The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people but the silence over that by the good people.
– Martin Luther King, Jr.
As much as December offers a time to look back reflectively on the year that was, January brings a clean slate to begin again. It provides us with the opportunity to re-commit to the process of living congruent with our values and the life we genuinely aspire to live. Sometimes summoning our will isn’t enough because as homeostatic beings, we need transformation to come from a deeper place within us if it is to be lasting. Finding ways to re-inhabit our own body and surrounding ourselves with social support can be essential in re-aligning our life. Spending time in nature and with animals is another aspect. The sense of feeling that we belong to a greater whole can be fostered by the micro-experience of feeling well-connected to those who are nearby, regardless of species.
In 2016, Living Ubuntu will be increasing its emphasis on support for health, well-being and compassion – for us as individuals, and for the greater whole that extends far beyond humanity only.
For now, I want to let you know about the upcoming opportunities to help us ‘get out of our head’ and ground us ‘down in our body’.
Beginning Saturday, February 5, In a Gentle Way You Can Shake Your World will offer five group sessions of Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercises (TRE). Instruction will be offered for those who seek to learn TRE for the first time and assistance in keeping the process moving for those already well-initiated. TRE is one of the things that has been extremely transformative for me personally and I have heard that time and again from others. I encourage you to join us. Space is limited, so register soon. Early registration ends February 3.
For those who just want to practice TRE with others who have already learned it, the non-facilitated TRE Group Shake will continue in February, twice a month.
And for anyone that wants to go deeper in their understanding of trauma, either for personal reasons or to help others, we will offer the TRE Certification Training modules later this year in San Diego.
Next email I will fill you in on our new project that I am very excited about, Living Vegan. Living Vegan’s first event will be at the end of this month referred to as Veganuary.
Come join us Sunday, January 31 for a free screening of the exceptional documentary, Forks Over Knives.
Thank you for staying engaged,
Barbara English, LMFT, CBT, TRE Certification Trainer
Co-founder and Executive Director, Living Ubuntu
Every human being truly becomes a human by means of relationships with other human beings
Orange County for Climate Action (OCCA) Meeting
Wednesday January 20, 6:30 – 8:00p
1151 Dove Street #210, Newport Beach
A Screening of Forks Over Knives (Living Vegan)
Sunday, January 31, 6:30pm – 9:00pm
TRE Group Shake
Thursday, February 4, 4:00pm – 5:00pm
In a Gentle Way You Can Shake Your World – 5 sessions
Begins: Saturday, February 6, 9:30am – 11:30am
Living Vegan meeting
Thursday February 11, 6:30pm – 8:00pm
1151 Dove Street #210,Newport Beach
OCCA event on solar energy — more info soon!
Sunday, February 28, 6:30pm
Golden West College 10th Annual Peace Conference — more info soon!
Friday, April 22, 8:30am – 5:00pm
Gene Baur at Soka University — more info soon!
Saturday, April 23, 9:30am – 12:00pm (vegan lunch afterward)
TRE Certification Training, Module I – early registration through April 1
Friday, April 29 – Sunday May 1