Emotional Release Workshops
Next Workshop: Saturday 30 June!
During Emotional Release workshops you will be helped to get to know, explore and express your emotions. This is essential because if you are carrying emotional luggage, you can’t be happy and free in life. It is an opportunity to become more aware of your feelings, to increase your capacity to feel and to deal with and express the emotions you are struggling with. Participating in this workshop can be an important step towards a new way of seeing and being.
We will combine various ways of exploring emotions together with expressive and body-oriented techniques from Western and Eastern culture such as: Bioenergetics, Encounter, Shaking and (active) meditations, in order to allow an emotional release through body and voice. All will happen in an appropriate and safe setting in which feedback from the therapists will help you to understand and heal your issues and group and couple sharing will make you feel more understood, connected and less alone.
Have you participated in our previous workshop? Great! You are very welcome to join again as we will use different and similar exercises during this workshop.
Have you not participated in our previous workshop? Great! You are very welcome to join and experience this for yourself! If you like to get to know us before the workshop or have more information, we can arrange a skype call.
10.15 Introduction & Warming up
11.00 Understanding Emotions Exercises
13.00-14.00 Lunch Break (please bring your own lunch)
14.00 Expressing Emotions Exercises
17.00 End of the workshop
Group facilitators: Somesh Valentino Curti and Tessa Nagtegaal
Cost: 75 euro per person — Early Birds: € 65,- (Early birds sign up before Friday 18 May ) or bring a friend and both pay € 65,-!
Reservation: Due to a limited number of places available, you need to book this workshop in advance. To reserve a place, please complete the following contact form. After that, you will be requested to make the payment. After the payment has been made, your subscription for the workshop is confirmed.
Please note: Wear comfortable clothes, or bring a change of clothes, your own lunch and a bottle of water.
Join our next Emotional Release group on Saturday 30 June 2018 in Amsterdam, complete the following contact form
Here some feedbacks about past workshops:
Deborah - 44 - USA
Overall, I enjoyed the experience more than I thought. I have a lot of resistance to these type of workshops as they become too touchy/feely and put me more into overwhelm, which leads to the desire to escape. I was able to stay present, connect to those around me and felt comfortable. So, pleasantly surprised. I appreciated the container held by Somesh and Tessa, which allowed for choices without feeling pressured. The dynamics of the group were nice. Even though I didn’t feel a lot of sadness come up during the day that evening my body felt like had just had a really long cry so definitely experienced a release of held emotions. I also had the best sleep in a really really long time. I actually rested.
Edward - 30 - The Netherlands
It was a pretty good experience. It is a great step for me towards expressing my emotions better. I like best to talk gibberish because you express without having to explain
Giulia - 27 - Italy
It was a very positive experience for me. I could “read” inside myself, make some order and relax. I was able to experience the feelings of others and understand which ones touched me the most. I realized which feelings were more difficult for me to express. I understood that for me it's easier to express and experience sadness and joy, but not easy at all to do the same with anger and fear.
Luigia - 27 - Italy
The experience was great, it left me wordless, at the begin I was pretty skeptical because I never had an experience like that. It has been a mix of fear ,curiosity and doubt . The first thing I thought it was that there was no need to wear any mask or defense because I went there for myself and I didn’t care about to appear, my only intention was to be in contact with my emotions and other people, and I was glad to see that it was a common intention. At the end of the day I honestly felt full of relaxing energy, my soul and body were warm, and as a sleepless person I can say that I slept like a "stone". Tessa and Somesh made me feel fully relaxed and safe , I felt free to decide if I wanted or not to follow an exercise and I think it was cool that they did with us all exercises. My conclusion is that it's an experience that I recommend and I’ll do it again for sure again!
Fernanda - 32 - Italy
It was really intense and demanding. However, I enjoyed the workshop very much! It had a beneficial influence on many aspects of my life. Moreover, it was nice to listen to other people's experience. Some have similar experiences to mine, others do not. I found both things very interesting and instructive. I discovered many things I didn't know about myself and I do think there are still many aspects of my emotions I do not know. Thank you!
Chris - 40 - USA
I'm pleased to have attended - I looked forward to this workshop for a number of reasons : to place myself and my own perception of what is going on in my head and body in reality with other people and to see if there is a recognition with others.
To beat the pillow with a stick and then, more importantly, to get feedback about how to approach, execute and then allow the activity to finish in its own time was for me the best exercise.
Bram - 36 - The Netherlands
I am very thankful for the support I’ve received from Somesh Valentino Curti. The talkative sessions were very insightful. He is understanding, clear and compassionate. It has helped me a lot to come to a much greater acceptance of who I am. This, together with the emotional release sessions has been a big boon for me. The emotional release sessions are a great way to let go of what is stuck in the system. Together with Tessa Nagtegaal he offers such loving support, that’s incredible. Every time again they were there with great ways of helping me. Thank you very much Somesh and Tessa.
Ronald - 53 - The Netherlands
Thanks the emotional release sessions, I'm doing very well at the moment. I regularly do the exercises that you've given me and your therapy has helped me a lot. I've also given your information to my company doctor to forward others to you. I am working full time again and have taken up all my tasks again. Thanks a lot!
