Introductory workshop Core Strokes™ in Ghent

5 > 6 February 2022
Ghent (Belgium)

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 alliance in order for us to connect with our Core (Center of Right Energy) Essence.

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 could 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 phases of psychological healing in Core Strokes, personal growth and spiritual practice are thus: “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 Ghent

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 client’s development of a bodymind dialogue in which the energies of different parts of bodymind are – through touch, movement, breath and verbalization.
  • Microtracking, development of the pre-frontal lobe “pilot”, 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 simultaneous physical, cognitive and energetic work for freeing the myofascial network specifically to help a person in dissolving and letting go segmental and «myofascial armoring», which is a part of our emotional defense system.

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

The place in Ghent

This workshop is hosted in Belgium at the Institute for Bodymind Integration. It is a non-residential workshop, so you need to organize your own lodging. At the IBI we have a group room of 112 m2. You can bring your lunch or you can eat in one of the neighboring restaurants.

What about the facilitators?

Dirk Marivoet, MSc.

is the main 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 February 5, 2022 at 10am to February 6, 2022 at 5pm

Venue: IBI – Destelbergenstraat, 49-51 – B-9040 Ghent – Belgium

Venue’s contact: Tel.: +32-9-2284911

Participation Fees for the workshop:

  • Early bird price: 180€ (Until January 5th)
  • Regular price: 200€ (after January 5th)
  • Bring another person : Your fee – 10%

We allow only 12 participants.


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Sign up for this workshop

In order to enroll for this workshop, please fill out the form below. We will come back to you soon to give confirm your subscription and to give you the necessary information to allow you to make your first deposit. For more information, please contact :

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