Consciousness Counseling

Consciousness Counseling

A practice of being present with what is, exactly as it is, inspired by many spiritual and psychological traditions. Influences include: Western Non-dualism, Advaita Vedanta, Native American Wisdom, Carl Rogers (Person Centered Therapy), Friz Perls (Gestalt Therapy), Eugene Gendlin (Focusing), Object Relations, Expressive Arts, Play Therapy, Sandplay, Biofeedback and Somatics, Body-oriented Psychotherapies, and Addiction / Codependence Recovery. Individuals, couples, and people in myriad relationships all benefit from this supportive space of transformation.

 

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Conscious Couples Counseling

Conscious Couples Counseling

Rain has been working with couples for many years traversing the realms of sexuality, new relationships, parenting, discernment, open relationships, communication, major life decisions, and more! Level 3 trained in the Gottman Method, techniques are dyadic and evidence based. Prior research in orgasm, sensuality, pleasure, and the nature of relationships also gives Rain an approach that is both soft and encouraging while being deliberate and engaging. Greatly influenced by spiritual counseling and psychophysiology, the presence in the room allows for the couple to do the necessary work that will make a lasting and positive difference over time.

 

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Stillwater Meditation

Stillwater Meditation

Unfolding and relaxing into one’s natural and undivided self, this present moment is beginningless and eternal. Within our weekly group, a safe space is provided for meditators to explore one’s own relationship with life, ask questions, rest with deep inquiry, be compassionate toward perceived blocks, and melt into the infinite. Additional group meditations and private instruction are available upon request. The Winter Intensive is approaching on Sunday, December 23rd! This is an opportunity to deepen one’s practice. Abundant time in silence as well as satsang will be offered.

Stillwater Meditation Weekly Group

Sundays from 10:00am – 11:00am, Pacific Time

  • Please arrive at 9:45 to get settled and check in. We will begin in silence at 10am. Thank you!

$15 drop in, subscription plans available

Participants may join online or by phone. There are a few spaces most weeks for in person participants. If you would like to see if a spot is available, please contact Rain (meditation@rainelizabeth.org, 415-794-2579). Thank you!

Sunday, October 14th – Small Practice Room, EBHC, 1840 Alcatraz Avenue, Berkeley, California

  • 6 in person seats available and many more online and by phone

Sunday, October 21st – Coming Home Meditation Room, EBHC, 1840 Alcatraz Avenue, Berkeley, California

  • 20 in person seats available and many more online and by phone

Sunday, October 28th – Coming Home Meditation Room, EBHC, 1840 Alcatraz Avenue, Berkeley, California

  • 20 in person seats available and many more online and by phone

 

 

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2018 Stillwater Meditation Winter Intensive

Sunday, December 23rd

12pm – 1pm: Japa Instruction and Practice, $15

1pm – 4pm: Intensive, $50  

Coming to both? $60 total ($5 discount)

 

All groups and intensives are held at the East Bay Healing Collective, 1840 Alcatraz Avenue, Berkeley, California 94703. Please ring bell for EBHC at the front door. Thanks!

Emotional Integrative Bodywork

Emotional Integrative Bodywork

A blend of various massage approaches with an integration of counseling and meditation instruction or spirituality exploration as indicated by the client’s need. The massage techniques used are swedish, shiatsu, reflexology, and polarity (a form of energy work). EIB sessions are multi-modal by design. Honoring the body, mind, emotions, and spirit, healing is facilitated on many levels. Because of this, transformation is more easily maintained as a body of work is completed. EIB leaves clients feeling more awake, aware, alive, and connected with what is truly important in one’s life. Trauma resolution, embodiment, and major life decisions are all examples of experiences addressed through this comprehensive modality.

 

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Family Coaching

Family Coaching

Whatever is in your heart about being a parent or caregiver will be listened to, honored, and deeply considered. A simple, clear, and thoughtful approach to parenting and the self care needed to do so well is shared through sessions in person, by phone, or online. Practical tools and suggestions are given to try in your own way and own time, with the follow through necessary to discover what works best for you and your loved ones. Conception, postpartum, family decision making, nursing / weaning, school searches, sibling relations, aggression, multi-generational family relationships, anxiety, depression, anger, boundaries, emotions, eating styles, daily routines, rituals and celebrations, sleep, attunement, intimacy, sexuality, death / dying, and loss are all examples of parenting issues successfully addressed. Many theorists have influenced this work, including Patty Wipfler’s Parenting by Connection approach of nourishing the sacred space that is family.

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Hand in Hand Listening Groups starting soon! These are hour long groups that meet weekly at a predetermined time. 3-4 participants call in and take turns listening and sharing. Time is divided evenly, and your turn can be used to off load the emotions of and related to parenting and/or ask a question in support of you and your family on your journey. Groups meet for a specific number of weeks and are $45 per session with the full amount due prior to the first meeting. Email or call Rain to inquire about group availability. 

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“The sacred is the reality of you. It’s the reality of everything.” – Adyashanti

“Healing is being present with what is, exactly as it is.”

– Rain Elizabeth Stickney

“If we could untangle the mysteries of life and unravel the energies which run through the world; if we could evaluate correctly the significance of passing events; if we could measure the struggles, dilemmas, and aspirations of mankind, we could find that nothing is born out of time. Everything comes at its appointed moment.” – Joseph R. Sizoo

“The point is to learn from whatever is experienced, whether it’s liked or disliked, beautiful or ugly. Everything will teach us if we let it.” – Ajahn Amaro, Finding the Missing Peace

“Meditation is not a technique to master; it is the highest form of prayer, a naked act of love and effortless surrender into the silent abyss beyond all knowing.” – Adyashanti

“The symbols of the self arise in the depths of the body.”

– C.G. Jung

“The body tells a story. It is, in fact, a living autobiography.”

– Elaine Mayland

“When hearts are open and awake, we bring warmth and blessings to our community and the world.” – Jack Kornfield

“The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.”

– Aristotle

“If you find an intelligent companion,
A fellow traveler,
A sage of good conduct,
You should travel together,
Delighted and mindful.”
– The Dhammapada, translated by Gil Fronsdal

“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, because what the world needs is people who have come alive!” – Howard Thurman

“The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself.” – Anna Quindlen

“We cannot say that there is no past or no future, only that past, present, and future occur in the timeless Now.” – Dorothy Hunt

“Eye contact, gentle touch, warmth in our voices, and caring words are balm for your child’s being.” – Patty Wipfler

“This sky where we live is no place to lose your wings so love, love, love.” – Hafiz

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