John Cogswell, PhD
John practices psychotherapy
and, in 1959, at System Development Corporation, he pioneered
the first study in computer-assisted counseling. In 1965,
caught between the "objective" psychologist and
the subjective self, he sought therapy with James Bugental
("An experience in Conflict Between the Self and Technology"
in Experiences in Being). This therapy produced a
transpersonal experience that markedly altered his view
of reality (reported in Bugentals Psychotherapy
and Process). It was this change that ultimately culminated
in the discovery of the Walking-In-Your Shoes process. www.walkinginyourshoes.com
Tuesday, April 25
A New Way of Knowing: Walking in Your Shoes
-John Cogswell and Alexandra Katehakis -
Ballroom 2:00pm to 3:30pm, 4:00pm to 5:30pm
takes place in a group setting of like minded, caring people.
The work begins when a member of the group asks to be walked.
Another member volunteers to walk as that person.
The walker literally walks in the circle. The facilitator
guides the walker to listen to the impulses of the
bodymind and thus the walker becomes the person,
reporting all their thoughts, feelings, sensations and intuitions.
By Walking In-Your -Shoes, the group experiences a wholeness
lost in our over-stimulated modern world.
Goal: To teach people
how to use Walking-In-Your-Shoes as a new way of knowing and
*Learn how to know others by walking them,
*Experience the benefits of having someone walk you, and
*Learn to guide people who are walking in others shoes.