Friday, April 9, 2021 - 1:00 pm
Friday, April 9, 2021 - 5:00 pm
AddressExperiencing Labyrinths Chicago Northwest Suburbs - 26402 N. Edgemond Lane Barrington, IL 60010 View map
Experiencing Labyrinths is a wonderful and meaningful activity to honor mother earth and the movement into fall. In Experiencing Labyrinths, you’ll learn about labyrinths and how they help you relax, meditate, pray, aid in decision making, spiritual guidance, creativity as well as emotional and physical healing. Dress for the weather as we’ll be walking outdoor labyrinths as well as enjoying portable labyrinths indoors. You’ll also take part in a ceremony to honor the energies of earth and her seasons. Included in your tuition is one of our famous miniPath labyrinth designs with stylus to enjoy at work, home, while traveling and so on.
For 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 churches, public and private schools, hospitals, rehab and community centers, retreat centers, parks, colleges, corporations, and homes throughout the world. For over 25 years, they have been prominently featured in both local and national media.
- This program begins promptly at 1:00 p.m. Be sure to arrive 10-15 minutes early to settle in.
- Part of the workshop is outdoors so dress for the weather.
- Wear comfortable clothing.
- Bring a notebook and pen.
- The center is kept fragrance free to protect the health of all who attend. Click Here if you need more information about our fragrance policy.
- Your professional license number (if you’re earning CEUs). You’ll sign in with your name and license number and receive your certificate at the end of class.
Address: 26402 N. Edgemond Lane, Barrington, IL 60010
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Note: if you’re using Google Maps, simply put in “Relax4Life, Barrington, IL”
The following licenses (in alphabetical order) can earn 4 CEUs:
• Athletic Trainers
• Dentists/Dental Hygienists
• Marriage and Family Counselors
• Nurses, Nursing Home Administrators
• Occupational Therapists/OTAs
• Physical Therapists/PTAs
• Respiratory Therapists
• Social Workers
Neal Harris is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, with a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology. He has practiced the art of psychotherapy for the past 36 years. He is also the managing director of Relax4Life, a holistic education and services center and has been a workshop leader in the holistic health and self-enrichment fields since 1985. In addition, Neal is a certified Pickleball coach.
Neal’s experience stems from training in the United States, China and India. In 1986, he was a member of the first bodywork team invited to China to study Tuina, a form of Traditional Chinese Medicine and massage. In 1991, he traveled to India to study with the meditation master and sage, H.W.L. Poonja (Papaji).
Neal has been teaching traditional Usui, Japanese, and Tibetan Reiki for 25 years and been providing Reiki therapy for 35 years. He is also a certified Karuna® Reiki instructor and Usui Holy Fire Karuna® Master instructor, taught by William Lee Rand. As a certified Quantum-Touch® practitioner for 21 years and instructor for 18 years, he provides both classes and individual sessions.
He is the author of the book, Pocket Stress Manager & Labyrinth Guide, as well as the relaxation CD, Exit The Storm. Neal as well as his work at Relax4Life has been featured on national television including WTTW, Fox, NBC, Discovery Channel and more. He has also been featured in several national magazines including Better Homes & Gardens, Spa Finder, New Age Magazine, Utne Reader and others.
In 1997, Neal was the originator of the Earth-Wisdom Labyrinth; Illinois’ first permanent outdoor labyrinth located in Elgin. He has been a consultant on, and the creator of other public labyrinths, fabric traveling labyrinths, wood and plastic finger labyrinths (including his patented brain balancing, communication enhancing double finger labyrinth design known as the Intuipath®) and manuals for creating outdoor labyrinths. Neal leads labyrinth workshops around the country and is both a founding member of The Labyrinth Society and has been a Certified Veriditas Facilitator since 1999.
In his mental health counseling practice, Neal assists those individuals and couples who are experiencing a variety of concerns including communication, trusting self and others, anxiety, sadness, infidelity, child rearing, setting healthy boundaries and so on. He also assists in the process of change and growth when it comes to life-affirming conditions such as Diabetes, Cancer, Heart Disease and other chronic conditions. To promote healing on many levels, he uses a variety of practices including but not limited to: relaxation and meditation training, Graphotherapy, Thought Stopping, EFT, Reiki, Quantum-Touch® as well as his own modality “labyrinth counseling” (using his patented double finger labyrinth design). This work explores integrative medical options, as well as the psychology and spirituality of illness and recovery. Neal also headed up a 4-year national research study to determine the behavioral effects of his Intuipath® design on children and adolescents with ADHD. He can be reached at: email@example.com.
What Students Say about labyrinth events and workshops at Relax4Life:
“Beautifully integrated learning with an excellent teacher. A very ideal place to learn.”
“Neal, you are an amazing teacher-concise, well prepared, very understandable-thank you for being you!”
“Thank you Neal. I enjoyed your presentation -gave me perspective on how to use this tool in everyday situations. Awesome!”
“I’m thankful that my awareness of labyrinths has been expanded. Today’s workshop was a welcome break from the day to day of our covid world.”
“Definitely a life changing experience (for a beginner). Thank you for teaching.”
“I loved every minute of this! Thank you, thank you, thank you! Love the space and the way you hold it for us all Neal!”
“Excellent-this was my first experience/introduction to labyrinths-just getting on the path and loved it.”
“Great and relaxing.”
“Fun and engaging.”
“I loved this class! Very interesting and beneficial! Thank you!”
“I had a great time. Did not have any knowledge about labyrinths-now I have a great tool to work on my self care. Love the place, instructor very knowledgeable. Thank you very much!”
“Interesting tool I had not thought to use. Thanks!”
“Neal is a great teacher and workshop facilitator. This was amazing-what a great way to get CEUs and learn about something and practice it-something I am really interested in.”
“How quickly the labyrinth created insight. I assumed it would be like yoga-the more I did it, the better it would feel. This was almost an instant feel good revelation. I thought it would take weeks of use to gain insight, but instead, it was very user friendly from the start.”
“Please receive my thanks for a very special Thursday at the Labyrinth Workshop. There are many gifts that I took ‘off the mat and into the world.’ What a wonderful day! I am most grateful to you and look forward to the next workshop.”
With blessings, Mary Lynn Colosimo
“Eye opening!! The therapeutic effect of labyrinths; as a nurse, I will add this to my tool belt of healing modalities!”
“Very surprised at how connected I felt with the experience. I have a whole new hobby to dive into!”
“Neal is the best. Very informative and a great teacher. Interesting class information!”
“Informative and relaxing-I love it here! Great energy!”
“Neal was an excellent instructor. He made sure everyone understood and if not, he re-explained with patience. He made the class “fun” and interesting. I enjoyed his stories and his vast knowledge of the subject.”
“Excellent experience! Thank you for providing a comfortable environment and opportunity for experiencing a meditative day.”
“Great job! Very informative and enlightening. Excellent presentation and thanks for the opportunity.”
“A beautiful day of liberation emotionally and psychologically.”
“I loved the info shared! I would like to see/take/walk more labyrinths now.”
“It was absolutely perfect. Comprehensive, experiential, fun, instructive, clear, well organized, enjoyable, nurturing.”
“Interesting and fun…relaxing too!”
“Great intro to labyrinths and experience. Loved learning how to create them. The overall experience was wonderful. Thanks!”
“I enjoyed this class-I like the calm feeling of the labyrinth. Really enjoyed. Thank you.”