The 11th Hour – this Sunday!

Today, more than ever before, life must be characterized by a sense of Universal responsibility, not only nation to nation and human to human, but also human to other forms of life.
 – Dalai Lama

Hi everyone,

This email is intended as just one more friendly reminder about Sunday night’s event – we are all very excited about it and we want you to be a part of it!

Orange County for Climate Action (a recently formed partnership between Living Ubuntu and United Nations Association of Orange County) is hosting its very first event this coming Sunday, November 23 6:30p in Irvine.
We will be screening the powerful, extremely well-done film, THE 11TH HOUR, introducing you to OCCA, and having a conversation after the film exploring what we all can do at this critical, essential choice-point in our shared history. Continue reading

Toward a More Peaceful World: Dr. David Berceli, TRE & Living Ubuntu’s 10th Birthday Celebration!


Hi everyone,

This time of year gets really full, really fast for most of us, so I wanted to bring your attention to a few items now before you get way super-busy looking over all the myriad recipes delineating best, tastiest, most creative ways to prepare your Thanksgiving Tofurky :)

First - Registration is now open for Living Ubuntu’s 10th Birthday Celebration, Toward a More Peaceful World. We have two incredible events planned and we are all very excited!

Come join us in Huntington Beach January 17-18, 2015, for a 2-day TRE workshop given by our good friend and international trauma expert, Dr. David Berceli, creator of TRE. Then, after a day of releasing stress, tension, and trauma, we can relax, play and have fun at the Living Ubuntu Birthday Celebration, Saturday evening, January 17th. Dave hasn’t been out this way in quite a while, so we are likely to get full quickly. Make sure you register early! Continue reading

Toward a More Peaceful World: A 2-day TRE Workshop with Dr. David Berceli & Living Ubuntu’s 10th Birthday Celebration, January 17-18 in Orange County

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External conflict comes to an end with the dawn of internal peace.
 – David Berceli
LIVING UBUNTU
GOLDEN WEST COLLEGE PEACE STUDIES PROGRAM
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE FOR BIOENERGETIC ANALYSIS

Celebrate Living Ubuntu’s 10th Birthday!

Toward a More Peaceful World

Dr. David Berceli and Tension & Trauma Releasing Exercises (TRE)

A 2-day workshop and evening birthday celebration

Saturday January 17 – Sunday January 18, 2015

Golden West College
15744 Goldenwest St
Huntington Beach, California, 92647

Click Here to Register Now

2-Day TRE Workshop with Dr. Berceli
Saturday January 17 – Sunday January 18

9a-4:30p each day

Early Registration for 2-day (by December 19, 2014): $210.00
Registration for 2-day (December 20, 2014 – January 14, 2015): $260.00
Early Registration for Saturday-only (by December 19, 2014): $110.00
Registration for Saturday-only (December 20, 2014 – January 14, 2015): $160.00
(Day-of registration is subject to availability: $300.00 )
Open to the public.
CEUs available for LMFTs & LCSWs (see below. for details).
Golden West College Humanities Building #107
*** If you are experiencing financial hardship, please contact us***

Evening Birthday Celebration
Saturday January 17

6p-8:30p

Early Registration (by December 19, 2014): $35.00
Registration (December 20, 2014 – January 14, 2015): $40.00
At-the-door: $50.00
Golden West College Student Center

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Net proceeds will benefit Living Ubuntu’s Trauma Recovery for East African Refugees in San Diego.

Coming from out of town? The Hotel Huntington Beach [hotelhb.com], 1 mile from Golden West College, has rooms available at the reduced rate of $119.00 per night. Call the hotel at 1-714-891-0123 by no later than December 16, 2014 and say you are with “Living Ubuntu” to reserve a one- or two-bed room. This rate is not available by registering on the hotel website.

Questions? Contact us: info@livingubuntu.org, 949.891.2005.

Cancellation Policy: Fees are refundable less $10.00 processing fee, if written request received by January 10, 2015.

More about the workshop

2-day TRE Workshop with Dr. David Berceli
Saturday January 17 & Sunday January 18
9a-4:30p each day

Dr. David Berceli is coming to Southern California! Our good friend and international trauma expert, Dr. Berceli, creator of Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercises (TRE) has graciously accepted our invitation to join our celebration by giving a 2-day workshop. We are very excited about this opportunity as it was meeting Dave and learning TRE that prompted us to start Living Ubuntu in the first place.

We are grateful for the endorsement of the Golden West College Peace Studies Program. Dr. Berceli has spent much of his life in many of the world’s worst conflict zones teaching conflict resolution and trauma recovery. Beyond his global expertise, he brings a contagious optimism for increasing healing in ourselves and in those around us. He is uniquely suited to helping us deepen our understanding of what is required to bring about a more peaceful world.

Tension & Trauma Releasing Exercises (TRE) is an easy to learn body-centered method created by Dr. David Berceli. Successfully used in many different countries and conflict zones, it is a simple technique that helps release stress or tension from the body that accumulates from every day circumstances of life, difficult situations, immediate or prolonged stressful situations, or traumatic life experiences (e.g., natural disasters, social or domestic violence, PTSD). Symptoms of unresolved trauma or chronic stress may include difficulties such as anxiety, depression, insomnia, body pain or trouble concentrating.

