Core Evolution®

Living the Pulsation of Life

Integrate Your Past • Be in the Present • Shape Your Future

International Institute for Core Evolution® and CoreSoma®
Directors: Siegmar Gerken PhD, ECP, HP and Cornelia Gerken CMP, ECP, HP

Ways to work with us

About our work

With over 40 years ex­per­i­ence in the fields of Hu­man­ist­ic, Transper­son­al and So­mat­ic Psy­cho­logy, as well as psy­cho­dy­nam­ic and be­ha­vi­or­al ap­proaches, we nat­ur­ally ad­dress all pro­fes­sion­al top­ics of early Child­hood Bond­ing, At­tach­ment, fur­ther Per­son­al Devel­op­ment, Couples Is­sues, Mind­ful­ness, Neur­os­cience, Trauma-Ther­apy - in­clud­ing Devel­op­ment­al- and Shock-Trauma, Fam­ily-, Gen­er­a­tion­al- and Col­lect­ive-Trauma, and clin­ic­al top­ics and in­di­vidu­al themes in the spec­trum from spir­itu­al­ity to sci­ence.

A dy­nam­ic, in­ter­act­ive ex­per­i­ence in a group al­ways has its own rich qual­ity and you may also com­bine your deep­er per­son­al in­quiry with a par­ti­cip­a­tion in a work­shop. However, you may not have the time or a group does not seem to be the right set­ting for your topic or present life pro­cess. There­fore, we offer these in­tens­ive private con­sulta­tions.

People from many parts of the world have chosen this format for more pri­vacy, bet­ter time co­ordin­a­tion or as a per­son­al re­treat. In gen­er­al, people come to Per­son­al In­tens­ives / Retreats for 2 - 6 days. We will work twice a day for as long as it takes for your body-mind pro­cess to find in­sights, new per­spect­ives, in­teg­ra­tion and heal­ing with a chosen topic.

How do In­di­vidu­al or Couple Ses­sions look like?

Core Evolu­tion is an in­teg­rat­ive, ex­per­i­en­tial, body-ori­ented and mind­ful­ness-centered ap­proach and with our long­stand­ing pro­fes­sion­al ex­pert­ise we have the com­pet­ence and free­dom to not be fixed in a tech­nique or in one ap­proach.

We cre­ate the ex­per­i­en­tial set­ting in re­la­tion to what your needs are. You let us know, what you would like to ex­plore, dis­cov­er, find an­swers for your ques­tions in life and what you would like to work with. We sit, talk, in­quire. We take your path of life and all your life ex­per­i­ences -from joy to trauma - into ac­count. We may also move, ex­er­cise, role play, con­stel­late, look at dreams, in­vite you to ex­press and voice feel­ings that may come up in all ranges from fear, anger to a deep sense of love - all this has room in the safe con­tain­er and pres­ence that we cre­ate in our work.

In a mind­ful ex­per­i­en­tial and ex­plor­at­ive way we will in­vite you to ex­pand phys­ic­al, emo­tion­al or con­cep­tu­al lim­it­a­tions to see great­er per­spect­ives in life and to honor your es­sen­tial qual­it­ies, res­ult­ing in a nat­ur­al un­fold­ing, self-em­power­ment and em­bod­ied pres­ence. The Practice in Being then so­lid­i­fies the in­sights and sup­ports you to bring these in­sights into your per­son­al and pro­fes­sion­al life.

Be­fore any In­tens­ive we have an ini­tial phone or Skype com­mu­nic­a­tion.

Siegmar or Cor­ne­lia Gerken can be booked through­out the year in Men­do­cino, Cali­for­nia; at places around the world where we teach and world­wide as Phone or Skype ses­sions. Please look up our Cal­en­dar of Events or in­quire.

Men­do­cino is an idyll­ic artist vil­lage on the Pa­cific Coast, 3 hours North of San Fran­cisco. It is a treat to hike under the red­woods, re­ju­ven­ate with the pulsa­tion of the ocean, roam the art gal­ler­ies or nour­ish your­self in the award win­ning res­taur­ants.

Please con­tact us to sched­ule an in­tens­ive or set up a ses­sion.