Feb 14

Living your Life Purpose Today

How are you doing with living your life's purpose today? According to "The Path of a Reluctant Metaphysician," our lives are about making interesting and healing stories from the people and the issues we meet...and finding our life stance towards the problems with which we deal on the Path.

"Each soul’s purpose is to take the joyful and painful stories of our lives, and from those experiences to weave a “coat of many colors” that will be passed on to our children or future generations. Each of us weaves together our unique quilt from the threads of various spiritual traditions we have explored (blue threads), the light hearted moments we have experienced (golden threads), the wounds we have suffered (red threads), the places in nature that have become our sanctuaries (green threads), the people we have met (uniquely colored threads), and from our dreams and visions (purple threads). "

Ph.D., Michael Mayer,. The Path of a Reluctant Metaphysician (Kindle Locations 841-845). Booksurge.

Wouldn't it be a better world if those corporate executives who are maximizing profits while advocating for deregulating environmental laws were focusing on the life stories that they are leaving in their wake? Have you been listening to the Rachel Maddow show where she is showing how the recent chemical spills in West Virginia and North Carolina were caused by subterfuge of environmental laws and environmentalist's actions? What kind of political action, signing petitions, sharing relevant information etc., can each of us do to our part in living our life stories?

Oct 13

Bodymind Healing Practices for Psychotherapy and Life Challenges

Title: Bodymind Healing Practices for Psychotherapy and Life Challenges
Location: Seattle, Washington
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Description: Three Independent Components: Friday night lecture 7-9 pm: Transforming Troubled Times: Through Bodymind Healing Practices; Saturday 9:30-5: Bodymind Healing Methods in Psychotherapy; Sunday 9:30 to 4:30: Bodymind Healing Qigong. (Take all 3 workshops together or separately.)

Friday, October 25th, 7-9pm $15.00 2 CEs
Transforming Troubled Times: Through Bodymind Healing Practices

The world as we know it is shifting. These uncertain times can challenge our relationship to both ourselves and others, but they can also serve as an opportunity to activate the hero within us as we draw from the cross-cultural resources of ancient sacred wisdom traditions. Tonight you'll learn to cope with everyday stressors using specific tools from Eastern meditation and Qigong traditions and Western energy psychology and psychotherapeutic methods.

In this presentation you'll learn specific East/West practices from the toolkit of "The Reluctant Metaphysician:"

• Standing Meditation Qigong: To find your life stance during times of adversity.
• The River of Life Guided Meditation method: For transmuting issues that encumber your resiliency and coping skills.
• Learn the difference between "spiritual" and "metaphysical" practices and how the metaphysical incorporates the spiritual into a wider psycho-spiritual whole.

Saturday, October 26th, 9:30am-5pm $125.00 before Sept 26 then $155.00, 6 CEUs
Bodymind Healing in Psychotherapy

Bodymind Healing Psychotherapy draws from traditional forms of psychotherapy, energy psychology, bodymind and symbolic process approaches to healing, clinical hypnosis, and ancient wisdom traditions such as Qigong. In this workshop therapists will expand their repertoires by learning how to utilize self-healing methods to assist patients in improving their physical and mental health. You'll discover ways to work with insomnia, anxiety, hypertension, chronic pain and trauma as part of your lifetime preventative medicine program.

Bodymind Healing Psychotherapy presents an integral paradigm for bodymind healing, which is accessible for clinicians to integrate into brief or depth psychotherapy. Theory, case illustrations, practices and demonstrations will be combined to show how this bodymind healing approach can help your patients.

Participants will be able to:

• Discover the cross cultural pre-modern traditions that form part of the historical root system from which bodymind healing traditions in psychotherapy may draw.
• Learn treatment methods that can help form part of an integrative approach to applying bodymind healing methods into psychotherapy
• Experience Qigong movements that can add to an integrative treatment approach to anxiety and panic attacks,
• Practice Qigong movements that can aid in an integrative treatment approach of hypertension and panic attacks.
• Learn ways that Qigong that can be integrated into psychotherapy without mentioning a word about Qigong.
• Become aware of 3 ethical issues related to incorporating Qigong into Psychotherapy.

Sunday, October 27th, 9:30am-4:30pm $75.00 before 10/26 then $95.00 , 5.5 CEUs
Qigong and Bodymind Healing

Become initiated into the ten-system integrative method, Bodymind Healing Qigong that Dr. Mayer synthesized over 30 years of training with some of the most respected Tai Chi/Qigong masters. You'll find a blend of anthropological research case examples from Dr. Mayer's work in an integrative medical clinic, and stories from ancient wisdom-traditions. Two-person self-development practices, Western bodymind healing methods and psycho-mythological work round out his fusion of ancient and modern approaches to bodymind healing. You'll learn how Tai Chi and Qigong are initiatory traditions drawn from a long-lost lineage that includes self-healing, spiritual unfoldment, self-defense and changing your psychological life-stance.

This workshop is oriented towards various health practitioners and anyone wanting to learn self-healing methods.
Start Date: 2013-10-25
Start Time: 7:00 pm
End Date: 2013-10-27
End Time: 04:30 pm