The first united Eurasian Congress for Psychotherapy, Russia, Moscow, 2013



United Eurasian Decadnik for Psychotherapy

Part I: July, 2-4

Hotel «Izmailovo»-Vega, Business-center (Moscow, Izmailovskoye Shosse, 71, B, Metro Station «Partizanskaya»)

Decadnik is organized for specialists in psychotherapy from Russia, Europe, Asia and from other continents. Top-class trainers from various countries will participate in this event.

You’ll be able to pick single trainings you’d like to participate in. Thus, you won’t need to pay for the whole program. Costs of single trainings are published at the congress website.

For participation and costs, please contact the organizers:
Manager for PPL Russia

Olga Prikhodchenko, +7 (915) 129-87-50,

English-speaking participants are invited to attend seminars and trainings of English-speaking trainers and instructors:


June, 2nd 09.00-21.00

Dr. Ingo Benjamin Jahrsetz (Freiburg, Germany) Holotropic Breathwork® Practitioner (Dr. Stanislav und Christina Grof) Trainer in Transpersonal Breathwork. Psychotherapeutic practice in Freiburg; Integrative Psychotherapy, Psychodrama, Systemic Constellation Therapy, Systemic solutions (Bert Hellinger) Supervision, training courses in Germany, Europe, and the United States, lectures and scientific work. Initiator and honorary chairman of the Spiritual Emergence Network e.V. (SEN) Founder and director of the International Institute for Consciousness Exploration and Psychotherapy, Freiburg, together with Rainer Pervöltz. President of EUROTAS. Publications: -(book) Holotropes Atmen — Psychotherapie und Spiritualität, Verlag Klett-Cotta. Various articles published in different journals (more than 60).

Christiane Jahrsetz Socialworker, Gestalttherapist (IGW), Gestalt Body Process Psychotherapy (IGW), Holotropic Breathwork Practitioner (disciple of Stan and Christina Grof). Working in a Clinical Center with terminal ill patients and in private practice in Freiburg Germany.

Vladimir Maykov, Ph.D. is a pioneer of transpersonal studies in Russia. He was one of the first Soviet teachers of transpersonal psychology and since 1990, he has developed and taught more than 10 training programs in transpersonal therapy. He is the author of «Elements of Transpersonal Psychology» (2000), «Holotropic Breathing: History, Sources, Research, Clinics» (2001), «Transpersonal Psychology: Sources, History, Present-day State» (2004) and «Transpersonal Project: Psychology, Anthropology, Spiritual Traditions» (2007). He founded an international publishing project to publish transpersonal psychology texts in Russian and has edited about 70 books for this project. He is a founding member and President of the Russian Association for Transpersonal Psychology and Psychotherapy and the Chair od Transpersonal Psychology at the Institute of Psychoanalisis (Moscow). He can be reached through Transpersonal Project.

Kristina Maikova, Ph.D , graduated as clinical psychologist from the Psychological Department of the Vilnius State University, Lithuania in 1993. Since 1994 she is in the staff of Transpersonal Institute and the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology (Moscow). She defended her Ph.D. thesis on the history of transpersonal psychology in 1999. Mrs. Maykova graduated three years certification program in process and has certificate in Holotropic breathwork from Grof Transpersonal Training.

German Karelsky is a psychologist, PhD in Philosophy, certified European Transpersonal Psychotherapist, certified Holotropic Breathwork trainer, certified specialist of Process Work Center of Portland, Board member of the Association for Transpersonal Psychology and Psychotherapy, Assistant Professor at the Chair of Transpersonal Psychology, Institute of Psychoanalysis. Member and teacher of All-Russian Professional Psychotherapeutic League, author, expert and instructor of training program “Intensive integrative psychotechnologies and transpersonal psychology”, winner of the prize of Moscow Government for the holistic project “Stalker” (the goal of the project was training in integrative psychotechnologies and social and psychological rehabilitation of drug addicts).

Cost of training: 80 Euro (equivalent), on condition of selective payment and attending pre and post congress trainings

Transpersonal Breathwork is a powerful approach to self-exploration and healing that integrates insights from modern consciousness research, anthropology, various depth psychologies, transpersonal psychology, Eastern spiritual practices, and mystical traditions of the world. The name Transpersonal means literally “moving beyond limits”. It is developed by leaders of the European transpersonal psychology and psychotherapy on a basis holotropic breathwork, first of all, for clinical application and the maximum usage of unique healing and cognitive potential of non-ordinary states of consciousness. «Transpersonal breathwork» is led according to the classical format developed by Stanislav and Christina Grof for holotropic breathwork and corresponds to standards of Association of Transpersonal Psychology and Psychotherapy and EUROTAS (the European Transpersonal Association).

