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Aug
25
Sun
Our Sacred Stories; Honoring Wounds, Honoring Love: A Deepening Course @ Online Zoom
Aug 25 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Our Sacred Stories; Honoring Wounds, Honoring Love: A Deepening Course @ Online Zoom

Details

DaySunday
Date August 18th, 25th and September 8th 
Time 12:00 noon PT / 3:00 pm ET / 8:00 pm UK / 9:00 pm CET
Language(s) English
Location Online Zoom
Length Three 2-hour classes (6 hours of group calls) plus six individual sessions
Payment a sliding scale of $550-$650
Contact Lisa Meuser: [email protected] for more info
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Our stories may be different, and yet they are all sacred.
It has taken my whole life to fully understand that that wounds and their corresponding stories are to be honored. I now experience wounds, and the stories of wounds, as sacred, grace filled, and also as the way Home.  In this deepening course we will explore our sacred stories, in ways that feel safe to us, in a way that we choose.

Shame kept my stories hidden, from myself and from others.
This hiding was often retraumatizing in that repression is oppressive, and oppression traumatizes. Telling my stories had the opposite effect. Telling my stories, first to myself, and then, when it felt safe, with another, had a liberating influence that left me feeling a sense of real empowerment – maybe for the first time in my life.

Naming and believing my stories was deep work and took courage in that it was often counter-intuitive based on all the strategies I’d learned to keep silent, and more so, to pretend. It was profoundly healing to be in my own truth, after giving it away for so long.  For me, being in the compassionate company of others was an immensely important part of the healing process.

The wound is the place where the Light enters you. Rumi
It is crucial that as we heal from our wounds, we find safe spaces and safe people who listen to and believe in our stories – to our sacred, lived experiences. This produces a beautiful fertile ground “for the Light to come in.” Your stories are the hallowed ground of your being, and will be fully honored in our sacred and carefully created container.

Every day I witness immense freedom when people feel safe enough to honestly connect to their stories – to their actual lived experiences instead of the pretend life they held onto in their minds.  There is often immense freedom that comes when stories and wounds are allowed, named, spoken, expressed, and felt.  It is something far beyond what the linear mind understands, and births a sense of empowerment that is known from deep within the being. Neuropathways shift, one’s sense of safety in the world changes, and relationships with life are transformed. Possibilities we couldn’t even imagine reveal themselves.

To read more of my journey in how sharing my sacred stories changed my life, please read my blog post.

A safe container for us evolve together
Join me in this course as we explore together. Using tools and practices I have developed and learned through my training in holding sacred circles, I will compassionately and gently journey with you as you safely get to know your stories, your wounds, and the Love that holds it all. We will use simple yet profound writing and experiential practices to slowly and gently explore our unique lives. No previous writing experience needed. Sharing and participation will be optional.

This course and your private 1:1 sessions will utilize gentle embodied experiential practices designed to safely explore your various experiences – shame, depression, anxiety, compulsions, identities, body contractions, debilitating thoughts and/or memories and more.  You will become familiar with the nervous system, vigilance centers, the fight-flight-freeze-feign responses, and attachment theory. You will learn profound ways to support and be kind and loving with yourself, just as you are, without needing to pretend or be different. I will be facilitating and guiding you in practices which will start to re-wire your nervous system and limbic system in ways that are sustainable and profound. Lastly, you will get to experience the different inquiries first hand, and be able to practice skills for learning how to self-inquire.

You will have recordings so that you can practice on your own between class dates, which will help replace old habitual behaviors with new useful behaviors. All of this will set the stage for deeper self-intimacy and knowing, with compassion and love.

 

Course Information:

When: Group sessions will be August 18, August 25, and September 8, 3pm-5pm EST

Where: This is an online course. I use Zoom, which is similar to Skype. You can attend from anywhere in the world using a phone, iPad type of device, or computer.

What: On top of the 3 group sessions, you will receive a total of six individual facilitations: Four with Senior Facilitator Trainer Lisa Meuser and two facilitations with Certified Living Inquiries Facilitators. The investment is a sliding scale of $550-$650. This counts as a prerequisite for applying for the Living Inquiries facilitator training. Please contact me if you only want to attend the course without the private sessions.

