Saturday, October 22, 2022 - 1:00 pm
Saturday, October 22, 2022 - 5:00 pm
AddressMindfulness Training Chicago - 26402 N. Edgemond Lane Barrington, IL 60010 View map
Mindfulness, Relaxation & Meditation training will teach you some 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 30 years of experience spanning from China and India, to the US. You’ll learn specific breathing practices, meditation techniques, how to increase your concentration, listening and memory skills, a simple exercise to forgive self and others and more. Presenters book and CD included.
Benefits of the Mindfulness, Relaxation & Meditation training can include: happier mood, deeper sleep, more productive at work, better relationships, less anxiety, healthier heart , lower blood pressure, less pain, reduction of swelling/inflammation and more.
- The workshop begins promptly at 1:00p. Be sure to arrive 10-15 minutes early for check in.
- Bring notebook and pen.
- Wear comfortable clothing.
- Bring slippers (optional).
- Bring professional license # (if getting CEUs).
- 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.
Address: 26402 N. Edgemond Lane, Barrington, IL 60010
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The following licenses (in alphabetical order) can earn 4 CEUs:
• Athletic Trainers
• Dentists/Dental Hygienists
• Marriage and Family Counselors
• Massage Therapists
• 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
What Students Say about Relaxation Training at Relax4Life:
“I’ve been looking for something like this for a very long time. The information given was priceless. Thank you!”
“Fabulous! I’ll be back. Neal is the best!”
“This class offered tools and experiences of ongoing value for me. Neal is organized, clear and a great teacher! Thank you!!”
“I really enjoyed this and found it very helpful. I can’t wait to go home and practice.”
“This was an amazing experience. Thank you for sharing your talents and knowledge.”
“I very much enjoyed the class and learned things I can use everyday. The teacher explained things clearly and kept everyone engaged. Very nice facility! Love the carpet!!”
“An excellent refresher-fantastic thought-stopping technique. Meditations were great-almost fell asleep 3 times. Thanks for the background/science behind the techniques-really helps to add the background info!”
“Excellent class. Neal does a great job of keeping everyone involved and making sure every student understands the lesson goals.”
“Loved all the tools that were given to practice. Teacher has very calming voice and is knowledgeable.”
“I’ll walk away with several different methods to follow and use. It was a great and informative class which provided many new paths. Thank you.”
“It appears that a lot of thought and work is put into this class. I enjoyed participating in the meditation exercises vs. just a lecture. The included book is very helpful.”
“I believe this class is essential to individuals who work in mental health.”
“I very much appreciated the depth of questions and answers during the discussions.”
“I needed exactly 4 CEUs and was looking for a class that would be interesting, give me practical tools to share with clients, was budget friendly and was not just a ‘hook’ into an expensive, long-term training. I have been to R4L once before and found the energy, the space and Neal to be high quality and truly spiritual. Thank you Neal.”
“I really like the different techniques that were taught to us to practice meditation and relaxation. I like that we were given a pocket book guide as a reference. I thought the instructor was very knowledgeable and you can tell he practices what he preaches. The energy was wonderful. I feel real relaxed and rejuvenated after taking this class. I can’t wait to practice what I learned today. Vickie”
“Neal explained everything very well! Gave ample time for questions, answers, discussion. The book will definitely help with reminders and prompts!! Thank you for the book, CD & snacks! The book is user friendly with the index of symptoms. I will use & treasure it! Excellent!!!”
“Amazing amount of information and Neal is always wonderful!”
“Excellent class. Easy, practical ideas for mindfulness & meditation. I also appreciate the book & CD for guidance for future practice. I highly recommend this workshop.”
“Neal is very knowledgeable on meditation and very patient with the speed of the class.”
“Concise instruction, flexible, permissive approach. Multi sensory, experiential, practical, enjoyable…and relaxing!”
“I feel as if I gained personal insight and am leaving with the practical tools. And I feel as if I can easily teach them as well. I like the book and that there are specific symptoms outlined in the table of contents to refer to. Easy to use. Enjoyed practicing the skills. Neal, you’re amazing!”
“Neal, lovely! Your pace and clarity is great. I really enjoyed this. I have been thinking of doing it for awhile.”
“My good friend suggested this at a much needed time in my life and I came with no expectations-but I’m walking away with many new tools to help with the daily stressors of everyday life. Thank you!”
“Great tools & self care day. Thank you.”
“Very insightful, refreshing, knowledgeable and calming experience. Thank you!”
“Excellent-glad to have new tools in my mindfulness tool box.”
“The day was very informative and useful on a practical level. It was very useful to me on a personal level. Thank you Neal!”
“This was a great experience-loved the class-the pace, the space.”
“Excellent, calming, clear and instructive. Love Neal!”
“Excellent variety of tools to try and incorporate into my daily life.”
“The experiential exercises were an excellent reminder of some things I already knew and new skills as well.”
“Love Neal’s energy. The setting is wonderful, thank you!”
“A wonderful, relaxing experience.”
“A great way to get to know yourself better, so you can be a better, stronger person-to ultimately make those around you better too! Thank you!“
“A full 4 hours of relaxation and ways to use tools with my clients.”
“Excellent and informative.”
“Very creative and practical tools for relaxation that I’ve never heard before.”
“Thank you-it was perfect for my son and myself, powerful!”
“I think the workshop was awesome. Great learning experience.”
“Well worth the money to explore easy ways to develop personal growth and reduce stress.”
“Excellent presentation. Great group participation and diversity of life experience-awesome experience.”
“Relaxation through breathing and movement with other added goodies thrown in! This is wonderful stuff!!!”
“A great investment of time and energy! Awesome! Thank you so much!”
“Interesting, fun, learned new stuff. Thanks very much. Love how he listened and let us share our ideas!”