Events: Seva Acupressure for Self-Care

DSCN4266Acupressure for Self Care: Seva Stress Release: Part 1 (3 hours)

Many cultures around the world practice giving service from the heart. Giving to another person with no expectation of personal gain (Seva) benefits the giver as well as the receiver. The Seva Stress Release program helps manage stress and promotes general relaxation, well-being, and Self-healing.

In this interactive three-hour workshop you will learn Seva through demonstration and hands-on practice, and take home six valuable and practical Self-care tools: acupressure, meditation and breath practices, mindfulness, journaling, and body-mind movement (Chakra Tai Chi).

Fee: $60 (Seva Part One is a pre-requisite for Seva Part Two)

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Seva Stress Release: Part Two (3 hours)

In this dynamic three-hour workshop you will learn how to use the Seva Acupressure protocol with others. You will learn through review, demonstration, and practicing the Seva protocol with other class participants, seated in chairs and lying fully clothed on massage tables. You will also deepen Self-awareness through practicing Chakra Tai Chi, meditation and breath practices, mindfulness, and use of an Awareness Journal.

Fee: $60

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Holmdel, New Jersey Class Schedule: (pre-registration required for Introductions and classes; Introductions not required for Seva Class)*

*Questions/Registration: Regina Rosenthal — 732-706-5216

May, 2013

Wednesday, May 1, 2013, 7-8:30 PM: Free Introduction to Seva & Self-Care

Saturday, May 4, 2013: Seva Acupressure for Self-Care Part 1 AND Seva Acupressure with Others Part 2

Seva Part 1: 9 AM – 12 Noon. Seva Part 2: 1 – 4 PM
(Part 1 & Part 2 can be taken on the same day or on separate days)

June, 2013:

Wednesday, June 12, 2013, 7-8:30 PM: Free Introduction to Seva and Self-Care

Saturday, June 15, 2013: Seva Acupressure for Self-Care Part 1 AND Seva Acupressure with Others Part 2

Seva Part 1: 9 AM – Noon. Seva Part 2: 1 – 4 PM
(Part 1 & Part 2 can be taken on the same day or on separate days)


                                                                                          

 

 

 

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Healing: Self-awareness, Self-Care, & Returning to the Authentic Self

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The healing journey takes us along many different pathways. As we travel, healing challenges us to remember and reestablish our internal and external connections within the Great Mystery that surrounds and enfolds us. It is this grand design that comes alive within us each time we reconnect with our heart and authentic Self.

Healing asks us to show up and be present. This is a huge challenge in today’s world, where we encounter constant stress and change. During three decades of practice as a physical therapist, clients continuously demonstrated how three strategies enabled them to live and maximize daily health and well-being:

  1. increase Self-awareness
  2. use Self-care practices
  3. reconnect with the heart and authentic Self

These strategies and practices enhance our ability to respond and create a greater sense of wholeness throughout our being — body, mind, emotions, and soul or life force.  Learning and applying these practices is key to developing strength, flexibility, resilience, and a sense of personal empowerment during life and healing.

All healing involves Self-healing. This heart-and-soul journey and evolutionary process leads us “home” and endows us with the ability to engage and grow through the paradoxes of life — the sorrows and the joys, the efforting and the effortless, the doing and the being. Each of us who participates in any healing process, our own or others, are like stars that inhabit the realm, shedding light amidst the darkness, in service to everyone and everything.

What Self-care strategies and practices have you explored to increase Self-awareness? Many are available: meditation, mindfulness, yoga, journaling, movement/exercise, time in nature, music, dance, art, hobbies, etc. Any and all of these bring reflection on three questions:

  1. Who am I?
  2. What do I want and/or need now?
  3. Where am I going?

The answers will not be revealed through logical reasoning and everyday mind. The answers will be found within, as you listen to and become present with the wisdom in your heart and authentic Self. This is your inner GPS system that will always guide you toward what has heart and meaning and your own North Star.

Take time in stillness to become present with your heart and authentic Self or true nature. Hold your hand(s) over your heart. Start with a simple breath practice, inhaling and filling your lungs with new, clear energy. Release what no longer serves you with each exhalation — stress, tension, confusion, anxiety, etc . Count or focus on each inhale and exhale, noticing how your body, mind, emotions, and life force respond. After 5 - 10 minutes reflect and journal about Self-awareness that arose through this breath practice. Then reflect and write your responses to the above three questions. What did you witness and learn?  

 

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