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Cultivating Inner Stillness: Bodywork for Depression & Anxiety

March 11 - March 13

Date:  Mon, March 11 – Wed, March 13, 2019 9am-5pm
NCBTMB CE’s:  21 and open to the public
Price:  $400 early registration price before 1/25.  Hold your spot with a $100 non-refundable deposit
Instructors:  Tracey J. Moon LMBT & Sharon Nash, MA

This three day training is being held at The Mountain Retreat Center in Highlands, NC, a place chosen for its peaceful and inspirational views in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains.  Enjoy the quiet of a walk in the old growth forest with rare white oaks or contemplate in the beautiful mountaintop labyrinth.  The Mountain is located just four miles from the resort town of Highlands, NC.  On-site accommodations and healthy meals prepared by a professional chef.

Course description:

Depression and anxiety has become an epidemic in our society with more people than ever seeking relief through both conventional and alternative methods. Trauma, loss, and the everyday challenges of daily life can create constriction and loss of connection in the physical and emotional body. From these big and small traumas, our body begins to form in a way that sets in fatigue, exhaustion, distress, difficulty focusing, irritability and physical pain.

The physical toll of depression and anxiety reveals itself in the body through tension, pain, misalignment and discomfort. In this course you will learn specific hands-on massage techniques that unwind targeted areas of the body that have been contracted, bringing more flow and movement into the structure. We will look at the science behind depression and anxiety, what is happening in the brain as well as the importance of understanding conventional treatments. We will explore emotional anatomy, including how the body is shaped by our thoughts, feelings and beliefs, and discuss how mindfulness practices can help free us from negative thought patterns. We will incorporate movement and grounding body-centered practices can help support a distressed emotional body system.

You will learn simple body-centered practices to help people feel more alive, connected and embodied through breath, bioenergetics, massage and compassionate presence. Through these embodied practices you will discover the body’s innate ability to recalibrate, reset and restore to its natural flow, beyond depression and anxiety.

This hands-on and highly experiential class is intended for the bodywork practitioner to support clients in the healing of depression and anxiety however, this training is open to everyone interested in empowering massage and bodywork tools to help feel more vital in everyday life.

for more Information and to Register:  https://www.cultivatinginnerstillness.com/event/bdahighlands2019/