Transforming the Bodymind through Metaphysical Practices

Conscious Living Workshop

Transforming the Bodymind through Metaphysical Practices

Friday, May 3, 2013, 5:00 PM –
Sunday, May 5, 2013, 1:30 PM (All times are local to the event.)

Michael Mayer, PhD
EarthRise at IONS
101 San Antonio Rd
Petaluma CA 94952
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The current era of the great unravelling of culture is a time to draw on the resources of ancient wisdom traditions to help ourselves and others to navigate through these times. The metaphysical approach draws from the "world behind the world" (of energy, symbols, and beliefs) to help us find a transformed life-stance. In this re-visioning of the term "metaphysical," coming from Dr. Mayer's new book, metaphysics includes: both spiritual and soulful practices, psycho-mythology, somatic approaches to healing (such as Tai Chi Qigong), and a multidimensional approach to the political/ecological sphere. You will learn specific tools from these traditions:

  • Standing Meditation Qigong: To change your Life Stance 
  • The Mythic Journey Process: To transform your inner characters
  • Qigong Self-Healing Methods: For stress reduction
  • Teaching Stories: Making sure you put stories in your “resilience” kit
  • Energy Psychology Methods: For bodymind healing
  • Tai Chi Joining Hands Practice: An integral interpersonal, metaphysical practice

What people are saying about this book:

"Dr. Michael Mayer has helped numerous people through his knowledge of psychotherapeutic principles, internal martial arts practices, and life style enhancement. Readers of this book will find Dr. Mayer's personal story an engrossing one, and may be motivated to recast their own beliefs and behaviors, even reluctantly, into a metaphysical mode." —Stanley Krippner, PhD; Alan Watts Professor of Psychology, Saybrook University; Co-author, Personal Mythology

"Behind the veil of our everyday experiences there is another reality that beckons our attention. Michael Mayer’s revelations in this domain are a guide for anyone who desires a richer and more fulfilling experience of life.  If you think life must contain more juice than you have known so far, this book is for you." —Larry Dossey, MD; Author, Healing Words

Michael Mayer, PhD, Bay Area psychologist and Qigong teacher, presents his integral approach to bodymind healing at conferences, workshops, hospitals, and universities. He co-founded the Transpersonal Psychology Program at JFKU, co-founded a multi-disciplinary medical clinic, and has authored twenty publications including, The Path of a Metaphysician: Stories and Practices for Troubled Times and Energy Psychology: Self-healing Methods for Bodymind Health.


Further Information
Please email or call 707-779-8202.

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