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Listening and Basic Attendance Training

To be part of a Windhorse team it is neither necessary nor sufficient to have a specific “psy” preparation. This is because Windhorse is above all an approach, a way of relating to oneself and to others. We could define it as a healing environment.
As “environment” we means both the internal one for single persons, and the external one, made by more individuals, and the physical one, for example a house. An environment that heals should be cultivated, loved, and can develop only with care, in the sense of loving attention, of those who live and frequent it.

An environment must be lived. This is why the character of the training we are proposing is fundamentally experiential. It cannot be told, it cannot be read or studied, although this can help prepare the mind for something that must fundamentally “happen” in order to be understood.

Alongside paths of approach or practice of various forms of meditation, necessary to understand the spirit of the Basic Attendance, we have currently developed a basic course of six experiential days. The work of constructing the path is still in progress and is being refined year after year.

At the moment, the themes of the days are:


The program of these days, which generally take place at weekends and last approximately seven or eight hours, includes a theoretical part about the various components of this particular “attendance” mode, immediately followed by putting it into practice than theorized.

Reciprocal listening, trying to put oneself  on the other’s point of view, which is both who provides the assistance, but also who receives it. Trying to experience  the two roles can happen to discover with surprise that it is more difficult to allow another to “attend” us, rather than the opposite. Perhaps because in order to give it is necessary to be able to take, in order to be able to ask it needs to be able to listen to our needs, and communicate them to the other. Only then the exchange, the true, equal one,  becomes possible.

Thus was born the Basic Attendance: by listening to the “presents in the present”. Here and now.

From January to June 2020 the basic training is going to start again, one Saturday a month, from 10.00 to 18.00 in Loranzè, (TO) in Via Ceresa 29.

The relative discomfort of the place is amply compensated by the possibility of working in close contact with nature. To reach the place machines can be organized from Turin, or a convenient self-managed shuttle service will take the participants who arrive by train at the Ivrea station. Lunches will be shared.

Here are the dates: January 12th, February 9th, March 9th, April 13th, May 11th, June 8th and June 9th, summary of the route, at the end of which the certificates will be delivered.

Useful to bring: comfortable clothes, boots (you can go for a walk in the woods), blanket and possibly a pillow to sit comfortably on the floor, socks or slippers. Lunch will be shared.

Each meeting needs a contribute of 50 euros. In case of payment at the first meeting of the entire journey, it will be 250 euros. The final day has a cost of 10 euros, for management expenses. It is also necessary to register for the Accordo, which for 2020 (25 euros and includes insurance).

During the meetings, none of the proposals is mandatory. In case of particular physical difficulties or  other problems, it is our particular care to look for possible individualized adaptations taking into account both the individual participants and the group, so that there is for everyone the possibility of finding their own “comfort”, even in a possible “inconvenience”.

We particularly want to ensure that the training is as accessible as possible to those seriously interested in the proposal. For this reason we invite you to contact us directly for any type of problem, logistical or economic, to find together possible solutions .

For those who have already participated the training and were interested in repeating it or completing it, payment will be requested only for the days in which they have not yet participated; for the “repetitions” a contribution of ten euros is required for the management costs of the space and for possible materials.
Upon completion of the course, a certificate of participation will be issued

Registration can be done by writing an e-mail to the above address and, upon confirmation, making a payment of 50 euros for registration to a meeting, or 250 for registration for all six days, on the account held to:
Accordo – Associazione Scientifico – Culturale di Coterapia IBAN: IT36U0306909606100000162735  -reason :“WH basic train. contribution (date)” or “WH  basic train. 2020 contribution”.

Alongside this “Basic Path”, the days of “PerShaTra” (Permanent Shared Training, in italian “Formapercondi“) on specific topics. The character of these days is based on the exchange and cultivation of the Windhorse environment. In fact, proposals for exchange and training on the part of the participants are very much appreciated. At the moment, the hypothesized dates of FormaPerCondi, alongside the basic training, are: 13/1, 10/3 and 11/5 2020.

Further details on Windhorse can be found in the documentation section