2016 Dates & Workshop Descriptions/Registration

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JULY 2016:

Sat./Sun. the 9th & 10th-Quantum-Touch (12 CEUs)
Saturday, the 23rd-Quiet Reflection & Meditation Retreat (7 CEUs)
Saturday, the 23rd-Crystal Bowl Sound Meditation (1.5 CEUs)
Friday, the 29th-Reiki 2 Certification Training (7 CEUs)

NO EVENTS IN AUGUST

SEPTEMBER 2016:

Sat./Sun. the 10th & 11th-The Way Of The Shaman (14 CEUs)
Saturday, the 17th-Reiki 1 Certification Training (7 CEUs)
Thursday, the 22nd-Exploring & Experiencing Labyrinths (4 CEUs)
Saturday, the 24th-6 Healing Sounds & Chinese Health Balls (7 CEUs)

OCTOBER 2016:

Saturday, the 1st-Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) (6 CEUs)
Saturday, the 8th-Reiki 2 Certification Training (7 CEUs)
Sunday, the 2nd-Tai Chi Qigong Shibashi (5 CEUs)
Sat./Sun. the 15th & 16th-Natural Vision Improvement Training (12 CEUs)
Saturday, the 22nd-Communicating With Animals (7 CEUs)
Sunday, the 23rd-Relaxation, Meditation & Beyond... (4 CEUs)
Sat./Sun. the 29th & 30th-Shamanic Power Soul Retrieval Training (14 CEUs)

NOVEMBER 2016:

Sat./Sun. the 19th & 20th-Louise Hay's Heal Your Life (12 CEUs)

DECEMBER 2016:

Saurday, the 3rd-Reiki 3/Master-Practitioner Certification Training (7 CEUs)

 

 

 

 

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS:

photo of Neal HarrisWhat Is Reiki & Upcoming Trainings
Reiki is an energy-balancing technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing on all levels (mental, emotional, physical and spiritual). It's administered by placing the hands on or around another person, animal, plant or oneself. It's based on the idea that we can easily learn to harness, enhance and direct life force energy (which is always around and flowing through us) for the highest benefit of others and ourself.  If your life force energy is low, then you're more likely to get sick or feel stress.  If it's high, you're more capable of being happy and healthy.  Reiki promotes this higher level of life force energy, which greatly improves the chances for healing to occur on any and all levels. Read More...

Reiki 1 Certification Class  
The Art Of Hands-On Healing
In this initial one-day training, gain a thorough understanding of the history and principles of Reiki healing, become attuned/initiated to this gentle yet powerful energy along with learning several ways to harness and direct this healing energy to benefit people, animals, plants, and yourself for the highest good. For frequently asked questions, click here.
Includes book and manual. Limited to 12 students. Taught by Neal Harris

Saturday, September 17th 2016   9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.   *$150   (7 CEUs)
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(Additional $5 fee for counselors, social workers, massage therapists, occupational therapists)

*Register Here and save $75 when you sign up for both
Saturday Reiki 1 (September 17th) & Reiki 2 (October 8th) trainings-$300 $225!

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(Additional $5 per training fee for counselors, social workers, massage therapists, occupational therapists)


Reiki 2 Certification Class 
The Art Of Distance Healing
Through further attunement/initiation and education, this one-day class raises your ability to direct this gentle, yet powerful healing energy. You learn several Usui & Karuna® Reiki symbols to assist healing (both in person and at a distance) as well as several techniques for doing so. The key features to offering Reiki with the general public will also be discussed. Includes manual. Limited to 12 students. For frequently asked questions, click here. Taught by Neal Harris  
(Prerequisite: must have taken Reiki 1 at least 21 days prior from a certified instructor.)

Friday, July 29th 2016   9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.   $150   (7 CEUs)
(just 4 spots left)
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(Additional $5 fee for counselors, social workers, massage therapists, occupational therapists)

OR

Saturday, October 8th 2016   9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.   *$150   (7 CEUs)
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(Additional $5 fee for counselors, social workers, massage therapists, occupational therapists)

*Register Here and save $75 when you sign up for both
Saturday Reiki 1 (September 17th) & Reiki 2 (October 8th) trainings-$300 $225!

