Monthly Groups

Summer Releasing Series 2022

Attend One, Attend Some, Attend All

All offerings integrate principles from A Course in Miracles (ACIM), Sedona Method Releasing, Body Awareness and Play and support personal growth in a safe and playful environment.

Two options- attend live (via zoom) or participate at your leisure with the recording.

One session $65, or register for all 8 for $455 (get one free)

The Basics of A Course In Miracles- The foundational principles of The Course remind us of the importance of doing our work. Remembering that we are not separate and the work we all must do (only the time in which we do it is optional) is internal. Peace in the world is an outcome of peace within self. Saturday, 6/25/22 10:30am-12:30pm Sign me up!

Body as Friend or Foe?- Most of us have a love/hate relationship with the physical body and often define ourselves based on how it looks and feels. In this session, we’ll look at ways to move with and through bodily experiences (both pleasant and unpleasant) and how over-identifying with the body keeps us stuck. Wednesday, 7/6/22 4:30-6:30pm Sign me up!

Freedom From Resentment- In this session, we will explore how we trap ourselves with feelings of anger and resentment towards others and self. We will also look at what we think we are getting from holding on to anger and how to feel safe without it. Sunday, 7/16/22 10:30am-12:30pm Sign me up!

 

Review of The Untethered Soul- It’s been a couple of years since the last offering of this program; time to revisit and refresh. Working from Michael Singer’s brilliant book, we will focus on how to break free from the inner voice and chatter. Please read or review the book before session. Wednesday, 7/27/22 4:30-6:30pm Sign me up!

 

Allowing Abundance- Looking at the principles of scarcity and abundance, this session will focus on beliefs and behaviors that are in the way of having what you desire.  Sunday, 8/7/22 10:30am-12:30pm Sign me up!

 

Healthy Boundaries- We all know we need boundaries, yet so many are reluctant to set or enforce personal boundaries. Looking at the programming and beliefs that allow you to sacrifice what you need and want and how to break free. Sunday, 8/21/22 10:30am-12:30pm

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Worry and Anxiety- The last few years, the world has offered us more opportunities than ever for worry, fear and anxiety. Despite having plenty of material, we can still learn to live free of these energies. Wednesday, 8/31/22 4:30-6:30pm Sign me up!

 

Play and Creativity for Wellness- While play (and many forms of creativity) is often dismissed as frivolous, not much is further from the truth. Play (according to Albert Einstein and many others) is the highest form of research and can support us in uncovering habits and patterns that no longer serve. Saturday, 9/10/22 10:30am-12:30pm Sign me up!

Letting Go into a Course in Miracles- Moving from Dysfunctional to Functional Relationships

As soon as we start engaging with others, there is an opportunity for drama. One of the most important skills (never taught to most of us) is how to interact with others without losing ourselves. Exploring lessons from ACIM (including the concept of "special relationships", Sedona Method Releasing, and Body-Oriented Psychotherapy to find healthy relating.

 

Topics:     Free yourself of habitual patterns of relating

              Learn how to let go of resentment (towards self and others)

              Discover and have what you really want in relationships

              Learn what you can expect from others

              Understand the role of boundaries in relationship

Watch for upcoming dates and/or email melanie@smithsonclinic.com to express interest. If you have a group of interested friends or co-workers, we will happily create a course for you.

Letting Go into a Course in Miracles-  Review of the Basics

In our time together, we will study basic concepts from the Course and use Sedona Method Releasing* to let go of the blocks to being our best selves. If you’ve studied ACIM and have had difficulty living the principles, you will be (as I was) excited to learn these easy techniques that create a beautiful bridge from where you are now to where you’d like to be. Topics covered will include:

· The ego and separation

· The way we see

· I’m not the body (then what?)

· Forgiveness and Guilt

· Obstacles to Peace

· A New Beginning

Watch for upcoming dates and/or email melanie@smithsonclinic.com to express interest. If you have a group of interested friends or co-workers, we will happily create a course for you.

Letting Go into a Course in Miracles-  Are you Really What You Think You Are?

Most of us, most of the time, live as if we are who we were in the past. We assume those around us are also how we remember them from the past. We tell stories about how we became who we believe ourselves to be. But, is that the truth of your being?

Join us as we engage in processes that will allow us to be free of the stories from the past and shift into the present moment (in a most delightful way!)

Topics:     What stories do you keep repeating about yourself?

                    How we carry the past into the future

                    The power of acceptance and letting go

                    Allowing this moment to be

                    Remembering Self and Love

                    Allowing thoughts, feelings and sensations

Watch for upcoming dates and/or email melanie@smithsonclinic.com to express interest. If you have a group of interested friends or co-workers, we will happily create a course for you.

Letting Go into a Course in Miracles- Moving through Blame, Judgment and Guilt

The Course tells us that forgiveness is the key to freedom. The ego likes to blame and judge and use guilt to manipulate. We will study lessons from the Course and use Sedona Method Releasing* to learn how to move through the tendencies of the ego into love. If you’ve studied ACIM and have had difficulty living the principles, you will be (as I was) excited to learn these easy techniques that create a beautiful bridge from where you are now to where you’d like to be. Topics covered will include:

· The cost of blame

· Judgment and Love cannot co-exist

. Forgiveness of Self and Others

· How guilt is used to manipulate and control

Watch for upcoming dates and/or email melanie@smithsonclinic.com to express interest. If you have a group of interested friends or co-workers, we will happily create a course for you.

Workshops

Reclaiming creativity

 

  • Have you forgotten the power of playful creativity? 

  • Are you stuck within the limitations of grown up games? 

  • Does life feel like one chore after another?

  • Feel like you are a compulsive thinker?  Run by your mind?

  • Are you having FUN!?

 

 

 

 

Pandemic isolation, depression and anxiety have affected most of us. Taking time to re-connect and tap into joy and fun are critically important for mental health. While play is often dismissed as frivolous, not much is further from the truth. Play (according to Albert Einstein and many others) is the highest form of research and can support us in uncovering habits and patterns that no longer serve.

This workshop drop-in group will have as it's theme the power of play and creativity. If there's interest, we will add on a potluck picnic lunch and an after lunch game or two.

 

Watch for upcoming dates and/or email melanie@smithsonclinic.com to express interest. If you have a group of interested friends or co-workers, we will happily create a course for you.

 

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