1 02, 2017

Embodying Nature, Becoming Ourselves: A Somatic and Expressive Protocol

2017-02-01T19:15:26-08:00

Post-Conference Workshop
with Jamie McHugh

noon – 6:00 pm on Mt. Tamalpais, Mill Valley, CA (details TBA)

ABOUT THIS WORKSHOP:

We are elements of nature: our soma and psyche are reflections of the planet, each intricately embedded in the other. In this era of rapid information processing, high-speed technology, and sedentary workplaces in urban environments, it can be challenging to remember this essential relationship. We can lose our ground and our connection to the planet on the freeway of life, especially when our minds juggle so much input, expectation, and obligation. The body and soul often get left behind in this overwhelm as we shut down and tune out to cope. How do we quiet the monkey mind and receive our environment? And once we are in relationship with place, how do we engage and interact? In this somatic and expressive approach to becoming more fully human as elemental creatures, we combine the technologies of breath, vocalization, contact, movement and stillness to occupy our soma/psyche and open the portals of perception. We discover how tree, rock, sky, and water reflect aspects of our being by embodying and expressing them. Spontaneous dances, intuitive songs, creative writings and inner contemplations effortlessly emerge as we invite in the spirit of place through this sensory motor encounter.

This daylong workshop on Mount Tamalpais combines practice, theory and application to provide you with a set of somatic-expressive tools and a conceptual map for embodying nature as well as a template for guiding others. This approach has been of particular interest to dancers, environmentalists, movement educators, and eco-psychologists.

LOGISTICS:

The entire afternoon workshop will be spent outdoors on the verdant hills of MT. Tamalpais State Park. Please dress in appropriate layers and wear study walking shoes (closed toe with good grip) and hat. Bring a bagged lunch, snacks and full water bottle.  Further details will be sent one week prior.

PRESENTER:

Jamie McHugh, RSMT is a Registered Somatic Movement Therapist, somatic coach, dancer, and artist living on the California coast. The creator of Somatic Expression® – Body Wisdom for Modern Minds, Jamie has guided somatic-expressive encounters with the natural world for the past 25 years. “Embodying Nature” has been presented through Tamalpa Institute in Marin, Breitenbush Hot Springs in Oregon, Alanus University in Germany, Orchidea Lodge in Switzerland, and at Sea Ranch, California. Read more about the methodology here: http://www.somaticexpression.com/articles/EmbodyingNature.html

 

FEE
FOR THIS WORKSHOP AS A STAND-ALONE EVENT:
Regular: $110
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THIS WORKSHOP ONLY

REGISTER Concurrently with Ecopsychology Conference, FEE:  $99  (Save 10%)

CEU CERTIFICATE: $10  (FOR THIS WORKSHOP ONLY)

CANCELLATION POLICY:

We will refund any registration fee minus a $30 handling charge for any cancellations received one week (i.e., by March 12) in advance via email (events@holosinstitute.net).  Cancellations within a week of the event are non-refundable.
Full refund if this event is cancelled due to weather.

CONTINUING EDUCATION:

This course meets the qualifications for 6 hours of continuing education credit for MFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.
Holos Institute is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CEPA 90905) to sponsor continuing education for MFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs . Holos maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.
CEU certificates will be available at the end of this workshop but you must pre-register and pay for CEUs.

Learning objectives:

At the end of this workshop, participants will

1) Be able to list at least 3 somatic tools for enlivening the body and quieting the mind

2) Be able to describe their environment pre-verbally to access somatic-emotional information

3) Be able to describe a list of somatic-emotional information into symbolic actions, images and wordplay

4) Be able to explain clinical applications of this methodology

Embodying Nature, Becoming Ourselves: A Somatic and Expressive Protocol2017-02-01T19:15:26-08:00
1 02, 2017

Embodying Nature, Becoming Ourselves: A Somatic and Expressive Protocol

2017-02-01T19:15:26-08:00

Post-Conference Workshop
with Jamie McHugh

noon – 6:00 pm on Mt. Tamalpais, Mill Valley, CA (details TBA)