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(Additional $5 per training fee for counselors, social workers, massage therapists, occupational therapists)

 

Reiki 3
Master-Practitioner Certification Class

Saturday, December 3rd 2016  9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.   $195   (7 CEUs)

This one-day training is for those who are enjoying Reiki energy and would like to take their abilities to the next level as a master practitioner but do not wish to teach at this time. You will learn several advanced Reiki techniques and practices that master Usui taught his students and receive the Master-Practitioner symbol as well as the master attunement/initiation. This class is available to students who have completed at least Reiki 2 at Relax4Life (and at least 6 months prior) and who've been diligently practicing/working with the Reiki energy for at least that long. For frequently asked questions, click here.

Before registering, you are required to call the instructor (847-842-1752) to discuss your readiness to take this next step in your Reiki training.  Click here for readiness guidelines.

Includes manual.  Taught by Neal Harris 


Reiki 4
Teacher Certification Class

Saturday, January 7th 2017  9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.   $195   (6 CEUs)

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This training is only for those who've taken Reiki 3 at Relax4Life at least 21 days prior and who want to learn the step by step process of teaching all levels of Usui Reiki as taught by Neal Harris. This includes learning to attune/initiate for each class as well as discussing the many components that make up a successful Reiki teacher and class experience. For frequently asked questions, click here.

Includes manual.  Taught by Neal Harris 



Holy Fire II Karuna® Reiki Master
Certification Class

TBD

Experience the information, symbols, practices, meditations, ignitions and placements that bring Holy Fire II Karuna® Reiki to life.

This class is available to students who have completed at least Reiki 4 at Relax4Life (and at least 6 months prior). It is also open to all Reiki teachers from any lineage who have not trained at Relax4Life, but have held the title of Reiki master teacher for at least 6 months prior. For frequently asked questions, click here.

This class certifies you to both practice and teach all levels of Holy Fire Karuna® Reiki.

Includes Holy Fire Karuna® Master manual.  Taught by Neal Harris 

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roman labyrinth with people Quiet Reflection & Meditation Retreat Tai Chi at Relax4Life
indoor moving group meditation  Crystal Bowl Meditation performance

Saturday, July 23rd 2016      $125       10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.  (7 CEUs)
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Enjoy a day of quiet reflection, meditation and movement, in a beautiful and sacred indoor and outdoor space, away from the chaos of the world. In this modern age we exist in a world of instant communication, of work, of children's activities, of to-do lists of too much to do, of non-stop. Take this opportunity to get away from all of this and enjoy some peace and quiet, while giving yourself an opportunity to recharge and rejuvenate through a series of sitting and moving meditations and reflection experiences. Neal Harris and John Robertson will lead this retreat.

Some of the guided experiences will include:

The 8 Directions of Qi
Walking Labyrinths & Finger Labyrinths
Mindful Eating, Breathing & Walking
Tai Chi Qigong Shibashi
A Koan Meditation
and much more...

Retreat participants are also welcome to return after dinner and attend at no additional charge our
Crystal Bowl Sound Meditation that evening from 8:00pm-9:30pm (a $25 value-1.5 CEUs.)
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john robertson6 Healing Sounds & Chinese Health Balls

Saturday, September 24th 2016      $100       9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.  (7 CEUs)
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In times of stress and sickness, we often emit spontaneous sounds that help to soothe and heal us. The crying of sadness, the laughter of joy and the moaning of sickness are three examples. The therapeutic effect of these primordial sounds has become buried in modern times with our excessive use of producing sounds through speech and singing. Practice of the Six Healing Sounds promotes optimal organ health, emotional balance, and helps prevent illness.