All classes will be recorded so if you are unable to attend one, you’ll receive the recording. Also included in the course will be multiple Natural Rest and guided rest audios and videos, and a private FB group for participants to share and receive support.

Scholarship spots available by application as a part of my commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.

Also included is free attendance to the August and September Embodied Gatherings. (Dates and Times TBA). Read about the July Gatherings here.

Space is limited. First offering will be towards current clients and Gathering participants. The container of this group is extremely important to me. All participates will be required to fill out a brief application.

Please email me for questions. [email protected]

 

Events are shown in Pacific Time (PT). Check the details for other time zones such as Eastern Time (ET), GMT (UK time) , Central European Time (CET) or go to http://www.worldtimebuddy.com/ or https://www.timeanddate.com/ to check out the equivalent time for your own location.

Zoom is an online video conferencing platform like Skype. To join the meeting click the link supplied by your course facilitator after registration. You can also download the free Zoom app here https://zoom.us/download. It’s a good idea to test the Zoom link on your device by clicking through it sometime before you attend your first Zoom meeting. (If another meeting is in progress that Zoom “room” will be locked.)

 

Kiloby Center Family Services Online Support Program @ Online Zoom
Aug 25 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Details

Date– every Sunday
Time –4:00pm PT / 7:00pm ET / 12:00 midnight UK / 1:00am CET (Monday)
Language(s) – English
Location – online via Zoom, contact us for the link
Length – 90 minutes
Payment – First two meetings free
Contact[email protected]      http://kilobyfamilyservices.com
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We provide professional facilitation to support and educate all family members about everyone’s role in addiction. Our online group program is not simply learning about ideas and terminology. We integrate a sophisticated family systems approach with a weekly practice group which enables the whole family to change. The chances of a newly sober family member remaining symptom-free is exponentially increased if the whole family is involved in treatment and engaging in new behaviors. Addiction is a family affair and everyone benefits from learning and growth.

In order to become a more functional sober family and support sobriety for the long-term, families benefit from not only learning the theory behind what makes family’s function better, but also learning about the anxiety that motivates their helping behavior. By integrating role play, family systems theory, breathing practices (to strengthen the nervous system) and the Living Inquiries we get at the root of habitual behavior that underlies the addictive family patterns.
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Events are shown in Pacific Time (PT). Check the details for other time zones such as Eastern Time (ET), GMT (UK time) , Central European Time (CET) or go to http://www.worldtimebuddy.com/ or https://www.timeanddate.com/ to check out the equivalent time for your own location.
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Zoom is an online video conferencing platform like Skype. To join the meeting click the link you will be supplied. You can also download the free Zoom app here https://zoom.us/download.

Aug
26
Mon
Daily Natural Rest Practice @ Online Zoom
Aug 26 @ 4:00 am – 4:30 am

Details

Date – every day
Time – 5:00am PT / 8:00am ET / 1:00pm UK / 2:00pm CET
Language(s) – English
Location – online via Zoom https://zoom.us/j/645904638
Length – 30 minutes
Payment – Free
Contact[email protected]
Youtubehttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEJTxzTMjcI8gSfTOc_wcXA
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Join our online practice community for fifteen to thirty minutes a day for a guided healing practice. The foundation is breathing and relaxation. We often practice Natural Rest and Living Inquiries. We sit together in stillness, the space of awareness. We open to kindness and self-compassion for our experience, just as it is. We integrate supports for the nervous system. We explore feeling and sensation and the mind’s process of making meaning.
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There are skillful ways to work with thought, even when the mind is racing with anxiety or we are triggered by trauma into fight/flight/freeze. Our bodymind/nervous systems can be stressed by grief, healing from trauma and everyday life. Meeting together, practicing these powerful practices together, is transformative and healing. Join us live or when we’ve posted them on our Youtube channel. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEJTxzTMjcI8gSfTOc_wcXA
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Events are shown in Pacific Time (PT). Check the details for other time zones such as Eastern Time (ET), GMT (UK time) , Central European Time (CET) or go to http://www.worldtimebuddy.com/ or https://www.timeanddate.com/ to check out the equivalent time for your own location.
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Zoom is an online video conferencing platform like Skype. To join the meeting click the link supplied in Location details. You can also download the free Zoom app here https://zoom.us/download. It’s a good idea to test the Zoom link on your device by clicking through it sometime before you attend your first Zoom meeting. (If another meeting is in progress that Zoom “room” will be locked.)

