We have partnered with Acupuncturists Without Borders (AWB) to bring their training to Portland, with an optional one-day training on Monday, September 18 with Lorie, A Five Spirit Approach to Working with Trauma (see below). The weekend training is approved for 15 CEUs ( 4.5 CEUs in Safety and Ethics plus 10.5 NCCAOM Core PDA’s, FL, CA, TX).
with Benjamin Fox and Lorie Eve Dechar
November 9 – 12, 2017
Menla Retreat in Phoenicia, NY
“We are convinced that there are powers arising from within ourselves that are already at work overcoming the deficient and dubious nature of our rational ego consciousness via the new … awareness whose manifestations are surging forth everywhere.”
~ Jean Gebser, The Ever-Present Origin
What does it mean to be truly healthy?
How do we care for our selves and each to inspire the emergence of vital new possibilities in the midst of environmental crisis and cultural breakdown?
For the past twenty years, we have been engaged in an exploration of these questions through the learning community of our Alchemical Healing Mentorship.
This weekend retreat is an introduction to our work – the art and science of healing as transformation.
We delve into the alchemical principles at the heart of Chinese medicine, Western astrology, and depth psychology, observing an attitude toward impasse and symptom that recognizes the interconnectedness of body, mind and spirit as the foundation of true health. We also discover how healing can move beyond protocol and pain relief to become a creative experience that enlivens and transforms the soul. The inner work of alchemy opens a doorway to a new consciousness that ultimately extends beyond the personal to the healing of our communities and our planet.
Together, we create a safe and vibrant crucible where we support each other in learning skills, using tools, and strengthening our authenticity as practitioners and as fully engaged human beings.
Though this weekend is geared to practitioners, anyone with a keen interest in healing and growth is welcome.