Week 7

Part Two:  Applying the Foundation –
Deepening, Healing, Relating, Designing, Guiding
Sep 7, 14, 21, 28, Oct 12, 19, 26, Dec 7, 14
Wednesdays 2 – 4 pm Pacific

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“We organize the way we live in our body in response to painful events in our childhood environment. This organization is a pattern of openness and constriction in the body that, if we do not become aware of it, becomes the shape of our being for the rest of our lives. This pattern of openness and constriction in our body as a whole is mirrored in each part of our body, no matter how small. This includes our sense organs.”

“Laura described how she could now open the space to her creativity. Rather than just receiving the words around her head, they seemed to well up through the empty listening resence of her whole being. She said that she often felt a mixture of strength and generosity as she exprssed her personal, unique view of the world to whoever might want to receive it.”

Judith Blackstone

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Welcome back!
I hope you’ve had an amazing summer! I’m really looking forward to being with you as we begin Part Two of our transformative journey. (I’ll have the library updated with more RP recordings in a few days.)
Please send me an email update ahead of time:
  1. What’s going on with you? How’s life? Any particular joys or challenges that you’d like me to know about? How’s your RP meditation practice? How’s your RP professional life progressing? (website? teaching? etc.) How’s your RP partner group?
  2. In what specific ways were the summer reading (three books) useful and meaningful (or not) for you?
  3. What 2-4 topics are you most interested in exploring as possibilities for the “live healing sessions” Oct 5, 12, or 19?
  4. When you google your name or check out your online profile on twitter or instagram or facebook, are the images and links consistent with the message that you want to send to your future clients? Any concerns? Any surprises? Or are you “invisible” or “unfindable”? or sending messages that aren’t in alignment with being a spiritual teacher or healing presence?
At a minimum, please email me and let me know the topics you’re most interested in for the “live healing sessions.” It’ll really help me figure out how to guide us through a process of choosing topics that everyone’s interested in.
Please be prepared Wednesday to present your persuasive views as to why the issues you’re interested in exploring as topics for “live healing sessions” should be topics that the entire cohort cares about.
(Note: This is a “jigsaw” assignment, which means that by the time all the groups guide us through their “live healing sessions,” each of us, whether facilitators or participants, will have learned something significant about each topic.
(Note: Topic possibilities need to have relevance to the summer reading books.)
Possibilities include:
  • power, love, understanding, sensuality, or voice (Trauma and the Unbound Body
  • resilience, self-love, feeling grounded, being happy, or living in reality (Belonging Here)
  • leaving, merging enduring, aggressiveness, rigidity – Kessler’s book on 5 Personality Patterns)
  • other?
By the end of class Wed Sep 7:
  • you will have chosen your topic and be in an “affinity” group
  • you will have signed up for one of these dates for your “live” session: Oct 12, 19, or 26
  • you will have engaged in meditations to integrate body and mind and to attune to each other
  • you will have engaged in a somatic inquiries into ways you shift your attention to feel safer
  • you will have practiced cultivating your “see-feel” skills
Each affinity group will meet outside of class in order to 
  • engage in further research and dialogue on your topic
  • discuss relevant sections in the summer reading books
  • explore how differences in your group members’ patterns of openness and consrtruction (e.g., perceptual, somatic, energetic, emotional, and mental) can serve as sources of learning and wisdom for this project
  • design a 30-40 minute live healing session using RP practices
Note: if you affinity group wants, you may also engage in additional first-hand research with our entire cohort  and facilitate a 15-20 minute somatic inquiry Sep 14 or 21.
I’m looking forward to hearing from you! Let ne know if you have questions or concerns.