Event Phone: 360-509-1988
- November 16, 2019
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
- November 17, 2019
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
The heart opens when we are intent on appreciation. Ron Kurtz, founder of Hakomi, said, “Loving presence is a state of being. It is pleasant, good for your health, rewarding in and of itself. It’s a state in which you feel open-hearted and well-intentioned.” This loving presence workshop teaches us how practice this specialized method of being present that leaves both speaker and listener feeling comforted, refreshed and understood.
Loving presence is often understood as holding the intention of being loving toward others; Hakomi illuminates this concept by introducing intentional appreciation. This added element transforms effort to effortlessness, and creates a flowering rooted in the soil of intention, the intention to focus on appreciating something about another, about ones self.
Loving presence empowers us to meet the big, wild world, most of it beyond our control, with great curiosity, care, and positive intent.
The workshop is comprised of short presentations alternating with exercises (done solo, one-on-one, or as a group), and is presented in a step-by-step format, allowing plenty of time to take in the material. Hakomi certified teachers are present during each session and offer direction and feedback in a manner consistent with Hakomi.
Teachers and trainers at this event are: Miles Springer, CHT, and Roxanne Peterson, PhD, LMHC, RN, CHT; and Lynne Accetta-Scheffer, MA, LMHC, certified Hakomi therapists, teachers, and trainers.
Bring a notebook and pen if you like to take notes and a sack lunch (unless you prefer to go out). The lunch break is 1½ hours.
You’ll take home a new practice, heightened awareness, an expanded skill set, and access to a sense of deep relaxation.
Contact Miles at 360-509-1988 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions. Tuition is nonrefundable except at registrar discretion; tuition may be transferable.