Thursday, March 21

8:15 AM Coffee and Danish

Ambassador Ballroom

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9:00 AM Introduction + Warm-up

Join Richard Gonzalez in an Introduction and Warm-Up for Symposium.

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101 Discover Your Life Story

Ann RandolphAnn Randolph • Thursday All Day
Everything about you, from the mundane to the extraordinary, is a story living in your body and waiting to be told. In this workshop, we’ll use improvisational theater techniques, writing exercises, humor, and play to explore your life story and the Continue reading

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102 Re-enchantment of Life

Rubin NaimanRubin Naiman • Thursday All Day
While we tend to think of night dreaming and daytime waking states as mutually exclusive, both are expressions of the same consciousness. In fact, dreaming doesn’t just happen during nightly REM periods—it takes place throughout the day. If tapped Continue reading

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103 The Dancer’s Craft

Richard GonzalezRichard Gonzalez • Thursday All Day
We all admire the grace, fluidity, and freedom dancers express on stage, and their ability to step out of ordinary life into the realm of pure, rhythmic movement, but few of us feel we have the ability or the nerve to do much dancing ourselves. Continue reading

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104 Know Thy Face

Diane Poole HellerDiane Poole Heller • Thursday All Day
The human face is a marvelously expressive instrument—an elaborate and intricate system of neural networks and small facial muscles, which evolved to communicate a vast range of human emotions and mind states. Yet not only are many of us— Continue reading

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105 Improving Your Memory

John ArdenJohn Arden • Thursday All Day
If you’re worried about your memory (and who isn’t), there’s good news: the more we understand about how the brain functions, the more techniques we have to improve and increase our memory. This will be a fun day that brings together principles of Continue reading

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106 An Invitation to Presence

Ann Weiser CornellAnn Weiser Cornell • Thursday All Day
How often have you heard someone admiringly described as having “presence,” without knowing exactly what it means, much less knowing how to develop that quality yourself? This workshop explores presence as both an internal state of Continue reading

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107 Five Stages of Creativity

Lisa MitchellLisa Mitchell • Thursday All Day
Spend the day getting lost in the flow of art—and in the art of therapy. This fun, hands-on workshop will immerse you in easily accessible art experiences (including drawing, collage, and mixed media) that emphasize the parallels between therapy Continue reading

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108 Renewing Spiritual Growth

Richard BrownPatricia GerbargRichard Brown & Patricia Gerbarg • Thursday All Day
Even though you may have spent years doing yoga, meditation, and contemplative prayer, it’s common to occasionally feel stalled in your Continue reading

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109 Mindful Stress Reduction

Elisha GoldsteinElisha Goldstein • Thursday All Day
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, is now taught at more than 250 medical centers around the world. Clinical research has demonstrated that MBSR techniques Continue reading

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110 Finding Your Voice

Dana LaCroixDana LaCroix • Thursday All Day
Singing, one of the earliest forms of communication, isn’t just an outlet for emotion, it’s a unique expression of who we are. In this workshop, we’ll explore how singing can lead to a stronger sense of self and a renewed ability to connect authentically with Continue reading

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111 The Practice of Joy

Daniel LevenDaniel Leven • Thursday All Day
More and more, therapists are discovering the value of helping their clients tap a broad range of positive emotions to enhance and revitalize the ability to enjoy life. This workshop is designed to help you discover the power of joy. We’ll engage in creative Continue reading

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112 Paint Your Vision

David DanielsDavid Daniels • Thursday All Day
Learn to express your personal vision in watercolors. This hands-on workshop will introduce basic watercolor techniques to help you tap into and enjoy your creative energies. Grounded in the belief that anyone can paint, this daylong experience will Continue reading

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113 Yoga for Energy

Amy WeintraubAmy Weintraub • Thursday All Day
Ever notice how your energy level ebbs and flows throughout the day and wonder how to get it to flow more and ebb less? This fun, gently active workshop will walk you through easy routines to help you combat fatigue and restore get-up-and-go    Continue reading

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114 Clay & Connection

David FlohrDavid Flohr • Thursday All Day
Clay is the raw substrate of creation; the dense, earthy matter from which our human form emerged. Touching, smoothing, and molding its damp solidity puts us in touch with something primal about ourselves and our existence. In this workshop, we’ll Continue reading

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115 Writing & Self-Realization

Mark MatousekMark Matousek • Thursday All Day
Underneath the persona we show the world—the story we tell ourselves about ourselves—lies a narrative we may not be aware of. When we learn to reveal this untold story and tell the whole truth about our experience, we discover answers Continue reading

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116 Nature through Photography

Dick AndersonDick Anderson • Thursday All Day
Evocative photographs can create a bridge between the outside world and our inner journey, and writing about these photographs can further illuminate paths to personal discovery. In this workshop, we’ll explore our relationship to the natural world Continue reading

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117 Neuroscience & Self-Care

Linda GrahamLinda Graham • Thursday All Day
Brain research has shown us how certain interventions can help rewire our clients’ brains to reduce stress, resolve trauma, and recover resilience. But how much of this knowledge do we bring to the care of our own brains to reduce our own stress Continue reading

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118 A Day of Qigong

Patrick DoughertyPatrick Dougherty • Thursday All Day
Qigong, an ancient Chinese mindfulness practice derived from Taoist traditions, is an elegantly simple, but powerful way of balancing one’s energy to reduce stress, promote health, slow aging, and enhance emotional well-being. The regular practice of Continue reading

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