1st online Symposium of GASI

Η Έλενα Καραμπούλα συμμετείχε στο 1ο online συμπόσιο της Group Analytic Society International  (GASI), που πραγματοποιήθηκε στις 4-6 Σεπτεμβρίου 2020, συμπαρουσιάζοντας ένα βιωματικό εργαστήριο με την Jessica Jiménez Rodríguez, με τίτλο ” Movement as a common language of the group”. Το θέμα του συνεδρίου ήταν “The language of the Groups: the power to include and exclude”.

Ημερομηνία εργαστηρίου: Σάββατο 5 Σεπτεμβρίου 2020

Workshop III


The body is seen as an intra and intersubjective space, where one can explore a language that is common, but might also appear foreign: movement. Movement allows us to come together and separate, it is a bridge between the individual and the grouped body.
Using this common language, the body speaks without using words, expresses the unspeakable, what we do not dare to say, or what we do not even know because it is still unconscious.

During the workshop we will explore the posture of our bodies (sitting, standing, in stillness, in movement), as well as the relationship with the individual and common space, using the term “koinos”, meaning the property of a group, that bonds, and adapts to many people (Tegopoulos-Fitrakis, 1995).
As the workshop title indicates, the common language will be movement and we will adapt the words to English and/or Spanish depending on the language requirements of the group.

Is it possible that being aware of our movement enriches the experience with and in the group? How do the individual and group bodies establish a kinesthetic relationship even online? And how do we use this communication?

Keywords: koinos, common language, movement, individual and grouped body.