Chinese Health Balls is an exercise system that's been in use for over 2,000 years. They can improve strength, flexibility, dexterity and circulation in the fingers, hands and wrists. In addition, they can relieve joint stiffness and soreness while relaxing muscles and joints, reducing the risk of carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis, repetitive strain injury, rheumatism and arthritis. They are deeply relaxing, can help reduce stress, improve overall health, stimulate the mind and reduce your risk of cognitive decline, dementia and Alzheimer’s. Each participant will receive a free set of Health Balls.

Both of these practices, led by John Robertson, are easy to learn and perform and have a wide range of applications for both therapists and the general public.

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Carlos Moreno photo Natural Vision Improvement Training

Saturday & Sunday, October 15th & 16th 2016      $395       9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  (12 CEUs)
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(Additional $5 fee for counselors, social workers, massage therapists, occupational therapists)

First Time Offered In The Midwest!

Learn and practice a number of techniques to naturally improve your vision regardless of your age and without glasses, contacts or surgery! Join national and international vision coach and Bates instructor, Carlos Moreno for an experience into the world of natural vision improvement. This workshop will give you the keys to improving:

Nearsightedness
Farsightedness
Astigmatism
Eyestrain while reading or working at a computer
Problems following Lasik or other eye surgeries
and more...

Don't miss your opportunity to get on the road to better vision and develop the habits that will last a lifetime!

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Dr. Tim Hayes-EFT InstructorEFT
(Emotional Freedom Technique)

Saturday, October 1st 2016       $100       9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  (6 CEUs)
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EFT is a remarkable new self-healing technique that uses your body’s natural stress reduction points to produce rapid change.  Stimulation of these points by touching or tapping has been scientifically demonstrated to quickly reduce anxiety, depression, and phobias often leading to the reduction of physical symptoms like headaches, muscle stiffness etc.  EFT also has the potential to improve your mood, boost your vitality, and dramatically improve your performance at work, school, sports, losing weight, stopping smoking or other habits, and managing anger.   EFT has been written about in national magazines, the Wall Street Journal, and on national TV.

With this fun, exciting and highly meaningful workshop, Dr. Tim Hayes will teach you a variety of simple and advanced techniques to release unwanted emotions (fear, anger, anxiety, frustration, sadness etc.), addictive cravings, as well as trouble losing weight and/or keeping it off, physical tension/pain, relationship problems and more.  Learn to release these stresses in minutes or hours.

You will walk away from this class with information about the science behind EFT, how it works (a basic, simple recipe), how to apply it to your specific situations, and how to help your family members, friends, co-workers and clients apply it to their lives.  

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photo of Neal HarrisExploring & Experiencing Labyrinths
On The Equinox

Thursday, September 22nd 2016   9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.   $60   (4 CEUs)
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Labyrinths are a wonderful healing, meditation and relaxation tool.  Learn about their ability to help you relax, meditate and aid in decision making, spiritual guidance, and emotional and physical healing.  Participate in a ceremony to honor Earth energies on the Equinox and enjoy a variety of walking labyrinth and finger labyrinth designs.

For hundreds (and in some cases) thousands of years, labyrinths in their various forms have been used by individuals and groups for a variety of higher level purposes. Discover how labyrinths enhance your relaxation, creativity and spirituality by engaging different designs.

Today, labyrinths can be found at hospitals, rehab and community centers, retreat centers, parks, churches, public and private schools & colleges, corporations, and homes throughout North America. For the past 20 years, they have been prominently featured in both local and national media.

This workshop is led by labyrinth expert Neal Harris.

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diamond with crystal bowlsCrystal Bowl Sound Meditation
Saturday, July 23rd 2016       $25       8:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.  (1.5 CEUs)
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Listen and enjoy the other-worldly sounds produced by various quartz crystal healing bowls. Diamond, a world-class intuitive artist, will lead you in a sound journey that deeply relaxes your mind and body as well as energizes and clears your Chakras. This unique sound meditation has led some participants to receive a relief from pain, resolution to problems or challenges and insights into creative endeavors.  Leave this experience completely relaxed, uplifted and connected more deeply to you heart.

