Welcome to ISTN!|
The International Sociometry Training Network founded in 2005 by Ann E.
Hale directs people to publications, research, training
activities and resources related to the field of interpersonal relations. The field of
sociometry began with J. L. Moreno, MD, in 1914 as a result of helping resolve medical and emotional crises resettling refugees in Austria who fled war torn northern Italy. The next seventy years of his life were devoted to establishing the field of sociometry within social psychology and psychiatry.
Moreno believed that freedom in its
broadest sense is possible if people have the information and skills
they need to negotiate their way in the world. In his remarkable text Who Shall Survive? Foundations of Sociometry, Group Psychotherapy and Sociodrama (1934,1953,1978) Moreno referred to techniques of freedom with specific focus on resolving conflictual issues anchored in our interpersonal and intergroup choice-making.
is a study of both the quantitative (the numbers of connections) and qualitative (the nature of connections) interpersonal
relations. We explore the choice-making activity of groups of all kinds, examining choices people make for other persons
with whom to interact, share time and space, energy and states of
consciousness. Sociometry is both a left brained activity and a right-brained activity, with pen and paper, electronic and action components.
- Sociometrists assist groups in becoming
aware of the impact their choices have on one another as well as other groups. They assist in the
sharpening of interpersonal perception, in learning to recognize and
intervene in patterns which contribute to group dynamics, role
accessibility, act hunger, isolation, burnout, change, impasse and
disentegration, as well as those patterns which are crucial to well being across the life span.
- Sociometrists work with groups to
identify strengths and resources, to examine and broaden the role repertoire, to develop styles for
managing conflict with skill and compassion, and to promote ways to be actively attuned to one another on the deepest level of which we are capable. This includes attention to emotional states, personal history, implicit and explicit memory, right brain to right brain patterns of relating, and embracing a wide array of belief systems.
- Sociometrists seek ways to enliven interactive processes which make more accessible the
spontaneity state, addressing norms and structures which inhibit and distance
people from one another. A high value is placed on integration, coherence, empathic processes, authenticity and creative solving of shared concerns.
- Sociometrists are currently examining ways to bring the theory and practice of interpersonal neurobiology to the understanding we have of ways we are neuronally wired to be empathic, form attachments, to heal ourselves, our groups and our communities.
|Three Cyclical Models by Ann E. Hale available now|
|Ann Hale's new monograph, Three Cyclical Models which Enhance Consciousness of Interpersonal Connection is now available for sale. The monograph (57 pages) includes the origins, design, and ways each cycle may be used in action. The three cycles are: The sociometric cycle, the harmonic-conflictual cycle and the interpersonal neurobiology cycle. The Appendices include signage for use in action explorations of each cycle; a section on the three cycles and Moreno's Canon of Creativity; a section on the holographic nature of the cycles, and an update on consciousness related to research on the brain.|
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|New Book: Beyond inclusion, beyond empowerment by Leticia Nieto, et.al|
|Beyond Inclusion, Beyond Empowerment by Leticia Nieto with Margeret F. Boyer, Liz Goodwin, Garth R. Johnson and Laurel Collier Smith was published by Cuetzpalin Publishing in 2010. It is available by writing to DeColores Bookstore, 507 Washington Street, Olympia, WA 98501 or calling (350) 357-9400 email@example.com|
"Beyond inclusion, beyond empowerment examines our individual selves as we navigate the structures of oppression; in another sense, it examines the broader dimensions of oppression and its pervasive hold on us in society."
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|Being Secure or not secure in our connections, October 13-14 Hale|
|When we feel secure we feel support and harmony. As we look for that “edge” to grow we venture into areas where we are less secure, even fearful. This workshop provides a structure to help participants examine their personal story and the quality of integration of past events. Short enactments will be offered to guide the unfolding of story. These enactments come from the field of psychodrama and role training. |
THIS WORKSHOP HAS BEEN CANCELLED - Ann Hale, Oct. 8-12 Check back for future workshops.
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|New Workbook for Personal Village by Marv Thomas|
|In 2004 Marv Thomas published Personal Village: How to Have People in Your Life by Choice, Not Chance
through Milestone Books, Seattle, WA. Now he has produced a
workbook which features "six steps to build your personal community" .
The workbook is an excellent resource for persons working with
resettlement, persons undergoing a move of household, and for persons
wanting to feel more a part of a community. To check them out go to
Marv Thomas' website http://www.personalvillage.com The publisher
address is: Lakeridge Press, P.O. Box 27645, Seattle, WA
98165-2645 Telephone inquiries: 206-364-9494. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.|
|New DVD on Playback Theater|
|Anonymous writes "A live performance of Playback Theater is the subject of a DVD produced
by the School of PLayback Theater. There are also subtitles in Japanese
and Spanish. The cost is $45USD and includes postage and handling. To
inquire go to email@example.com or call 845-255-8163.|