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Living from the Whole Self:
An Introduction to Intentional Presence
Intentional presence offers principles and practices for building deeper relationships with yourself and others—relationships that not only provide comfort and companionship, but also support your psychological and spiritual growth. This inspiring new possibility—which some people call "spiritual friendship" or "soul friendship"--requires letting go of unhelpful helping habits and developing a whole new set of friendship and support skills. These are precisely the skills that intentional presence teaches.
The first step in building relationships that support deeper learning and growth is cultivating a more conscious and supportive relationship with yourself. Unseen beliefs that we pick up from family, friends, and society at large can make this challenging to do. Many of us have been taught to label some parts of ourselves as good, higher or spiritual and other parts as negative, lower or egotistical, which leaves us feeling like a house divided. As we repress or ignore the parts of us that we've labeled as bad or wrong, we no longer feel like we're living from our whole and authentic selves. This, in turn, makes it hard to be fully ourselves with others.
In this class, you'll learn skills informed by spiritual disciplines, psychology and neuroscience for getting to know the inner energies that some psychologists call "parts"--some of the most creative and powerful elements within the human psyche. Instead of numbing out, judging, or rising above emotionally charged parts of you, you'll learn to work with them in ways that help you to live more true to yourself and your unique potential. These skills have changed our lives and our relationships in powerful and unexpected ways, and we're excited to share them with you!
Format: Six 90 minute tele-classes held once a week for six weeks
Approach: All classes are interactive, hands-on, and experiential
Size: 6 - 12 participants
Activities: Reading assignments, individual/group exercises, discussion, worksheets
Cost: $275 (US dollars) for 6 classes and downloadable class recordings
Payments: Class fees payable by check or Paypal (see our contact page for payment details)
Class #1: Parts: The Source of Your Unique Potential
Class #2: Emotions, Needs and Desires: The Creative Force in Every Part of You
Class #3: The Anatomy of an Emotional Reaction: Why Intense Emotions Take You Over and What You Can Do About It
Class #4: The Art of State Shifting: Building a More Supportive Relationship with Yourself
Class #5: The Structure of Stuck: Supporting Conflicted Parts of Yourself
Class #6: Working with Parts in Daily Life: The Power of Speaking Disconnects
Read descriptions of each class
Dates: September 13, 20, 27, Oct 4, 11, 18 (Thursdays)
Times: 7:00-8:30 p.m. EDT
Registration deadline: 9/7/18
To register: Email Rhonda
Cancellation policy: 100% refund if you cancel by 9/7/18. 50% refund if you cancel 9/8 through 9/12. No refunds after 9/12/18. No refunds for non-attendance or partial attendance.