Breaking Shame's Grip: The Body as Teacher of Love and Insight
David Bedrick, JD, Dipl. PW, is a counselor, attorney, author, and teacher of process-oriented psychology. He spent eight years on the faculty of the University of Phoenix and has taught for the US Navy, 3M,…
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Lisa Blair, MA, trained in process-oriented psychology, an offshoot of Jungian psychology, at the Process Work Institute (PWI) in Portland, Oregon. She has worked with individuals, couples, and groups for the last five years and…
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Discover how you can unlock the door to your body’s wisdom and find answers to your most difficult problems. In this workshop, you learn how your body expresses the meaning behind your greatest difficulties, how “treating” your problems causes shame, how we confuse thoughts and ideas with feelings, and how listening to and following the body helps you live an authentic life.You learn to
- Recognize and change shaming attitudes that limit personal growth and healing
- Listen to the body’s language using meditation, movement, and dialogue techniques
- Shape-shift into the spirit of your body?your body ally
- Use role-play and active imagination to translate the body’s messages into your own inner wisdom and guidance
- Build a loving discipleship with your body.
Bring your deepest, most urgent questions, and build a relationship with yourself and your body that fosters self-knowledge and self-acceptance.Recommended reading and listening David Bedrick, Talking Back to Dr. Phil: Alternatives to Mainstream Psychology (Belly Song Press), Arnold Mindell, Dreambody: The Body’s Role in Revealing the Self (Lao Tse Press); and interviews with David Bedrick on love-based psychology, What Women Must Know and Full Power Living, both available here under the radio interviews heading.
- 18.5 credits for Social Workers (SW), $0 additional charge
- room & meals pricing
9:00 am–5:00 pm, Monday–Friday
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Choice of Accommodations
Rates below reflect total housing costs for all program nights.
The dorms allow for 5–22 people per room, and offer simple bunk beds and nearby hall bathrooms.
- Standard Rooms
- $452 and up
These spare and peaceful rooms measure 8' x 12' and include a double or queen-size bed or platform twin beds.
- Standard Plus Rooms
- $688 and up
These quiet rooms are perfect for those who want a real retreat, and include simple décor, a double or queen-size bed, or twin beds.Learn More