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Workshops with CE Credits for MFT/LCSW

Essentials of Hakomi Mindfulness-Based Experiential Therapy: Journey to the Depths of the Psyche

Sep 08 - 10, 2017 Begins in 2 weeks
with Robert Fisher

This workshop, designed for therapists and other healing professionals, provides an overview of the Hakomi Method. It is designed to provide advanced skills of assessment and intervention that use present-moment experience in elegant and gentle ways to approach and transform core material. Hakomi mindfulness-based experiential psychotherapy offers somatic ways of illuminating how we organize and embody core beliefs at the most fundamental levels of our experience.

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More Than a Communication Workshop

Sep 17 - 22, 2017 Begins in 3 weeks
with Jean Morrison & Martine Amita Algier

Whether you are looking for change in your close relationships, your work environment, or your wider world, the principles and practices of Nonviolent Communication (NVC) offer a lifetime of support for living your highest values, and navigating your daily experiences.
NVC has been described in the following ways:
• A powerful tool for leadership development and conflict resolution
• A personal practice for clarifying and living one’s values
• A guide for interpersonal communication
• A language of compassion towards self and others

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Abandonment to Healing: Overcoming your Self-Defeating Patterns

Sep 24 - 29, 2017 Begins in 1 month
with Susan Anderson

Abandonment is a primal human fear and the underlying cause of emotional distress and dysfunction. Susan Anderson, psychotherapist and author of Taming Your Outer Child and Journey from Abandonment to Healing, will share powerful tools of emotional and spiritual healing to help you reverse abandonment’s universal wound. You will be taught exercises for each of the five stages of abandonment: shattering, withdrawal, internalizing, rage, and lifting; how to conquer “abandoholism” and other outer child behaviors; how to make new connections; and steps for healing abandonment.

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The Art of Empathy: Balancing Connection, Self-Care and Healthy Intimacy

Oct 01 - 06, 2017 Begins in 1 month
with Karla McLaren & Amanda Ball

Empathy is possibly your most essential skill. It helps you understand yourself and others, and it is the core skill in your ability to communicate and relate to the world around you. However, many of us trip over empathy because we were never taught how it works. In this workshop, you’ll be taught new ways to work with your empathy and your emotions in order to create more successful connections. You’ll explore:
• The Six Essential Aspects of Empathy model, which makes empathy clearly understandable

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Couples' Communication Retreat

Oct 06 - 08, 2017 Begins in 1 month
with Warren Farrell

Our inability to handle personal criticism from loved ones is a common Achilles’ heel. The more deeply we love, the more fragile we feel. Soon, couples feel they are walking on eggshells, unable to express themselves honestly, and their love fades. Raising children and money magnify the problems even as they become the reason couples stay together. The result? Couples often remain legally married but psychologically divorced—in a minimum-security-prison marriage. The biggest culprit? Defensiveness. Active listening, a good solution, is rarely used.

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Brain, Mind and Consciousness: A Deep Knowing

Oct 06 - 08, 2017 Begins in 1 month
with David Presti & Kristi Panik

The human brain is the most complex object in the known universe, and the study of its structure and function is one of the most rapidly developing fields in contemporary science. Yet many great mysteries remain, including understanding the brain processes involved in memory, perception, mental illness, and arguably the greatest unanswered question in all of science: How are consciousness and mind related to the physical processes within the brain?

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Real Sex: Awaken your Erotic Intelligence

Oct 08 - 13, 2017 Begins in 1 month
with Mike Lousada & Louise Mazanti

“We have a deep yearning for love and aliveness in our body, yet our culture has hijacked sexuality with commercialism, pornography, and performance pressure,” say Mike Lousada and Louise Mazanti. “So, how do we recapture the purity of our sexual self? How can we transform sex from something we do to a state of being? How can we have Real Sex?

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Legacy Group - Embodied Relational Gestalt

Oct 22 - Nov 19, 2017 Begins in 2 months
with Michael Clemmens

“We develop relationships with ourselves and others through the physicality of our vision, smell, touch, and movement,” says Michael Clemmens. “These relationships, or dances, shape what we believe is possible and how we behave in the present. In this program, our focus will be on the ways in which we create relationships through our bodies. By attending to our present dance with others, we can become more aware of our existing context and optional ways of interacting.

