Transforming Trauma into Healing Energy: An Integrative, Mystical Approach

  • The Esalen Institute The Esalen Institute
  • 55000 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA, 93920
  • Oct 7 - 12, 2018 (6 days)
  • $420-7000, depending on accommodation selection

About us

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.

For continuing education syllabus, see https://www.esalen.org/transforming-trauma-1018.

CE credit for MFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs;

CE credit for nurses;

Source: www.esalen.org

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