Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy School - Sydney, Gold Coast, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane and Perth
Embodied Awareness through Listening Presence
A 3-Day Immersion
This intensive retreat supports you to develop greater presence and an ability to listen deeply.
Experience feeling safe and at home in your own body and explore practices to activate your Social Engagement System.
"The great challenge in our busy life and therapeutic practice is to stay connected within ourselves, physically present in our body without time-traveling into the past or future with our thoughts. Without presence we cannot listen; to ourselves or another. When we are listened to, we feel connected. When we’re not listened to we feel separate. Deep Listening Presence, being truly in the here and now, receptive and engaged in listening is healing. It's what people crave."
This retreat is largely experiential with some lecture and discussion, drawing on embodiment exercises, mindful speaking and listening, periods of silent practice, meditation, conscious breathing, guided visualization and movement.
Be more present in your own body; experience how embodied awareness truly feels.
Learn how to pause and be present in the most challenging moments.
Learn to be more present and connected with others on a deeper level.
Practice listening and communicating with others so that they feel deeply heard.
Develop your ability to listen and receive your intuitive/gut feelings.
Learn and practice the six modes of Listening Presence.
Learn powerful questions to connect with your body, mind and spirit.
Learn the neuroscience behind meditation and how it can benefit the brain and body.
Explore the Polyvagal Theory and practices to activate your Social Engagement System.
Learn strategies for having embodied presence with a history of trauma.
Return home with greater calmness, clarity and ease being in the present moment.
"I attended the Level 1 Craniosacral course, and through this and subsequent courses I was impressed and intrigued by the depth and integrity of Michael's presence. When he offered his Embodied Awareness through Listening Presence course in Sydney this year I was there with bells on.
The safety, integrity and kindness of the space Michael and all the attendees created in the course was beautiful and I came away feeling truly in my body for the first time in my life. I am now able to really listen to my family, my friends and my clients and offer the kind of presence and support they deserve. I am so grateful for the opportunity to be with those I love on a deeper level.
When day to day stresses and triggers knock me off balance, I can now find my way back to being present and am enjoying deepening my practice and continuing my discovery of myself. I highly recommended this course, for me in was life-changing." - Elissa