People thrive when they create and sustain rewarding experiences from not only happy moments, but also from personally fulfilling moments in work, satisfying relationships, and from a sense that, “I make a difference in my world.” This workshop, designed for both healing professionals and laypeople, will offer the rationale, tools, and relevant practices that can lead to a transformation of how you and your clients live your emotional lives.
Workshop participants will learn how to identify and constructively utilize what they and their clients already have in order to create positive outcomes. Specifically, the group will focus on being in the present moment through grounding in the breath and the body, and “being a presence” in another’s life, especially in stressful situations. Drawing on new theories of motivation, the workshop will focus on managing relationship difficulties, persistent anxiety, substance abuse, and trauma along with participants’ specific concerns. The emphasis is on identifying and tapping the strengths that lie within each individual to move toward “health pleasure” as he or she defines it. Ultimately, this workshop is about how to create healthy and rewarding relationships: in love, in friendship, and in daily life.
Recommended reading: Hunt and Paine-Gernee, Emotional Healing and Secrets to Tell, Secrets to Keep; Lowen, Fear of Life.