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
CARL WILKENS FELLOWSHIP
THE GRAIN PROJECT

I-ACT
SAN DIEGO TRAUMA-INFORMED GUIDE TEAM
TRE, LLC
 

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

2-Page Event Flyer

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

9a-4:30p each day

Registration through January 14 for:
2-day & Celebration: $280.00
2-day & Celebration – group rate: $210.00 per person
2-day only: $260.00

2-day only – group rate: $190.00
1-day only (Saturday): $160.00

(Day-of registration is subject to availability, 1-day-Saturday-only: $200.00, 2-day: $300.00)
Open to the public.
CEUs available for LMFTs & LCSWs (see below. for details).
Golden West College Humanities Building #107
campus map – free parking in lots I and J
*** If you are experiencing financial hardship, please contact us***

Evening Birthday Celebration
Saturday January 17

6p-8:30p

Evening Birthday Celebration (through January 14): $40.00
At-the-door: $50.00
Golden West College Student Center
campus map
free parking in lots I and J

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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 (extended!) December 31, 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, .

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.

These exercises are similar to and draw from the experience and wisdom of other traditions such as: Bioenergetics, Yoga, Tai Chi and other martial arts and Eastern practices.

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.

2-day-workshop-syllabus

See also:

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  • Please wear soft, flexible clothing that does not restrict breathing or movement.
  • Optional: Some of the exercises are done lying on the floor. While the workshop room is carpeted, please feel free to bring a mat or blanket to lie on to increase your comfort.
  • Workshop content and participation in somatic exercises, while safe and effective, could lead to physical or emotional upset. Each participant needs to stay within their own physical and emotional ability.

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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.

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Much gratitude to all of our partners, donors and sponsors!

LIVING UBUNTU
GOLDEN WEST COLLEGE PEACE STUDIES PROGRAM
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE FOR BIOENERGETIC ANALYSIS
CARL WILKENS FELLOWSHIP
THE GRAIN PROJECT
I-ACT
SAN DIEGO TRAUMA-INFORMED GUIDE TEAM
TRE, LLC
BLUE HEART COMMUNITY ACUPUNCTURE
BRIDGETTE HANNING
BUDDHAMOUSE EMPORIUM
COSTCO
CUMMINS & WHITE, LLP
LARA MONTAGNE PHOTOGRAPHY
MIDAN AL TAHRIR
MOTHER’S MARKET
PRP WINE INTERNATIONAL
STAPLES
STEVE KAYE PHOTOGRAPHY
SWEET SENSATIONS
THE LIVING TEMPLE
WHOLE FOODS

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.

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