“There is more to life than simply increasing it’s speed.”
Let’s try something… Take a deep breath. How does it feel? Do you feel your belly move? Or was the movement higher, up in your chest and shoulders? Does it feel tight, effort-ful and constricted? Or open, easy and rhythmic?
Most of us in our society tend to have pretty shallow breathing. Unlike the free, open breath of a newborn baby, most people do the bare-minimum breathing. Yes, it’s enough to keep us going, but how many of us can say that we feel “full of life”? Shallow breathing blocks access to deep feelings. We spend our days just trying to keep up with the million things-to-do, there is little time left to slow down, breathe and reflect. And for many of us, after so much time spent “on the go”, when we do stop and try to take a deep, calming breath, we can’t even do it. Is it any wonder that sometimes life feel like a blur?
We’ve been noticing this hectic pace in our own lives as well. Simply arranging a dinner or trying to have a phone call requires so much back-and-forth effort. Why is everyone so busy? What is underneath all this frenzied-ness? At a pure body level, this is what chronic stress looks like. No wonder there are so many blank eyes, tight shoulders, and painful lower backs. All this focus on “doing”, keeps us out of our feelings and our bodies pay the price. We have forgotten how to let down, even when we want to.
We wanted to tackle this issue of chronic busyness and overwhelm head on. On Saturday, February 26th, our good friend Tarra Stariell will present No time to think, No time to breathe… Is this me? Tarra is a therapist in private practice with over 16 years of experience and specializes in working with trauma and dissociative disorders. We are really glad she is willing to offer her help with this ultra-common struggle here in Orange County. All details are on the website.
We hope you will join us.
No time to think, No time to breathe… Is this me?
Southern California Institute for Bioenergetic Analysis
Saturday, February 26 2011
9:30a – 1:00p
Orange County, CA
Why is it so hard to keep up? Where is the time for me? Why do I feel so lost in my own life?
Join us for a workshop about our overwhelmed lives and how to find our way back to a healthy balance.
This is a not-for-profit event. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.
Advance registration is required. Please visit http://livingubuntu.org/events for more information.
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