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, September 13th, 2019
Secular Sabbath: The Timeless Importance of Rest, Reflection and Renewal with Steve Milan, LCSW
We are offering 1.5 Ethics CEU’s for this event.
Freshly home from a mini-walkabout over the last 2+ months, Steve Milan, LCSW, will offer the opportunity to explore your relationship with sabbath – a traditional time of disengagement from the things of the world, and arguably, intensified engagement with each moment. We will explore the importance of the liminal space of sabbath, and the journey into that space. Since our lives do not appear timeless, we will explore the many levels of sabbath’s renewal which we might access even without the luxury of a full-on sabbatical experience. Sabbath’s presence in multiple religious traditions is testament to its importance in the process of human engagement. This Conversation will neither engage deeply nor ignore the religious and spiritual aspects of sabbath, but will explore the opportunity to experience sabbath within our ever more demanding and distracting cultural reality.
Steve Milan, LCSW, is a psychotherapist in private practice and the founder of Sol Community Counseling (a low-cost therapy provider) and Sol Healing and Wellness Center (a center housing multidisciplinary health and wellness professionals as well as workshops and trainings for wellness professionals and the general public). Steve’s clinical work is informed by Hakomi (a mindfulness-based, body centered approach), relational, systems-centered and attachment models of therapy. He works with adults, couples and groups, and often offers men’s groups focused on promoting healthy, supportive male relationships. therapistaustin.com
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Twin Oaks Library
1800 S. Fifth St.
Austin, TX 78704