Wlodek - 36 - Poland
The location is great. Easy accessible and gives a very homey/safe impression and the duration of the workshop is just right. I have to say that both of the times I attended this workshop, I was quite astonished how late it was when leaving the place. It is a very nice sensation of flowing time! I felt the exercices made-to-measure: a good balance between more confrontational (and therefore more uncomfortable) ones and less confrontational ones. I am really glad I have joined both the workshops and definitely looking forward to the next one!
Alice - 28 - Italy
The location is very nice, warm and I always feel protected. I liked most the exercise we did at the end, where everybody were receiving/giving compliments to the others. At the beginning I was sure would be hard for me to have another strong experience at the third emotional release workshop but I was wrong because I was able to get connected with myself in the same way as the other times. I really like the exercise where we danced in a free way!
Luca - 31 - Italy
I really liked the workshop, it was intimate and inspiring. During the exercise in which we were looking at our partner, projecting on him the person we wanted to confront, I could express my deep emotions, and it was an experience that helped a lot. At the beginning I was so angry, a fury, and I could finally find my own way to express it. After that, everything changed: I felt love, relaxed and open, it was a surprise for me! I felt much more love for others and for the group. Thank you!
Daan - 35 - Netherlands
The location is great. I like the atmosphere and the room is perfect. The duration was also perfect but I'd also like a longer workshop. The best part for me was the main exercise, in which I was sitting in front of someone who represented my father. I was able to release what I was feeling and I felt like he was really sitting there! For me this was a good experience, I was able to let go and release my emotions. It was liberating and inspiring. I loved it because it was a beautiful and active workshop and I also loved the music and the togetherness. The way (Tessa and Somesh) have guided us is great! They are natural and honest. I felt refreshed after the day, I felt more space in my body and I felt more energized, free and present. It was perfect for me and I achieved what I wanted.
Gianni - 30 - Italy
The location is perfect for the workshop, I really liked. I liked the exercise where we were divided in two groups and we experienced different ways to deal emotionally with our life situations (acceptor VS rejector). I found very hard to let some emotions "become voice", but after that I was surprise by the fact that I was able to get rid of a lot of shame around my sadness. Thank you!
Liselotte - 26 - Netherlands
It was a great experience for me, especially realize that everyone carries some emotional burden made feel accepted. I felt a connection that allowed me to share my personal story. The main exercise was a rare opportunity for me to genuinely express any emotions I felt without being bothered by anything outside of myself. In addition to this, I found it great to have the chance- feel safe to- and be encouraged to speak out any issue. It was good to have also extra opportunities at the end for evaluation and expressing issues that came up.
Marcello - 31 - Italy
My overall experience was good. It was very deep and moving. Going outside my confort zone was, indeed, very challenging. I understand that I have much more to release than I think! I liked the moments with talking and sharing both in the group and with one partner. To me was hard to express in a direct way my negative emotions, I am not used to it because I have the tendency to keep them inside instead of release them. However, I can understand how useful it is.
Hanna - 23 - Greece
It was an interesting experience. I felt a nice connection with the team and for the most part of the workshop I felt very 'present'. I thought there was a nice balance of bioenergetics exercises, meditation and emotional exercises, and the dance at the end was very reviving and in my opinion a perfect way to end the workshop. I also think that the therapists did a good job at keeping a balance between showing us that we can express/disclose as much as we want (or don't want) but also 'pushing us' in a positive way to let go of some resistances.
Marianne - 25 - The Netherlands
"I found the sharing excercise in groups of 2/3 a great learning experience. I see the advantage in doing this with a group of strangers learning that they also struggle, although their expressed emotions and heartbreaking stories were quite intense to witness. The shaking and free expression exercise was a bit difficult but I loved punching the boxing bag. I found very difficult to express positive emotions at the end of the workshop"
Michael - 42 - UK
"It was a very intense afternoon and I found sharing experiences and pain with the group very valuable and memorable. I would like to work more with this group and see how we can all progress on solving our emotional traumas and personal issues together. It is always cathartic to know that you are not alone in suffering and that there are many others in similar situations and dealing with similar issues to yourself. This helps bring perspective and a sense of belonging, which is very supportive and beneficial. I hope the others felt the same way. The workshop ended on a very positive and affirming note and I found this very beautiful."
Marco - 39 - Italy
"I had a great experience overall and for many reasons. It was a great and respectful group of people and, it is my impression, everyone felt respected and safe to open up with the group. Condition extremely necessary given the work being performed. The activities was various and a good mix of heavier and lighter ones on which I enjoyed taking part, or felt challenged just right. Also very beneficial was to see how people feel and are dealing with similar issues and emotions."
Abelardo - 27 - Spain
"Shake was very liberating, but also the 1vs1 and the circle where everyone was talking about him/herself, it was my first chance to talk about myself to someone I didn't know. There were no exercises I didn't like. It's been very good. I had a wonderful Sunday, I felt very happy and relieved."
Dusan - 23 - Czech Republic
"The overall experience was good. I was glad to meet so many people who were nervous at first like me but then really opened up to trusting each other and being with each other and it was good to find out about their problems and I saw myself in many of those people , I think we had some similar problems. And then the exercises flowed quite naturally and we were always asked if everything was fine so everyone went along with everything which was good. I would go again for sure. "
Santiago - 42 - Argentina
"It was good to hear and listen (!) all the different stories.
I personally got triggered while a lady was talking in the beginning. I just felt my tears dropping and pain producing sort of pain thru my chest. It was clearly related to my 1st separation. The workshop was worth every minute from 2 to 6pm despite the good weather outside. *:) happy"