Monday Come As You Are Natural Rest Group @ Online Zoom https://zoom.us/j/4012619074
Aug 26 @ 12:00 pm
Monday Come As You Are Natural Rest Group @ Online Zoom https://zoom.us/j/4012619074

Details

Date – Mondays
Time – 12pm PT / 3pm ET / 8pm UK / 9pm CET
Language(s) – English
Location – Online Zoom https://zoom.us/j/4012619074
Length – 60 minutes
Payment – FREE
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Hosted by Colm Burgoyne. The “Come As You Are” Natural Rest Group is an invitation for us to explore together using the Living Inquiries. Whether you are happy, sad, anxious or angry, I invite you to bring it along, as it is all welcome here.

Note our new meeting time will be an hour later from 16th April 2019. We’ll start at 12pm PT / 3pm ET / 8pm UK / 9pm CET.

Contact me: [email protected]

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Events are shown in Pacific Time (PT). Check the details for other time zones such as Eastern Time (ET), GMT (UK time) , Central European Time (CET) or go to http://www.worldtimebuddy.com/ or https://www.timeanddate.com/ to check out the equivalent time for your own location.
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Zoom is an online video conferencing platform like Skype. To join the meeting click the link you will be supplied with. You can also download the free Zoom app here https://zoom.us/download. It’s a good idea to test the Zoom link on your device by clicking through it sometime before you attend your first Zoom meeting. (If another meeting is in progress that Zoom “room” will be locked.)

Aug
27
Tue
Daily Natural Rest Practice @ Online Zoom
Aug 27 @ 4:00 am – 4:30 am

Details

Date – every day
Time – 5:00am PT / 8:00am ET / 1:00pm UK / 2:00pm CET
Language(s) – English
Location – online via Zoom https://zoom.us/j/645904638
Length – 30 minutes
Payment – Free
Contact[email protected]
Youtubehttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEJTxzTMjcI8gSfTOc_wcXA
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Join our online practice community for fifteen to thirty minutes a day for a guided healing practice. The foundation is breathing and relaxation. We often practice Natural Rest and Living Inquiries. We sit together in stillness, the space of awareness. We open to kindness and self-compassion for our experience, just as it is. We integrate supports for the nervous system. We explore feeling and sensation and the mind’s process of making meaning.
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There are skillful ways to work with thought, even when the mind is racing with anxiety or we are triggered by trauma into fight/flight/freeze. Our bodymind/nervous systems can be stressed by grief, healing from trauma and everyday life. Meeting together, practicing these powerful practices together, is transformative and healing. Join us live or when we’ve posted them on our Youtube channel. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEJTxzTMjcI8gSfTOc_wcXA
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Events are shown in Pacific Time (PT). Check the details for other time zones such as Eastern Time (ET), GMT (UK time) , Central European Time (CET) or go to http://www.worldtimebuddy.com/ or https://www.timeanddate.com/ to check out the equivalent time for your own location.
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Zoom is an online video conferencing platform like Skype. To join the meeting click the link supplied in Location details. You can also download the free Zoom app here https://zoom.us/download. It’s a good idea to test the Zoom link on your device by clicking through it sometime before you attend your first Zoom meeting. (If another meeting is in progress that Zoom “room” will be locked.)

Loving Our Bodies, Loving Ourselves (and btw Who Are We?) – Tuesday Group @ Online Zoom https://zoom.us/j/824987447
Aug 27 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Loving Our Bodies, Loving Ourselves (and btw Who Are We?) - Tuesday Group @ Online Zoom https://zoom.us/j/824987447

Details

Day – Tuesdays ongoing
Time – 2:00 pm PT / 5:00 pm ET / 10:00 pm UK / 11:00 pm CET
Language(s) – English
Location – Online Zoom https://zoom.us/j/824987447
Length – 90 minutes
Payment – Free!

No previous experience with the Living Inquiries necessary.

LOVING OUR BODIES ~ LOVING OURSELVES (and btw Who Are We?)
A Support Group for Women Using Self-Inquiry with Sumitra Judith Burton

Many of us find it difficult to accept and love our bodies and the more subtle parts of ourselves, just as we are. We’ve struggled from early in life with critical judgments of our bodies, minds and abilities. We are skillful at caring for others, and yet often can’t find compassion and peace for ourselves. And some of us have spent so much time caring for others that we’re hardly in touch with who we really are.

