State-Of-The-Art Multimodal Psychotherapy

    Treating Individuals, Couples and Families: Psychoactives as Robust Psycho-Therapeutic Accelerants and Enhancers

    Dr. Arthur Stein developed Comprehensive Family Therapy (D.A. Kirschner & S. Kirschner, Brunner/Mazel, NY, 1986), which takes on the family holistically, dealing with rearing and marital transactions, as well as members individually. All members and problems of the functional family are professionally engaged on a private practice footing. Advisory work with public agencies led to breathtaking challenge of tackling family dysfunction regionally. Dr. Stein developed Humanics, a transdisciplinary practice dealing with social districts holistically, every person, family and institution counting, and elementally, with the mentalities, human interactions and relations shaping the institutions, civil life and culture. Dr. Stein closed an extensive private practice to prove how communities may be problem-solved and quality of life effectively promoted.

    Psychoactives, for example, Ayahuasca, can be astonishingly beneficial and radically transformative for motivated, prepared, and subjectively open seekers. However, Ayahuasca is no panacea. No matter its soaring beauty, emotional galvanization, extensive insights and striking benefits, programmatic self-psychotherapy, entirely on one’s own, most often fails Ayahuasca’s (and other Psychoactives’) fullest potential — as is typically the case with psychoactives. Regarding not gaining full bounty of LSD, Leo Zeff (The Secret Chief) reported, “People will come to me who have already tripped…five hundred times on acid, others…three, four hundred times…they would be good candidates so I’d say, ‘Sure.’ Invariably these people have said, ‘I’ve never had an acid trip before in my life! This is the first time I’ve really had an acid trip’ (Leo Zeff, The Secret Chief).”

    Likewise, verbal psychotherapy may catalyze far-reaching, even eye-popping results. But, such outcome is far from ordinary. Emotional growth is demanding and rarely easy, each step forward being hard-won, generally. Into this fray, Ayahuasca oftentimes first presents to uninitiated clinical workers as a miracle-like tool. (Think physicians’ historic, first time viewing of fungal penicillin slaying pneumonia, septicemia, diphtheria, syphilis, gonorrhea, meningitis, rheumatic fever, etc., all ravaging before the new agent.)

    Relational psychotherapy naturally stakes out Ayahuasca for its relevant powers (and sister Psychoactives, selectively, for theirs). What’s more, and conversely, Ayahuasca intrinsically supports communication and mental analysis. People commonly get together after a journey for catharsis, exchanging experiences and views. Hence, the two modalities patently, self-evidently go together positively, and professionally combining them is done universally. The combinatorial result can be strikingly exponential. Far from rare are savvy psychotherapy clients saying a particular psychoactive experience has been personally tantamount to years of standard treatment. The Secret Chief again: “I’ve had many people…who’ve come to me who have been in analysis for a long time. Some have been in analysis four times a week for eight to ten years continuously….However, there was always something that they never could get to. They have taken a trip and in one trip afterwards have said, ‘I got more out of that one day’s experience than I did in my whole eight or ten years or whatever of psychoanalysis.’”

    This workshop dedicates to the psychotherapy and full wellness-growth and empowerment of individuals, couples and families through mixed modality synthesis of verbal and psychoactive processes. The aim is clinical procedure that is synergistically efficient and effective. The workshop is open only to accredited psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and other vetted behavioral service workers.
    September 24th
    The workshop is full day, starting at 9 AM

    120€ for AYA2014 Conference participants - Workshop only 250€
    Price includes workshop, meals, drinks and snacks

    Arthur Stein, Ph.D


    For participation, please send us an email by clicking the button below with your professional training and experience:

    Potentiating the Human Infrastructure

    Beyond Psychedelic Dreams and War on Drugs: Problem-Solving and Potentiating the Human Infrastructure

    Society shows the necessary astuteness and organizational savvy to go to the moon, build powerful computers, replace the human heart, among myriad astounding achievements. However, solving everyday, common problems such as unemployment, welfare, family breakdown, slums, crime infested neighborhoods, carnage of drugs, or failure of education and school dropout has proven bewilderingly problematic.

