Once again, you can see in the above photos how blessed Spring is starting to show with new growth and blooms in Central Park. Even saying the word forsythia is musical and joyful to my heart and soul. ( The photo of the tiny little bright green leaves in the distance I believe are of a forsythia bush). Once again Central Park welcomes bridal parties for photo shoots. This bride and groom were married on Monday March 5th.
On Sunday, March 4, 2012 we finally had Group. Present were Joie, Harriet, Merrill, Gladys, Paula, Lillian and Minh.
We had a large part of our time devoted to doing sessions with each other.
I shared with the Group some information about a new grounding/orienting process that I learned in a conversation with my friend Karine Bourcart. The Repatterning Association in Mexico featured Ray Castellino as the keynote presenter in their recent annual conference.
Karine told me that the workshop he presented was the amongst the most impressive work that she has ever experienced. She taught me his grounding process and I have not only been using it personally and with my clients, but I shared it in Group.
Karine said that they used it frequently throughout the workshop to increase their being present and centered as practitioners.
It is very simple. It goes like this
- Be aware of and bring the energy of Father Sky down into your heart.
- Be aware of and bring the energy of Mother Earth up from the deepest core of the Earth into your heart
- Be aware of your spine and the back of your body
- Be aware of your front side of your body
- Be aware of the left side of your body
- Be aware of the right side of your body
- Be aware inside your body
- Be aware of the outside of your body
This simple yet very effective process can be done with eyes open or closed, in an instant when you notice yourself to be off-center or when you are feeling unfocused and/or disoriented.
I personally have been aware of a deeper sense of safety and connectedness as I use this tool.
Thank you Karine and Ray Castellino!
Joie Jacobsen just completed an intensive Brain Gym workshop. As many of you can recall, Brain Gym is the work of Paul and Gail Dennison. Chloe Wordsworth studied with the Dennisons and she acknowledges the tremendous influence it had upon her in creating the Resonance Repatterning .
What Joie shared with us is a sequence of Brain Gym activities named PACE. PACE is an acronym for Positive Action Clear Energetic States/Attitudes and the workbook that Joie got in the course said that PACE establishes familiar boundaries through movement nuclei.
This is how PACE goes. ( in Brain Gym Class all of the movements were done while standing)
- Drink Water
- Do Brain Buttons and intuitively determine which hand starts on the navel and which hand is positioned under the collar bones- switch hands intuitively
- Do Cross Crawls
- Do Cook’s Hook-ups Part 1
- Do Cook’s part 2 but instead of doing a Katsugen, you can also do “spider push -ups” ( keeping the finger tips joined, move the fingers in an undulating manner, in and out), and also you can touch each set of finger tips one at a time.. pinkies, then 4th finger, third fingers, second, thumbs and back the other way.
Here is a u-tube video demo. At the very end it is difficult to see the spider-finger movements but he is doing them.
Joie shared other dimensions she learned in the workshop to add to our use of of the Brain Gym exercise, Visualizing an X on the body by adding the five senses- make the X a color,what is its flavor?texture? aroma? and what sound does it make?
Because Brain Gym work involves the traditional straight arm muscle testing Joie shared with us a great way that their practitioners handle our “arm of steel” muscle indicator response.
If we have this kind of muscle response with a client or the client shows other kinds of unclear responses so that we think the client might be holding on or trying to control the response, after having the client say the statement, ask them to tell you when to make the contact with their arm by their saying”push”.
When a person says “push” they have to exhale and can not hold their breath which results in a cleaner, clearer indication.
Isn’t that great????
Thank you Joie and Paul and Gail Dennison!!!!
We set up the proposed dates for 2012 Group and 2012 Skills Development classes. Please look above and see my brand new, hot off the press page (just above the Newsletter header picture of Central Park trees and surrounding buildings) SAVE THE DATE for the so far final version of how and when Group and Classes for 2012 are organized.
Finally, we did a Group Repatterning. It was the beautiful The Loving Heart Repatterning; Entrainment with the Universal Heart, written by Joie, Gladys and Carol. It was the first time that Joie and Gladys had experienced receiving a session with their powerful creation.
That’s all for now everyone!
Sending you all love, light, laughter, gratitude and blessings,