Sep 22, 2018 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Booking information


The Embodied Narrative “Moving out of the past into the present”
Daylong: Saturday September 22nd  10:00am – 5:00pm

Location: 2041 Larkin Street (between Vallejo & Broadway) on Russian Hill

In this workshop Perry & Rik will offer various exercises within a mindful-somatic awareness process that enables attendees to feel and see more clearly the benefit of "releasing" old painful stories and "moving forward" into new possibilities of calm and joy.

"We can't create a new past though we can create a new future, and it begins by being in the present"with Perry Lisker & Rik Center

We each carry a narrative story within us that can often run our lives with an adverse effect. In this daylong retreat we will unfold and begin to dis-assemble the parts of our story that are not useful (and not us) and yet we cling to them because we feel may lost without them.

”It’s often more fearful to move into the unknown then to stay with the suffering that is known.” ~Rik Center

“As long as you make an identity for yourself out of pain, you cannot be free of it.” ~ Eckhart Tolle.

The MCC is supported by the practice of shared generosity and the daylong is offered on a dana/donation basis. Suggested donation $30-$50. No one turned away due to lack of funds. Our programs here are for everyone to gain new insights into life, themselves and inner healing.


Rik Center met one of his new narratives after a hand-gliding accident and in the following years needing to end a long term relationship, which moved onto a path of towards his true work.  Rik is Cofounder of the MCC, a Mindfulness Meditation Teacher, SE/Somatic Experiencing Practitioner supporting others around unresolved anxieties and PTSD involved in emotional, physical sexual abuses in how re-write their past narrative. Plus, as a trained Buddhist/Interfaith Chaplain Rik has worked with many people and families dealing with illnesses, accidents, people needing transplants due to addictions and those moving towards death.

Perry Liskerhad to meet his narrative of who he was when his first wife passed away from cancer and he suddenly became a single father raising his two children.
Perry is a JD, MSW and LCSW/Licensed Clinical Social Worker. He was affiliated with California Pacific Medical Center where he provided crisis intervention and support counseling for implementation and coordination of discharge plans for patients. He also worked with cases involving child abuse, elder abuse, sexual assault, fetal demise, substance abuse, domestic violence and other urgent psychosocial issues.



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