NINE BODIES CLASSES

EXPLORING THE EMOTIONAL BODY

Emotions come with the turf of being human.  While life includes many pleasures, there is no getting around emotions such as: sad, angry, anxious, depressed, agitated, regretful, shame and feeling ignored, rejected or treated unfairly.  To one degree or another we have all had these experiences.  Most of the time, when they are minor, they tend to resolve on their own.  But when they are more intense and come from long held patterns that were the result of challenging conditions, they may get fixated or stuck in a variety of ways.  Some include:

  1. We live too much in the turmoil of emotions.
  2. We have gone partly numb and have difficulty accessing our emotions.
  3. We avoid our emotions by becoming over-thinkers or over-strivers as if we could outrun them.
  4. We disconnect from our emotions and take refuge in one of the other Nine Bodies.
  5. We are limited by mind habits and beliefs such as, "If I understand my emotions, I can control them."
    (A personal favorite of mine!)

In my work with individuals through the lens of the Nine Bodies, again and again, I witness the power of barriers and fixations in the emotional body.  They can skew our our perceptions of ourselves and how we interact in the world. They can limit or distort our experience of the other Nine Bodies and our access to the gifts that each have to offer.

In this class, we will engage in an in-depth exploration of the Emotional Body. Through guided meditation, experiential inquiry and facilitated discussion, we will explore skillful means for navigating the inevitable suffering that is part of being human. We will give special attention to developing a felt sense of the distinction between the phenomenon of specific emotions and the more expansive field of the emotional body. Developing our facility with this distinction has the potential to temper attachment, aversion, and the delusion of the ego’s limiting story.

This class is designed with a personal component.  Each student will have the opportunity to identify and work with an emotional issue or issues of their choice.   Our exploration of each body will be pragmatic and tool based so that students gain direct experience of the benefits of each Body to help restore authenticity and balance in our emotional lives.

Prerequisite: minimum of one Nine Bodies retreat and one Nine Bodies class series.
Experience with the Nine Bodies is required as we will not be focusing on a basic exploration of the nature of each body but rather on how to utilize the first six bodies in service of developing our emotional capacity.

  • Class size is limited to 12 people to ensure individual attention.
  • Class length 2 hours, online, over Zoom, 8 classes.
  • Cost $550 to $160. No-one turned away for lack of funds. Please call if finances are an issue.
  • Deposit of $80 required to hold your place in the class.
  • The deposit and tuition may be paid via PayPal or Venmo.
  • Participants asked to attend at least six of the eight sessions.

TWO SECTIONS OF THIS CLASS ARE BEING OFFERED:
PLEASE CHOOSE ONE.

April 12th to May 31st, 2021
Mondays 5:30 - 7:30 PM (PST)

Eight Consecutive Weeks
Online over Zoom

April 16th to June 11th, 2021
Fridays 9:00 - 11:00 AM (PST)
Eight Weeks • Skip May 28th
Online over Zoom

CLASS CONTENT:

Class One: Introduction and Orientation to Emotions
The nature of emotional suffering. Skillful and unskillful means.

Class Two: Grounding Emotions Through The Physical Body
Mindfulness of the physical body including the elements.  The role of the
the physical body in supporting navigation of emotions and tempering
story making and reactivity.

Class Three: Grounding Emotions Through The Vital Body
Cultivation of access of Vital Body energy and field.  Moving beyond the story,
triggering feelings or looping thoughts through experiencing each as energy fields.

Class Four: Grounding Emotions Through The Emotional Body
Differentiating emotions from the emotional body; phenomenon vs. field.
Developing a more wholesome relationship to your Emotional Body.

Class Five: Grounding Emotions Through the Etheric Body
Countering isolation and me-ism supported by spaciousness /archetypal/luminous
elements of Etheric. Dissolving emotions into component source molecules.

Class Six: Grounding Emotions Through the Astral Body
Inviting in Astral capacity for change/evolution. The imaginative possible and
restoration of hope

Class Seven: Grounding Emotions Through the Intuitive Body
Inviting in intuition for insight, clarity, and direction

Class Eight: Integration and Closure
Summary and reflections on the journey of emotions. Where to go from here.