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The Path: Mastering the Nine Pillars of Resilience and Success

Oct 27 - 29, 2017 Begins in 2 months
with Stephen Sideroff

Our stress and its symptoms are maintained unconsciously as a distraction from emotional issues and harmful thinking. By addressing these issues, the body can let go, thereby improving physical health and enhancing performance and the ability to feel joy.

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Cultivating Meaning and Happiness through Mindfulness and Yoga

Nov 05 - 10, 2017 Begins in 2 months
with Ira Israel

Many of us would benefit from learning how to dis-identify with the mental chatter in our heads and cultivate equanimity. These qualities help us make healthy, long-term decisions and engender loving, positive, secure, and supportive attachments to other people.

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Relational Gestalt Practice: The Transformative Power of Emotion

Nov 26 - Dec 01, 2017 Begins in 3 months
with Dorothy Charles

Each of us finds our true selves through our emotions. In order to become whole, we must discover how our experience is organized in limiting, unconscious patterns and through that process, learn how to organize our experience in new ways.

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Awakening the Creative: The Painting Experience

Dec 03 - 08, 2017 Begins in 3 months
with Stewart Cubley

Explore the world of spontaneous creation, an unpredictable territory beyond the expected where no rules apply. In a respectful and nurturing studio environment, you’ll receive individual attention and gentle guidance to help you open to inspiration, creativity, growth, and change. Using the powerful tool of “process arts,” you’ll be supportively invited to:
• Discover a creative voice that’s entirely your own
• Trust your intuitive perception, not the mind’s critical chatter
• Follow your energy rather than what looks good or makes sense

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Mindful Self-Compassion Intensive Training

Dec 10 - 15, 2017 Begins in 3 months
with Kristin Neff & Christopher Germer

Self-compassion is the heart of mindfulness. It is warm-hearted, connected presence during difficult moments in our lives. Self-compassion provides emotional strength and resilience that allows us to admit our shortcomings, motivate ourselves with encouragement, forgive ourselves when needed, care for others, and be more fully ourselves. Rapidly expanding research shows that self-compassion is strongly associated with emotional well-being, lower levels of anxiety and depression, healthy habits such as diet and exercise, and more satisfying personal relationships.

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Soul Motion™: Tenderness at the Heart of the Dance

Dec 22 - 29, 2017 Begins in 4 months
with Zuza Engler & Scott Engler

“Soul is flow, an ever-changing cloudscape of textures, hues, sensations, scents, and feelings,” writes Zuza. “Soul is how the deathless Presence meets and moves a finite human body. In this workshop, we will reclaim the body-in-motion as a doorway to the soul’s flow, to the life that is unfolding just under the surface of everyday forgetting.

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Work Study - Gestalt Group Process

Apr 08 - May 06, 2018 Begins in 7 months
with Michael Clemmens

This month-long program is focused on Gestalt as a group process. Gestalt offers the opportunity to experience and explore our own process in relation to others and the context of the present moment. We will create a group that can contain the varieties of each person’s unique way of being and allow us to experience the power of the greater whole, the group. Because of the importance of creating an ongoing collective, it is crucial that all participants regularly attend each session.
No prior with Gestalt or group process is necessary.

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Mind, Mood and Food: Optimal Nutrition for Body and Brain

Apr 15 - 20, 2018 Begins in 7 months
with James Gordon, Kathie Swift, Mark Hyman, Cindy Geyer, Catherine McConkie & Rebecca Katz

Mind, Mood and Food brings together medical and culinary nutrition with cutting-edge research for clinicians and health-conscious individuals to learn how to improve mental and emotional well-being with food. This five-day training includes experiential learning with food, nature, mind-body medicine, live food demonstrations, and whole-food meals that inspire long-lasting nutritional transformation. Participants will be taught a new science-based approach using nutrition to address personal health challenges, for yourself, your clients, and your families.

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