Emotional Healing is not about getting rid of pain or “fixing” ourselves. It involves developing the capacity to feel, hold, and sometimes express core emotions. Utilizing movement, catharsis, meditation, and new theories, we can discover how to “live an awakened life” within our families and communities. Often the people we are most involved with are threatened by the vitality we seek. Each participant will discover effective and loving responses to stressful situations.
If you are dealing with low self-esteem, persistent anxiety, difficulty in maintaining satisfaction in personal or professional relationships, depression, substance abuse, or the long-term effects of trauma or family dysfunction, this workshop gives you space to heal. Healing occurs when the wound is identified, given careful attention, and allowed to transform from a trauma into a learning experience through the resilience of the body.
The group will explore practices and skill building on the following topics.
• Grounding: Physical exercises that awaken us to the present reality
• Vitality: Tools to increase the feeling of aliveness and the capacity for deep emotion
• From People Pleasing to Connectedness: We can find healthy intimacy with our autonomy and healthy personal boundaries, instead of looking to others for validation
• Stuckness: Develop body memories of healthy movement toward mutual satisfaction with others instead of intractable conflicts
Recommended reading: Hunt and Paine-Gernee, Emotional Healing and Secrets to Tell, Secrets to Keep; Lowen, Fear of Life.
Psychologists in Massachusetts, please see leader.