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Posted March 20, 2016 by somaanarchist in Uncategorized

My Soma (or, Beginnings of “us”)   Leave a comment

One of the participants of the Soma workshop done in Montreal, in October 2011, wrote an article about it. It’s a very personal account of her experience and can give an insight of how Soma workshops have moved away from therapy to focus in activism and activists. You can read it, in English and French, at the Levier – Engrenage Noir site .

Posted March 17, 2012 by somaanarchist in Uncategorized

Soma in Montreal   Leave a comment

 

Soma – an anarchist laboratory

OCTOBER 2011

Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday (6, 7, 8 and 9th)  10:00 am – 6:00pm

Salle Fernand Daoust / Centre St-Pierre

1212, Panet

Montréal

Organized by Engrenage Noir / LEVIER, as part of the “Post Launch” Activities. Following the release of its publication at the end of June, AFFIRMING COLLABORATION: Community and Humanist Activist Art in Québec and Elsewhere, Engrenage Noir / LEVIER continues the celebrations by offering a series of three exciting workshops linked to the content of its publication, facilitated by people who have collaborated with LEVIER throughout the years.

More information: http://www.engrenagenoir.ca/blog/en/archives/4959#more-4959

Posted August 16, 2011 by somaanarchist in Uncategorized

New book about Wilhelm Reich   Leave a comment

“Adventures in the Orgasmatron: Wilhelm Reich and the Invention of Sex” is coming out next month. Have a look at this article from author Christopher Turner: http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2011/jul/08/wilhelm-reich-free-love-orgasmatron

 

Posted July 16, 2011 by somaanarchist in Uncategorized

Radical Education Forum Skillshare 3   Leave a comment

‬Saturday,‭ 25th June ‬2011‭ ‬
12.30pm-5.30pm
Offmarket
121 Lower Clapton Road‬
London E5 0NP

*Schedule:

1. How to be a Human?‬, 3 hours

‎Bringing ideas on collectivity from Soma and Theatre of the Oppressed into the classroom. A series of workshops using physical and collaborative games leading to an interactive performance, to explore key concepts and processes of the citizenship curriculum (for KS3 and above).Citizenship is the term we use to talk about the social organisation of human beings living together. How do we relate to each other? In a period where we are surrounded by video games and virtual social networks, it is quite easy to forget the body and the skills necessary to form social relationships. Our approach breaks the traditional way to develop skills, where the mind is split from the body, the individual removed from its surroundings. The games are invitations to play in a group, sharing experiences of collaboration, trust and responsibility. After the games, a process of reflection, talking and writing will unpack the group’s perceptions and behaviour when playing together. Each session will finish with producing a theatrical freeze frame triggering a final performance.

 

2. Stories from Mexico, 40 minutes plus discussion.

A session sharing tales from radical pedagogy projects in Mexico in prisons, in small communities and in a Zapatista Cafe. A few short activities will be tried out based on the work of La Lleca, a prisoner’s justice group in Mexico city working on love.

Posted June 22, 2011 by somaanarchist in Uncategorized

Soma – Introductory workshop   Leave a comment

When: Wednesday, June 1 · 5:30pm – 8:30pm

Where: Central St Martins School of Art and Design – 10, Back Hill – London EC1R 5EN

To book a place: mayralinaress@googlemail.com

Posted May 26, 2011 by somaanarchist in Uncategorized

Soma: anti-therapy   2 comments

An experiment using Soma group methodology to reflect about Psychology and power relations

          “If therapy has found space to spread out as a commodity in capitalist society, it’s because being listened to became rare and institutionalised, as the notion of a private life grew, rather than the function of friends and communities. In this crazy time when people spend lots of money to have someone to listen to them talking about their life, we could think of psychological therapies as a new religions, with all metaphors well applied, like guilt/sin, therapy/confession, prescription/ritual and health/cure.

            Neurosis, paranoia, anxiety, or depression; everything becomes a symptom for the prescriptions of pills, and recipes in self-help books. The speed that ‘scientific’ truths change place confuses anyone that relies only on cartographies such as psychology, neurophysiology, cognition, hormones, genetics. What we believe today as a fact, using science to explain feelings and emotions, might be in doubt tomorrow, but this doesn’t matter to the consumers of therapy. They carry on believing in the authority of the therapist with scientific knowledge, which is another product of the neurosis of capitalism.”

Posted March 30, 2011 by somaanarchist in Uncategorized