Friday, Jul 13, 2012, 1:30 PM
Sunday, Jul 15, 2012, 1:30 PM (All times are local to the event.)
The great challenge in our busy world is to stay connected with ourselves—with our bodily felt experience, our living wisdom, our sensitivity, and our depth. This intensive retreat addresses this challenge through helping you to develop greater presence in body, speech, and mind and to connect with yourself, your awareness, and your felt experience in a fully embodied way.
Grounding in the heart and belly, we will practice consciously inhabiting the subtle body—our innate capacity to feel and know ourselves from within. We will work with tracking the ongoing flow of present experiencing, allowing it to open up and reveal new directions. And we will unpack mental and emotional patterns that normally act as logjams blocking this presence and flow.
This retreat is largely experiential, drawing on embodiment exercises, psychospiritual inquiry, mindful speaking and listening, periods of silent practice, and meditation to cultivate embodied presence and awareness. There will also be talks and discussion.
John Welwood, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and psychotherapist, an editor of The Journal of Transpersonal Psychology, and teacher whose innovative approach integrates psychological, meditative, and embodiment work. His books include Toward a Psychology of Awakening: Buddhism, Psychotherapy, and the Path of Personal and Spiritual Transformation; Journey of the Heart; Love and Awakening; and most recently, the award-winning Perfect Love, Imperfect Relationships. www.johnwelwood.com
$590/$535 Members single room
$540/$485 Members double room
$420/$365 Members commuter fee
14 CEUs are available for this retreat (MFT, LCSW, RN).