alternative healing

Facing Grief (Repost from the Sonoma Gazette)

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An article originally published under "Letters" in the Sonoma Gazette, September 2016 edition. Facing Grief My heart goes out to all those affected by recent tragedies, notably the recent car accidents taking lives. It is the ultimate heart break when one of our loved ones dies. How can we be with all this sorrow? In our culture, grieving is challenging, as the tendency is to go unconscious, num...
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Feeling from the Depths of Our Hearts (Repost from Sonoma Gazette)

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Original article can be viewed at the Sonoma Gazette, August 2016 edition Feeling from the Depths of our Hearts by Mardi Storm  My heart goes out to all those suffering from tragedy right now. Its a lot to process and reactions are strong, including anger and hate. What can we do to truly help change the situation we all now face? Its closer than you might think. Violence is often...
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I am that, too

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When we deeply react negatively to an experience or a person, its always worth asking yourself, am I rejecting that same energy in myself? If there wasn't a sore spot to poke, that person's behavior, words, or actions might not bother us so much. We might not get engaged, roped in, caught up in having a strong opinion. If something makes us want to run screaming the other direction, its worth look...
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Healing the Ancestral Tree Whilst Healing Yourself

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Today during a session with a client, he expressed having chronic back pain in part of his back. I asked him to close his eyes and feel into that part of his body, asking what the energy is, and he discovered it was the energy of "fear of the unknown" and a "deep sadness".  We uncovered the origins of this fear, how its manifested in his life, keeping him reaching for safety while also holding him...
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Primal Inheritances

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Friday eve- Sunday, September 11-13, 2015 With Mardi Storm & Travis Wernet Mamalanda Retreat Center, Sebastopol, CA Join us for the first workshop in the series where we start at the beginning - well, an arbitrary start point on the long timeline of our soul - the moment before conception. What were you thinking? In this weekend workshop we'll dive deeply into where we started, unc...
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Creativity and Aging, spontaneous expression and healing (Guest Blog)

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CREATIVITY AND AGING, SPIRIT – EMBODIMENT – TRANSFORMATION by Travis Wernet In a wonderful anthology exploring links between Carl Jung’s Analytical Psychology and growing old, much value is given to the practice of creativity as we age. In the section on “Successful Aging”, Lionel Corbett says, “Creativity can be a form of spiritual practice; it opens us to whatever wants to emerge, trus...
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Awake! Breathwork Personal Growth Program begins January, 2014

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I am pleased to announce the new Awake! Breathwork Program for 2014, with the first module beginning January 17th-19th, 2014: Opening to Greater Authenticity. This program is for personal growth and deepening of principles of how energy and conditioning work in the body, how to release and heal locked up energy and emotions, and shift into a new consciousness so we expand into our deeper core t...
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