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Spacious & Sturdy

Embodied Relating to Self, Others, and the World

Let's finish 2020 out together

4-week class begins December 1st

Do you struggle with boundaries and patterns of co-dependency- trying to rescue others or get them to see things your way?

 

Do you feel like you need to earn your right to exist? 

 

Are you a helper or healer who feels burned out and wants ways to be both more present and less at the mercy of other people’s feelings? 

 

Are you wrestling with all the pain that is in the world right now and want a practice for how to make it more workable?

 

Do you want to do more good in the world but you don’t know how to take useful action steps on that?

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Curious what this embodied approach is like? 

Here's a free mini-workshop in embodied relating for you:
Relating to Self, Others, and the WorldBrooke Thomas
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The old world is falling apart and we need certain skill sets to call in the new world. 

 

To do this doesn’t involve adopting the correct ideology. (And holy crap does ideology love to mushroom cloud these days).

 

Instead it’s a much simpler way of learning how to be with ourselves and one another; Yet it’s not exactly familiar or well-modeled in the culture at large, to say the least.

 

I don’t mean that in a utopian way where we just all need to learn to feel “good vibes” about one another and all will be well…

 

Embodied relating is something much deeper and more real than that.

Through it we become more ourselves. We allow others to be more themselves. 

 

We learn how to love more deeply, and yet, we are also absolutely and precisely clear on our heart-centered, “No”. 

 

It is a place of paradoxes where we can simultaneously belong more to ourselves and also manage to do more practical and functional good in the world. 

 

We become more spacious- more open and available. More loving and tender. More connected.

 

And also more sturdy- more clear, more sovereign, and less at the mercy of other people’s needs and emotions.

In this 4-week Realization Process course, we will:

  • Examine what “embodied” and “disembodied” mean and how they present.
     

  • Learn how to inhabit our internal space and to notice when we instead are pulling on others or our environment.  
     

  • Cultivate heartfulness- the ability to be with people while located in the heart.
     

  • Discover the difference between the “giver heart” which wants to earn its worth by pouring itself out into others, and the “embodied heart” which doesn’t need to play via the “empty out to earn love” dynamic.
     

  • Re-claim your inner compass to hear and honor your own boundaries.
     

  • Get comfortable with your divine “no” as well as your divine “yes”. 
     

  • Learn how to get out of the despair trap, where feeling big, awful feelings tricks us into thinking we are doing something useful (and keeps us feeling horrible).
     

  • Instead, discover how you can take actual meaningful action in the world by getting closer to your own life. (spoiler: we will also talk about the role technology is playing in all this…)

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HERE'S HOW IT WORKS:

  • We will meet for 4 weeks starting Tuesday December 1st and ending Thursday December 31st. (Note: We take the week of Dec 21st off) 

  • Every Tuesday we meet for a live class at noon EDT for an hour.

 

  • Every Thursday I hold live office hours at noon EDT where you can ask questions for an hour. This is a way to get a ton of support in a group coaching model. 

 

  • If you can’t make a live class or office hours gathering, those are recorded and are available afterwards for all class members. 

 

  • Every week has embodied practice sessions: You are given small, bite-sized embodiment practices that you can play with every day, and therefore integrate into your off-the-cushion life. 

 

  • Class sessions happen via Zoom.

Registration closes 10 pm EST November 30th

Spacious & Sturdy

10 scholarship (free) spots are available.

If you want to be a part of this course but are financially unable to pay, please email Brooke at b [at] brookethomas [dot] me

EARLY BIRD

$167 register by November 24th

 

REGULAR

$197 begins November 25th

Embodied relating

to self, others, and the world

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This course is about:

 

  • Practicing deep presence.

  • Cultivating heartful relational skills.

  • Getting clear on your boundaries (without having to shut down to do it).

  • Relating to others and to the world from your most grounded and capable self. 

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This course is not best suited for:

 

  • Replacing your one-on-one therapeutic work with a therapist or coach (I am not a therapist, I’m an embodied coach and Realization Process teacher)
     

  • Studying a ton of data and neuroscience (it is for experientially making a shift)

  • Addressing acute or chronic PTSD. (This requires a lot of intimacy and is not suitable for group work)

 

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Who am I?

I’ve been a manual therapist, as a Rolfer, for 20 years and an embodied coach and Realization Process teacher for the last 4 years.

All of my work is related to how we can cultivate a relationship with our bodies, and therefore with what I call our being (a shorthand term for the intersection of body, psyche, and conscious awareness). 

 

Essentially it is an inquiry about what it means to truly embody new states of being, and how that can have a profound positive impact on an individual and collective level.

There’s plenty of information out there about how to act out or role play new states of being (think power posing…), but often that just becomes a new Halloween costume we toss over an old Halloween costume.

So how then do we truly shift out of our individual and cultural conditioning? And out of our personal suffering that runs on a loop? What are we when we are not acting out the unconscious habits of conditioning (because truth be told our conditioning makes up a shit ton of what we believe that we are!)? What do things as tangible as the functioning of our nervous systems and as elusive as consciousness have to do with making this shift and what are the bridges between these things?

These are the questions I'm interested in exploring. 

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What is The Realization Process?

 

The Realization Process was created by Judith Blackstone, who is my teacher, as a process of embodying nonduality. 

It includes practices for opening the body, heart and awareness as ways of impacting how we experience ourselves and the world. Because of this emphasis, it has a trauma resolution component and is highly relational (since we don’t exist in a vacuum!) 

With the Realization Process people can learn how to make contact with the interior of their bodies, and to find where they are either contracted or vacated, and heal that from the inside out.

This approach to embodiment is both subtle and powerful- helping us to heal in a bottom-up way from habitual holding patterns that we adopted for a myriad of reasons. It is directly useful for many things including relational challenges, chronic pain and tension patterns, chronic mental patterns that cause suffering, nervous system regulation, trauma resolution and, most broadly, shifting your state of being (state of consciousness/how you view yourself and the world).

All the details: The short version

This is a 4-week Realization Process course dedicated to embodied relating to self, others, and the world.

The first day of class is December 1st, last day of class is December 31st.

We take the week of the 21st off (the class still totals 4 weeks of class time).

Class meets twice per week- one hour of teaching, one hour of open q+a group coaching. 

All class and group coaching sessions are recorded and available to all class members afterwards. 

Early-bird pricing of $167 ends November 28th. After that it's $197.

There are 10 free scholarship spots. If you inhabit a traditionally marginalized identity, are a single parent, or are under or unemployed please email me to grab a spot b {at} brookethomas {dot} me.

All live classes meet via Zoom. There are audio recordings of embodied practice "homeplay" that comes with the course. 

2020 has been batshit. This is a nice way to close it out with some loving support. 

This might be for you if

 

You want to cultivate a deeper tenderness towards yourself, work through relational issues with others, are grappling with the pain of the larger collective, or just want a loving space to see you through the end of this tough year.

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