This experience is Free to Quiet Meditation Retreat participants (see above).

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photo of Neal HarrisRELAXATION, MEDITATION & BEYOND...
Sunday, October 23rd 2016   9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.  $60  (4 CEUs)
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With the mounting issues facing all of us in today's hectic world, compounded by life's simple, everyday stresses, your mind, body and spirit, at times, can become weary and worn down.

Learn simple, fast and very effective relaxation and meditation techniques for rejuvenating and relaxing mind, body and spirit from author and seasoned instructor Neal Harris, a licensed psychotherapist with over 28 years of experience spanning from China and India, to the US.   Also receive practices for learning forgiveness as well as improving concentration, listening and memory.  Includes presenter's book and CD.

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John RobertsonTai Chi Qigong Shibashi:

Sunday, October 2nd 2016       $60       9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.  (5 CEUs)
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Tai Chi Qigong Shibashi is a Qigong exercise based on the philosophy of Tai Chi and extracts some of the best movements from the Yang style Tai Chi Chuan. It places emphasis on synchronizing the 18 movements with proper breathing techniques. It is a gentle, beautiful and flowing Qigong exercise routine that is both a joy to do and deeply relaxing. It can be done standing, sitting in a chair or a combination of those. Led by Tai Chi Qigong master, John Robertson.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT TAI CHI QIGONG SHIBASHI:

Tai Chi Qigong Shibashi was developed by Professor Lin Hou-Sheng in 1979, a renowned Qigong Master, scientist and Master Healer. His remarkable credentials include Professor of the College of Chinese Medicine in Shanghai, Director of Qigong Research Institute in China and Honorary President of the International Society of Natural Cures.
It is designed to improve the general health and wellbeing of the practitioner. The gentle rocking motions and stretching movements improve circulation and digestion. The chest exercises and controlled breathing are good for lung conditions and asthma. And the overall effect of the exercise is to reduce mental stress and physical tension carried in the muscles of the body.  The exercises are very effective and easy to learn by adults of any age and fitness level.   The practice can be done standing, sitting in a chair or a combination of both.

This is the reason why over 10 million people worldwide practice Tai Chi Qigong Shibashi and it is considered a national health exercise in both Malaysia and Indonesia.

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Tim Cope-Shamanism InstructorMichael Harner's The Way of the Shaman®
Shamanic Journeying, Power, and Healing

A Foundation for Shamanic Studies Live Basic Workshop in Barrington, IL

Saturday & Sunday, September 10th & 11th 2016  $250   9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.   (14 CEUs)
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at Relax4Life Center in Barrington, IL

Completion of this basic workshop qualifies you to take the upcoming advanced FSS Shamanic Trainings (Shamanic Extraction Healing & Power Soul Retrieval in 2016)-see below:

"Shamanism is a path of knowledge, not of faith, and that knowledge cannot come from me or anyone else in this reality. To acquire that knowledge, including the knowledge of the reality of the spirits, it is necessary to step through the shaman's doorway and acquire empirical evidence." Michael Harner, Ph.D., FSS Founder and President

During the Basic experiential workshop, Tim Cope introduces you to core shamanism, the universal and near-universal basic methods of the shaman to enter nonordinary reality for problem solving and healing. Particular emphasis is on the classic shamanic journey, one of the most remarkable visionary methods used by humankind to explore the hidden universe otherwise known mainly through myth and dream. You are initiated into shamanic journeying, aided by drumming and other techniques for experiencing the shamanic state of consciousness and for awakening dormant spiritual abilities, including connections with Nature.

Practice includes comparisons by participants of their discoveries in shamanic journeys as well as being introduced to shamanic divination and healing. You are also provided with methods for journeying to meet and study with your own individual spirit helpers in nonordinary reality, a classic step in shamanic practice. You will learn how the journey is utilized to restore spiritual power and health, and how shamanism can be applied in contemporary daily life to help heal oneself, others, and the Planet. 

