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Turning Everyday Trauma into Self-Healing and Well-Being
Daylong workshop with Joe Loizzo, M.D., Ph.D. and Mary Reilly Nichols
What would it take to turn our human condition of everyday stress and trauma into a continuous flow of positive energy, chemistry and awareness? As mindfulness and loving kindness are becoming household words, we are finally confronting the transformative power of positive imagery, affirming vocalization, and intensive breath-work. Fortunately, recent breakthroughs in brain science and clinical research have begun to explain how they work, and why they may be the most effective forms of contemplative healing yet.
In this daylong workshop, a contemplative psychiatrist and expert yoga therapist share their experience with these methods, and link them to cutting edge neuroscience on the mirror neuron empathy system and the vagal social engagement system.
Participants will get basic training in the arts of imagery, sound, and breath-work, and taste for themselves how these embodied practices can have deeper, quicker, and more powerful effects on the nervous system than more familiar techniques. The instructors will lead an open dialogue on how such practices help protect the mind and brain from their default mode of reactive stress and trauma, and speed the cultivation of self-compassion, unbiased empathy, and altruism.
Schedule: Saturday, December 9th from 10am–5pm
Registration: Registration is handled through Tibet House. Register here or pay at the door.
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