    Why is this the case?  Are aforementioned challenges beyond human capability, or is it that people really don’t care, or do care, but don’t try?  Or, have hidden, nefarious economic and political power elites conspired successfully to maintain toxic conditions for perverse private advantage?

    Obviously, the countless sums spent over decades in untold fruitless flailing show people seriously have cared, and do care, and do want some dignified, minimal sustenance, health and opportunity for all children and adults. How does one understand failure to solve persisting social dilemmas in view of society’s extraordinary capacity to problem solve in other domains?  Rather than going the way of blaming economic or political cabals, as in the example of social failure to achieve an existentially ample material minimalism for all persons, one might answer very differently, on other grounds.

    The alternate, really quite simple explanation is that a universal existential minimal would be common doing today, as well as solutions of other communal predicament, if reigning experts did have knowledge of the theory, organization and practice needed to have achieved their aim.  Human nature rejects failure, in favor of success, abides notice, rather than inconspicuousness.  So, for example, if in 1996, then, President Bill Clinton, or any from his political accessories, really knew how to “end welfare as we know it,” Clinton naturally would have done so, earning the personal recognition attendant his leadership and paramount achievement.  If the post-conference workshop can add light and do some redeeming of above cited historical failure,it will have to be, obviously, through means of fresh perspective and new ideas.

    Stemming from contribution of Comprehensive Family Therapy (D.A. Kirschner & S. Kirschner, Brunner/Mazel, NY, 1986) and senior clinical practice, Dr. Stein was in role of advising public agencies jurisdictionally advocating and assisting family life. Tackling family problems, regionally, forces attention to profuse, serious and unmitigated family dysfunction. Equally salient are multiple, unsettling contextual, societal letdowns, alluded to above, which families, try, as they may, often just cannot surmount. Out of this troubling ado, Humanics, transdisciplinary practice approaching social districts both holistically and elementally, was born. Dr. Stein closed an extensive private practice to prove how communities may be problem-solved and quality of life effectively promoted.

    Humanics harnesses the universal urge for social progress. It approaches regional behavioral dysfunction holistically, at individual, family, institutional and community levels. As state-of-the-art extension of current social organization and science, Humanics targets the full gradient of social functionality, from urban and rural districts appalling disordered or backward to those affluent, aiming conspicuously at full health and wellness of individuals, families and communities.

    Though focus is on households and institutions at the grass root level, the strategy involves dealing purposefully at every stage of social organization. Humanics provides the State with opportunity to beneficially contract its function in relation to society. The State can advantageously privatize the social tasks the record shows it cannot succeed with, thereby spurring the social progress to which it dedicates and on which it depends. Empirically verified, professionally managed, holistic, territorial societal advance – yet unachieved historically – generalized to neighboring and far-flung regions, obviously harbors grand global implication.

    Challenge of triumphant social welfare breaks logically into the following topics, the agenda of the workshop:

  • Philosophy and motivation for effective welfare strategy
  • Structure of the social domain, including overlooked dimensions
  • Scientifically determining societal optimality, and blueprinting community design
  • How existing social organization can be powerfully enhanced for welfare and progress
  • The scientific transdisciplinary process of problem-solving social regions: an approach simultaneously holistic – every person, every family, every institution counting and elemental – dealing with the human relationships and interactions that shape and constitute the focal region’s families, institutions and society
  • Coping with governmental and institutional hierarchy and the pyramidal structure of authority
  • Methods and stages of financing
  • Scientific measurement and accountability
  • DATE:
    September 28th-29th
    The workshop starts at 9am and finishes at 3:30pm on the 29th

    120€ for AYA2014 Conference participants - Workshop only 250€
    Price includes workshop, meals, drinks and snacks

    Arthur Stein, Ph.D


    Holotropic Breathwork

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    Holotropic Breathwork is a technique developed by Stanislav and Christina Grof that induces an altered state of consciousness in which we can access deep psychological matter such as personal biographical content, repressed trauma and memories, elements from perinatal states and our birth process, as well as transpersonal and mystical experiences. These experiences can catalyze psychotherapeutic processes and facilitate healing.

