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and relating that no longer serve us. In addition, changes in habitual muscular holding patterns result in a body that is better able to support changes made on any level—emotional, physi- cal, or psychological.

Recommended reading: Perls, Gestalt Verbatim; Feldenkrais, The Potent Self.

CE credit for MFTs and LCSWs; see page 113. Patrice Hamilton bio on page 61. Dorothy Charles bio on page 29.

5Rhythms® Lucia Horan

: Heartbeat

Love is not a mood, but a dynamic way of being. —Gabrielle Roth

The spontaneous heart is one that knows how to love and be loved. The Heartbeat map is a guide to how our emotional energy moves and morphs. In this practice we embody the art of being a fluid emotional athlete. This map teach- es us how to navigate the emotional terrain of life without getting stuck, holding on, or push- ing away.

We will explore how the body has been shaped by our emotions and we will learn to track when the heart is open and when it is closed. As waves of feeling move through us, we learn how to trust the dance to lead us in a healthy and creative way. Through the embodiment of this practice, you will learn skills to take home and use in your daily life.

CE credit for bodyworkers; see page 113. Leader bio on page 48.

Inspired Art / Inspired Life Virginia Ray

Rediscover how to approach life as an inspired human being during this uplifting, playful, and creative workshop. Everyday life has so much beauty to offer when we adjust our vision to rec- ognize it. Do you save special stones or tidbits from nature, or treasures and mementos from life events? If so, the journey of appreciation has already begun. We will each make our own unique art piece as a touchstone to the heart. All materials will be provided, including handmade papers, natural fibers, and treasures, found objects and other magical items, wood for bases, and hardware to hang your art. Open your eyes to new ways of seeing. Learn the value of visual simplicity, a benefit that can be carried into all facets of life. We’ll explore the simple and satis-

Weekend of November 30– December 2

Partners in Integration:

The Interplay of Spiritual Practice and Emotional Growth

Joseph Bobrow

Emotional growth and spiritual practice appear to be strange bedfellows. One path helps us create a working sense of self, while the other exhorts us to forget the self. One encourages us to let go of afflictive emotions, while the other provides a safe place to explore the range of our emotions. One cultivates integration of the per- son, the other encourages transcending the veil of the personal into our true nature. One sees attachment as a human need throughout life, the other as a prime cause of suffering. In reality, however, psyche and spirit—and the principles and practices of psychotherapy and meditation— are not opposed; they complement and enrich one another.

This workshop explores how our capacity to live full, wise, and compassionate lives is enhanced by an integrative model in which spiritual and emotional growth coexist and blend with each other. How? Spiritual practice, exemplified here by Buddhist teachings and practices, helps us engage each moment of our lives with maxi- mum aliveness, and experience for ourselves our essential nature, beyond success and failure. Personal and interpersonal emotional work in all its forms help us become whole selves. It takes a differentiated, integrated person to fully embody our no-self nature.

Through presentations, meditation practice (sitting, walking, and occasional mindful eat- ing), experiential exercises, and discussion, this

fying art of placement, and the impact of shapes and textures. Other creative exercises will be offered to surprise your imagination. Let light- ness and joy lead your life. Creativity exists in each one of us. No art experience is necessary.

Bring a journal, a willingness to experience an interlude of mystery and play, and a few cher- ished items you’d like to include. These could be photos, favorite stones, or other meaningful items.

($45 materials fee paid directly to the leader)

Virginia Ray is a visual/conceptual artist known for her transformative art work exhibited in galleries and healing institutions around the Bay Area. Her studio is in Santa Cruz, Calif.

material will come to life as we make it our own. The instructor will draw specific examples from his work with returning veterans in the Coming Home Project. This workshop is designed for everyone. Mental health professionals will learn skills helpful in the transformation of emotional suffering and trauma.

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

Joseph Bobrow is a Zen master and the founder and director of Deep Streams Zen Institute. He is also a licensed psychologist, relational psychoanalyst, and a father. His most recent book is Zen and Psychotherapy: Partners in Liberation. He teaches

The Tao of Global and Personal Ecology: Making Healthier Choices in Our Daily Lives

Chungliang Al Huang & Amory Lovins

For more than three decades, Amory Lovins and Chungliang Al Huang have shared a special kin- ship in the natural wisdom of the ineffable Tao. As pioneers in their individual paths, they con- tinue to merge in their shared living philosophy and way of being. Many years ago, in a collabora- tion between Lovins’s Rocky Mountain Institute and Huang’s Living Tao Foundation, a calli- graphic poster was created of “The Tao of Leadership,” based on Verse 17 from Lao Tzu’s Tao Te Ching. Now it is a collector’s gem gracing the walls of executive offices around the world.

This seminar will be another continuing open dialogue between these two special friends. They will share with participants their mutual respect and convergent ways to invest deeper in harnessing the powers that be, whether from personal ecology or in consort with global poli- tics, especially in relationship to China—the upcoming mighty nation’s influence on world culture, economics, and ecology. To enhance the breadth, depth, and flow of this intensive dia- logue, the leaders will also provide music and Tai Ji movement, their personal passion and lifelong practice, to lighten the heart and enlighten the mind.

Chungliang Al Huang bio on page 89.

Amory Lovins is chairman and chief scientist of Rocky Mountain Institute and chairman emeritus of Fiberforge Corporation. Published in 29 books and hundreds of papers, his innovations in energy, securi- ty, environment, and development have been honored internationally. He advises governments and major firms worldwide on advanced energy and resource efficiency.


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