TRE consists of six simple exercises that help individuals release tension from the muscles, which in turn relaxes the anxiety of our minds, by evoking a muscular shaking process in the body. The exercises elicit this shaking in a controlled and sustained manner. When evoked in this way, this shaking, also called “neurogenic tremors“, begins to release deep chronic muscular tension held within the body.

David Berceli, Ph.D. is an international expert in the areas of trauma intervention and conflict resolution. He is the creator of Tension & Trauma Releasing Exercises (TRE).  This revolutionary technique is designed to help release the deep tension created in the body during a traumatic experience or through chronic stress.  He is also the energetic and creative founder and CEO of Trauma Recovery Services.

Dave has spent two decades living and working in nine countries providing trauma relief workshops and designing recovery programs for international organizations around the world.  He has lived and worked extensively in Israel/Palestine, Sudan, Uganda, Kenya, Yemen, Egypt, and Lebanon. He is fluent in English and Arabic.

David is unique in that he holds a solid academic and experiential grounding in therapeutic body-work and psychotherapy, including training in Bioenergetic Analysis. He integrates that with a keen understanding of the intertwining dynamics of religion and ethnic customs.  This combination has allowed him to develop unique and specific processes that enable people from all parts of the world to manage and move beyond personal trauma as well as bring healing and reconciliation between diverse groups.

See also:

Continuing Education for LMFTs & LCSWs: Each day of workshop attendance meets the qualifications for 6 hours of continuing education credit as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Southern California Institute for Bioenergetic Analysis (SCIBA) is a BBS approved provider #PCE602.

More about the celebration

Evening Birthday Celebration
Saturday January 17
6p-8:30p

In addition to the workshop all day Saturday and Sunday, we are hosting a Saturday evening event to celebrate Living Ubuntu’s 10th birthday. This will give us a chance to have some fun together, reflect back on the past ten years, and look forward to our continued local work with some of the region’s most vulnerable populations.

Over the years, Living Ubuntu has hosted many events that focused on very serious topics. Amidst living in a world where there are so many challenging issues, this full-of-heart birthday celebration will give us a chance to lighten up, connect, relax and play — well-timed after a day of TRE taught by Dr. Berceli in the day-time workshop.

Click Here to Register Now

Questions? Contact us: info@livingubuntu.org, 949.891.2005.


Ubuntu: a person is a person through other persons

Ubuntu [ubuntu] n. South African: Humanity or fellow feeling; kindness.

Our first OCCA event – A Screening of The 11th Hour Nov 23 in Irvine

The 11th Hour

‘Science has spoken,’ UN secretary-general Ban Ki-Moon said during the report’s release. ‘Time is not on our side.’
With so much at stake, why do people fail to act? What’s happening inside their brains?
Your brain on climate change: why the threat produces apathy, not action


Hi everyone,

At this critical point in our history, the essential recognition is that we are all part of the whole, and sit within nature itself as part of it. Despite the challenge our neurological tendencies present, gathering together in pursuit of the common good has never been more important. I am therefore extremely pleased to invite you to join us for Orange County for Climate Action’s very first public event, A Screening of The 11th Hour.

We need everyone to be part of this conversation. All details are above.

Please join us.

In the spirit of Ubuntu,

Barbara English, LMFT
Founder & Executive Director, Living Ubuntu
livingubuntu.org
(949) 891-2005

[Ubuntu] n. Every human being truly becomes a human by means of relationships with other human beings.

 

Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercises (TRE) Global Certification Module I Training in San Diego

Trauma induced behavior cannot be rectified with the use of traditional crisis intervention techniques that depend on logical processing because trauma behavior is an illogical, instinctual response not under the control of the rational brain.
- Dr. David Berceli

LIVING UBUNTU
&
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE FOR BIOENERGETIC ANALYSIS

Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercises (TRE)
Global Certification Module I Training

This workshop is open to the public.

Friday, May 1 – Sunday, May 3, 2015
9:30a – 5:00p each day

San Diego, CA

Early registration (by March 31): $400.00
Registration (April 1 – April 24): $450.00

Space is limited, register early!

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Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercises (TRE) Global Certification Module II Training in San Diego

LIVING UBUNTU
&
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE FOR BIOENERGETIC ANALYSIS

Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercises (TRE)
Global Certification Module II Training

This workshop is open to those have completed Module I and are in the certification process.

Friday, October 9 – Sunday, October 11, 2015
9:30a – 5:00p each day

San Diego, CA

Early registration (by August 31, 2015): $400.00
Registration (September 1, 2015 – September 30, 2015): $450.00

Space is limited, register early!

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Research Update – Phase 3: Trauma Recovery for East African Refugees in San Diego

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Have you ever taken a risk to venture out and do something – knowing it might not go the way you hope – and then had it turn out better than you ever imagined it could?

This Saturday will be Session #8 of Phase 3: Trauma Recovery for East African Refugees in San Diego. If you haven’t been following this 8-week research project – we are working with more than 40 women in San Diego – half in a Control Group, and half in a Treatment group who have been learning the method created by Dr. David Berceli, Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercises (TRE).

Before we started there was no way to know if we could recruit enough women, well-suited to the research parameters, who would be willing to be part of the research, and show up for eight weeks in a row – on time. Continue reading