Please bring a rattle and a drum if you have them. Wear comfortable clothing, comfortable socks, and bring a bandanna, a blanket, a rough-surfaced rock approximately the size of a grapefruit, and a pen and notebook to record your journeys.

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Upcoming Advanced FSS Workshops At Relax4Life Center:

Shamanic Extraction Healing Training
(must have completed The Way of the Shaman basic workshop prior)


Saturday & Sunday, May 21st-22nd 2016  9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.     $250  (14 CEUs)
Class is full.

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(Additional $5 fee for counselors, social workers, occupational therapists)

In this advanced workshop, you are initiated into the extraction method of healing, including how to see, sense, and remove localized illness and pain connected to spiritual factors. This is an important part of shamanic healing training. You will also learn how shamanic practitioners can work in partnership to increase the effectiveness of this work. The Extraction Healing Training workshop is designed exclusively for people who want to bring shamanic healing work into their practice with others. The training is not designed for people looking for personal healing. This workshop, taught by Tim Cope is a prerequisite (along with Shamanism, Dying & Beyond) to taking the FSS advanced Soul Retrieval training below.

2016 Power Soul Retrieval Training
(must have completed Shamanic Extraction & Shamanism, Dying & Beyond workshops prior)

Saturday & Sunday, October 29th - 30th 2016  9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.     $250  (14 CEUs)
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Learning shamanism is not just a matter of acquiring methods, but also of increasing spiritual power and knowing how to use it. From the shamanic point of view, people who are not spiritually "power-filled” are prone to illness, accidents, and misfortune. Anyone who has had a traumatic experience may lose a portion of their soul, of their spiritual essence. There are also other reasons this may occur. In this workshop, you will learn about soul loss and soul retrieval from a shamanic perspective. There will be a particular emphasis on the importance of shamanic power to do successful soul retrieval. Participants will also learn how to re-empower a client’s soul after it has been returned so that the client is once again spiritually power-filled, leading to greater health and well-being. This soul retrieval training is based on worldwide core principles and methods. It does not require Western psychological perspectives and practices. This workshop, taught by Tim Cope is the pinnacle of shamanic training offered.

Click Here to read Prevention Magazine's February 2014 article on Shamanism.

For further info, see: What is Core Shamanism
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Carol Schultz-Animal Communication InstructorCommunicating With Animals

Saturday, October 22nd 2016    9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.   $130   (7 CEUs)
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Telepathic Animal Communication is a natural and complete way of communication exchange between all living beings. By opening your intuitive channels, you will be able to send and receive messages with animals both in your presence and across distance.
Through a heart-centered connection with your companion or a client's animal, you will have a clearer understanding of their needs, behaviors, wishes, humor, wisdom, and purposes in our lives.

You will learn the nature of intuition, and the elements of telepathic communication with animals, making you aware of how you may already be experiencing this connection with the animals in your life. This increased awareness and deepening connection will profoundly enhance your relationships.

You will be introduced to the essentials on how to get in touch with animals telepathically. Discover your blocks to communicating with animals and the levels of communication possible. Learn how to experience animals' perspectives, how you may have already communicated telepathically with animals, and how to expand on that. Enjoy exercises that open your heart, increase your awareness and understanding of animals and your receptivity to telepathic communication. Deepen your communion with all of life.

Learn how to quiet and focus your attention when being with animals. Practice opening the channel to get across to
animals and to receive what they communicate telepathically in thoughts, images, impressions, feelings, messages.

Please bring photographs of your animal companions for this workshop. Join Animal Communicator Carol Schultz during this skill-building, experiential workshop.

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Click here to read Carol's article, "A Tail Waggin' Experience"

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Carol SchultzAdvanced Animal Communication Training

TBD

This course, led by Carol Schultz, is for those who have practiced telepathic communication with animals after the “Communicating with Animals” course, and want more knowledge, direction, and inspiration to broaden and deepen their experience.

