Exploring Deep Change: Befriending the Unknown
May 4-6, 2012
Fri 6:30 dinner thru Sun lunch
Many of us are being called into Deep Change, a call that is felt in the midst of our everyday lives. It is both a collective and an individual calling. We all long for a greater connection to life, to feel more alive and meaningfully engaged, and yet the pull of Deep Change often first shows up as some kind of lack or emptiness; a sense that something is missing in our lives.
In this workshop participants will learn about the seven experiential shifts of Deep Change. We will discover that the movements and rhythms of these shifts take us beyond merely rearranging the design of our lives; to changing the way we experience our self and our world. Through the seven shifts we connect with deeper currents that originate from within and from beyond ourselves; it is here that we realize our more essential self even as we experience deeper belonging to a greater community.
We will explore both the challenges and great promises of Deep Change, and how to cooperate with the invisible yet life-giving currents of the seven shifts. Understanding the seven shifts and their interrelationships will provide participants with a ground breaking framework of the nature of deep change and how to best respond to its beckoning forces.
Practical footholds will be introduced through experiential practices. This workshop will prove to be fruitful and reassuring for one’s own journey through deep Change, as well as giving participants reliable ways to support others.
Together, with gentleness, we will discover how the mystery of Deep Change is calling us into greater freedom, compassion, connection and belonging.
Susan Plummer is a licensed psychotherapist and has had a private practice for over 25 years. She has a passionate interest in experiences of major life transitions, including death and dying, and she has recently published Deep Change: Befriending the Unknown, which grew out of her doctoral research in psychology. Susan has presented the material in her book through a variety of venues including workshops, classes and keynote presentations. She is currently the Executive Director of the Santa Barbara Alliance for Living and Dying Well. Previously in northern California, she was the director of a certified hospice program for eight years. She is currently President of the California Hospice Foundation.
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