Friday, July 15, 2016 - Sunday, July 17, 2016
Oakland Hills, CA
Urban New Culture Camp
*The Healing of Love*
July 15, 16, 17 (2016)
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Our presenters include these, and more (click for details):
Kelly Bryson, M.A., MFT
Kelly is the Director of The Center for Compassion, a community organization providing education in Compassionate Nonviolent Communication℠ to organizations and individuals, and conflict resolution locally and internationally. He is a licensed psychotherapist in private practice working with individuals, couples, and families, and a Certified Trainer for the Center for Nonviolent Communication since 1984. Kelly Bryson is the author of Don’t be Nice, Be Real—Balancing Passion for Self with Compassion for Others an NVC handbook. He is also a contributing author to the anthology The Marriage of Sex and Spirit. Kelly is a Communitarian, workshop facilitator, consultant and developer of “Tribal Technologies” for the growth of communities and organizations of every description. languageofcompassion.com
Waking up in Love Together – The New Freer Love
Love Freer from fear. Because “It takes a village to raise a consciousness, or a relationship” we will dive deep into “What does it take to create a Transparent, Trusting, Touching. Tantric. Tolerant Tribe.” We will be creating a “Field” of “Weness” or connection thru experiencing Kelly’s different “Tribal Technologies” like “Humanizing Hugs”, the “Aloha Kiss”, “Ear on Heart”, “Empower Shower”, “Dance I am”etc.
And then from that Connection flows the Direction of the group.
We will be responding to questions and issues emerging from our collective group field. We will also learn and practice compassionate “Transparency” and clean “Rough Love” to enjoy the hell out of each other, the hell RIGHT out of each other.
We will use SD Forum as needed (“SelbstDarstellung” which means self expression) to explore the great community issues like the wounded relationship between the masculine and feminine, mankind and nature, and the breakdown of deep community. We can also explore the great individual issues like Jealousy, (jealousy is a part of love in the same way asthma is a part of breathing) neediness, expectation, infidelity and the lust for fully lived lives. We will learn tools for bringing forth the “Shadow” of the individuals and the group without harshness and with compassion.
“The next Buddha will be a community” says Thich Nhat Han. And community is a state of consciousness, says Sabine Lichtenfels co-founder of the Tamera Community in Portugal. We will experience how to enter this state and learn principals and tools for deepening this state. Because we are Social Spiritual beings we can only evolve thru truthful intimate encounters in service to a Sacred Matrix of Life. We will go spiritually spelunking into the four great love caverns of consciousness – The erotic, spiritual, self, and community loves.
We will be drawing from the just released “Terra Nova, Global Revolution and The Healing of Love” the brand new book by Dietre Duhm cofounder of the Tamera Community. We will also draw on Kelly’s 30 years of experience as a certified NVC trainer, his personal work w/Abraham Hicks, Eckhart Tolle, Virginia Satir and Marshall Rosenberg, Sabine Lichtenfels and his own Higher Elf.
“We need community in which the latent war between the genders has ended, in which free sexuality is based on truth and trust, and in which our fellow beings are respected as cooperation partners within a sacred alliance. We need intimate cooperation with nature and the universe because healing is the reconnection with the original power field of the divine world. This applies to the individual organism, to the organism of a community, and to the organism of all humankind.” By Dietre Duhm in the new book “Terra Nova”
Having created the life of my dreams,building a marriage, family, sports career and founding one of Ireland’s largest computer companies and ‘succeeding’ in the ‘ways of the world’. Wealthy, handsome, successful and in internal agony. The painful and profound losses in my business and personal life, due partially to addiction and separation from truth reminded me of my internal ambitions to connect to my source and share from that connection. After 7 intensive years learning with Marshall Rosenberg ( founder of Non-Violent Communication ), and many others I began offering my own workshops and support sessions. I feel blessed and honored to be serving in a manner that has more alignment with the Divine.
How to Enjoy Conflict – The inner self is extremely wise. For me, this wisdom understands that it is not conflict, but rather, the avoidance of conflict that creates harm. Our genes carry the information for being successful in community because that is how humans survived – in community. Consequently, our genes carry the information for being in good relationship with others. We all have this wisdom deep within us because we share that genetic code. That wisdom is often blurred by life experiences that undermine our confidence in our own capacity to be in good relationship as well as the capacity of others. Our surface awareness and surface behavior are often incongruent with our deep internal wisdom. Getting down to that deep internal wisdom is not easy. We are culturally trained to communicate to ourselves and others in judgment. Our speech, thoughts ( and beliefs ) are often the voice of the external critic that we have internalized or the voice of our own rationalizations and justifications that we use to cover our fears or insecurities. The inner wisdom has a gentle acknowledgment of the fears and insecurities and empathy for self ( and others ) regarding the experiences that created those fears and insecurities. A healing paradigm for responding to conflict and harm is not the dominant paradigm of our society. We have been socialized in the dominant paradigm. When we act reflexively we tend to drift to habits of our original socialization. For me, it requires conscious work to continually question and re-frame my responses. It is important for me to pay attention to unconscious assumptions and reactions. We seek to notice our thoughts and feelings to see if they are connected to the wisdom. Together we will explore a new culture dance with conflict.
Newt Bailey M.A
Collaborative Trainer with Bay Area Nonviolent Communication; Founder of Communication Dojo; International trainer, facilitator, mediator and coach; Former teacher of NVC to prisoners and parolees; writer, actor, improviser. Newt is passionate about using video as a way to spread NVC skills and awareness. He says: “Give people greater tools for resolving conflict and creating intimacy and they’ll quickly find they have more time to enjoy life and create the world they want to live in.”
Connected Communication is Improvisation – It might sometimes seem like certain conversations are scripted. You know what you’re going to say and you know how the other person is going to respond. The conversation runs on automatic, it feels stuck, it lacks life. If, however, you’re aiming for connection, authenticity of expression, and the sense of aliveness arising from that, it seems that the guidelines of improvisational theatre are more relevant than following a well-worn script. Every conversation is a once-in-a-lifetime event, no matter how familiar the subject matter. Your body is responding to each new beat, you have a motivation you’re following at any given moment, whatever you hear is an “offer” from the other person and an invitation to apply the attitude of “Yes….And” rather than “No…but”. Let’s play together and find the freshness in our communication!
is an Intimacy Guide who combines the influences of Performing Arts, BDSM, Tantra, and Hakomi Therapy to reach into the root of what blocks individuals from authentic relating. She specializes in mindfulness, power exchange, Sexual Awakening for Women, developing relationship with the inner beloved, and the queering of Tantra. Inviting your shadows out to play in safe and compassionate space and cutting to the real of pursuits and avoidances, desires and fears. Www.tantricshadowcoaching.com
Sensual Embodiment Practices – Lisa will lead large and small group experiences in intimacy. We will Dance and play with Tantra breathing and movement to ground in-between the more heady sections of the workshop.
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