Is it possible to heal and grow through pleasure instead of hardship?
Turns out, your brain and nervous system benefits profoundly from gently focusing your attention on mild positive experiences, 10-20 seconds at a time.
In this workshop, we will use Rick Hanson's pioneering work in neuropsychology and mindfulness to decrease depression, anxiety, and stress, increase resilience, inner calm, and enjoyment of life.Through sustaining small, everyday experiences of pleasure (enjoyment of senses, pleasures of movement and rest, creative play, and social connectedness) for only a few seconds, we can gradually change the physical structure of the brain.
This workshop is primarily experiential and incorporates a variety of brain-altering techniques, including:
1) sensory awareness practices (touching, tasting, smelling, hearing, and seeing);
2) movement and rest;
4) supportive conversation and other forms of social connection;
5) guided meditation;
6) Emotional Freedom Technique.
While we do not specifically address sexual and erotic play, the techniques can easily be applied to the area of physical intimacy.
We look forward to sharing this day of varied learning and gentle experimentation with you!
This is the first time this workshop is offered in its current format. Tuition reflects the "pilot" nature of the presentation.
Date: June 19, 2016
Times: 12:30 to 4:30
Tuition: $30 (add $10 if you need CE credit)
4 CEs for:Maryland Social Workers and LCPSs.
237 Ashton Rd.
Ashton, MD 20861
Blueberry Gardens is a healing center located 15 north of the Washington Beltway, easily accessible from Baltimore or DC. The workshop will be held in the Octagon Studio. Weather permitting, we will hold a portion of our program outdoors. Please bring a lawn chair or a blanket to sit on. Wear comfortable clothing. Octagon studio is frequently used for yoga and movement classes, so no outside shoes are allowed (bring a change of shoes or wear socks).