Monthly Archives: May 2013

Full Body Presence Comes to Budapest

This European tour is such a lesson for me in navigating through different places, cultures and times – and now I am in Budapest! Outside of Budapest actually in the lovely home of my sponsor Orsi Gabriel.

And I am excited to be starting the Full Body Presence workshop here tomorrow. Stay tuned for details!

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Reflections on The Breath of Life

As I reflect on the last week here in London, I feel deep gratitude for the grace and generosity that were present in the 2013 Breath of Life Conference.  Before flying out this morning I sat for an hour with Emilie Conrad and we both remarked on the harmony present in this gathering. It felt as though some greater force was at work, gathering these particular speakers and participants for …

 

Peter Levine Does His Magic

Today we got to watch Peter Levine do his “magic” with two different volunteers and it was fascinating to see. Somatic Experiencing (SE) is a rich, intuitive healing system. I enjoyed his work immensely.

After sitting for four straight days, Karen Axelrod, Linda Fuller and I decided to walk all the way home from the Rembrandt (in south Kensington) to the Clarendon in Russell Square – it was a blast. …

 

Stephen Porges and the Polyvagal Theory

Stephen Porges presented his Polyvagal theory today to all of us and it was fascinating. We have moved venues (to the Rembrandt Hotel) and are now down in the South Kensington area of London across from the Victoria and Albert Museum. This city is beautiful and the last three days have been sunny and cool. A true delight!

 

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Breath of Life Conference Update

As the conference closes I am struck by the diversity and creativity of all the presenters.  There was a wonderful synergy about this conference that was truly remarkable.  I presented today and had a blast doing it. Karen Axelrod, my friend and colleague is here assisting me. I have gotten to spend time with my dear friend Emilie Conrad and she did a spectacular presentation yesterday. I have been welcomed …

 

London and the Breath of Life Conference

Headed down to London today to begin the chapter of this European adventure entitled:

The Breath of Life Conference – wow!!!

I am quite excited to presenting with people whose work I have been quoting for years, such as Daniel Siegel and Peter Levine. My good friend and colleague Emilie Conrad will also be speaking so we will have days together to catch up and play, hopefully. London in May …

 

Inveraray Bluebells and Beauty

I must say I never really got the big deal about bluebells – in the United States they are just another tiny sized spring flower seen here and there with others. Then I arrived here in the wilds of Argyll and traveled to Inveraray today with Janis. The carpets of bluebells on the forest floor are awe inspiring. The color is exquisite and soft. And the numbers of them are …

 

Loch Country in Scotland

Strachur on the Banks of Loch Fyne

Strachur on the Banks of Loch Fyne

Just when I was sure I had seen the best of Scotland in the beautiful town of Ayr on the western coast, I was taken to the home of my friend and colleague Janis McCall in wild Argyll – we passed Loch Lomond and Loch Long and then Loch Fyne on the way home. What an exquisite treat! Here is the view from …

 

Swimming in a Sea of Unconditional Love

As we complete the fifth day (special advanced level day) we are practicing being seen and accepted by another with no agenda – “drinking in” the other person with gentle touch. What a delightful way to bring these five days to a close. It has been a true delight. Then there is the beauty of Ayr and having these glorious long sunny days to enjoy it!

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The Sea of Color