ABOUT THIS WORKSHOP:

We are elements of nature: our soma and psyche are reflections of the planet, each intricately embedded in the other. In this era of rapid information processing, high-speed technology, and sedentary workplaces in urban environments, it can be challenging to remember this essential relationship. We can lose our ground and our connection to the planet on the freeway of life, especially when our minds juggle so much input, expectation, and obligation. The body and soul often get left behind in this overwhelm as we shut down and tune out to cope. How do we quiet the monkey mind and receive our environment? And once we are in relationship with place, how do we engage and interact? In this somatic and expressive approach to becoming more fully human as elemental creatures, we combine the technologies of breath, vocalization, contact, movement and stillness to occupy our soma/psyche and open the portals of perception. We discover how tree, rock, sky, and water reflect aspects of our being by embodying and expressing them. Spontaneous dances, intuitive songs, creative writings and inner contemplations effortlessly emerge as we invite in the spirit of place through this sensory motor encounter.

This daylong workshop on Mount Tamalpais combines practice, theory and application to provide you with a set of somatic-expressive tools and a conceptual map for embodying nature as well as a template for guiding others. This approach has been of particular interest to dancers, environmentalists, movement educators, and eco-psychologists.

LOGISTICS:

The entire afternoon workshop will be spent outdoors on the verdant hills of MT. Tamalpais State Park. Please dress in appropriate layers and wear study walking shoes (closed toe with good grip) and hat. Bring a bagged lunch, snacks and full water bottle.  Further details will be sent one week prior.

PRESENTER:

Jamie McHugh, RSMT is a Registered Somatic Movement Therapist, somatic coach, dancer, and artist living on the California coast. The creator of Somatic Expression® – Body Wisdom for Modern Minds, Jamie has guided somatic-expressive encounters with the natural world for the past 25 years. “Embodying Nature” has been presented through Tamalpa Institute in Marin, Breitenbush Hot Springs in Oregon, Alanus University in Germany, Orchidea Lodge in Switzerland, and at Sea Ranch, California. Read more about the methodology here: http://www.somaticexpression.com/articles/EmbodyingNature.html

 

FEE
FOR THIS WORKSHOP AS A STAND-ALONE EVENT:
Regular: $110
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THIS WORKSHOP ONLY

REGISTER Concurrently with Ecopsychology Conference, FEE:  $99  (Save 10%)

CEU CERTIFICATE: $10  (FOR THIS WORKSHOP ONLY)

CANCELLATION POLICY:

We will refund any registration fee minus a $30 handling charge for any cancellations received one week (i.e., by March 12) in advance via email (events@holosinstitute.net).  Cancellations within a week of the event are non-refundable.
Full refund if this event is cancelled due to weather.

CONTINUING EDUCATION:

This course meets the qualifications for 6 hours of continuing education credit for MFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.
Holos Institute is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CEPA 90905) to sponsor continuing education for MFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs . Holos maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.
CEU certificates will be available at the end of this workshop but you must pre-register and pay for CEUs.

Learning objectives:

At the end of this workshop, participants will

1) Be able to list at least 3 somatic tools for enlivening the body and quieting the mind

2) Be able to describe their environment pre-verbally to access somatic-emotional information

3) Be able to describe a list of somatic-emotional information into symbolic actions, images and wordplay

4) Be able to explain clinical applications of this methodology

Embodying Nature, Becoming Ourselves: A Somatic and Expressive Protocol2017-02-01T19:15:26-08:00
1 02, 2017

Embodying Nature, Becoming Ourselves: A Somatic and Expressive Protocol

2017-02-01T19:15:26-08:00

Post-Conference Workshop
with Jamie McHugh

noon – 6:00 pm on Mt. Tamalpais, Mill Valley, CA (details TBA)

ABOUT THIS WORKSHOP:

We are elements of nature: our soma and psyche are reflections of the planet, each intricately embedded in the other. In this era of rapid information processing, high-speed technology, and sedentary workplaces in urban environments, it can be challenging to remember this essential relationship. We can lose our ground and our connection to the planet on the freeway of life, especially when our minds juggle so much input, expectation, and obligation. The body and soul often get left behind in this overwhelm as we shut down and tune out to cope. How do we quiet the monkey mind and receive our environment? And once we are in relationship with place, how do we engage and interact? In this somatic and expressive approach to becoming more fully human as elemental creatures, we combine the technologies of breath, vocalization, contact, movement and stillness to occupy our soma/psyche and open the portals of perception. We discover how tree, rock, sky, and water reflect aspects of our being by embodying and expressing them. Spontaneous dances, intuitive songs, creative writings and inner contemplations effortlessly emerge as we invite in the spirit of place through this sensory motor encounter.

This daylong workshop on Mount Tamalpais combines practice, theory and application to provide you with a set of somatic-expressive tools and a conceptual map for embodying nature as well as a template for guiding others. This approach has been of particular interest to dancers, environmentalists, movement educators, and eco-psychologists.

LOGISTICS:

The entire afternoon workshop will be spent outdoors on the verdant hills of MT. Tamalpais State Park. Please dress in appropriate layers and wear study walking shoes (closed toe with good grip) and hat. Bring a bagged lunch, snacks and full water bottle.  Further details will be sent one week prior.

PRESENTER:

Jamie McHugh, RSMT is a Registered Somatic Movement Therapist, somatic coach, dancer, and artist living on the California coast. The creator of Somatic Expression® – Body Wisdom for Modern Minds, Jamie has guided somatic-expressive encounters with the natural world for the past 25 years. “Embodying Nature” has been presented through Tamalpa Institute in Marin, Breitenbush Hot Springs in Oregon, Alanus University in Germany, Orchidea Lodge in Switzerland, and at Sea Ranch, California. Read more about the methodology here: http://www.somaticexpression.com/articles/EmbodyingNature.html

 

FEE
FOR THIS WORKSHOP AS A STAND-ALONE EVENT:
Regular: $110
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THIS WORKSHOP ONLY

REGISTER Concurrently with Ecopsychology Conference, FEE:  $99  (Save 10%)

CEU CERTIFICATE: $10  (FOR THIS WORKSHOP ONLY)

CANCELLATION POLICY:

We will refund any registration fee minus a $30 handling charge for any cancellations received one week (i.e., by March 12) in advance via email (events@holosinstitute.net).  Cancellations within a week of the event are non-refundable.
Full refund if this event is cancelled due to weather.

CONTINUING EDUCATION:

This course meets the qualifications for 6 hours of continuing education credit for MFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.
Holos Institute is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CEPA 90905) to sponsor continuing education for MFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs . Holos maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.
CEU certificates will be available at the end of this workshop but you must pre-register and pay for CEUs.

Learning objectives:

At the end of this workshop, participants will

1) Be able to list at least 3 somatic tools for enlivening the body and quieting the mind

2) Be able to describe their environment pre-verbally to access somatic-emotional information

3) Be able to describe a list of somatic-emotional information into symbolic actions, images and wordplay

4) Be able to explain clinical applications of this methodology

Embodying Nature, Becoming Ourselves: A Somatic and Expressive Protocol2017-02-01T19:15:26-08:00
20 08, 2016

Four Days of Nature Bliss: Letting Nature Seep into the Bones

2016-08-20T11:16:00-07:00

Four Days of Nature Bliss: Letting the Natural World Seep into the Bones

a deep retreat offering your body and soul a moment to rest, restore, and renew

Thursday, May 4 through Sunday, May 7, 2017
Mendocino, CA
with Jan Edl Stein, MFT

14 continuing education units  available for MFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, Clinical Psychologists and Registered Nurses
(scroll down for more details)

In the rolling hills of the Anderson Valley of Mendocino County, California, come taste stillness and re-member your embodied self.   This 3 night/4 day retreat is focused on the returning to our senses, discovering a world ensouled as we delve into our own inner landscapes and welcome the natural world as it seeps into us at a cellular level.. This is a retreat where an inquiry into the nature of the self is found in the mirror of nature.
This retreat is designed to support you in renewing your physical, emotional and spiritual resilience at a time of great demand and stress.

