Monthly Embodied Gatherings
October and November Embodied Gathering: Getting Real Together
It is crucial, especially in times such as these, that we find safe spaces and safe people who listen to and believe in our stories - to our sacred, lived experiences. Your experiences are the hallowed ground of your being and will be fully honored in our sacred and carefully created container.
We get real in this group. What does that mean? It means we show up as we are, with whatever is going on for us - our joys, our struggles, our tears, and/or our laughter. It’s all welcome here.
Belonging, community, connection and a healthy nervous system are crucial for our well-being, and a safe community is the perfect place to discover our relationship with life. We gather to become more intimate with, and more available for, our life. For those who would like support in their journey, this is an affordable, safe option.
A safe container for us evolve together
Every day I witness immense freedom when people feel safe enough to honestly connect to their actual lived experiences, when their sorrows and celebrations are allowed, named, spoken, expressed, and felt. Being heard in a supportive environment conveys and births a sense of embodied empowerment that is known from deep within the being. Neuropathways shift, one’s sense of safety in the world changes, and relationships with life are transformed. Possibilities we couldn’t even imagine reveal themselves.
Join us as we gather and explore together. Using tools and practices I have developed and learned through my trainings in holding sacred circles, I will compassionately and gently hold space as we gather together.
These gatherings are sacred spaces where everyone is welcome. People going through their Dark Night of the Soul experiences, survivors of abuse, people who have had awakenings and want community, people struggling in their life in various ways, and/or people simply wanting connection along their journey are likely to find home in these gatherings.
October 4, 8pm ET and October 18th at 2:30pm ET
November 1, 8pm ET and Novemeber 15, 2:30pm ET
We will meet for 60-75 minutes on Zoom. Each call will be recorded, and yours to keep. Please contact me with questions, concerns or future dates: LLMEUSER@ME.COM
Investment: Sliding scale, what you can afford – $10-25 per gathering. Anything over $20 goes to my scholarship fund. To sign up please send a PayPal payment to LLMEUSER@ME.COM, subject line “Gathering” along with your email address so I can send you a link. No one turned away due to insufficient funds.
Minimum participants required: 4, Maximum: 15
More Information: Gatherings focus on practical and experiential exercises specifically designed for the development of self-awareness, self-love, safety and a healthy nervous system. Each gathering is organically shaped around attendees' needs and wants. Each gathering includes a guided rest, time for questions and sharing, ways to heal the nervous system, and ways to engage in self-inquiry. Participation is always optional.
In this group we honor our experiences and we learn that we don’t have to pretend, or hide, or run. We gather together in a welcoming space where we are allowed to be exactly who we are, exactly as we are, and through slow, simple experiential practices we realize that profound safety can be found right here and now.
Safety is important. Our bodies, our spirits, and our psyches function with more well-being when safety is known from within.
We live in a culture that often disempowers and creates stress, a culture that conditions us to find our well-being in people, places, and superficial activities and things – without teaching us sustainable, empowering safety from the inside out. As such, we often don’t know how to cope with existing in an overwhelming world, or how to recover from traumatic experiences. Many of us have developed post-traumatic stress as a result, and have forgotten that safety is possible.
We can learn. By providing a safe environment for this deliberate purpose, we can slowly and gently learn what it’s like to feel safe.
We come together to find safety in our experiences and discover that we are safe – even when we have fear, trauma or loud core stories and emotions.
All are welcome here regardless of political affiliation, sexual orientation, race, gender or background. You are important, and appreciated, whoever you are.
From past participants:
Lisa is like a cocoon for expansion and love. I really love working with her. She walks her talk and creates a space for acceptance and non-judgment and I’m better able to accept and not judge myself and others. My heart has opened in my work with her. So grateful.
It is quite breathtaking to experience you working with a group; watching and listening to your communion with who-they-really-are. You have a gift, Lisa.
You represent what Adyashanti talks about: “A safe place for the world to come and rest.” You are that safe, benign presence in the world.
I have listened to the recording many times since our gathering. It continues to support me.