How, in this moment NOW, can we find acceptance and even love for ourselves — embracing our bodies and everything else about us, exactly as we are? Can we truly meet and release old patterns of shame, anxiety, depression and other stuck beliefs that often stem from earlier trauma?

Join me in an exploration of this theme, using the Living Inquiries NOW Practice, the Simple Inquiry, and other tools to help us unwind the tangled beliefs we’ve acquired throughout our lives, and which are no longer serving us.

Each week we will share how self-inquiry is affecting our lives, we’ll take time to “rest” together, to practice Inquiry with various tools, and to share our current personal experiences. In this way we can become proficient at Self-Inquiry and gradually unravel our old, stuck beliefs about the different aspects of ourselves, relaxing into a more natural state of self-acceptance and compassion. As well, the community spirit that arises from such sharing can be very supportive in our healing journey.

Cost: FREE! Please join us; newbies welcome each week!

Zoom Link for each meeting:   https://zoom.us/j/824987447 (see instructions below if you have not previously used Zoom)

Offered by: Sumitra Judith Burton* (Certified Facilitator of the Living Inquiries). (*I am called by both names: Sumitra, my Sanskrit name, pronounced Su-mee’-tra – and also Judith).

Please email me with any questions: [email protected]. I am happy to offer a free online chat, if you have other questions. You are also welcome to visit my website: www.awakeningfreedom.org.

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Events are shown in Pacific Time (PT). Check the details for other time zones such as Eastern Time (ET), GMT (UK time) , Central European Time (CET) or go to http://www.worldtimebuddy.com/ or https://www.timeanddate.com/ to check out the equivalent time for your own location.

Zoom is an online video conferencing platform like Skype. To join the meeting click the link supplied by your host. You can also download the free Zoom app here https://zoom.us/download. It’s a good idea to test the Zoom link on your device by clicking through it sometime before you attend your first Zoom meeting. (If another meeting is in progress that Zoom “room” will be locked.)
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Aug
28
Wed
Daily Natural Rest Practice @ Online Zoom
Aug 28 @ 4:00 am – 4:30 am

Details

Date – every day
Time – 5:00am PT / 8:00am ET / 1:00pm UK / 2:00pm CET
Language(s) – English
Location – online via Zoom https://zoom.us/j/645904638
Length – 30 minutes
Payment – Free
Contact[email protected]
Youtubehttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEJTxzTMjcI8gSfTOc_wcXA
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Join our online practice community for fifteen to thirty minutes a day for a guided healing practice. The foundation is breathing and relaxation. We often practice Natural Rest and Living Inquiries. We sit together in stillness, the space of awareness. We open to kindness and self-compassion for our experience, just as it is. We integrate supports for the nervous system. We explore feeling and sensation and the mind’s process of making meaning.
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There are skillful ways to work with thought, even when the mind is racing with anxiety or we are triggered by trauma into fight/flight/freeze. Our bodymind/nervous systems can be stressed by grief, healing from trauma and everyday life. Meeting together, practicing these powerful practices together, is transformative and healing. Join us live or when we’ve posted them on our Youtube channel. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEJTxzTMjcI8gSfTOc_wcXA
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Events are shown in Pacific Time (PT). Check the details for other time zones such as Eastern Time (ET), GMT (UK time) , Central European Time (CET) or go to http://www.worldtimebuddy.com/ or https://www.timeanddate.com/ to check out the equivalent time for your own location.
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Zoom is an online video conferencing platform like Skype. To join the meeting click the link supplied in Location details. You can also download the free Zoom app here https://zoom.us/download. It’s a good idea to test the Zoom link on your device by clicking through it sometime before you attend your first Zoom meeting. (If another meeting is in progress that Zoom “room” will be locked.)

