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Living Joy Book Club- Read and Release

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Go Beyond Studying

 

Looking for a kinder, gentler, more loving world?

Are you willing to go within to find it?

There are so many good books out there filled with wisdom and potentially life-changing practices. But even if you find the time to read them, are you integrating the suggestions and finding freedom?

This book club is designed to support you in both reading transformative books and being transformed by them. Through my favorite modalities- Sedona Releasing, Play and Body Awareness, we'll explore how to put the teachings into practice.

With releasing, we'll flush up resistance and hold-backs to transformation. Play and body awareness will support dissolving old patterns and behaviors that may once have served a purpose, but now are preventing freedom and joy.

We will dedicate 6 groups (over 3 months) to each book or topic, so when registering you are committing to at least 3 months.

I tend to choose books consistent with the teachings of A Course in Miracles, so many of the lessons will also be blended into groups.

 

Books on the list so far:

The Untethered Soul

Living Untethered

The Courage to Be Disliked

Falling Open in A World Falling Apart

It's Not Your Money

The Soul of Money

The Law of Divine Compensation

Touch and Go- The Nature of Intimacy

Undefended Love

Free Play

 

Meeting by zoom the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month. Next round begins July 13th, 2024. Book for this quarter is The Courage to Be Disliked.

10:30am-11:45am MST

$77/month or $210 quarterly  Register Now

Questions? melanie@smithsonclinic.com or 303-762-8994 (call or text)

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Workshops

Be True-Removing The Blocks

Living in Love

An On-line Program- February through November 2024

 

For those ready to dive deep into the lessons of love and surrender, we're offering a ten-month program (via zoom) designed to provide you with tools for healthy living and relationships. We'll be covering the tools required (self-awareness, boundaries, ability to let go, self-motivate, stay the path and more) and support each other to see past societal expectations and ego-driven goals. The program will involve group meetings twice a month, one private 30 minute session a month with Melanie, and a workbook for daily practices. We'll be incorporating teachings from A Course in Miracles, The Sedona Method, Body-Oriented Psychotherapy and of course, Play!

 

Brief Outline

-What’s here now?- Beliefs about self and the roles that define us and how they get in the way of living a truly authentic life. More than the obvious beliefs (not good enough, don’t deserve, etc.), we’ll explore the not so obvious (I have to be nice, I have to work hard and more)

-If I’m not that, what am I?- Exploring the truth of love, doing and being beyond the programming

-The Body as An Ally- exploring the wisdom of the body and how it can support boundaries, health, achieving goals and more

-Play and Joy as vehicles to authenticity

-Engaging the skill of presence- Moving through reactivity, understanding and working with

sensitivity and empathy

-The habit and cost of projection (from ACIM- But Myself I Crucify)

-How and why to practice forgiveness and gratitude

-Staying Open

Testimonials from 2023 participants:

This course is perfect for those ready to really make a meaningful change in their lives. The regular touch-ins to the work and releases help create new habits of integrating the tools into everyday life. Sharing with others and, of course, Melanie’s insights and guidance help make the content relevant and relatable. This experience has been an important component of my growth through a pivotal and especially challenging time in my life. I plan to repeat the course and know it will be just as impactful as the first time. Anna

I nearly didn’t sign up for this course because I figured personal sessions would be more impactful and useful. I had never done any group work before and was a bit nervous. Now, I’m so glad I did this course. It was validating and enlightening to hear other people talk about their journeys and to learn together. Other participants voiced ideas and experiences that helped me understand myself. I felt connected to the group in ways I didn’t expect. Working through these concepts together has changed how I see the world and those around me. And, I find myself being softer with myself and others. Becca

One of the things I liked most was that you explored issues like roles, reactivity, and play that were and are very relevant and I would not likely have brought them up in private sessions without the course’s instigation.  If I would have chosen simply the private session route I most likely would have been focused on the same things I’m usually focused on - and as useful as that can be - I was looking forward to some new approaches.  Stephanie

 

Program Details: Group meetings are scheduled for Tuesday evenings (1st and 3rd of the month) February through November 2024. Group meetings will be recorded and shared with participants. Individual sessions will be scheduled directly with Melanie. Investment $197/month.

If you have not previously worked with Melanie, please call for a free consult before registering. 303-762-8994 Click here to register now.

 

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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.

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