An Educational Workshop in the Foothills of Boulder
Dominie Cappadonna, Ph.D., CT and Kris Abrams, M.A., M.S.
September 23-25, 2016
How do we maintain our relationship with our true selves, our "secret undamaged selves," in the continuing face of trauma,
both individual and collective, personal and global?
How do we find and honor our gifts, see ourselves as the worthy and powerful beings that we are, and live with joy?
Today, will live in a culture filled with traumatic events, which awakens our yearning for transformation. Physical, mental, emotional and sexual abuse; the loss of loved ones; addictions of all kinds; parents and partners with additictions; climate disruption; natural and human-caused disasters; a consumer culture that teaches us that something is wrong with us; a society that enforces conformity around race and gender.
In the face of this personal and collective trauma, how do we maintain our relationship with our true selves, our “secret undamaged selves?” How do we find and honor our gifts, see ourselves as the worthy and powerful beings that we are, and live with joy?
Transforming Trauma is a nature-based educational workshop based on the principles of Ecopsychology and Posttraumatic Growth®.
You will be supported to:
• Partner with Nature to calm your nervous system and connect with yourself;
• Gain an understanding of the neuroscience of trauma and resilience;
• Learn with and from others who want to transform their relationship with trauma;
• Uncover the hidden gifts, ‘mining the gold’ of resource from your traumatic experiences;
• Rediscover your true self as a being with agency, choice, and joy;
• Rest in silence and reflection;
• Create a new story of yourself and your future.
This educational workshop is for adults of all ages, races, genders and gender expressions, and sexual orientations, who are working to heal their trauma. It is designed to support your work with your primary therapist, and/or your self-examined work with yourself.
September 23-25, 2016
Friday 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Sunday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
$325 workshop fee
Non-residential retreat; location provided upon registration
transforming Trauma in Nature:
Discovering Our Gifts, Telling New Stories, Reclaiming Ourselves
Dominie Cappadonna, PhD, CT, is a transpersonal psychotherapist, mentor, death awareness educator and contemplative chaplain. Dominie’s work, Radiant Living~Luminous Dying: Guiding Midlife~Elder Passages and Beyond, facilitates life and death transitions. As a Buddhist practitioner, she co-guides seminars such as One Year to Live, Conversations on Death, and Community Care Circles for Natural Transitions.
Kris Abrams is a nature-based psychotherapist and shamanic practitioner with Cedar Tree Healing Arts. She supports her clients with both scientific, evidence-based practices, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and EMDR trauma therapy, as well as creative and spiritual practices, such as ecotherapy, mindfulness, and shamanism. A Rhodes scholar, Kris holds a Master’s of Philosophy from Oxford University, a Master’s in Mental Health Counseling from Prescott College, and has studied shamanism privately for many years. Kris loves helping people to live lives of greater authenticity, connection, meaning, and joy.