GFP is predicated on the fact that humans have an innate fear of falling and so, in order to function in gravity, virtually everyone will inescapably end up being conditioned and programmed by environmental influences, on the nervous system level, to resist gravity during the growing up process, albeit unconsciously. The cornerstone of GFP consists in recognizing that such a fear often remains outside the field of awareness. The defence mechanisms help to obscure the experiencing of the emotions related to the fear of falling. GFP has an educational essence in as much as the participants learn to identify, at a first moment, their own patterns of resistance toward gravity, which is the first step in developing a reading ability of all sorts of resistance patterns towards gravity. The fear of falling tends to be translated as physical blockages and biomechanics compensatory behaviours that compromise an optimal functionality and a full expression of the being on many levels.
GFP Practitioner Program has been structured in 2 tiers with 5 modules in the first tier and 2 modules in the second tier
TIER ONE "BASIC" 5 MODULES:
— Architecture of Falling — Spherical Dimensions — Exhale Retreat — Zero Ground — Play-Fight (24hs min attendance)
For dealing with a universal principle, GPF is adaptable and it can be addressed to a vast scope of professional fields. The areas that may harvest the largest benefits and advantages are the ones working directly to any kind of physical modality such as sports, dance, yoga, pilates, martial arts, body-work, somatic approaches, physical therapies. GFP is also potentially beneficial for individuals who have been physically impaired and had their functionality towards gravity compromised for whatever reasons.
ZERO GROUND It was supposed to take place in Brussels from 8-10 September 2023 however it was unfortunately cancelled. We try to offer it again somewhere in the Spring 2024 formless-arts.com/zeroground
• 18 - 19 November, Berlin Info not online yet, coming soon
1. Am I entitled to become a GFP practitioner accomplishing only the basic level, the first tier?
No. In order to be certified GFP practitioner one needs to complete the entire program which comprises 7 modules spread in 2 tiers.
2. What does it mean to be a GFP practitioner and what is the difference between FA practitioner and GFP practitioner?
GFP label is helping to elucidate what was lacking previously when the program had no defined direction. There is no fundamental difference in the content and direction of the process. The difference is that GFP represents the quintessence of the Formless Arts philosophy and studies. GFP in other words is the ultimate embodiment of the principles of non-resistance, which has proven, over the years, to have tremendous benefits on all levels of the human being. The other positive quality brought by the label is to realize that we are not offering neither a method, nor a technique, nor a practice. GFP is the study and embodiment of a very unique principle that can be virtually applied to every other field. In my humble opinion, such a principle transmitted to me directly from Alexander Solovev, is a rare jewel that can ignite profound transformations within the self, be it towards specific profissional applications or simply confronting the way the human nervous system has been patterned and conditioned to function in gravity.
3. Once I become a practitioner can I teach GFP to others?
This is a very important question. The answer is no. On the practitioner level we will work extensively to ensure that each of the students may acquire a coherent and satisfactory understanding as well as doubtless embodiment of the principle so that the student will conclude the course feeling secure and confident enough to apply and integrate the embodied knowledge in their fields of expertise. In the future, depending on how the program evolves, in case there will be good interest from some, willing to become a GFP facilitator we may consider offering a specific branch to cover this collective need. At this stage it is way too early to define anything in advance. The course of the studies will show who will be ready and motivated enough to dive deeply into such a path.
4. How long does it take to become a practitioner?
Min of 2 years. The first tier may take approximately one year to be accomplished due the calendar of the modules. The second tier, although it is encompassed by 2 modules, will require students to engage in case studies during the time in between the modules, which in principle is designed to happen one per semester.
5. What are the benefits in becoming GFP practitioner?
The great advantage of GFP is that the program has not been created out of theory of concepts solely. GPP empirical properties allow it to be verified and tested on the bodies through physical interactions rather objectively and tangibly. GFP applications into other fields are boundless, whether by integrating the embodied knowledge to different physical modalities or practices or just applying it to the most casual daily activities. GPF is not framed as a therapy yet it is undeniable the potential therapeutic benefits it may deliver on a vast array of life domains.