I have discovered writing as a way to connect with myself and others. I didn’t know I had these words inside of me!
Free with Deepening Courses. Email me for details.
Lisa periodically leads deepening courses. Here is a list of some of her past courses. If you would like to know when her next course is planned, or have a suggestion for a future course, please contact her.
Matrix Integration: An on-line Ten-Month Exploration
Beginning the end of January, 2021
Clients have been asking me for years… why don’t I train people in the transformative model I use?
You’ve asked for many reasons:
- some of you have felt the limitations in how you work with clients, or participate in your organization, and have not known how to engage differently;
- some of you have felt burnout and exhaustion- and while you’re committed to and passionate about the work you do, it’s starting to take a toll;
- some of you just want to embody the learnings more deeply. (For those who are unfamiliar with my work, feel free to check out my About page as well as my Impact page for some examples of how Matrix Integration has impacted others.)
I see you. All of you. This is for you. It’s time.
Matrix Integration is a modality that I’ve been using with clients (and myself) over the past 10 years. Sometimes I say I created it, but it doesn’t really feel right to claim it as mine. I think of it more as a vision that was gifted to me: one day I was exploring with someone, and it was like I’d been given a key to a greater understanding of what it is to be human.
I knew that had connected to something profound.
Prior to that, I had found the approaches to working with trauma ineffective and disembodied, often creating more harm than good. I had made a promise to myself that I would not engage in the healing or therapeutic world until I knew how to engage with people differently. BAM! The time had finally come: I opened up my private practice about a month later.
I still find the way our culture journeys with people to often be ineffective and disembodied. I notice that the realms of spirituality, psychology, and activism often discount the body, the psyche, the importance of culture, and/or the power of love and compassion. I hear horror story after horror story: spiritual teachers, therapists and others, not fully understanding the nature of a psyche or what it needs to feel whole, retraumatizing people. I am called to bring this modality into more people’s awareness because more than ever we need to know our wholeness.
Matrix Integration moves from the understanding that the pain inside ourselves desires and requires Love, as opposed to fixing. MI gently moves attention away from fault and blame, instead including the contextual dynamics of life. People are met where they are. Agendas are dropped, and instead we move from curiosity, beginner’s mind, and Presence. As we learn, we transform. MI has changed my life, and the lives of hundreds of my clients. I am excited to know it will change yours.
Who is this for, and who will benefit?
This Exploration is most suited for the change agents of the world who are looking for something different than another “training” to add to their resume. This is designed those who are looking to journey through that which keeps them from stepping more fully into their own life’s purpose; therapists/healers/coaches/facilitators/social workers/nurses/body workers/social justice advocates who keep running into limitations and blockages with themselves and/or their clients; those who want to understand how being aware of the matrix of culture (including attachment theory) is necessary for true compassion and evolution; individuals who are looking to deepen their relationship with Love/God, compassion and well-being; people who have lost or have never had a sense of hope or trust in something larger then themselves; those who find themselves burning out, or who wind up in trauma-bonding predicaments; individuals who are wanting to develop more internal resourcing, agency, and the ability to be comfortable and compassionate with the rich terrain of being human. Not only will you personally evolve through this Exploration, but so will those you interact with.
Together we will engage in a conscious focus on learning how to listen at the level of both the Wise Mind and the Compassionate Being. Participating in the art of slowing down will pave the way. Listening from the Being will allow you to perceive the places where oppression lives, and the places where love are needed. Over time trust in something larger than oneself will slowly develop and be Known, and then lived from in an embodied way.
This is the heart of Matrix Integration: Discovering, Knowing and Living/Loving from Presence. All is held within this field of possibility.
This will be a limited engagement, beginning at the end of January. Please contact me ASAP to let me know of your interest and/or to request an application: LLMEUSER@ME.COM.
Need more information? It’s on the way! This is just a brief call out to those who have been waiting and know you’re ready to journey to new depths. Please check back to my events page and blog page in the upcoming weeks for more information.
1:1 retreats are available. If you are interested in a more immersive and in-depth experience, please contact Lisa for details.