Self Transformation in all Seasons

Seminars – Self Transformation in all Seasons

These workshops present an integrated, experiential and skill based approach combining Eastern and Western methods. Within a safe and healing space where we honor our self and where we can face personal obstacles, we will penetrate deeper into our being to encourage personal unfoldment by using lectures, meditation, self-inquiry, awareness, breath, emotion, thought, touch, movement, partner exercises and group process.

These seminars usually last two to three days over a weekend.
Call 703-620-4509 or email Carlos for more information.

Carlos has developed a series of courses for each of the five traditional seasons – Spring, Summer, Late Summer, Autumn and Winter. Click on the season to see the course description.

Self Transformation in Spring

With the rebirth of life in Spring, there is hope. Life surges up and blossoms forth with its power to remove obstacles and express its potential. The energy stored and regenerated in Winter can now move freely with the bursting impulse of Spring and with new beginnings. Our physical and psychological processes affect the energy and movement unique to each season. In us, the energy and movement of Spring can be experienced as a time of hope and rebirth, with new choices, positive assertion of being and purposeful action.

Encouraging personal harmony with the movements of the seasons, traditional Chinese acupuncture and Qigong offer a framework for understanding ourselves and give us methods for in-depth self expression to enhance our capacity for wholeness and healing.

This workshop will present and integrated multidimensional approach combining Eastern and Western to explore where our life force, our body and mind, our emotions and spirit meet. Within a safe and healing space, we will penetrate deeper into our being to encourage self growth by using sensation, touch, transformational movements (Continuum based movement and Qigong) as well as imagery, breath, sound and emotions in combination with meditation and awareness.

In this workshop we will:

  • Evoke connections with our core self, inner resources and compassionate inner witness.
  • Develop skills for more effective expression of our nascent potential.
  • Learn methods for enhancing our connection with positive feelings and experiences of hope, rebirth, assertion, serenity and flexibility.
  • Balancing emotions, exploring and releasing feelings of anger, rage, tension, obstruction, suppression and adversity.
  • Transform thought patterns and behaviors related to issues of life choices, goals, planning and inner criticism.
  • Use our energy field to enhance our rootedness and purposeful action.
  • Learn transformational movement that enhance the function of body organs.

Self Transformation in Summer

Summer is the season of abundant energy and warmth, movements that stimulate the functioning of our hearts, providing creative inspiration, compassion, expression of self, passion, intimacy and enhanced capacity for love and joy. Developing our capacity for love and joy is essential for thriving in life.

In the workshop we will:

  • Work with our energy field to enhance our connection to our inner resources, deeper self and others.
  • Enhance our connection, support and protection to the inner heart, love, joy and inspiration.
  • Explore the connection between heart love and genital love to enhance the quality of our sexuality.
  • Balance emotions and explore unresolved experiences and heart patterns, such as sadness, isolation, confusion, fears of rejection, over-protection and broken-heartedness.
  • Learn methods for working with limiting beliefs, internal blockages and symptoms and their meanings.
  • Learn movements for enhancing the function of heart energies.

The energy and movement unique to each season are reflected in our physical and psychological processes. We, like the earth, experience the changing energies and phases of the seasons. Each season offers a corresponding and opportune time for personal development in life themes.

The Seasons in Our Life seminar series incorporates an integrated approach combining Eastern and Western methods of self-transformation to explore where our life force, our body and mind, our emotions and spirit meet. Encouraging personal harmony with the movements of the seasons, traditional Chinese acupuncture and Qigong present a framework for understanding ourselves and give us methods for in-depth self-exploration to enhance our capacity for wholeness and healing.

Self Transformation in Late Summer

Late summer is a time when the fruition and abundance of the earth is at its peak; it is also a time of passage and transition before the coming of autumn and winter. The energy and movement unique to each season are reflected in our physical and psychological process. Late summer energies are reflected in the fruition and abundance of our labor and in our capacity to give and to nurture ourselves and others. At points of transition such as during the late summer, a center, around which our experiences revolve, gives out lives security and internal rootedness, and it provides a foundation for healthy boundaries, bonding and grounded thinking. Encouraging personal harmony with the movements of the seasons, traditional Chinese acupuncture and Qigong offer a framework for understanding ourselves and give us methods for in-depth self exploration to enhance our capacity for wholeness and healing.

This workshop will present an integrated approach combining Eastern and Western methods to explore where our life force, our body and mind, our emotions and spirit meet. Within a safe and healing space, we will penetrate deeper into our being to encourage self growth by using sensation, touch transformational movements, (Continuum based movements and Qigong) as well as imagery, sound and emotions in combination with meditation and awareness.

