Trauma Awareness, Integration & Post Traumatic Healing You are invited to ground, center & embody via meditation & healing circle. These evenings are designed to create more inner spaciousness and outer awareness so that we can meet, greet and integrate personal, familial, collective and ancestral trauma.
We are all swimming in a sea of Trauma and for the most part it is invisible and at the heart of most of humanity's suffering. These events are designed to create a space for trauma awareness, integration and healing through awareness-based practices such as meditation, contemplation, prayer and most of all, creating a safe space to feel felt, seen and heard in a supportive group field.
If we didn't get the nurturing we needed as a child our very intelligent and protective nervous system adapted by suppressing overwhelming emotions, experiences and situations. These unintegrated experiences from the past become frozen in our bodies, diminishing our vital energy and ability to respond to difficult situations. This work will allow us to move from habitual reaction to emergent response-ability when confronted with life's challenges.
We begin our circle with a grounding, centering and embodiment meditation designed to create more inner spaciousness and outer awareness so that we can meet, greet and integrate personal, familial, collective and ancestral trauma in a safe and supportive space. From that grounded place we will open the circle as an exploration into the practices, challenges and opportunities for trauma release, integration and post traumatic healing.
Michael Stone has been teaching and leading groups and transformational programs for over 50 years. All are welcome. This is a donation-based event. For more information contact Michael Stone at 530.277.0937 / michael@WellofLight.com
To ensure safety, continuity, and confidentiality these healing circles are closed after the final registration. The number of participants are between 12 and 18 people. We will be meeting a minimum of four times a month for six consecutive months. Times will be set to best accommodate prospective members. This is an opportunity to do collective healing with others who are committed to doing the deep inner shadow* work necessary to integrate the inner fragmentation that is a result of personal, familial, collective and ancestral trauma.
These safe, confidential and loving spaces held by Michael and the group allow us to explore our own essential goodness and heal the unintegrated experiences from the past that keep us stuck in repetitive and habitual patterns that cause suffering, self doubt and contraction from life. If you are interested in participating in one of these programs please Go to this link to receive a confidential application to join a group. *The shadow is the Self’s emotional blind spot, the unconscious parts of the personality that our conscious ego doesn't want to identify in itself. In this program we work with your unconscious mind, through embodied practices, to uncover the parts of yourself that your wise and protective nervous system has repressed and hidden from you. Working in the safe environment of a healing circle greatly facilitates and accelerates our ability to identify and release these unexamined, unknown and frozen parts of ourselves. This leads to greater wholeness, authenticity, creativity and connection with ourselves, others and life itself.
The cost of participating in these groups is $150 a month (there will be a limited number of partial scholarships available by application) Thank you for your interest in our trauma integration and healing work.
With love and gratitude, Michael Stone & The Well of Light Family
Medical research estimates as much as 90 percent of all illness and disease is stress-related! But, what causes stress? Research has also shown that much of our stress, tension, and anxiety are rooted in minor and major trauma experiences. We are currently swimming in a sea of personal, familial, cultural, and ancestral or intergenerational trauma. This advanced program is designed for anyone interested in post-traumatic growth, mutual integration, and spiritual awakening. Our programs are interactive, embodied, and provide safe sanctuaries for exploring the path of evolutionary growth.
All mammals, that includes us, must have co-regulation with a parent or caregiver in order to develop in a healthy, protected, and safe way by being felt, seen, heard, and loved. Seemingly insignificant absences by our caregivers can leave us with trauma adaptations that shape our ways of being in the world and cause deep stress, anxiety, and habitual behaviour that keeps us repeating unwanted and disempowering behaviour. In this program, we support each other with full-bodied listening, inner sensing, and receiving each other’s pain and growth in mutuality. This witnessing supports us in regulating and healing the root causes of our suffering and struggles.
In this program we will explore:
Our original goodness and how to transcend the blocks to our fullest potential and most authentic self-expression
Many diverse practices that will help us become more embodied and aware of our interiority (mind, body & emotions) which is the path to trauma integration and healing
Ways to engage in interdependent and transparent communication to deepen our relational intimacy with ourselves, each other, and life itself
These integrative sessions begin with a guided meditation, lead into a teaching session*, and then work in small breakout groups to deepen our experience in the learning process. Throughout the program, Michael will be facilitating to help people integrate the wounded and fragmented parts that have been suppressed and dissociated in the face of overwhelming life situations.
*(Teaching will include exploring: Attachment Styles, Polyvagal Theory & Healing, Somatic practices, emotional regulation, stress reduction practices, resourcing for safety growth, post-traumatic awareness, integration and healing techniques, and many more mindfulness and awareness practices…)