Spiritual Wholeness and the Somatic Body: Daylong with Rik Center
A day of SE/Somatic Experiencing, mindfulness and how this relates to the spiritual-self and coming into wholeness.
"What have you got to lose other than yourself? What have you got to gain other than yourself?"
"Connecting to our bodies allows us to come into our spiritual wholeness. It's not about going away and ignoring the body it's about bringing our whole-selves into the present that opens us up to accept everything without feeling crushed and overwhelmed." Rik Center
This unique daylong will combine mindfulness practices, reflective teachings and SE/Somatic Experiencing demo's in understanding how to work with and move through unresolved anxieties that often keep us feeling distant and disconnected from our bodies. Together we'll take a look at how we can bring our intellectual, physical, emotionally and spiritual self into alignment. Connecting to our innate wholeness and ability to contain both comfort and discomfort within the neurophysiology of the body.
"It has been through my meditation practice and personal work with SE/Somatic Experiencing that my own spiritual sense of wholeness came into being that I had felt was possible early on in my childhood." ~Rik Center
The MCC is supported by the practice of shared generosity and the daylong is offered on a dana/donation basis. 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 began his spiritual journey early in life attending a private orthodox school and temple. From a young age through his teens, he met illness and death and turned to looking at life from an atheistic viewpoint. Through needing to meet his own pained body after a traumatic accident in his 20's, his healing journey brought back home to his embodied-self. From Rik's own personal experience he found that spirituality was found by being with versus looking somewhere other than the life we are living. Rik will share his learning of how to meet the body of spiritual wholeness. How his personal journey impacted his look at spiritual wholeness through mindfulness practices, spiritual offerings, holistic practices and through SE/Somatic Experiencing demo's.
Rik Center is Cofounder of the MCC/Mindfulness Care Center, an SE/Somatic Experiencing Stress and Trauma Counselor/Practitioner, Mindfulness Meditation Teacher and serves as a Buddhist/Interfaith Chaplain at San Francisco General Hospital. He’s assisted SE/Somatic Experiencing trainings and his private practice focuses on healing high levels of stress, unresolved traumatic anxiety and PTSD along with offering grief and spiritual counseling. He traveled to New Orleans and Baton Rouge after the Hurricane Katrina in support of others around SE and to offer sessions to those still affected by the experience. Rik began a Buddhist mindful meditation practice in the late 80’s and leads an ongoing Tuesday Evening meditation class at the MCC.