Traumatic events can result in imbalances and suffering that affect the body, mind, and feelings, disrupting our capacity to experience life as it is. What allows accidents, injuries, and painful events to continue affecting us over time? How can we transform our relationship to these events, to reduce their traumatic impact?
One reason that it is so difficult to heal from trauma is that we don’t know how to relate to it without associative fear from the mind. But there is a part of us that is whole and undamaged, and can access comfort and support in any moment of our lives.
In these workshops, we will examine fundamental concepts and misconceptions that feed trauma and increase its detrimental influence, and introduce new perspectives that support a revolutionary approach to healing and a return to health, harmony, and vitality.
Body, Mind, and Feelings Working Together
Saturday September 23, 10am-1pm, in Santa Cruz
By helping you develop a direct and natural connection between your body, mind, and feelings, Breema (bodywork, self-care exercises, and the Nine Principles of Harmony) creates a foundation of safety and security that can become a constant support in life. Reconciling traumatic events is much less about “fixing” ourselves, and much more about discovering who we really are, beyond the impact of these events. Join us at Hummingbird Valley, a quiet retreat center in the foothills of the Santa Cruz mountains.
Increasing Our Capacity to Experience Life
Saturday September 30, 10am-1pm, in Oakland
Join us at the Breema Center in Oakland, in the heart of Rockridge. This workshop will present the topic using new material, bodywork, and exercises. While we invite and encourage you to attend both workshops in order to maximize your benefit from the material presented, each section can also be attended independently.
The workshops are appropriate for practitioners in the fields of mental, physical, and emotional health, and for anyone who is interested in understanding how to work with trauma.
These workshops are participatory and experiential. We will practice a variety of somatic movement and partner bodywork exercises that nurture connection between body, mind, and feelings, and open possibilities to process events in a new way that strengthens our capacity to assimilate, heal, and live fully and vibrantly. Please be comfortable sitting on and working on a well padded floor.