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imagined a set of processes that operate resourcefully to the benefit of the person. He also believed that there are means—story, trance, art, ceremony—by which to enact and communi- cate with these unconscious resources. Eric Greenleaf has incorporated active approaches to dream material that move easily between dream- life and waking life. He has utilized elements of Active Imagination, Senoi dreamwork, and his own work of Passing the Trance.

This workshop will be highly experiential and involve lecture, demonstration, practice, and each day emphasis on a different approach to dream materials, mental imagery, dream trances, and trance ceremonial. The group will follow Senoi prescriptions with one another based on our nighttime dreams.

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

Eric Greenleaf, PhD, has practiced and taught Ericksonian hypnotherapy for 40 years. He has stud- ied Balinese trance possession and healing ceremonies for 20 years, and he ran a dream group continuously from 1968 to 2008. He wrote The Problem of Evil: Ancient Dilemmas and Modern Therapy.

August 31–September 7 Gokhale Method®

Esther Gokhale

The Gokhale Method uses kinesthetic, visual, intellectual, aesthetic, and technological cues to gently guide students back to the way they moved when they were children—the same way their hunter gatherer ancestors moved. Gokhale Method teacher training teaches the craft of restoring primal architecture and movement patterns. Using high-touch and high-tech tools, teachers guide their students in relearning the daily movements of life. By mastering powerful, basic techniques such as stretchsitting, stacksit- ting, stretchlying, tallstanding, hip-hinging and glidewalking, Gokhale-trained teachers are able to help their students get to the postural root of most back, neck, hip, knee, foot, and shoulder problems. Through observation and hands-on experience with real cases, study of relevant anatomy, and instruction in use of databases, apps, and class blogs, teachers learn to use both ancient wisdom and state-of-the-art technology to facilitate life-changing experiences. They learn to be eloquent with their hands, perceptive with their eyes, and compelling with their voic- es. When they graduate, Gokhale Method teach- ers are proficient in presenting introductory

classes, doing initial consultations, and teaching the six-lesson Gokhale Method Foundations course to small groups and individual students.

Prerequisite: Students must have already complet- ed a Gokhale Method Foundations course.

Note: There are additional requirements to be completed after the teacher training week at Esalen before a teacher is qualified to teach the Gokhale Method. Please see for full details.

Note: Registration for this workshop is through the Gokhale Method Institute only. To register, go to or contact teacher- Only after you have registered with the Gokhale Method Institute and paid tuition fees will you be able to reserve accommodations at Esalen. Please see accommodations costs under “Pricing for Partner Programs” at shops/reservations.html.

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

Leader bio on page 46.

Transforming Trauma with EMDR: Comprehensive Training (Parts 1 and 2) Laurel Parnell

Teacher Training

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a powerful therapeutic method for healing trauma-based problems. Shedding new light on trauma survival—includ- ing sexual and physical abuse, accident and sur- gical trauma, and grief—EMDR is opening doors of the heart to genuine spiritual transformation.

This course is limited to mental-health profes- sionals who are licensed to provide treatment, and mental-health interns who are currently being supervised by an EMDR-trained supervi- sor. Through lecture, hands-on practice, and demonstrations, participants will be shown:

• Protocols and procedures for using EMDR with a wide range of diagnostic categories

• Client selection criteria and cautions necessary for safe use of EMDR

• Techniques for working with blocked processing and abreactions (catharsis)

• The use of imaginal and cognitive interweaves

• How to use EMDR with adults traumatized as children

• Methods for developing inner resources used for interweaves, ego strengthening, and client closure

This course has been approved by the EMDR International Association. In accordance with

the standards for basic EMDR training, partici- pants must complete this course, receive ten hours of consultation from recommended EMDRIA-approved consultants, and then take Laurel Parnell’s Advanced Clinical Workshop and Refresher Course in order to complete the requirements for basic EMDR training.

Participants will be required to submit licensure documentation before attending and must bring copies of their professional licenses or certifica- tion to the training. Interns must submit a letter from their supervisors stating that they will supervise the interns.

Required reading: Parnell, A Therapist’s Guide to EMDR: Tools and Techniques for Successful Treatment. Recommended reading: Parnell, Transforming Trauma: EMDR, EMDR in the Treatment of Adults Abused As Children, and Tapping In: A Step-by-step Guide to Activating Your Healing Resource Through Bilateral Stimulation.

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

Laurel Parnell is an internationally recognized psy- chologist, author, consultant, and EMDR trainer who has trained thousands of clinicians in the US and abroad. The author of four books on EMDR, she maintains a private practice in San Rafael, Calif.

Weekend of August 31– September 2

The Neuroscience of Resilience and Renewal

Linda Graham

This experiential workshop is saturated with brain-savvy resources for recovering resilience— our body-brain’s innate capacity to cope with the dilemmas and disasters of everyday life and restore vitality and life balance. Linda Graham guides participants through practical tools and techniques including resourcing through breath and movement; deepening emotional empathy and self-compassion; shifting perspectives through mindful awareness and reflection; expanding relational resonance and resourcing in community; and evolving consciousness toward compassion and connection.

Linda integrates recent discoveries from modern neuroscience with guided meditations and visu- alizations, experiential exercises and inquiry in dyads and small groups, and stimulating dialogue and discussions in large groups. Participants learn how to harness their own neuroplasticity to:

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