    Access to this non ordinary state of consciousness is achieved with fast breathing, a specific selection of evocative music and a safe and supportive setting provided by trained facilitators. Mandala drawing and group integration are also important elements during the workshop.

    Unlike traditional shamanic rituals, Holotropic Breathwork was developed by Stanislav Grof relatively recently, based on his knowledge and experience as a psychoanalyst and his extensive work with LSD is psychotherapy, as well as his inspiration from more ancestral methods from spiritual and shamanic traditions.

    This Holotropic Breathwork Workshop is a good opportunity for people who are involved with, or have experience with ayahuasca, to learn about this more occidental approach of working with non ordinary states of consciousness with its own set of tools, structure and group dynamics. The session starts with a theoretical introduction and personal and group preparatory work, followed by the breathing session and finishes with the integration of the experience. The workshop is a full day.

    September, 23rd (full day)

    La Nave Ibiza -

    Marc Aixalá: Psychologist and psychotherapist. Certified Holotropic Breathwork Facilitator and member of the Training Staff in Grof Transpersonal Training.

    There will be a group of support facilitators as well. All certified and experienced with Holotropic Breathwork.

    AYA2014 participants: 90€

    Music in Personal, Spiritual & Creative Development

    The archaic instruments in the musical journey of human history have always created a connection to the roots of our existence in the womb, but also to those of the numerous cultures on this planet and humanity as a whole. Music can provide a model for conscious awareness of internal processes.

    It is known that the experience of altered states of consciousness through music can lead to further exploration of the self and can help find a way to dissolve the ego and the barriers of the mind, releasing emotional and mental blockages.

    In this workshop we work mainly on a practical level, followed by discussion and integration, but it also offers a theoretical approach of the foundation of therapy with archaic instruments. We will use the voice as a vibrational tool and instrument and experience the vibration of the instruments in the body.

    This workshop is open to all kinds of people, musicians or not, therapists, artists and above all people with an interest in the healing power of music and sound.
    Bring your instruments and your desire to make music with you!

    Contents of the workshop:

    - Vibrational instruments and their effects at different levels of resonance: testing monochords practice, singing bowls, gongs and didgeridoos.
    - Receptive and active music therapy.
    - Enabling creative processes using music.
    - The archaic instruments in music therapy.
    - Expanded states of consciousness through sound and music making.
    - Brain rhythms and states of transition.
    - Perinatal matrixes in during states of transition, induced by sound.
    - Methods of therapeutic integration of creative processes induced by sound.

    September, 24th. (8 hours)

    La Nave Ibiza -

    Price includes workshop, lunch and 2 coffee breaks

    Joel Oliver - Musician, music therapist.
    Carme Bonafont - Musician, sound therapist

    Analyze, Build & Harmonize Through the Voice


    "We all have a great and beautiful voice, however it remains in a body that does not know how to develop its verticality, the harmonic geometry that belongs to us as human beings."

    This method is for everyone looking for personal development through the voice. For those who want to improve their voice and communication, either for personal curiosity or work related concern. Those who have or want to start a personal improvement process, those who follow an inner path, and people who just want to feel better with themselves.
    Thanks to the 'Wilfart Method', that uses the voice as an accurate proof of our respiratory, psychological and energetic behavior. Our Breath is crucial, there is no Voice without Breath.
    How: Looking for our real voice through vocal, body and breathing exercises, in a concrete and accurate way, gaining access in an efficient way that remains in the centre of gravity of our body, our centre-belly, balancing that blocked energy in the high part of our body. This way, we manage to release our tensions that prevent a free and real expression, getting conscious and self-awareness. Working individually with a supporting group, that works as a witness and invigorates the process.

    September, 23rd & 24th

    From 10.30h to 16h (aporx.) Length: 5h/day workshop, depending on each individual and his/her needs.

    Max. 10 participants.
    Participants should bring some light food (sandwich or tupperware) for lunch break.

    Teacher: Jon del Vas (pheumophonist) -
    Supporting teacher: Romana Alarcon (Ceremony singer and singing teacher)