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Emancipating the Soul from Trauma's Grasp: An Embodied Mystical Approach Week of September 29-October 4, 2019

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Deep within the heart lies the living energy of transformation. This energy radiates our true essence: a whole and multidimensional self. Individually and collectively, trauma and shame can thwart our best efforts toward wholeness and can have profound effects on the body and relationships. Modalities derived from epigenetics, neurobiology, and attachment and field theory can offer relief; however, emancipating the soul from trauma's grasp also requires spiritual medicine.

Most of us think of trauma as a one-time devastating experience. However, trauma is also the result of repeated controlling, invasive and manipulative behavior by parents, partners, friends, employers or others. It often goes unrecognized because it is not acute, but the impact is devastating.

Transformative modalities including Gestalt/somatic practices, Energy Psychology, EMDR and subtle energy practices from qigong, shamanism, and Sufism will aide in the transformation of trauma energy into healing energy. Journaling, group processing, practicum and lectures will be integrated throughout the week. This integrative and immersive workshop is for all who are willing to live a courageous and whole life based upon love, understanding and intuitive clarity.

Recommended reading: Goleman, et al, Measuring the Immeasurable: The Scientific Case for Spirituality; Vaughan-Lee, The Return of the Feminine World Soul; Perls, Laura, Living at the Boundary; Laskow, Healing with Love.

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