Connecting to and Taking Care of Each Other
“We need 4 hugs a day for survival. We need 8 hugs a day for maintenance. We need 12 hugs a day for growth.” V. Satir
In these particular times, our social interactions and sense of self have taken an unexpected turn. This can be unsettling and lead us to experience isolation, dissociation, and an acute lack of physical contact. The importance of touch and the possibility of combining contact in all its dimensions, physical as well as emotional and spiritual, was a skill that V. Satir mastered and facilitated in her work in an amazing way. During this workshop, I would like to offer you the opportunity to attend to yourself and one another in a way that will allow us to experience this in our body and in our heart by combining different body-oriented approaches that I use in my own practice. I had a sense during this last year while working with clients that it had become more important than ever, and I am happy to share some of these tools with you; even from behind the screen of a phone or computer...
Agnes Windram, LFMT, LMHC, Focusing-Oriented Expressive Arts Therapist, is also a Feldenkrais Practitioner, Child’Space Method Educator, as well as Satir Coaching and Mentoring Specialist. She worked at Naropa University where she taught in the Master Clinical Counseling Program Body-Mind Psychotherapy and Trauma-Informed Psychotherapy.
During her time in Colorado, she worked as a Counselor at 2 High Schools and Early Childhood Centers for Teen Parents where she works with mothers as well as with infants and supports the process of healthy attachment. She now lives abroad and is still working online with American clients as well as volunteering at Covia, a Californian organization for the Elderly, where she gives online weekly classes of Focusing, Music Therapy and Expressive Arts as well as Awareness Through Movements (Feldenkrais), as part of the Well-Being Program.