Double “M” Ranch – Centre for Counseling & Energy Healing Workshop Schedule 2012
- Imagine… a time set aside just for you. Away from the stress of everyday life… A place in the beautiful natural world where you can connect with the elements that made us all… An experience that provides you with transformation tools that will last a lifetime… Imagine… You’re travelling from “Who am I?” to “WHO I AM!”
- All of the workshops are based on experiential learning:” Tell me and I forget. Show me and I remember. Involve me and I understand.” ~ Chinese Proverb
- You will discover passionate self-acceptance, authenticity, connection and purpose. Even though the exercises are challenging, they will offer you the reward of clear experience of the power of your true essence. The beautiful group bond helps to support the wholeness of each individual as the story of each person and the group unfolds.
Coming Home Workshop – Heal your Inner Child, embrace your power and free yourself for a meaningful life!
Dates: May 26/27 July 07/08 August 04/05 September 15/16 October 13/14
Level I: Heal your childhood trauma through journaling, drawing, movement exercises, trance and nature experience à A journey to your complete authentic self you were born as through expressing emotions and letting go
Level II: Discover your life purpose and create your plan to get there à A journey about goal setting, motivation and strategies with NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming)
(Level II is never offered by itself; if you register for level I you will be able to add level II on Saturday for $ 175,00)
Wheel of Wisdom Workshop – Embrace you connection with nature and learn from the cycle of life about the importance of relationships, clear communication, creative problem/conflict solving and dealing with loss
Dates: June 09 July 21 September 08 September 29 October 20
Chakra Balancing Workshop – Learn about the energetic power of chakras for healing and get the hands-on tools for everyday relaxation from stressful, challenging and hectic life situations.
Dates: June 02 July 14 August 11 September 22 October 27
Three Hour Grief Workshop – discover different ways of grieving based on the “tasks of grieving” and art therapy
Dates: June 15 July 27 October 05 November 02 November 16 November 30 (3PM-6PM)
All workshops fees include tax, a rich meal, healthy cookies and hot/cold beverages, folder, journal, certificate and constant one-on-one support during the whole day.
The workshops start at 9:00 AM and usually end around 6:00 PM. May take longer if the process is still ongoing.
One-day-workshop $175,00 Early bird registration ( more than 4 weeks ahead) $150,00
Two-day-workshop $ 350,00 Early bird registration (more than 4 weeks ahead) $300,00
Three-hour-workshop $ 75,00 Early Bird registration (more than 4 weeks ahead) $ 60,00
Direct deposits and Credit Card Payments through Paypal accepted
Cancellations must be received 10 days before date of workshop. A $15.00 processing fee will be withheld for cancellations made within 10 days of workshop.
As there are always exercises in nature settings please don’t forget rain protection, a blanket and a small pillow; please dress in comfortable clothes and bring along playfulness and open curiosity!
Presenter: Monika Marguerite Lux has a German Master’s Degree in Applied Integrative Psychology that includes Gestalt and Art Therapy, Applied Kinesiology (EFT), NLP, Trance Therapy and Systemic Constellation Therapy. She is a Certified Canadian Counselor and Member of the Canadian Counseling & Psychotherapy Association. Her other diplomas include Relaxation Therapy, Ayurveda, Aroma Therapy, Reiki Master/Instructor, Matrix Energetics I/II etc.
For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Monika @ 204-636-7787.
A workshop in which you will learn about the energy of each main chakra, as well as various methods and techniques used to bring into balance the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual bodies.
By tapping into your own healing powers, you may experience a sense of empowerment, life changing insights, emotional release, physical healing, heightened awareness, spiritual connectedness and/or other positive effects.
In this workshop you will work with the 7 main energy centers of the human body, which are called chakras. Each of these energy centers is connected to each part of the body through energy channels (Nadis). Each Chakra has its own characteristics. Not only are they responsible for receiving and expressing energy but are also storage centers for our life experience and affect physically and mentally. Learn how you can balance the energy of the chakras and how to remove blockages in order to heal them. Leading a series of practical exercises will guide you to get in touch with the energy of each Chakra. Through specific Chakra related postures (Yoga Asanas) you will experience how to activate the energy and will learn how to discover if there are any blockages. Relax the body and calm the busy mind and bring joy to soul. As a result of this, tensions will be released and peace as well as joy will be established. To re-enforce this result, mantras that resonate in a specific way with the chakras will be used. A real experience of the vibration of the chakras will be the result. During mantra meditation, focusing on colour, sound and chanting the workshop will give a wonderful overall experience that allows you to gain health and happiness. Practicing regularly at home afterwards will help you to establish health on a solid basis and will help to increase your energy. People of all ages can enjoy this vibrant celebration of the true love of life.
