SKELTON Pearson, Jon
Title of contribution:
Deep Dive Into Primal Stance
Where & when:
Projekt: Deep Dive Into Primal Stance
This workshop is designed to offer you insight into your earliest (stages 1 and 2) programming which generates the Primal Stance you take in your life. This Stance is comprised of trust/mistrust and domination/submission, two axes generating four combinations of positions. Your deepest, pre-verbal shadow is discovered here. being pre-verbal, it is not fully amenable to cognitive enquiry, because your earliest experiences are all-over bodily ones.
So: we will work with the body. We will build safety in the we-space and play. Slowly we regress as we fully inhabit our bodies. Then we engage in exercises solo, in pairs or as a group. We do not talk, although we may make noise, we do not touch physically and we keep our clothes on. Some of these exercises can be intense and you can step out of them if you need to.
After the deep-dive, we resurface, regroup and share. I will offer some mapping of Integral early-stage development onto Leary’s eight-circuit model to contextualise your experiences. We end with a discussion of how your pre-verbal experiences influence your post-verbal Centauric awareness.
About Skelton Pearson Jon:
I met and fell in love with KW’s work in 1983, the year I started meditating and practising yoga. I qualified a a psychotherapist in 2000 and worked for 16 years from the Manchester Institute for Psychotherapy where I also supervised and taught. In 2009, I built and ran a yoga studio for nine years. In 2017, I married, moved to Brighton, UK and began a tantric apprenticeship. Rose and I now combine our skills into an integrally-informed tantra which we are beginning to teach worldwide.