The Embodied Narrative “Moving out of the past into the present”
Daylong: Saturday, January 13th 10:00am – 5:00pm
"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
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.
“As long as you make an identity for yourself out of pain, you cannot be free of it.” ~ Eckhart Tolle.
The daylong is offered on a dana/donation basis. We are supported by the practice of shared generosity. Our programs are for everyone to gain new insights into life, themselves, inner healing and joy.
Carole Priven is a long time meditation practitioner and an active participant in 12 Step Recovery. She has a Master's Degree in Gerontology from San Francisco State, and a law degree from Brooklyn Law School. Carole has worked with seniors in various settings, and she volunteered with hospice in the NODA program at Laguna Honda Hospital. She knows how to sit still.
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.