Monthly Archives: May 2017

Getting to know you: An Embodied Monthly Gathering: June 17

 

When we don’t know ourselves we aren’t aware of thoughts we’re having, or our relationship to them. When we don’t know ourselves we aren’t aware of what triggers us, or even that we’re triggered. When we don’t know ourselves we don’t know what we need or want, or what has been missing with regards to our needs and wants. When we don’t know ourselves we don’t know what we’re feeling, or if it’s safe to feel. When we don’t know ourselves we become at the mercy of forces outside ourselves to take care of us because we don’t know ourselves well enough to take care of ourselves. When we don’t know ourselves it’s like having a party and all the guests showing up with masks on. Can you imagine such a party? I’m guessing there would be very little intimacy or connection. How can we love ourselves, how can we have compassion for ourselves, if we’re disconnected from ourselves?

 

When we know ourselves we are aware of our thoughts and if they have significance for us. When we know ourselves we know our needs and wants, and how to get them met without resorting to drama or manipulation. When we know ourselves we’re familiar with sensations, and how to connect with them in a way that feels safe. When we know ourselves we can develop a reservoir of inner resourcing, which empowers us and makes it possible for us to hold space for ourselves, love ourselves and offer compassion to ourselves. When we know ourselves we no longer feel like children caught in adult bodies, but capable human beings. When we know ourselves, we are aware- we are self-aware.

 

It’s easy to get to know ourselves, but it takes time, and often some guidance, as we learn how to do so. For most of us, no one has helped us to really get to know ourselves. In fact, too often we’re taught and encouraged to put all our attention outwards, and we lose our own sense of self in the process.

 

This monthly gathering will focus on practical and experiential exercises that are specifically designed for the development of self-awareness. There will be time for questions and optional sharing amongst group members. We will meet for 60-75 minutes on zoom. Each call will be recorded, and yours to keep.

(I ran a Deepening Course called “Embodiment: Getting to know and love all of you” in April. I didn’t foresee how often I’d use the phrase “getting to know you” throughout the course. It seemed as if everything we were talking about, sharing, and exploring was related to getting to know one-self. By the end of the course it was obvious just how practical and useful it is to learn how to get to know ourselves. I’ll be hosting another Embodiment Deepening Course soon. Click here for details.)

 

When: This month’s gathering will be June 17th, 12-1:15pm EST.  Future dates TBA

Please contact me with questions

Where: Zoom, link sent after payment is received.

Cost: $15, paypal to llmeuser@me.com, subject line “Gathering.”   (Free if you’re attending my upcoming deepening course http://integrativehealingnow.com/blog/deepening-course-embodiment-getting-to-know-and-love-all-of-you/ )

 

A simple 13 minute rest/meditation.

 

A simple 13 minute rest/meditation. Push pause as needed. Rest, Inquire, Enjoy Life.

https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=1u-rNZ8fU8s

I’ve often found facilitated rest recordings useful- where someone else is holding the space for me, so to speak, and guide me.

 

Feel free to push the pause button at any time while listening, so you can sit longer with what is arising. Please share your experiences if you’d like, as well as any comments or questions. Thanks!

Upcoming events:

Getting to know you: An embodied monthly gathering

Deepening Course- Embodiment: Getting to know and love all of you.

www.integrativehealingnow.com
www.livinginquiries.com

Deepening Course- Embodiment: Getting to know and love all of you.

Embodiment: Getting to know and love all of you.

From a past participant: “I deeply appreaciate Lisa’s genuine knowledge, her generosity, dedication, and personal integrity when it comes to the content of the course. Every word spoken came from the heart and from personal experience, rather that being a mere theory. This made me listen with a curious mind and open heart, happy to receive every point she was making. It all made sense to me on a base level. I also enjoyed the community she created, which was coloured by a non-judgmental attitude to all questions asked or comments made. I felt safe and welcomed. ”

 

Embodiment is about being fully present with the “here and now” of life. Aligning with and attending to safety in the present moment is an important aspect of being able to journey through current day challenges as well a traumatic/difficult experiences from our childhoods/past. In this Embodiment Deeping Course we will explore how to develop the ability and capacity to slow down so that we can gently and safely turn attention toward the present moment while simultaneously tuning into our experience of the present moment- whatever they may be. We will curiously explore the realm of aliveness in our experience- sensations, energies and feelings. We’ll also be inquiring into all the thoughts and images, taking a look at what seems true, and then experiencing what’s actually true. We’ll explore barriers to experiencing wholeness, and useful resources in developing kindness with our experiences- especially with those we tend to turn away from.

When we don’t know ourselves we aren’t aware of thoughts we’re having, or our relationship to them. When we don’t know ourselves we aren’t aware of what triggers us, or even that we’re triggered. When we don’t know ourselves we don’t know what we need or want, or what has been missing with regards to our needs and wants. When we don’t know ourselves we don’t know what we’re feeling, or if it’s safe to feel. When we don’t know ourselves we become at the mercy of forces outside ourselves to take care of us because we don’t know ourselves well enough to take care of ourselves. When we don’t know ourselves it’s like having a party and all the guests showing up with masks on. Can you imagine such a party? I’m guessing there would be very little intimacy or connection. How can we love ourselves, how can we have compassion for ourselves, if we’re disconnected from ourselves?

