Core Strokes™ Module 2 in Corsica

18 > 24 October 2025
Corsica (Calenzana)

“More than a training module, this body-mind approach offers you a real transformative experience.”

This Core Strokes workshop can be taken for your personal development. It is also equivalent to module II of the complete 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.

    Program of the Training Module II in Core Strokes in Corsica

    Core Strokes ™ is a creative, dynamic and ultimately enjoyable way to fully experience the creativity, dynamism and joy of your own life force. In a Module II Core Strokes : “Strengthen your confidence and take your place” > Work on the middle layer of the fascial network, we integrate:

    • Body work on the fascia: learning therapeutic touch techniques of Core Strokes to free the middle layer of the myofascial network,
    • Work on parts of the body: lateral line, shoulders, neck, pelvis,
    • Focus on the bodily personality: “Mask”, “Lower Self” and “Higher Self”,
    • Deep holistic bodywork techniques: breathwork, meridians and points work, movement awareness, chakra work, zone / segmental armoring work,
    • Learn to “read” the body in an interactive and phenomenological way,
    • Learn to work with trauma through “embodied deep listening” and deep body work,
    • Deepening of the techniques discussed in module 1,
    • Guided individual and group therapeutic processes,
    • Demonstration of Core Strokes sessions by the trainer,
    • Time for questions and answers on modes of intervention,
    • Practice of techniques learned in pairs under supervision,
    • Analysis of experiences during and after practice,
    • Analysis of the effects of the methods and techniques seen in module 2 and their limitations.

    Theoretical lessons:

    • Pseudo-solutions: dynamics of submission / dependence, aggression / control, detachment / withdrawal and its effects in the body at the level of structure and posture,
    • Functional study of areas and parts of the body from a holistic point of view,
    • Basic needs, deficits and reversals (level 2),
    • Neurophysiology: how to create new memories as alternatives and supplements to old patterns,
    • Deepening of the theoretical lessons discussed in module 1.

    Out of class work:

    • Individual therapy sessions in Core Strokes with a certified practitioner (min. 6 hours),
    • Working group: regular meetings to discuss and practice on the subjects studied during the training with other students,
    • Study of recommended resource literature,
    • Personal reflection and evaluation.

    Thanks to this module:

    • I invite and welcome new and transformative emotional experiences into my life.
    • In my relationship with the other, I am more connected to my inner resources.

     The place in Calenzana (Corsica)

    This training module is hosted in the magnificent island of Corsica (l’Isle de Beauté). 

    What about the facilitator?

    Portrait of Dirk Marivoet integrative psychotherapist

    Dirk Marivoet, MSc.

    is founder and director of the IBI (The International Institute for Bodymind Integration). He is an accredited psychotherapist (ECP) and certified psychomotor therapist (University of Louvain). He is also a Certified Trainer and Supervisor for Postural Integration, Energetic Integration, Reichian Bodywork and Pelvic-Heart Integration (Jack Painter, PhD) and a Core Energetics Teacher and Supervisor (John Pierrakos, MD). After more than 35 years of clinical and teaching experience, both in the academic, alternative and complementary fields of psychotherapy, he created the Core Strokes approach, which he shares around the world. He lives in Ghent (Belgium).

    Practical information

    Date and place:

    Date: from 18-24 October, 2025 from 10.00 am to 4pm


    Sophie ANQUETIL – 3 Villa les Elfes, 20214 Calenzana, France

    Participation Fees for the workshop:

    • NORMAL rate: € 950 (after 1 august 2025)
    • EARLY BIRD rate: € 890 (before 1 august 2025)
    • Enjoy a 5% discount if you bring another person


    For rooms 25 € in shared room and 40 € in individual room per day


    vegetarian, fresh ingredients, organic and local: package 35 € per day (breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks)

    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, 3 and 4 can be taken before module 1 or in a different order. 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.

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