Aug
29
Thu
Daily Natural Rest Practice @ Online Zoom
Aug 29 @ 4:00 am – 4:30 am

Details

Date – every day
Time – 5:00am PT / 8:00am ET / 1:00pm UK / 2:00pm CET
Language(s) – English
Location – online via Zoom https://zoom.us/j/645904638
Length – 30 minutes
Payment – Free
Contact[email protected]
Youtubehttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEJTxzTMjcI8gSfTOc_wcXA
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Join our online practice community for fifteen to thirty minutes a day for a guided healing practice. The foundation is breathing and relaxation. We often practice Natural Rest and Living Inquiries. We sit together in stillness, the space of awareness. We open to kindness and self-compassion for our experience, just as it is. We integrate supports for the nervous system. We explore feeling and sensation and the mind’s process of making meaning.
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There are skillful ways to work with thought, even when the mind is racing with anxiety or we are triggered by trauma into fight/flight/freeze. Our bodymind/nervous systems can be stressed by grief, healing from trauma and everyday life. Meeting together, practicing these powerful practices together, is transformative and healing. Join us live or when we’ve posted them on our Youtube channel. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEJTxzTMjcI8gSfTOc_wcXA
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Events are shown in Pacific Time (PT). Check the details for other time zones such as Eastern Time (ET), GMT (UK time) , Central European Time (CET) or go to http://www.worldtimebuddy.com/ or https://www.timeanddate.com/ to check out the equivalent time for your own location.
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Zoom is an online video conferencing platform like Skype. To join the meeting click the link supplied in Location details. You can also download the free Zoom app here https://zoom.us/download. It’s a good idea to test the Zoom link on your device by clicking through it sometime before you attend your first Zoom meeting. (If another meeting is in progress that Zoom “room” will be locked.)

Thursday Natural Rest Sexual Compulsions Support Group @ Online Zoom
Aug 29 @ 4:30 pm

Details.

Date – Thursdays
Time – 5:30pm PT / 8:30pm ET / 1:30am UK (Friday)
Language(s) – English
Location – Online Zoom
Length – 90 minutes
Payment – FREE
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This group is for both men and women and focuses on sexual addictions and compulsions. Are sexual compulsions/addictions or pornography diminishing your quality of life? Through the use of the Living Inquiries, we help support the turning and facing of the stories and conditioning that drive compulsive and addictive behaviors around sex or pornography. With your willingness to learn and use the practices practised here, you may find you have the means to break free.
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Contact  – [email protected] for more info.

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Events are shown in Pacific Time (PT). Check the details for other time zones such as Eastern Time (ET), GMT (UK time) , Central European Time (CET) or go to http://www.worldtimebuddy.com/ or https://www.timeanddate.com/ to check out the equivalent time for your own location.
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Zoom is an online video conferencing platform like Skype. To join the meeting click the link you will be supplied with. You can also download the free Zoom app here https://zoom.us/download.

Aug
30
Fri
Daily Natural Rest Practice @ Online Zoom
Aug 30 @ 4:00 am – 4:30 am

Details

Date – every day
Time – 5:00am PT / 8:00am ET / 1:00pm UK / 2:00pm CET
Language(s) – English
Location – online via Zoom https://zoom.us/j/645904638
Length – 30 minutes
Payment – Free
Contact[email protected]
Youtubehttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEJTxzTMjcI8gSfTOc_wcXA
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Join our online practice community for fifteen to thirty minutes a day for a guided healing practice. The foundation is breathing and relaxation. We often practice Natural Rest and Living Inquiries. We sit together in stillness, the space of awareness. We open to kindness and self-compassion for our experience, just as it is. We integrate supports for the nervous system. We explore feeling and sensation and the mind’s process of making meaning.
.
There are skillful ways to work with thought, even when the mind is racing with anxiety or we are triggered by trauma into fight/flight/freeze. Our bodymind/nervous systems can be stressed by grief, healing from trauma and everyday life. Meeting together, practicing these powerful practices together, is transformative and healing. Join us live or when we’ve posted them on our Youtube channel. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEJTxzTMjcI8gSfTOc_wcXA
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Events are shown in Pacific Time (PT). Check the details for other time zones such as Eastern Time (ET), GMT (UK time) , Central European Time (CET) or go to http://www.worldtimebuddy.com/ or https://www.timeanddate.com/ to check out the equivalent time for your own location.
.
Zoom is an online video conferencing platform like Skype. To join the meeting click the link supplied in Location details. You can also download the free Zoom app here https://zoom.us/download. It’s a good idea to test the Zoom link on your device by clicking through it sometime before you attend your first Zoom meeting. (If another meeting is in progress that Zoom “room” will be locked.)