The Open Centre

Primal Integration Summer Residential 2018



with Juliana Brown & Richard Mowbray



22 - 27 July 2018 at the Wild Pear Centre in Devon
Cost includes food and board
£470 for bookings made before 1 July
£520 for bookings thereafter


The nature of this group will be similar to our Primal Integration weekends at the Open Centre, however, the greater length of time and the security and continuity of the residential setting allow for deeper and more intensive work – and space for an integrative walk on the moor or swim in the sea at the end of the day.
The Wild Pear Centre is on the west Exmoor coast of North Devon, an area of outstanding natural beauty. See www.wildpearcentre.co.uk
See ‘Who we are and what we do’ for more on Primal Integration.
First timers require an introductory interview before booking.
There will be an optional follow-up evening in London on Thursday 2 August.

September 2018


Primal Integration Weekend


with Juliana Brown & Richard Mowbray


21-23 September 2018
Friday evening 7-10pm, Saturday & Sunday 11am-8pm £132
Primal Integration offers a distinctively self-directing environment in which to explore our deeper levels of experience, with a view to being alive and living more authentically and being more able to connect with others.
The format of the group alternates between a structured phase and a free-form phase during which what takes place is determined by what you choose to explore and what you allow to happen, drawing on resources within and around you including facilitation and group support for the endeavour.
First timers require an introductory interview.

Bioenergetics Day


with Guy Gladstone


Saturday 29 September 2018 10am-6pm £75
This group is suitable both as an introduction for newcomers to body oriented personal growth work and an opportunity to go further for those who already have some experience in this area. Anyone who has not previously been to a group with me is welcome to phone beforehand to discuss coming.
Exercises will be given to deepen breathing, free the voice, release muscular tension and improve your contact both with others and your own inner process. There will be an overall concern with increasing your range of feelingful expression and opening to the experience of spontaneous feeling from the core of your body.
I will encourage participants to share issues from their daily lives and/or their experience within the more structured parts of the group as starting points for deeper exploration. There will be different phases to the day – the whole group working energetically together, occasions when I work with individuals and times when group members pair up to give each other support.

October 2018


Love and Anger - Deep Bodywork Weekend


with Silke Ziehl


Saturday & Sunday 6/7 October 2018, 10am-6pm £120
So often we hear that love and anger don’t go together. And yet, only when we listen to our anger and take it seriously, can we get to our true feelings – including our true love. Anger lets us know what is important to us and what we have not yet found a good way to include. Excluded anger will fester and grow, and will slowly kill off the love we have, whereas anger listened to and expressed – in terms of our needs and desires, with clarity – can lighten up our path and forge a way to connect with heart and soul.
This weekend we will explore and practise ways to listen to our anger and use it to connect with clarity and honesty to one another. And we’ll likely find that in so doing we strengthen our connections and relationships.

Primal Integration Weekend


with Juliana Brown & Richard Mowbray


19-21 October 2018
Friday evening 7-10pm, Saturday & Sunday 11am-8pm £132
Primal Integration offers a distinctively self-directing environment in which to explore our deeper levels of experience, with a view to being alive and living more authentically and being more able to connect with others.
The format of the group alternates between a structured phase and a free-form phase during which what takes place is determined by what you choose to explore and what you allow to happen, drawing on resources within and around you including facilitation and group support for the endeavour.
First timers require an introductory interview.

November 2018


Primal Integration Weekend


with Juliana Brown & Richard Mowbray


16-18 November 2018
Friday evening 7-10pm, Saturday & Sunday 11am-8pm £132
Primal Integration offers a distinctively self-directing environment in which to explore our deeper levels of experience, with a view to being alive and living more authentically and being more able to connect with others.
The format of the group alternates between a structured phase and a free-form phase during which what takes place is determined by what you choose to explore and what you allow to happen, drawing on resources within and around you including facilitation and group support for the endeavour.
First timers require an introductory interview.

