Cherishing Our Bodies, Transforming the World - December 7-9, 2018 (Women’s Work and Empowerment Series)


Cherishing Our Bodies, Transforming the World - December 7-9, 2018 (Women’s Work and Empowerment Series)


Date: December 7-9, 2018
Time: Friday, 7:00pm-9:00pm;
Saturday, 9:00am-5:00pm (break between 12:30pm-2:00pm);
Sunday, 10:00am-1:00pm

Tuition: $252.20
Early Bird: $219.30 (before 10/26/2018) - use promo code: cherish

Continuing Education (CE): 10.75 contact hours

Location: Gestalt Institute of Cleveland

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Gail Feinstein, LCSW

The clear voice of women is essential to the healing of the world.  As women we access our wisdom through our bodies.  When we are grounded, connected and protecting and caring for our bodies, we are empowered to presence ourselves wholly and boldly.  However cultural beliefs and biases influence how we relate to our bodies, often resulting in self-loathing, shame and grief.

Through slowing down, pausing and listening closely, we experiment with breath, sensory awareness, relational mindfulness, movement and touch to alter our relationship with our bodies.  This creative process of shifting from inhibiting to inhabiting them and then, collaborating with the greater relational field supports the transformation from loathing to loving ourselves into wholeness, from shame to empowerment, from inadequacy to worthiness.  Cultivating sacred partnership through self-compassion, we create a more intimate relating with ourselves and support a sanctity of self care.

Now, in touch with our inner authority and authenticity, we experience our enough-ness showing up in the world awake, vibrant, engaged, balanced, and deeply rooted in our unapologetic feminine.  Our relationship with our self, our clients and our communities shifts.  We cherish our bodies and reclaim our life’s purpose, our voices and take our rightful places in our lives and in the world. 

Learning Objectives
Participants completing this workshop will be able to:

  • Articulate how cultural inheritance influences how we relate to our bodies and each other;
  • Describe how learning to inhabit our bodies supports our waking up and being present in the world;
  • Discuss the importance of slowing down to live a more fully engaged relational life;
  • Demonstrate how to create sacred partnership with all things;
  • Explore how cultivating sacred partnership results in a deeper reciprocity and connection to the greater field of life;
  • Recognize the skills that transform shame into empowered possibilities;
  • Apply these principles of embodiment to our work with clients; and
  • Illustrate how loving our bodies can transform the world.