20 > 26 January 2025
France (Albières)

“This training module helps you to deeply integrate body-mind&spirit, savour the fruits and rewards of living and discover your life mission”

This Core Strokes module can be taken only after successful completion of modules 1, 2 and 3 of the Core Strokes training.

What is/are Core Strokes ?

The Core Strokes method was developed by Dirk Marivoet after 30 years of practice and teaching.

This psycho-corporal method combines the theoretical and practical aspects of the following approaches:

  • Postural Integration, Energetic Integration and Pelvic-Heart Integration, developed by Jack W. Painter, PhD
  • Core Energetics, developed by John C. Pierrakos, MD
  • Pesso-Boyden System Psychomotor (PBSP), developed by Albert Pesso and Diane Boyden-Pesso
  • Other approaches and systems such as those of William Reich, Carl Jung, Alexander Lowen, Eric Berne…

 In Core Strokes, ‘Core‘ stands for our ‘Center of Right Energy‘ and ‘Strokes‘ for the units of recognition (which can be verbal or non-verbal) and the targeted hands-on manipulations, touches and caresses that help us to come out with a new part of ourselves, or an old part of that has been hiding in the body as symptoms. The presence of the therapist should give the client the courage to begin revealing (and become conscious), what is coming to the surface from their inner depths (the Dynamic Ground, which is the seat of the deepest level of the unconscious, the inherited or collective unconscious), to purify and transform it.


    • The originality and effectiveness of the Core Strokes method lies in its ability to integrate techniques of bodywork and verbal expression that will “touch” us deep within, both in our tissues but also in our emotions, our wounds, our basic human needs, our soul.
    • Core Strokes allows us to discover to what degree the “blows”, the “spikes” that we receive can hurt us, close us, and how much the “caresses”, the “strokes”, can bring us support, recognition, and allow us to open our heart, or “Core” (our “Center of Right Energy”).
    • Core Strokes allows you to learn to express your needs and your emotions, to release your tensions, to let go, to listen and to perceive differently, to give and to receive. Trauma-based protection and defense mechanisms are effectively resolved and integrated, while developing a deep connection with your Authentic Self.

    The place in Albières (F)

    This training workshop is given near Carcassonne (F), in the “Domaine de Marseille”. In Cathar country, 50 km south of Carcassonne, near the inverted mountain of Bugarach, the hot springs of Rennes-les-Bains and the legendary village of Rennes-le-Château. It is a place where you can gain new energy, think, come to yourself, meditate and celebrate life. For more details, see HERE.

    Who is the facilitator?

    Dirk Marivoet, MSc.

    is the facilitator of this training. He is a licensed accredited psychotherapist (BVP, EABP, ECP) and a psychomotor therapist and physiotherapist (University of Leuven), director of the International Institute for Bodymind Integration. He is also a certified advanced trainer and supervisor for all methods of Bodymind Integration (Postural Integration®, Energetic Integration® and Pelvic-Heart Integration®) and a senior 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 January 20th, 2025 from 4pm until January 27th, 2025, 4.00pm

    Venue: Residential, in Domaine de Marseille (in Albières).


    Participation Fees for the workshop:

    • NORMAL rate: € 880 (before 1 December  2025)
    • NORMAL Rate : 930 € (after 1 December  2025)


    Around 80 € depending on your chosen option.


    English (with possible translation into French and Dutch by Dirk Marivoet)


    Write to Agnès Desnos, who is responsible for the organization :

    Sign up for this module

    To sign up for this module, please, fill out the form below.

    Module 1 can be taken as an introductory course. By agreement, modules 2 and 3 can be taken before module 1. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

    If you apply for the first time, please describe your experience in the field of psychotherapy, personal development, experiential work, deep bodywork, emotional process work (Individual or Group), body psychotherapy, bodymind integration, systemic work/family therapy/couples therapy…).

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    Other modules

    The Core Strokes training consists of 4 modules of 7 days each. The 4 modules are best taken in sequence, but you are welcome to enroll for the modules in another order at any location. The content is the same all over the world. Find out about other module dates around the world.

    Introductory workshops to discover the method

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    Please contact us to express your interest in participating in an introductory workshop.


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