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.
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.
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. There are two intensives being offered in 2018. These are opportunities 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
$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 (firstname.lastname@example.org, 415-794-2579). Thank you!
2018 Stillwater Meditation Intensives
Sunday, July 1st, 1pm – 4pm
Sunday, December 23rd, 1pm – 4pm
$50 per intensive
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!
A blend of the aforementioned Massage approach with an integration of Counseling and Meditation Instruction as indicated by the client’s need. 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.
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.
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.