December 2018


Psychodrama Day


with Guy Gladstone


Saturday 1 December 2018 10am-6pm £75
Psychodrama differs from other approaches to groupwork in that the invitation is to ‘show us’ rather than ‘tell us’. Though action-based no acting skills are needed. Actual or imaginary scenes from your past, present or future are improvised by the director, yourself and the group. There is a focus on one person’s issue, ‘the protagonist’. Other group members take ‘auxiliary’ roles as family member, fellow employee or figure from a dream, through which you may get more in touch with your own concerns. These are then shared before moving to the next protagonist’s psychodrama.
Besides being an enjoyable introduction to groupwork (of which you need not have any previous experience) the benefits include an increase of personal power and spontaneity and a deeper understanding of your own and others’ difficulties. A day of exploring your inner world and acting it out.

Primal Integration Weekend


with Juliana Brown & Richard Mowbray


7-9 December 2018
Friday evening 7-10pm, Saturday & Sunday 11am-8pm £132
Primal Integration offers a distinctively self-directing environment in which to explore our deeper levels of experience, with a view to being alive and living more authentically and being more able to connect with others.
The format of the group alternates between a structured phase and a free-form phase during which what takes place is determined by what you choose to explore and what you allow to happen, drawing on resources within and around you including facilitation and group support for the endeavour.
First timers require an introductory interview.

January 2019


Primal Integration Weekend


with Juliana Brown & Richard Mowbray


18-20 January 2019
Friday evening 7-10pm, Saturday & Sunday 11am-8pm £132
Primal Integration offers a distinctively self-directing environment in which to explore our deeper levels of experience, with a view to being alive and living more authentically and being more able to connect with others.
The format of the group alternates between a structured phase and a free-form phase during which what takes place is determined by what you choose to explore and what you allow to happen, drawing on resources within and around you including facilitation and group support for the endeavour.
First timers require an introductory interview.

February 2019


Bioenergetics Day


with Guy Gladstone


Saturday 9 February 2019, 10am- 6pm £75
This group is suitable both as an introduction for newcomers to body oriented personal growth work and an opportunity to go further for those who already have some experience in this area. Anyone who has not previously been to a group with me is welcome to phone beforehand to discuss coming.
Exercises will be given to deepen breathing, free the voice, release muscular tension and improve your contact both with others and your own inner process. There will be an overall concern with increasing your range of feelingful expression and opening to the experience of spontaneous feeling from the core of your body.
I will encourage participants to share issues from their daily lives and/or their experience within the more structured parts of the group as starting points for deeper exploration. There will be different phases to the day – the whole group working energetically together, occasions when I work with individuals and times when group members pair up to give each other support.

Primal Integration Weekend


with Juliana Brown & Richard Mowbray


15-17 February 2019
Friday evening 7-10pm, Saturday & Sunday 11am-8pm £132
Primal Integration offers a distinctively self-directing environment in which to explore our deeper levels of experience, with a view to being alive and living more authentically and being more able to connect with others.
The format of the group alternates between a structured phase and a free-form phase during which what takes place is determined by what you choose to explore and what you allow to happen, drawing on resources within and around you including facilitation and group support for the endeavour.
First timers require an introductory interview.

March 2019


Sexuality and the Heart Connection


with Silke Ziehl


Saturday & Sunday 2/3 March 2019, 10am-6pm £120
This weekend is about being attentive to our reality as sexual human beings. Often we have learned to split ourselves in halves and to connect with either our heart or our genitals. Yet our body has deeper dreams of living, where love and excitement are both included, and our wholeness is affirmed.
When we learn to trust our own bodies, our boundaries, our needs and desires and become more aware of the shifting patterns of opening up and closing down – then we can ground our sexuality in the compassion of the heart, and we can ground our heart connection in the excitement of our sexuality.
In doing this, we’ll heal the split between our sexuality and our heart.

Primal Integration Weekend


with Juliana Brown & Richard Mowbray


15-17 March 2019
Friday evening 7-10pm, Saturday & Sunday 11am-8pm £132
Primal Integration offers a distinctively self-directing environment in which to explore our deeper levels of experience, with a view to being alive and living more authentically and being more able to connect with others.
The format of the group alternates between a structured phase and a free-form phase during which what takes place is determined by what you choose to explore and what you allow to happen, drawing on resources within and around you including facilitation and group support for the endeavour.
First timers require an introductory interview.

