Letting Nature &  Art Heal The SoulBodyMind

Have you become accustomed to living in a state of chronic stress and activation? A healthy nervous system is one that is able to "dance" within a range of activation and settling, in response to perceived cues from the environment. When we experience a traumatic event that remains unprocessed, our systems can remain overactivated or underactivated, losing the ability to self-regulate into a relaxed state of calm.

Our next art and nature mini-retreat, on Friday, May 4, will be "trauma-informed". That means, we will become conscious of how our nervous systems have adapted to survive the particular circumstances of our lives, and explore how being in nature and creating with art materials can help us self-regulate into a state of awake, relaxed engagement.

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The Four Gifts of InVisioning & Renewal

Amy Sullivan, Jovani, and I have been having a blast bringing our InVisioning & Renewal Retreat to life for the gathering of participants who will join us. As the details are coming together, I am more excited than ever to share these four primal gifts of direct experience that we offer in the design of this retreat: The Gift of Sacred Silence; The Gift of Sensory Immersion in Nature; The Gift of Spontaneous Creation; The Gift of a Listening Circle.

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