Continue along the ever fascinating path of communicating with animals, and open yourself to receive the vast information that is held in the complete messages from the animals. In this advanced course, learn to synchronize more completely with animal teachers, so that you may understand the depth and full meaning of their communications with you. Learn techniques to further assist in understanding animal experiences physically, emotionally, mentally, spiritually — connecting with them as complete beings.

Journey through exercises to let go of blocks to your communications with animals, and move past old patterns that may be hindering your complete connection. Practices will include extended time with the animals and nature, refining your ability to receive telepathic communication clearly and accurately, and to be deeply present.

Learn, directly from the animals, how to understand your presence as a unique human within the realms of Nature, while learning about life's greatest lessons from these masterful beings who share our world. Enrich yourself with new patterns, ideas, and tools to assist you in the exploration and advancement of your human-animal-nature-earth connection.

Please bring photographs of your animal companions for this workshop, both living and passed. Also, you'll be asked to bring your own lunch so you can remain on site during the mid-day break.

Recommendation: Pre-read an advanced book on animal communication (i.e. "When Animals Speak", or "Animals in Spirit", by Penelope Smith), listen to available recordings such as Penelope Smith's "Animal Communication Mastery Series" on CD etc., and explore various materials from additional animal communicators.

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Deborah ToddLouise Hay's Heal Your Life
"there is so much love in your heart that you could heal the entire planet. 
But just
for now, let us use this love to heal you"  Louise Hay


Saturday & Sunday, November 19th & 20th 2016   $195   9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (12 CEUs)
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Louise L. Hay, the author of the international bestseller, You Can Heal Your Life, is a metaphysical lecturer and teacher with more than 40 million books sold worldwide. For more than 25 years, she has helped people throughout the world discover and implement the full potential of their own creative powers for personal growth and self-healing.

This powerful 2-day workshop is based on Louise's philosophy and identifies negative beliefs that are self-limiting in order to learn transformational techniques to go beyond them. Join Deborah Todd, licensed Louise Hay certified Heal Your Life® teacher, for an experiential workshop which on Day 1 will focus on the mind/body connection, your inner child and mirror work.
Using affirmations, visualizations and other techniques, participants will experience transformation as they heal the past and allow barriers to dissolve. Every area of life can be improved with this workshop: relationships, health, career, and prosperity.

Day 2 deepens your first day experience by expanding your awareness and healing in an experiential releasing of old emotions, exploring the power of family healing, forgiveness, and the practice of loving yourself in a personal affirmation story creation.

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photo of Neal HarrisQuantum-Touch® Level 1
Saturday, July 9th & Sunday, July 10th 2016   $275   9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (12 CEUs)
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(Additional $5 fee for counselors, social workers, massage therapists, occupational therapists)

If you are a nurse and want 13 CNEs (through Quantum-Touch) for this workshop
(must be registered for this workshop 35 days in advance and pay a $50 additional processing fee),

Click here.

Quantum-Touch is a method of natural healing that works with the Life Force Energy of the body to promote optimal wellness. Life Force Energy, also known as “chi” in Chinese, "ki" in Japanese and “prana” in Sanskrit, is the flow of energy that sustains all living beings. Quantum-Touch teaches you how to focus, amplify, and direct this healing/balancing energy, for a wide range of benefits with surprising and often extraordinary results. Led by Neal Harris, Certified Instructor.

Quantum-Touch is an effective method for balancing physical, emotional, mental and spiritual issues. On a physical level, relief from back pain , realigning structure, balancing organs, glands and systems, reducing muscle aches, healing injuries and burns, are some of the benefits. Helping to soften sadness, anger, grief, despair, jealousy etc. are some of the emotional benefits. Letting go of strong or obsessive thoughts, helping to see situations and people in new ways, developing clear-headedness etc. are some of the mental benefits. Feeling closer to a divine source and receiving clearer messages calling you to sacred service are a few of the spiritual benefits.

Quantum-Touch is easy enough to be learned by children, yet powerful enough to astound physicians, chiropractors, physical therapists, and a host of health professionals.