 

When we know ourselves we are aware of our thoughts and if they have significance for us. When we know ourselves we know our needs and wants, and how to get them met without resorting to drama or manipulation. When we know ourselves we’re familiar with sensations, and how to connect with them in a way that feels safe. When we know ourselves we can develop a reservoir of inner resourcing, which empowers us and makes it possible for us to hold space for ourselves, love ourselves and offer compassion to ourselves. When we know ourselves we no longer feel like children caught in adult bodies, but capable human beings. When we know ourselves, we are aware- we are self-aware.

 

This course will utilize the Living Inquiries, the N.O.W. practice, natural rest, breathing techniques, and some gentle body movement to explore your various experiences- shame, trauma, depression, anxiety, compulsions, identities, body contractions, debilitating thoughts and/or memories and more. You will also become familiar with the nervous system, vigilance centers, the fight-flight-freeze responses, and learn about ways to support and be kind and loving with your self. Lastly, you will get to experience the different inquiries first hand, and be able to practice skills for learning how to self-inquire.

I will be facilitating and guiding you in practices which will start to re-wire your nervous system and limbic system in ways that are profound.

You will have recordings so that you can practice on your own between class dates, which will help replace old habitual behaviors with new useful behaviors. All of this will set the stage for deeper self-intimacy and knowing, with compassion and love.

 

Course Information:

When: June 24, July 15, July 29: noon-2pm EST

Where:  This is an on-line course. I use zoom, which is similar to Skype. You can attend from anywhere in the world using a phone, iPad type of device, or computer!

What: On top of the 3 group sessions, you will receive a total of six individual facilitations: Four with Senior Facilitator Trainer Lisa Meuser and two facilitations with Certified Living Inquiries facilitators. Cost is $425. This counts as a prerequisite for Living Inquiries facilitator training.

If funds are keeping you from attending, please contact me ASAP for options.

Also included is free attendance to the June and July Embodied Gatherings, which are recorded. http://integrativehealingnow.com/blog/embodiedgathering/

All classes will be recorded so if you are unable to attend one, you’ll receive the recording. Also included in the course will be multiple natural rest and guided rest audios and videos, and a private FB group for participants to share and receive support.

Please email me for questions. llmeuser@me.com

 

 

Getting to know you: An embodied monthly gathering

Last month I ran a Deepening Course called “Embodiment: Getting to know and love all of you.” I didn’t foresee how often I’d use the phrase “getting to know you” throughout the course. It seemed as if everything we were talking about, sharing, and exploring was related to getting to know one-self. By the end of the course it was obvious just how practical and useful it is to learn how to get to know ourselves.

When we don’t know ourselves we aren’t aware of thoughts we’re having, or our relationship to them. When we don’t know ourselves we aren’t aware of what triggers us, or even that we’re triggered. When we don’t know ourselves we don’t know what we need or want, or what has been missing with regards to our needs and wants. When we don’t know ourselves we don’t know what we’re feeling, or if it’s safe to feel. When we don’t know ourselves we become at the mercy of forces outside ourselves to take care of us because we don’t know ourselves well enough to take care of ourselves. When we don’t know ourselves it’s like having a party and all the guests showing up with masks on. Can you imagine such a party? I’m guessing there would be very little intimacy or connection. How can we love ourselves, how can we have compassion for ourselves, if we’re disconnected from ourselves?

 

When we know ourselves we are aware of our thoughts and if they have significance for us. When we know ourselves we know our needs and wants, and how to get them met without resorting to drama or manipulation. When we know ourselves we’re familiar with sensations, and how to connect with them in a way that feels safe. When we know ourselves we can develop a reservoir of inner resourcing, which empowers us and makes it possible for us to hold space for ourselves, love ourselves and offer compassion to ourselves. When we know ourselves we no longer feel like children caught in adult bodies, but capable human beings. When we know ourselves, we are aware- we are self-aware.

 

It’s easy to get to know ourselves, but it takes time, and often some guidance, as we learn how to do so. For most of us, no one has helped us to really get to know ourselves. In fact, too often we’re taught and encouraged to put all our attention outwards, and we lose our own sense of self in the process.

 

This monthly gathering will focus on practical and experiential exercises that are specifically designed for the development of self-awareness. There will be time for questions and optional sharing amongst group members. We will meet for 60-75 minutes on zoom. Each call will be recorded, and yours to keep. The charge will be $15.

When: The first gathering will be May 20th, 12-1:15pm EST.  Future dates TBA

Where: Zoom

Cost: $15

I will be offering this Deepening Course “Embodiment: Getting to know and love all of you” in June.
 
Please contact me with questions or to sign up: llmeuser@me.com