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March Events Series

CIHS Community Event Series Presents:

Two Weekend Workshops & Elemental Psychology Event

Elemental Psychology: The Empowered Mind

5 Ways of Inner Power for Healing & Transformation

Presented by Dr. Asa Hershoff

Wednesday March 14th 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The 5-Element model is not just a theory, but a practical and unique way of understanding and changing the mind, the body, and even the outer world. One of the oldest and widespread ideas in human history, it applies to the whole spectrum of life, from cell to soul. In this introductory talk, you will learn how this simple template of mind solves much of the problems and confusion of both modern day psychology and spirituality.

About Dr. Hershoff:

Dr. Asa Hershoff is a pioneer in natural health care and bioenergy medicine, practicing for over forty years as a chiropractor, naturopath and classical homeopath. He founded the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in 1978 and learned empathic energy work over a period of sixteen years-also entering deeply into the study of Tibetan Buddhism. During the traditional 3-year, 3-month retreat, he gained a deep realization of the Five Elements as the basis of human health, psychology, and spiritual development. He has spent three decades refining and applying these ideas in his professional practice. Fusing modern psychology and bioenergetic medicine with ancient wisdom practices, Asa focuses on teaching this remarkable system in the form of 5-Elemental Healing, Elemental Psychology and Elemental Mindfulness

Dying Consciously: The Greatest Journey

Dr. Ji Hyang Padma

Saturday March 10th 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Sunday March 11th 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Open to the Community and CIHS Students (2 credit course)

The Dying Consciously Program is a service dedicated to helping people make their final transitions. It is designed for all people involved in the dying process: the individual, caregivers, family members and friends. It offers a message of hope with easy to follow steps: it is possible to bring dignity and peace back to the dying process.

The core teaching of the Living and Dying Consciously Program is that we can come to the end of a life with grace.

The insight and practices woven into the Great Death Rites practiced by the great wisdom traditions allow us to understand the kind of psychological and energetic closure needed. They provide specific steps to bring reconciliation and healing both to the loved ones and to the person dying.

All of us, at some point, will be at the bedside of a dying person-this seminar is a training in being present, supporting the dying person in a way that is simple and yet thorough.

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about the Greatest Journey and the resources available.

Dr. Ji Hyang Padma serves as the Director of the Comparative Religion & Philosophy Program at the California Institute for Human Science; she also teaches at Omega Institute. Ji Hyang has done intensive Zen training and teaching for 25 years. She integrates Eastern and Western psychology with indigenous and core shamanic healing and energy psychology

Creative Fire

Dr. Bryan (Sage) Rill, Ph.D.

Saturday March 17th 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Sunday March 18th 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Open to the Community and CIHS Students (2 credit course)

To paraphrase Einstein, the challenges we face in business and in our communities, nationally and globally, cannot be addressed at the level of thinking that created them. The times we live in desperately call for leaders who have awakened all their intelligences and have the skills and tools to release the creative potential of the people they lead.

If you are a leader or change agent with the passion to make a difference, we want to help you on this journey. Our aim is to help you awaken your highest potential and apply it to creating breakthroughs in your own life and the world. Creative Fire is a unique leadership program — a transformational journey inside yourself that resources you for the next phase of your life’s journey, both professional and personal.

In this workshop, we introduce eight energies that unlock creative potential. As you learn to awaken them, you find a new power to bring different ways of knowing into balance. This releases creativity so you can catalyze breakthrough in your teams, your strategies and yourselves.

  • Registration fee for outside community members: $325

  • For CIHS graduate students: Two unit academic course credit fee.

  • Contact Tamiko for registration at: Ph: 760-634-1771 Fax:760-634-1772

  • Admissions:

Bryan (Sage) Rill, PhD

Anthropologist, Experience Designer, Catalyst, Coach

Dr. Bryan Rill helps people tap into their creative potential and cultivate the leadership capacities needed for the 21st century. He is cofounder of the Co-Creation Initiative and the Eliad Group, two organizations that aim to transform people and organizational cultures, by design.

Bryan designs and delivers co-creative learning programs, as well as “train the trainer” programs in which teachers can learn how to facilitate this art.

He seeks to deepen these experiences by cultivating core capacities such as mindfulness, dialogue, and insight-which together facilitate creative breakthroughs.

Bryan’s work stems from over two decades of inquiry into human consciousness, a journey that has taken him from exploring transformative media environments to training with monks in the mountains of Japan. As President of the Society for the Anthropology of Consciousness, Bryan is constantly exploring new ways of knowing and being. He is author of a book on self-mastery and empowerment in Japan (in press), and is currently writing a practitioner’s handbook titled “The Art of Co-Creation.” His scholarship and firsthand experiences serve as a foundation for the design of transformative leadership and creative programs.

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