REGISTRATION:

As there are two offerings of this class; select the class you wish to attend,
fill out the below intake form and send it to me with your deposit.

NB EMO - Intake - 1/2/21

If you have any questions or would like more information,
please get in touch with me.

 

THE NINE BODIES OF CONSCIOUSNESS:
DEEPENING YOUR UNDERSTANDING AND PRACTICE

This group is for beginner and experienced practitioners who wish to deepen their study of the Nine Bodies. Through guided meditation, experiential inquiry, and facilitated discussion on each of the Nine Bodies, emphasis will be on developing access, deepening understanding and capacity as well as practical guidance for using the Nine Bodies as a path for self-discovery and well-being.

CLASS CONTENT

  • Explore the Nine Bodies as a map of human consciousness.
  • Develop capacity to experience the nature of each body.
  • Discover how the bodies are connected and interrelated.
  • Invite the power and clarity of the Nine Bodies to support well-being.
  • Incline toward the wisdom of the Nine Bodies as a path of personal development.

CLASS FORMAT

  • Class size is limited to 12 people to ensure individual attention.
  • Class length 1 1/2 hours, over Zoom, 8 classes.
  • Cost $160 to $480. No-one turned away for lack of funds. Please call if finances are an issue.
  • Deposit of $80 required to hold your place in the class.
  • The deposit and tuition may be paid via PayPal or Venmo.
  • Participants asked to attend at least six of the eight sessions.

REGISTRATION:

There are multiple offerings of this class; select the class or classes you wish to attend, fill out the below intake form and send it to me with your deposit to register.

The Nine Bodies of Consciousness Intake Form (Word .doc file)


JULY 5th - AUGUST 23rd, 2021

Mondays, 5:30 - 7:00 PM (PST)

JULY 9th - AUGUST 27th, 2021
Fridays, 9:00 - 10:30 AM (PST)

OCTOBER 22nd to DECEMBER 17th, 2021
Fridays, 9:00 - 10:30 AM (PST)

OCTOBER 25th to DECEMBER 13th, 2021
Mondays, 5:30 - 7:00 PM (PST) Eight weeks

ON-GOING NINE BODIES EXPLORATION GROUP

Fridays, 12:00 - 1:30 PM (PST)
Experienced Students

This group is for experienced students who have completed at least one retreat and one class series. It requires an ongoing commitment to study within a sangha of dedicated Nine Body practitioners who value these teachings in their lives. In addition to guided meditation, facilitated discussion, experiential inquiry, and dyad sharing, there will be opportunities for personal work. Some of the class content will be determined by the interests of the students.

This class will be offered in an 8 class series. Periodically, there will be breaks.
Cost: $160 to $480 for each 8 class series. No-one turned away for lack of funds.
Please call if finances are an issue.

Please get in touch with me to discuss your interest in this group.

CHANGE AND TRANSITION CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS

King, Queen, Warrior, Magician, Lover:
Using Jungian Archetypes for Navigating Life Transitions
Date To Be Announced
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Changes and Transitions
Date and location to be announced.
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Masking and Unmasking Ourselves
Date and location to to announced.
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EMDR and EXPRESSIVE ARTS WORKSHOPS

I have been a workshop leader in a variety of venues since 1984.
Previous Workshops have included:

Working with Children
Life Transitions
Using Expressive Arts for Personal Growth
Navigating Your Empty Nest
Reinventing Ourselves after the Death of a Loved One
Art Play: A blend of Expressive Arts, Ritual and Psychodrama
Attachment Focused EMDR
Fine Tuning Your EMDR Skills
Integrating Expressive Arts into your EMDR Practice
Unleashing your Inner Creative EMDR Therapist
Using EMDR to Move Through Creative Blocks.

If you or your organization would like to request that I lead a workshop,
feel free to call or email and we can discuss your vision.