Advanced Training:
Trance as Source of Power and Inspiration

Advanced Training Year-Group: Trance as a Source of Strength and Inspiration

Next start: 26.2.2021
in 5 seminar modules or 17 seminar days

A self-experience and methods seminar to learn about, understand, and apply various trance techniques for self-management and day-to-day life
Coach: Sabine Rittner
Assistant: Julia Jung
Location: Odenwald-Institut / Wald-Michelbach, near Darmstadt

Trance is beneficial for both body and soul. It facilitates access to creativity and intuition, supports the opening of resources, and can reveal surprising solutions. The state of trance can be used for stress management and self-care, for vision and conflict resolution, and for prevention and therapeutic treatments. Finally, it opens the door to the quest for meaning and spirituality.

Who wants to get to know me and my work in advance:
A trial seminar day “The healing power of sounds” will take place on Saturday, 9 May 2020 in the Burghof Stauf.
Please register directly via this link.

The introductory seminar “Trance as source of power and inspiration”
with Sabine Rittner and Julia Jung will take place from 1 to 4 October 2020 at the Odenwald Institute.

→ Early reservation is recommended:
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Training points for psychotherapists and doctors can be issued. Recognition as educational leave is possible.
If you are interested, please contact Viola Rudat:

By using intensive self-experience, participants learn different approaches to salutary states of trance. We practice how to revisit these, “navigate” within them, and exit the state successfully. With the help of “Ritual Body Postures”, re-discovered by the anthropologist Prof. Felicitas Goodman, we will open the doors to the perception of a different or expanded reality. This method follows an ancient path to the treasures of archaic layers of our consciousness. In these rituals, which involve a rhythmically stimulated ecstatic state of trance, we can experience powerful visions and receive answers to questions asked. They revolve around the topics of healing – metamorphosis – soul journey – fortune-telling.

For those interested, this group can be an area for experimentation and provide impulses for focused work on personal topics. During the process of re-integration will include the beautiful surroundings of the Odenwald.

We teach gentle and relaxing trance techniques, derived from various traditions, as well as looking to alter our state of consciousness by activating and stimulating the nervous system:

  • Self hypnosis, techniques from hypnotherapy, relaxation methods, meditation, active visualization
  • Sound and trance, rhythm and trance, singing and trance
  • Various gentle and ecstatic breathing techniques from different traditions
  • Body and movement techniques, energy exercises, trance dance
  • Rituals with techniques derived from shamanism
  • Ritual Body Postures and Ecstatic Trance® (according to Felicitas Goodman)

As we process and integrate the experience, we are supported by a range of creative methods (movement, painting, writing, singing, making sounds, and creating music), bodywork, and the ritualistic talks with the group. Personal experiences are understood and expanded by units of contemplation, the intelligible transfer of findings from research, video analysis of indigenous cultures, and case studies.

The aim of this educational course is, on the one hand, the teaching of simple, easy-to-learn trance methods, which, with a little bit of practice, can be used by anyone in everyday life. On the other hand, this year-long group offers intense ritual trance experiences, which are essential for a sense of continuity, familiarity, and the powerful support of the community. This seminar is suitable for people who are looking for the right entry to their inner selves, who would like to work on personal problems, find one’s bearings, and later use the trance state productively in a professional context.

→ All participants will receive lecture notes and material related to practice.

→ Participation of this year-long group can be used for the acceptance to the training program Ritual Body Postures and Ecstatic Trance® by F. Goodman. If you are already receiving training in this area, this advanced training course can be certified.

26.02. – 28.02.2021, Fri 16 to Sun 15 hours
02.04. – 04.04.2021, Fri 16 to Sun 15 hours
11.06. – 16.06.2021, Fri 17 to Wed 13 hours**
27.08. – 29.08.2021, Fri 16 to Sun 15 hours
22.10. – 24.10.2021, Fri 16 to Sun 15 hours

Between each seminar session, the participants will organise one day each for absorbing the material in groups (4 meetings in total).

Educational leave
For the date marked with ** we apply for the recognition after the hess. BUG. This may also be possible for other federal states.

Seminar Fees
1795,- Euro for private persons
(1995,- Euro for companies/institutions/self-employed)
plus board and lodging
Payment by instalments is offered.

Tromm 25
69483 Wald-Michelbach
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Phone.: +49(0)6207/605-0

Please register at the website of the Odenwald-Institut.

If you have any questions about the seminar, please send me a message.
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