Saturday, July 21 & Sunday, July 22
10 am - 5 pm each day
with Rev. Jiko Jane Lazar, SEP
and Patricia Meadows, SEP
(12 CE credits available - see below*)
In these stressful times, many of us can benefit from new ways of finding calm and balance. We invite you join us for two days in the beautiful Green Gulch valley to discover your own internal resources that can support you to efficiently relax and restore the body, mind, and emotions.
By developing skills based on mindfulness of the body, we learn to meet and gently release stuck survival energies—fight, flight, and freeze—and settle our nervous system into balance and flow. These practices can benefit anyone experiencing everyday stress, as well as those who may have unresolved traumatic stress. Because these practices cut through discursive thought, they can also help deepen meditative practice.
This two-day workshop includes and builds upon our popular one-day workshop "Meeting Trauma and Finding Balance." Skills taught and practiced will be based primarily on Somatic Experiencing ®, developed by Dr. Peter Levine, and will include other somatic approaches such as Authentic Movement, iRest Yoga Nidra, walking meditation, partnered touch (giving and receiving), group- and co-regulation.
This workshop is primarily experiential and will make self-care/self-regulation the priority. It will include short presentations, optional experiential exercises in the group and in dyads, meditation, and guided relaxation. There also will be time to enjoy the restorative environment at Green Gulch and the rich resource of the land, supporting you to return home refreshed and balanced, with new skills for meeting your life fully. Fees:
$220; $198 SFZC members; $176 limited income, two lunches included. *Add $25 to receive CE credit.
*12 CEUs available for MFTs, LCSWs, psychologists and nurses. The $25 fee can be paid at the time of registration. San Francisco Zen Center and the Spiritual Competency Resource Center team together to offer CE credit to MFTs, LCSWs, psychologists and nurses. SCRC offers CE credit to MFTs and LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (provider #PCE1851). SCRC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education activities for psychologists. SCRC maintains responsibility for these programs and their content. SCRC also offers CE credit to nurses (California Board of Registered Nursing Provider #CEP11909). For complete information visit spiritualcompetency.com
or contact David Lukoff, Ph.D. at 707-763-3576. For more information, please contact our Programming Department
. Overnight Accommodation:
If desired, please book a guesthouse room, using one of the two numbers below under Registration. Registration:
Use the Ticket Table below. Or call our toll free number 888.743.9362 or our local number 415.475.9362.
Rev. Jiko Jane Lazar, SEP
Rev. Jiko Jane Lazar, SEP*, was ordained as a Zen Priest in 2005 by Tenshin Reb Anderson and has trained residentially at Green Gulch Farm and Tassajara for eleven years. She served as shuso with Abbot Steve Stücky in the Fall of 2009. Having discovered her own unresolved trauma through zazen, she found Somatic Experiencing® (SE) to be of profound help and a strong complement to Zen practice. Now a certified Somatic Experiencing® Practitioner*, she sees her work as helping others to develop the capacity to face difficult karma with presence and compassion. Jane was a certified trainer in Nonviolent Communication between 1995 and 2000.
Patricia Meadows, SEP
Patricia Meadows, SEP*, is a certified Somatic Experiencing® Practitioner* and a holistic nurse counselor. She brings 40 years experience in nursing, nursing and healthcare education, counseling, healing and trauma resolution work. Currently, in her integrative private practice, she facilitates a somatic and process-oriented approach to healing and living more fully and authentically in the present. Patricia integrates Somatic Experiencing® with other modalities that trust the inherent wisdom and organic movement toward integration and wholeness within each of us. Some of these modalities include: biodynamic craniosacral therapy, prenatal and birth trauma therapy, energy healing, Authentic Movement and embodied psychospiritual inquiry. Her work is informed by long-term spiritual practice, including meditation and the Diamond Approach, as well as doctoral studies in East/West Psychology.