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Intimate contact

A teaching and process seminar on finding out what makes you connect to others and to you

Loneliness, emotional starvation, and superficial unauthentic contact makes people suffer. People go astray in their search for contact and connection and end up in lonely or desperate states. Often basics of close relationship have not been learned or practiced. The absence of relational experiences leads to disappointment, frustration, addictive behaviors, or psychic disorders. The healing potential of sustained relationships is beyond question or doubt.
However, the unemotional, factual, knowledge/power-based approach of our educational system as well as understaffed day-cares, split families, or economy-driven skills-trainings in modern societies often cannot offer what our emotional and relational integrity requires. In cities 50% of living places harbour singles.
In this seminar Johannes B. Schmidt explores interconnection between human beings from different point of views. The focus is neither relational skills nor „tools" but relational attitudes that allow for emergent qualities in the space between us.
It is the intention of this training to provide an in-depth focus of theoretical understanding of enabling close contact as well as demonstrations, practicing that leaves you fulfilled and touched.


People working with people. Background in social, relational, or therapeutic trainings required. Please mind the training provides theory and some practical work. It is not suitable for participants who are seeking only personal process work.


Johannes Benedikt Schmidt

Seminar Presenter:

Johannes Benedikt Schmidt, PhD, holds an M.A. in Psychology, M. A. in Human Development, and a PhD from Fielding Graduate University Santa Barbara, CA for his reseach on the Transcendent in Psychotherapy. Johannes experienced his first constellation in 1988 and subsequently was an early adopter of constellation work. He has been been working as workshop presenter, consultant, and psychotherapist for 25 years. Johannes has been trained in Behavior Therapy, Hypnotherapy, Constructivist-Systemic Work, Constellation Work, Somatic Experiencing, Brainspotting, Structural Dissociation Work, Psychotraumatology, Subtle Self Work, and Craniosacral Biodynamics.

Today, he teaches in mostly in Germany, Switzerland, and Austria. He is the author of Inner Navigation – trauma healing and constellations process work as navigational tool for the evolution of your true self which can be ordered via his website http://www.aptitude-academy.com/literatur/innere-navigation.php In German he publised in 2019 the book "Das Transzendente in der Psychotherapie - Über Spiritualität und Präsenz im therapeutischen Wirken", Kösel publisher


02. März 2020  –  04. März 2020

Working hours:
1. Day:
09.30 – 13.00 Uhr und 14.30 – 17.30 Uhr
2. Day: 09.30 – 13.00 Uhr und 14.30 – 17.30 Uhr
3. Day: 09.30 – 13.00 Uhr und 14.30 – 16.00 Uhr


Heerlijckyt van Elsmeren
Weg op Halen 2
3450 Geetbets
+32 11 69 68 75


Early Bird till 30/09/2019:
- 975 € VAT excluded - (1179.75 € VAT included)
Normal Price:
- 1175 € VAT excluded – (1421.75 € VAT included)
Included in the price: Breaks and lunches during the 3 days.

KMO Portefeuille possible

Accommodation (Please book directly at the Heerlijckyt:
- 233.30 € VAT excluded (250.30 € VAT included)
for 2 nights and 2 dinners in a single room


Anmeldung und Information

Ann-Kasra Van Rompaey
Leopoldstraat 40 bus 3
2550 Kontich
+32 (0)495 51 78 99