Teaching Plan Outline

Learning a Character Structure (Greek: wounding)

You will already have read the related section in the Manual and also the handouts that you received via email. Also read the session summary sheet.

Now, in your Manual read the Development/Themes. Then a trainer will read from the handout:

  1. Mutual Connection for this stage
  2. Description of resourced position.


1) We will do the developmental movements and then discuss your experience.

2)Muscles description. What the name means. Where it is. What it moves. Look at a picture of it.

3) Use it – Stretch, contract, palpate it. What gets stimulated? What do you feel/sense? Feel it on another person.

4) The Psychological Function. What Hypo and Hyper look-like/imply (phys, psych).

5) How this resource might be useful in a therapy session. What it’s absence looks like: grounding, centering, support, energy management, etc.

6) Do Parent-Child Exercise – Discuss in large group. What got stimulated?

7) Take on Early and Late positions, using the muscles. Form subgroups and discuss your experience. A trainer will read from Key Sentences, Life Patterns, and Resources. What resonates for you? What is missing/present? [S. O. will take notes.]

8) Clients volunteer for Demonstration Sessions. Briefly review muscles.

9) Do demos, Metaprocess. Discuss. What did you see? Questions? Muscles used. Emotions encouraged. How clients often present when this structure is active.

10) Form (new) groups for practice sessions. Review muscles, ARMs and Manual.

11) Work out a contract. What might change look like? Come back to group to fine- tune the contract. Client says the contract and possible changes. Needed resources?

12) Supervised practice session in small groups. Be aware of and encourage emotional expression. Build the relationship; use the ARMs. Use the muscles. Work towards competency. Metaprocess. Observer: Watch the client’s body for changes in presence, posture, energy, breathing, and voice. After: What Therapist did and did not do. What Client learned. What Observer saw.