Fires of Transformation Year

This Training Year will be offered in the PSEN US Site in 2018-2019 and in the PSEN European Site in 2020-2021

In this training year, we work with the issues of power and will, and the element of fire, as represented within the psycho-physical aspects of the third chakra.

“Becoming an embodied and mindful presence.”

Working with Passion, Differentiation & Empowerment in Process Facilitation

We learn to work with the masochistic character structure, and appreciate the core challenges we have with creating open spaces, allowing our energy to move, and becoming a disturbing force in the world around us.

Empowerment is learning to take our place in the world, and to extend our gifts towards those who would benefit from them.

We also work with the emotional anatomy of anger and shame, and their relationship to vitality.  We look to un-do many of the repressive tendencies we have regarding these powerful (and potentially empowering) feelings held in the psyche.

We deepen into the practice of our nine fundamental core values, paying special attention to the deepening of our embodied presence, and the impact an attentive and enlivened  presence can have on those we work with.

We deepen into the psyche, and define for ourselves a sense of place and purpose. We explore ways to lay to claim our soul gifts, making a place for them in our lives, in order to fulfill more of our soul’s purpose.

We work with the elemental force of fire, and practice relating to the impassioning and transforming energy nature of fire as a living presence around us, and within us.

Empowerment is learning to take our place in the world, and to extend our gifts towards those who would benefit from them.

More Info About This Training Year Coming Soon!

Process Teachings

This will be a year in which we dive more deeply into understanding the issues related to various types of trauma, including developmental traumas. We will learn more about the importance of boundaries, and what it means to provide a holding container for those we work with. Each person expresses a unique kind of gestalt or Form of Vitality that comes out of the combination of five different events: movement, time, force, space and intention or directionality (Stern).

We will learn to sharpen and refine our embodied presence to become aware of more subtle forms of Vitality (Stern), as they take shape through the coming together and interacting with one another. We will also focus on particular ways growing our ability to both give and get feedback to one another as process practitioners.

The deep parts of my life pour onward,
as if the river shores were opening out.

It seems that things are more like me now,
that I can see further into paintings.
I feel closer to what language can’t reach.

With my senses as with birds, I climb
into the windy heaven, out of the oak,

And in the ponds broken off from the sky
my feeling sinks, as if standing on fishes.

– Rilke

PSEN Curriculum

Each training year is centered around a specific theme and learning purpose.  In order to complete the training, the trainees are required to participate in all four training modules, over the course of four years.


Registrations and Contact Person: 
Jimena Galfaso – jgalfaso@psentraining.com

Those who will not slip beneath
the still surface on the well of grief

turning downward through its black water
to the place we cannot breathe

will never know the source from which we drink,
the secret water, cold and clear,

nor find in the darkness glimmering
the small round coins
thrown by those who wished for something else.

– David Whyte

To be accepted in the training, and also to respect the cohesiveness and integrity of the training group and training process, the new trainee must make a minimum commitment for one full year of training at a time.