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Kathleen RankhornEnergy Yoga & Meditation

Back By Popular Demand!
(And the only time, anywhere in the midwest, this workshop will be taught in 2016!)

Sunday, April 24th 2016   10:00 a.m. - Noon   $30   (2 CEUs)
Sold Out-Class is full.

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(Additional $5 fee)

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(Additional $5 fee)

This workshop, led by Kathleen Rankhorn, E-RYT-200, promotes a healthy and harmonious flow to your energy system through nine exercises that focus primarily on breathing techniques. You will learn conscious breathing practices and simple exercises to regulate your inner energy in preparation for meditation. These nine exercises can be a meditation in themselves or an effective body-mind relaxation and focusing practice used to transform your energy.

The exercises are done seated in a chair or on the floor. Bring a yoga mat or meditation cushion if you have one, otherwise one will be provided. No yoga or meditation experience is needed. If you think you can not do yoga due to injury or stiffness this workshop is for you. People of all ages and fitness levels can benefit from this workshop.

This will be the only time in 2016 this workshop will be taught in the Chicago area!

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Bhante Sujatha-Loving Kindness InstructorHEALING THROUGH LOVING-KINDNESS PRACTICE
& MEDITATION

TBD

This workshop, joyfully led by Buddhist Monk, Bhante Sujatha, teaches you the practice of bare attention, which helps keep your mind open and good-natured. It provides the essential balance to support an insight meditation practice.

It is a fact of life that many people, regardless of their religious affiliations and beliefs, are troubled by difficult emotional states in the pressured societies we live in, but do little in terms of developing skills to deal with them. Yet even when the mind goes negative, it is within most people's capacity to arouse positive feelings to sweeten it.

Loving-kindness is a meditation practice that brings about positive attitude changes as it systematically develops the quality of loving-acceptance. It acts to heal the troubled mind to free it from its pain and confusion. Of all Buddhist meditations, loving-kindness has the immediate benefit of improving and changing old habituated negative patterns of mind.

Through Bhante's gentle guidance, you will connect with your natural healing power and may find, as many have before you, that this workshop can be life changing.

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Terri pictureMINDFUL DRUMMING & SOUND JOURNEY
Exploring Ways to use the Drum as a Tool of Transformation and Healing
 “Rhythm is the soul of Life because the whole universe revolves around rhythm, and when we get out of rhythm, that’s when we get into trouble.”
Babatunde Olatunji

TBD

In this workshop, Terri Kuberski will explore with you the benefits of drumming as a way to reduce stress, communicate feeling, build community and honor ourselves and others in a way that is fun and relaxing.  Drums provided and no experience is necessary.  You will be given information in this workshop about training to lead drum circles, but please note that this workshop is just a primer and as such, will be focusing on more individual ways to use the drum.

Through interactive exercises:

Learn to use the drum as a deep relaxation/meditation tool as we experience the drum’s ability to help us get out of our heads and into our bodies.

Explore non-verbal communication styles, as you learn to express your inner-voice through rhythm.   In clients where talking about feelings is a road block, non-verbal rhythm “games” can help them to get in touch will feelings unfelt and give them a safe way to express such feelings. 

Create rhythmic medicine for yourself and others, by learning to use the drum as a therapeutic tool to restore the body’s natural vibration.

Experience how the power of the drum circle creates a sense of community and well-being. Many nursing homes, hospitals and even corporations are using drum circles to prevent employee burn-out, promote teambuilding, and increase well- being.

SOUND JOURNEY

Experience this deeply relaxing journey of sound.  Allow your mind, body and spirit to be massaged by the ancient primal sounds of various drums, creating a unique transformational experience.  Several different types of drums will wash over you and create unique healing sounds.  Many wonderful benefits have been reported by participants including: a more focused mind and relaxed body, better sleep, less aches and pains, enhanced mood and greater enjoyment of life in general.

Enjoy this calming and cleansing experience of sound!

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