9/24 – Bay Area Integral Presents: Bence Ganti: Integral Flow Therapy

Bill McCart

In October we have the privilege of hosting Bence Ganti for an evening introduction to his Integral Flow Therapy process. Bence is something of a rising star in the integral community. He was the main organizer of the first Integral Europe conference in May, which drew over 500 people, and has for some years been leading the Integral Academy in Hungary, his homeland.

Bence also lives part time in the Bay Area. Some of you may remember that he gave a brief intro to his work at our iEmerge event in March 2013. So we are excited to have him back for a deeper dive into his innovative work.

Integral Flow Therapy is a playful, joyous, deep and heart-opening style of therapeutic group work. Through non-verbal contact, bodywork and encounter exercises, Bence puts people into a deeper state of consciousness where subtle encounter experiences and the flow state appear both in individuals and the group. Combined with sharing our experience verbally, this has a quick healing effect on the lack of contact and connection that many of us carry simply by living in today’s highly individualized world.

Bence has a complex map for this evolutionary group work that is based on the Wilber-Combs lattice. He maintains that if we open people and loosen up their ego fixations then they potentially open “up and down” on the levels at the same time. Both higher states occur and earlier unresolved issues also surface and get a chance to be uplifted.

The original meaning of the flow experience is a highly satisfactory peak experience when we have an intense and focused concentration on the present with heightened awareness, and we drop the control of thinking mind, temporarily getting out of time into the eternal presence being one with the moment.

Bence’s approach extends the original flow concepts into its relational and spiritual dimensions. Based on his experience working with many groups, Bence suggests that there is a transpersonal field beneath the flow experience that actualizes itself through us when we are in flow, especially when we are connected during our flow experiences. This is a form of the “new-we” and a higher stage of being together.

In this evening workshop, Bence will give an overview of Integral Flow Therapy and lead participants in exercises that will demonstrate its power and potential to transform.

Here is some praise from Bence’s work from integral luminaries:

“Bence Ganti’s Integral Flow Therapy is a genuinely Integral therapy that is wise, effective, and truly integral. Pulling all the pieces together, he has created a marvelous and most useful therapy!”

-Ken Wilber

“As a participant of Bence’s flow workshop, I can only say that his masterful and souveign guidance in the flow practice combined with a compassionate heart helped me to release tears for myself, and for all suffering human beings. His instructions to the partner were clear, his reminders gentle and to the point. A wonderful healing practice that I can recommend full-heartedly to anyone who wishes to explore their own inner workings with the help of a silent partner.”

-Susanne Cook Greuter

“Bence Ganti’s Integral Flow Therapy is an pioneering therapeutical approach that fully utilizes the integral map as well as many of the most efficient therapeutical practices and techniques that are available to us.”

-Dennis Wittrock, CEO Integrales Forum (Germany)

Bence Ganti: Integral Flow Therapy

Wednesday, October 15, 7:00 to 9:30pm Rudramandir, 830 Bancroft Way, Berkeley

Pre-Registration: $20 / $12 Senior/Student/Hardship

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