While trauma is a fact of life, it does not have to be a life sentence. In this workshop, participants will have the opportunity to explore the possibility that the traumas and obstacles in their lives also hold the potential for genuine emotional and spiritual growth and self-transformation. For this to happen it may mean having the courage to give up “victim identifications” that have long been our “protectors and friends,” and trust in the emergence of a deeper, more authentic sense of self.
In this experiential and didactic workshop, Peter A. Levine, a pioneer in stress and trauma for over 50 years and author of the best-selling book Waking the Tiger, Healing Trauma: the Innate Capacity to Heal from Overwhelming Experiences, will work with individuals in a supportive group setting. In addition to various body-centered awareness exercises, the group will use small group work and journaling to support participants in their healing journey.
This workshop is open both to professionals and nonprofessionals. There will be the opportunity, if participants wish, for short discussions of their work to enhance the learning process. Please bring a note pad and pen with you.