Transforming the Bodymind through Metaphysical Practices

The current era of the great unravelling of culture is a time to draw on the resources of ancient wisdom traditions to help ourselves and others to navigate through these times. The metaphysical approach draws from the “world behind the world” (of energy, symbols, and beliefs) to help us find a transformed life-stance. In this re-visioning of the term “metaphysical,” coming from Dr. Mayer’s new book, metaphysics includes: both spiritual and soulful practices, psycho-mythology, somatic approaches to healing (such as Tai Chi Qigong), and a multidimensional approach to the political/ecological sphere. You will learn specific tools from these traditions:

  • Standing Meditation Qigong: To change your Life Stance
  • The Mythic Journey Process: To transform your inner characters
  • Qigong Self-Healing Methods: For stress reduction
  • Teaching Stories: Making sure you put stories in your “resilience” kit
  • Energy Psychology Methods: For bodymind healing
  • Tai Chi Joining Hands Practice: An integral interpersonal, metaphysical practice

What people are saying about this book, The Path of a Reluctant Metaphysician:

“Dr. Michael Mayer has helped numerous people through his knowledge of psychotherapeutic principles, internal martial arts practices, and life style enhancement. Readers of this book will find Dr. Mayer’s personal story an engrossing one, and may be motivated to recast their own beliefs and behaviors, even reluctantly, into a metaphysical mode.” —Stanley Krippner, PhD; Alan Watts Professor of Psychology, Saybrook University; Co-author, Personal Mythology

“Behind the veil of our everyday experiences there is another reality that beckons our attention. Michael Mayer’s revelations in this domain are a guide for anyone who desires a richer and more fulfilling experience of life.  If you think life must contain more juice than you have known so far, this book is for you.” —Larry Dossey, MD; Author, Healing Words

Michael Mayer, PhD, Bay Area psychologist and Qigong teacher, presents his integral approach to bodymind healing at conferences, workshops, hospitals, and universities. He co-founded the Transpersonal Psychology Program at JFKU, co-founded a multi-disciplinary medical clinic, and has authored twenty publications including, The Path of a Metaphysician: Stories and Practices for Troubled Times and Energy Psychology: Self-healing Methods for Bodymind Health.

The weekend workshop fee includes the program and 6 freshly prepared meals.

$295 EarlyBird Fee through April 15, 2013
$325 Regular Fee through April 29, 2013
$355 Last Minute Fee through May 2, 2013
Onsite lodging is $75 per person per night for a shared room or $99 per night for a single room. Sign-ups are on a space-available basis, so please register early.

13.5 Continuing Education Credits are available for a processing fee of $25.

The Institute of Noetic Sciences (101 San Antonio Road, Petaluma, CA 94952-9524), sponsor of this program, certifies that this continuing education workshop meets the criteria for Continuing Education Credit for:

Marriage Family Therapists and Licensed Clinical Social Workers — The California Board of Behavioral Sciences, provider #PCE 3885.
Nurses — The California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN), provider #10318.
4:00—5:45 PM Check in

6:00 PM Dinner
7:00—9:30 PM Evening Program, Stories and Practices for Troubled Times

8:00—9:00 AM Breakfast
9:00 AM—12:15 PM Morning Program, Bodymind Healing Qigong

12:30—1:30 PM Lunch
2:30—5:30 PM Afternoon Program, The Mythic Journey Process

6:00—7:00 PM Dinner
7:30—9:30 PM Evening Program, Finding your Life Stance, Energy Psychology Methods from Bodymind Healing Psychotherapy

8:00—9:00 AM Breakfast
9:00 AM—12:00 PM Morning Program,  Bodymind Healing Qigong
12:30—1:30 PM Lunch
1:30 Departure

Arrival and Departure
Check-in and access to accommodations is from Friday from 4:00—5:45 pm. Guests are requested to be checked out of their room at lunchtime on Sunday. For more information on directions and transportation, see Plan Your Stay

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