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en understanding and enhance skills. It also includes theory and practice of the ZB protocol, methods for evaluating and balancing the body’s structural/energetic interface, and how to use energy as a tool. This workshop qualifies for credit toward Zero Balancing certification.


Recommended reading: Smith, Inner Bridges: A Guide to Energy Movement and Body Structure and The Alchemy of Touch; Hamwee, Zero Balancing: Touching the Energy of Bone.


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


Fritz Smith is a physician, osteopath, cranial osteopath, certified acupuncturist, and founder of Zero Balancing. He is the author of Inner Bridges: A Guide to Energy Movement and Body Structure, and Alchemy of Touch.


Weekend of August 24–26


Energy Medicine: A Hands-on Experience Donna Eden with David Feinstein


By learning how to work with your body’s ener- gies, you can improve your health, increase your vitality, and enrich your life. In a class designed to be both transformational and fun, Donna Eden will show you how health concerns can be a path to a more harmonious and joyful relation- ship with your body. Your body is designed to heal itself and feel good.


During this hands-on training, you’ll be shown how to:


• Test for energy blocks and dysfunction and move energy in yourself and others


• Use energy tools to improve the harmony of all the body’s systems and help alleviate pain and stress


• Boost your energies when you are exhausted, strengthen your immune system, and feel more alive


• Discover the ways health problems can be helped, if not overcome, by intelligently shifting the energies that are maintaining them


Dr. Jean Houston, one of the foremost visionary thinkers of our time, called Donna’s approach “perhaps the most comprehensive and effective system in the genre that I have ever seen.” Dr. Christiane Northrup, pioneer of health and wellness, has referred to Donna as “one of the most joyous and effective pioneers in the rapid-


ly expanding and vitally important frontier called energy medicine.” This workshop is for anyone interested in awakening the body’s potentials and learning to heal with energy. Assisting Donna will be her husband David Feinstein, a clinical psychologist and longtime Esalen workshop leader.


Recommended reading: Eden, Energy Medicine.


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


Donna Eden is among the world’s most sought, joy- ous, and authoritative spokespersons for energy heal- ing. Her classic book, Energy Medicine, is published in 10 languages and won Health Book of the Year in the Nautilus competition. She teaches internationally.


David Feinstein is coauthor of The Mythic Path and The Promise of Energy Psychology. He serves as executive director of the Energy Medicine Institute and has taught on the faculty of The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.


Embodiment Tools for an Empowered Life


Wendy Palmer


Many of us aspire to be more centered, mindful, and compassionate in our lives and as leaders, but we return again and again to unskillful reac- tions and habits. When stressed or when faced with conflict we are unable to embody the changes that we know we want. Founded by Wendy Palmer, the Conscious Embodiment per- sonal development program draws on the tradi- tions of Aikido and mindfulness practice to offer simple yet powerful practices that help you recognize how your mind and body habitually react to pressure, and how to access different ways to be powerful and to collaborate with oth- ers. During this workshop we’ll explore the fol- lowing three basic energetic leadership compe- tencies:


• Inclusiveness. It is the foundation of leadership, and should infuse the way we communicate the message, “we are in this together.”


• Action without aggression. Take a stand and speak and act in a genuine way that is clear and magnetizing.


• Listen without taking it personally. To listen and hear what is being said without reacting, a leader needs an open mind, a strong center, and the ability to detach while maintaining a receptive presence. The exercises associated with each competency provide a vivid sense of what it feels like to align conceptual, emotional, and embodied aspects of yourself.


Wendy Palmer is a sixth-degree black belt in aikido and the author of two books,The Intuitive Body and The Practice of Freedom. She leads trainings in the US, Canada, Europe, and South Africa. She has been practicing aikido and mindfulness for 40 years.www.embodimentinternational.com.


Kids Beyond Limits: Transforming the Lives of Children with Special Needs


Anat Baniel


Is there a child with special needs in your life that you love and care for? Whether a family member or a helping professional, you most likely are facing tremendous challenges in your quest to help this child. Imagine being given easy-to-use and highly effective tools that can help your child grow, learn, and transform on a daily basis, leaving both you and your child feeling happier and more empowered. Imagine being able to “talk” with your child’s brain through the language of movement and the Nine Essentials of the Anat Baniel Method™, a method fully supported by current brain sci- ence, and which harnesses the brain’s remark- able capacities to heal itself. With a better and stronger brain, no matter what your child’s diagnosis, improvements that weren’t possible before become possible: in movement, thinking, emotion, and social skills.


Imagine shifting from trying to fix your child to better connecting with your child, freeing yourself and your child from dreary and at times painful routines, or from not knowing what to do. Learn how to awaken your child’s inherent intelligence and turn the brain into the miraculous learning machine that it’s designed to be. Become a better leader in your child’s life and a more enlightened parent. In this workshop experience the remarkable pow- ers of your brain to change through movement lessons, lectures, demonstrations, and practice, and learn to apply the Nine Essentials in your child’s daily life.


Recommended reading: Baniel, Kids Beyond Limits and Move into Life: The Nine Essentials for Lifelong Vitality.


CE credit available for psychologists (pending); see page 113. CE credit for MFTs and LCSWs; see page 113.


Anat Baniel established an international reputation for her breakthrough work with children with special needs. A clinical psychologist who trained and worked with Dr Feldenkrais, she has refined her method for over thirty years, and now runs the Anat Baniel Method Center.www.AnatBanielMethod.com.


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