Workshop

***Stress-Reduction Meditation Workshop for Healthcare Providers

Nov 9 (Sa) 9am-3pm $100 (Includes breakfast snacks. Brown bag lunch or various restaurants within a 1-minute walk. Preregistration required.) Location: Seton Cove 5 CMEs / CEUs of Continuing Education
 
Meditation has been studied over 30 years and is an evidence-based method that counteracts daily stress responses. The effects have been shown in MRIs of the brain, in biochemical changes in blood, and even in genetic changes in the body. This mind-body method has been proven to significantly improve health and quality of life for patients with illnesses that are caused or made worse by stress, including obesity, type 2 diabetes mellitus, hypertension, pain and fatigue syndromes, mood disorders and many others. It has been shown to also improve attention, increase creativity and provide greater cognitive flexibility. The benefits proven for patients using this method also applies directly to all healthcare providers. It is an important step in ‘healing the healer’.
 
This stress-reduction workshop will help providers:
  • Understand stress physiology and its consequences
  • Become familiar with current research on meditation and its role in stress-reduction
  • Learn and practice a simple mindfulness, evidenced based method to reduce stress
This is a CME / CEU accredited course!  5 CMEs / CEUs of Continuing Education

Dr. Anna Vu-Wallace, MD

**SoulCollage® Open Studio

Oct 12, Nov 16, Dec 14 (Sa) 9:30am–12:30pm $30 (Pre-registration required.)

Open Studio is for anyone who has previously taken a SoulCollage® class and is searching for a dedicated group of individuals who want to continue growing in this process. If you have not worked with SoulCollage®, you are also welcome to attend the gathering. No teaching is included however. It is a time for creating additional cards and sharing in community. Images, scissors and glue sticks will be available, and one SoulCollage® artboard and one plastic sleeve. This is an opportunity to connect with others and further your own inner journey in a safe and encouraging environment

Sue Kullerd, LPC

Drumming on the Edge of Magic

Sept 19 (Th) 7-8pm $35 (Pre-registration required.)
Drumming can provide us a pathway to use our creative instincts as tools and medicines. Indigenous cultures have known and practiced this for eons. We all have numerous candles of innovation ready to be lit in our hearts! Come join us for this hour of hand drumming and allow me to light one up! Drumming has been used for hundreds of years around the world to connect to a higher power, to release stress and relieve tension, to heal body, mind, and spirit, to celebrate Earth changes and life changes, to build and strengthen community bonds, and to celebrate the simple joy of being alive. On this eve before The Fall Equinox let us come together and share in this opportunity for reflection and gratitude for the harvest of our lives in the seasons past, and a deepened awareness of the sacredness in all things. 

DRUMS WILL BE PROVIDED BY DRUMZ on Kerbey Lane.
 
Shelly Gingras

Enneagram Spectrum Certification with Jerry Wagner

November 4-8 9am-4:30pm Ascension Associates $750 Non-associates $1000 Chicago Marriott Lincolnshire Resort, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire IL 60069
Enneagram Spectrum Certification with Jerry Wagner

Heroic Presence: The New Hero’s Journey and the Enneagram

Sept 19 (Th) 12noon-1:30pm $50 (Includes lunch. Pre-registration required.)
The Hero’s Journey summons images of knights slaying dragons and perilous journeys to distant lands. These are the metaphors so often associated with our work and our relationships but what if these metaphors are failing us? Is the departure on this journey and its solitary nature contributing to our new epidemics of loneliness and burnout? What if there was a new way of viewing both our work and our worth?

This program will introduce a new metaphorical framework for life called Heroic Presence. We will also show how this radical 3 step process ties directly into our personality construct or Enneagram type.

In this interactive workshop you will learn:
  • Why the popular understanding of departure in the hero’s journey is harmful to community and
  • relationships
  • An inclusive metaphor that transcends gender, race and sexuality
  • How some narratives assume others must lose for us to succeed
  • New ways of viewing your worth independent of works
  • How to move from a solitary narrative to a rich constellation of dynamic stories
See how these ancient vehicles for understanding our inner and outer worlds can work together to build a more
connected and meaningful future.
 
Will Boesl & Daniel Hope, MA

Register for McPhee Lecture & Workshop: David Sloan Wilson

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17TH LECTURE Time: 7-8:30pm & FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18TH WORKSHOP Time: 8:30am-3pm Location: Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, 3201 Windsor Rd, Austin, TX
mcphee david sloan wilsonDavid Sloan Wilson is trained as an evolutionary biologist and has played an important role in expanding Darwin’s theory beyond the biological sciences to include all aspects of humanity. He is best known for championing Multilevel Selection Theory, which explains how adaptations can evolve—or fail to evolve—at any level of a multi-tier hierarchy, such as from genes to ecosystems in nature and small groups to global governance in human society.


LECTURE OCTOBER 17 (TH) 7-8:30pm


Steering toward the Omega Point: Managing Cultural Evolution for the Global Good


The scientist and Jesuit priest Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (1881-1955) coined the term “Omega Point” to refer to a global consciousness that humanity was evolving toward. In a more practical vein, everyone can agree on the need for good governance at a global scale, even if there is widespread disagreement and confusion on how to get there. 

WORKSHOP OCTOBER 18 (F) 8:30am-3pm 


Prosocial: A Practical Framework for Managing Cultural Evolution in any Group or Business Setting


People use words such as “evolve” and “adapt” all the time when referring to the need for positive change. Prosocial is the first practical positive change method based on the latest developments of evolutionary science. It is a multi-level approach that can be applied at the Micro (single groups), Meso (multi-group cultural ecosystems), and Macro (the global good and ultimate level of implementation) scales. 

Register for McPhee Workshop Only: David Sloan Wilson

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18TH WORKSHOP Time: 8:30am-3pm Location: Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, 3201 Windsor Rd, Austin, TX
mcphee david sloan wilsonDavid Sloan Wilson is trained as an evolutionary biologist and has played an important role in expanding Darwin’s theory beyond the biological sciences to include all aspects of humanity. He is best known for championing Multilevel Selection Theory, which explains how adaptations can evolve—or fail to evolve—at any level of a multi-tier hierarchy, such as from genes to ecosystems in nature and small groups to global governance in human society.

WORKSHOP ONLY
OCTOBER 18 (F) 8:30am-3pm • $225

Prosocial: A Practical Framework for Managing Cultural Evolution in any Group or Business Setting

People use words such as “evolve” and “adapt” all the time when referring to the need for positive change. Developed by scientists, combining robust bodies of research from evolutionary theory, economics, political science, and the applied behavioral sciences, Prosocial Design Method provides a set of practical tools to help individuals and groups of all types and sizes function better and adapt to ever-changing environments.

Studies have shown that neither the individual attributes of their members nor even the coaching from their leaders are what create the most effective teams. The critical success factors are the interactions within the team itself.