HIDING PLACES FOR US ALL
In Deep Psychotherapy
(Towards a new theory of deep
workshop has now been completed.
Please see below for comments by workshop participants
A lecture and work shop series that
will explore the way
"Feeling and Body Oriented Deep
avoids doing its true work, with an
offering as to
how this can be
Paul Vereshack B.A., M.D., D.Psych. will
offer training at the Jamillon Centre in Melbourne, Australia this October,
based upon his online book, "Help Me - I'm Tired
of Feeling Bad."
Paul will come from Canada and will
give a public lecture at 8:00 PM on Friday October 17, 2003.
This will be followed by a
"three-day" workshop at the Jamillon Centre of six hours per day on
the following Saturday, Sunday and Monday, Oct.18,19 and 20. The hours will
be 9:00 AM till noon and 2:30 PM until 5:30 PM. The cost will be $500.00.
If registration warrants, this workshop will be repeated the following weekend
on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 24, 25 and 26. If repeated, a second and repeat lecture will be given on the Thursday evening before the second workshop. These lectures should be attended by participants.
All workshops will be limited to
ten participants. We will use ourselves as
subjects for teaching the positive and negative aspects of deep
These workshops are designed for
those who are in training to be, or who are already, therapists. If there
is interest in having a separate, "one, two or even three day workshop" for
people in therapy, please contact Shaun (below). In addition, if there are
students who absolutely cannot afford this fee, there is the option of having a
"one day student workshop" at much less cost. Again, please contact
Another prerequisite is that
participants will have carefully read Paul's online book at www.paulvereshack.com where the
instructions for deep work are given, and where there is a workshop
outline. This website also contains a personal and professional biography. Paul
has taught psychotherapy at two of Canada's largest universities, and has been
in the private practice of Depth Psychotherapy for thirty eight
Location of lecture: To be
uncancellable airline tickets must be booked in advance, a
non-refundable deposit of half the fee must reach Shaun Gabrielle, as soon
as possible. The second half of the payment,
making up the $500.00 Australian funds is due, by August 31st.
The Contact person is:
1995 Highlands Rd.,
Phone Australia (61 3 5796
If there is difficulty contacting
Shaun, please contact Paul himself using the methods listed on
his website at
|* * Comments from Participants * *
I want to say how
much I got from the lecture you gave, about how primal therapists constrict
the consciouness of their clients, and how much I got from your intensive
group, getting in touch with huge rage and pain I haven't really connected to
before. I felt very safe. I feel very fortunate to have experienced good
therapy from you. It has made a difference to how I am with clients in my own
practice. I wish Canada wasn't so far away. The people there are lucky to
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Thank you Paul for a
wonderful workshop. Words can only fail to do it justice. As a
combination therapeutic and educational experience there was really no
better way that the group could have been managed than to do deep
process work with each of us in front of the others, and talk about what
was happening, as well as sharing your own process when
necessary. Almost everyone seemed to have made a breakthrough of some
sort that they would not have otherwise have made. I myself had a dream
after the workshop which when I finished processing it using your
teaching left me both exhausted and looser than I have ever been in my
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Thank you so much Paul for the fabulous gift of the
depth therapy teaching group. My life is mine again.
The depth to which you allow yourself to be vulnerable shows great generosity of
spirit, and the group experience taught me that under my deepest fears and needs
are my deepest truths. For the first time in years I am excited about my life."
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Paul, your feeling oriented
depth psychotherapy, three day intensive teaching group, exceeded my
expectations by a very long way.
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"I found Paul very skillful [in the practice of feeling
oriented depth psychotherapy] and very very honest, which gave the group a real
feeling of deep trust. From the feedback I have received people were deeply
moved. If you ever have a chance to work with Paul.....go for it."
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Dear Paul, I very much enjoyed your workshop, and
touched on some very deep trauma that I had never touched on before. I felt joy
in your letting me transfer all that dark shadow part of me onto you, and in
admitting the darkness in yourself. I would like to do an Intensive with you.
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My recent participation in your intensive
training workshop group for teaching Depth Therapy, was both affirming and
rewarding. I appreciated your skills in working with us at a deep level, so that
we could release long buried emotions. Your work showed clarity, honesty,
respect and compassion.
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Paul I want to say both positive and negative
things to you about your intensive workshop training course.
First I will say the
negative. I believe that you leak some of your own early unworked through
material into your over all group interactions. It is true that you then correct
this with honesty but it happens more than I am comfortable with. I believe that
you need to do more work on yourself.
On the positive side, it is
amazing to me how you can accurately track and process the very heavy material
that comes up in a depth therapy (primal) group, especially when it may be
coming directly at you. Day after day, in the midst of all this, you never
falter. Your ideas about how to do, and how not to do, this deep therapy, and
the way you work, have impacted strongly upon me and changed the way I practice.
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Paul is insightful, humane, responsive to group
dynamics and open to new learning himself.
Paul was able to identify and point out patterns of
responses in workshop participants in an objective
non-threatening way. This allowed the participant to
notice things about themselves they had previously
been unaware of and connect to the underlying
emotions. Paul's way of communicating this sensitive
material provided participants observing him do this
with a model to emulate.
Paul drew the group's attention to developing
destructive patterns like outcasting, so that all
participants had an opportunity to discover their
place in these difficult dynamics. Again Paul's way of
bringing this to the group's attention and handling
these situations gave participants a model to take to
Paul ensured that any person having difficulty
becoming part of the group was invited to be a group
member. Each participant had an opportunity to work
with the group as well as to work with their own
If a participant expressed anger toward Paul, he was
not only open to hearing it, he invited other
participants to speak their minds about it and was
prepared to change his mind and approach if he agreed.
Paul was at all times aware of what his purpose was in
leading the group: teaching. He never deviated from
that purpose. All material that came up was used for
that purpose. I always felt he was there to help me or
other participants, never himself.
In the days immediately following the workshop, I
noticed I was more open and assertive in my
communication with people than I had been prior to the
workshop.In the weeks that followed the workshop, I
noticed people more often approach me to engage in
conversation than previously. I am having less
difficulty starting my work projects and am able to
get through greater volumes of work.
Thank-you Paul. I look forward to you returning to
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