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2019 Emancipating the Soul from Trauma’s Grasp

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An Embodied Mystical Approach at Esalen Institute, Big Sur, California

presented by Sarah Weiss, MA, LMT, and Renee Jennings, MA, MSW, LCSW

September 29 – October 4, 2019

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, Hefferline and Goodman, Gestalt Therapy: Excitement and Growth in the Human Personality.

CE credit for MFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and LEPs;    CE credit for nurses

September 29 -October 4, 2019   Register Here with Esalen Institute.

About Esalen Institute, Big Sur, California

Esalen is more than a retreat center or an educational institute. Anchored by the inspiring beauty of Big Sur and an unparalleled intellectual history, Esalen is a worldwide network of seekers who look beyond dogma to explore deeper spiritual possibilities; forge new understandings of self and society; and pioneer new paths for change. Registration is taken through Esalen. Please consult their website for registration details.

Renee Jennings, MA MSW LCSW, is a Gestalt therapist/trainer, energy/intuitive healer, spiritual guide, and teacher/consultant with 25 years of experience in healing arts. She is especially interested in the embodied evolution of consciousness, and mentoring therapists to integrate mystical arts into practice. Renee is Gestalt Cleveland faculty.

Sarah Weiss, MA LMT, is a medical intuitive, spiritual teacher, and founder of SpiritHeal Institute. Sarah has been a pioneer in the healing/energy arts for over 40 years. One of her current areas of interest is helping empaths understand and value their special telepathic gifts and learn to live in the world as integrated, whole, human beings centered in Oneness. She is an adjunct professor at Baldwin Wallace University and contributes regularly to the Sedona Journal.

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