AINC’s longest-running program, Year of Conversations presents topics related to the brain, the mind, and the body along with their application to mental health and well-being. These workshops emphasize experiential, non-verbal ways of knowing and learning. We gather in a spirit of sanctuary, community, and renewal to explore pathways to helping others heal and thrive. Presentations focus on the work of helping professionals but all are welcome.
CEUs are available free of charge for Austin IN Connection members, and $20 for non-Members. A list of our previous speakers can be found here.
Friday, October 18th, 2019
Radiant Body, Radiant Self: Transforming Trauma to SomatoEmotional Growth with Xarissa Chopelas, LMT, CST
We are offering 1.5 Ethics CEU’s for this event.
Please join us as Xarissa demonstrates how, as an Emotional BodyWorker, she uses CranioSacral Therapy, Empathic abilities, Bodywork, Sound Therapy, Parts Therapy, and Spirit Guides to help release suppressed and trapped emotions within her clients’ bodies. This release allows her clients to more easily approach emotional and stressful situations in life from a more centered, grounded, and grateful state of mind, and then process through the situation calmly and easily. In short, Emotional BodyWork brings greater resilience to her clients. Emotional BodyWork can be particularly helpful for but not limited to headaches/migraines, mood balance, stress, chronic pain, anxiety, depression, OCD, autism and other mental health disorders.
1. Participants will gain an understanding of the connection between the mind, emotions, and the physical body.
2. Participants will learn about various techniques to release suppressed emotions including: Empathy, Sound Therapy, Body Work, and Parts Therapy
3. Participants will gain an understanding of the role the subconscious plays in Shamanism, Parts Therapy, and emotional growth.
4. Participants will know what the CranioSacral Rhythm is and how it can be used to identify and release suppressed emotions.
In an attempt to understand humanity’s motivation for existing, Xarissa delved into the human psyche by studying and receiving a bachelor’s degree in world religion from St. Edward’s University. A few years later, inspired by a love of embodiment, she went back to school and received a massage license and a certificate in SomatoEmotional Release/CranioSacral Therapy through the Upledger Institute. While practicing she realized her latent empathic abilities and, with guidance, learned to greatly refine and expanded them for use in her practice. She has since incorporated Sound Therapy, Parts Therapy, Shamanic Practices, and a vast plethora of other psychological, physiological and religious techniques into her body work. In so doing she has achieved her dream of creating a sacred space where her clients can be deeply touched, be brought to a state of stillness and peace, release, and transform into their most authentic brilliantly shining selves.
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Twin Oaks Library
1800 S. Fifth St.
Austin, TX 78704