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Join Shiva Rea at Esalen for a Spring Regeneration Retreat April 14-19.

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How We Change and Why We Don't: The Art and Science of Transformation Week of November 10-15, 2019

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Have you ever worked hard to make a change, only to find yourself slipping back into old habits and patterns? Are you in the midst of riding massive waves of change and need a few surfing lessons? This workshop is for people who are in the process of change, or who work as change agents with individuals, groups or the collective. Through dialogue, experiential practice and creative process, the group will learn about the emerging science of transformation and explore indigenous, religious, spiritual and secular models of transformation. Examine how peak experiences, a-ha! and extraordinary moments and awe can stimulate change; investigate the transformative potential of pain, struggle, hitting bottom and post-traumatic growth; delve into stories, symbols and metaphors of transformation; and map your own lifelong journey of change. The group will also examine how people can get stuck or lost, and how to shake free from periods of inertia or patterns that prevent them from moving forward.

Recommended reading: Schlitz, Vieten and Amorok, Living Deeply: The Art and Science of Transformation in Everyday Life.

CE credit for psychologists; see leader.

CE credit for MFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs; see leader.

CE credit for nurses; see leader.

CE credits for psychologists are provided by the Spiritual Competency Resource Center (SCRC) which is co-sponsoring this program. The Spiritual Competency Resource Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Spiritual Competency Resource Center maintains responsibility for this program and its content. SCRC is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN Provider CEP16887) for licensed nurses in California. The California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE credits for LCSW, LPCC, LEP, and LMFT license renewal for programs offered by approved sponsors of CE by the American Psychological Association. For questions about receiving your Certificate of Attendance, contact Cassandra Vieten, PhD at cassandra.vieten@gmail.com. For questions about CE, visit https://www.spiritualcompetency.com or contact David Lukoff, PhD at CE@spiritualcompetency.com.

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