We will call upon contemplative practices, mindfulness meditation, prayer, traditional shamanic journeys, nature -based meditations (both stillness and movement) and some earth-based ritual.  There will be sharing in mindful council and holding a space for dreamtime inquiry while holding a respect for deep silence and introversion for renewal.  We will invite our selves to see the sacredness of the natural world and welcome that moment when we are apprehended by elements of the natural world and may dialog with a world ensouled.  The core of the practice will be contained in the journeys into our inner landscapes where we can form deep connection with allies who can inform our actions and perceptions in the outer landscapes of our lives.
There will be solo contemplative time on the land completed with council style sharing.

This retreat will be of value to those interested in personal regeneration, enhanced creativity and wellness, and heightened spiritual awareness. It is an excellent adjunct to therapy, as well as a powerful method of self-care for helping professionals.  Self-care is encouraged during the retreat.

This retreat is open to anyone who yearns for a deep retreat and renewal of energy.
For the psychotherapists who attend, it will be an embodied teaching of deep retreat with just enough didactic practice to have witness to the personal process without interrupting your inner process.

The retreat will be hosted at a private retreat center which includes over 600 acres of rolling grasslands, expansive views and extensive trails amidst a rich and bio-diverse ecosystem in the rolling inland hills of Mendocino County.

Details
Arrival time on site is between 1:30 and 2:00 pm on Thursday.
Upon arrival, we will have refreshments and hearty snacks ready for you.  You will have time to settle into your room and explore the land. The program will “officially” begin at 3:00 pm with an introduction to the place, each other and an opening meditation. We will have our indoor work in a spacious, well-appointed yurt that is tucked away from the road.  We will have plenty of time, both structured and free, to wander the gorgeous rolling hills and forests of the valley. We will serve delicious, organic meals starting with Thursday evening dinner through Sunday lunch.  The lunch and dinners will be catered.  Breakfast will be self-serve with a wide variety of choices.  We will do our best to accommodate food allergies and preferences.

PLEASE NOTE: You will receive  an email with detailed directions and suggestions of what to pack about 2 weeks in advance of the retreat.

Accommodations and Fees
There are a variety of accommodations to fit individual preferences. These range from an elegant farm house to more rustic rooms.  Some are close to the main house/dining room and some are more remote.  All are very comfortable and beautifully furnished .
Please explore the choices below with links to photos and detailed descriptions.
We will make every effort to place you in your top choice of accommodation but choices are based on date of reservation.  If you register late, you may need to consider second choices.

~The fees listed include lodging, all meals (from Thursday dinner to Sunday lunch plus snacks) and tuition~

Choice of housing is on a first come/first served basis.

~  DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE  (see below)

*USE PROMO CODE: EARLY10 TO GET a 10% DISCOUNT WHEN YOU REGISTER  BEFORE April 1, 2017 AND pay IN FULL by that date.
* Contact Jan directly at jan@holosinstitue.net if you need financial assistance.  There are no longer work/trade positions available but a small discount may be negotiated.

Platform Tents
Permanent “glamping” tents on gorgeous rolling hills with bathroom access a short walk from the tents.

Shared (2 people)   $775
Single                        $910

Barn Rooms
Upstairs in a classic country barn with shared half bath and short walk to shower house.

Shared (2 people)    $875
Single                          $940

Bunk House

Bunk beds in spacious octagonal building with own kitchen and full bath.
Accommodates up to 8 people

Shared                      $900

Farm House
Graciously restored four bedroom farmhouse. Some rooms with en-suite.

King and Queen beds available for couples or close friends.

