The Trauma Recovery Institute


Radical Aliveness is an advanced high functioning psychodynamic process group for psychotherapy students, Tantra facilitators, counselors, psychotherapists, and other practicing professionals in a similar field. In an atmosphere of love, compassion, non-judgment, acceptance and awareness, we explore the interrelation dynamic in the here and now, exploring topics such as transference, countertransference and reenactments. Our therapeutic intervention is based on the latest research in NeuroPsychoanalysis, Interpersonal Neurobiology and Somatic experiencing. There is a minimum commitment of one year. If you decide to break therapy within the one-year period we ask for a 4-week notice in order to process within the group your premature exit from therapy.
Radical Aliveness integrates the paradigms and practices of modern neuroscience, Western relational psychology and Eastern contemplative practice to help people shift out of old patterns of response to life events and relationships (neural “swamp” or neural “cement”), to more flexible, adaptive patterns that lead to more authentic resilience, Intimacy and well-being. The group also embraces gestalt, somatic experiencing and attachment research.
In Radical Aliveness Group, you will gain great awareness and insight around the sophisticated, complex and ubiquitous nature of transference and countertransference enactments in its overt and many times covert expressions within the relational space. The work of the group is to provide participants with a dynamic opportunity to experience reflect on and identify the causes of and solutions to their relational challenges both in their personal and professional lives.
At the heart of Group Analysis is the belief that human beings are fundamentally social in nature, living their lives with other people in family, friendship and other social groupings. The sources of many problems encountered by individuals can be found in their relationship with the groups they grew up in, as well as the groups of which they are now a part. Foulkes believed that on this basis, people’s problems and difficulties are best explored, understood and addressed in a group context.
The groups are very safe. All participants and therapists sign contracts and adhere to a strict code of ethics. All therapists attend regular clinical supervision. The group is a very safe space to explore times in our lives where boundaries have not been honored. All those interested in group therapy are first met with, on an individual basis, by one of our Team of psychotherapists and maybe for one session or over a number of sessions. This provides an opportunity for assessment of the individual’s suitability for this form of therapy, as well as providing a period of preparation for joining. As the process of developing insightful change is slow, people are encouraged to commit to a minimum period of one year in group, although in practice most stay longer.
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“Everyone sees the unseen in proportion to the clarity of his heart, and that depends upon how much he has polished it. Whoever has polished it more sees more — more unseen forms become manifest to him”. Rumi

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