In this workshop we will:

  • Enhance our connection with our core self and inner resources.
  • Work with our energy field to enhance centering and evoke our compassionate inner witness.
  • Connect with positive feelings of security, equilibrium and sympathy.
  • Balance emotions and explore and release feelings of abandonment, insecurity, self-pity and guilt.
  • Work with underdeveloped aspects of ourselves related to issues of mothering, and accepting and forgiving our self and others.
  • Learn methods for connecting with inner blockages and for discovering their meanings.
  • Develop healthier boundaries.
  • Enhance our ability to bond and to give to and receive from others.
  • Transform limiting thought patterns and behaviors, such as worry, that disempower us.
  • Learn transformational movements that enhance the function of our body organs.
  • Expand our awareness of our needs and nourish and replenish ourselves.

Self Transformation in Autumn

Autumn is a time of gathering and harvesting summer’s bounties then storing them for use throughout the more barren days of winter. It is also a time for letting go, a time when we are more acutely aware of the passing of years as the trees let go of their foliage, dropping their leaves back to the earth to provide for the next year’s growth. The energy and movement unique to each season are reflected in our physical and psychological processes. Autumn energies in us are experienced in our ability to give and to let go of the past, dismissing those things in our lives which are non-essential. The letting go allows us to renew ourselves and to take in that which is of value. Finding the splendor and beauty of Autumn ourselves increases our capacity to radiate our richness and value as unique human beings. Encouraging this personal harmony with the movements of the seasons, traditional Chinese acupuncture and Qigong offer a framework for understanding ourselves and give us methods for in-depth exploration to enhance our capacity for wholeness and healing.

This workshop will provide an integrated approach combining Eastern and Western to explore where our body and mind, and our emotions and spirit meet. Within a safe and healing space, we will penetrate deeper into our being to encourage self growth by using sensation, touch transformational movements, (Continuum based movements and Qigong) as well as imagery, sound and emotions in combination with meditation and awareness.

In this workshop we will:

  • Evoke connections with our core self, inner resources and compassionate inner witness.
  • Use our energy field to enhance our inner bounders and our ability to individuate.
  • Connect with positive feelings of worth, beauty, inspiration and inner authority./li>
  • Balance emotions, exploring and releasing grief, sadness, worthlessness, loss and shame.
  • Work with underdeveloped aspects of ourselves related to letting go of non-essentials.
  • Learn methods of connecting with inner blockages and discovering their meanings.
  • Heal unresolved childhood issues related fathering and relationships with men.
  • Transform thought patterns and behaviors, such as perfectionism, that disempower us.
  • Enhance the quality of our life by developing our ability to take in what is of value.
  • Learn transformational movements that enhance the function of body organs.
  • Renew and replenish ourselves.

Self Transformation in Winter

Winter is a time of hibernation, of preserving life’s energy. All of nature draws inside as protection from the harshness of winter. Even as plants store energy in their core, there is, within this stillness, the hidden activity of gestation which will bring renewal in Spring. Our physical and psychological processes reflect the energy and movement unique to each season. Winter energies in us are experienced in our capacity to adapt and preserve ourselves from over-activity and unwanted danger. Wisdom is knowing our limits and adhering to the flow of life that moves us.

By treasuring our resources, we enhance the potency of future action and provide a firm foundation for our will, thereby preventing ourselves from engaging in unnecessary struggle, from becoming overwhelmed and eventually burned out. Encouraging personal harmony with the movements of the season, traditional acupuncture and Qigong offer a framework for understanding ourselves and give us methods for in-depth exploration to enhance our capacity for healing and wholeness.

This workshop will present an integrated approach combining Eastern and Western methods to explore where our life force, our body and mind, our emotions and spirit meet. Within a safe and healing space, we will penetrate deeper into our being to encourage self growth by using sensation, touch transformational movements, (Continuum based movements and Qigong) as well as imagery, sound and emotions in combination with meditation and awareness.

In this workshop we will:

  • Evoke connections with our core self, inner resources and compassionate inner witness.
  • Develop skills for more effective coping and adapting to avoid burn out and to learn the boundaries of our limits.
  • Connect with positive feelings of safety, courage flow and potency.
  • Balance emotions, exploring and releasing feelings of fear, impotence, being overwhelmed, and of trauma and stress.
  • Learn methods of enhancing our connection to experiences of faith and grace, awe and reverence, will and clarity.
  • Transform thought patterns and behavior related to issues of power, aggression, struggle and survival.
  • Use our energy field to enhance our reserves of energy and to harness sexual energy for growth.
  • Learn transformational movements that enhance the function of body organs.
  • Warm and replenish ourselves.
  • Dr. Carlos Durana

    healing services“My approach is based on caring, acceptance and positive regard for others. It is practical, educational, and holistic. I am a proponent of integrative approaches to health care that honor the body-mind connection and its impact on your well being. I provide you with the tools you need to find health, peace and happiness.” Dr. Durana is a licensed acupuncturist, counselor and clinical psychologist. For more information about Dr. Durana and the problems, issues, or concerns he can help you address……. Read More…

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