Monday, September 21, 2020 - 7:00 pm
Monday, October 12, 2020 - 8:00 pm
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Our Virtual Mindfulness, Relaxation & Meditation training over Zoom will teach you some simple, fast and very effective relaxation and meditation techniques over Zoom for rejuvenating and relaxing mind, body and spirit from author and seasoned instructor Neal Harris, a licensed psychotherapist with over 30 years of teaching meditation experience spanning from China and India, to the US. In our Virtual Mindfulness, Relaxation & Meditation training, you’ll learn specific breathing practices, meditation techniques, how to manage your thoughts, increase your concentration, listening and memory skills, a simple exercise to forgive yourself and others and more. The 4-session format for this training gives students the opportunity to practice between sessions and return each week with questions/sharings/feedback. As a bonus, each week, the instructor will stay after class ends (for up to 30 minutes) to assist those students who’d like additional support.
Benefits of the Virtual 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 Virtual Mindfulness, Relaxation & Meditation workshop begins promptly at 7:00p each of the 4 consecutive Monday evenings.
- Wear comfortable clothing.
- Have pen and paper handy.
The following licenses (in alphabetical order) can earn 4 CEUs:
• Massage Therapists
• Occupational Therapists/OTAs
• 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 over 30 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.
Neal’s experience stems from training in both the United States 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 Usui Reiki for over 20 years and been providing Reiki therapy for over 30 years. He is also a certified Karuna Reiki instructor and certified Holy Fire II Karuna Reiki instructor. As a certified Quantum-Touch® practitioner for 17 years and instructor for 14 years, he provides both classes and individual Quantum-Touch® sessions.
Neal 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 have 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. He leads labyrinth workshops around the country and is both a founding member of The Labyrinth Society and been a Certified Veriditas Facilitator since 1999.
In his private therapy practice, Neal assists those individuals who are experiencing a variety of concerns including life-affirming conditions such as Diabetes, Cancer, Heart Disease as well as anxiety and more general concerns. To promote healing on many levels, he uses relaxation and meditation training, EFT, Reiki, Quantum-Touch® as well as his own modality “labyrinth counseling” (using the Intuipath® design). This work explores integrative medical options, as well as the psychology and spirituality of illness and recovery. Neal also headed up a national research study to determine the behavioral effects of his Intuipath® design on children and adolescents with ADHD.
What Students Say about Relaxation Training at Relax4Life:
“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 have enjoyed learning all the relaxations. Neal, you are kind and thoughtful to everyone. I have been able to practice and use these relaxations.”
“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 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!”
“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!”
“Thought it was really good to have the classes spaced apart and get handouts to review ahead of class.”
“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!”