In the Chakra Balancing Course you will learn… What is a Chakra? Locating the Chakras Functions of the Chakras The Chakras and the 7-Year Cycle Detailed Information on each Chakra according to Dr. Myss Chakra Meditation, Mantras, Yoga and Dancing How to Clear and Recharge Chakra’s Symptoms of Chakra Balance and Imbalance
Art Therapy Workshop “Grief”
There are things that we don’t want to happen but have to accept, things we don’t want to know but have to learn, and people we can’t live without but have to let go. ~Author Unknown
Each man is like all other men, like some men, like no men…. – for each of us the grieving process looks different!
What’s the meaning of grieving?
Grieving is an active cognitive and emotional process involving confrontation with all the emotions involved and restructuring of thoughts about the deceased, the loss experience and the changed world within which the bereaved must now live.
What’s the meaning of mourning?
Healing through the process of adaption to death.
What’s Art Therapy? Verbalizing thoughts and feelings can be difficult, especially during stressful life events. Art therapy is based on the belief that the creative process involved in creating art is healing and life-enhancing. No artistic skill is necessary to benefit from art therapy.
Who is it for? Art therapy is used with people of all ages in a variety of settings, including hospitals, nursing homes, schools, and hospice centers.
How does it work? An art therapist will guide you through the creative process in a safe and comfortable atmosphere. The artwork can also be a stepping stone to verbal communication about feelings or events. The simple use of color or line can communicate complex feelings or experiences without words.
How does it help? Art therapy can assist in moving through the grieving process because it allows people to do the following:
- Get in touch with, accept, and express feelings;
- Foster positive coping behaviors;
- Gain insight and understanding;
- Reduce anxiety and provide emotional release;
Participate in memorial activities that express the significance of the life of the deceased.
Coming Home – Inner Child Workshop
Somewhere deep inside us, there is a little carefree child, a child before it was abused, a child who had a right to a free and happy childhood; a happy, loving, innocent, gentle, inquisitive, outgoing, creative, playful, talented child. This child is still in us. Meanwhile it may be desperate and sad because it has been abused, abandoned, wounded, hurt and scared. Whatever your name is, call your Inner child “little ……”.
Many times we have buried the pain of the past. Many times our inner child is the keeper of secrets and pain. In order to recall lost memory, it is often necessary to get back in touch with the keeper of these secrets, the child who went into hiding as a result of childhood sexual/physical/emotional abuse. This is very empowering and you will feel a tremendous sense of release and peace once you master how to find your inner child and protect and love him or her.
- Look at the world through the eyes of a child
- Play and have fun
- Learn how emotions result in posture and how the posture of others influence your emotions and reactions
- The Healing Journal: start the journey of healing your Inner Child
- Re-Connecting through Guided Imagery/Meditation/Trance
- Another way of expressing feelings –> Drawing
- Mirror Work
- The Path of Trust
- Story Telling
- This is just the beginning….. homework
- Time Line / Life Line
- Creative Self
- Moving through Life: become aware of your movements and actions
- Satir Categories: how to balance the 5 subpersonalities
- What’s success?
- What are your values?
- Goal setting
- Systemic Constellation
- Life Mission
- What motivates you?
- What are your Strategies?
- Walt Disney Strategy from NLP
- EFT for Obstacles
Wheel of Wisdom Workshop – The four directions – The cycle of Life
We all have a personal wheel of energy surrounding each of us. The circle symbolizes the continuity and connection to all living things–and that we are part of–not separate–all of them.
The Wheel is representing the races of man, the seasons, and the stages of life from birth to dying. The circle is the earth, the moon and the planets. It is the circle of life and all creation. The simplicity of the symbol is profound. We humans KNOW four directions. We see forward, but not back, and facing forward we have two sides. Four directions are part of our biology and our psychology. They are archetypes of the highest order. As such they are powerful carriers of symbolic meaning.
- Heart Chakra Dance
- Standing the directions
- The meaning of the four directions
- The four Elements
- The four realms of life
- The four Totem/Power Animals / Animal Guides
- Meet your Animal Guide Trance
- EFT for deep integration
- The four Archetypes – Balancing their strengths and weaknesses
- The wounded Child
- Conflicts & Problem Resolution
- Reflective Listening
- Forgiving & Burning Bowl
- Death & Dying
- How to say “NO” and set boundaries
- Warrior Dance
Some Benefits if you are doing Qigong exercises on a regular basis
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[ will clear and tranquil your mind
[ will normalize your breathing rate, heart rate, blood pressure, hormone levels
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[ will operate like an anti-depressant without any side effects
[ will boost your immune power to prevent colds and infections
Healing Qigong (sometimes translated “Medical Qigong”) is the preventive and self-healing aspect of Chinese medicine. We are all exposed to stress. Qigong teaches us how to control our reactions to stress so that life events do not cause such symptoms as high blood pressure, frustration, or anxiety. Energy (Qi) Healing is effective for the same range of illnesses as acupuncture.
Because Qigong includes both dynamic and gentle movements that can be practiced from standing, seated, and supine postures, it is suitable for young and old.