Spiritual Wisdom of the Body

Trauma & Spirituality

Somatic Gifts and Challenges on the Path

March 19 & 20, 9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Pacific

You Are More Than Your Traumatic History

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.

“I'm hoping that this program brings a sense of more kindness to yourself. That no matter what your history is, the truth is none of us are damaged; to begin to believe it’s true that I'm really more than my wounded history.”

- Jessica Britt, Diamond Approach Teacher

During our time together, we will...

Learn how we can slowly disidentify from our traumatic history without rejecting it

Understand how spiritual work that invites us into sensation and somatic experience, can surface old wounds and difficulties

Come to trust ourselves to discern which spiritual practices can help us and which ones may feel too overwhelming to undertake at the moment

Recognize the gifts in both spiritual work and trauma therapies, and how each can help us work with our history in distinct, but mutually supportive ways

Be guided in practices that help us reconnect with the compassion and courage needed to be with the truth of our history so we can begin to move beyond it

Realize that much of the world’s current strife is a defense against places in us that are truly hurt and traumatized, helping us perceive the planet’s suffering with more kindness and courage

What You’ll Receive When You Enroll...

An invitation to the live two-day online workshop where you’ll participate in teachings, guided meditations, and interactive exercises, all with a supportive spiritual community

Live Question & Comment sessions to ask all of your questions and learn from the teacher and others in the program

Access to a recording of the workshop if you are unable to attend live

Meet Your Teacher

Jessica Britt

Jessica Britt

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.

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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.

Join Us for the Full Series

for a $50 Discount

or Choose the Course
You Are Drawn To

5-Part Teaching Series
February 26 & 27

$90

March 19 & 20

$90

April 9 & 10

$90

May 7 & 8

$90

June 4 & 5

$90

FAQ

What is the Ridhwan School?

“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.

What is the Diamond Approach?

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.

What’s included in the program?

When you register for the series, you’ll receive admission to the online workshops where you’ll hear talks from Jessica Britt, participate in guided meditations and experiential exercises, and learn from other participants in the Question & Comments sessions,

Are the sessions live or pre-recorded?

This is a live online workshop. You will receive access to recordings of the workshop if you are unable to attend live.

Will you be mailing anything to me or is everything digital?

Once payment is received you will receive an email with your login details, then you are officially in! You will receive everything in your email inbox, including instructions on how to access the course. Please check your spam folder to locate the email that starts with ‘[SWB 2022].’

Do you offer financial assistance such as scholarships for online courses?

Yes! To apply for financial assistance for any of our courses, click here to complete a scholarship application. Scholarship applications for this series need to be received by Monday, March 14, 2022, and scholarship awards will be sent via email by Friday, March 18, 2022.

What if I have questions?

We’re here to support you on your journey and help with any questions you may have about enrolling and accessing the course. For support please email daosupport@ridhwan.org. Be sure to add this address to your contact list so we don’t end up in your Junk/Spam/Promotions folder. But please check there just in case!

Is there a refund policy?

Yes. If you are dissatisfied with the course —for any reason—simply contact us within 30 days of course enrollment.

Are You Ready to Explore
“Trauma & Spirituality”?

To make online spiritual support more accessible to our global community, we offer two additional “Pay It Forward” payment options in addition to the regular fee. For those who need help, we offer a reduced tuition option, and for those who are able to help, we offer the chance to add a “Pay It Forward” donation to regular tuition, with those donations going directly to provide scholarship opportunities for others.

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