Being a human is a complex task. In order to make the most of our lives and cultivate a peaceful and sustainable human culture, most of us need to practice being present and feeling our bodies. This workshop uses embodiment practices, embodied meditation practice, embodied speech, embodied listening, and embodied relationship as the means to achieve personal and cultural peace and creativity. Susan Aposhyan developed these practices in the context of Body-Mind Psychotherapy. The fundamental question of this workshop has to do with the role of the human physical heart in this process, and exploring the reasons that the heart rests quietly at the center of all spiritual and healing work. How can we bring more awareness to this process? What is the relationship between our brains and our hearts? And what if spiritual work, healing, and creativity all stem from the same basic energy? As a workshop leader, Susan Aposhyan brings simple, clear thinking, humor, and a great intention to penetrate to the essence of things. Her experience includes more than thirty-five years as a psychotherapist, teacher, bodyworker, mover, meditater, spiritual counselor, Body-Mind Centering practitioner and teacher, and aspiring adult. Her interest in neuroscience, physiology, and evolution bring some scientific clarity to this messy human process. All are welcome. This course is especially helpful for those in the health and healing professions in working with their clients and patients.
Recommended reading: Aposhyan, Body-Mind Psychotherapy and Natural Intelligence.
For continuing education syllabus, see https://www.esalen.org/heart-of-awareness-0318.
CE credit for nurses;
CE credit for MFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs;
CE credit for massage;