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The focus of this tai chi workshop is effortless movement, with grace and serenity. A special shortened version of Yang-style Tai Chi will be introduced. This health form has twelve moves, which, if practiced regularly, increase chi (per- sonal energy), improve balance, and promote strength and wellbeing. In addition to the tai chi postures, students will learn Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement® and chi kung practices.

The workshop will culminate in a group excur- sion to the New Camaldoli Hermitage for medi- tation followed by a trip to beautiful Sand Dollar Beach for tai chi by the sea.

Recommended reading: Breslow, Beyond The Closed Door; Lo, Inn, et. al, The Essence Of Tai Chi Ch’uan; Man-ch’ing, Tai Chi Ch’uan.

Kenn Chase has taught tai chi for more than 40 years. His Integral Way Practice combines tai chi, The Feldenkrais Method®, chi gong, and meditation. He is a stress management consultant and maintains a private practice in the north San Francisco Bay Area.

Becoming Able-Hearted: Essential Skills of Loving

Mariah Fenton Gladis

Are you able to communicate your love to those most important to you? Do you hold back or inhibit your expressions of love, verbally and/or physically?

“In my practice I see the tragic consequences of people’s inability to generate, embody, and express their love,” writes Mariah Fenton Gladis. “Even with the best of intentions and genuine love, people are often plagued by the lack of skills to utilize and deliver their love. There is perhaps no more important work you can do than to expand your capacity for creating fulfilled and sustainable relationships.” This workshop is for men and women or couples who want to develop their capacity to create intimate connections with a present or future partner. Much of the work you will be doing in this workshop will be applicable to other relationships as well.

You will be shown how to:

• Increase your knowledge base of sustainable relationship skills

• Exercise and develop your emotional skill set • Enliven and expand your self-expression

• Understand the importance of healthy sex and touch in lasting relationships

Mariah Fenton Gladis, known for her effective and innovative use of music to enrich the work- shop experience, will blend individual and

group work in an environment of trust, compas- sion, 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.

Leader bio on page 16.

Families Under Pressure: Diamonds in the Making

Chris Chouteau & Julie Bowden

Every family is vulnerable to the pain of addic- tion, trauma, and loss. In crisis, family members often feel confused, helpless, and frightened, and fall back on old behaviors. Denial, anger, blame, and control only increase the difficulties. Just as the addict or the one who is sick needs to seek recovery, so must the family. While there are many resources available to the individual, families are often included only as an adjunct, mostly in the hopes of helping the identified patient. But everyone in the family needs infor- mation, support, and guidance not just to weath- er the emotional and physical upset but also to use it as a springboard to stronger ties and deep- er satisfaction.

Share with others who are facing their family’s challenges and learn the skills and strategies for strengthening your closest relationships in times of crisis. Learn how to separate the person from the problem, distinguish between your part and theirs, and discern what it means to take care of yourself while caring about others.

The leaders bring decades of experience in the fields of addiction, trauma, and recovery. Group and individual work includes meditation, aware- ness practice, structured communication, role- play, guided imagery, and writing to help partici- pants navigate a path toward clarity, enhanced relationships, and spiritual growth. Participants will develop a plan for continued growth and support back home.

This workshop is for family members age eigh- teen and up. Participants are asked to forgo alco- hol and non-prescription drugs during these five days.

CE credit for MFTs and LCSWs; see page 113.

Chris Chouteau is a teacher and student of aware- ness practice and recovery. He has facilitated change for individuals and organizations over the past 30 years.

Julie Bowden, psychotherapist and author, special- izes in childhood trauma, substance abuse, and for- giveness. Coauthor of Recovery: A Guide for Adult Children of Alcoholics and Genesis: Spirituality in Recovery from Childhood Traumas, she has been teaching at Esalen for more than 20 years.

Bone Knowing: Using Art, Body Sensing and Writing to Access Intuition

Jennifer Allen

“What do you know deep in your bones?” Asks Jennifer Allen. “With the crazy pace of the world we live in, it can be difficult to access the wisdom to guide us in relationships, life chal- lenges, and creative blocks.

“Working from the ‘bones-up,’ we’ll leave the realm of thinking. Residual inhibitions around creativity can drop away as we enter the body for guidance. Our body’s ‘felt-sense’ opens us to a fresh perspective through the language of emo- tion, sensation, and metaphor. When we learn to hold an opening and create from this place of presence, we invite spontaneity and new knowl- edge via color, shape, and symbol.

“The Esalen Art Barn is where we’ll practice guid- ed imagery to sense into our body’s brilliance and express it through paint, pastels, and collage, fol- lowed by journaling exercises and group sharing. Each of our five days will build on the last, deep- ening the experience and culminating in knowl- edge that can inform our daily lives.

See how to make this creative process your own through various facilitated exercises and readings from Jennifer’s memoir, Bone Knowing, which illus- trate examples of intuitive knowing and using art process. Each day will consist of a ‘sit’ to listen-in, guided art experiences, group sharing, and plenty of open-studio time to take explorations further. Professional clinicians will learn, experientially, how this process applies to clients.” Please bring an 8x10 blank journal or sketch book.

Recommended reading: Allen, Bone Knowing; McNiff, Trust the Process; Malchiodi, The Soul’s Palette; Rappaport and Kinsley, Focusing-Oriented Art Therapy; Herring, Writing Begins with the Breath.

($30 materials fee paid directly to the leader) CE credit for MFTs and LCSWs; see page 113.

Jennifer Allen author of Bone Knowing, is an artist, art therapist, and licensed psychotherapist spe- cializing in children’s grief. She is active in Medicine Wheel, Mystery School, and Elders’ Council groups.


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