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The Heart of Ethics



An Introduction to Right Use of Power

Right use of power and influence is at the very heart of ethics. Developed by Hakomi Therapist and Trainer Emeritus Dr. Cedar Barstow, the Right Use of Power approach focuses on the relational dynamics that bring ethics to life.

Engaging both heart and mind, core concepts include grounding in a felt sense of both sides of the power differential, exploration of power parameters and under- and over-uses of power, and working with practical processes for resolving relationship difficulties. This workshop will be highly experiential, with focus on awareness, skill, and pro-activity.

The power spiral model is at the heart of Right Use of Power. Increasing skillfulness is learned through a spiraling process of gaining understanding and awareness at higher and higher levels of complexity, inclusivity, and transcendence. As you gain the knowledge and skills you need to use your power wisely, you’ll explore and engage with these four dimensions of the spiral:

Be informed: Informed Use of Power
Be compassionate: Conscious Use of Power
Be connected: Caring Use of Power
Be skillful: Skillful Use of Power

Right Use of Power is a dynamic way to explore issues of ethics and power, both personal and professional. This study can be profoundly restorative and empowering. This approach brings heart and soul to ethics, and builds sensitivity and awareness to the use of power and influence.

Who will be teaching?

Certified Hakomi Trainer
Julia Corley

Julia  is a Certified Hakomi Trainer and Therapist, Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, Somatic Experiencing Practitioner and Massage and Bodywork Therapist. She has taught “Right Use of Power” ethics workshops since 2014.

What will you learn?

Topics to be covered include various kinds of power and the power differential, how to resolve difficulties, and mediating the corrupting influence of elevated power.
Methods of presentation will include lectures, experiential exercises, debriefs of exercises in pairs, small groups, or the whole group, and self-assessments.

At the end of the workshop articipants will be able to:

• Describe at least three types of power
• Evaluate the impact of the power differential in their role as therapist or practitioner
• Analyze their own relationship to power, both personally and professionally


Saturday & Sunday: 4:00-8:00 CET


NOTE: Participation in this workshop counts as a prerequisite for the Foundation Module

If you need to cancel your participation, please let us know 15 days before the event. We will return your whole fee minus a 35€ handling fee.

If you cancel 7-14 days before the event, half of the fee will be charged.

If you cancel less than 7 days before the event, the whole fee will be charged.




 - 10.03.24


Julia Corley


anyone interested, Helping professionals, mental health professionals


Early bird valid until: January 30


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