28 February 2015 Compositionwork introductory workshop

Explore your unique self

Explore your unique self: Introduction to Compositionwork

  • 2 hours workshop
  • First group: 1pm-3 pm
  • Second group: 4pm-6 pm
  • Trainers: dr Agnieszka Konopka & dr Wim van Beers
  • Place: Herderinnestraat 14, 2512 EA The Hague, The Netherlands

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Training Program for Practitioners New Open Group 2015

Compositionwork: Practitioner Education Program

New open group in 2015!

 Training program

This program gives an intense experience of Compositionwork. We will be working in a small group which allows for a personal approach in combination with optimal use of the group process. Next to practical and experiential aspects we will address important theoretical and methodological issues. One module (half a day) is dedicated to understanding the method in terms of the Dialogical Self Theory, conducted by Prof. Dr. Hubert Hermans.


  1. Approaches in Compositionwork:
  2. Process oriented and structure oriented approaches.
  3. Working with the “nowscape” in Compositionwork.
  4. Nowness and embodiment
  5. Work with primary and secondary feelings (Greenberg)
  6. Congruence between experience and the self
  7. Process of externalization in Compositionwork (Konopka & van Beers).
  8. Work with multiplicity of the self: Dialogical Self (Hermans) I-positions.
  9. Types of I-positions: internal, external, promoter, third position, shadow position, meta-position.
  10. Metaphorical landscape of the mind. Work with natural metaphors and symbols (van Loon) in Compositionwork.
  11. Location of the power in the self (Hermans & Konopka).
  12. Distribution of energy in the self.
  13. Japanese aesthetics in the process of Compositionwork (wabi, ma and fuzei).
  14. Japanese garden tradition and its application in Compositionwork.
  15. ‘Ma’, ‘space-between’ (Morioka) and ‘holding space of awareness’.
  16. Psychological symbolism of stones and the sand. Application, examples, research.
  17. Interventions:
  18. Steps of working with composition: from differentiation to the pattern.
  19. Work with singular positions.

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