Shared (2 people)   $950
Single                        $1200

CEU Certificate
$15  This an additional fee for anyone requesting a BBSE compliant CEU certificate

Cancellation/Refund Policy

Cancellations BEFORE April 15 will be refunded any fees paid minus a $75 processing charge.
Cancellations ON OR AFTER April 15 are non-refundable unless your spot can be filled, and again, are subject to the $75 processing fee.
Any grievances may be taken up with Jan Edl Stein directly.

If you have any concerns, questions or need special accommodations, kindly contact Jan directly at jan@holosinstitute.net or 415.751.1307.

Continuing Education Credits
Holos Institute is a CAMFT Approved CEU Provider #90905

This course meets the qualifications for 14  hours of continuing education credit  for MFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavior Sciences. Holos Institute is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for MFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs .
Holos maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

CEs for psychologists are provided by the Spiritual Competency Resource Center which is co-sponsoring this program. Spiritual Competency Resource Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Spiritual Competency Resource Center maintains responsibility for theprogram and its content.California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN Provider CEP10318) for licensed nurses in California through the cosponsorship of the Institute of Noetic Sciences. California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE credits for license renewal by LCSWs and MFTs for programs from approved sponsors of CE by the American Psychological Association.  For questions about CE visit www.spiritualcompetency.com or contactDavid Lukoff, PhD at david.lukoff@gmail.com

In addition to the retreat components CEU participants will be offered 2 lunch time discussions and one evening didactic program in addition to the regular program. We will explore principles of ecopsychology and how they are being applied in this particular retreat.  Topics to be covered will be: the ecopsychology orientation, how eco-therapy works, ways that one may apply eco-therapy and how ecopsychology is addressing climate grief.

At the end of this retreat, CEU participants will be able to:
~  name 3 levels of applied ecopsychology
~  describe how a nature based approach to healing is expressed in a clinical setting
~ demonstrate ways in which the outer landscape reflects the inner landscape
~ identify at least 3 ways to guide a client into a “nature resourced” state
~ name ways in which grief for the environment and social climate may be transformed into hope
~ list at least 5 practices of resilience
~ facilitate a process of council
~ describe a technique for exploring an inner landscape
~ identify resources for managing climate change anxiety

Four Days of Nature Bliss: Letting Nature Seep into the Bones2016-08-20T11:16:00-07:00
20 08, 2016

Four Days of Nature Bliss: Letting Nature Seep into the Bones

2016-08-20T11:16:00-07:00

Four Days of Nature Bliss: Letting the Natural World Seep into the Bones

a deep retreat offering your body and soul a moment to rest, restore, and renew

Thursday, May 4 through Sunday, May 7, 2017
Mendocino, CA
with Jan Edl Stein, MFT

14 continuing education units  available for MFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, Clinical Psychologists and Registered Nurses
(scroll down for more details)

In the rolling hills of the Anderson Valley of Mendocino County, California, come taste stillness and re-member your embodied self.   This 3 night/4 day retreat is focused on the returning to our senses, discovering a world ensouled as we delve into our own inner landscapes and welcome the natural world as it seeps into us at a cellular level.. This is a retreat where an inquiry into the nature of the self is found in the mirror of nature.
This retreat is designed to support you in renewing your physical, emotional and spiritual resilience at a time of great demand and stress.

We will call upon contemplative practices, mindfulness meditation, prayer, traditional shamanic journeys, nature -based meditations (both stillness and movement) and some earth-based ritual.  There will be sharing in mindful council and holding a space for dreamtime inquiry while holding a respect for deep silence and introversion for renewal.  We will invite our selves to see the sacredness of the natural world and welcome that moment when we are apprehended by elements of the natural world and may dialog with a world ensouled.  The core of the practice will be contained in the journeys into our inner landscapes where we can form deep connection with allies who can inform our actions and perceptions in the outer landscapes of our lives.
There will be solo contemplative time on the land completed with council style sharing.

This retreat will be of value to those interested in personal regeneration, enhanced creativity and wellness, and heightened spiritual awareness. It is an excellent adjunct to therapy, as well as a powerful method of self-care for helping professionals.  Self-care is encouraged during the retreat.

