Not For the Feint of Heart: Be Bold in Your Personal Growth

  • The Esalen Institute The Esalen Institute
  • 55000 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA, 93920
  • Jul 15 - 20, 2018 (6 days)
  • $420-7000, depending on accommodation selection

About us

If you’re “feint of heart,” you avoid confronting the emotional injuries or habits that prevent you from enjoying life to the fullest. You feint this way and that, preserving the status quo instead of moving past obstacles. This workshop is not for the feint of heart — nor the faint of heart. It’s for people who have a passionate commitment to creating healthy relationships within healthy lives. It offers opportunities to benefit from intensive individual healing work, which may involve emotional injuries rooted in the past, recurring themes or patterns of dysfunction, or personal longings in the here and now. Whatever the content of your work, this workshop can help you:

• Discover the issues that are immediately obstructing the quality of your life

• Learn contact skills to authentically and effectively express yourself and assure healthy interaction with others

• Risk working deeply in an atmosphere of trust and mutual support

• Expand your capacity for generosity and compassion for yourself and others

The didactic and experiential sessions are particularly helpful for human-relations professionals and those committed to a path of personal betterment. Mariah Fenton Gladis, known for her effective and innovative use of music to enrich the workshop experience, will blend individual and group Gestalt work in an environment of trust, compassion, and emotional generosity. A survivor of Lou Gehrig’s disease, Mariah speaks with what she calls her “ALS accent,” which will be translated.

Recommended Reading: Gladis, Tales of a Wounded Healer.



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