psychotherapy, he created the Core Strokes ™ approach, which he offers worldwide.

Practical information

Date and place:

Date: from June 30th (4pm), 2022 to July 3rd (4pm), 2022

Venue: Residential workshop, at 2h from Paris, in Domaine des 7 Vallons (in Villers-en-Prayères). Details HERE 

Participation Fees for the workshop:

  • Educational Fee: 390 € (registration deadline June 10th) Register HERE


English and French

Accomodation and Meals:

Accommodation and meals: between €20 and €115 per day depending on the option chosen.

The earlier you register, the more choices you have for accommodation.

All the details about Meals and Accomodation HERE

For additional questions, contact Solène Garreau, in charge of the organisation at:

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