This retreat is open to anyone who yearns for a deep retreat and renewal of energy.
For the psychotherapists who attend, it will be an embodied teaching of deep retreat with just enough didactic practice to have witness to the personal process without interrupting your inner process.

The retreat will be hosted at a private retreat center which includes over 600 acres of rolling grasslands, expansive views and extensive trails amidst a rich and bio-diverse ecosystem in the rolling inland hills of Mendocino County.

Details
Arrival time on site is between 1:30 and 2:00 pm on Thursday.
Upon arrival, we will have refreshments and hearty snacks ready for you.  You will have time to settle into your room and explore the land. The program will “officially” begin at 3:00 pm with an introduction to the place, each other and an opening meditation. We will have our indoor work in a spacious, well-appointed yurt that is tucked away from the road.  We will have plenty of time, both structured and free, to wander the gorgeous rolling hills and forests of the valley. We will serve delicious, organic meals starting with Thursday evening dinner through Sunday lunch.  The lunch and dinners will be catered.  Breakfast will be self-serve with a wide variety of choices.  We will do our best to accommodate food allergies and preferences.

PLEASE NOTE: You will receive  an email with detailed directions and suggestions of what to pack about 2 weeks in advance of the retreat.

Accommodations and Fees
There are a variety of accommodations to fit individual preferences. These range from an elegant farm house to more rustic rooms.  Some are close to the main house/dining room and some are more remote.  All are very comfortable and beautifully furnished .
Please explore the choices below with links to photos and detailed descriptions.
We will make every effort to place you in your top choice of accommodation but choices are based on date of reservation.  If you register late, you may need to consider second choices.

~The fees listed include lodging, all meals (from Thursday dinner to Sunday lunch plus snacks) and tuition~

Choice of housing is on a first come/first served basis.

~  DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE  (see below)

*USE PROMO CODE: EARLY10 TO GET a 10% DISCOUNT WHEN YOU REGISTER  BEFORE April 1, 2017 AND pay IN FULL by that date.
* Contact Jan directly at jan@holosinstitue.net if you need financial assistance.  There are no longer work/trade positions available but a small discount may be negotiated.

Platform Tents
Permanent “glamping” tents on gorgeous rolling hills with bathroom access a short walk from the tents.

Shared (2 people)   $775
Single                        $910

Barn Rooms
Upstairs in a classic country barn with shared half bath and short walk to shower house.

Shared (2 people)    $875
Single                          $940

Bunk House

Bunk beds in spacious octagonal building with own kitchen and full bath.
Accommodates up to 8 people

Shared                      $900

Farm House
Graciously restored four bedroom farmhouse. Some rooms with en-suite.

King and Queen beds available for couples or close friends.

Shared (2 people)   $950
Single                        $1200

CEU Certificate
$15  This an additional fee for anyone requesting a BBSE compliant CEU certificate

Cancellation/Refund Policy

Cancellations BEFORE April 15 will be refunded any fees paid minus a $75 processing charge.
Cancellations ON OR AFTER April 15 are non-refundable unless your spot can be filled, and again, are subject to the $75 processing fee.
Any grievances may be taken up with Jan Edl Stein directly.

If you have any concerns, questions or need special accommodations, kindly contact Jan directly at jan@holosinstitute.net or 415.751.1307.

Continuing Education Credits
Holos Institute is a CAMFT Approved CEU Provider #90905

This course meets the qualifications for 14  hours of continuing education credit  for MFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavior Sciences. Holos Institute is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for MFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs .
Holos maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

CEs for psychologists are provided by the Spiritual Competency Resource Center which is co-sponsoring this program. Spiritual Competency Resource Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Spiritual Competency Resource Center maintains responsibility for theprogram and its content.California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN Provider CEP10318) for licensed nurses in California through the cosponsorship of the Institute of Noetic Sciences. California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE credits for license renewal by LCSWs and MFTs for programs from approved sponsors of CE by the American Psychological Association.  For questions about CE visit www.spiritualcompetency.com or contactDavid Lukoff, PhD at david.lukoff@gmail.com

In addition to the retreat components CEU participants will be offered 2 lunch time discussions and one evening didactic program in addition to the regular program. We will explore principles of ecopsychology and how they are being applied in this particular retreat.  Topics to be covered will be: the ecopsychology orientation, how eco-therapy works, ways that one may apply eco-therapy and how ecopsychology is addressing climate grief.

