Here you find a path dedicated to freedom from the oppression, repression and conditioning enforced by the psychosomatic structure called Inner Judge, Inner Critic, Superego, the Barking Dog, the Talking Cricket…different names that point to that presence that constantly judges and evaluates every aspect of the inner and outer reality of the individual and punishes with guilt, shame, unworthiness and belittlement.
In Many spiritual traditions this presence is considered one of the most significant obstacles on the path of self-realization.
The activity of judgement is so intrinsic to our functioning that we give it for granted even as it causes great pain, misunderstandings and conflicts. This is mainly because self-judgement is essentially compulsive and subconscious.
Recognizing the importance of this theme, the Integral Being Institute has developed in the last fifteen years a deep and innovative vision of the Inner Judge and its role as the defender of the status-quo of personality.
We have created a series of courses, as well as a training, that deal in an experiential way with the transformation of our relationship with the Superego; transformation which is absolutely necessary if we want to live the fullness of life and know ourselves in our authenticity and uniqueness.
As long as the Inner Judge controls in conscious or unconscious ways our life we cannot love true love, freedom and beauty.
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The Inner Judge (also called Superego) is that specific part of our psyche that through judgments, prejudices, evaluations, expectations, standards and consequences, runs our daily life.
How much time do we spend evaluating our performance, our appearance, our capacities or feeling guilty, ashamed or insecure?
Every time we move towards freedom and we challenge the rigid boundaries of personality, the inner judge will attack us cause its function is to protect and maintain the status quo and oppose vitality, change and transformation.
The most important step to fully be yourself and actualize your potential is then to learn to defend against the attacks of the judge by developing focused alertness and skilful means.
This workshop is about:
UNDERSTANDING: why the Superego is there, how it came to be, what its functions are.
LEARNING: how to defend ourselves from the attacks of the Superego and break the inner pattern of conflict and the cycle of attack-reaction.
COMING IN TOUCH: with deeper places inside where we can experience ourselves in a relaxed way and reconnect with our Essential Will and Essential Strength.
To be able to grow, to feel good and to expereince the subtle manifestations of Being, we need a conscious relation with Space. perhaps you have noticed that when you feel good, when you feel expanded, when you feel connected with yourself, you perceive space in a different way than when you are depressed and disconnected.
This relation between how we expereince Space (inner and outer) and wellbeing, is fundamental and relates to our awareness of our self-image and the dynamics with the Inner Judge.
One of the basic functions of the Judge is to hold and protect a particular self-image through habits, judgements and mechanisms of defence and survival. this self-image exists as a collection of psychic, emotional and physical boundaries which define who is “me” and who is the “other”, Very much like the walls of a castle they protect and contain what is “inside” and separate from what is “ouside”.
Our perception of Space, both inner and outer, is therefore conditioned by these walls, these images and by the Superego and they prevent us from experiencing the real nature of the mind: the Void, Space in its abolute purity.
Mastering the Inner Judge
Abundance and vitality.
A childish relation with our inner judge makes us insecure, uncertain, and afraid of failure. Dependency from this unconscious structure of judgment inherited from parents and society makes us look at ourselves, and the world, in a fundamentally distorted way.
The principle of scarcity, based on limitation, competition and conflict, is at the core of the Superego structure as well as a deep belief in the impossibility of fulfillment and the need to effort and constantly run to get what we want. And whenever by chance pleasure and satisfaction happen, we deeply believe that they “HAVE“ to be temporary, and they “CANNOT LAST”.
The belief that life is scarce of love, of richness, of joy, of sexuality, of intimacy and passion and that we have to struggle and strive creates a web of bodily tensions and a subtle cape of disillusion that envelops us.
This cape filters the aliveness of the present through the deadness of the past.
Even when we experience satisfaction it doesn’t eradicate the deep-rooted belief that abundance it’s not possible. Or that we don’t deserve it.
By becoming aware of this belief and its effects together with the fundamental falsity of its assumptions, we will free our vitality and joy as well as our capacity of manifesting abundance in our life.
The training is centred on deepening the study and understanding of the mechanisms and functioning of the superego and the relationship between superego and ego. We’ll also focus on the different automatic defences and the conscious defences, and the practice of presence.
The training provides:
1. tools for personal and professional transformation
2. learning of specific techniques to support oneself and one’s clients
3. understanding the fundamental difficulties that a facilitator can encounter in relation to clients as well as resources to meet them. Ethical and behavioural tools.
The training abilitates you to give individual sessions on themes related to the presence and activity of the inner judge.
Great for holistic operators and counsellors, teachers and therapists, if you are already working with people or are in training. It is also a fundamental tool for whoever wants to deepen his understanding of the inner and outer dinamics of activity of the superego.
The Basic Training is in four modules:
March 3/5, 2017 mod.1, Avikal, Villaggio Globale, Bagni di Lucca, Italy
June 6/9, mod 2, Kapil, Cascina Cavalta, Asola (MN), Italy
September 14/17, mod 3, Avikal, Cascina Cavalta, Asola (MN, Italy
November 24/26, mod.4, Kapil, Villaggio Globale, Bagni di Lucca, Italy
At completion of the training participants will receive a certificate for 130 hours
1. The three day course “Freedom to be yourself: Mastering the Inner Judge” or individual session with Avikal (to book one write to Avikal on firstname.lastname@example.org)
2. The book “Freedom to be yourself. Mastering the Inner jJudge” by Avikal Costantino
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Translation to English available on request