19 Jan Meaningful Relationships
A 5-Part Series Beginning February 2021 with Gita, Mushkan, Nirodha and Niten
This series of 5 courses is a comprehensive and in-depth journey into the art of conscious relating.
Meaningful Relationships is a series of five online courses which will help you to establish and maintain more honesty, intimacy and trust within yourself and in your relationships.
Relationships are powerful; they can bring out the best in us and bring our true essence to life. Human relating elicits warmth, joy, pleasure, courage, depth and love. We also find that the more important a relationship is to us, the more blind spots and challenges around our insecurities, fears, frustrations, needs, and emotional pain start to surface.
We develop creative strategies to avoid the unsettling sensations triggered in relationships with those who matter most to us. When we are motivated by fear or entitlement in our attempt to feel “safe” in our relationships, we find ourselves in subtle power games which are not satisfying or fulfilling. When we use these subtle and creative “survival” strategies, our true self cannot not be seen and met.
We crave vibrant and real connection, and when we don’t receive it, we start assigning blame, often unaware that the problem begins with us not truly showing up ourselves.
This series will take you through common relationship obstacles, such as understanding attachment, developing healthy boundaries and skills in intimate relating, learning how to let go of abandonment fears, and exploring inner and outer relationship dynamics.
Each course in the series will address relating, freedom and love from a different vantage point. Each course is a complete topic with up to 4 interactive webinars and includes teachings, online exercises and resources that can be completed at your convenience.
You can take each course as a stand-alone or the whole series. If you choose the complete series of the 5 courses you will receive a 10% discount on the full price.
This is an invitation to meet and understand yourself…to move from fear and (self) manipulation to love, freedom, and being.
Module One: Who Am I In Relationships? Developing an Understanding of Attachment
Can you imagine a world where you can show up with your impulses, needs, and likes in relationships? Where you can simply be you, AND be connected?
How can you live in a nourishing and fun connection and not lose yourself?
Do you try to control, seduce or manipulate your environment and/or yourself? Or do you tend to turn away from connectedness and toward self reliance, avoiding feelings of uncertainty, your needs and vulnerabilty?
Join us for this eye opening discovery, and find out who you are in relationship.
February 20 & 27 and March 6 & 13. Click Here to Learn More.
Module Two: Saying Yes and Saying No: Creating Intimacy with Healthy Boundaries
What are healthy boundaries in relationships, and why do we need to to be able to establish them?
How did/do you play it ‘safe’ or compromise in relationships to get your needs met?
How do you take care of your needs, and what happens when your needs are not satisfied?
Most of us learned to please others or to put the needs of others before our own. When we override our needs we diminish our self worth which leads to disconnect, resentment and depletion. This course will support you to understand your needs, to negotiate healthy and flexible boundaries, to speak your truth, and to express your love.
April 3, 10 & 17. Click Here to Learn More.
Module Three: Loving and Letting Go: Surviving the Pain of Abandonment
Do you have an unconscious expectation that you might be abandoned or rejected? How do you manage and protect yourself from the pain?
Being abandoned hurts. We have all experienced that in life. In the moment, it can feel like one can’t breathe and that life is about to end. And then comes the painful sensations that ripple through our body and fill us with paralyzing panic. When this happens we can become fearful of ever experiencing abandonment again. We often develop harmful coping strategies to avoid being rejected but that could set us up for failure in relationships.
In this course we will explore our coping and often self-sabotaging mechanisms, and find ways to live happier and healthier relationships.
May 8, 15 & 22. Click Here to Learn More.
Module Four: Transforming Relationships: Developing Skills in Intimate Relating
How do we come in and out of contact with each other?
What drives attraction, attachment, and dependency?
Where do we become overrun by the defensive structures usually created long ago, and how do we come back into presence again?
We are nourished, thrive and develop in intimate relationships, whether romantic, friendship or family. And equally in relating, we can be thrown into the pain of feeling separate and experience the wounds of abandonment and rejection. No matter where we are at in life, the health of our relationship is a priority. But precisely because of these challenges we encounter tremendous opportunities for growth. We can expand awareness and a capacity to meet our relational needs, grow the ability to speak and be seen from an authentic place of presence.
Join us to find your aliveness, choice and to experience the freedom of spontaneity.
June 5, 12, 19 & 26. Click Here to Learn More.
Module Five: Taking Flight: Unifying the Feminine – Masculine Dynamic
Human relating takes place in the interplay between female and male essential qualities regardless of your gender identification, your biological sex, or your sexual preference.
We may be aware that the gender roles we have been taught often do not align with our true nature and our longing for connection and autonomy.
In this module we will explore inner and outer relationship dynamics. Perceiving male-female dualities as complementary instead of as opposites frees up our essence, and inner resources to navigate our relationships in more fluid and fulfilling ways become available.
September 19 & 26 and October 3 & 10. Prerequisite: Must have taken at least one of the first four programs. Click Here to Learn More.
Our on-line courses have been designed as unique, one-time offerings from our Leaders, and recordings of modules will not be available. Thank you for understanding, and enjoy the course!
After practicing Zen Buddhism and Sufism for some time, Gita met Osho in 1983.
Gita’s passion for grasping the correlation of ego personality (our strategies and wounds) and of who we truly are (our nature and essence) led her to training in Bioenergetics (A. Lowen), Biodynamic Massage (G. Boyesen), Rebirthing (L. Orr), Psychic Massage, Counseling, Hypnosis, Voice Dialogue, Osho Meditative Therapies, The Art of Dying, and Essence work. The focus of her in-depth training became Developmental Trauma Healing, Systemic Constellations (B. Hellinger), energy work and meditation (Osho Academy), early and adult attachment (D. Siegel and D. Poole-Heller) and Somatic Experiencing™️ (P. Levine).
Since the nineties, Gita has been creating and leading conscious touch trainings, primal and tantra intensives, residential retreats for women, and mentoring somatic psychotherapists and meditation teachers worldwide.
Mushkan holds a Masters Degree in Clinical Mental Health, and is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in private practice in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She is trained in Humanistic Psychology, Gestalt, Primal and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, a body centered approach for the treatment of trauma, developmental and attachment injury.
Mushkan has been involved in the human potential movement since 1998 and has been working with Path Retreats since 2007, both in Europe and in the USA.
Authenticity, clarity, compassion and an unwavering commitment to knowing oneself are fundamental elements in her work and personal journey. She loves supporting others to pursue their potential for personal transformation and growth, and to release themselves from the conditioning, strategies and past hurts that limit their freedom and joy of living.
Nirodha first dove into the human potential movement in 1982. He become involved in group process work in 1991 and worked extensively with tantra, Primal, the man/woman relational field, trauma, attachment, and substance abuse.
Nirodha leads Awakening of Love around the States and facilitates the Path Retreat processes in America.
He holds a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology, leads his own group workshops nationally, and has a private practice in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Neil Ferguson, “Niten” is a Registered Therapeutic Counselor (RTC) and Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP – Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute). His private practice includes working with trauma, including early developmental (pre-verbal periods), much of which focuses on the early attachment with our parents or primary care taker and how impactful the adaptations necessary to survive the early environment effect our adult lives.
He shares his passion of personal growth through facilitating groups and working privately with clients. His practice integrates Counseling, Trauma Healing (Somatic Experiencing) and Hakomi (a body centered system of psychotherapy). Niten is also a student of The Ridhwan School – Diamond Approach and he takes part in facilitating a weekly men’s group.