April 2019


Primal Integration Easter Intensive 2019


with Juliana Brown & Richard Mowbray


Thursday 18 April, 7pm to Sunday 21 April, 8pm. £205
This group follows the format of our Primal Integration weekends but the extra day enhances the possibilities for deeper and more sustained work.
First timers require an introductory interview before booking. See Intensives and Residentials.


Pulsing Intensive Part 1


with Silke Ziehl


20-22 April 2019
Easter Saturday, Sunday, Monday 10am-6pm. £195
PULSING is a gentle and nourishing style of bodywork. Through soft rotary movements and rhythmic rocking of all parts of the body it gently releases tensions, feelings, and energy, expanding the tissues, nourishing the person, creating spaciousness inside ... It is deep work without being painful, powerfully yet softly affecting the whole body-mind-spirit, nurturing body and soul.
Pulsing is playing with the rhythms of the body, harmonising them. This Pulsing Intensive allows time for getting to know and learn the important basics of this kind of bodywork.

May 2019


Primal Integration Weekend


with Juliana Brown & Richard Mowbray


17-19 May 2019
Friday evening 7-10pm, Saturday & Sunday 11am-8pm £132
Primal Integration offers a distinctively self-directing environment in which to explore our deeper levels of experience, with a view to being alive and living more authentically and being more able to connect with others.
The format of the group alternates between a structured phase and a free-form phase during which what takes place is determined by what you choose to explore and what you allow to happen, drawing on resources within and around you including facilitation and group support for the endeavour.
First timers require an introductory interview.

Pulsing Intensive Part 2


with Silke Ziehl


25-27 May 2019 Saturday, Sunday, Bank Holiday Monday 10am-6pm £195
PULSING is a gentle and nourishing style of bodywork. Through soft rotary movements and rhythmic rocking of all parts of the body it gently releases tensions, feelings, and energy, expanding the tissues, nourishing the person, creating spaciousness inside ... It is deep work without being painful, powerfully yet softly affecting the whole body-mind-spirit, nurturing body and soul.
Pulsing is playing with the rhythms of the body and harmonising them. This Pulsing Intensive allows time for getting to know and learn the important skills of working with the client in many positions.

June 2019


Bioenergetics Day


with Guy Gladstone


Saturday 15 June 2019 10am-6pm £75
This group is suitable both as an introduction for newcomers to body oriented personal growth work and an opportunity to go further for those who already have some experience in this area. Anyone who has not previously been to a group with me is welcome to phone beforehand to discuss coming.
Exercises will be given to deepen breathing, free the voice, release muscular tension and improve your contact both with others and your own inner process. There will be an overall concern with increasing your range of feelingful expression and opening to the experience of spontaneous feeling from the core of your body.
I will encourage participants to share issues from their daily lives and/or their experience within the more structured parts of the group as starting points for deeper exploration. There will be different phases to the day – the whole group working energetically together, occasions when I work with individuals and times when group members pair up to give each other support.


Psychodrama Day


with Guy Gladstone


Sunday 16 June 2019 10am-6pm £75
Psychodrama differs from other approaches to groupwork in that the invitation is to ‘show us’ rather than ‘tell us’. Though action-based no acting skills are needed. Actual or imaginary scenes from your past, present or future are improvised by the director, yourself and the group. There is a focus on one person’s issue, ‘the protagonist’. Other group members take ‘auxiliary’ roles as family member, fellow employee or figure from a dream, through which you may get more in touch with your own concerns. These are then shared before moving to the next protagonist’s psychodrama.
Besides being an enjoyable introduction to groupwork (of which you need not have any previous experience) the benefits include an increase of personal power and spontaneity and a deeper understanding of your own and others’ difficulties. A day of exploring your inner world and acting it out.

Primal Integration Weekend


with Juliana Brown & Richard Mowbray


21-23 June 2019
Friday evening 7-10pm, Saturday & Sunday 11am-8pm £132
Primal Integration offers a distinctively self-directing environment in which to explore our deeper levels of experience, with a view to being alive and living more authentically and being more able to connect with others.
The format of the group alternates between a structured phase and a free-form phase during which what takes place is determined by what you choose to explore and what you allow to happen, drawing on resources within and around you including facilitation and group support for the endeavour.
First timers require an introductory interview.