2018 Transforming Trauma into Healing Energy
presented by Sarah Weiss, MA, LMT, and Renee Jennings, MA,MSW, LCSW
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 veil us from becoming whole, and can have profound effects on the body and relationships. Therapy 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.
This integrative and immersive workshop is for therapists and others called to engage in approaches to heal fragmentation and move into a place of self-affirmation, love, and forgiveness. Activities and explorations include the transformative modalities of Gestalt/somatic practices, energy psychology, modified Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), hypnotherapy, and practices from qigong, Andean shamanism, and Sufism. Journaling, large and small group processing, practicum, and lectures will be integrated throughout the week.
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
October 7 -12, 2018 Registration is through Esalen Institute.
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 world-wide 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.
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. She is adjunct professor at Baldwin Wallace University and contributes regularly to the Sedona Journal.