So many of us have experienced trauma, both in our personal lives and collectively as we encounter the great divisiveness and strife in the world these days. Our natural response to any form of trauma is to dissociate from our body; to shut down or become numb to protect ourselves from the pain. Over time, we can even build a whole sense of self based on our trauma, coming to believe that we are our painful histories or that we are damaged in some way.
But the truth is that who and what we really are can never be damaged and on Saturday and Sunday, March 19 and 20, Diamond Approach teacher, Jessica Britt, will guide us in an exploration that will help us discover this truth for ourselves.
Trauma & Spirituality, part two in the Spiritual Wisdom of the Body series, will provide the tremendous tenderness and holding we need to begin to open up our realization of how we are impacted by trauma and how it shows up on the spiritual path, so we can discern what is needed to effectively navigate this part of our journey.
Jessica Britt has been a student of Hameed Ali’s since 1977 and a Diamond Approach teacher since 1985. She is a training director, leading on-going groups in Europe, Canada, and the US. In the ’80s she was on the Gestalt staff of Esalen Institute creating an integration of Reichian and Gestalt work. While at Esalen, she was a student within the Native American Traditions, leading wilderness journeys. In addition, she studied Continuum Movement with Emilie Conrad. A nurse in the ’70s, she specialized in the field of childhood sexual & physical abuse. Jessica continues to practice from a view that includes the whole of the miracle of conscious life.
This course is the second part of the 5-part online teaching series Spiritual Wisdom of the Body. Each course in this series may be purchased individually, or you can register for the full series for a combined discount.
“Ridhwan” is a Sufi word. It means “satisfied and satisfying.” Our school, home to more than 4,000 students across the globe, has the potential to both help you to be fulfilled and to help others be fulfilled. Students learn to ground, sensitize, recognize, and trust the inherent guidance of Being.
The Diamond Approach is the core teaching of the Ridhwan School, a spiritual path that approaches our ordinary experiences, emotions, and sensations in a friendly way of understanding. This radical acceptance of our situation allows something to come through that puts us in touch with our spirituality.
In the Diamond Approach, everything we experience is utilized as a doorway to our spiritual nature. Rather than negating or seeking to transcend parts of our humanness that are considered barriers to realization, we learn to approach each aspect of our physical, emotional, and mental experience with acceptance and open curiosity to discover its truth. We do meditation and other exercises, but the main method is Diamond Inquiry™: non-judgment of what we’re experiencing, which brings crisp clarity into one’s own truth.
A recording of the online workshop where you’ll hear talks from Jessica Britt, participate in guided meditations and experiential exercises, and learn from other participants in the Q&C sessions.
This is a recording of an online workshop.
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