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 experience mental habits and get lost in our stories about ourselves or others.
  6. We are limited by 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 that arise from or land in the Emotional Body.  They can skew 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 has 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;  students will gain direct experience on how to utilize each of the first six Bodies (Manifest and Subtle) to help restore authenticity and balance in our emotional and mental lives.

Prerequisite: minimum of one Nine Bodies retreat OR one Nine Body class series that included the first six Bodies.  If you have any questions about how this class might fit for you, please get in touch with me.

  • Class size is limited to ensure individual attention.
  • Class length 2 hours, online, over Zoom, 8 classes.
  • Suggested Dana from $550 to $200. Deposit of $160 required to hold your place in the class.
  • No-one is turned away for lack of funds; please contact me if finances are an issue.
  • The deposit and tuition may be paid via PayPal or Venmo.
  • Participants are asked to attend at least six of the eight sessions. Due to the more personal nature
    of this class, your attendance is important for maintaining the stability of our container.

July 16th to September 3rd, 2021
Fridays 9:00 - 11:00 AM (PST)
Eight Consecutive Weeks
Online over Zoom


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 developing a more wholesome
relationship to our heart and mind. Where to go from here.


Fill in the below intake form and send it to me with your deposit.  Your
deposit will hold your place in class.

NB EMO - Intake - 6/10/21

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



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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.