The process itself uses very simple means: it combines accelerated breathing with evocative music in a special set and setting. With the eyes closed and lying on a mat, each person uses their own breath and the music in the room to enter a non-ordinary state of consciousness. This state activates the natural inner healing process of the individual's psyche, bringing him or her a particular set of internal experiences. With the inner healing intelligence guiding the process, the quality and content brought forth is unique to each person and for that particular time and place. While recurring themes are common, no two sessions are ever alike.

Transpersonal breathwork is effective by operation:

  • With stress;
  • Neurotic states;
  • Addictions and dependences;
  • Psychosomatic and emotional disorders;
  • And also it is used for searching of non-standard solutions and creative breaks.

The main philosophical premise of transpersonal breathwork consists that the average person lives in our culture and acts at level much below the potentialities. This depletion speaks that the person identifies itself only with one of aspects of the entity, with a physical body or the Ego. Such false identification leads to not original, unhealthy, and to the conduct of life deprived of fulfilments, and also causes emotional and psychosomatic disorders of the psychological nature.

Additional elements of the process include focused energy release work and mandala drawing. Transpersonal Breathwork is usually done in groups, although individual sessions are also possible. Within the groups, people work in pairs and alternate in the roles of experiencer and «sitter». The sitter's role is simply to be available to assist the breather, not to interfere or interrupt the process. The same is true for trained facilitators, who are available as helpers.


July, 3rd 13.00-15.30

Irina Zingerman, Ph.D in Psychology, founder and council member of the Professional Process Work Community in Russia, certified specialist of Process Work Center of Portland, certified Eurotas transpersonal psychotherapist, Board member of the Association for Transpersonal Psychology and Psychotherapy, Assistant Professor at the Chair of Transpersonal Psychology, Institute of Psychoanalysis.

Cost of training: 30 Euro (equivalent), on condition of selective payment and attending pre and post congress trainings.

The main accent in process work is on the flow, when we perceive and honor the process, knowing that even the hardest problem already contains its own solution within itself. The workshop is about the theory and practice of uncovering the messages from our dreams and body symptoms. We shall also do demos and practical exercises.

One of the most recent discoveries in transpersonal psychology is process-oriented psychology, or process work, founded by Arnold Mindell in the late 1970s. The main accent in process work is on the flow, when we perceive and honor the process, knowing that even the hardest problem already contains its own solution within itself.

Process work means following the way of nature.

In a short way, the main idea of process work can be expressed as follows. Whatever happens in the body, in dreams, in relationships or in our personal space is the way our unconscious tries to tell us what it is that we need for a harmonious life.

The workshop is about the theory and practice of uncovering the messages from our dreams and body symptoms within the framework of the transpersonal approach and Arnold Mindell’s process work. We shall also do demos and practical exercises.

From his personal and work experience Arnold Mindell has discovered that for every individual the deep essential message that can and will change life for the better will manifest itself in different areas of life. We commonly are unaware of that message and seek to repress it while pursuing everyday goals. However, the power and wisdom of such messages (resources) constantly strive to show themselves, and do so through dreams, body symptoms, sickness, relationship issues, etc.

Arnold Mindell has also discovered that there is no difference between working with body symptoms (sickness) and dreams, since there is a very strong interconnection between the two, and the depth states of consciousness that come as a result of the work will be similar, bringing the best healing in each individual case.

For instance, when unfolding a bad dream or a message from pneumonia, the client accesses one and the same state of consciousness, the resource which brings the deeper message of harmony and solutions to key personal issues. This resource is commonly repressed and shows itself through dreams and body symptoms. Arnold Mindell called that the dreaming body. In other words, the body dreams, and from practice we know that meaningful events or physical illness are always preceded by warnings or messages about how to solve the situation.



July, 4th 18.30-21.00

Lan Pečjak (Lyublyana, Slovenia), psychodynamic psychotherapist, supervisor (ECP, ECPP).

Cost of training: 50 Euro (equivalent), on condition of selective payment and attending pre and post congress trainings.

In this workshop I will try to show a psychodynamic and body oriented technic

for better coordination between our three main centers which improve our operational functions. We will try to balance between what we feel, what we want and what we think.

The technic has two levels. We can make it as relaxation exercise or as a deeper work in psychotherapeutic process. It can be used as individual self technic or working in pairs and groups.

What we will basically do is that we will focus on three main centers in our body — belly, heart and head as carriers of our three levels — what I feel, need and how do I manage it. Exercise consists of focusing thru breathing, giving a voice resonation and process of transformation. I will start with short theoretical introduction and then we will work thru exercise in pairs.

Workshop is suitable for all.

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