At the end of this retreat, CEU participants will be able to:
~  name 3 levels of applied ecopsychology
~  describe how a nature based approach to healing is expressed in a clinical setting
~ demonstrate ways in which the outer landscape reflects the inner landscape
~ identify at least 3 ways to guide a client into a “nature resourced” state
~ name ways in which grief for the environment and social climate may be transformed into hope
~ list at least 5 practices of resilience
~ facilitate a process of council
~ describe a technique for exploring an inner landscape
~ identify resources for managing climate change anxiety

Four Days of Nature Bliss: Letting Nature Seep into the Bones2016-08-20T11:16:00-07:00
20 08, 2016

Four Days of Nature Bliss: Letting Nature Seep into the Bones

2016-08-20T11:16:00-07:00

Four Days of Nature Bliss: Letting the Natural World Seep into the Bones

a deep retreat offering your body and soul a moment to rest, restore, and renew

Thursday, May 4 through Sunday, May 7, 2017
Mendocino, CA
with Jan Edl Stein, MFT

14 continuing education units  available for MFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, Clinical Psychologists and Registered Nurses
(scroll down for more details)

In the rolling hills of the Anderson Valley of Mendocino County, California, come taste stillness and re-member your embodied self.   This 3 night/4 day retreat is focused on the returning to our senses, discovering a world ensouled as we delve into our own inner landscapes and welcome the natural world as it seeps into us at a cellular level.. This is a retreat where an inquiry into the nature of the self is found in the mirror of nature.
This retreat is designed to support you in renewing your physical, emotional and spiritual resilience at a time of great demand and stress.

We will call upon contemplative practices, mindfulness meditation, prayer, traditional shamanic journeys, nature -based meditations (both stillness and movement) and some earth-based ritual.  There will be sharing in mindful council and holding a space for dreamtime inquiry while holding a respect for deep silence and introversion for renewal.  We will invite our selves to see the sacredness of the natural world and welcome that moment when we are apprehended by elements of the natural world and may dialog with a world ensouled.  The core of the practice will be contained in the journeys into our inner landscapes where we can form deep connection with allies who can inform our actions and perceptions in the outer landscapes of our lives.
There will be solo contemplative time on the land completed with council style sharing.

This retreat will be of value to those interested in personal regeneration, enhanced creativity and wellness, and heightened spiritual awareness. It is an excellent adjunct to therapy, as well as a powerful method of self-care for helping professionals.  Self-care is encouraged during the retreat.

This retreat is open to anyone who yearns for a deep retreat and renewal of energy.
For the psychotherapists who attend, it will be an embodied teaching of deep retreat with just enough didactic practice to have witness to the personal process without interrupting your inner process.

The retreat will be hosted at a private retreat center which includes over 600 acres of rolling grasslands, expansive views and extensive trails amidst a rich and bio-diverse ecosystem in the rolling inland hills of Mendocino County.

Details
Arrival time on site is between 1:30 and 2:00 pm on Thursday.
Upon arrival, we will have refreshments and hearty snacks ready for you.  You will have time to settle into your room and explore the land. The program will “officially” begin at 3:00 pm with an introduction to the place, each other and an opening meditation. We will have our indoor work in a spacious, well-appointed yurt that is tucked away from the road.  We will have plenty of time, both structured and free, to wander the gorgeous rolling hills and forests of the valley. We will serve delicious, organic meals starting with Thursday evening dinner through Sunday lunch.  The lunch and dinners will be catered.  Breakfast will be self-serve with a wide variety of choices.  We will do our best to accommodate food allergies and preferences.

