Rosen Method - Introduction Course - Kientalerhof

Rosen Method - Introduction Course


07. Oct. 2023 - 10:00 Uhr -
08. Oct. 2023 - 16:30 Uhr


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The Rosen Method enables deep relaxation through a gentle, mindful touch that opens the door to hidden feelings and awakens a new zest for life. It helps to recognize barriers and leads to more confidence in one's own possibilities.

Course content

Originally a reaction to challenging situations and experiences, these self-protective patterns create unconscious barriers that can lead to fatigue, pain, and other symptoms, and limit access to positive states such as self-assertion, pleasure, joy, and deep connection with others.

With supportive, listening touch and words that respond to subtle changes in muscle tension and breathing patterns, Rosen practitioners direct clients* awareness to their physical and emotional experiences, including accompanying thoughts and beliefs.

In a session, the practitioner looks at the client's body to discover the tense and relaxed regions. The session usually begins where it is hard and tight. The practitioner touches this area with gentle hands, sometimes pressing harder; it is not a laying on of hands. The hands stay there until there is a change, a physical reaction.

At the same time, the practitioner says what he/she sees and feels, so that the client can perceive him/herself better. General questions about the client's life can also be asked, observing how the body reacts.

In this introductory course, participants learn the first steps in the art of touch as learned in the Rosen Method.

  • History of the Rosen Method
  • The essential basic skills in contact with other people
  • The art of touch in the Rosen Method
  • First experiences with Rosen Movement
  • The quality of compassion in the encounter
  • Exchange of experiences about what has been learned
  • What can I do with what I have learned in my everyday life?
  • How can I integrate what I have learned into my existing therapeutic practice?
  • How do I continue on the further path with the Rosen Method?

Course objectives

The participants
  • know the history of the Rosen Method
  • experience the Rosen Method on themselves and are able to put their experiences into words
  • apply the basic skills of touch
  • know about linguistic possibilities to awaken the consciousness of the client
  • integrate the quality of compassion into therapeutic and everyday encounters
  • understand how to transfer the newly learned qualities into their practice and everyday life
  • know the further course on the learning path with the Rosen Method

Course times

Day 1: 10 - 12.30 am / 2 - 6.30 pm
Day 2: 9 - 12.30 am / 2 - 4.30 pm


None, all are welcome.

Target group

  • Interested people with or without previous experience in body therapy, who would like to get to know the qualities of the Rosen Method for themselves
  • Interested in a further, deepening path with the Rosen-Method
  • for body therapists for their EMR/ASCA conform further education
  • for all interested in spending a weekend with enriching and touching self-experience

  • Remark

    13 hours of training, EMR/ASCA compliant.


    Course Instructor

    Course teacher

    Andrea WERNER

    Andrea Werner, MD, is a practitioner and supervisor of Rosen Method bodywork with clinical experience in individual and group psychotherapy and psychosomatics. She has been gaining experience in various forms of bodywork and mindfulness practices since 2002. She teaches for various institutions. She wrote her dissertation on the topic of body psychotherapy. She accompanies people in her own practice since 2012 in the area of Würzburg with the Rosen- Method bodywork.

    Course costs

    CHF 390 (excl. accommodation, meals and tourist tax)

    Prices per person for full board and lodging for 1 nightCHF
    Single occupancy of 2-bed-room clay or wood100 with shower/toilet262.00
    2-bed-room clay or wood100 with shower/toilet202.00
    Single occupancy of 2-bed-room with shower/toilet212.00
    1-bed-room with shower/toilet202.00
    Single occupancy of 2-bed-room, shower/toilet on floor192.00
    2-bed-room with shower/toilet167.00
    2-bed-room, shower/toilet on floor157.00
    3-bed-room with shower/toilet157.00
    3-bed-room, shower/toilet on floor137.00
    4-bed-room, shower/toilet on floor127.00

    Personal advice

    Course manager icon
    Irene Mathys