A workshop is a safe and protected space in which I work in tune with the relational field, that is, the space that is generated in the interrelation with others. This field, made up of visible aspects, as well as unconscious emotional processes, encompasses beyond the individual. That’s why in a workshop, each participant acts as a window through which not just individual contents emerge, but also collective contents that are closely linked to the most pressing current issues affecting humankind. A workshop opens the possibility to become aware of those issues to be able to transform them and live as individuals that participate in a more awaken and sustainable culture.
Addressing collective contents from personal issues brings a greater understanding and compassion towards the opposing parts, which affects the resolution of the conflicts that prevent us from connecting with our most authentic being. Working with personal conflicts in this way supports the individual to penetrate in different levels of depth, to reflect on past experiences and to visualize the aspects that are blocking their own personal growth in order to open up to the possibilities that emerge from the future and thus contribute to a global transformation.
It is this connection between the individual and the collective what turns these meetings into experiential laboratories for healing individual and collective memories.
The design of the workshops revolves around different archetypes, since they contain characteristics and personal qualities that all human beings share. According to Jung, archetypes are innate and inherited structures that inhabit the terrain of our unconscious. Throughout the history of humanity, these structures have served as learning patterns where we can find the knowledge we need to evolve towards a higher version of ourselves.
The archetypes that inspire each workshop are: The Warrior, the Healer, the Visionary, the Shadow and the Teacher. Angeles Arrien, renowned anthropologist, built up the research on the relationship of some of these archetypes with nature, the seasons of the year, the four elements and the ancestors, as well as their fundamental qualities, their power tools and their dark aspects.
By focusing on these archetypes, its qualities and shadows emerge in an organic and experiential way, in relation to the life experience of the participants, thus conforming an ongoing process along this annual journey. That makes each workshop a unique experience for each participant, as well as a transforming container of the human contents that need be processed and integrated in order to give way to new understandings that contribute to the resolution of conflicts and to an integral well-being.
In each workshop, I facilitate the processes that unfold, focusing on addressing both the visible and subtle signals that the participants emit. Basically, I take into account what is happening at the conscious or primary level and in the unconscious or secondary level, made of what we normally do not perceive in a given situation. This level manifests itself through double signals, synchronicity, dreams, symptoms and, above all, bodily sensations that give access to a wide range of feelings that also need to be recognized and accepted.
In general, we tend to marginalize or ignore those aspects by perceiving them as threatening. This does not prevent them from acting in an unconscious way and determining the quality of our relationships, health or personal growth. However, all of them are the door to an altered state of consciousness from which to extract very valuable information about the field, both at an individual and collective level, in order to acquire and develop a greater degree of knowledge, understanding and compassion.
Through the practice of Mindfulness, or conscious attention, I support the participants to recognize the reality of their circumstances and to come out of the denial of what there is (dissatisfaction, illness, poverty, anger, pain, ambition ...). It is about maintaining in each moment the awareness of our thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations and surroundings, without judging, with the attitude of an impartial witness. This is an essential step to walk towards the transformation of consciousness and freedom. The next step is to accept that reality to include what it contains. In line with Jung’s words, “The goal is to integrate all our parts, since what we deny controls us, but what we accept transforms us.”
- Sharing circle
- Process Work
- Relational constellations
- Free and guided body dynamics
- Systemic rituals
- Transparent communication
- To reveal the healing information that physical, psychological, and emotional imbalances contain.
- To become aware of the aspects of our personality that we consider negative to integrate and transform them into creative energy.
- To develop interpersonal and relational skills to participate responsibly and cooperatively in all the fields of life (couple, family, work...).
- To face excluded and unresolved family situations that have an effect in our health and emotional balance, from a systemic and transgenerational perspective.
- To come out of the continuous repetition of the past (inferior drama) to be able to connect with the multiple possibilities of the future and live with a higher level of connection with the other.
Irene Goikolea, facilitator, integral coach and PhD in depth psychology, has spent the last 25 years working for the awakening of consciousness, facilitating individual and group processes for personal growth and development. Throughout her career, she has promoted a work of conscious evolution that goes beyond our conditioned ideas about who we are, based on an eclectic methodology that includes the wisdom of the ancestral legacy of her Basque roots.
With warmth, depth and accuracy, she encourages us to discover the inherent power, wisdom and compassion that we need to awaken and balance to have a positive impact on our environment and on society.
Irene Goikolea has inspired the Amalurra project.
TRAINING: PhD in depth psychology by the Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara (California). Training in family constellations, systemic rituals, shamanism, Integral Coaching®, NLP, Hakomi, and Process Work. In addition, she has been trained in yoga and Reiki, among other disciplines.