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Safer stretch - tools for self-regulation and self-care


11:00 - 12:30

Jochen Stechmann


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Safer Stretch introduces some practical, body based, resource oriented tools to help you navigate challenging situations during Stretch - emotionally, mentally, physically. In individual and group exercises, we use our ability to connect to ourselves and others and develop some fun strategies for moments when we are triggered or slightly overwhelmed. This might support you to enjoy the festival in a more regulated state, in a good contact with yourself and with an elevated capacity to make new connections.

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Jochen Stechmann

Jochen works as Bodyworker (Pantarei Approach) and Traumatherapist (Somatic Experiencing Practitioner) in Berlin in one-to-one session and group workshops, mainly with queer identified people. They studied Mathematics, Contemporary Dance and Theatre and have been busy for 15 years as Performer and Choreographer in the Netherlands. They are fascinated by the variety of abilities of the body and the nervous system to intuitively regulate itself, and how empathetic, attentive touch can support this process.

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