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gentle extensions and dynamic mobilization, along with soft tissue release work. Elements of Thai massage will also be brought onto the table, along with range of motion and passive release techniques, creating an atmosphere of innova- tion and exploration.


Come prepared to practice and learn new meth- ods of massage while enjoying the natural beau- ty and healing waters of the Esalen Institute.


Previous massage training and a good sense of humor are encouraged.


CE credit for nurses; see page 113. CE credit for bodyworkers; see page 113.


Deborah Anne Medow, longtime Esalen workshop leader, yoga instructor, and bodywork practitioner, teaches yoga, massage, creative movement, awareness practices, and related healing disciplines throughout the US, Europe, and Japan. She is also a certified nutrition educator, Zumba® dance instructor, and manager of the Esalen Healing Arts Department.


Jessica Fagan, a member of the Esalen massage staff, is a dancer and performer who is deeply immersed in the practice and teaching of Eastern and Western somatic therapies as well as Vinyasa yoga.


Week of July 8–13


Mindfulness with Youth Teacher Training Daniel Rechtschaffen


Through this transformative training, partici- pants have the opportunity to deepen their own mindfulness practices, learn from various mind- fulness-based curricula, and bring these prac- tices back into their lives and work. Research shows that mindfulness practices decrease stress, anxiety, and depression in children, while improving emotional regulation, attention capacity, and social relations—all proven contrib- utors to academic achievement. When learned at a young age, these skills have the capacity to transform lives, families, and societies. This training gives educators, counselors, parents, and childcare providers the practical tools they need to bring the many benefits of mindfulness to children aged K–12.


The training begins with personal retreat time including guided mindfulness sittings, move- ment, time spent in nature, and heartfulness. Through settling the mind, relaxing into the body, and developing insight, participants get a taste of the inner teachings of mindfulness. By embodying these teachings, participants train in modeling empathy, presence, and attention.


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Various curriculum models, lessons, and current research will be presented and practiced, and participants will spend time looking at how these teachings apply to children of different populations and ages. Other focuses will be on working with resistance, trauma, and special needs, and learning how schools and organiza- tions are already successfully integrating these practices.


Recommended reading: Greenland, The Mindful Child; Trungpa, Training the Mind; Kabat-Zinn, Wherever You Go There You Are.


CE credit for nurses; see page 113. CE credit for MFTs and LCSWs; see page 113.


Daniel Rechtschaffen, MA, is founding director of the Mindful Education Institute. He has a private psychotherapy practice and has taught mindfulness practices to youth in such varied settings as high- school basketball and baseball teams, hospitals, and summer camps. www.mindfuleducationinsti- tute.com and www.mindfulchildren.com.


Not for The Feint of Heart: Be Bold in Your Personal Growth


Mariah Fenton Gladis


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 com- mitment to creating healthy relationships with- in healthy lives. It offers opportunities to bene- fit from intensive individual healing work, which may involve emotional injuries rooted in the past, recurring themes or patterns of dys- function, or personal longings in the here and now. Whatever the content of your work, this workshop helps 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 partic- ularly helpful for human-relations professionals and those committed to a path of personal bet- terment. 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 thirty-year 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.


CE credit for MFTs and LCSWs; see page 113. CE credit for nurses; see page 113.


Mariah Fenton Gladis, founder/director of the Pennsylvania Gestalt Center for Psychotherapy and Training for more than three decades, leads workshops and trainings around the US and in Europe. She is recognized for the sensitive and creative way she practices the art of Gestalt.


Creating the Work You Love: Thriving in the New Economy


Rick Jarow with Dawn Avery


Has “work-life balance” become a meaningless cliché? Might it ever be possible to “balance” your life and your work in a truly integral way? This can be done, but it requires the vision and clarity to navigate the new economy in a power- fully engaged manner. Build a career that res- onates with your deepest levels of spirit, integri- ty, passion, and purpose without sacrificing your personal life.


In this richly experiential workshop, you can gain clarity and inspiration, learn to discern your true priorities, manifest your creative visions in the world, and design a fluid vocation- al network that allows you to build a career aligned with your entire life.


Utilizing a meditative format of internal exer- cises based on the chakra system, processes of radical inquiry, and pragmatic methods for designing your life’s work, career consultant and founder of the Anti-Career process Rick Jarow guides you through a step-by-step process to:


• Harmonize your personal and professional life


• Understand the emerging needs of the global marketplace


• Successfully negotiate life transitions


• Learn techniques for clear, effective decision making


• Discover a holistic approach to your life’s work that reflects your heart’s compassion and soul’s courage


Leader bio on page 15.


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