CLASSES

Introduction to the Practice of Embodied Presence Focusing & Meditation

Date: Thursday, April 19, 2018

Edmonds, Washington (address given when you sign up).
Time: 7:30-9:00 pm

COST: FREE OF CHARGE (FIRST TIME)

$25 per REPEAT CLASS

Description of Class:

This experiential class is an introduction to the possibility of you living your life fully and well.  We will be using embodied practices to draw on a reliable and dynamic source of guidance and wisdom, always available within you.  This is not a quick-fix deal, for self-liberation requires practice and dedication.  The rewards are great, though…and I hope you’ll join us to learn more about the vast and deep resources already available

We all know the feeling of being taken over by upsetting thinking and feeling loops.  Everything seems ok and then, bam….we’re judging another person or screaming at them…or ignoring what we’re really feeling inside,  or going into flights of thinking and fantasy to create a better “reality”.  Maybe we’ve become pros at avoiding what’s really going on inside, but we’re not happy with the price we pay…that feeling of disconnection and loneliness, somehow dissatisfied.

Paradoxically it is by more fully inhabiting the body that we liberate ourselves from this automatic and painful behavior.  As we practice shifting our awareness out of the FFF pattern into an underlying zone of “rest and digest”, we find the safety, compassion and clarity to address the upset.

In this presentation, you will be introduced to the Practice of Embodied Presence, which incorporates body awareness, breathwork, Focusing and meditation. These practices open up your awareness to include your whole body intelligence, a reliable source of wisdom, clarity and compassion. You will have an understanding of what it means to connect to your inner self, and how to transform your nervous system from its “default setting” of fight, flight, freeze into more of a sense of ease and calm.

To sign up for this class or for more information, email or call Donna at 425-742-3988.

Embodied Presence Focusing:  Level One

Date: To be Announced
Location: Edmonds, Washington (address given when you sign up).
Time: 10-4:00 pm each day

COST: $325

Description of Class:

When we identify with our habitual thoughts and feelings, we set ourselves up to repeat our past.  We feel stuck and frustrated when we can’t move forward.

In Embodied Presence Focusing Level 1, you will learn how to listen to your global intelligence that communicates through your body’s messages.  A “felt sense” of something has information for you that is fresh and new.  Your body-felt experience reliably knows what is a healthy and life-giving choice for you.  When you listen to both your body AND mind, you have much more information available to support your deepest aspirations.

In this group, you will learn skills to be both a Focuser and a Companion.  Both involve deep, reflective listening while maintaining a state of Presence.

When you no longer identify with the feelings or thoughts that create an “issue”, you can shift your attention into the grounded, non-reactive spaciousness of Presence.  From this compassionate space, anything within that needs your kind attention is welcome.

Embodied Presence Focusing opens up your awareness to include your whole body intelligence, a reliable source of wisdom, clarity and compassion.

You will learn how to connect to your inner self, so that your nervous system is transformed from its “default setting” of fight, flight or freeze into more of a sense of ease and calm.  You can use the skill of Focusing anytime, anywhere to develop a positive and empowered relationship with yourself, others, and the world around you.

To sign up for this class or for more information, email or call Donna at 425-742-3988.

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PACKAGES

Individual Embodied Presence Focusing Training

Five individual 60-minute Sessions
Cost: $400 ($80 per session)

Description of training:

You will learn the basics of Embodied Presence Focusing, which include how to transform the body into a “sensing instrument”.  You will learn how to be present with a “felt sense” or the inner cues and sensations that communicate important information to you about your life.

As you practice having more compassion for yourself, you will also develop a more positive, flow-like embodied state. By the end of the series, you will be able to use the Embodied Presence Focusing process in all of your life situations.

This process can be learned with a partner or alone. If two of you sign up for the class, there is a $25 per person reduction in the cost.

Available in person or on Zoom Video Conferencing. Each lesson will be recorded for practice between sessions.

Call Donna at 425-742-3988 or email for more information about this class.

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Individual Embodied Meditation and Breathwork Training

Five 60-minute Sessions
Cost: $300 ($60 per session)

Description of Training:

These classes clarify for you the purpose and scope of embodied meditation. You will learn guidelines for how to use the body and breath to help anchor you in the present moment, and how to differentiate meditation from thinking, zoning out, or Focusing.

These classes offer several meditation options, including Christian contemplative prayer, or how to have an embodied sense of sacred writings, mantras or poetry. Step-by-step guidelines for cultivating a flow state in the body will also be taught.

This class is available in person or on Zoom Video Conferencing. Each lesson can be recorded for practice between sessions.

Call Donna at 425-742-3988 or email for more information about this class.

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