Come to Esalen!
Quieting the Mind, Listening to the Heart
December 14-16, 2012
This workshop teaches the art of balance, inner harmony, and peace–the basis for spiritual awakening and creating a meaningful life. It’s also an opportunity to slow down and reflect in the midst of the holiday season.
Note: This year, Lori’s not able to join me–instead, James Guay, MFT will be co-leading the group with Rik.
Many of us yearn for a calmer, more centered life, yet with all the pressures we encounter every day, it can seem beyond our grasp. How can we successfully handle daily stress, tame our negative voices, and release ourselves from obsessive thinking? This workshop will teach the art of balance, inner harmony, and a path toward peace. This really is the basis for spiritual awakening, and for creating a meaningful life.
We may genuinely believe that true happiness comes from our own inner resources, but how do we access this inherent wisdom? Using tools from positive psychology, along with eastern perspectives on awakening to the present moment, we will explore the link between western psychological understanding and spiritual realization.
Combining mindfulness, body awareness, and insights from the new science of happiness, we will provide some easy and accessible practices to expand your ability to live more vibrantly, confidently, and at peace even when faced with challenging circumstances.
Join James and Rik at:
the amazing retreat center on the coast of Big Sur! With a natural hot spring perched on the cliff overlooking waves crashing against the rocks below, delicious organic cuisine, and ample free time to schedule personal massage appointments, you’ll have a relaxing, fun, and stimulating weekend!
Participants will come away with an understanding of how to shape their own emotions and behavior, and create clarity in their lives. They will also be able to apply this in a clinical setting, if desired.
Recommended reading: Isensee, Shift Your Mood: Unleash Your Life! Your Pathway to Inner Happiness