Workshops and Retreats
Trauma, Addiction & Awakening
A day of inquiry with Matt and Luke
This is a men’s only course as requested by the center hosting the event.
January 11th, 2020
Matt Nettleton (Facilitator and Trainer of the Kiloby Inquires) & Luke Hay (Living Inquiries Facilitator) will support you in exploring, through self-inquiry, the causes of trauma, addictions and the implications on the body and identity.
Learn how trauma is stored within the body’s energetic system, and within the emotional body. Events from the past that cause distress leave an energetic imprint within the body, which shows up as different kinds of sensation we label as pain, anxiety, depression, trauma, tension, fear, anger, rage, loss etc. The resistance to feeling these sensations results in addiction.
These sensations are held in place by the narratives which are playing within the unconscious. In this workshop you will learn how each narrative is stuck or velcro´d down onto the sensation which inhibits the energy to process itself. At the heart of each narrative is a core belief of deficiency we believe to be true about ourselves.
`Trauma is not what happens to us,
it’s what we tell ourselves as a result of what happens to us.‘
Learn to be with the narrative from the space of awareness, and watch the stories dissolve, creating space to come out of the mind and be with the sensation on a somatic level. The result is the energy processing itself and the end of the repetitive stories and limiting identities that unconsciously control our lives.
This is a practical and experiential workshop. It might be confronting to some at times, but we hope it will ultimately be rewarding. Join us for this full day of insights, deeper perspectives and understanding of the true causes of suffering.
Using the Living Inquiries With Family Constellations to Work With Trauma
with Olaug Rønningsdalen
January 12th, 19th and 26th 2020
We humans are born into this world as extremely vulnerable beings. Equipped with such a developed and sensitive nervous system, no one, even in comparatively harmonious families, would be able to grow up without pain that leaves mental wounds. In addition, there are often unsolved traumas in the family that may automatically trigger us and show up in various forms of mental strain. Even if we are not exposed to abuse and we get our physical needs covered, our parents’ or grandparents’ displaced traumatic events will create a disruption in the psychic energy exchange between us and our loved ones. Examples might include a lack of being seen, heard and felt that makes us shut down or fight for contact; a sense of isolation, inner struggle and inability to reach out. These are patterns that we can carry with us all our lives without completely gaining hold of the dynamics. Our ancestors’ trauma turns into ours.
Epigenetic research now confirms that experiences of strong fear can create genetic changes that are inherited by descendants. Fragments of life experiences, memories and bodily sensations stemming from our ancestors can live on in our inner selves. It can be difficult to dissolve the inherited traumas as they, even in profound processes, do not resonate with our own experiences and memories.
Many years of experience with Family Constellations, and processes in my own life, have shown that to emotionally come into contact with our parents’ and grandparents’ unsolved traumas can be a strong catalyst that can liberate us from wounds stemming from family secrets. It creates flow in our enclosed energy, and opens us up for understanding and love.
Combining Living Inquiries and Family Constellations creates a powerful and effective synthesis. Family Constellations put us on the trail of the origins of inherited trauma, and Living Inquiries gives us the tools to explore in what way they live on in us, and how we might transform them in order to release enclosed energy and create peace.
I AM ENOUGH, I HAVE ENOUGH
Is Money Your Issue?
with Sumitra Burton and Dorene Palmer
February 9th, 16th and March 1st 2020
What do you notice in your body when you see or hear the words, “I am enough, I have enough”? Does your body contract or tense in resistance to their truth, or can you fully relax into them?
When you wake in the morning, what are the beliefs that resurface as you step into your day? How do you see your “status” in your world, your place in the hierarchy of your family, your work, your neighborhood, your world in general?
Money plays a powerful role in how we judge our success in all our various roles. Our self-image and relationships are profoundly affected by our earning capacity and our basic beliefs around money. There is often a conflict or misunderstanding about supporting one’s self and living a spiritual life.
What would it take to feel relaxed and at ease with the coming and going of money in our lives? And then to truly align our relationship with money and our core values?
Join us in using the powerful tools of the Living Inquiries to discover and explore our core beliefs, including our ancestral conditioning about money and abundance.
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