A Healing Circle Event w/ Guest Frans Stiene

Join us for a very special evening Reiki Healing Circle with guest Reiki Master- Frans Stiene.

When we meet in Circle, it is with the intention to hold everyone in a sacred space with the purpose of nurturing ourselves as part of a healthier humanity. Reiki shared increases compassion for oneself and others and supports a shift from surviving to thriving. Reiki is a subtle healing practice that supports body, mind, and spirit, prompts an overall calming, balancing, and healing response that enhances health and well-being. Reiki practitioners will be providing an abbreviated Reiki Treatment for all participants.

Dates & Time: Thursday, August 27, 2020 from 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Presenters: Beryl Hay with Guest Frans Stiene and Organizer Andrea Kartika Deierlein

Fee: $20


About the Presenters

Beryl Hay, Reiki Master Teacher, began her career at IBM, and transitioned to the nonprofit area. She transformed herself into the holistic world through independent study courses, continuing education credits and has studied with several Traditional Reiki Master Teachers.

Frans Stiene, is a co-founder of the International House of Reiki , is also the author of The Inner Heart of Reiki and Reiki Insights. Frans is a senior teacher, Reiki Master, for the International House of Reiki. Apart from teaching all three levels of the system of Reiki and specialized classes, he offers limited one-on-one training sessions for students and one hour Reiki treatments on his teaching tours.


Healing the Healer: A Mindfulness And Dialogue For Life (DfL) Workshop

Mindfulness is the practice of present moment awareness without judgment.

Dialogue is the practice of heartfelt, open and creative interaction.

Mindfulness-Dialogue (M-D) brings together the practices of Mindfulness and Dialogue in a way that enriches both and creates a powerful method for accessing richer connections and deeper meaning in our own personal lives and in all our interactions.

There is one reality which we call by many names that is the source of all life. Each of us (and every thing) is a manifestation of this reality, though we tend to identify with a much smaller self, that is, our individual ego. This identification with a smaller, isolated – ultimately untrue – self is the cause of anxiety, suffering, competition and violence in all its forms and structures. The peace, happiness, compassion and justice we all desire will come, therefore, only when we realize our true nature. This then is the real challenge of today: learning how to realize our true nature and re-make our world accordingly.

Retreat- this 1.5 day retreat is designed for healers, including but not limited to therapists, counselors, nurses, social workers, teachers, physicians, clergy, and social service staff. Diane and Danny will introduce you to the practices of Mindfulness and Dialogue for Life (DfL) that will enable you to use brief meditation practices and dialogue skills to enhance your ability to befriend yourself and improve your interactions with clients, patients, and co-workers.

With Mindfulness, you will learn to increase your ability to deal with stress by being more present, to more fully understand patterns of thought, and to allow appropriate space for emotions as they arise. With DfL you will learn to bring this expanded awareness to your interactions with others in order to enrich the exchanges and generate creative outcomes. Through dyadic and small group experiences and training’s you will learn how to integrate these skills into your life. The workshop will conclude with participants developing a plan for implementing a Mindfulness-Dialogue way of living.

The entire retreat will consist of an afternoon and evening session on Day One and a morning and afternoon session on Day Two. It will also include an individual coaching phone call follow up within three weeks of the training.

Learning goals:

  • Develop Stress Management
  • Develop Mindfulness Practices
  • Develop Dialogue Practices
  • Develop a Mindfulness-Dialogue practice

Dates & Time: Fri., June 14, at 3pm through Sat., June 15 at 3pm

Fee: $335 (all inclusive)

Presenters: Danny Martin, STL, PhD; and Diane J. Abatemarco, PhD, MSW


About the Presenters:

Danny Martin, STL, PhD is the creator of Dialogue for Life and has more that 30 years of experience bringing DFL to public health departments, hospitals, substance use treatment centers, therapists, educators…more about Danny visit https://dannymartin.org/

Diane J. Abatemarco, PhD, MSW is a trained Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Teacher, Facilitator and Researcher. Her work in mindfulness and parenting is nationally recognized and she has published several papers on the effects of mindfulness. Diane is a Professor of Obstetrics, Genecology, and Pediatrics and the Director of Maternal Addiction Treatment, Education and Research Division (MATER) at Thomas Jefferson University. Her primary areas of expertise in research are with under-served populations and include health behavior change, implementation science, primary care practice change, evaluation and outcomes, behavioral epidemiology and drug dependence treatment.


Mindfulness and Empowerment PULSE Workshop

Learn how to create the life of your dreams.  Whether you are looking for a life partner, a better job, or simply to pay your debts, this workshop can help you reach your goals.  PULSE Manifestation is an empowerment tool that gives you a complete step-by-step process that helps you create what you want in your life and eliminate the blockages that have stopped you up until now.

PULSE=P-Perception, U-Uniting, L-Life, S-Spiritual, E-Energy

Date & Time: Sat., Nov. 2, from 9:30am to 5pm

Presenter: Janet Catalina, MSW

Fee: $95 (includes lunch)



Photography and Meditation: Telling Your Story

This one-day workshop is designed for those who have been trying to break out of their usual visual box. It is open to all those who love using the camera as a source of inspiration and introspection.  It is designed to help bring you to the creation of your own personal narrative in the visual sense.

Meditation and visualization are empowering tools to focus the mind, enhance consciousness and self-awareness. We will work on eliminating inner distraction allowing for enhanced perception and illumination.

Using the contemplative method of visualization, you will have an expanded experience with greater capacity for creativity. We will explore a series of meditation exercises, photography fieldwork and story boarding.

You will create your own visual tale, using visual techniques as metaphor, enhanced use of color and light to add meaning and capturing the social and emotional conditions that we all share. We will contemplate the work of professional photographers and friends and embark on an inner journey that will produce your own visual narrative.

Date & Time: Sat., Oct. 26, from 9:30am to 3:00pm

Presenter: Joy Baum

Fee: $75 (includes lunch)


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