PLEASE NOTE: You will receive  an email with detailed directions and suggestions of what to pack about 2 weeks in advance of the retreat.

Accommodations and Fees
There are a variety of accommodations to fit individual preferences. These range from an elegant farm house to more rustic rooms.  Some are close to the main house/dining room and some are more remote.  All are very comfortable and beautifully furnished .
Please explore the choices below with links to photos and detailed descriptions.
We will make every effort to place you in your top choice of accommodation but choices are based on date of reservation.  If you register late, you may need to consider second choices.

~The fees listed include lodging, all meals (from Thursday dinner to Sunday lunch plus snacks) and tuition~

Choice of housing is on a first come/first served basis.

~  DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE  (see below)

*USE PROMO CODE: EARLY10 TO GET a 10% DISCOUNT WHEN YOU REGISTER  BEFORE April 1, 2017 AND pay IN FULL by that date.
* Contact Jan directly at jan@holosinstitue.net if you need financial assistance.  There are no longer work/trade positions available but a small discount may be negotiated.

Platform Tents
Permanent “glamping” tents on gorgeous rolling hills with bathroom access a short walk from the tents.

Shared (2 people)   $775
Single                        $910

Barn Rooms
Upstairs in a classic country barn with shared half bath and short walk to shower house.

Shared (2 people)    $875
Single                          $940

Bunk House

Bunk beds in spacious octagonal building with own kitchen and full bath.
Accommodates up to 8 people

Shared                      $900

Farm House
Graciously restored four bedroom farmhouse. Some rooms with en-suite.

King and Queen beds available for couples or close friends.

Shared (2 people)   $950
Single                        $1200

CEU Certificate
$15  This an additional fee for anyone requesting a BBSE compliant CEU certificate

Cancellation/Refund Policy

Cancellations BEFORE April 15 will be refunded any fees paid minus a $75 processing charge.
Cancellations ON OR AFTER April 15 are non-refundable unless your spot can be filled, and again, are subject to the $75 processing fee.
Any grievances may be taken up with Jan Edl Stein directly.

If you have any concerns, questions or need special accommodations, kindly contact Jan directly at jan@holosinstitute.net or 415.751.1307.

Continuing Education Credits
Holos Institute is a CAMFT Approved CEU Provider #90905

This course meets the qualifications for 14  hours of continuing education credit  for MFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavior Sciences. Holos Institute is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for MFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs .
Holos maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

CEs for psychologists are provided by the Spiritual Competency Resource Center which is co-sponsoring this program. Spiritual Competency Resource Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Spiritual Competency Resource Center maintains responsibility for theprogram and its content.California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN Provider CEP10318) for licensed nurses in California through the cosponsorship of the Institute of Noetic Sciences. California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE credits for license renewal by LCSWs and MFTs for programs from approved sponsors of CE by the American Psychological Association.  For questions about CE visit www.spiritualcompetency.com or contactDavid Lukoff, PhD at david.lukoff@gmail.com

In addition to the retreat components CEU participants will be offered 2 lunch time discussions and one evening didactic program in addition to the regular program. We will explore principles of ecopsychology and how they are being applied in this particular retreat.  Topics to be covered will be: the ecopsychology orientation, how eco-therapy works, ways that one may apply eco-therapy and how ecopsychology is addressing climate grief.

At the end of this retreat, CEU participants will be able to:
~  name 3 levels of applied ecopsychology
~  describe how a nature based approach to healing is expressed in a clinical setting
~ demonstrate ways in which the outer landscape reflects the inner landscape
~ identify at least 3 ways to guide a client into a “nature resourced” state
~ name ways in which grief for the environment and social climate may be transformed into hope
~ list at least 5 practices of resilience
~ facilitate a process of council
~ describe a technique for exploring an inner landscape
~ identify resources for managing climate change anxiety

Four Days of Nature Bliss: Letting Nature Seep into the Bones2016-08-20T11:16:00-07:00
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